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: “Fargo”

1996. USA. Dir: Joel Coen. With Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. 98 min.

Amidst the snowy landscape and funny-sounding accents, a pregnant policewoman slowly uncovers a haphazard murder plot as her bumbling suspect struggles to protect his ill-conceived crime. This blood-soaked comedy of errors – chock-full of that delightfully ominous Coens quirk – will make you never want to look at a woodchipper again.

DATE: Tonight, September 29
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Wesleyan Students for Animal Welfare meeting

From Mary Vallo ’13:

This year’s first meeting of Wesleyan Students for Animal Welfare (WSAW) will be this Wednesday 9/29 at 7:30 pm in Usdan 110. We will be discussing some exciting new volunteering and fund-raising opportunities as well as continuing the efforts we began last year. Non-vegetarians welcome! Contact us with any questions at wesanimalwelfare(at)gmail(dot)com

Date: Sept. 29 – Sept. 29
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110

Second Stage Presents: The 24 Hour Play-Festival Sign-Ups

From Laignee Barron ’13:

How far will you go for your art? Will you write a 10-minute play in 8 hours? Do you want to direct a show written so recently the ink hasn’t dried? Could you perform a six page script after one day to learn lines? Bring out your sleepless crazy. 24 hours. 6 plays. A lot of adrenaline. Write. Rehearse. Perform.

Date: Friday October 8th through Saturday October 9th

Time: Performance is Saturday at 7:30 PM.

Location: Your computer. To participate as an actor, writer, or director, email Laignee Barron at

Outing Club Meeting!

That’s right – it’s that time again! Come hang out with fellow outdoorsy folks and discuss outings for the next two weekends as well as ideas for fall break. Meet at Outhouse (132 High Street) at 10 PM on Wednesday. If you are interested, come early at 9 PM to hear professor Peter Mark talk about his mountain climbing exploits in the Alps.

Pizza Party Good Times in the CFA

The other day I was thinking to myself, “Boy, wouldn’t it be great if amongst all this crappy weather there was a pizza party/potluck in the Davison Art Center in the CFA on Wednesday, September 29th???”

Oh my gosh Avery Truffleman ’13 made my daydreams come true!

From 5-7 PM in Davison you can eat pizza and/or participate in a pizza making competition!* Just get a couple of friends, cook up a dope pizza, and bring it to the CFA. Pizza judging will be at 6 PM by none other than Usdan pizza guru, Mert Champagne (he’s looking for flavor originality and tastiness). Winners receive medals and some sort of limited edition poster (?!?!).

In addition to getting your nom nom on, there will be live music and a new exhibit entitled “Art and Appetite.”

*To clarify, you don’t need to make a pizza to attend the event (but you’re cooler if you do).

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 29
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Place: Davidson Art Center in the CFA