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

Precision: SYNC ft. LEIF

Come watch Precision Troupe’s final performance/dance party of the year! Party it up on the last day of classes, and join Precision in the USDAN Courtyard.

n77161087668_88292Featuring the musical talents of LEIF and DJ Marisol, the party starts at 10:30 with LEIF and Precision on the stage at 11:30.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 10:30pm – 12am
Place: USDAN Courtyard
Price: Free!

Last contradance of the semester

The last contradance of the year is tomorrow! Come celebrate the end of classes and dance away your Reading Week blues! As always, live music and a good time will be provided. The second half of the dance will feature the MEGABAND, the contradance big band.

Contradance at Beckham HallEveryone is welcome, and no experience is necessary; all dances will be taught. Contact Emily Troll ’10 (etroll@wes) for more information, or if you are interested in helping out.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall

NWP talk on intl. service and development

Nagarote-Wesleyan PartnershipJoin the Nagarote-Wesleyan Partnership for a discussion on international service and community development in Nicaragua, led by Sarah Proescher, field director of the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City partnership. Proescher, who in addition to her extensive work advocating for civil rights in Chiapas, Mexico and immigrant rights in New York City, has experience in international service and the issues surrounding it, will address the issue of irresponsible foreign aid and the ‘new paradigm’ of sustainable development.

The NWP will also show a short video about existing programs and the youth involved in the Sister City Project, as well as provide information about the student group on campus.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

[Via Karimah Nichols ’09.]

Chris Pureka folk music show

Chris PurekaChris Pureka ’01, folk singer-songwriter, will perform at Wesleyan on the last day of classes! Come unwind and enjoy some sweet tunes (or, you know, cry). Tickets will be on sale at lunch and dinner at Usdan starting… now! You may also buy tickets at the door.

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: WestCo Café
Cost: $3 for Wes students; $5 otherwise

[Via Camara Awkward-Rich ’11.]