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

Tonight & Tomorrow: Donate Points to FNB Wishlist

Let’s get real for a minute: The school year is coming close to an end. For many, this is reflected in a very declined balance of Monopoly money points on the ol’ Wescard. But as always, there are others who have found themselves with quite an excess, and have no idea how to spend it all before the semester ends (unlike M-town Ca$h, this Wes-specific currency won’t roll over from year to year).

In our busy lives of studying and reading Wesleying, it can be hard to find the time and energy to get rid of those pesky extra points. But worry no longer, comrades, for hope has arrived! There is now a quick and easy solution that feels just as great as a full work-out!

…And perhaps in this context: FOOD NOT POINTS.

“I Open My Books”: An Open House Celebrating Robin Price, Printer and Publisher

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Robin Price‘s  press, there will be an open house in Special Collections & Archives, Monday, May 3, 4-6 p.m.  Price is an internationally known book artist and fine press printer, who is based in Middletown.  Her work is the subject of the current exhibition at the Davison Art Center, Counting on Chance: 25 Years of Artist’s Books by Robin Price, Printer.  Works by her mentors and students are on display in the Olin Library exhibition area.  This open house offers an opportunity for hands-on reading and viewing of Price’s work, as well as a chance to chat with the artist.  Please share this with your friends.

For further information, please contact Special Collections & Archives at x3864 or at sca(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date:    May 3
Time:    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place:    Special Collections and Archives

Professor Claire Potter “Re-Thinking Feminism’s Sex Wars: Theorizing Male Violence in the Age of Reagan”

Radical feminist struggles over sexuality generated what have come to be seen as the “feminist sex wars”? of the 1970s and 1980s.  Professor Claire Potter examines the theoretical, ethical and historical dimensions of these wars, asking in particular how the sex wars and the political history of the Reagan era might be made relevant to, and illuminate, each other. Professor Potter argues that critical questions about the nature of violence in the late Cold War United States, the legacy of the Vietnam War, the emergence or capture of radical anti- war activists like Jane Alpert, and the disappearance of boundaries between the military and society — are also critical concerns for a history of radical feminism. Her lecture focuses on activists whose paths to feminism came through the peace and civil rights movements, and not through women’s liberation.

Claire Potter is Professor of History and the American Studies Program at Wesleyan University.  She is author of War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men and the Politics of Mass Culture, and is completing a history of the sex wars entitled Sexual Revolutions; Feminism, the Reagan Revolution and the Politics of Pornography, 1968-1990.  Her article on “Queer Hoover” was awarded the Audre Lord Prize for best article in 2007-2008.  Professor Potter received her BA in English From Yale and an MA and PhD in History from New York University.

Date:    May 3
Time:    8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:    The Russell House