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


Julia Baritz ’12 kicks the doors in and threatens my children if I did not post:


Based on the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name, “The Canterville Ghost” is an original musical written by the Wesleyan Musical Theater Collective. The story follows Sir Simon de Canterville, a terrible ghost who, after centuries of scaring the wits out of every Englishman to step foot on his estate, finds himself entirely unable to frighten an American family that moves into Canterville Chase. Sir Simon’s ensuing identity crisis forces him to explore the complicated ethics of being human– whether living or dead.

AUDITIONS will be held in the Memorial Chapel rehearsal room on Monday, Sep. 12th and Tuesday, Sep. 13th, from 7PM – 10PM both days. Come to the audition with a short song and monologue of your choosing.

Date:   Sept. 12 – Sept. 13
Time:   7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  Memorial Chapel Meeting (Rehearsal Room)

EDIT: Canterville Ghost also needs a prop designer. Jillian Rubin ’12 writes:

Community Engagement Opportunities

Enjoy this triple-play event post with bonus application material:

Find out ways to get involved in your local community.  The Center for Community Partnerships is hosting several different events this week to find out ways to to get connected:

  • AmeriCorps Info Session: Monday at 8pm or Tuesday at 4pm Usdan 108
  • CCP Open House 1pm – 3pm @ 167 High St
  • Community Engagement Fair, Wed 9/15 11:30 – 1pm Usdan Courtyard

And if you want to work for OCS, please attend a mandatory employment session, info here:

Dates: Sept. 12, 13,  14
Times: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Places: Usdan 108, 167 High, Usdan Courtyard

Fencing Club Informational Meetings

From Sarah “En Garde!” Lerman-Sinkoff ’14 comes a heartwarming tale of –well, just look at the picture:

Whether you’re an accomplished swordsperson or just want to try the most fun stress reliever with a point, W’Escrime: The Wesleyan Fencing Club has a place for you! Come to one of our informational meetings on Monday 9/12 in Usdan 110 at 7PM and Tuesday 9/13 in Usdan 108 at 7PM. Can’t make it to a meeting but still interested in joining? Email Sarah Lerman-Sinkoff, slermansinko@_@wesleyan(._.)edu.

Septembers: Sept. 12 and Sept. 13
PMs:   7:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Usdans:  Usdan 110, Usdan 108

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.

Shroom Foraging!

Maxwell Hellman ’13 writes in to help you get your ‘shroom foraging on TOMORROW:

This coming Monday, Zaac Chaves – expert forager – will be leading a tour around campus and surrounding areas in search of wild edibles. He has come several times before and the event is always a great success.  Zaac will be teaching us how to find, identify and consume wild species that grow naturally around us.  Also, this year is a particularly good year for mushrooms, so we will be in search of some tasty ‘shrooms!

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Meet outside Weshop