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

Tonight: Dance Party after Dewey Dell

After tonight’s U.S. premiere performance of à elle vide in the Patricelli ’92 Theater by the young Italian experimental theater company Dewey Dell, there will be a dance party for the audience featuring a live performance by Black Fanfare.

DJ and composer Demetrio Castellucci explores electronic music and tribal sounds, featuring Dewey Dell soundtracks and other original selections.

à elle vide is a twenty-minute work that focuses on the void between two characters, the red Rooster and the white Scorpion, featuring rhythmic movement set to haunting electronic music. Watch a clip on YouTube past the jump. 

Get To Know SHOFCO!

Emily Weitzman ’14 writes:

Are you a freshman looking to get more involved at Wes? A sophomore, junior, or senior who has never gotten a chance to hear what SHOFCO is all about? Shining Hope for Communities is a non-profit organization started by Wesleyan students, with the mission of bringing education and gender equality to Kibera, Kenya, Africa’s largest slum. Check out this video for more info.

At this event, you will hear from students who have just returned from a summer teaching at the Kibera School for Girls, and students who are working hard for SHOFCO right here at Wesleyan. SHOFCO is doing big things. Come to PAC001 tomorrow at 4:30pm to learn how you can become a part of it.

DATE: TOMORROW, Friday, Sept. 9
TIME: 4:30-5:30 pm

WesRugby interest meeting tomorrow

WesRugby, Wesleyan’s trans-inclusive women’s rugby team, is having an interest meeting! Come see what it’s is all about.

Date: TOMORROW, Friday, Sept 9
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Exley 139
Bring: your bad self

[EDIT MV 7:31 pm: WesRugby is a trans-inclusive women’s rugby team.]

Zombie Art Collective Info Meeting

Does it matter that Zonbi Nzumbe (class of 1831, apparently) has been dead for at least a century and a half? Not to us at Wesleying, it doesnt! We’ll post pretty much whatever we get. Unless we, uh, don’t. Sorry. Anyway:

Interested in public art, activist art, free art, art for everybody? Noticed the lack of visual arts culture on campus? Thirsty for blood, or at the very least nourishment for your creative soul?

Come to the Zombie Art Collective info meating and jam tomorrow at 3 PM, whether or not you self-identify as an “artist.” We don’t adhere to the artist-nonartist binary.

The Zombie Art Collective facilitates happenings, spaces, group projects, events and workshops in the Wesleyan community.

Zombie is a non-hierarchical assortment of people aiding one another in projects to reclaim public space for personal expression. Zombies seek to create art that is involved, public, participatory, fluid, and dangerous; in which the role of the artist is to instigate, and the role of the audience is to become co-conspirators in our little mental coup against passivity.

Zombies want your brain.

Where: University Organizing Center, 190 High St.
Who: You and all your friends
When: Friday, 3 PM

Scared shitless yet? No? How about now? Yeah, that’s right. You better come (and yes, that means you, Habibi Mizuno ’15).

Board Game Night!

From Natalie Sacks ’14:

Tired of spending every Friday night wandering from frat to frat?  Want to meet some awesome people, play some games, and eat delicious snacks?  Then come to Board Game Night at Well-Being House this Friday night, and we’ll have our own party.

To get to Well-Being House (250 Court St):
Walk down High Street, and take a right on Court.  250 is at the end of the block on the right.

Date:   Sept. 9
Time:   9:00 PM – Midnight
Place:  Well-Being House (250 Court St)