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Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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“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

Public Speaking Workshop TONIGHT!

Do you ever stumble over your words when speaking in class? Maybe you have an oral presentation coming up later in the semester? Then you should come to the Public Speaking Workshop tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in Fauver Lounge! Peer Advisors Gabi Bruney ’14 and Adam Rashkoff ’13 will be there with some helpful tips and handouts, so don’t miss out!

  • What: Public Speaking Workshop
  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 – 8PM
  • Where: Fauver Lounge
  • Who’s hosting: the Peer Advisors

Film Series: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

2010. Canada. Dir: Eli Craig. With Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine. 88 min.

Take your average backwoods slasher flick – ever consider the villain’s point of view? What if it was all a hilarious misunderstanding? In this clever, comedic bit of revisionist genre fare, two innocent and sensitive good ol’ boys on vacation must contend with a pack of aggressively accident-prone co-eds convinced that our heroes are sadistic psychopaths.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Peace Corps Returned Volunteers Panel

This just in! It’s so stinkin’ fresh to my ears! To tell the truth though, I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Peace Corps digging my lion-surrounded jeep out of the mud of Tanzania. Thank you Peace Corps!

Besides there being an info table in Usdan from 11 AM – 2 PM, you can hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers speak about their experience service in countries around the world.

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

French Conversation Hour: Now With New Location

Lucy Britt ’14 voudrait le croque-monsieur et un grand verre de vin s’il vous plait:

We’re still happening on Wednesdays at 8:30, but now we’re in Usdan 114!

Datum: Wednesday, February 22 (and all Wednesdays)
Zeit: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ort: Usdan 114
Kosten: Free

The Achievement Gap: A Discussion

If Andy Ribner ’14 were an Academy Award-nominated picture, he would be An Education starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, all lush colors and mature teenage sensuality:

Come talk with Professors Long, Rayack, Shusterman, and Stemler about their research and how it relates to the achievement gap and education reform!

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 001
Facebook: “Hey everyone! Please invite your friends!”

Newer and Newest German Cinema Series presents: Yella by Christian Petzold

The Newer and Newest German Cinema Series kicks off the semester with the film Yella, by Christian Petzold (2007).

The screening will be at the Powell Family Cinema (in the Center for Film Studies) on Wednesday, February 22, with an introduction by Professor Leo Lensing, Wesleyan’s chair of German Studies.  As Stephen Holden writes in his review of the film for the New York Times:

“Christian Petzold’s enigmatic thriller offers a surreal X-ray vision of cutthroat capitalism in 21st-century Germany.”

When: Wednesday, February 22, 7-9:30 PM.
Where:Powell Family Cinema in the Department for Film Studies
Cost: null.