Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
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
Place: The Usdan Center
Zak Kirwood ’12 writes in:
Come for a talk with the editors of Bash Back!: Queer Ultraviolence, a book about radical queer resistance. Bash Back! had an astonishing impact on both radical and queer organizing in the United States, taking on gay assimilation, anti-queer violence, the queer radical establishment, and capitalism with a queer struggle that rejected traditional identity politics. The anthology compiles essays, interviews, and communiqués to document the new queer tendency spawned by the Bash Back! years. After presenting selections from the anthology and detailing an interactive timeline of Bash Back! speakers will open the room to discussion regarding queer struggle against austerity and capitalism.
Date: Today, Monday, April 9
Time: 7 pm
Place: PAC 002
Starting tomorrow, we will be holding auditions for The Rowdiest and Raucousest Annual WesTradition®…
Bring a song. Bring a funny monologue. (Both optional.)
Show goes up the weekend of May Third through Fifth.
Missed the first two opportunities to give blood this year? Jennifer Paykin ’12 writes:
Wesleyan will host our third blood drive of the year this Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10. To sign up for an appointment, go to
the Red Cross website and search for the sponsor code WesleyanU. From there you can select the day on which you want to
donate, sign into or create a new account, and pick a time slot. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance though we also accept walk-ins on the day of the drive.
Before you donate make sure you drink lots of water and eat iron-rich foods, and bring a photo ID. If you have any questions or are
interested in volunteering, email Jackie Freed ’15 (jfreed@wes) or Jen Paykin ’12 (jpaykin@wes). We look forward to seeing you at the drive!
Date: Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Hey all you hibernating thesis writers, Hannah Monk ’12 wants you to come out of your carrels:
Thesis got you down? Do you remember the last time you ate a real meal, saw your housemates (or daylight for that matter), or slept more than 2 hours in your bed? Maybe it’s time you re-group and do something good for your body and your mental health. Come to a FREE ZUMBA FITNESS® class and shake and shimmy away some of your stress. There’s nothing like an hour of intense cardio dancing to get your blood and creative juices flowing. Chances are your sanity is already gone, so what else have you got to lose? PS- The Easter Bunny is rumored to love Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias, so he might just be there with treats for anyone that wears pastel/Eastery colors!
Date: Sunday, April 8th
Time: 2:00-3 PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Rehersal Room
Cost: Free for seniors writing theses/$5 for anyone else who would like to attend