Category Archives: Events

Senior Voices Pre-Graduation Ceremony

11128794_2601616604106_8755473955718247919_nFrom Jenna Starr ’15:

Join your fellow graduating class for a special ceremony the evening before graduation! And of course, bring your family! We will be having senior student speakers Jenna Starr, Camille Casareno, and Jasmine Masand as well as a special speech by Robert Steele, Professor of Psychology.

Robert Steele earned his B.A. in biology from Whitman College in 1968 and his Ph.D., in 1973, from Harvard University, in Psychology and Social Relations. His research interests are broad, ranging from his book, Freud and Jung: Conflicts of Interpretation, to his work as Director of Diversity Connections, the interactive digital data base, for the Ford Foundation’s Initiative on Diversity in Higher Education.

He was honored as the first recipient of the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Award for his “outstanding work” and “commitment to social justice” in 2013 and in 2014 with the Binswanger Prize for Excellent in Teaching.

For thirty years, in classes ranging from Cultural Psychology to Myth, Magic and Movies (Harry Potter class), his teaching has focused on working with students to understand the ways in which sexism, racism and classism shape our society’s representations of differing demographic groups and warp our individual preferences and prejudices.

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
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Reception – Thesis Art Exhibition

zilkha-opening_eventFrom the CFA staff:

Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Co-sponsored by University Relations.

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Freestyle Love Supreme to perform at Wesleyan

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From A.N. Kini ’13:

In an event benefitting financial aid, Freestyle Love Supreme comes to campus during Reunion & Commencement. Tickets are $25 for this hiphop improv show–buy them before May 13! Performing are Andrew Bancroft ’00, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Arthur Lewis, and Chris Sullivan.

Deadline to buy tickets: Wednesday, May 13

Performance Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $25 (for financial aid!!!)

Study Break with Shapiro

22113_823473667727226_8003614795029697670_nFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Finals got you down? Come to Shapiro and eat our food! Enjoy free snacks, free coffee, and a nice place to study!

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 7 PM – midnight
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
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Sculpture II Show

flyersculpture2From the v v talented art side of Wesleyan:

Come to the CFA Zilkha South Gallery from 5 to 6:30 on Monday May 11 for some snazzy sculptures! Food and drinks will be provided.

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Zilkha South Gallery

The show features works from Elli Case-Pethica, Nathan Harris, Samantha Ho, Cecilia Lopez, gla 7, Raven Roberson, and Jackson Sabes.

Class of 2017 Study Break: Sundaes on Sunday

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This event is for the sophs, in case you missed the all-2017 emails we’ve been getting:

Come take a break from studying with the Class of 2017 Council! We will have coffee, ice cream, sorbet and all kinds of toppings! Please bring your WesID as this is a Class of 2017 event. Class of 2017 wristbands will also be available!

Date: Sunday, May 10 — tonight!
Time: 9-10:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 304

Desperate Measures: The Last Laugh Show

Breakfast-ClubFrom the comedy side of Wesleyan:

Finals may be hitting you hard, all the more reason to laugh!

Desperate Measures is doing their last show and also sending off 3(ish) wonderful people into the real world, Alex Donesky ’15, Noah Masur ’15 and Ariel Lesnick ’15- like when you release a duck back into the wild.

So join us! For laughs, tears, and celebrity…bestfriends!

Date: Sunday, May 10 — TONIGHT!
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Nics Lounge
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Stethoscope Press Release + Reading

11187135_10206410805530265_3655054205986905297_oFrom the folks at Stethoscope:

Now in its sixth year, Stethoscope Press is Wesleyan’s student-run publishing press. Each fall, we select several writers who work one-on-one with an editor to produce a book of original work over the course of two semesters.

This year, we’re proud to be publishing the largest and most diverse series of books yet: two memoirs, a play, an ethnography, and two collections of prose/poetry. Come hear these student authors read from their books:

Oh Lord Prepare Me by Rebecca Brill
Paul Bunyan & Babe the Big Blue Ox In The Land Of Gods & Monsters by Gabe Gordon
From the Mouth of the River by Janika Oza
You Guys Are The Best Listeners by Kathleen Radigan
Waiting Room by Avigayl Sharp
Modern Pilgrims by Ethan Tucker

Copies of the books will be distributed for free. Just in time for summer reading.

Date: Sunday, May 10 — TODAY!
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Place: Russell House

WesCycle Bike Generators Training, Recruitment and Free Smoothies

From the absolutely fabulous Katie “runs this school” McLaughlin ’15,

Are you interested in sustainable energy and exercise?
Wesleyan’s one and only bike generator group WesCycle is looking for members to join our team for tomorrow and beyond! If you want to learn a really incredible new skill, make some friends, and do some good for the world (and your thighs) this could be the student group you’ve been waiting for!
We will be powering a blender for delicious smoothies at the Feet to the Fire Riverfront Encounter event tomorrow from 12-5pm in Harbor Park. It should be a wonderful event with food, games, and music. We are actively recruiting new members to be trained to maintain the generators for next semester but also could really use some extra hands tomorrow.
If you are interested in helping out for any part of the Riverfront Encounter,  or if you are interested in helping out in the future but can’t make it tomorrow, please email kmclaughlin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Date: Just tomorrow or beyond!
Time: Event is 12-5pm but you can help for any period of time.
Place: Harbor Park near the CT river
Cost: Free smoothies!