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

The Rooks in the ’92

Nothing gives me greater joy, or tickles my knees more vividly, than news like this. The Rooks are playing live on Friday (27th) and Saturday (28th) in the ’92 Theater, presented by Second Stage. Garth Fucking Taylor ’12 writes in:

Dearest friends–

For the past several months, The Rooks have been preparing for what is sure to be the shortest residency in a band’s history. That being said, we have some exciting stuff planned, including original music, new covers, and special guests.

Tickets will be available in the box office Friday and Saturday before the performances. The show will start at 10PM on both nights. There will be no smoking or drinking allowed at the concert, and anyone noticeably inebriated will be turned away. Sorry folks, no body shots during the concert. Also, use the potty before hand, because if you leave the venue, it might be near impossible to get back in. Concert sponsored by Second Stage.

The Rooks are: Garth Taylor ’12, Gabe Gordon ’11, Spencer Hattendorf ’12, Nate Mondschein ’12, Louis Russo ’11, Graham Richman ’11. Click here and here for more Rooks stuff. Click here for the Facebook event.

** Note: Just got word that tonight’s (Friday) show is sold out. If you want, you can head over to Zelnick at 9pm to get on the waitlist.

Date: Friday (27th), Saturday (28th)
Time: 10pm – FOREVER
Place: ’92 Theater

A Staged Reading of Henchmen, a New Screenplay

When Michael ’13 met Steve ’13 and Steve ’13, Wesleyan theater would change forever. M. Night Stevesamalan presents:

Come see a staged reading of (the second draft of) a new screenplay, “Henchmen”! The reading will start Friday at 8pm in the WestCo Lounge.

“Henchmen” is a balls-to-the-wall action comedy about two henchmen who work for a mustache-twirling supervillain. The two henchmen are Vishvajit, an Indian-American guy who is contractually obliged to talk in an exaggerated Middle Eastern accent while on the clock, and Sherwin, a slacker who never matured past his high school football glory days. And when their evil headquarters are attacked by womanizing secret agent Blaine McCabe and everyone else is captured, it’s up to these two beta-males to save the day.

Those afraid of gratuitous violence, cursing, and explosions should stay at home.

Featuring the lovely actors and actresses: Nikhil Lai, Matt Lynch, Bryce Hollingsworth, Amara Davila, Peter Cramer, Mike Dudley, Danielle Springer, Michael Firer, Christian Schneider, and Michael Matthews. Written by Michael Steves.

Time: Tonight, 8 PM
Lounge: WestCo
The Picture: Anyone know who that is????

Move Your Money (feat. BoA March at 3 PM!)

Anders Dohlman ’14 wants you to Anders your Dohlman right now:

Feel guilty about using Bank of America? Wells Fargo? Chase?

Not one more cent! Join millions of Americans who have chosen to move their money into smaller banks and credit unions.

Starting Thursday [Yeah, yesterday – my b. -Ed.] in Usdan, local credit unions Nutmeg State and Seasons will be in Usdan to help you do just that.

Unlike monolith banks, credit unions are managed by their own members instead of executives. They invest their money locally, not in mountaintop removal, robosigned foreclosures, and massive bonuses.

They even refund ATM fees each month, so you don’t have to worry about being charged by the Bank of America ATM in Usdan.

Nutmeg state is also offering a $100 raffle to those who open accounts. Seasons will automatically deposit $5 into your account. Those are deals Bank of America can’t beat!

More deets and discourse about joining a credit union (and times that they’ll be up here!) on facebook.

Light My Fire

Good news, everyone! Bwair Wauwie ’12 has been hard at work with a tr33t 4 u:

Lions, bellydancers, ninjas, and more! A theatrical fire spinning
performance like nothing you’ve seen before.

Sponsored by Prometheus and the Adelphic Educational Fund.

HOLI: The Indian Festival of Color @ Foss

Katherine Yagle ’12, critically acclaimed Executive Editor of the Argus and founding manager of Yagle’s Bagles, had a dream that there would be HOLI at Wesleyan. Tomorrow, on Foss, it gets real:

Get down. Get drunk drenched. Get dirty.

It’s HOLI, the Indian Festival of Color, and it’s time to celebrate. Put on your cleanest whites and come to Foss prepared to get rainbow-fied.

Shakti is providing the color powder and the jams. All you need to bring is yourself, your friends, and maybe a water gun.

  • $5 gets you a t-shirt and 2 bags of colored powder (for sale in Usdan the week of Holi)
  • If we run out of t-shirts wear your own white shirt to the event and get one bag free.
  • Every additional bag is $1.

Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Hoss Fill
Cost: Free
Yagle’s Bagels: Bacefook Facebook