“Not of This World” Exhibition


From Andrew Chatfield:

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a
peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers—East Asian cultures
offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements.
These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery
in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these
pieces reveal spiritual worlds filled with love, betrayal, and faith.
To inaugurate Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies,
students curated this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from
the collection. The divine, the uncanny, and the surreal all merge
into our lived reality in this selection of objects and images.
Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore to
discover a world not entirely of our own.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed: Saturday, October 18 through Tuesday, October 21; and Tuesday,
November 25 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Date: September 10, 2014 – December 5, 2014
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery (343
Washington Terrace)
Cost: Free

CASTING CALL: Audition for Ryan Gardner’s Senior Thesis Film


Are you male and between the ages of 18 and 24? Do you want to be a star of the silver screen WesCeleb? Then come audition for Ryan Gardner’s senior thesis film, a battle-of-the-sexes comedy about dating in the modern age.

Who: Men ages 18-24

When: Thursday Oct. 2, 5-9pm

Where: Center for Film Studies room 124

Send all further inquiries to rgardner@wesleyan.edu. See you there!

PLAY. Preliminary Meeting.

From Trouve Ivo ’15:

How do you play?

4 Immersive Workshop Series throughout the semester.
An action-based exploration of play/work, real/fantasy, body/mind dualisms.
o Build new ways of relating to ourselves, each other, & place.
o Be radically weird.
o Cultivate awareness through inter-action.

Participants will receive .25 advanced dance practice credit.
Check out the event on Facebook. Questions? Contact kreichler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, October 1st
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: North College steps (High St. side)
Rain location: North College 1st Floor Living Room

WesDEFs present New Friend Day


From Ally Ruchman ’16:

Wanna meet new people? Feel like you know the same faces and want to branch out? Then this event is for you!

New Friend Day is back and better than ever! This semester, it’s friend dating edition! As usual, it’s hosted by the WesDEFs, so you know it’ll be fun.

What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means that you and a friend come to New Friend Day, and we will match you with another pair, like you’re on a “double date.” We will be serving a FREE!!!! dinner catered by Thai Gardens!

So come hungry and thirsty (for friendship)

Date: Wednesday, October 1st
Time: 630-730 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

Submit to the Sloth!



From the wacky and silly Rachel Day ’16:

Across time and culture, storytelling and oral tradition are an indelible element of humankind. Connect with your primordial self and tell a story at The Sloth’s first event of the year!

The Sloth (based loosely off the group that wouldn’t let us use their name) provides a time and place where individuals can come together to share true stories from their life. We laugh, we cry, it’s all very cathartic.

Dance, Monkey, Dance

comoMiranda “Dance Maven” Orbach ’15 invites you to audition for Collective Motion, Wesleyan’s most horizontal dance group (although they sometimes perform vertically)

Collective Motion is a Wesleyan dance group that allows all members to
dance in and choreograph for our performances each semester. Any and
every dance style is encouraged!

Screenwriters’ Lounge Inaugural Session

S_Lounge_MaratFrom Joseph Eusebio ’17:

Screenwriters’ Lounge will act as a weekly gathering place for all those interested in screenwriting, learning the form (we can teach you!), or simply hanging out. The current structure is loose, but it will always involve snacks, drinks, friends, and a cozy space.

If you have something you’re working on or something you’ve completed, please bring it! As a part of the newly established/funded Wesleyan Film Project, we can also help you produce your material, and will be planning film and screenwriting events throughout the year.

Mondays, 8-10pm, Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Come to the inaugural session for new friends and special snacks — Facebook event here.

Date: Monday, September 29 (and every Monday)
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Identity Crisis Newsletter Interest Meeting


From Sasha Stahl ’17:

It feels really good when people say something you can relate to or connect with. People at Wesleyan have varied, unique identities that cover a breadth of experiences, opinions, and attitudes that can both allow us to understand where our peers are coming from or conversely, not quite relate to one another.

To that end, what I want to CREATE is a brief, bimonthly NEWSLETTER that allows people to relate to one another, through a sharing of personal anecdotes, a section highlighting a Wesleyan student of the week who has focused on their identity in some way, and an “overheard this week” section, among others. Simultaneously I want people to feel EMPOWERED and COMFORTED by the knowledge that people on campus experience similar feelings, frustrations, and feats as they do. I want this newsletter to help people on campus realize the different identities and experiences that make up this campus, while also creating a dialogue to speak about these differences.

Navaratri Festival Dance Performance: Malavika Sarukkai: “Rasamanjari”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“One of the greatest dancers of our day.” —The New York Times

Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai’s choreographic interpretations have the incandescent beauty of the classical dance language of India and the energized articulation of a contemporary mind. At Wesleyan, Ms. Sarukkai presents the Connecticut premiere of “Rasamajari,” both a cerebration and a celebration of this tradition. Through this exploration, the language of Bharata Natyam is repossessed, making it in the process a language which “speaks in the present tense” for a global audience.

This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 3PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students