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



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

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)

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

Take Back the Night

So, listen up. Greta Ramdin ’12, Michelle Agresti ’14, Caillin Puente ’15, Virgil Taylor ’15, and Enjie Romero-Garcia ’12 writes in:

Take Back the Night started in the ’70s. We march to raise awareness about sexual violence and demonstrate support for those, regardless of gender, who have been abused or assaulted. We gather as a community to march across campus to form speak out circles. At these circles assault survivors are invited to share their stories with friends and supporters. A candle light vigil marks the end of this experience, and a capella groups will be performing songs at the beginning of the march and at the speak-out circle.

Date: Tonight (April 19)
Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Place: Starts on the Olin steps, moves around campus after that

Earth Week Film Series Presents: “The Water Front”

What if you lived by the largest body of fresh water in the world but could no longer afford to use it?

Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received water bills as high as $10,000; they have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed, and are struggling to keep water, a basic human right, from becoming privatized. The Water Front is the story of an American city in crisis but it is not just about water. The story touches on the very essence of our democratic system and is an unnerving indication of what is in store for residents around the world facing their own water struggles. (53 minutes, 2007).

Preceded by a presentation from the “Bottled Water Interns,” Melody Oliphant ’13 and Hailey Still ’12 on their work this semester in eliminating bottled water once and for all from the Wesleyan Campus!

Date: Tonight, April 19
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free

“Multitrack Diplomacy: Building Trust between Hostile States” with Jenny Town

Tess Lemon ’14 (any relation to Liz Lemon?) writes in

This presentation will discuss the role of Track II diplomacy State-to-state relations with “hostile” states, and provides some real world examples of efforts that are currently underway by U.S. nongovernmental actors with both the DPRK and Myanmar. These case studies will analyze a range of Track II engagement strategies and their widely differing results.

Jenny Town is a Research Associate at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, where her research and program areas include issues related to North Korea, Korea’s regional relations, human rights, and nuclear energy policies. She manages USKI’s Working Paper Series, the DPRK Economic Forum, and the web-initiative 38 North. Prior to joining USKI, she worked for the Human Rights in North Korea Project at Freedom House.

Brought to you by Liberty in North Korea & Korean Students Association. Sponsored by the Government Department, April Committee, ResLife Staff, and SBC.

Date: Tuh-day (April 19)
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Place: Squash Courts RM 114
Cost: Free

Film Series: Without a Fight

2012. USA. Dir: Jason Arthurs. Documentary. 80 min.

Without a Fight: documentary trailer (formerly Chasing the Mad Lion) from Jason Arthurs on Vimeo.

In the slums of Kibera, soccer may be the most promising vessel of social change, offering youth an escape from and alternative to the unrest and tribal violence. This doc profiles youth as they prepare for the local championship between a SHOFCO team and another named More Fire. Speakers: the film’s producer, its director, and one of its subjects. Co-sponsored by SHOFCO.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Shasha seminar on the Political Economy of Oil, today and tomorrow

Well, it’s nice to know Gov prof. Peter Rutland reads Wesleying. What’s up, doc? He writes in:

You are encouraged to attend the following events, part of the Shasha Seminar on the Political Economy of Oil.

“Should the Keystone pipeline be built?”
A debate between students from Wesleyan’s politics of oil class and a
class from UConn. Today (April 19), 4.30 pm in Shanklin 107.

“Protecting Our Environment in Turbulent Times”
Lecture by Daniel C. Esty Commissioner of the Connecticut Department
of Energy and Environmental Protection
Today (April 19), 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

“The Big Shake-Up. Changing Perceptions of Energy Independence”
Steve LeVine Author, The Oil and the Glory
Friday (April 20), 1.00 p.m. in Beckham Hall.

You are also welcome to attend the panels which will be running from
9.00-5.00 on on Friday (April 20) in Beckham Hall. You can find the
program here.