Category Archives: Events

Film Series Special Event: Top Hat

Join us for an old-fashioned night at the movies: a 35mm screening of the 1935 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers picture Top Hat, preceded by a newsreel, short, and cartoon from the era — just like it would have been seen in its original release.

The most successful of the Astaire-Rogers films, Top Hat sees the two singing and dancing, flirting and bickering, as comedic and romantic mix-ups take them from London to an exquisite Art Deco rendering of Venice (as only Hollywood could build it). The score boasts a wealth of hummable Irving Berlin favorites, including “Cheek to Cheek” and “Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain).”

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

Middletown Day!

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If you’re sticking around this weekend to support the football team (and field hockey! and soccer! and volleyball! and the cheerleaders!) and connect with visiting alumni, why not also spend some time getting to know your neighbors? On Saturday, Wesleyan will host the Second Annual Middletown Day, where community members are invited to join Wes alumni, students, families, faculty and staff for some family-friendly fun. There will be a bounce house, face painter, and balloon artist, and the Middletown High School band will perform at halftime. Admission to the football game is free for Middletown residents, Wes students, and children under 12.

Place: The *Spirit Tent* on Andrus Field
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM (football game at 1:30 PM)
Homecoming Schedule

Ensemble Dedalus: COUNTING TO SEVEN


From Jason Brogan MA ’15:

The Experimental Music Group presents Counting to Seven, a new large scale work written by Tom Johnson for Ensemble Dedalus (France). Seven voices count to seven in about 30 different languages from all over the world. Each piece explores a way of counting as well as a language sonority giving birth to a new musical form. From Okinawa (dialect from Japan) whispering words to Malinke (Africa) rhythmic patterns with additional small percussions, each continent is represented. Counting to Seven receives support from the French Institute, French Government (DRAC), Région Languedoc-Roussillon and SPEDIDAM. Professor Neely Bruce will offer an introduction to the music of Tom Johnson.

Date: Today
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free

Elect Her–Campus Women Win Invitation

Leslie KnopeAre you shocked and appalled by the lack of female representation in political office? Want to be a super badass female politician one day?! Sadasia McCutchen ’17 invites you to apply to an incredibly awesome event geared toward people like you:

On November 1st, 2014, Connecticut College is hosting Elect Her-Campus
Women Win, a national program to encourage and train college women to
run for student government and political office. During this one-day,
4-hour training participants will practice hands-on campaign skills,
hear from inspiring speakers such as Mayor of Norwich, Deborah Hinchey
and communications expert, Deborah MacDonnell, and discuss research on
women in government. The skills learned in this workshop, like
networking and building an elevator speech, will transfer to many
leadership roles, not just student government.

Call for Submissions To [That Untitled Project]

tumblr_nd7geb9FzA1u12cx2o6_1280From Cade Leebron ’14:

This is a call for submissions to an online anthology/”capsule collection” of writing and art on the topics of gender, sexuality, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. Please submit nonfiction, poetry, and any art. Submissions close on November 14th.

More info at http://thatuntitledprojectwes.tumblr.com/. Questions? Email thatuntitledproject[at]gmail[dot]com (at least the namelessness is really consistent…) (at some point, there will be a name).

Submission Deadline: November 14th at midnight

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Submit to the Ankh!

10700387_905741066121464_2204127278724933623_oVia Savannah Turner ’16:

This semester, we want you to submit to The Ankh, Wesleyan’s Student of Color Publication. We want your voices represented! Our print publication will be released in late November and it will be full of poetry, articles, interviews,artwork, etc all created and compiled by students of color. The flyer below is posted around campus and has some details on it. We will be accepting submissions until November 2.You can submit whatever you want on any topic. We even have the capacity to publish videos or music through our blog, twitter, and facebook page.

If you would like to submit just email theankh[at]wesleyan.edu and let us know what you’re thinking of putting together. We are happy to work with you during the process if you’d like. Please email all submissions with a few images that you feel go along with your piece in some way.

Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with interesting articles and news about people of color on and off campus!
Look out for our blog, which will be released soon!
Follow us on Twitter!

Date: November 2nd
Place: theankh[at]wesleyan.edu

The (Un)Divided City

ss-091102-berlin-wall-22_ss_fullFrom Miranda Haymon ’16 and Wy Ming Lin ’16:

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Studies Department has received a grant from the German Embassy in Washington DC and is looking for creative submissions pertaining to the historic event. Submissions can include a poem, a 1000-word essay, a one-page cartoon, a digital story, or even a collage. The best three submissions will receive gift card prizes of $200, $100, and $50 respectively. Please submit all entries to Debbie Pozzetti in Fisk 401 by November 9 at 4:00PM.

If you have any questions, please send them to Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield at ibork(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. For more events about the Fall of the Wall, please visit the many talks on campus throughout the month.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 9, at 4 PM
More information here.

West College Open Mic the Third

From Josh Davidoff ’18:

The Event will be held in the Cafe of West College at the University of Wesleyan, on Wednesday the 15th of October in the Two Thousand and Fourteenth Year of Our Lord.

Signups will take Place at Eight o’ the Clock PM, Eastern Standard Time. The Show will commence at Eight Thirty PM. Please restrain your Act to Six (6) Minutes or fewer.

Check out the event on Facebook!

Date: Wednesday, October 15
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Studio Performance—Fleur D’Orange; Hind Benali, Artistic Director

From Andrew Chatfield:

“The multi-talented Hind Benali is at the forefront of the contemporary dance scene in Morocco.”
—Morocco: Globalization and its Consequences

Choreographer/dancer Hind Benali founded the contemporary dance company Fleur D’Orange in 2006 in Casablanca, Morocco—a culture where women do not dance publicly—following her initial training in ballet and later travels to France and sub-Saharan Africa. At Wesleyan, Ms. Benali will present a studio showing with her collaborators and talk about her work, which explores the limits and freedoms of her country’s history and current practices, and the many layers of gender, culture, and religion. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown, Connecticut
Cost: Free