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

Let It Be: The Bea’les Take WestCo

OH MY GOODNESS!  The Bea’les will be performing Let It Be in its entirety in the Westco Courtyard this Sunday at 2:30 pm.

With Matt Hurwit ’12, Jordan Lewis ’13, John Ryan ’14, Sam Long ’12, and Howe Pearson ’12. Featuring Abaye Steinmetz-Silber ’12 as Billy Preston.  Bring your prefrosh, dig for treasure!

Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: free as folk

For past Bea’les performances, see Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s. (According to this old post, they played Abbey Road at WesFest 2008. Time, how it flies.)

German Film Festival

Lana “Lana” Lana ’12 sends in word about a German Film Festival happening RIGHT NOW:

(Re)imagining Post-Industrial Urbanity: Films of the German Ruhr Area

Date: NOW (Sat, Apr 14)
Time: 7pm “Solino”, a film by Fatih Akin | 8.30pm: Discussion
Place: Downey House 113
Cost: Nope

Sponsored by: the German Haus, German Studies Department, Goethe Institut Boston, and Writing at Wesleyan

Audition to dance in a Sight & Sound film!

Julia Baritz ’13 invites you to audition to dance in her Sight & Sound final project! 

We’re looking for two female dancers and encourage anyone interested to come try out. The shoot dates of the film will be sometime over the weekend of April 27th. Auditions will be held this Sunday, April 15th, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm in the Usdan Multipurpose Room. If you would like to audition but can’t make those times, or simply have any questions you’d like to ask, email jbaritz at wesleyan.edu.

Date: Sunday, April 15th
Time: 3:30-6:30
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
Cost: FREE!

Fundimensionals @ Alpha Delt

The Fundimensionals are invading Wesleyan Saturday night at Alpha Delt. They’re coming all the way from New York to bring you a blend of jam rock improvisation, funk grooves, psychedelic flourishes resulting in the perfect way to cap off ZHD/WesFest/Theses completion celebration/your weekend.

Check out their music online. Kicking things off is Salvation Denied, from Purchase College. Salvation Denied is an Electro Body Movement duo that will force you to dance, using industrial beats to form the ultimate dance experience with a live show not to miss.

Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 10 pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (corner of High and Church) living room
Cost: Free

Vinyl Fantasy: The WESU Record Fair

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No matter how you pronounce it, WESU wants me and you and everyone we know to come to the Record Fair this Sunday at Beckham Hall, 11 am – 4 pm. Why, you ask? Mary Barrett ’14 will (channel the radio station and) tell you:
  • Record fairs are great avenues for expanding your already impressive music collection.
  • The WESU Record Fair is FREE FOR ALL (open to the public).
  • There will be vendors galore, selling records, CDs, and posters. Posters!
  • WESU will be selling exclusive WESU merchandise.
  • You can enter a raffle to win a bunch of cool prizes; there’s gonna be a wheel!
  • FOOD TRUCKS will be posted up outside Beckham. And not just any food trucks: The Whey Station and Paul’s Ice Cream Truck.
  • DJs from our station (WESU) (in case that wasn’t clear) (from the rest of this post) will be spinning vinyl live all day.
  • You can literally get so much music for so cheap.
  • For all those WESU DJs-in-training, offering to help load/unload equipment just might get you a much-needed service hour.

Date: Sunday, April 15th
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Place: Beckham Hall, Wyllys Ave, Middletown, CT 06459
Who: All ages
Why: Tunes ‘n food
Face: Book