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

Weezer, Green Day, and RHCP @ Eclectic

Hey guys, so it turns out all of that SBC drama was for nothing, Cameron just absentmindedly misplaced a few million big ones  under his bed or something, no worries, so yeah, Concert Committee got like $1.5 million and decided to book some dope bands like Weezer and Green Day, but unfortunately Scott Stapp is still recovering from last week’s LoRise Creed show, but whatever, Casey Feldman ’12 writes in:

You read it correctly, dude. ALL THE FUCKING HITS (from Pinkerton and The Blue Album). Relive your glory days before we leave this place (some for summer, some forever).

Motherfucking Green Day is supporting. What the fuck? How did both Weezer and Green Day agree to visit our humble liberal arts college? WHO KNOWS??

UPDATE: Whaaaaa???? Wes alums Red Hot Chilli Peppers just called and added themselves to the event. Anthony Kiedis ’83 had this to say: “Flip a-floop. Biddly-boop.” New hardcore band Bakshi opens up. Thrash yourself.

  • 10:30 Bakshi
  • 11:00 Red Hot Chubby Chasers
  • 11:45 Green Day
  • 12:30 Weezer

Date: Tonight, May 4
Time: 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Place: Eclectic
Facebook: “Is this for real?”

TONIGHT: Net Idol & Akujunkan – Sam Lyons’ Senior Project Showcase

From that guy ’12 and his creepy friend Neo Sora ’13:

This showcase of Sam’s capstone creative projects for East Asian Studies will start with a film screening, immediately followed by a movement performance/”living installation” at Eclectic.

NET IDOL is a short Japanese horror film co-created by Sam Lyons and Neo Sora for Professor Miri Nakamura’s Japanese Horror Fiction and Film class. It’s about a severely introverted and pathetic otaku (mega-nerds with obsessive interests, particularly in anime, manga, and video games) in love with the 2D digital representation of his net dating service ”girlfriend.”

“AKUJUNKAN: TOKYO ’96 – ‘07” is Sam’s final project for Eiko Otake (of Eiko & Koma)’s course Delicious Movement for Reflecting on Nakedness. The piece is an attempt to explore the body’s relationship with technology as well as to explore his confused identity and his experience growing up in Tokyo. It will feature both a “living installation” as well as a soundtrack of original music. ??? (‘akujunkan’) means vicious cycle.

Stick around for a few minutes after the show for a sneak preview of BEEN HAD FELT LIKE A CYBORG — the debut C¥BERGIGA EP!

Time: 8 PM
Date: Friday, May 4th
Place: Eklektik
Why: I can’t go because I have a performance tonight, but you should, these guys are like really attractive and everything maybe you’ll score if you play your cards right pretty sure going to their screening and presentation counts as playing your cards right oh i almost forgot here’s the facebook thing you should do that too

Final Desperate Measures Show

From Mark “Oslo” Popinchalk ’13:

Enjoy our show, please come! Desperate Measures May the Forth be with you show, 9 PM in Westco Cafe. It’s our last show of the year, and also the last show for a few of our players so come join us in sending them off with laughter!

Time: 9:00-10:00PM
Date: Friday, May 4th
Place: WestCo Cafe
Why: May the 4th be with you.

Last Contra Dance of the Semester

Micah Wylde ’12 wants you to join him at the last contra dance of the semester:

Tonight, Friday – Beckham Hall 8pm

It’s the last contra dance of the semester! Come to Beckham hall tonight for some great music and dancing. All dances will be taught – no experience necessary. Newcomers are always welcome! Bring your friends or bring yourself! No partner needed.”

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Place: Beckham
Why: If you’d ever gone you’d know

Funk Show Tonight Moved to Earlier!


Come out to Alpha Delt TONIGHT from 9:15-11:11PM for an early, funky start to your night!

Kids on a Hill is a 10-piece funk/fusion band from Amherst, MA. The band brings a diverse cast of songwriters, instrumentalists, and singers, playing original songs and mashed up covers. Their rock-based sound is a vocal-driven blend of authentic, uncut funk and soulful R&B that is guaranteed to get people dancing, laughing, and singing along. They have recently headlined venues in Northampton and Boston and opened for B.O.B. and Pretty Lights, and now they’re ready to rock Wes. Don’t miss this groovin’ start to your weekend!

Northpaw is Wesleyan’s new yet mighty power house of big band soul. This Frosh/Soph combo band steps up the energy and brings the audience to their kneeeeze. THEY ARE TOO SEXY.

Date: Friday, May 4th
Time: 9:15 – 11:11PM (show will actually start on time!)
Place: Alpha Delt