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

Film Series: Children of Paradise

1945. France. Dir: Marcel Carné. With Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault. 190 min.

Take a woman loved by actors, thieves, and aristocrats. Add theater, duels, intrigue, and murder. Top it off with piercing visuals, realized through majestic mise-en-scene and a cast of WWII resistance agents, and you have the definitive epic of ambition and lost love.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WeSLAM Presents: The 12-Hour Group Slam!

As I pen this post, poet groups are slaving away on writing and practicing their group pieces. They only have six hours left before they perform. Here’s more info:

Tonight! 8 PM! WestCo Lounge! 

This is not just a regular poetry slam. In a group piece slam, two poets collaborate to create a poem, and will spit that poem together. Not only that, all poems will have been written by each team of two poets ON THAT VERY SAME DAY. Poems can take days, weeks, months, years to create…but not today. Teams were randomly assigned this morning and will have a total of twelve hours to write, edit, and then perform their poems for YOU. This is not something you want to miss. Open mic before the slam… all acts welcome!

Love, WeSLAM.

  • WHERE?: WestCo Lounge!
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Dylan Griffin Thesis Performance

Continuing our winning streak of music thesis performances, Dylan Griffin ’12 cordially invites you to a performance of solo piano tonight in Crowell:

Dylan Griffin ’12 is performing a recital of solo piano in Crowell Concert Hall tonight at7 PM as a capstone to the music major. The night will feature works by Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 7 pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free

Don’t think you’re familiar with Pictures at an Exhibition? Guess again:

Wesleyan Fencing Tournament!

Micah “Girls Gone” Wylde ’12 writes in:

En garde! W’escrime, the Wesleyan Fencing club, is hosting our first tournament this Saturday, March 31 at the Bacon Field House in Freeman. We’ll be fencing Amherst and Smith from 10:30-4pm.
Come cheer on your friends and classmates and watch some awesome swordplay!
Date: Saturday March 31
Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Bacon Field House

Sam Long Invites You to His Thesis Performance

From Sam Long ’12:

Hi, I’m Sam. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Over the past year I’ve been working on a project that combines environmental studies and music. I have written 10 songs that celebrate and explore the Connecticut River, Middletown’s most spectacular local resource. I am performing the music with four amazing friends. They are Jess Best ’14, Mel Hsu ’13, Howe Pearson ’12 and Gemma Smith ’13. We call ourselves The Honey and the Sting. I hope that you will join us for our concert! The weather is going to be worse than I expected, but I was going to have the stage powered by bicycles that will run during the concert. As a compromise we will be performing the songs without any power at all. It should be really special!!! Here are the details. Here is a promotional video of us performing the first song.