Category Archives: Events

Philosophy Night!

From RJ Julia:

Join us the last Saturday of each month for a night of reflective discussion!

We will examine ideas together, and share our thoughts on a question generated by the group. All attendees can choose to contribute one question as they arrive. The group will then vote on which question to discuss.

Moderated by Christopher DeSena, Assistant Course Materials Manager, Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore.

No registration required.

Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 6-8PM
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Williams-Mystic Info Session

From an admissions officer at Williams-Mystic:

Williams-Mystic? is an interdisciplinary semester program focused on the ocean and coastal studies. Run by Williams College, we are based at the Mystic Seaport Museum? in Mystic, CT.

Each semester, up to 24 students from a wide range of colleges and majors join us to study the science, policy, history, and literature of our nation’s coasts and oceans. In addition to conducting individual research in each discipline, during our 17-week semester students also travel on three extended field seminars: along the coast of Northern ?California?;
exploring the bayous and barrier beaches of Southern Louisiana?; and sailing on a tall ship for 10 days on the open ocean.?

We embrace place-based learning at these different field sites, allowing students to encounter a human perspective on the environmental issues we study (speaking with oyster fishermen on the West Coast, to community leaders facing land subsidence and sea level rise in coastal Louisiana, and everyone in between). We are a member of the Twelve College Exchange and have enjoyed having dozens of Wesleyan students join us over the course of our 40-year history.

Date: TODAY, March 28
Time: 6-7PM
Place: Usdan 114

Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Benefit Performance

From the Center for Prison Education:

Looking for something fun and meaningful to do after dinner this Friday?

In 2009, Wesleyan undergraduates formed the Center for Prison Education with the belief that incarcerated individuals should have access to high quality educational resources. Since then, the CPE has since brought the transformative power of the liberal arts to over 125 women and men in maximum security prisons.

Peer tutoring remains at the heart of the CPE’s work and scores of campus undergraduates have volunteered with the program, working side-by-side with their colleagues in Cheshire and York Correctional Institutions. In an effort to make this opportunity more widely available, we are asking your help to fund stipends for student tutors with limited financial means.

Please join us this Friday, March 30th, in Malcolm X House for an evening of performances to raise money towards this goal. A variety of artists will be performing, including:

– James Jeter, former CPE student
– POC-apella
– Ahmed Badr, student spoken word artist
– Maya Donovan, singer
– Craig Gore, former CPE student
– Slavei, acapella

Come one, come all! We will be accepting donations via cash and Venmo.

Check out the Facebook event here!

Date: Friday, March 30
Time: 8-9PM
Place: Malcolm X House Basement


Ray Allen Book Signing

From RJ Julia:

The record-holding two-time National Basketball Association champion reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he’s played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir.

Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, this most dedicated competitor was legendary for his sharp shooting. From the Outside, complete with a foreword by Spike Lee, is his story in his words: a no-holds-barred look at his life and career, filled with behind-the-scenes stories and surprising revelations about the game he has always cherished.

Allen talks openly about his fellow players, coaches, owners, and friends, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. He reveals how, as a kid growing up in a military family, he learned about responsibility and respect—the key to making those perfect free throws and critical three-point shots.

From the Outside is the portrait of a gifted athlete and a serious man with a strongly defined philosophy about the game and the right way it should be played—a philosophy that, at times, set him apart from colleagues and coaches, while inspiring so many others, and lead to the most pivotal shot of his career: the unforgettable 3-pointer in the final seconds of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Throughout, Allen makes clear that success in basketball is as much about what happens off the court as on, that devotion and commitment are the true essence of the game—and of life itself.

Ray Allen, the most prolific three-point shooter of all time, played in the NBA for 18 years, winning two championships (2008 Boston Celtics, 2013 Miami Heat). Allen, who went to the University of Connecticut, was the 1996 Big East Player of the Year. As a pro, he averaged more than 20 points a game for 10 straight seasons.

