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

Yom HaShoah Memorial Name Reading

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Sundown tonight through sundown tomorrow evening is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are commemorating the loss of so many lives with a 24 hour name reading in the Olin lobby, with readings in pairs or as individuals in 30 minute time slots.

We still need readers! Please take the time to be part of this beautiful and meaningful tradition.

Sign up here.

We will also be saying Kaddish and lighting a memorial candle at 7 pm in the Olin lobby. Please stop by to join in this moment of memory.

Help remember over 12 million lives lost.

Time: 7 p.m. tonight through 8 p.m. tomorrow
Place:  
Olin Library Lobby

Senior Class Open House

Trying to figure out what’s next after graduation?

Whether you’re still searching, just beginning your search or haven’t started, this event is for you! Counseling staff will be on hand to answer your questions, and give you their advice. Best of all, refreshments will be served!

Make the most of your senior spring, it’s time to celebrate YOU, Class of 2012!

A short program will start at 4:30, teaching you how to make the most of your senior spring, how to network as an alumni, and how to continue your search for post-grad life as you transition from Wesleyan to the “Real World”. We’re here to help, come on in!

Time: Today, 4-5:30 p.m.
Place:
Olson Commons, Career Center

Double Documentary Wednesday: What Would Jesus Buy?

Want to watch a documentary this Wednesday? Wesleying’s got your back! Want to watch two documentaries at overlapping times this Wednesday? Campus deity/professor Mary-Jane Rubenstein and acolyte Maxwell Hellmann ’13 have got half your back:

WEDNESDAY (April 18th) at 7PM in Judd 116, there will be a screening of What Would Jesus Buy, a documentary by Morgan Spurlock featuring Reverend Billy from the Church of Earthalujah/Church of Stop Shopping.  The film takes a critical look at the commercialization of Christmas and the role of sweatshops in American mass consumer culture.  Cost is free! (Check out the facebook event)

And this is just the beginning, folks – thanks to MJR, we can expect some ~~~live~~~ appearances from the Reverend this coming Monday, at 4:15 for a Q&A and then 7 for a sermon in Memorial Chapel. Check the facebook link below for more info, or wait a couple days for the next Wesleying post.

Date & Time: This Wednesd’y, 7:00 eveningwise
Place: Judd 116
Cost: *clever reference to the film goes here*
Firstbuck: Here it am

Double Documentary Wednesday: Inside Job

Want to watch a documentary this Wednesday? Wesleying’s got your back! Want to watch two documentaries at overlapping times this Wednesday? The Community Banking Working Group‘s got half your back:

As part of the ongoing campaign on campus for responsible, community banking, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Inside Job” on Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Usdan 110. We all know that the catastrophic (and ongoing) financial meltdown of 2008 left us fucked, but do we understand exactly how? This film lays it out, in easy, accessible terms, and explains how the big banks were deliberately complicit in bringing about this society-shattering crisis.
This is part of an effort for students on campus to MOVE OUR MONEY from the malicious and thieving institutions that sealed the fate of the American masses with their irresponsible practices (Bank of America, et al.) to member-controlled, not for profit, local credit unions. Credit unions will be on campus ready to help students transfer their accounts starting April 26.
Keep your eyes out for further developments in this exciting campaign to take responsibility for the way this campus stores and invests its money!

Date & Time: This Wednesd’y, 6:30 eveningwise
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: At last count, $16 trillion
Firstbuck: Here it am

Active Minds Open Meeting

Want to hear about what’s next after Send Silence Packing? Interested in getting involved with mental health advocacy and suicide prevention on campus? Want to find out more about Active Minds?

Come check out what Active Minds is all about at our open meeting.

Date: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Usdan 136

Email activemindswes(at)gmail(dot)com with questions or to be added to the listserv.