WESU DJ Training Interest Meeting

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Interested in radio? Want to learn how to record, edit, and produce? Come check out Wesleyan’s free-form radio station at an interest meeting this Sunday, February 19th at 4pm in PAC001!

Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory for completing DJ training but if you’re interested in getting involved with the station, try to make it! If you can’t make it but still want to join WESU this semester, email me at personnel[at]wesufm[dot]org.

Date: 2/19/17
Time: 4:00pm
Place: PAC002

Film Series: Alien

1979. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt. 117 min.


In space, no one can hear you scream…
but the Goldsmith Cinema has great acoustics. Rest assured, between the eerie atmosphere, conniving corporate plotting, and one of the most memorable monsters to ever stalk the screen, this movie is still grade-A nightmare fodder. And don’t forget Weaver’s star turn as science fiction’s ultimate heroine.

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

Film Series: A Tale of Love and Darkness

2015. Israel/USA. Dir: Natalie Portman. With Portman, Amir Tessler. 95 min.


Portman’s directorial debut adapts the memoir of Amos Oz, who spent his post-WWII youth in what was then Mandatory Palestine, a region on the cusp of partition and civil war. Young Amos reflects on his mother (Portman), a European immigrant whose grimly recounted stories signal a deepening depression.

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

Maple Tapping at Long Lane Farm!

syrupFrom the wonderfully sweet (and occasionally sappy) Hilary Brumberg ’17 comes an opportunity to learn how to make your own syrup:

This Saturday, Long Lane Farm will be holding a workshop to tap our very own maple trees! In the coming weeks, we will boil the sap to make local Middletown maple syrup and other yummy maple treats. Come by Long Lane Farm to harvest salad greens at 10am and/or for the tapping workshop at 11am. Long Lane Farm is located at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth. Please come bundled in lots of layers and wearing snow boots.

Any and all are welcome, maple novices and experts alike!

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 10am-1pm (maple tapping starts at 11am)
Place: Long Lane Farm, at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth

Second Stage Presents: A Weekend of Workshops!

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Hello friends, and welcome to the first ever personally posted SECOND STAGE POST! We have some fun and exciting things in store for you this weekend:

Interested in theater? Weekend of Workshops is here! This semester Second Stage is offering a wide variety of VERY EXCITING and VERY NEW workshops, primarily for people interested in acting, directing, stage managing, music directing, play-writing, and design. All workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater. Here is a schedule:

Friday, February 17th:
5-6PM: Anystage — For playwrights and people interested in student-written work!
 
Saturday, February 18th:
2-3PM: Vectorworks — if you’re interested in set or lights this is for you!
3:30-4:30PM: Music directing 
3:30-4:30PM: Warmups — Calling actors and directors, come learn and share warmups
4:30-5:30PM: Directors’ Roundtable — If you’re directing this semester or are interested in directing at some point, come talk about being a director!
5:30-6:30PM: TECH WEEK 101  — If you are new to design, stage management, or directing this is of the utmost importance for you to attend! It will teach you how to tech week!
 
Sunday, February 19th: 
1-2PM: Stage Management
4-5PM: Sound in the ’92
7-8PM: Movement in theater: Come play with different techniques of movement in theater
 
Come learn about theater with us!

Film Series: Female Trouble

1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min. 35mm print.


“Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you’d turn nellie.” When her parents fail to buy her a pair of cha-cha heels, Divine, already the Filthiest Person Alive, ups the ante with a violent bout of criminal fashion modeling. Waters’ breathtaking, hilarious transgressions will have you vomiting with delight.

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

“This Is It!” The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce—Part XI

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John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce presents the eleventh in a series of fifteen CD-length recitals of his piano music, featuring his work for harpsichord. Highlights include the first complete performance of “A Book of Pieces for the Harpsichord,” and the world premiere of “Polytonal Fantasy for Two Harpsichords” with guest artist Elena Zamolodchikova; plus music for viola and harpsichord by Alvin Etler and Dick Higgins, with guest artist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Date: Sunday, February 19
Time: 3PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan Consulting Group Info Session

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From Wesleyan Consulting Group:

[THERE WILL BE PIZZA]

Wesleyan Consulting Group (WCG) is a student group comprised of students interested in learning about business through hands-on consulting work. The principal aim of WCG is to help local businesses devoted to social good achieve their goals. This semester, we are seeking to expand our group and find members of the Wesleyan community who are passionate about the work that we do.

Joining us will be JP Hernandez, the CEO of American Dream Clean (ADC). ADC is a Connecticut-based janitorial business that provides its employees’ children with the resources they need to pursue post-secondary education, with the goal to close the achievement gap in education.

We invite students from all years and backgrounds to join us. Come find out more about what we do!

Date: Thursday, February 16th
Time: 6-7PM
Place: PAC 107

“Us vs. Them”: 2017 Posse Plus Retreat Focuses on Addressing Division

Wesleyan Posse Veterans class of 2020

Wesleyan Posse Veterans class of 2020

On Friday February 10th Posse Veteran Scholars, students and faculty boarded a school bus for the Posse plus retreat. Posse started its veterans’ program in 2012, and this is the initiative’s third year at Wesleyan, now with a total of 32 veterans studying on campus. The Posse Plus retreat is an annual event, and is open to anyone interested in engaging in a dialogue with Wesleyan’s Posse Scholars.

VIDEO: Karmenife Paulino ’15 Delivers Powerful Comedy Set at Malcolm X House

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Content warning: the following post and video discuss sexual violence and assault.

[Updated 2/16/17, 11:53AM] Check the bottom of the post for photos of the performance from Jejomar Erln Ysit ’19

If you were on campus at any point from Fall 2014 – Fall 2015, you might remember Karmenife Paulino ’15 as being something of a legend. Here are a few ways you may be familiar with her:

  • She became a very public activist against sexual violence, openly talking about her assault at Psi U her freshman year.
  • She also spoke out against members of Eclectic (which she was also a member of) for allowing her rapist into their home and perpetuating rape culture. Along with controversy surrounding a racial slur on a membership application, this contributed to Eclectic losing their house for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • She, along with Tess Altman ’17, created a photo project titled Reclamation during the Fall 2015 semester. We covered the project in a 12,000-word interview with Karmenife, and then the photos went viral. Even Margaret Cho took notice.

Since graduating, Karmenife has gotten involved with numerous projects and collaborations. She created a portrait series of black icons and turned OKCupid harassment (and her comebacks) into art. She’s written and spoken extensively on how white feminism perpetuates rape culture. She’s a very active presence on social media. And, to top it all off, Karmenife has started to perform as a comedian.

She returned to campus last Friday for a one-hour stand-up routine, “Make Your Own Reparations 101,” and delivered a rousing set to the packed basement of Malcolm X House. Her jokes covered everything from the Wes administration, to casual racism at her workplace, to scamming white men on Tinder. Watch the video of her performance after the jump: