Events in Usdan

Dec 5

Daniel Family Commons CLOSED

11:30 am

T he Daniel Family Commons will be closed for lunch today for a faculty luncheon series event.

Sailing Team Meeting

04:45 pm

Ever thought sailing was cool? Do you dream about wasting away hours out on a lake? Come to the Sailing Teams interest meeting where we will explain everything you need to know about Wesleyan's Sailing Team, the time commitment (its not too bad) and meet all the cool people on the team! Don't worry if you can't stay for the whole thing, pop your head in and figure out what we are about! (yes those are Yale's boats, no we don't use Yale's boat ours are MUCH cooler)

Lecture: Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series (Joel Pfister, Wesleyan)

06:00 pm

Joel Pfister, Wesleyan Movies and Entertaining Social Change: On Popularizing Strategies, the Hope Industry, and the Uses of Soft Capitalism What might we learn from cultural productions (in some cases ideologically mixed cultural productions) that have sought to popularize ways of thinking, seeing, feeling, valuing, and hoping that promote progressive social consciousness and systemic change? My thoughts on this will focus mostly on American movies from the Depression to the present that offer insights into ideological and entertainment concerns that progressive popularizing might entertain to entertain (win attention). In 2014 Michael Moore exhorted documentarians not to conceive of themselves as documentarians but as moviemakers whose primary goal is to entertain and use sugar (he left out spice) to make the medicine go down. Making critique consumable is intriguing, though I think the insights movies provide into how to popularize can be more expansive, subtle, and tangled than what the tropes of sugar and spice suggest. Movies that self-critically make popularizing their theme may tell us even more about the uses of hope, coping, laughter, anger, sarcasm, irreverence, gender representations, sex, violence, individualism, and organizing in winning attention and swaying hearts and minds within what I will conceptualize as soft capitalism . In considering this I will draw not only on docu-movies such as Capitalism: A Love Story , Where to Invade Next , and Inequality for All , but also movies such as Sullivans Travels , Meet John Doe , Face in the Crowd , Network , Norma Rae , Pennies from Heaven , Do the Right Thing , Bulworth , and No.

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Dec 6

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

D1 rehearsal

03:00 pm

OISA End of Semester Gathering

05:00 pm

Information session for all international students that will be on campus during winter break 2016.

Women of Color Collective Meeting

05:45 pm

gathering of Women of Color Collective members to work on collective matters

#YouGoodMan

06:30 pm

Dec 8

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Dec 9

Russian Speakers of the World Unite

12:00 pm

Bring your lunch and meet Russian speakers on campus. Anybody and everybody who wants to practice their Russian is invited to come. All levels and native speakers are welcome.

Meeting: WesCF Friday Night Fellowship

06:45 pm

This is for our weekly meetings that everyone is welcome to come attend! There will be music, bible studies, speakers, and much more!

Dec 12

Sailing Team Meeting

04:45 pm

Ever thought sailing was cool? Do you dream about wasting away hours out on a lake? Come to the Sailing Teams interest meeting where we will explain everything you need to know about Wesleyan's Sailing Team, the time commitment (its not too bad) and meet all the cool people on the team! Don't worry if you can't stay for the whole thing, pop your head in and figure out what we are about! (yes those are Yale's boats, no we don't use Yale's boat ours are MUCH cooler)

Club Practice: Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Shakti South Asian Student Organization weekly meeting to plan events, socialize, and discuss South Asian and the Diaspora heritage

Dec 15

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Jan 26

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Jan 28

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Jan 30

Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan

07:00 pm

Students from Taft School's Center for Global Leadership and Service (https://www.taftschool.org/non/globalleadership.aspx) will visit Wesleyan and hear from a panel of undergraduate entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. This session is open to the public and all are welcome (space permitting).

Shakti Meeting

08:45 pm

Feb 2

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 4

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Feb 9

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 11

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Feb 14

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

Feb 15

Mary Mahoney lecture

04:15 pm

Join author Mary Mahoney for a reading from THE DOULAS, followed by Q&A. ABOUT THE DOULAS: RADICAL CARE FOR PREGNANT PEOPLE Through their unique hands-on activism, full-spectrum doulas provide tangible support for those confronting life, death, and the sticky in-between. As more feminism migrates online, the activist providers of the Doula Project remain focused on lifes physically intimate relationships: between caregivers and patients, parents and pregnancy, individuals and their own bodies. They are committed to supporting a pregnancy no matter the outcomewhether it results in birth, abortion, miscarriage, or adoptionand to facing the question of choice head-on. "Eye-opening Throughout, the authors' stories are vivid, absorbing, and informative. A gripping chronicle that will be especially useful for expectant or aspirational mothers. Kirkus "Thoughtful... The writing is clear, and the message is too: reproductive justice for the poor starts with the quiet brand of activism of one-on-one support and telling other peoples stories." Publishers Weekly

Feb 16

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 18

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Feb 23

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Feb 25

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Mar 4

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Mar 9

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Mar 30

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Apr 1

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 6

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Apr 8

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 15

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 18

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

Apr 20

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Apr 22

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

Apr 29

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

May 4

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

May 6

Milk & Choreo Workshop

03:15 pm

This is a weekly hip hop dance class hosted by Milk & Choreo. The class is free and open to all levels of dance experience. We strive to create an open and fun environment that allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to learn how to dance. The classes are taught by student dancers and occasionally professional choreographers that we bring in to teach guest classes.

May 9

Fire Safety Seminar

12:00 pm

If you have received a fine for a fire safety violation, you may be able to attend a fire safety seminar in lieu of payment of only yourfirst violation ($50 Credit). Everyone who has received a fire safety fine will receive an email notification and be directed to check the fire safety website for specific information about the dates of the scheduled seminars.

May 11

Meeting: Wesleyan Relay for Life

07:00 pm

This will be a meeting for the Relay for Life of Wesleyan Committee to discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for the American Cancer Society.