Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

methodSophia Jennings ’16 writes in:

Come hear about student forum ENG420: DIGITAL JOURNALISM, a semester-long course where we will focus on producing online content and developing our portfolio. This writing-intensive seminar will introduce students to a variety of forms, from the interview, to the profile, to data-based storytelling. We will be skyping with numerous alumni in the industry, and your work will have the opportunity to be published online via Method Magazine. Multi-media projects will be highly encouraged.

Sophia Jennings ’16 and Ben Romero ’16 will be leading the student forum.

Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 7-8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113

Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

WESupport International Students

From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:

Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!

Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:

TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)

Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert

Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room

Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31

Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)

Bar Night at Usdan

It’s Bar Night at Usdan.  It’s BAR NIGHT at USDAN.  A headline out of my dreams:

A full range of mocktails and sodas will be served with labeled ingredients.

We will provide a range of different activities such as Wii, trivia competition, water pong, darts, karaoke, pool, foosball, and other
games. Following the bar night theme, we will be serving fries, onion rings and chicken fingers.

While participating in this fun filled event, students can enjoy delicious drinks and great entertainment with friends, without
worrying about having a terrible hangover the next day. This will also be a scent and strobe-light free event.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 9:30pm-11:59pm
Place:  The Usdan Center
Cost: Noneskies

Mice Parade, Gregory and the Hawk, Omar Beniji at Eclectic

Josh Koenig ’09 organized tonight’s lineup at Eclectic:

Mice Parade will play its post-rock collective under drummer/song-writer Adam Pierce. First stop on the first and probably last US tour in the near future.

Gregory and the Hawk are cute girl musics of the n’th restructural cycle from the house of the square

Omar Beniji are Doylestown’s finest. Omar Beniji, spearheaded by nostalgic vocal duo Matt Keller and Steve Arnold. Come wonder at what is and was.

Date: TONIGHT, April 30
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Eclectic

Read full band reviews on auralwes.

Director Adele Pham’s Film Screening

2510900758_5bc1d7be08-193x3001Documentary filmmaker Adele Pham is on campus today to screen her two short films, “Parallel Adele,” (15 min) and “Fine Threads,” (10 min).

The first explores narratives of the mixed Asian experience and the second explores notions of beauty, immigrant ideals, and religion.

Free snacks will be provided!

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 8 pm
Place: Shanklin 107

Violence Against Queer People of Color: A Discussion


A discussion at 200 Church about homophobic harassment:

There have been an unfortunate series of tragic cases of violence that have recently occurred in the QPOC community. These were instances of anti-queer bullying, name-calling, and other forms of harassment that have resulted in too many beautiful individuals losing their lives at an early age. Spectrum would like to have an open discussion about these events to coalesce as community and bring awareness to these tragic events on Wesleyan’s campus. We would also like to bring this discussion close to home by discussing experiences of violence, harassment, and safety on Wesleyan’s campus. Food will be provided.

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 7 pm
Place: 200 Church
Cost: FREE (+ free pizza)

Mountaintop Removal Workshop/Mountain Band Show in WestCo Cafe

mtrworkshopAppalachian Mountain band Here’s to the Long Haul will be doing two events at the WestCo Cafe today: a workshop about Resistance to Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia at 4:30, and a live performance at 9 pm with Alexander Burnet and Almonds and Elephants.

More info:

Here’s to the Long Haul is born of the historic and ongoing movements for justice in Appalachia and beyond. Co-founders Willie Dodson and Joe Overton make up this Appalachian string band. Their traditional arrangements celebrate the culture and life of the mountains while their original songs tell stories of everyday people standing up for what’s right. The band embodies a synthesis of artistic expression and grassroots activism maintaining involvement in campaigns and community projects at home and offering an array of skill-based workshops in addition to musical performances while on the road. Willie and Joe focus much of their work on the strategic implementation of direct action and building alliances between groups with different approaches to making change.

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: Workshop at 4:30 pm, Show at 9 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe