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

A Very Potter Musical Auditions (CANCELLED)

[ATTENTION: Unfortunately, the producers have written in informing us that the auditions have been cancelled due to rather unfortunate unfortunances. Keep on the lookout, though, for other shows popping up.]

Come audition for A Very Potter Musical, presented by Second Stage!

Auditions will be Sunday, September 18 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM and Monday, September 19 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, both in the Usdan Multipurpose Room in the basement. Please come prepared with a song (a capella) and something to make us giggle. If you’re not funny, we don’t want you. The show goes up Halloween weekend in the Chapel.

Bring your friends and come audition!

  • Date: Sunday, September 18; Monday, September 19
  • Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM; 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
  • Cost: Free!
  • To see the musical on YouTube: Click here!

Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Ryan Katz ’13 has exciting news for all you soccer/football/futbol fans:

This Sunday, Futbol Fan Club (FFC) presents the first major clash of the titans in the English Premier League this season: Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester United is pwning its opposition at the moment, most notably in a recent 8-2 demolition of Arsenal, and Chelsea has also started very well with an undefeated record. It’s happening 11:00 AM on Sunday in the Usdan MPR (downstairs). Come and enjoy the world’s game!

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan MPR (Downstairs)
  • Cost: Free!

Wes EMT Class!

Quick! You’ve just walked into Usdan and found someone lying unconscious on the floor! What do you do now?! Learn how to save a life and get EMT certified through an Emergency Medical Technician course sponsored by WesEMT. Classes begin Sunday at 4:00 PM in Fisk 302. The course is $695 with pending financial aid and with a $200 textbook deposit (due this Sunday). If you are interested in the course or have any questions, email Anna (amckinsey[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Tadashi (tkamitaki[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Time: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Fisk 302
  • Cost: $695 and a $200 textbook deposit

ASHA Info Session

Submitted by Lena Solow ’12:

Like talking about sex? Leading workshops about sex in college and at local high schools? Raising awareness about sexual health? Planning awesome events like free STI Testing and Safe SexFest and Sexy Can I?

Come to the ASHA (AIDS and Sexual Health Awareness) info session on Sunday 9/18 4:30pm at the Office of Community Service.

Email lsolow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with questions/if you can’t attend but still want to join.

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: Office of Community Service (167 High St, corner of High and Church)
  • Cost: Free!

WeSLAM General Interest Meeting!

From WeSLAM:

Tomorrow, Sunday, at 2:30 PM in the Top Floor of Allbritton (room 311, the one with the balcony), we will be hosting a general interest meeting. This is for anyone–and we mean anyone–who is interested in some capacity or another in participating in the WeSLAM community. Are you itching to spit at the slams? Come to the meeting! Do you wanna be a part of the organizational body of WeSLAM? Come to the meeting! Are just down to watch some poems? Come to the meeting! We’ll give you a rundown on the way the group works, as well as what’s gonna be going on slam-wise for the coming semester.

Can’t make the meeting? No worries. Shoot us an email at weslam.wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com to let us know, and we can fill you in on what you missed.

  • WHERE?: Allbritton 311
  • WHEN?: TOMORROW (Sun., 9/18) @ 2:30 pm
  • SPECIAL MATERIALS REQUIRED: Artistic wanderlust.