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

Claire Randall’s senior recital

Insomnia = productivity; Claire Randall ’12 drops the bass:

Is your sweet tooth craving some sugar? Have you nothing to do now that your thesis is done? Want to spice up your Sunday stew?
Come on over to Crowell Concert Hall on Sunday 4/22 to get down with some hep cats who’ll be burnin’ it up on some of the hottest “hep-est” standards around. Featuring yours truly, and a whole lot of your friends! (The list of friends after the jump)

Licks. Hot licks, daddy-o. It’s gonna be a real gas. Plus it would mean a whole lot to me to see your face (and the rest of your body) there!

Reception to follow in Downey House lounge.

Date: Sunday, April 22 (EARTHDAY)
Time: 7.00-8.00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

The TASTE at the NEST

Come see The Taste (Adam Jaskol ’13, Adam Beekman ’13Dan Wissinger ’13Zach Burns ’14Matt Leibowitz ’14and Raechel Rosen ’15perform at The Cardinal’s Nest with special guests Emma Daniels ’13, Alex Lough ’13, and MC Optimus Rhyme (Alex Kuwada ’13) this Saturday at 10:00! The bar and kitchen will be open, and all ages are welcome. Come for the drinks, stay for the music, then head up to campus to enjoy the rest of your night!

Time: Tonight, 10 p.m.
Place:
The Nest, 129 Church Street  

The Big Draw: Middletown

Julia Christie ’13 is a friend of the Friends of the Davison Art Center:

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Friends of the Davison Art Center presents “The Big Draw: Middletown,” a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels. There will be ten on-going workshops in the CFA, Beckham Hall, Davison Art Center, and Usdan. Professors Julia Randall, Kate Teneyck, Keiji Shinohara, along with drawing students and volunteers from the Middletown Public Schools will facilitate the workshops. Activities include drawing from live models, dancers, ink drawing, costumes, the DAC gallery, the creation of expansive earth day-themed mural, and more. Open to drawers of all skill level, participants are welcome to come and go, and it’s free! Workshops and activities will go on from 1-4 PM and there will be a gathering in the Art Workshop Lobby across from Zilkha at 5 PM. For more information, check out the Facebook link.

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: CFA, Davison Art Center, Beckham Hall
Cost: Free
MySpace: Friendster

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.