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The 2014 Class Council Presents:

Roll Your Way into Spring!

Spring is finally here and the Class of 2014 would like to celebrate with a night of roller skating!

Students from all class years welcome!

Will be taking donations for Amazing Grace.

Non-perishable goods only please!

April 9th
7-11PM
Beckham Hall

 

 

Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia art project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black men from diverse and contending backgrounds, and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine the black male identity in America.

When filming Question Bridge, the artists encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older Civil Rights Activist. The Question: “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint?” sparked an attempt for multi-generational roundtable discussions.

Hence, the Blueprint Roundtable was born. The Invisible Men BluePrint Roundtable invites established black and latino male leaders and emerging black and latino male leaders in the local community to discuss the question of a “blueprint” in an attempt to dismantle boundaries between black and latino males across generations. The program aims to identify communication barriers and facilitate the transfer of information between men; and to isolate local issues that require leadership from the next generation and lessons learned and principles that can be passed from the older generations.

Check out event Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/127507440766077/

And our Twitter: @WesInvisibleMen

 

Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice

Wesleyan University, April 3-6, 2013

This festival-conference combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances to explore innovative notation in the 21st century. Featured composers in attendance: Mark Applebaum, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, Christian Wolff, and Wesleyan composers Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, and Paula Matthusen. The Vocal Constructivists, a London-based choral group directed by Jane Alden, is the ensemble-in-residence. Other featured composers: Caroline Lucas, Juraj Kojs, Ross Feller, Will Redman, Andrew Greenwald, Adam Tinkle, Jacob Barton, Brian Robison, and An Exciting Event. 

For the full calendar of events and registration, see https://notation.conference.wesleyan.edu

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Convocation

(Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Queer, & Disability Rights)

Usdan Daniel Family Commons ~ 4:00PM

Come enjoy some light refreshments as students, staff and faculty share their personal stories on their identities, discuss what April means and its importance today and into the future!

Opening Address – Queer Resource Center Interns
Student Reflection – Taylor Dauphin (Class of 2015
Student Reflection – Ashe Kilbourne (Class of 2014)
Staff Reflection – Kora Shin (Assistant Dean of Admissions)

Student Reflection – JJ Mitchell (Class of 2015)

Closing Address – Queer Resource Center Interns

 Michael Leung & Katy Thompson, Queer Resource Center Interns

Graduate Liberal Studies Info Session

Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 6:00PM

74 Wyllys Avenue

Current Wesleyan seniors are invited to learn more about the opportunity of choosing Wesleyan for continued study. The program features small classes with Wesleyan faculty, flexible evening and immersion course schedules that allow students to also begin a career, and rolling admission. Staff will be on hand to talk about the program’s curriculum and requirements, financial aid and application process. Students interested in attending should RSVP to masters@wesleyan.edu – space is limited. Undergraduates who cannot attend the Open House are always welcome to make an appointment and stop by our office at 74 Wyllys Avenue to get more information.

 

 

 

 

DAVISON ART CENTER

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

 presents

ARTISTS TAKE ACTION

PROTEST POSTERS TODAY

 April 5 — May 26, 2013

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk at 5:30 pm

by Lori Gruen, Professor of  Philosophy,

Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, is delighted to present the exhibition, Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today. In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the United States and around the world in protest of economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This exhibition looks at the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate control, economic justice, reproductive rights, gender rights, or fair and just treatment for war veterans. Included are more than eighty artists from around the United States and beyond.

The exhibition includes the print portfolio, This is an Emergency! A Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice Portfolio, 2012, as well as Occuprint, 2012, a portfolio of Occupy movement posters from around the world. The show also features two print portfolios organized by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. War is Trauma, 2012, was produced by Justseeds in collaboration with the advocacy group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Justseeds also organized the portfolio, 2010, which addresses issues of climate change and environmental inequality. 

The exhibition is organized by the Davison Art Center in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan University Library.

Seth and May

Michigan-based folk musicians and environmental activists Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine will participate in a performance and conversation over a vegan dinner for Wesleyan students, faculty and staff. This free event is entitled “Music & Conversation with Seth and May” and is being hosted by Rani Arbo on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 4:30pm – 7pm in the Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center. Bernard and Erlewine have been perennial attractions at the Earthwork Collective farm’s annual Harvest Gathering, a music festival devoted to local independent artists and responsible, earth-friendly activism. 

In order to reserve a seat & dinner to this event, you must contact Valerie Marinelli, vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-3733 to be put on the list!  First Come, First Serve! 

A Music & Public Life and Earth Month event presented by the College of the Environment.  http://sethandmay.com/, https://www.facebook.com/sethandmay

 

Announcing the 2013 GLASS Prize!

The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans, LGBT, or sexuality studies. The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2013 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on April 12 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).

If you have any questions, please contact Margot Weiss (mdweiss@wesleyan.edu).

 

 

The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awards will be made to graduating Wesleyan seniors (first priority) and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.

Students from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications proposing a public service or research project. Service projects should be carefully designed to provide some form of valuable assistance to people in Africa. Students may propose to provide service in educational institutions, development organizations, grassroots groups, or non-governmental organizations pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if it is likely to provide concrete benefits to African society or to contribute to the student’s ability to serve African interests in some capacity.

This information session will discuss the types of projects funded and the materials required for a successful application. Further details can be found on the African Studies website: http://africa.blogs.wesleyan.edu/christopher-brodigan-award-2013/

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 15.   Contact Prof. Sarah  Croucher for more information.

 

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