Category Archives: Events

Newly Crafted

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i googled “cozy winter crafting” and found this lovely craft blog and i am pleasantly surprised

From Jennifer Gagne ’19:

Come destress from the first week of winter session, your workouts at Freeman, or attempt to fill the void that is Winter@Wes with some coloring and chill. @ 202 Washington #free

Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Recess House (202 Wash)
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Apply to Be the Communication and Outreach Intern for the Sustainability Office!

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From Ariel Garber ’17:

Are you interested in sustainability? Want to help lead change on campus? Want to learn more about web design and pick up some communication skills? Then consider applying to be the Communication and Outreach Intern starting in February 2017!

This awesome job will have you working on publicizing events & projects all throughout campus to promote sustainability! You will also be involved in strategic planning for the office and act as liaison between administration, faculty, staff and students. You’d be working within an established structure with as much support as needed! It’s a great opportunity to learn how to be an operator of change with an important issue! Apply through the Google Form below by Sunday, January 29!

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 29
~*~APPLY HERE~*~

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

From Lucy De Souza (BA ’16, MA ’17, part of this cast forever):

Another semester, another Rocky Horror!

We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey- a journey through the craziest night in the lives of the newly engaged Brad and Janet. After a flat tire halts their trip to see an old science teacher, the couple stumbles upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, filled with servants, groupies, party guests, and his very own live experiment. Come see the campiest, sexiest horror parody movie this side of Denton! Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s very own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performs the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience participation.

Dressing up in your finest corsets, fishnets, and heels STRONGLY encouraged!

Doors Open at 11:00
Pre-Show Begins 11:30
Show Starts Midnight
**FREE and unticketed**

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/353026791720774/

Starring:
Frank-n-Furter – Ryan McMahon
Janet – Darci Collins
Brad – Elizaveta Kravchenko
Riff Raff – Charlie Barrett
Magenta – Rhea Drozdenko
Columbia – Sarah Jacobs
Rocky – Lucy De Souza
Eddie/Dr. Scott – Kira Stern
Crim – Sivan Basha Piatigorsky-Roth
MC – Anthony Sertel Dean
Trixie – Aliya Shecter
Transylvanians – Lucy Paige Rubin (Director), Olivia Riddick (Director), Aliya Shecter, Ava Biery, Brenda Quintana, Kimberly Hipo, Kylie Moynihan

Date: Friday, December 9
Time: 11PM-2AM
Place: The Ring Family Performance Hall (formerly the CFA Hall)

MICRO ABIERTO

From the RL&L Department:

CELEBREMOS EL FINAL DEL SEMESTRE CON NUESTRO TALENTO COLECTIVO

canta, actúa, recita, rapea, cuenta chistes…
algo tuyo o no, sol@ o acompañad@
¡pero haz algo!

RSVP: envía un email a WesHISPevent[at]gmail[dot]com con el asunto “Micro abierto”

Date: Friday, December 9
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Highway Common Room, 300 High Street

 

 

Wesleyan Thinks BIG: Fall 2016

wtb-black-2016Catherine Wulff ’18 writes in:

Wesleyan Thinks BIG is a TED-talk style event where Wesleyan’s beloved professors and administrators are asked to speak for about 10 minutes on an experience, a personal passion, an existential question, etc. It’s a way to bring the community together outside of the classroom and think BIG!

Our speakers for Fall 2016:

  • Iris Bork-GoldField (GRST): “Thank you for Smoking. The Unintended Consequences of Lucky Strikes”
  • Danielle Vogel (ENGL): “Narrative & Nest”
  • Renee Thornton-Johnson (Dean C/O 2018): “How to Excel in College By Cultivating Membership in A Community of Practice”
  • Khalil Johnson (AFAM): “Settler Colonial Blues: Musings from the Margins of Black and Indigenous History

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Apply to Work with a Thesis Mentor!

aww-kitten-on-a-computerFord Fellow Gabe Borelli writes in for all you senior thesis writers like me who are floundering about having to turn in 20 pages of something to my department next week:

Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting information, and structuring your thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis. Really soon. As in this weekend. After brunch. But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor.

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting with you regularly to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.

To apply for a thesis mentor, fill out the application form HERE by Monday, December 5th at 8:00 a.m. Please note that this is a popular program and while we do our best to help everyone, we might not have the resources available to pair every applicant with a mentor. Therefore, we suggest you both apply early and make a good case in your application for why you would like to work with a mentor!

