Opening and Gallery Talk “Jiaqi Maria Ma—(BEIJING)”

From the CFA:

The painting process of Jiaqi Maria Ma ’17 is similar to the never-ending development of a city. Buildings and passages are created and erased, changed and layered, compositions and neighborhoods shift and mature. Similarly, her feelings for and memories of her hometown of Beijing have evolved as she distances herself geographically and chronologically. Her exhibition “(BEIJING)” consists of a series of five paintings based on her experiences of the the capital city of China. The opening and gallery talk celebrates the start of the 30th anniversary season of the College of East Asian Studies. There will be a gallery talk with Professor of Art Tula Telfair, and a luncheon buffet will be served. On display through Friday, December 8, 2017.

Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 12:30-1:30PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Three in 30—“Black Pulp!”

From the CFA:

Three in 30 gallery tour brings together three Wesleyan faculty members—Professor of History Demetrius L. Eudell, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Amy Cynthia Tang, and Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Patterson-Faye—into Zilkha Gallery to discuss a selected work from the “Black Pulp!” exhibition with Guest Curator William Villalongo for ten minutes each.

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 4:30-5:30PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Apply to Be on the Spring Fling Committee

This is what we might look like on Thursday. See those trash cans? That is where Spring Fling trash belongs! Keep Foss clean!

From all of our inboxes:

Interested in planning the largest campus-wide concert of the year? Have creative ideas for improving end-of-the-year entertainment? Apply to be on the Spring Fling Committee!

Answer the following questions and submit your responses to Joanne Rafferty (jrafferty[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), Meghana Kandlur ’18 (mkandlur[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), and Jake Margolis ’19 (jsmargolis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) by Midnight-Tuesday, September 19th with the subject Spring Fling Application followed by your last name (i.e. “Spring Fling Application Roth” for Michael Roth).

All applicants must be available for a brief, ten minute interview on Friday, September 22nd. Please indicate at the end of your application what time(s) on the given date work best for you. Late applications will not be considered.

Read past the jump for the application questions.

Deadline: TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 19th by 11:59PM

Star and Crescent Menu Week 9/18

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin, Moroccan Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu w/ Roasted Cauliflower, Couscous & Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad  VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

TUESDAY
LUNCH- Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Burrito. Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Roasted Poblano & Sweet Onion, Cheddar & Chipotle Salsa
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Panang Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Coconut Cake

WEDNESDAY
LUNCH- Gruyere Cheese, Caramelized Onion & Green Apple Grilled Cheese w/ or w/out Bacon
DES- Vanilla Yogurt, Fruit & Granola Parfait
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Spaghetti w/ Sautéed Italian Sausage or Veggie Sausage, Zucchini & Caramelized Shallot Ragu. Garnished w/ Parmesan & Fresh Basil.
DES- Tiramisu

THURSDAY
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque. Garnished w/ Toasted Almond & Fresh Thyme, Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Blondies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Channa Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream

Listen: Goo releases Under the Electric Blanket

Goo, the trio of Beck Zegans ’18, Sam Friedman ’18, and Bram Wollowitz ’19, released a 4-track album yesterday – the result of a few summer sessions in Bram’s bedroom. Though not all of its members are on campus this semester, the band reunited last night for a secret, sweaty release show at 66 Home.

We’re looking forward to Goo’s official re-entry back into the music scene next semester, as well as any other spontaneous shows that pop up in the interim. In the meantime, check out Under the Electric Blanket on Bandcamp (embedded after the jump), which features three recorded songs, one conversational interlude ft. a few very special guests, and album art by Seamus Edson ’18.

Local Co-Op Fall 2017 Info Session

Thomas Reid ’18 writes in:

Interested about joining local co-op this semester but unsure how to? Want to know more about how the co-op process works?
Come to Usdan 108 on Monday, September 18 to have all of your questions answered!

Attending this meeting is not required to join co-op!
The co-op is open to all students (including grad students), faculty, and staff

ALSO! After this meeting we will be releasing the co-op survey :) (we know you’ve been waiting!)

Date: Monday, September 18
Time: 8-8:45PM
Place: Usdan 108

“Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman,” A Compilation

As the beautiful autumn weather descends upon Wesleyan again, so does drop/add. And with drop/add comes a lot of stress. And if you’re a first year, you’re probably stressed about a whole lot more than whether you’ll get a seat in Myth, Magic, and Movies this semester.

What you’re going through right now is not unique. We’ve all been through it. Even those of us that were first years no less than 4 months ago have tons to say. The transition into college is difficult. Sure, some people make it look easy, but try not get caught up in that.

The advice in this column was anonymously sent into Wesleying’s TipBox by many wonderful members of Wesleyan’s community. Take a deep breath, get off of Instagram, and take a minute to read it.

New Music Video from Class of ’17 Alumni Band Phatrabbit

Phatrabbit was a band known for their Westco triple shows and shows in the meadows behind Long Lane. Recently, they’ve gotten attention for their hit #1 single “Seventeen.” And they have an album coming out soon! It’s called This is Enough and I’m sure it will be lovely.

The band has already released a music video for “Seventeen,” from their self-titled release from 2016. Following this success, they also had an NPr TiNY dESK cONCeRT, W0W!

Remembering Dan Cherubin, a Librarian Like None Other

If you’re on campus, you likely received an all-campus email from Joyce Jacobsen, Wesleyan’s provost, earlier this afternoon with the news of University Librarian Dan Cherubin‘s passing after a battle with cancer. His passing is a tremendous loss to the Wesleyan community, and to almost all who knew him.

Dan came to Wesleyan at the beginning of last year and made explicit commitments to make the library a space for all. His Twitter, @skalibrarian, was like none other. We interacted quite frequently through the social network, and I came to know how committed he was to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. The full text of Provost Jacobsen’s email is after the jump.

Film Series: Taipei Story

1985. Taiwan. Dir: Edward Yang. With Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Chin. 110 min.


The late Yang (Yi Yi, A Brighter Summer Day) directed fellow filmmaker Hou as one half of a young couple navigating the pushes and pulls of the Taiwanese capital’s growing pains. A new restoration elevates this quiet but powerful reflection on the modern Asian city and the allure of the American dream.

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