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

Postponed “Extras” Request: Same Pay, Less Time

The Postponed web series recently sent out a call for extras to participate in the filming of their finale episode on Saturday.  The original call time was from 8 – 11:30 pm. That has now been changed to 8 – 10 pm. Here is what Chris Correa ’10 has to say: 

All will be paid 10 bucks. There will also be refreshments for all extras. You don’t need any acting talent, just the ability to occupy space.

Email futurehousepix(at)gmail(dot)com or ccorrea(at)gmail(dot)com if interested.

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Pay: $10.00 plus refreshments

Here’s the most recent episode.

Macbeth, presented by Second Stage

Michael Steves ’13 writes:

Come see an outdoor production of Macbeth this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy gets a jolt of adrenaline in a visceral production that will feature fierce battles, gallons of blood, creepy witches, celtic music, and kilted warriors.

Starring: Paulie Lowther ’13, Danielle Springer ’13, Evan Hazelett ’13, Tim Wolock ’13, Andrew Malkin ’15, Joe Gargan ’14, Alex Hirsch ’13, Dex Blumenthal ’15, Michael Firer ’13, Anika Amin ’14, Catherine Aker ’15, Lindsay Schapiro ’14, Matt Lynch ’15, Roxie Pell ’15, Rachel Leshin ’15, Felipe DaCosta ’15, Coz Deicke ’15, Kara Wernick ’15, Kate Malczewski ’15, and Derek Fossi ’15.

Directed by Michael Steves ’13, assistant directed by Amara Davila ’13, stage managed by Hanako Rodriguez ’15 and Caillin Puente ’15.

  • WHEN?: Thurs, Fri, and Sat @ 7pm; Sat @ 2pm
  • WHERE?: CFA Green (the area between CFA Hall and the Arts Workshop / Zilkha Building)
  • COST?: Free!

Facebook event.

MISSTEPS presents MikeQ

Nick Msall ’15 writes in:

Come out to Eclectic this Thursday for the 3rd and final installment of Missteps. This show’s headliner is none other than the Fade to Mind signee and Ghe20 G0th1k affiliated vogue-house “prince”, MikeQ. Before he takes to the stage, there will be a special movie screening of a documentary that details the nature of the vogue and ballroom culture in the late 80s. For those of you interested in some of the most eccentric and fascinating niches of American LGBT culture, this screening/concert is surely something you will not want to miss.

First surfacing in the blogosphere in 2011, MikeQ’s production came to be hailed by most critics of underground club as groundbreaking. Prior to the efforts of MikeQ, the largely gay and transvestite supported “ballroom” movement, whose origins can be traced back to New York in the late 1970’s, had received little recognition as a musical movement and culture. Since MikeQ’s emergence, however, vogue house and ballroom have only gone on to receive more international recognition. In particular, a compilation released by Soul Jazz records earlier this year has helped draw attention to some of the scene’s earliest innovators who were active as early as 1976.

Thy Will Be Done: Film Screening and Pizza Dinner

Internationally acclaimed Cute Roulette connoisseur Emily Kianka ’13 writes in:

Brought to you by the Interfaith Justice League and Interfaith House, Thy Will Be Done is a brand new documentary about the first transgender minister in the Presbyterian Church. There will be free pizza and a lively discussion afterwards! Here’s the blurb:

“Thy Will Be Done follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The Church’s conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara’s success that she has support from friends and family. The documentary explores the way in which alternative lifestyles and permanent choices of identity have the power to tear a family completely to pieces, only to bind it back together again, more closely but differently, than it has ever been before.

Film Screening: Miss Representation

Lydia Rex ’14 and Roxy Capron ’14 write in to invite you to a film screening of Miss Representation, sponsored by Rho Epsilon Pi and the Peer Health Advocates, this Thursday in Shanklin 107 at 8 p.m. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

A message from the organizers:

In the media and political frenzy about this war on women, we feel it’s important to reaffirm our belief that men and women should be judged for their actions and words, rather than for how we look. Our hope in screening the film on campus remains that we can draw out and address the ways in which we undervalue women at Wesleyan and our communities at large. And thus, we can move forward to a world that does not discriminate on the basis of gender. The screening will be followed by a group discussion of the issues presented in the film.

And if you blinked, then you may have missed President Roth’s own shoutout about the film screening this Thursday.

Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time:
8 p.m.
Place:
Shanklin 107