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

Neon Delhi Dance Party

THE WESTCO CAFE is hosting this FREE Neon-India themed hybrid dance party THE FRIDAY OF WESFEST that will be sure to make the room bounce.

Line-Up:
Guy Fridge @ 10
Gabe Beaudoin & Ryan Gardner @ 11:30
Jason Kilbourne @ 12:30

Time: IN 10 MINUTES (10 p.m.)
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: FREE

WesFest Public Observing!

Come see some awesome astronomical objects tonight at Van Vleck Observatory! We’ll be operating the 16-inch reflecting telescope and maybe the colossal 20-inch refracting telescope too. Stop in for a few minutes and you might see some planets, nebulae, stars (duh), and maybe a galaxy or two. Bring your pre-frosh!

Date: Tonight, Apr. 13
Time: 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: Van Vleck Observatory
Cost: Nuttin’

Vietnamese Sandwich Night

Come one come all to the Woodhead Lounge for Vietnamese sandwich night sponsored by French Hall, Full House, and International House. Delicious homemade sandwiches for only $3!

Date: Tonight, Apr. 13
Time: 9:00PM -11:00PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Cost: $3 for a sandwich

Come one come all to the Woodhead Lounge for Vietnamese sandwich night
sponsored by French Hall, Full House, and International House.
Delicious homemade sandwiches for only $3!

GET FOLKED UP @ Earth House

Iiiiiiiit’s EARTH HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Three of the most glorious and melodic folk/bluegrass bands will be playing at Earth House this Friday night! Come prepared for a night of beautiful songwriting, harmonies, lovin’ and folkin’ around.

Opening the show will be Jacquisaurus and the Poppyseeds! Originals by Gabe Greenberg ’14, Jackie Soro ’14, and Noah Rush ’14.

PLUME GIANT! Yale’s favorite folk trio will melt your hearts with their sublime harmonies.

Coming straight from Brooklyn, the folk trio Tumbling Bones will play some raw bluegrassy tunes including a banjo, fiddle, and harmonica.

Come on out and delight your senses with plenty of guitar, fiddle, and acoustic folk harmonies. Ahhhhh. The show will begin around 9:30pm!

Where: Earth House
When: ~9:30 PM, tonight
What: An awesome concert. Everybody come!
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200 Church Open Mic – TONIGHT

Remember your 9th grade poetry about getting squished into a gym room locker? Did you write a song (or appreciate a song) about racism, activism, environmental justice? Just looking for an outlet for some pent up emotions?

Express yourself – song, poem, dance, story, freestyle haiku – during WesFest at the 200 Church Social Justice Open Mic. Some of the cool acts will feature Wesleyan’s talented slam poets, acapella groups, and more!

We got NOMS like mini quiche, chips and refreshment.

  • Date:  TODAY, Friday, April 13
  • Time:  8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Place:  200 Church Street
  • Cost:  Free!