$27.99, includes admission to the book signing and (1) copy of From the Outside, which Ray will sign at the book signing.

Purchase your ticket at

Date: Thursday, March 29
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Why this Is(n’t)?

Questions about queer activism? Wondering what’s up with sexual assault? Curious about campus history?

Come join us for a teach-in and skill-share on recent activist history at Wesleyan.
We’ll give a brief tour through the now-updated activist timeline and have time for Q+A :)

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: 200 Church
Facebook Event

Film Series: Casablanca

1942. USA. Dir: Michael Curtiz. With Ingrid Bergman. 102 min. 35mm print.

Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, Bergman had to walk into Bogart’s, with a French resistance leader on her arm and the Nazis on their tail. Beyond the gorgeous cinematography and the quotable screenplay, this film tells an intimate story about the struggle of moving on from lost love that remains stirring 75 years after release.

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

Audition for “On The Edge” (short film)

From Ali Arminio ’18:

Come audition for a Cardinal Pictures short film, “On The Edge”!

Written by Sage Marshall, “On The Edge” is about a couple traveling in the woods who reach a crossroads that brings their relationship into question.

1 MAN and 1 WOMAN. 20-30 years old, outdoorsy. Must be comfortable singing around a campfire (no singing experience necessary!).

Friday, March 2 at 3:00-6:00pm
Saturday, March 3 at 11:00am-2:00pm

Both auditions will be located in the Theater Studios in the Jones Room (TST101).

No preparation necessary! Sides will be provided. (Email if you would like a copy of the script beforehand.)

Actors MUST be available to film in the evening of Friday, April 13th (after class) and throughout the entirety of Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th.

Directors: Sage Marshall and Ali Arminio
Producer: Sarah Wax

Questions? Feel free to contact swax[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Time: 3-6PM (Friday); 11AM-2PM (Saturday)
Place: Theater Studios 101 (Jones Room)

a provocation / an invitation: Facing Disasters

Paula Tartell ’18 writes in:

The College of the Environment presents –

Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship

How do we face disasters? Sometimes we live through them, other times we experience them indirectly from a distance. How can we make such distances malleable? How can we transform ourselves from being passive observers to agents of change?
How can we use our knowledge of disaster to motivate action?

In this event, the COE fellows, Wesleyan students and alumni will explore these ideas and present works that engage with the 2017-18 COE think tank theme, “From Disruptions to Disasters.”

Date: Friday, March 2
Time: 4-6:30PM
Place: Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavilion

Wesleyan Women in Science Engineering Challenge

From Wesleyan Women in Science:

Curious about engineering? Join WesWIS for an event that is half info session, half engineering challenge. There will be pizza for everyone, and prizes for the winner of the challenge! Information about engineering at Wes will be presented by Profs. Huwel (3-2 program) and Moller (IDEAS minor), and 3-2 student Rami Hamati will be there to talk about his personal experience as an engineering student at Wes. As always, people of all majors and genders are welcome at WesWIS events. If you want there to be enough pizza, please please RSVP to Maureen Snow (msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Allbritton 311

The Veritas Forum at Wesleyan: The Trouble With Freedom

Michael Roth ’78 is going to talk about freedom of speech:

What: The Veritas Forum

Title: The Trouble with Freedom: A Dialogue on Balancing Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech from a Christian and a Secular Perspective

Time: Thursday 7PM, March 1st, 2018

Location: Daniel Family Commons (Usdan 3rd floor)

Michael Wear (Faith Outreach Director during Obama Administration)
Michael Roth (President of Wesleyan University)

Prof. Mary Alice Haddad (Professor of Government and Chair of the CEAS)

How can American society cohere and freedom be preserved? The current political climate and recent social incidents have led many to question and examine what freedom of speech, religious liberty, and freedom in general, mean in the 21st century of the United States. At this year’s Veritas Forum, we will discuss the political, social, and cultural implications of religious liberty.

Light refreshments included.

Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 7-8:30PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons