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

The CFA presents: Bennie Maupin Trio

Multi-reed player and composer Bennie Maupin is a profound jazz artist who is at the pinnacle of his artistic powers. Although he might be best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet playing on Miles Davis’s classic Bitches Brew album and as a founding member of Herbie Hancock’s seminal band The Headhunters, he has never stopped testing the waters, pushing the envelope and expanding the language. Maupin has also recorded and played with a wide variety of musical icons including Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes and Jack DeJohnette. Performing with Bennie will be Buster Williams on bass and Michael Stephans on drums. The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra will open the concert with a short set. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships. This performance is part of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call x3355 or visit

Date: May 1st
Time: 8pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 for general admission, $16 for seniors and non-Wesleyan students; $6 for Wesleyan students

The Sister Spit Road Show

Susanna Myrseth ’10 writes:

Celebrate your May Day with the legendary queer performance art gang, Sister Spit, a multimedia explosion of influential zinesters, fashion plates, slam poets, novelists, performance artists, poets and fancy scribblers!

This 2010 tour features queer luminary Michelle Tea, legendary trans film director, screenwriter and former tribe 8 guitarist Silas Howard, queer graphic novelist and anti-racist activist Elisha Lim, spoken word pioneer and slam poet Regie Cabico, trans psychic memoirist Len Plass, queer zinester/portraitist/graphic novelist Nicole J. Georges, and Power Point loving shape-shifter translady Annie Danger!

Brought to you through the support of the Zombie Art Collective, APRIL, the Queer/Trans Collective, the Adelphic Education Fund, the Emergence Infoshop Collective, Writing Hall, SALD, Invisible Men, Spectrum, Stethoscope Press, WestCo, the UOC, the QRC & SART

Date:    May 1
Time:    9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place:    The Memorial Chapel

Wes Speed Dating: Get Hitched or Get Laid!

Tired of talking to the same people?
Tired of not talking to anyone?
Then come Speed Date!!

“Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process or dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people. Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish HaTorah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.” – Wikipedia

As the year is coming to an end, take this opportunity to meet someone new. This Saturday, the Youth Coalition for Community Action will be hosting a speed dating event at 200 Church Street.

Admission will be $2 in advance and $3 at the door. We will be selling tickets at Usdan during lunch and at the door. All proceeds will go to Our School at Blair Grocery in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

** Delicious home-cooked food will also be available for those low on meals and points!!!

Wes Speed Dating:
Find a friend!
Find a fling!
Find a hirsband! ;)

Facebook event here.

Date:    May 1
Time:    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place:    200 Church St
Cost:    $2

May Day at Long Lane Farm!

Wesleyan’s Long Lane Farm is hosting a May Day celebration featuring:

  • Live Bands,
  • Farmer’s Market Vendors
  • Gardening and Farming
  • Crafts
  • Student Environmental Groups
  • and FREE FOOD!

Date: Saturday, May 1st
Time: 12pm to 5:00pm
Place: Long Lane Farm, click here for a Google map!

Musical Shark Attack

Brian Papish ’10 writes in about a funky end of the year blowout featuring The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Toussaint & Buru, Mamarazzi, and DJ Lord Lewis.

  • The Guardian UK called the Phenomenal Handclap Band “astronauts of progressive soul, moored at the stellar point where rock, funk and psychedelia bloom into cosmic-disco amazingness.” Check out their video:
  • Toussaint & Buru Style are, of course, Wesleyan’s own soul and reggae band. Come by and see them while you can, because they might not play at Wes next year!
  • Mamarazzi spontaneously combusted under the careless scientific supervision of a group of Wesleyan University Alum. The band’s sound has been born and born again through daily revivals of its earthly ingredients. The result, like a ripe grapefruit, is that just-right combination of unlikely elements: tart funk, acidic groove, and nectar of ancient lullaby. Check it out:
  • DJ Lord Lewis is the funkmaster of WESU. He’ll bring his personal collection of records to spin throughout the night.
  • Also, Musicians Helping Hands will be selling CDs to benefit Kenyans in Kalemng’orok and Eldoret, so bring a few extra bucks!

Date: Saturday, May 1
Time: 9:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free!