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

T-MINUS ONE HOUR: Yo La Tengo ticket giveaway

After a week chock-full of free and awesome musical events, I’m sure that, as a whole, the campus community is tired of this crap. It’s about time you went to see a show for free somewhere outside of walking distance, right? Lucky for you, WESU (frosh, apathetics: the Wesleyan-run community radio, 88.1 FM) knows what’s up:

WESU Middletown will be giving away a pair of tickets to the 9/23 Yo La Tengo show at Toad’s Place in New Haven.  The giveaway will take place during Wonderland, which airs 10:30 PM to midnight.  Listeners can tune in either over the airwaves via 88.1 FM or via the station’s 24/7 live stream, available at

Date: Toniiiight
Time: 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM or

Listen in! Even if you aren’t going for the tickets, make a habit of tuning in online (or the old-fashioned way) once in a while – with alternative news outlet programming all day and musical programs put on by your friends all night, there’s a little somethin’ for quite a lot of you folk.

Wye Oak @ Eclectic

Can anyone read the license plate on that van for me? It's really, really important. Thanks.

Salutations, dudes. Duo Week at Eclectic Haus rolls on – JEFF brothered up the ‘hood this Tuesday, Bestival had at least two pair playin’ for the (substantial) crowds last night, and tonight, Dem Wye Oak Boyz roll into town peddlin’ some indie folk jams (with just a little more keyboard backing than you might expect from a two-piece). The deets, from regular Wesleying contributor Do not include name and class year in post ‘??:

Alt.-folk rock duo Wye Oak will be coming to campus this Saturday. Widely known for their shoegazy/creative guitar melodies and powerful drums, Wye Oak separates themselves from the other rock bands out there and create a truly unique sound. Forget other plans. Come to Eclectic Saturday and enjoy their awesome sounds. Treasure Island will be opening. More details at Aural Wes.

Date: Sept. 10 – Sept. 10
Time: 9:00 PM – Bedtime
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $000.00 (If you guys haven’t been paying attention, there hasn’t been a single student-organized concert so far with a cover price. Awesome!)

Supplementary information after the jump:

Audition for Heaven*, a new play!

From Michael Steves ’13, who it seems you may or may not consider God:

Come audition for Heaven*, a new play produced by Second Stage! The play is a comedy about a hopelessly average old woman’s journey through an afterlife in which she gets to relive one moment of her life as it was, relive one moment with the ability to change it, and finally must audition to get into Heaven (in a process that resembles a particularly superficial version of American Idol).

Auditions will be held from 2-5pm Saturday and Sunday from 2:30-6pm. No preparation is necessary- just show up ready to read a few scenes.

The show goes up the weekend of October 29th.

  • Date:   Sept. 10
  • Time:   2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Place:  Saturday will be in the CFA Theater and Dance Studios East Room,
  • Date: Sept 11
  • Time: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Place: Theater Studio Jones Room

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New Teen Force Improv Comedy Auditions!

From Craig Malamut ’12:

Do you hate memorization, rules, short things, and sadness? Well then you’ll love free-form, long-form improvisational comedy! Audition for New Teen Force, Wesleyan’s only free-form, long-form improv comedy group! Whoopee!

  • Saturday, September 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Fayerweather
  • Sunday, September 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Usdan 110

Sunday Board Games & Snacks @ ADP

Lindsey Grimes ’12 and the rest of the Alpha Delt hooligans offers up a safe, wholesome, family-friendly alternative to being productive this Sunday:

Didn’t get enough board games on Friday at Well Being House? Want to release tension by whomping people at Monopoly? Avoid your homework this Sunday afternoon and come play board games in ADP’s living room! Noms provided.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 11
Time: 1 – 3:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delt Living Room