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

EON: Orientation Gathering

Calling all people who breathe air, drink water, and like to get down for the Big Mama Earth.  Yeah, word to all yo moms.

Today from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in PAC 001 EON is hosting a gathering for all interested in advancing sustainability on the Wesleyan Campus and giving something back to good ol’ Mother Earth.

Date: TODAY!
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

Yoga Class – 10 AM TODAY!

Come take a yoga class with Shira Engel ’14! The class will use dynamic movement and vinyasa flow with breath to get your Sunday before classes start off to an energizing start! Shira trained with Three Sisters Yoga and teaches a vinyasa that moves students through the energetic centers of the body. Find out more at her blog!

  • Date: Sunday, September 4
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
  • Cost: Absolutely free!

Join the Argus!

From A. R. Gus ’68:

Do you want to be part of Wesleyan’s only semi-weekly news publication? We are currently searching for writers, photographers, copy editors, layout staff, and videographers! Come down to our office (located above Broad Street Books) on Sunday at 3 p.m. to learn more about how to get involved. No prior newspaper experience required.

In other news, The Argus turns 143 this month and we are celebrating with the launch of our brand new website! Whether or not you get a chance to pick up a print copy of today’s orientation issue, check it out online! Bookmark it! Follow us on twitter! Follow us on facebook! Submit a Wespeak!

  • Date: September 4
  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Above Broad Street Books

Kung Fu, Meditation, and Taichi Classes Introductory Meeting

Submitted by Alan Rodi ’12:

There will be an introductory meeting for Meditation, Taichi, and Kung Fu classes taught by the Wesleyan Small Forest Temple on Sunday September 4th at 10:15am in the Fayerweather Dance Studio (below Beckham Hall). The classes usually meet on Thursdays during the year: Meditation at 5:00pm in the Memorial Chapel meditation room, Taichi at 6:30 in the Freeman Athletic Center, and Kung Fu at 7:30 in the Freeman Athletic Center. For more information, read past the jump. 

Waste Not! Tag Sale

From Marj Dodson ’13 and Jack Hoskins ’12, comes something no frosh or upperclassmen should miss:

Waste Not is Wesleyan’s beginning-of-the-year tag sale. At the end of the spring, we collect students’ (especially seniors’) usable items that they no longer want and sell them back to the student body in the fall. We have mini-fridges, couches, clothes of every sort, costumes, kitchenware, and tons of miscellaneous, often hilarious, sometimes useful items for you to buy at extremely low prices.

Saturday 3:00-6:00
Sunday 2:00-5:00

The proceeds go to sustain the Waste Not! program (pay for storage, etc.) and extra goes to charity, so come support us!

Any questions? Email

Place:  Zion Church/Archeology Lab across from Freeman

You can also check out the event on the Facebook.