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Apply for Free Tickets to the Social Entrepreneurship Institute

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 12.23.41 PMFrom Jelisa Adair ’13 and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering two free tickets to Unite for Sight’s day-long Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013 (the last day of fall semester classes). Priority will likely be given to undergraduate applicants, but alumni, faculty, and staff are also welcome to apply. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and travel expense reimbursement may be arranged.

According to the Unite for Sight website, “The Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.  In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.”

Read after the jump to see topics, speakers, and how you can score free tickets!

English Department Open Mic Ft. Elizabeth Willis

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From the world famous English Major’s Committee:

We are excited to invite you to our first open mic night of the year! The open mic is a time for anyone to get up and share their work (poem, stories, plays, etc) with an audience of their peers (and perhaps faculty).  All you have to do is sign up is write your name in a 5 minute slot in the google doc I have attached below or come a few minutes early to the event. This semester’s open mic will be this Friday, October 4 at 7 pm in Downey House Lounge.

We are also honored to announce that Professor Elizabeth Willis will be out headliner! She will start the night by reading her own poetry. And for those of you who are not familiar with her award winning work, get excited by reading  a few of her poems here and here.

Come join us for a wonderful evening of coffee, cookies, and student work. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other passionate writers and lovers of writing. Bring your friends!

Click me! I’m a link to the sign-up google doc!

Date: Friday, October 4
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Place: Downey House Lounge

Mock Trial Info Meeting

From Dana Leib ’14:

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Are you interested in the law? Do you like telling people when you object to things? Do you enjoy commanding a room with sexy words like “probative” or “adjudicative”?

Then you should join the Wesleyan Mock Trial Team. We are a student-run organization that competes on a regional and even a national level against other university teams. As we construct cases,we discuss and form legal theories, take on witness roles, and lawyer up.

Whether you’re fluent in legalese or just love the Law and Order marathons, Mock Trial is a great way to develop your public speaking and critical thinking skills while gaining an understanding of the American legal system.

If you can’t make the informational meeting and/or want more information, contact dleib(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: September 16th
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: PAC001

United States of ALEC Film Screening

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Alicia Gansley ’15 invites you to join Democracy Matters for a film screening:

Founded almost 40 years ago, American Legislative Exchange Council brings together nearly 2,000 state legislators with hundreds of corporate leaders and lobbyists from many of the world’s most powerful corporations to secretly draft model legislation that is then introduced in our states, usually without our knowledge.

Join Democracy Matters for a screening of The United States of ALEC, a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America. Common Cause Connecticut senior organizer Kim Hynes will be introducing the film.

Date: Wednesday, March 6th
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: PAC 001
Cost: Free