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

IN 45 MINUTES: Sinners At Dinner! or One Night Food Affair

Piss drunk and looking for trouble, I logged on to facebook, looking for an Internet fight. When I made it clear to Ala Faller ’12 that this was my territory and she could pry my keyboard from my cold dead hands, she linked me to a page with the words below:

Desperate for good food, music, and an all expenses paid trip to Italy? Willing to settle for 2 of 3? Then come to Psi U this Wednesday for our 2nd DINNER AND A SHOW of the semester! Featuring the beautiful vocal stylings of Wesleyan’s own Cardinal Sinners, the music aspect is sure to provide the perfect early Wednesday evening entertainment. The Chique Chaque eating service (running since 1836) provides a great alternative to the monotonous Weswings specials and endless Summerfields burritos that have come to define your boring Wesleyan eating experience. Best part? Only 10 points!
You cant miss this event.
No excuses will be accepted.

Date: Today, April Today
Time: 7 PM
Place: Chique Chaque (remember last time?)
Cost: it feels weird actually typing something here 10 points
Phasebook: Set to stun
Look What I Found: On the Internet

Tonight: Trayvon Martin Discussion and Letter Writing Campaign

From McKenzii Webster ’13:

Please join the Pi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Ujamaa, and the Nu Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for a discussion about the murder of Trayvon Martin and a letter writing campaign. The letters will be sent to the Chief of police in Sanford, Florida.

  • DATE: Tonight
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • PLACE: Usdan, Room 110

Film Series: The Holy Mountain

1973. Mexico. Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky. With Horacio Salinas. 114 min.

In this hallucinatory and savagely sacrilegious parable from the EL TOPO filmmaker, a thief, an alchemist, and seven planetary embodiments make a pilgrimage to a mountaintop temple to uncover the secret of immortality. But as birds fly from bullet holes and reptiles reenact the history of Mexico, it seems their dreamy trip might turn out to be a nightmare.

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

Panel: Education in Middletown tomorrow

Did you know Middletown High School (pictured above) is a really pretty building? It’s so pretty, I took a nap in front of the front doors once. And it was swell. Tangentially, Sydney Lewis’ 14 writes in:

Middletown Public Schools’ principals, parents, and board members will
come together to discuss education here in Middletown – what works,
what doesn’t, what’s changing, and how Wesleyan can effectively engage
with local schools. Panelists will each speak about their own
experience and role in MPS, followed by Q & A – come with questions!

Date: Wednesday, April 4th
Time: 7.00PM – 8.30PM
Place: PAC 001
Face: OffBook

List of Panelists after the jump.

First Student-Food Worker Coalition Meeting

Apologies to Becca Wilton ’15 for losing the color rainbow that used to be on the event description below. I guess if you want to see that, it’s a listserv exclusive:


Frustrated with the way food employees are treated by students?
Want to get to know some of your favorite Usdan faces better but don’t know how?
Interested in trading recipes, food sustainability ideas, and chances to work with the Usdan chefs and food workers themselves?
Do you want to begin a dialogue and forge an alliance with the very people who make your food?
Then come to the first Student-Food Worker Coalition meeting! The SWC is a subgroup of WesFRESH dedicated to improving the relationship between students and food employees on campus, and to give each other knowledge, ideas, and support to enrich our community. We invite all Bon App employees to be there, so please ask all food service workers to join us!
Join us for our FIRST MEETING: WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH! There are two different times3:30 PM in Usdan 110 and 6:30 PM in Usdan Multipurpose Room! The same things will be discussed at both meetings; the two different times are just to make sure that everyone who wants to go has a chance. This initial meeting is to get the dialogue going about the relationship students and workers have with each other and the issues involved in that relationship, how we can improve that relationship, and all other kinds of things about sustainability initiatives, food, and how much we love it!
We want as many people to come as possible, so tell your coworkers, your friends, staff, faculty, anyone you know!

Date: Wednesday, April 4th
Time: 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110 and Usdan Multipurpose Room, respectively