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

“Espwesleying, if you don’t mind”: Espwesso Opens Wednesday, Hires Errday

Espwesleying, an underground collaboration ‘twixt Espwesso and Wellesleying, is the second-hottest supergroup on the internet right now (#1). Turns out we’re dropping some new fire (“fiyah”, as you may have heard pronounced by savvy urban youth) this Wednesday night! If y’all haven’t heard, here’s the lowdown from Cache Job Engineer ’13:

Hey there, Brown students! Espwesso will resume normal hours of operation (Sunday-Thursday 9pm-1am) starting this Wednesday, the 7th. Hooray! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the best spot on campus to get free coffee (yes, frosh, that’s right, fucking free coffee. tasty stuff, too) Espwesso is an entirely student-run cafe in the basement of Albritton Center (room 003), that provides free drip coffee to the late-night Wesleyan community (donations are accepted/highly recommended) and gourmet espresso drinks for a small suggested donation. The cafe focuses on exposing the Wesleyan community to high quality specialty coffee through paying special care to coffee sourcing and best practices.

Also, Espwesso is hiring! We have an opening for a new barback/barista trainee (Workstudy ONLY, sorry guys). This is a training position that prepares you to work as a barista at Espwesso the following semester. Baristas at Espwesso are responsible for making drinks, taking suggested per-drink donations, and cleaning and maintaining the cafe space. As a barback, you will…

Werner Herzog’s 69th Birthday

Now comes a day I’ve been looking forward to since the end of last semester! Elliott Revin ’12 gives you the ecstatic truth:

Rainer Werner Herzog Schröter “Wim Wenders” Fassbinder is perhaps the most famous filmmaker to rise out of the New German Cinema of the ’70s. This first Monday of classes, Sept. 5, is his 69th birthday. His realization of his “natural right for a camera” as a teenager with the unwitting assistance of Munich Film School; his ecstatic truth filmmaking, as exemplified by films like his collaborations with Klaus Kinski; his freaking creepy renditions of popular children’s books; these are all worthy of celebration. There’s no formal event for this new yearly Wesleyan holiday (henceforth, every first Monday of classes shall forever be known as Werner Herzog’s 69th Birthday), but as a school that prides itself on the prestige of its film department (among other things), we should show our support for Herzog on his 69th birthday in two ways:

1) Watch a Werner Herzog film, wherever you are.
2) Engage in festivities celebrating the man himself, preferably involving mind-altering substances.

Everyone have a great (inaugural) 69th!

Date: Sept. 5, all damn day
Place: All over campus!

Audition for Waiting in Line

“Audition for Waiting in Line”? There’s no way that could be difficult, right? Oh, who are we kidding. Waiting in line is torture. Also, I’m sorry for deceiving you and should now reveal that this post is actually another a capella audition post and not something entirely different. I’ll just hand the mic to Waka Flocka Feinstein ’13 (or Will ’14, if you think he told the truth in the Chapel last week):

Audition for New Group! TODAY

Dammit, Katie Silver ’12, how can I NOT post your shit when you attach cute animal photos? Jesus. Anyway – Like to sing?

Audition for New Group!

Hey you! Do you like singing? Of course you do! So come try out for the New Group, Wesleyan’s second oldest co-ed a cappella group.

Who do we want:
Guys and Gals, especially if you can beatbox!

When do we want you:
Monday September 5th, 6.30-8.30 pm, Usdan 108
Tuesday September 6th, 6.30-8.30 pm, Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal Hall in the basement of Beckham)

See y’all there!

Date:   Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Time:   6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Place:  Usdan 108 (Mon) and Fayerweather 106 (Tues)

Edit: As it is an audition, the group would like you to prepare a song to sing.

The Cardinal Sinners want you!

Can’t imagine college without singing? Come audition for the Cardinal Sinners, Wesleyan’s oldest and sassiest all female acapella group.  Auditions will take place Monday and Tuesday night from 6-8pm in Usdan 110.  Look forward to seeing you there!!

Date: Monday 9/5, Tuesday 9/6
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Place: Usdan 110