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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
experience!

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)
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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

MATTHEWDAVID @ ECLECTIC 2NIGHT

LA Beat Scene demi-God Matthewdavid is bringing his-self to Eclectic Haus TONIGHT . He’s released an album on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, which should give you an idea of what to expect. This is chilled out, experimental hip hop production at its finest.

Opening is Wesleyan’s very own C¥BERGIGA  (Sam Lyon’s ’12)with special guest, Don (Don ’12). They slay.

The embedded song is so beautiful and strange.

Facebook.

  • Date: Tonight, Friday- 4/6/12
  • Time: 10:30-1
  • Place: Eclectic Haus
  • Price: Free.99

Film Series: Starship Troopers

1997. USA. Dir: Paul Verhoeven. With Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards. 129 min.

When a meteor launched by giant killer space-bugs destroys Buenos Aires, it’s up to a leatherneck ranger, a hot-shot pilot, and a psychic Neil Patrick Harris to save humanity. Verhoeven’s vision of our fascistic future is both a big dumb action flick full of beautiful young people and a prescient satire of American foreign policy with a nod to old propaganda films. Would you like to know more?

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

HOAX/CRAZY SPIRIT/IRON HAND/HEAVY BREATH

Austen Fiora ’12 brings us some real shit, which is appropriate, because he’s totally some real shit:

When was the last time you got in the pit and tried to love someone?
This Friday in the Cafe, four bands will be trashin.

Hoax (Western Massachusetts) A new EP on Youth Attack! confirms
mysterious-guy status. Dark, paranoid woods hardcore.

Crazy Spirit (NYC) Totally deranged, weirdo riffing. On tour with
Hoax.

Iron Hand (CT) These guys have been putting in work, dropping two 7″s
since their last show at Wesleyan. Straight-ahead but distinctive
crushing, melodic D-beat.

Heavy Breath (CT) “Stoner hardcore” comes to mind. Like Blacklisted
and Refused hit the bong and got groovy.

Date: Saturday, April 7 Freaking Friday, April 6. I’m an idiot. So are you.
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Well-Being House Well-Meaning WestCo
Cost: Go fuck yourself

Film Screening: 8: The Mormon Propostion

Film board schmilm board, amiright? Will Fesperman ’15 sends word of a quite moving documentary that is being shown for free at the Career Resquash Center this Friday night:

Come see this poignant documentary about the mormon church’s campaign against LGBT rights and their funding of Proposition 8 in California that stripped marriage rights from gay couples. There will be a discussion after the film for anyone who wants to stay and talk about it.

Game changer: “There will be rainbow goldfish.”

Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 8 pm
Place: Career Center (I assume in the big room with the TV?)
Cost: Free
Friendster: LinkedIn

“4 Horsemen” – yet another play by that one guy

Think ET but not. And like, people. Michael Steves ’13:

Come see “4 Horsemen”, a new student-written play, this Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday in the Westco Cafe! All three shows start at 8pm.

“4 Horsemen” is a sci-fi drama-comedy about four average people
who come in contact with an alien that represents itself as the thing
that is missing most in your life (i.e. an estranged child, or a
friend you’ve lost touch with). When the alien reveals that it’s
species intends to destroy the world at dawn, the 4 people have to
convince the strange being that humanity is worth preserving.

Date: April 5-7, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free

Cast/crew info after jump. Facebook here.