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

Recycling Pain, A New Play by Ron Jenkins

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts will premiere Recycling Pain, a play by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins, on Wednesday (TOMORROW), September 28, 2011 at 7pm in CFA Hall, located on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. The play will be performed by Saundra DuncanLynda Gardner, and Deborah Ranger, three formerly incarcerated women who worked on the project with Mr. Jenkins when they were still imprisoned. The reading will include music by Ala Faller ’12, and will be followed by a question and answer period at the end of the performance that will include an environmental lawyer and a prison rights advocate. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public.

Recycling Pain is based on Mr. Jenkins’s work over the past four years, including interviews with incarcerated men and women in Italy, Indonesia and the United States who were inspired by the poetry of Dante’s Divine Comedy to reflect on the consequences of wasting energy. Their observations are reminders that the importance of conserving and recycling the human resources in our jails is no less important than the challenge of conserving and recycling the natural resources of the planet. Recycling Pain was also compiled from the Department of Justice Report on the Federal Prison Industry’s electronic recycling program.

  • WHEN?: Wednesday (TOMORROW), Sept. 28th @ 7 pm
  • WHERE?: CFA Hall
  • COST?: Free!

More after the jump!

Are You Excited To See Author Jim Shepard At Russell House TOMORROW?

Author Jim Shepard will be speaking at Russell House tomorrow night. Here’s a little taste of Jim Shepard from Electric Literature’s trailer for Shepard’s story, “Your Fate Hurtles Down At You.

Don’t miss him tomorrow night at Russell House (350 High Street)! For the event post, click here. A Q&A with Shepard will take place tomorrow at 4:15 in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center Event Room (Allbritton 311).

Relay for Life Planning Committee Meeting

From Ann Wheeler ’12:

“Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.”

To learn more about Wes Relay, visit our website here.

If you are interested in helping plan Wesleyan’s 3rd annual Relay, come to our first planning committee meeting of the year. Everyone is welcome!

Date: Sept. 28
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Usdan 136
Cost: Nil

Unlocked Magazine

Elizabeth S. ’12 submits:

Want to do your part and make sure that Wesleyan continues to stay the #1 Horniest School in America? Come work for Unlocked MagazineUnlocked Magazine is Wesleyan’s very own student run sex-magazine. Whether you’re interested in being a model, photographer, writer, layout editor, or business coordinator, Unlocked Magazine wants you. Our first general meeting is this Thursdayat 4:15 pm in Albritton Room 311. Get Excited!!! (pun possibly intended)

If you have any questions please email us at

  • Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2011
  • Time: 4:15pm
  • Location: Allbritton Room 311

Student-Run Grief Support Group Weekly Meeting

An anonymous student sends in this tip about Wes’s grief support group, which is having its first meeting this Wednesday (and all subsequent Wednesdays) at 7:30:

Have you lost someone that you loved/knew well/sort of knew? Do you wish that you were able to talk about it sometimes and not have people react really uncomfortably? Want the option to talk and listen in a really supportive place?

Consider coming to the student-run Grief Group, a group of people who get together one evening a week to shoot the breeze in an environment that makes it totally comfortable and non-awkward to bring up issues of death and grieving. You don’t need to be actively mourning someone to belong at Grief Group. You don’t have to feel sad to come talk and hang out. You also are never required to keep coming. Stop by whenever you need or want to.

We meet Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm in the Solarium room in the Health Center. Go in the back door (facing Malcolm X house) and follow the signs up the stairs, around the corner, and into the former WesWell area. The Solarium will be at the end of the hall when you turn left.