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

Post Send Silence Packing Discussion

Moved by Send Silence Packing? Want to continue the discussion about suicide prevention at Wesleyan?

Join Active Minds at Wesleyan this evening for an open discussion and dessert.

Date:Tonight, Monday, April 16th
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Free Breakdance Workshop

From Marco Martinez ’15:

Raw? Groovy? Sexy? Do these words apply to you? YES of course they do! That’s why you’re still reading this right? Do you want to be more of said words? Yes. I thought you’d say yes.

Check out the event! Tell your friends!

Date: April 16th
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather Dance Room
Cost: FREEEE $$$

Movement Building in the Belly of the Beast: Organizing in the Nonprofit Era

Meggie McGuire ’10 writes in about a conversation and workshop with Lex Horan ’10:

As non-profit organizations multiply, more and more people are questioning the ways that non-profits manage and limit social movements, within the U.S. and around the world. What are the opportunities and dangers in the non-profit model? How does thinking about activism as a “career” keep us from building mass movements? How does funding impact the politics and structures of organizations? Most importantly, how do we keep our organizing creative and fierce in this context? In this workshop, we’ll learn, critique, brainstorm, and look beyond the non-profit industrial complex to think about how we can build movements that win.

Send Silence Packing

1100 college students a year die by suicide. So why aren’t we talking about it?

 Silence Packing is a display of 1100 backpacks, many with personal stories, representing the 1100 college students a year who die by suicide. Join Active Minds at Wesleyan in starting a dialogue about suicide and encouraging people to reach out for help before it’s too late.

Date: Monday, April 16th
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Place: Front Lawn of Olin Library (church st side)

Check out a video about the display and the blog to learn more. Join us for an open discussion after the event in Usdan 108 at 7:30 PM.

Sponsored by CAPS,WesWell, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Student Affairs, Office of Residential Life, and the Adelphic Education Fund.

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.