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: “Dig!”

2005. USA. Dir: Ondi Timoner. With Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor. Documentary. 107 min.

Poster’s Note: This movie kicks serious ass and is very underrepresented in the Wesleying poll to the right and the Cine-File column. It’s the best movie this week (and maybe this calendar)?

Shot continuously over seven years, DIG! captures the love/hate relationship between The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre — two rival rock bands attempting to revolutionize the music industry in a manic quest fueled by vanity, genius, narcissism, and heroin.

DATE: Tonight, September 22
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

‘Free Hugs’ is Back

Lilah Sloane ’11 wants to make each of your Wednesdays a little brighter!

The Free Huggers are back!  Come to Usdan (either in front of the building or at the bottom of the stairs to the marketplace) Wednesdays from 12-1 and get a hug, give a hug, or simply see them and smile.

Free Hugs is a worldwide movement where people stand in public places with a sign that says “free hugs”.  It is not affiliated with any other group on campus and the goal is to make people’s days a little bit better.  If you’re interested in giving hugs, just show up. :)

Have a good day!

Date: Wednesdays, starting Sept. 22
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Place: USDAN

Method Magazine Meeting

Christian Bachrach ’13 rights inn:

Method Magazine will be holding its first meeting this Wednesday night. This is an open meeting for anyone wishing to contribute to the blog or Spring publication. We are looking for new writers, photographers, graphic designers, etc. Method Magazine wants you, so bring a friend. [Editors’ note: Apparently they want you—and your friend? Clarification possible, though not guaranteed, when you go to the meeting.]

  • Date: Wednesday, September 22
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Place: PAC (the artist formerly known as Harriman Hall) 002

Farmer’s Market Tomorrow

You know the drill:

We’ll be having our second Farmers Market of the year, this Wednesday afternoon in the courtyard outside Usdan.

In addition to fresh-baked breads and other delicious treats from our favorite vendors, there will be live music and a tasty lunch (vegetarian option included) made from local ingredients served by Bon Apetite. Not to mention the beautiful weather forecast for this Wednesday: sunny and 88! Bring your sunglasses, cash, and an empty stomach.

Oh, and check our awesome new blog here.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 22
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan Courtyard
  • Cost: Depends

I’ll be supplying the live music, so bring shirts you want autographed.

Student-Run Grief Group

From Kendall McKinnon ’11:

The Student-Run Grief Group is a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. We meet every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Davidson Health Center. Feel free to come and go when it’s convenient for you. Our first session will be this Wednesday, September 22. Questions? Call or email Kendall: 512-296-3521, kmckinnon(at)Wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Sept. 22 – Sept. 22
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Second floor of the Health Center (enter through the back), follow signs to Group Room #212.