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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
experience!

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)
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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

Prof. Wai Chee at Russell House

Come enjoy the Center for the Humanities lecture series on ‘Worlding’!

Professor Wai Chee Dimock begins her lecture with the idea that, when it comes to the teaching of literature, the classroom isn’t the default, or the sole and exclusive option. Instead, it is something that we might do on an ad hoc basis, as the need arises. And we might do it in a variety of settings, using different technologies, taking advantage of different platforms, different media, and speaking to an audience not necessarily thinking of the B.A. as their terminal point. These are some of the questions raised with the term “public humanities.” Professor Dimock reports on two efforts to give meaning to that term. The first, undertaken by historian David Shields, tries to re-introduce the benne (an African sesame) to South Carolina, in the context of an Atlantic history that includes the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Historical scholarship rubs shoulders here with sustainable agriculture and high cuisine. The second is her own effort at public humanities taking the form of a Facebook group, “Rethinking World Literature.” The lecture considers the global reach of this social networking site and the intellectual conversations it facilitates.

Date: Sept. 27
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Russell House

Men’s Club Soccer Meeting/Practice

Club SoccerInterested in playing club soccer? Monday night there will be a practice followed by a meeting for all those interested in joining. Meet at the turf field in the back of Freeman. Email edrobinson(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu for more info.

  • Date: Tomorrow, Sept. 27
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Place: Turf Field Behind Freeman

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.)

Wesleying Needs You

Anonymous commenters, shoutbox-ers, ACB-ers: You want Wesleying not to crash every Finals Week (or other sporadic moments throughout the year).  You want Wesleying to be more user friendly.  You want to be able to sort through posts easier.  You want aesthetic changes to be made quicker.  You want it? You got it — That is, of course, if you can help us make that happen. We gots no money! Our server contract ends this year, and we are hoping to upgrade so Wesleying.2011 can be better, faster, stronger.  With your fund$ we can:

  • renew our contract, stay online
  • upgrade our server! no more annoying 503s!
  • have some $$$ to make Wesleying even more user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing (although we know you all loved the “Wesleying: a website for students who go here to Wesleyan” banner, having some money would make our redesigns faster and more professional)
  • keep Wesleying 100% independent – We would like to remain completely financially independent and non-university affiliated (no SBC funds). Wesleying was created to be an independent student blog, and while it may only be symbolic, we’d like to have the independence to go on rants about the University like with the Tour de Franzia crackdown or the Fountain Avenue fiasco, or just post pictures of students in their underwear with Michael Roth’s face pasted on.

While Wesleying may not give you a sweet tote bag like NPR does, here are some reasons you should support us: Wesleying presents: Uncle Roth

  • because you love us? maybe?
  • you’re a student who reads Wesleying during lectures, in Olin, when you want to see the S&C menu, for fun Ye Olde Wesleyan posts, and because you need a Wesleyan internet aggregator to keep you informed of when WesCam is up and running, of the existence of WesBreasts and WesTacles…or you want to find out who is lecturing at CHUM.
  • you’re a rich alum or parent who’s too cool to want hir name on a building.  Wesleying keeps you updated on what’s going on better than any Wesleyan listserv.  Or you’re a poor alum with Cardinal spirit, an internet addiction, and $1 to spare.
  • For a forum where students, administrators, administrators posing as students and students posing as administrators can discuss campus policies and news.
  • For our dearly departed Sheek and Holly and Xue and so many others!

So if you are so inclined, make your donation to Wesleying’s PayPal account whether you’re a student, a parent, an alum, or just someone who googled “sex party.”  You can donate any amount you wish, and show some class pride by adding your class year in cents (i.e. Michael Roth ’78, donate $100.78!  Poor alum ’10, donate $1.10!).  At least join the facebook event and spread it to your friends.


With love,

All of us at Wesleying

[Thanks to David Shimomura ’13 for photoshopping the awesome ‘Uncle Roth’ image for me for this post.]