If you have any questions about the thesis mentor program, please contact Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli at writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Monday, December 5 at 8 AM

Last Table Talk with Amy Bloom of the Semester!

amy-bloomFrom the Shapiro Writing Center:

Come to the Shapiro Center to celebrate writing in all shapes and forms. Drop by Table Talk to eat snacks, get feedback from Amy Bloom and praise, pity, and parse your writing and that of others. Bring a piece of writing, bring your brain, and bring your stomach. There will be snacks and cheese!

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

#JewishResistance: Action and Critical Dailogue

jewishresistancA really cool thing happening tomorrow:

We draw the line.

We draw the line against the appointment of Steve Bannon, Islamophobia, complacency of the American Jewish establishment in systems of oppression, anti-Semitism, the Occupation of the Palestinian territories, racism, xenophobia, transphobia, misogyny, homophobia, sexual assault, discrimination against people with disabilities, anti-native violence, police brutality…

We draw the line.

This Wednesday, Wesleyan Jewish students and the greater Wesleyan community join with over 20 communities of across the country in drawing the line as part of IfNotNow’s national day of action.* Come to Boger 114 at 12:15 to reflect before we take a stand. As a group, we will walk from Boger Hall across college row at 12:45, physically drawing the line against the appointment of Steve Bannon and the normalization of hate and violence. We have seen this before, and we will not allow our leaders to be complacent.

From IfNotNow*: “For too long, our Jewish institutions have spent the majority of their political capital on ensuring that the American government supports Israel unilaterally. Now, that stance threatens to make them complicit with newly-emboldened white nationalists that swept Trump to power on the back of anti-Semitic tropes.
Bannon, Trump and their ilk are relying on our silence as they quietly normalize the sort of hate that characterized the Trump Campaign.

The Jewish community must lead by forcefully and publicly condemning Bannon and white nationalism in the White House. History is turning on this moment.

So on Wednesday, we will once again lead our community from the streets during a Day of Jewish Resistance — demanding the Jewish community draw the line at Bannon.”

We demand accountability of Jewish communal leaders and American politicians. We invite all members of the Wesleyan community to draw the line this Wednesday.

*For more about IfNotNow, click this link to visit their website.

Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 12:15-1:10PM
Place: Boger Hall 114

Reading by Novelist Eugene Lim

eugene-limFrom Quinn Frenzel ’16:

On Wednesday, November 30, 8:00 pm, Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT, the Wesleyan University English Department will host a reading by novelist Eugene Lim. Lim is the author of the novels Fog & Car (Ellipsis Press, 2008), The Strangers (Black Square Editions, 2013) and Dear Cyborgs (forthcoming in 2017 from FSG Originals). His writings have appeared in Fence, Little Star, The Denver Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, Jacket2, Gigantic, Your Impossible Voice, The Coming Envelope, Everyday Genius and elsewhere. He runs Ellipsis Press, works as a librarian at a high school, and lives in Jackson Heights, NY. More info at his website.

Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 8-9:30PM
Place: Russell House

Theory Certificate Presents: Blackness and Apocalypse

Professor Matthew Garrett writes in:

“Blackness and the Politics of Apocalyptic Imaginaries,” a lecture by Axelle Karera (Philosophy, Wesleyan):

Though to deny the geological impact of human force on nature is now essentially quasi-criminal, many theorists (mostly in the humanities) remain, nonetheless, unimpressed with what this “new era” has afforded us in terms of critical potential. From accusations that what we now call the “Anthropocene” has merely established a hegemony of brute facts at the expense of critique, to concerns about the multiple ways in which the term continues to obscure socio-ecological relations of catastrophic nature, it is fair to say that the many scenes of the Anthropocene are still contested terrains. In this paper, Prof. Karera is concerned with what Srinivas Aravamudan deems “the escapist philosophy of various dimension of the hypothesis concerning the Anthropocene”. Following Erik Swyngedouw’s recent indictment of apocalyptic discourses’ vital role in displacing social antagonisms and nurturing capitalism, Prof. Karera argues that the new regime of Anthropocenean consciousness has been powerful in disavowing racial antagonisms. Prof. Karera discuss the ways in which it has foreclosed proper political framings while, simultaneously, it has continued to construct and maintain growing numbers of both new and old enemies along racial lines. Prof. Karera contends that the “political Anthropocene” (if there is or ought to be one) will remain an impossibility until it is able to wrestle with the problem of black suffering.

Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: Downey 113