Artful Lunch Series – Lucas McLaughlin


From the CFA:

One artwork, one speaker, fifteen minutes. Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for presentations by Wesleyan faculty and students about their favorite works in the DAC collection. Bring your bag lunch and enjoy coffee, homemade cookies, and conversation following the talk by Lucas McLaughlin ‘15.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 12:10-1 PM
Place: Davison Art Center

What Happens When We Tell a Story – Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes

1.159437From the CFA:

Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play “Water by the Spoonful” received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her other works include the book for the 2008 Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” “In the Heights,” and the plays “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue” (2006) and “The Happiest Song Plays Last” (2013).

Her younger cousin grew up in “the barrio,” graduated public school, enlisted at the age of seventeen, sustained a leg injury in Iraq, and became a veteran, all by the ripe age of eighteen. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin’s life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning. Reception and book signing to follow the talk. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.

Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Reception for “Night Flying” and reading by author Joy Christine Mlozanowski

NightFlyingCoverFrom the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

NIGHT FLYING weaves a journey of difficult and life-changing choices with a narrative of love, understanding and hope. In her diary, Mae questions God as she and her husband receive heartbreaking news about her pregnancy, and agonize over the decisions they face. Needing time away to think, she visits her childhood home and reconnects with Will, a deaf friend who taught her to sign when they were young. After her visit, Mae and Will continue an intimate written exchange in which she confides her despair, while Will shares his own struggle to honor his dying father’s wishes, and reconcile his mother’s reluctance to let go.

Joy Mlozanowski is a writer, artist, and a transpersonal hypnotherapist with an interest in expressive arts. She holds an MFA in creative writing and is a member of the Olin Library staff.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 5:15-6:15 PM
Place: Develin Room, 2nd floor, Olin Library

WESpeakers Alumni event

like-a-bossFrom Sherrel Mike ’16:

Come join us for the WESpeakers Series ! WESpeakers is a great program in which impressive Wesleyan alumni from various fields return to campus to relate their own professional experiences and help you get some insight into career options. We have two amazing individuals available!

Leander Dolphin ’99 –An attorney who focuses in education and employment law. She has represented a number of public school districts, independent schools, and colleges and universities in education and employment matters and she also has a background in representing private and non-profit clients in employment litigation cases.

WHERE: Usdan Taylor Meeting Room 108 at 12pm.

Janel Davis ’99 — A talented individual in Social Services. She has worked with community re-entry from the Department of Corrections and she also works very closely with legal professionals to follow her cases.

WHERE: Usdan room 110 at 7pm.

We hope to see you there !!!!!

For Dolphin ’99:

Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108

For Davis ’99:

Date: Monday, April 27
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Film Series: Never on Sunday

1960. Greece/USA. Dir: Jules Dassin. With Melina Mercouri, Dassin. 91 min.


Opa! In this lively comedic fable of American arrogance, a pretentious yank (the director himself) visits a Greek fishing village and tries to reform a popular local prostitute to his standards of intellectual grandeur. But that Hellenic Holly Golightly and the lusty locals might have a thing or two to teach him instead. Dassin series introduction by Middletown Mayor Dan Drew.

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

All Asian American Poetry Slam

10003479_10206400113432553_5482081599685297910_nFrom Harim Jung ’16:

For the FIRST time, Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective and Shakti are taking over April with AAPI Identity Month!!

Join us as we host Wesleyan’s first Asian American Poetry Slam this SATURDAY the 25th at 8 PM in the DFC featuring poets such as:

Headliner: G Yamazawa
Jade Cho
Paul Tran
Alex Dang

and student poets: Grace Wong ’18 & Kaitlin Chan ’17

You don’t want to miss out! Come early for a good seat!

*Note: this event is open to EVERYONE! Even if you do not identify as Asian American, please feel free to attend this event!

Date: Tonight
Time: 8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Drug Policy, Regional and National Panel Discussion

How should we – as a university and as a society – address the use of illicit drugs? In light of recent events, the Allbritton Center is bringing together experts from a variety of fields and perspectives for panel discussions on drug use and policies at Wesleyan and beyond. The hope is to have an open and informative dialogue, and to provide a space for sharing your questions and concerns. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome. Questions for panelists may be submitted at each event or in advance to scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or @wes_engage.

At 8 p.m. on April 28, Rob Rosenthal, director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, will moderate a panel discussion, “The Policy Debate: What is to be Done?” Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance; Susan O’Connor, program director of Phoenix House; and Mike Lawlor, under secretary for criminal justice policy and planning in the State Office of Policy and Management will speak in Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107).

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 8 pm
Place: Shanklin 107

The Big Draw: Middletown


The Big Draw is back! An invitation from the Friends of the Davison Art Center:

This interactive day invites the community to celebrate drawing in all its forms with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.  The event is organized to encourage creativity, exploration, invention and fun with activities that break down the “I can’t draw” mindset and celebrate the visual arts.  The event is free and open to the public: adults, students, and children ages five and up.

Click after the jump for a full list of workshops, including a Model Marathon, Sumi-e ink drawing, face painting, zine making, and more. Also check out the program and FB page.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall, Art Workshops, Davison Art Center, and CFA Green