Grief Support Group — every Wed. at 7:30 p.m.


Sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Meets: Wednesdays

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Solarium (Room 201, Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachel  OR  Sarah-Anne


DAC Gallery Talk and Reception — 10/5

Excavations: The Prints of Julie MehretuDavison Art Center, Wesleyan University


Gallery Talk and Reception
Wednesday, October 5, 5:00-7:00 pm

Cole Rogers, Artistic Director and Master Printer, Highpoint Center for
Printmaking, will give a gallery talk at 5:30 pm, discussing his experience working with Julie Mehretu
and the complex technical and aesthetic interweaving of her prints.

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu is organized by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis.
Its presentation at the Davison Art Center is made possible by the Hoy Family Afro-American Visual Arts Fund and the
Lemberg Fund.

The gallery talk is supported by the Davison Art Center and the
Department of Art and Art History Charles and Ruth Taylor Fund and Virgil and Juwil Topazio Fund

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 P.M.
(closed Mondays; also closed October 21-25 and November 23-27).

The gallery is open to the public free of charge. The Davison Art Center is located at
301 High Street on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
For further information, phone (860) 685-2500 or visit the DAC website

Celebrating Students ’13: Alanna Greco

Lights! Camera! Gender binary?  This summer I plunged into the depths of the entertainment industry of Los Angeles by interning at a production company and a talent agency.  While any normal, sane company would appreciate the free labor of a bright, charismatic, humble college student like myself, good internships were hard to find. While I alternately considered working all summer to earn money to invest (read: buy shoes), my mother gently tried to coax me into vying for an internship as I might ‘learn something’. (She’d tricked me with that one before. Jewish camp? Not my idea.)  Then, one day, it struck me–my major has a focus on “Gender and the Media.” Was the production of television shows and movies not this so-called media? Was selecting the very people who will represent and transfer cultural ideals and norms through the screen, both big and small, not this ‘media’ thing as well? And these same people must identify with some part of the gender spectrum. Gender? Check. Media? Check. Academically relevant? Check. Proud mother? I think so!

In my internship, I got to sit in the writers’ room for the SyFy show “Haven,” watch pilots from every channel for this Fall season, and meet (more like ogle) celebrities on the set of the film “Sexy Evil Genius.”  I was so caught up in reading spec scripts, meeting industry professionals and screening dailies (the uncut, unedited film from a day of shooting) that I had to step back and recognize that I was living the gender dynamic.  Being inside this frame of reference was skewing my ability to analyze the genderfication in these spec scripts, the people working in my office, and the very television shows I was “helping” produce. With this realization, I was able to analyze and reflect upon its significance. My bosses generously allowed me to interview them, and with supplemental research I came to the conclusion that gender discrimination pertaining to the production aspects of the industry are largely based on subconscious association rather than conscious consideration of gender. This insight has aided my further study in my academic concentration, “Gender and the Media.”

I returned back to Wes this year feeling as if I truly had had an academically-enriching experience this summer.