Category Archives: Events

Connecticut at Work Film Series presents Summer Stock

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This week marks the last screening in our Connecticut at Work Film Series with 1950′s Summer Stock, a lighthearted musical starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. The film will be introduced by Marc Longenecker, programming and technical director of the Film Department.

Date: Thursday, June 19
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies

Connecticut at Work Film Series presents “Since You Went Away”

Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 1.26.43 PMFrom Emily Brown ’12:

On campus for the summer? Missing the Film Series? The Connecticut at Work Film Series will be screening this classic film about women on the homefront during World War II, starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, and a teenage Shirley Temple. The film will be introduced by Jeanine Basinger, chair of the Film Studies department and founder of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. Come on out, escape the heat, and enjoy this beautiful 35mm print!

Date: Thursday, June 12
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies

Burlesque Forum

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From Naya Samuel ’14:

For anyone who saw the show, or heard of the show, or know nothing and want to know more, we are inviting you to come discuss any issues, questions, or concerns with some of the cast and directors. We love to explain why we take part in the show, and want to encourage people to question WesBurlesque and bring issues to us directly!

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Place: USDAN 110

COL370′s Runawayct.org Site Launch

From the students of COL 370:

Joseph Yannielli’s Digital Humanities class (COL370) is pleased to announce the  launch of Runawayct.org this Thursday, May 15 at 1:10pm in 41 Wyllys Rm.113. Runawayct.org is a digital humanities resource for the study of runaway slaves in Connecticut, conceived and executed by the students of COL370. The site provides free access to a searchable database of runaway slave ads published in the Connecticut Courant, accompanied by scholarly content providing context and insight into slavery-era Connecticut. Runawayct.org also provides interactive features for an enriched and engaging user experience, including a maps feature for geographic visualization of data on runaways. The project is intended for use in independent research and as an educational resource to be used by Connecticut area educators in US History classes and the like.

Refreshments will be provided by the department. We’d love to see you at the launch!

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 1:10 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm.113

Waste Not! 2014

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From Rachael Metz ’16 and Ari Lewenstein ’16:

It’s that time again – everyone is moving out, and you all have things you don’t want to store or take home with you. Have a lamp, power strip, couch, shampoo, Wheat Thins, or anything else in this realm that you DON’T want? Donate it to Waste Not! Keep an eye out for orange signs directing you to your nearest bin where you donate your items. Otherwise just check out this link.

On Saturday, May 17th, keep an eye out for orange-shirted volunteers who will help you organize and donate your items.

Modular Synthesizer Workshop

From Jason Brogan MA ’15:

As part of its Techné Series curated by Jason Brogan and Daniel Fishkin, the Experimental Music Group presents a modular synthesizer workshop led by Daren Ho and Jack Callahan of Control Synthesizers and Electronic Devices (South Williamsburg, Brooklyn).
Continuing its current theme of mixing, the workshop will focus especially on mixing non-audio sources as a way to achieve complex modulations.
Beginners, experts, musicians, non-musicians, and all others are invited!

Date: Monday, May 12 – today!
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Rehearsal Hall (in the CFA), Room 105
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Songs of Neely Bruce

From the CFA:

Baritone Christopher Grundy, pianist Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, and featured guest bassoonist Gary Bennett present a concert of vocal works by Mr. Bruce, “Volume One” of his songs for low voice.

Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 8 P.M.
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

IMPORTANT: Save the AFAM Department

10307419_10202554615700068_5965685835670638206_n(1)Friends! Stop what you’re doing and go to PAC 001 right now to discuss the current and future state of the African American Studies Program. Already understaffed, the department is losing two professors at the end of this year. If you want to learn what you can do to help, or brainstorm new ideas, Christan Hosam ’15 writes in with more information:

Our African-American Studies Program is disintegrating. Only two professors, Ashraf Rushdy and Lois Brown will remain in the Department after this year. In addition to teaching their respective courses, they will also be handling the administrative side of the Dept. as well. As members of the Wesleyan community, we all pay to attend this University and achieve a full range of academics. With the current state that the AFAM Dept. is in, we are thoroughly being cheated out of our college education and it is time to make noise about it. 

Clothing Swap

From the ever-smiling Jenessa Duncombe ’14:

Would you give someone the shirt off of your back? Do you not like that shirt very much anyway? Do you like to undress?
Bring your clothes, your friends, and your friends’ clothes to the clothing swap tomorrow to mix and match. This is FREE and all extra clothing will be donated to Goodwill.

Saturday, May 10
Time: 3-5 P.M.
Place: Exley Lobby

 

Vocal Debauchery Talks To You About Credit Card Debt

From those crazy kids of Vocal DebaucheryDebt-Settlement

Do you worry about the future? Are you plagued by crippling debt? But more importantly, do you love the delightful combination of a cappella and sketch comedy? If your answer to that last question was “yes!,” this show is the ideal entertainment for you. Come support our four seniors at their last show!

DATE: Today, Friday, May 9th
TIME: 5pm
PLACE: Alpha Delta Phi, the living room
COST: $0 (a.k.a. helping you get out of debt) (free entertainment!!!)
FACEBOOK: Yes.