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

Stethoscope Press Chapbook Series Seeks Submissions!

Submit to the Stethoscope Press Chapbook Series for the 2010-2011 academic year!  What’s a chapbook?: It’s a short collection of work (often written, but not necessarily) usually by the same author/s. (For our purposes, in the neighborhood of 2/3 stories/essays, 10/12 poems/drawings, etc.)

When are the submissions due?: We are having rolling submissions until October 31st, but if you have a project, send it along as soon as you can. Submit to stethoscopepress@gmail or Wesbox 90336.

Do I need to submit a completed project?: No. Please send 1/2 stories/essays, 5/7 poems/drawings or about half of whatever else you would like to submit and a paragraph describing where you think the work is going. If you don’t have half, send us what you have and explain what you want to do.

Do I have to work on it by myself?: Nope. Two and three person projects are absolutely welcome.

Will you help me work on it?: Yes. The Steth editorial staff will work with you throughout the year on your chapbook until everyone feels ready for it to go to print. (Think about it as a personal writing workshop for your project.)

Film Series: “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town”

1936. USA. Dir: Frank Capra. With Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur. 115 min.

A simple, tuba-playing, poem-scribing, hard-punching Vermonter inherits a fortune and wreaks hilarious havoc on those who try to exploit him for a rube. Tender, side-splitting, and still relevant, DEEDS is an American comedy original, undiminished by time and the corrosive efforts of Adam Sandler.

DATE: Tonight, September 25
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Kwayker Meeting

Kwayker meeting is a non-religious time and space for silent reflection. Those who are ‘moved to speak’ can do so. Our meetings tend to be no longer than 45 minutes. Anybody and everybody is welcome and encouraged to come. Bring friends!

  • Date: Sunday, September 26
  • Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Place: Meditation Room, Memorial Chapel (downstairs)

Wesleyan Musical Theatre Collective – Interest Meeting

Gabriel Urbina ’13 wants you to join the new Musical Theatre Collective:

Are you an English major? A music major? A theatre major? A dance major? Have you always held a secret desire to write, choreograph, score, and/or direct an original musical? Have your dreams of Broadway stardom been frustrated by your lack of technical know-how? If this sounds like you, the newly-created Wesleyan Musical Theatre Collective will be having its first meeting this Sunday September 26th, at 8:00 PM, in Allbritton 004. If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested in participating, email wesmtc[at] Don’t have any experience in writing music? No problem, neither do we.

Date: Sept. 26

Time: 8pm-9:30

Place: Albritton 004

Slam Poetry Team General Interest Meeting

Mike Rosen ’11 writes in:

Good People of All Shapes and Sizes,

I’m writing to let you know that you no longer have to close your blinds and hide under the covers every time you blow the dust off that old Whitman book you keep disguised behind your “Almanac of Socially Acceptable Hobbies.” That’s right. No longer will you cower in shame in Olin every time you cry a little too obviously watching Ken Arkind or get a little too inspired while watching Saul Williams. Poets, the time has come to step out of the shadows and into . . . Usdan!

This Sunday we’ll be holding a general meeting for anyone interested in being part of the inaugural Wesleyan University Slam Poetry Team, whether they’ve never written a poem in their life or are international slam champions. So, anyone who has any interest, whether it’s in being on the team or helping to decide what poets we bring to campus as features for our soon-to-be-monthly slam events, should stop by Writers Bloc this Sunday in Usdan Room 110, which is on the main floor near the quick-mart version of upstairs from 4 – 5:30 (meeting will take place at end of Bloc) to hear what’s up and put their names down in the Book of Life.