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

Wesleyan Melodrama in Nic Lounge

melodramaCome see the rootin’est, tootin’est show of the year, the Wesleyan Melodrama: The Financial Follies of Foss Flats!

Who stole the gold from Endowment Mine? It’s the question on everyone’s mind. Come by the Nic Lounge this Friday and Saturday and find out the answer!

See cowboys be courageous, damsels be distressed, and Wesleyan be Wesatirized!

Two shows a night! Be there, y’all.

Facebook event

Friday, May 1st, at 8pm and 10pm
Saturday, May 2nd, at 9pm and 11pm

Nic Lounge

Film Series: “Coraline”

2009. USA. Dir: Henry Selick. With Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher. Animated. 100 min.


From the brilliantly twisted mind of director Selick (NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS), comes a gorgeous new stop-motion adventure about a girl who discovers an unsettlingly tempting parallel universe in which everyone wants to replace her eyes with buttons. In the real world we call this universe Hot Topic.

Date: Tonight, May 1st
Time: 8PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, CFS
Cost: $5

Slavei Final Concert


Come join Slavei for a stunning concert of Georgian and Bulgarian a cappella music!

Date: Tomorrow, Friday May 1
Time: 4 pm
Location: Nics Lounge

May Day Music Festival at Eclectic

eightSmash the state and sabotage capitalism at the revolutionary May Day Music and Art Festival at Eclectic, featuring art from the Public Art Project, ‘zines for reading, and music from:

Michael Jordan
Broccoli Destroyer
Grocery Thief
Baby Squad


From Aural Wes:

May Day has stood as a celebration of the struggle of people who are fed up with the exploitation, boredom, and social domination of our society to destroy existing power structures and make room for new ones…

With that in mind, the group of us involved with putting together the Emergence Infoshop and Zine Library (located at 190 High…come visit!) thought it would be cool to have a May Day celebration which embodies the fact that sabotaging capitalism and smashing the state can and indeed SHOULD be fun and exciting (unless you’re a moldy old fucking Trotskyite…isn’t there a plenary meeting you’re missing?)we’re throwing the MAY DAY MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL.

FESTIVAL? FUCK YEAH, FESTIVAL! and there will be ART: on display from the Public Art Project, as well as a miniature “nomad infoshop” where there will be sitting space and the finest selection of self-published and radical literature for your perusal and… NYC stripped-down noise punx MICHAEL JORDAN and BROCCOLI DESTROYER, and GROCERY THIEF along with Bard’s garage punx BABY SQUAD, low-budget-art-crunk from NINJASONIK and a set from electro-punk paragons JAPANTHER.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 8 pm
Place: Eclectic

What Goes Up Must Come Down: Dance Party at Westco Cafe


Can you say “I’m on a boat”? Wanna sing it with T-Pain autotune?

Party like it’s your last weekend before you actually have to study. DJ BASTILLE (Mike Ullman ’12) will be mixing pure pop music for now people and uplifting synth-pop collective THE DOPENESS INCARNATE (Andrew Zingg ’12, Nathaniel Draper ’12, Nat Leich ’12, and special guests) will give its debut performance. Also, there will be T-Pain Karaoke with live auto-tune to make the people say “yyyyyeaaah.” Anyone can sing because we have technology! Tickets cost $1 to raise money for an elevator we broke.

Date: Friday May 1st
Time: 10 PM – 2 AM
Location: WestCo Cafe
Cost: $1