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WEServe Week of Service

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Missing Wesleyan already? Make plans to meet up with fellow Wesfolk for a WEServe project!

WEServe is a worldwide week of service for the entire Wesleyan community. During the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18-24), students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and grandparents, future students, and friends are all invited to come together for activities that serve others. Projects can involve any number of participants and any kind of volunteer work, whether it’s traditional service, like assisting a school or food pantry, or something innovative that supports a local non-profit. Call an organization to ask about their volunteer needs, and once you’ve submitted the project, Wesleyan will publicize it widely and take registrations.

405691_337335716380981_1653567861_nWEServe spans the end of Winter Break and the beginning of the spring semester, so you can plan an activity in your hometown, in Middletown, or wherever in the world you’re traveling. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community while also connecting with classmates, generations of alumni, and other members of the Wesleyan family.

Propose a project by Wednesday, December 31, or sign up to join a project by Friday, January 9: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/weserve

Date: Sunday, January 18 – Saturday, January 24
Time: All day!
Place: Everywhere!

Apply for the Spring 2015 Digital Wesleyan Workshop

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From a girl who knows how to rock a beanie, Ani Acopian ’16:

If you only fill out one application this break, it should be this one.

Build things you actually use with the Digital Wesleyan Tech Workshop. In 6 Saturday sessions this Spring, you’ll learn programming fundamentals, the coding language Python, and meet connected alumni working in tech. It’s free, requires no prior experience and includes lunch. The last day will be a demo day on which you can show off what you’ve built!

Based on workshop participation, 10 students will be chosen for a paid summer internship with a Wes alum working in technology.

APPLY HERE. APPLICATIONS DUE BY 12/21.

Email aacopian(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions.

Deadline: Sunday, December 21st
Application: HERE, FOOLS

Film Series: Christmas in Connecticut

1945. USA. Dir: Peter Godfrey. With Barbara Stanwyck. 102 min.

 

Bachelor gal Stanwyk is a domestic life- style columnist who’s been faking it her whole career. But when a veteran is invited to spend Christmas with her, she must pretend to be the perfect housewife she’s only written about. Ask any prof – this is exactly the kind of feel-good farcical fun that happens here while we’re on break.

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

Film Series: Die Hard

1988. USA. Dir: John McTiernan. With Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman. 131 min.

The action film that launched a thousand knock-offs might also be one of the finest Christmas movies ever made. When a scenery-chewing Professor Snape takes an office tower hostage, good ol’ Bruce must shimmy up the chimney (er… elevator shaft) to reach his wife and save the holidays. It’ll have you shouting “Yippee-ki-yay!”

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show

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From Lucy Rubin ’17:

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.

Check out the Facebook event page here

Date: Friday, December 5th
Time: 11:00PM
Place: CFA Hall

 

Now What? A Processing of Ferguson’s Grand Jury

From Dreisen Heath ’15: 

As we deal with the aftermath of Ferguson, we have mixed feelings as to what happened and why. What do we know 10420125_989282294431882_3805789890213122872_nabout the case? How do we deal with the verdict? How can we move forward?

Join us for a conversation about Ferguson and how we will proceed
individually and collectively with this case. This event will function
as a starting point for the Wesleyan community to openly address the worth of black lives and the pandemic of police misconduct. We encourage that each person keep the conversation going amongst friends, faculty, strangers and allies.

Film Series: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

2012. USA. Dir: Terence Nance. With Nance, Namik Minter. 93 min.

 

After a date bails at the last minute, Nance does what any of us would: obsessively overanalyze the situation, his past dating history, and his perceived person- al flaws. Unlike you, his introspection takes the form of a poetic and engagingly vivid hybrid of doc, fiction, and animation.

Presented in conjunction with The Ankh.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Terence Nance.

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

Screw Your Homework Work Day at LLF!

10154375_10204824682598183_1010915609779549586_nIf you’re into things like “Chickens Inspired By Chickens,” procrastinating on your finals, mizuna, and Long Lane Farm, you should probably check out this event that the ever-fabulous Eva “Mother Husker” Steinberg ’17 just sent in:

Come out to Long Lane Farm this Saturday for some reading period stress release (nothing takes your mind off of impending finals like some good ol’ fashioned farming). This will be our BIGGEST, BADDEST, work day yet! We will continue to beautify our fruit tree slope, fix up the coop to help protect our lil chicken friends, mulching our herb spiral, and taking our annual holiday card picture! Cookies will be provided for some extra farming fuel. We will be meeting outside of WeShop at 10 am to head over. See y’all there!

Date: 12/016
Time: 10 AM
Place: Long Lane Farm

Film Series: The City of Lost Children

1995. France. Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. With Ron Perlman. 112 min.

 

In a darkly surreal storybook world, an orphaned girl and her gentle giant confront a mad scientist who abducts tiny tots to steal their dreams. Before the sweetness of Ame?lie, Jeunet had a healthy appetite for the macabre, and the kinds of twisted fairy tales that children are perhaps not really meant to see…

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