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

Lands & Peoples / Secret Mountains @ WestCo

“Forget Marty McFly and the DeLorean. Put on your headphones and Baltimore’s Lands & Peoples will take you to the future themselves.”

Tonight, Wesleying’s unofficial fall concert series continues in style at WestCo Café with Lands & Peoples and Secret Mountains, “two unsung heroes of Baltimore’s thriving new music scene.” This is sure to be an intriguing and sufficiently psychedelic double-booking. Plus, it’s the Café’s first major concert of the year. Basically, you should go.

ContraDance Dinner/Party, also Swing&Blues After-Party TONIGHT!

There was just no way I could have made the header of this post more convoluted. I mean, it’s not Stanley Kubrick convoluted, but it’s the kind of convoluted that if read with a hangover would trigger a gag reflex, which would eventually lead to discharge, which would eventually lead to a banal conversation in Usdan.

Anyway, Anonymous ’25 writes in:

The first contra dance of the year is THIS FRIDAY, 9/23, from 8-11pm, in Beckham Hall!

There will be LIVE MUSIC by Rebecca McCallum, Emily Troll ’10, Mary Cay Brass, and Roger Kahle, and calling by Adina Gordon.

Every dance will be taught, so if you’re a total beginner, there’s nothing to worry about!

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights Meetings!

Submitted by Allegra Stout ’12:

Come to our weekly meetings! We are a group dedicated to increasing understanding of disability as a social justice issue and improving life for students with disabilities at Wes. We focus on all types of disabilities (learning, psychiatric, mobility, chronic illness, sensory, and more). All are welcome, whether you have a disability or not!

Check out our website or email astout[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information or to get on our listserv!

  • Date: Friday, September 23
  • Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan 136
  • Cost: Free!
  • Website: Here

AcroYoga: Fridays on Foss

Submitted by Rachel Fifer ’12:

What is this AcroYoga craze that has swept the campus? Come find out. We’ll be doin’ crazy awesome partner yoga and acrobatics every Friday on Foss from about 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM as long as it’s gorgeous out. Come play!

  • Date: Friday, September 23 – Friday, May 25 (every nice Friday!)
  • Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Place: Foss Hill
  • Cost: Free!

AnDa Union Show Friday!

Tomorrow night (Friday, September 23), AnDa Union, a ten-piece folk band from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China will be performing their New England premiere at Wesleyan.

The concert will be in Crowell Concert Hall on Friday, September 23 at 8:00 PM with a pre-concert talk at 7:15 PM by Andrew Colwell, a musician, throat-singer, and PhD student in ethnomusicology. As if this weren’t awesome enough already, AnDa Union themselves will be presenting a lecture/demonstration on Mongolian throat singing and their traditional music and instruments on Saturday, September 24 at 11:30 AM in the World Music Hall.