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

Senior Barbecue Today

From Adeneiki Williams ’10:

End of year barbecue for members of the class of 2010, brought to you by reslife.

Music, games, Dean Melendez.

See you there!!

Date: May 2
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Backyard of Pine and Fountain

yoga mmmmmm: a sensual experience like no other

From Abby Baker ’12:

Do you like yoga? Do you like food? Ever wish they were somehow swirled together in some sensual pool of wonderfullness? If so, come to the Buddhist House meditation room May 2nd for a one of a kind delicious experience.

Inspired by David Romanelli’s “Jam Sessions: Yoga for Foodies,”, I will be teaching a 75 minute luxurious flow-yoga class followed by 100% organic treats (dark chocolate, kombucha, fruit…)– FREE OF CHARGE. All yoga levels welcome, all you need is a mat and water bottle.

Facebook event.

Date: Sunday May 2
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Buddhist House

Quantum Mechanics & Free Will

Carl T. West ’11 writes:

Quantum Mechanics has lead to a rejection of the “clockwork universe” world view and offers a restored place for free will.  We will begin with a brief talk by Carl T. West on some foundational elements of QM and their relation to determinism / free will, followed by open discussion.

The event is intended to help engage non-scientists and scientists in discourse on non-technological subjects of mutual interest, or just to give you an opportunity to learn some cool physics!  Consequently, the talk will involve *no mathematics* and presume no philosophical or theological background.

Date:    May 2
Time:    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place:    Exley Science Center basement, room 58 (there will be signs from the lobby)