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

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“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

Blackbird Auditions (Round II)

The folks behind the upcoming Blackbird seem to actually have a shortage of dicks on the dance stage floor:

The Second Stage production of BLACKBIRD will be holding a second round of auditions on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 7pm to 9pm, in the East Room of the Theater Studios Building. This round of auditions is for MALE ACTORS only. Participants are asked to bring a one minute, contemporary, dramatic monologue (need not be memorized).

BLACKBIRD tells the story of Ray and Una, who fifteen years prior, had a relationship that left both of their lives in ruin. They haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now Una has found him again, and it is clear that the anger, the guilt, and the shame from years past still remain.

All questions can be directed to Evan DelGaudio ’12, Director (edelgaudio(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) and Elizabeth MacLachlan ’11, Stage Manager (emaclachlan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).

Date: Monday, Sept. 23
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Theater Studios Building, East Room

Update by A-Batte; see the old post below:

Democracy Matters First Meeting!

Corey “Helpful Diagram There, Bro!” Guilmette ’13 sends in some words attached to a helpful diagram:

Democracy Matters is a group dedicated to reducing corporate influence in politics and bringing power back to the people. We will be having our first meeting on Thursday! We really need people who want to lead and want to make a difference. Its going to be an exciting year! There will be food and it will be fun-fun-fun! You should come and bring your friends!

Date: Sept. 23
Time: 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: PAC 114
Cost: You’ll never be referred to as “the bomb” again

Sukkah Sleepover/Jam Session!

From Sydney Hausman-Cohen ’13:

We’re chillin and jammin and EATIN in the sukkah all night long! Bring instruments, a sleeping bag if you have one (we’ll have extras), flashlights, friends…Come for a minute or the whole night!

  • Date: Thursday – Friday, Sept. 23 – Sept. 24
  • Time: 9:00 PM – 8:00 AM
  • Place: The Sukkah- CFA green

Composting Committee Inaugural Meeting

From someone really awesome but anonymous:

Did you know Wesleyan doesn’t compost? Want to make sure that we begin to compost? Want to drive an electric vehicle around campus? Do you love food waste? Help us establish an integrative composting system on campus. Its going to happen, but we need your help!

  • Date: Tomorrow, Sept. 23
  • Time: 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Place: Woodhead Lounge in Exley (its right past SciLi)