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: “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”

1989. USA. Dir: Steven Herek. With Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. 90 min.

In order to avoid flunking their history class “most heinously,” two slacker pals travel through history in a telephone booth and learn a totally righteous lesson along the way. Mixing Napoleon and Socrates with bodacious babes and metal-shredding, this cult classic will have you howling and muttering “Whoa, dude!” involuntarily.

DATE: Tonight, September 17th
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Beauty & The Beast Auditions

From Julia Baritz ’13:

Ever wanted to be in a Disney movie? Then come audition for Second Stage’s production of Beauty and the Beast!

Auditions will be held on Thursday September 16th and Friday September 17th from 5:30pm-8:30pm in Fayerweather 106. Please sign up for an audition slot on the sign-up sheets posted in the Theater Studios.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song, a short monologue, and a lot of enthusiasm!

  • Date: September 16, 17
  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Place: Fayerweather 106

EDIT: WSA Fall Elections

–The WSA’s voting website has experienced a glitch causing every student’s class year to be entered as “2001.” We’re alerting our website’s tech support. Stay tuned for updates, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Voting is now open for the Fall 2010 Wesleyan Student Assembly Elections. There are 8 At-Large seats and 9 Frosh seats to be filled; only upperclassmen can vote in the former and only freshmen in the latter.

Also in this election is the annual WSA Survey, which is a crucial instrument for identifying student needs. Ever wanted to let the WSA know exactly what you think about campus issues? Here’s your chance.

The election will close Friday at midnight, so don’t wait – to vote, go to the WSA website.

(Note: if the voting website does not load, refresh your brower.)

Student Group Fair Registration: Last Call

WSA Coordinator Nandita Vijayaraghavan ’13 writes:

The Student Groups Fair is this week and this is your last chance to register your student group for a spot.  This event is a great way to showcase your group and recruit incoming students – don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

To register, go to and click on “Registration Process”. Fill out the form. Your student group does not need to be officially registered with COEAC in order to sign up. You are also encouraged to use posters, props or acts to supplement your booth.

The deadline to register has been extended to Tuesday, September 14th, at noon.

The Fair itself will be this Friday, Sept 17th from 2-5 pm in the Usdan Courtyard. (The rain location is the Spurrier-Snyder Hockey Rink in the Freeman Athletic Center.) Recruit new members for your group, or find new student groups to join. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Auditions for “Becoming Twenty-Something: A Cabaret Evening”

Ross Shenker ’11 and Samantha Pearlman ’11 write…

Auditions have begun for Second Stage’s production of “Becoming Twenty-Something: A Cabaret Evening.” This production will consist of 4-6 singers who will perform existing songs from contemporary pop music and musical theater. You will have the unique opportunity to learn how to select repertoire that is not only a good choice vocally but emotionally as well. Each singer will recount personal experiences, stories, and anecdotes and attempt to find music/lyrics that embody the stories in a way simple words cannot. Performances are October 7th, 8th, and 9th in The ’92 Theater. Auditions are by appointment and we ask you to prepare a 1-2 minute pop or musical theater song. Sheet music is preferred as a pianist will be on hand. E-mail or to set up an audition time. You must contact us by September 17th in order to be considered.