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

Amy Bloom’s Under the Hood: Car Talk for All Bodies, All Parts

Amy Bloom, Kim-Frank University Writer in Residence, is hosting Under the Hood: Car Talk for All Bodies, All Parts TONIGHT with Mary Jane Minkin M.D.

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! This event brings together two women who are not afraid to talk about anything– from hormones to homoerotism & from partners to pelvic exams… you name it, they know it!

Bloom and Minkin are both well known authors who have appeared on NPR talking about the inner and the outer lives of people and relationships.

Bring your questions!

Date: Tonight (Monday, April 23)
Time: 7 PM
Place: Shanklin 107

Reverend Billy at the Memorial Chapel

They brought you the What Would Jesus Buy? documentary screening last on Wednesday. Now, Holy Roman Empress Mary-Jane Rubenstein and Cardinal Maxwell Hellmann ’13 present even more Reverend Billy:

MONDAY (April 23rd) The anti-consumerist activist and performance artists Reverend Billy himself will be brought to campus by our very own Mary-Jane Rubenstein!  There will be a Q&A session with him at 4:15 in Judd116, followed by his revival-style performance in the Memorial Chapel at 7PM. Don’t miss it!!

Date & Time: Tomorrow, April 23rd, 7:00 PM (plus the Q+A at 4:15!)
Place: Memorial Chapel (obviously) (plus the Q+A in Judd 116!)
Cost: nun’
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WSA Presidential Debate

Come to the WSA Presidential Debate, Monday at 6:30PM on the first floor of Usdan.

Care about something, anything, related to student life at Wesleyan?  Whether it’s chalking, disability rights, dining, the pet policy, or the DVD racks in SciLi, the WSA President can likely play an influential role in getting things you want done.  Aren’t dedicated to a specific issue, but still live/work/study at Wesleyan?  Then this is probably important to you too.

Come check out WSA presidential candidates Arya Alizadeh ’13 and Zachary Malter ’13 to find out who’s got what you want.  The debate starts at 6:30PM and takes place on the first floor of Usdan.  Feel free to bring your dinner down, listen to the spiels, and ask some hard-hitting questions.

Questions about the debate can be directed to the Moderator, Syed Ali ’13 (me), by emailing sali[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.  More general elections questions can be directed to wsa[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.  

Date: Tomorrow, Monday, 23rd
Time: 6:30PM
Place: 1st floor, Usdan
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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.