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

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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

Music Recitals goin’ down on Saturday

Hey folks! Just a quick note to bring some attention to these two senior music theses things going down tomorrow. It’s a perfect place to unwind if you’re still hung over from the night before, or if you’re looking for an excuse to take somebody out to something without it having to be too awkward, or indeed, if it is the case you actually enjoy music.

Lana “Lana” Lana ’12 is playing the Memorial Chapel at 2pm, with a focus on 20th century piano works of Indonesian composers and works related to Indonesian music in general. Click here for the facebook event, which has more information.

Andrew “Chungle” Chung ’12 is playing Crowell at 7pm. According to his facebook event, it’s entitled #OCCUPYNEWMUSIC with the description being: “…because 99% of all recitals feature the top 1% of composers. or something.” He concludes: “come watch me touch a lot of piano.” Click here for the Fb event and details.

Peace out – it’s party time.


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.


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

“westco courtyard work day post!!!!!!”

It’s been a little while since WILD Wes has been inserted into an unrelated post, so I thought Manon Lefevre ’14 could bring the goods. And keep an eye out for special guest “gabe asphalt.jpg”:

gabe concrete.jpgSpring is here and major work is happening in the WestCo courtyard. We’ve digging rain gardens, trenches, holes, a water system, and all kinds of stuff, hacking up asphalt, and building up infrastructure to get ready to put plants in the ground. As it gets nicer and nicer and we are edging closer and closer to the end of the semester, we still have sooo much work to do –  we need help to make this vision a reality!
This weekend, we are planting actual trees! Also digging and lots of other things!

Oh, and you all saw the WILD Wes documentary, right? Wasn’t that somethin’? Seriously: are things on the Internet “things”? Is “thing” anything more than a label for concepts and so not necessarily commensurate with reality? Can anything be said to exist outside of our own minds? Ooooooookay yeah.

Date: This Saturday =~*and*~= Sunday
Time: 12-3 pm, =~*both*~= days
Place: Career Center (The one in the WestCo Courtyard, not that other one)

“Another Awesome Board Game Night” @ Well-Being House

From Natalie Sacks ’14:

Need to relax on a Saturday night but can’t think of anything fun to do? Wanna just chill out, play some games, and meet some awesome new friends? Well-Being House is having another Board Game Night, this Saturday night at 9 pm. Stop by anytime, and get ready to have fun!

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Well-Being House, 250 Court Street
Cost: Free

“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.