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: “A Prophet”

2009. France/Italy. Dir: Jacques Audiard. With Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup. 155 min.

Behind bars in a French prison, a naive newcomer rides the rough wave of organized crime in order to survive. One of the most critically-praised flicks of last year, A PROPHET is a cinematic yet decidedly non-Corleone mob saga, reinventing the gangster picture to satisfyingly murderous effect.

DATE: Tonight, September 15th
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Mr. Tent Goes To Middletown

Beloved former record store owner and post-punk enthusiast Malcolm Tent will once again be making downstairs Usdan his own personal vinyl playpen. He owned a Danbury record store for 21 years and has been coming to Wes since ’98, so he knows his shit. Ask him what his favorite Devo album is, if you dare:

Lucky you! I, Malcolm Tent, am returning to your benighted campus. I will be loaded with the best new + used underground/overground records, CDs, DVDs, jewelry, posters, patches, pins, and….? The date is Wednesday, September 15. I’ll be at Usdan (by the staircase) from approximately noon- 5 PM

Not only will I be selling stuff, but I’ll be buying and trading so bring all of your unwanted records, tapes, CDs, or whatever!

  • What: Vinyl!
  • Date: Today
  • Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Where: Usdan

Fast-a-thon 2010 Volunteer Info Meeting

Yet another opportunity to do good in the world:

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon? 1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry. If you’d like to HELP WITH THIS YEAR’S FAST-A-THON, there will be a meeting for volunteers on Sept 15.

This year’s Fast-a-Thon is going to be enormous and we really need your help to make it a success! If you can’t make it to the meeting but want to help, send an email to hjafri(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Get pumped, and we hope to see you there!


The Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee

  • Date: TODAY, Sept. 15
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: Usdan 110

Community Engagement Fair

All these opportunities to help people out, you must be feeling guilty by now.  Here’s another from Cathy Lechowicz:

Come find out ways to volunteer or about work study opportunities in the community. Twenty five agencies and student groups will be there to share opportunities.

  • Date: TODAY, Sept. 15
  • Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan Courtyard (Rain site: Beckham Hall)

Hermes Wants You

Zak Kirwood ’12 sends in information about Wesleyan’s most totally underrated campus media source:

The oldest continuously published student-run progressive publication in the Northeast needs editors, graphic designers, revolutionaries, and submissions! Hermes was founded in 1975 by a group of student activists as an alternative to the school newspaper, the Argus. These days we try to provide a more political, critical, and analytical outlet for campus opinion.

We publish about seven issues a year, with material ranging from campus life, photo essays, short fiction, and opinion pieces, but we tend to focus on activism and social commentary from a variety of viewpoints.

Hermes is organized in a collective, non-hierarchical, informal manner. We have no editors-in-chief, no restrictions on staff, and no censorship; all decisions are made by the entire staff. Hermes is a forum for ideas. Anyone is welcome to participate.