Category Archives: Events

Priming Obesity: Automatic Effects of Food Marketing on Poor Diet – A talk with Dr. Jennifer Harris

television2From Professor Mike Robinson:

Dr. Jennifer Harris is a faculty member at the University of Connecticut and the Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Her research focuses on marketing and public health, with an emphasis on the unconscious effects of food marketing on behaviors, attitudes and motivation in children and adults. Come hear her talk about how junk food advertising negatively affects diet in children.

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Place: Judd 113

Film Series: The King and the Mockingbird (Le roi et l’oiseau)

1980. France. Dir: Paul Grimault. Animated. 87 min.

A pompous king falls in love with a girl in a painting; when she runs off with a chap in a nearby canvas, a kingdom-wide pursuit begins. Over its 32-year production this subversive hand-drawn marvel became a repository for the wildest imaginings of its creators and a profound influence on acolytes like Studio Ghibli.

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival. Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Understanding the ISIS Global Attacks: Policy Options Moving Forward- A Talk with Professor Emy Matesan

isis-flagCaroline Monahan ’16 writes in:

This is a critical moment in our world. Join Wes for Peace for a discussion with Professor Emy Matesan of the Government department on the recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, and the Sinai and alternative policy responses.

Professor Matesan will address questions of how the attacks fit in to ISIS’ larger strategy, the feasibility of military intervention, and the debate surrounding Syrian refugees.

Bring your ideas and questions to discuss with Professor Matesan and other students. Email Cyrus Nury (cnury(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or Caroline Monahan (cmonahan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) with any questions or concerns.

Date: Monday, November 23
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: PAC 002
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WESU Fall Pledge Drive!

wesu donate canFrom the inimitable Ben Goldberg ’17:

WESU’s Fall Pledge Drive is back again, just in time for the cold weather to set in! Listener contributions enable WESU to continue offering incredible programming like The Moondog Matinee which has been playing “oldies” every Saturday morning for nearly forty years. This pledge drive also supports locally produced public affairs shows like Think Twice Radio, a CT “watchdog” media show, and incredible new music shows, like Black Music Matters. To keep this type of unique community programming alive, WESU needs your support.

Following last spring’s successful pledge drive, WESU began implementing upgrades that will improve the service the 6000 watt station provides. Local listeners can now read “WESU 88.1FM - Alternative Radio Since 1939” displayed on their car stereos when tuned in. With your continued support, WESU can continue daily operations and move forward with planned upgrades, which include an exciting revamping of the the station’s studio spaces. During this pledge drive, WESU is also very excited to offer a new brand new limited edition T-shirt design as a gift for donors.

Thanks to the supporters who have already contributed to this effort, WESU is making progress towards their goal. However, the station still needs to raise $12,000 in community support before the end of November to bring this drive to a successfully end. Donations from the people who benefit from the services WESU provides are vital for the station’s continued operation.

Please donate online at or by sending a check to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St, 2nd Fl, Middletown, CT 06457.

The pledge drive runs through the end of this month.

Come work for the Shapiro Center!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASofi Goode ’17 writes in:

Apply to be the Spring 2016 Junior Fellow for the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing! This paid position is a wonderful opportunity to work closely with Writer-in-Residence Amy Bloom, collaborate with the Senior Fellow to plan Shapiro Center events, and continually reach out to Wesleyan’s vibrant writing community.

We are seeking an applicant that is adaptable, a self-starter, responsible, and in possession of a sense of humor (hilarity, while appreciated, is not required). A car as well as a mild interest in reading and writing are a huge plus. If interested, please shoot an email to Sofi Goode expressing your interest. Include your history with creative writing at Wesleyan, and an informal resume including any relevant experience. Please direct all questions and applications to sgoode(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.



Winter On Wyllys


From Amanda Roosa ’16:

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come back to Wesleyan a week early over winter break and jumpstart your job/internship search or focus on your personal career development––without the stress of classes and activities getting in the way.

The Career Center is offering the following classes from January 11th to 15th:

Film Series: Straight Outta Compton

2015. USA. Dir: F. Gary Gray. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. 147 min.


The rise and fall of N.W.A. is chronicled through three founding members – Dr. Dre, Eazy E, and Ice Cube (Jackson, ably playing his own father) – as they rap their way to world renown. Taking a cue from its electrifying soundtrack, Compton captures the vibrant, tumultuous culture of the times and the enduring influence of some of its most defiant artists.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Individual Tutoring Program: Coordinator Info Session

tutoring_promoFrom Ali Feldman ’17:

Looking for a leadership position on campus next semester?? Wanna change the ~world~??? WANT FREE MONDO___
Apply to replace Ali as the Individual Tutoring
Coordinator next semester!! I’m looking for a highly awesome
individual to run the program next semester while I am away. Even if you’re not yet part of the program, I still encourage you to consider applying. It’s a great leadership opportunity!!
(email me if you can’t come afelman[@]wesleyan[.]edu)
*****FREE MONDO PIZZA********** (like I’m ordering 4 pizzas so come)

Date: Sunday, November 22
Time: 8PM-9PM
Place: Albritton 304

Apply to be an Eco Facilitator!

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Mira Klein ’17 and Rachael Metz ’16 write in:

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking frosh and sophomores to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2016-2017 school year! Eco Facilitators (EFs) are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote sustainable lifestyles on campus within the context of global climate change and social inequality.

In Spring 2016, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum focused on theories and strategies for sustainable behavior change. Throughout the fall and spring of the 2016-2017 school year, EFs will be paid to implement these strategies, working with first-year students and Res Life to serve as a resource on how to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and take part in building a more sustainable campus community.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Saturday, December 5th. An information session will be held on Monday, November 30th at 12:15 PM in Usdan 108 . More information is available HERE, and you can apply HERE. Please email ecofacilitators(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions!

Info Session Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 12:15-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Application Deadline: Saturday, December 5