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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

Journey Through Palestine: A Brief History of a People in Conflict with Khaled Fahmy

Mariama Eversley ’14 writes in:

Come to hear about Palestinian conflict from the perspective of the Khaled Fahmy. Khaled Fahmy is professor and chair of the Department of History at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of several scholarly books on 19th century Egyptian social history, including All the Pasha’s Men: Mehmed Ali Pasha, His Army and the Founding of Modern Egypt (Cambridge University Press).

Date: Tuesday, May 1
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

Changed Deadline: Call for Submissions to “Home”

From Aditi Kini ’13:

A reminder to submit, submit, submit to “Home,” with an updated deadline…you know have until May 4th, 2012.

This magazine is gonna be online, and it’s gonna be swanky.

“Home,” a new online magazine at Wes, is coming out with its first issue before the semester ends. We’re looking for any artwork, photography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that addresses the concerns of “Home.” Our theme: across cultures.

Submit by noon, this May 4th to wesleyanhome[at]gmail[dot]com.

If you would like to be involved in the publishing process, let us know as well!

Date: April 29th- May 4th at noon

Study on Creativity

Participate in a Study on Creativity and get $10!! From Emily Hunt ’13:

Professor Stemler’s research lab has just created a new study to measure creativity in a college setting… and we need YOUR help! For only one hour of your time, you’ll make $10 for taking a test that is fun and engaging!

Slots are currently open for this SUNDAY, from 4-5PM and 8-9PM, but we can work around your schedule as well. If interested, email eahunt[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday April 29
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00 PM and 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Albritton 204

Career Center: Conversation with Thomas Kail ’99

Rachel Berman of the Career Resquash Center writes in:

Join us at lunchtime in the Career Center for an informal conversation with Conversation with Thomas Kail ’99, Broadway Director, Musician, and Producer. Hear how Tommy followed his passion for live theater after graduating Wesleyan and wound up directing In The Heights, the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. Check out a clip of his new show, opening in New York.

Date: Monday, April 30
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free
Facebook: No, you’re thinking of Mark Zuckerberg, but I can see the resemblance.

Speaking of In The Heights, Quiara Alegria Hudes, who wrote the book for the play, just won a Pulitzer and Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 himself recently popped up in Middletown for a brief rendez-vous with Hudes’ playwriting workshop. Coincidence? Maybe.