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

Film Series: “Taken”


2008. Dir: Pierre Morel. With Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen. 93 min.

“I have a very particular set of skills … skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” Watch Liam Neeson single handedly kill the entire population of Albania in search of his kidnapped daughter!

DATE: Tonight, April 30th
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Music and Dance of Bali

From Sarah-Jane Ripa ’02:

$5 Wes student tickets for a rare event – a full-length performance of Balinese Music and Dance, featuring the Wesleyan Balinese Angklung. Green Street is right behind Iguanas Ranas. Don’t Miss – may not happen again for quite some time!

Date: TODAY, April 30
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Green Street Arts Center (51 Green Street)

Children in the Fields: The hidden problem of child labor in America

Sophie Ackoff ’11 writes:

WesFRESH presents another event for their week of food politics, this time on farm worker justice:

Hundreds of thousands of children work in agriculture throughout the U.S.  Child farmworkers as young as twelve often work twelve- and fourteen-hour days under dangerous and grueling conditions.  They risk pesticide poisoning, injuries, and suffer fatalities at five times the rate of children working in other jobs.  As a result of their long hours, they drop out of school at alarming rates.  Nationally, barely half graduate from high school.

Although agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., child farmworkers are exempt from the legal protections granted to all other working children in the U.S.  This briefing will give you an overview of these issues by Human Rights Watch as well as an opportunity to sign a letter addressed to local Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro urging her support of the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act, HR 3564), legislation that would greatly improve the lives of children in the fields.

Date:    April 30
Time:    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place:    Usdan 110

Pangea Night Market

Aditi Shivaramakrishnan ’12 writes:

PANGEA Night Market – your favorite springtime end-of-semester staple – is back!

Come enjoy this authentic open-air market featuring delicious snacks from around the world and live entertainment, proudly brought to you by Wesleyan student groups.

Bring cash! All profits will go to SEALNet‘s summer projects in Southeast Asia.

Facebook event here.

Date:    April 30
Time:    6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:    Usdan Courtyard (Beckham Hall if it rains)

Lobster Fest 2010 Featuring Mike Kuhn ’09

WesWings’ 10th annual Lobster Fest.  You can reserve your lobster in advance or pay at the door.  Menu includes:  1  1/4 – 1  1/2lb lobster, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes.

Mike Kuhn ’09 returns as musical guest.

Become a fan of our Facebook page for a chance to win a free lobster. Facebook event here.

Date:    April 30
Time:    5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place:    WesWings
Cost:    $25