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

Dink 583 @ Muho Tonight

Do you frequently wear cargo shorts and fitted caps? Do you remember hiding the Mark, Tom, and Travis Show from your mom because they used the word “fuck” too many times? Did you ever think the “All the Small Things” video was a witty and pointed parody of pop music? Do you like Wavves but think Nathan Williams may be too much of a whiney, insecure peen to justify listening to his music? Did you think Greenday was cool until they got all eyelinery and righteous? Do you think jokes about poop and/or blowjobs are funny?

If you answered yes to any of those, and probably if you answered no to all of those, you will freaking lose your mind watching Dink 583 play nearly a dozen and a half of Blink 182’s most catchy, vulgar punk pop gems tonight at Music House. The band has honed its show since last year, anchored by new drummer Kevin Reis ability to keep up with Travis Barker’s frantic pace and singer/guitarist Jason Katzenstein’s authentic So-Cal accent. Adrien DeFontaine plays bass. All are ’13.

  • Date: Tonight– Thursday, September 29th
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Place: Music House (on Wash)
  • Take Off: Your Pants and Jacket

Surgery Screening

From Sara Kass-Gergi ’12:

Ever thought about what a heart beating looks like? Want to see if you can be the next Meredith Grey or Derek Sheperd? Want delicious popcorn? Come to Wesleyan AMSA’s screening of an off-pump Heart Bypass surgery!

Date: Sept. 29
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Exley 121
Cost: Lack of squeamishness

Best Buddies Meeting!

When you’re best buddies, you glow all COLORFULLLLLLLLL. My homie and neighbor (wtf!?) Pat O’ Brien ’12 hollers in:

Do you like making friends? Do you support social justice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Do you like pizza parties? If so, then you should come to the first meeting of Wesleyan’s chapter of Best Buddies this Thursday night.

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

If you have any questions, email Pat at plobrien(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu

Date:   Sept. 29
Time:   7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Place:  Fisk 210
Web:   $ite!

Second Stage Presents: The Last Five Years

From Brianna van Kan ’12:

The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle by Jason Robert Brown. It tells the story of the five-year life of a marriage from beginning to end, or from end to beginning, depending on how you look at it.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm, Sept 29-Oct 1. Get your tickets at the Box Office in Usdan starting at 10 AM on the day of each performance.

Directed by Dylan Zwickel ’14.
Starring Sara Schineller ’12 and Spencer Hattendorf ’12.

Date: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free!