Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
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
Place: The Usdan Center
Micha Feiring ’11 Sends us this:
Stop by the Zelnick Pavilion and check out the Environmental Justice photography show.
Environmental Justice (EJ) investigates the inequitable environmental burdens borne by minorities, women, the impoverished, and residents of developing nations. Specifically, EJ explores how environmental degradation disproportionately affects the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised members of our planet.
The Photography, by Micah Feiring’11, has an entirely local focus. All pictures document areas within Middletown or the greater Middlesex area. Areas of interest include Wesleyan’s own facilities and a nearby CRRA recycling plant.
The exhibit runs through this Saturday (May 16)
If you’re going home to New York this weekend, or if you’re looking for a way to get off campus before Senior Week, go check out Wesleyan’s own reggae/dub/funk/soul band Buru Style. They’ll be backing former Soulive singer Toussaint Liberator at the famous Blue Note jazz club.
Buru Style has really taken flight this year and this is just more proof: if you’re not aware of the Blue Note – well, it’s kind of a big deal.
Place: Blue Note, Greenwich Village, 131 W 3rd St. (between Macdougal and 6th)
Time: Friday, 12-2 AM
No age limit!
A new café and lounge is opening this weekend on Main Street. Owner Nick Cacaci says that The Shadow Room, located across from Brew Bakers where Mega Wraps used to be, is “part art gallery, part NYC-style lounge that will boast an atmosphere unlike anything in town.”
Cacaci wants to celebrate The Shadow Room’s opening with Wes students before we all leave for the summer, so he will be hosting a post-Finals party weekend for Wes students, with specials including:
- $2 PBR
- $3 drafts
- $5 cocktails and martinis
- Appetizer specials
Dates: Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16
Time: 8:00 PM – midnight
Place: The Shadow Room (170 Main)
EON would like to remind everyone that donation areas for Waste Not! have now been set up in each dorm:
Donations to Waste Not! Tag sale begin this week!
It’s almost the end of the year, and you have a lot of crap.
Don’t throw it out! Donate it to the Waste Not! Item Collection and Tag Sale!
See list of acceptable items at each donation area. Most notably: clothing, furniture, appliances/electronics, and books!
Reading week, finals week, and senior week (May 3-25)
Residence Halls: The blue taped off areas around halls and the larger areas in lounges!
Seniors in Woodframes: look for the infosheet placed under your door with instructions about how to donate.
Last year, the proceeds from the tag sale went to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and the CT River Watch Program. Proceeds from this year’s tag sale will be donated to local organizations and put towards green initiatives on campus.