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

Wesleyan ESL Info Sesh

Why not Zoidberg? Kaya Ceci ’13 writes in:

¿Interested in Teaching ESL next year?

The Wesleyan ESL Program offers English classes to members of the custodial staff interested in taking lessons and is seeking new tutors to replace current seniors!

Get a head start with a great volunteer opportunity and/or possible work-study position! And, more importantly, help out and get to know the wonderful men and women who work here!

Come to our Info Sesh! Hope to see you there!

Date: tomorrow, April 11
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: NADAAAAAAAA

Task Force on Educational Programs General Interest Meeting

If Andy Ribner ’14 were a Modest Mouse song, he would be “Education,” from that one really mediocre album with Johnny Marr randomly on it:

Interested in education? Want to take more classes that have to do with education? Think the certificate is cool, but that Wesleyan should have an education major or a teaching certification program?

Come to a general interest meeting for a Task Force on Educational Programs at Wes! Our goal is to show strong student interest for new programs to hopefully facilitate the growth of an education department.

Date: tomorrow, April 11
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

Volunteer for Unspeakable Acts and Know The Line

From Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell:

Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line is a series of skits addressing sexual assault, relationship violence and alcohol issues that WesWELL sponsors during New Student Orientation. This peer theatre piece was first performed at Wesleyan in 2002. The performance is a powerful introduction to sexual violence and alcohol use on campus and provides a starting point for further discussion for these difficult but important topics. Each year, the performers have put their own unique stamp on the piece(s) they perform, to make changes that help the audience understand the issues more clearly, and even add new skits.

Dorothy Wickenden, Author and Executive Editor of The New Yorker, At Russell House

Come to Russell House this Wednesday to see Dorothy Wickenden, author and Executive Editor of The New Yorker

Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, an acclaimed biography, family memoir, and portrait of the settling of the American West. She has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since 1996 and prior to that was an editor at Newsweek and at The New Republic. She edited The New Republic Reader: 80 Years of Opinion and Debate and is on the faculty of The Writers’ Institute at  CUNY’s Graduate Center. 

  • Date: Wednesday, April 11
  •  Time: 8 p.m.
  •  Place: Russell House, 350 High Street

* A book signing and reception will follow the reading. *

For more information, please visit The Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.