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

WarriorFit Information Session and Free Workout

“What is WarriorFit? Find out tomorrow during our first meeting in Beckham! Come ready for a quick fitness challenge at the end!”

Gregory Faxon ’14’s fitness formula supreme has the right stuff to make your abs look swell! TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW:

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines including CrossFit, power-lifting, and martial arts training, this class incorporates a variety of full-bodied movements that will have you looking and feeling great fast. WarriorFit uses highly functional and effective strength and conditioning so that you can excel at the things you love to do outside the gym. WarriorFit is open to all levels of athleticism. Come check us out!

Seed to Sprout: WILD SUCCESS

Join one of the alumni founders of WILD Wes (Miles Bukiet ’11) for a discussion about the creation of the fastest growing student group on campus and one of the most ambitious permaculture projects in the world. 

Watch the progression of leadership and learn how to build and sustain a powerful student movement with a panel Q&A featuring Bukiet’11 and the current leaders of WILD Wes.

What: Talk and Q&A
When: Thursday Sept. 22 @ 7:00 to 8:00 followed by a club meeting of WILD Wes from 8:00 to 9:00
Where: Shanklin 107

Wes Film Thesis Auditions: “Better”

Leon Izsak ’12 is looking for actors for a senior thesis film!

We’re looking to cast the principle roles (one male and one female) in a lightly humorous drama.

It features a story in which two people are thwarted in their attempts to build a meaningful connection by their struggles with depression and the repercussions of modern treatment. Will our protagonist be able to leave behind his escapist fantasies and embrace the one he loves?

Feel free to bring a small piece to perform and or a picture of yourself. In any case, audition materials will be provided on site. Prior acting experience is neither expected nor required.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge, room 184 of the Exley Science Center

The Universe in a Nutshell: The Long Sentence in Borges’s ‘El Aleph’

On Thursday, September 22 at 4:15 PM, Daniel Balderston, Andrew Mellon Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Pittsburgh will be giving a speech at the Romance Languages and Literatures department at 300 High Street. Daniel Balderston is the director of the Borges Center at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the editor of the journal Variaciones Borges. He is the author of Out of Context: Historical Reference and the Representation of Reality in BorgesBorges, realidades y simulacros; The Literary Universe of Jorge Luis Borges; Borges, una enciclopedia, and El deseo, enorme cicatriz luminosa. Daniel Balderston has also edited Approaches to Teaching Puig¹s Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, and Voice Overs: Translation and Latin American Literature. This lecture is presented by the Wesleyan University Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and The Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series. A reception will follow.

  • Date: Thursday, September 22
  • Time: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Place: The Common Room, 300 High Street
  • Cost: Free!

CAAS Presents: First Book Series

Danielle McGuire, Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University, will give a talk tomorrow on her book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance – A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Knopf).

From the book’s website:

Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the Civil Rights movement.

The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written.

The talk marks the start of the Center for African American Studies’ First Book Series, which will “welcome trailblazing scholars whose first book projects are making and will make significant contributions to the field of African-American Studies”. It will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Date: Thursday, Sept 22
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge
Cost: NA