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

MIX Meeting

May Lee Watase ’13 invites you to the first MIX meeting of the year this Saturday in the Multipurpose room at Usdan (in the basement by WesStation) at 4pm!

MIX stands for:  

M ixed heritage
I nterracial
X cross cultural

MIX is a student group dedicated to:

-promoting awareness about mixed heritage experiences
-providing a safe place for people to self-identify
-discussing ideas and experiences about mixed-heritage in a supportive environment

Don’t have mixed feelings about coming to this mixer!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 25
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Multipurpose Room in Usdan (in the basement!)

Native American Dance Workshop

An interesting Saturday afternoon activity from Hugh Jass ’69:

I find that Native American dance is usually misunderstood by the general public, if not entirely overlooked. Knowing that Green Street offers a number of dance classes and workshops, and that Wesleyan has a vibrant Dance Department, I thought there would be plenty of interest to hold a workshop on Native American dance. Join Rebecca Perry-Levy and her family in an exploration of different Native American Dance traditions, in full regalia. This workshop includes a question and answer forum, in-depth explanation, and teaching of social dances. Participation is welcome, but not necessary. Please join us whether you want to dance or simply watch and enjoy. FREE FOR WES STUDENTS ($10 Adults, $8 Members/Children/Seniors)!! Co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Dance Department.

Date: Sept. 25 – Sept. 25
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Cost: $0 in today’s money (approximately $0.00 in 1953 US Dollars)

Lantern Making at Psi-U

From Deena Godfrey ’12:

Stop by Psi-U after Saturday brunch to make your own orgami lanterns that will be used to decorate the Fast-a-Thon Venues!

Throughout the Muslim world (specifically in northern Africa) during Ramadhan, the streets and bazaars are lined with metal cutwork lanterns. When the time comes to open the fast at sundown, entire communities join in the streets and celebrate under those lanterns. Please help us try and re-create this sort of unity on campus.

You can even keep your lantern once the Fast-a-thon is done!

  • Date: Sept. 25
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Place: Psi-U
  • Cost: Free!

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Blair Laurie ’12 wants you to reconnect with your  inner child!

Come to Saturday Morning Cartoons at Alpha Delta Phi! Relive your childhood tomorrow morning in the ADP Grotto.

Enjoy free hot coffee, waffles, pancakes, and cereal while watching X-Men, Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more! Remember a simpler time…before hangovers.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Sept. 25
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: ADP – Grotto
Cost: Free

Floorboard Blues

From Jan Marie ’11:

Low-lights, chill vibes, close encounters, and everything from janky guitar to smooth piano blues music: this is how WESwing & Blues likes to party.

Come dance with us. If you don’t know how to dance, we’ll teach you, or help you make it up as the night goes on.

This is a fundraiser to help us bring Fly Machine to play live on Halloween. So we’re asking for a $5 donation. But if you don’t have $5, come anyway. We like bodies.

Oh, and prepare to be cuddled. Hardcore.

  • Date: Friday, September 24
  • Time: 10 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Place: Vinnie’s Jump & Jive, 424 Main Street
  • Cost: $5

Facebook event here.