Editorial StaffOctober 20, 20225min
By Maia Bronfman '24 It is important, if you are improvisationally accompanying a silent film on an organ, to not detract from the theme on screen. Peter Krasinski, a renowned secular and sacred organist, taught this and other lessons on Thursday night at Memorial Chapel during a masterclass with students of Alcee Chris, assistant professor of music.  Chriss had his students each choose silent films to accompany during the masterclass. The silent films organists accompany are rarities in themselves, with 75 percent of the genre having been lost, according to the Library of Congress. Chriss, also an organist but inclined…

Olivia DrakeMarch 16, 20182min
On March 2, the College of the Environment Think Tank presented a multidisciplinary performance titled, "Facing Disasters: Disturbing the Human-Environment Relationship" in Memorial Chapel and Zelnick Pavillion. COE fellows and members of the Wesleyan community explored ideas of facing disasters and motivating action by presenting multiple works that engaged with the 2017–18 Think Tank theme "From Disruptions to Disasters." Presenters included Vaishvi Jhaveri '18; Paula Tartell '18, Shingo Umehara '18 Nora Thompson '15 and Ostin Pham '17. Other participants were Katja Kolcio, associate professor of dance, associate professor of environmental studies and associate professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies; William Johnston, professor of…

Olivia DrakeSeptember 18, 20153min
Three experts and a Wesleyan student led a panel discussion on “After Charleston: Next Steps for the Movement for Social Justice” Sept. 17 in Memorial Chapel. The event was sponsored by the Allbritton Center for Public Life's Right Now! series. The talk featured Clemmie Harris, visiting assistant professor of African American studies; Tedra James ’18; activist and filmmaker Bree Newsome and Connecticut Bishop John Selders. (more…)

Bryan Stascavage '18February 17, 20151min
#THISISWHY On Feb. 3, President Michael Roth gave a talk on “How to Destroy Liberal Education” in Memorial Chapel. Since the publication of his book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press, 2014), Roth has been speaking about liberal education to Wesleyan alumni and many others at various venues around the country. At this event, he spoke to students, staff and faculty about the relevance of the kind of education offered so compellingly at Wesleyan. A video and more photos of the event are below: (more…)

Olivia DrakeAugust 30, 20122min
Q: Ed, when did you join the Events and Scheduling office as the facility and event manager for the Memorial Chapel and the '92 Theater? A: I came to Wesleyan in October 2003. Q: As a facility manager, what is your role? A: I make sure that the buildings and equipment are in working order for each event. I manage events within the spaces. I work with presenters so that they are ready for their event, manage the student House Staff who are there for the safety and comfort of patrons. The House Staff consists of 40-60 students who work the events in the…