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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
experience!

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)
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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

Update: Amanda Palmer “Ninja Gig” @ Eclectic

Update from our last post: Amanda Palmer ’98 continues running around Wesleyan, tweeting her every movement, and linking to Wesleying. HEAD EXPLLLOOODES. The “ninja gig” will be at Eclectic—technically “near College Row”—at 7 pm. Palmer says:

I will be playing at Eclectic (200 High Street) at 7 pm sharp TONIGHT. Totally free, totally open, all ages welcome. Bring food, bring ukeleles, and fermented malt beverages for Amanda Palmer. There is a distinct possibility we will then parade to the Goldsmith Family Cinema for Stop Making Sense. Amanda would also like people to volunteer to make out with her during the movie.

[Edit by frostedmoose: HIIII MEEZZ PALMERRR. I WUVVV YOUUUUUU]

Men With Bad Manners at Music House

Howe Pearson ’12 writes in with this ambiguous call to action:

Men With Bad Manners are playing tonight (that’s 9/16) at Music House. The atmosphere within and about their audiences and them has always been full of Jah enchantments. Their joyous sounds are carriages to tangible euphoria that last for eternity. CAUTION: Planning to attend their shows is committing your will and energies to these mad men invested with bad manners. Before you know, and without your consent, you’ll be in the above mentioned state. Perhaps you’ll regret later why you had not known them beforehand. But again, everything comes before you! And Men With Bad Manners will be there on stage before your arrival.

Hear their inconsiderate music here.

Date: Friday, September 16th
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: Music Haus

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Oh snap this looks delicious.

Just like the title says–the Asian American Student Collective is hosting a delicious meat n’ greet barbecue (HA get it?) this Friday for Asian/Asian American-identified students, whether they be international, East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, etc. So come, hang out, eat (free!) food, and relaxxx cause it ain’t like you got shit to do the day after. VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FRIENDLY! (I’m vegetarian!)

  • Date: Friday, September 16th
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Place: 21 Vine Street backyard (by Neon, right before the Vine parking lot)
  • Cost: Being awesome
  • Facebook: Facebook

WeSLAM Poetry Showcase!

From Emily Weitzman ’14:

That’s right. We’re back. WeSLAM is kicking off its second year at Wes with a showcase on the steps outside of Allbritton this Friday night (don’t worry, only from 8 to 9–still plenty of time to get on with your Friday night). Come watch dope poets spit sexy poetry, and find out what WeSLAM is all about. Whether you went to every slam last year, are interested in getting involved, or have no idea what slam is–we want y’all there.

NOTE: This is a showcase. NOT a “slam.” The difference is that there will be no scores at this event. No judges. No bullshit. Only words. And feelings. Come feel with us.

Invite everyone you know (especially freshman)! If you can’t make the showcase but want to get involved with WeSLAM, come to our general interest meeting on Sunday (9/18) at 2:30 in Usdan 110.

  • WHAT?: WeSLAM Poetry Showcase
  • WHEN?: Friday (TOMORROW), 9/16 @ 8-9pm
  • WHERE?: Outside of Allbritton