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

Asian Glow @ Eclectic

The Korean Student Association Presents…

Date: Tonight, April 28
Time: 10:30 – 2:00
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $3 at the door [proceeds go to Liberty in North Korea]

Encuentro – For Community, For Humanity

Rachel Fifer ’12 says you should come to an Encuentro:

An Encuentro (or “Encounter”) is a space for people to come together openly and peacefully.

An Encuentro is not a meeting a one-way panel or a conference. It is a call for dialogue and collaboration developed by the Mexican Zapatista revolutionaries with the intent of countering the current tendency to prioritize big business over individual welfare. We will speak, listen, and share our common struggles. Everyone’s voice will be taken into account equally.

Encuentro is a gathering of individuals who are struggling for housing, education, health, freedom, justice, love, a voice, a space to exist, peace, respect, themselves, for our community, for our dignity, and for humanity.

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

Watch Old Meth Rugby Ruin Conn College’s Saturday

Rugby captain J.R. Mannetta ’13 wants you to come see Old Methodist Rugby put the Connecticut College Camels on the endangered species list:

Now that we’re done racking up victories and missed highway exits throughout New England, Old Methodist returns to Long Lane Field this Saturday for our season finale. You don’t know the rules and neither do we, so grab a friend and join us at 1 PM as Wesleyan welcomes Connecticut College.

Unbeknownst to most, we’re actually fielding a real squad this year. After making the playoffs in the Fall, Old Methodist has rushed out to a 3-0 record this Spring while sporting a 118-32 cumulative margin of victory. We’re as shocked (too strong?) as you are. Anyway, come cheer on our seniors (Peter Frank, Trevor “BD” Rhodes, Max Ginsberg, Nate Foote, and Dave Amrhein) in their final game in red and black. Last game against Conn College ended with Wes hitting a walkoff penalty kick so expect plenty of excitement this Saturday.

Date: Saturday, APril 28
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Place: Long Lane Field