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

Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble Concert: Dream of the Red Chamber

From Gavin Swee ’13:

Wesleyan’s Chinese Music Ensemble teams up with the Wesleyan Orchestra and Chorus for our biggest concert yet! Here’s why you should come to the show:

(1) We are performing pieces from the suite of Dream of the Red Chamber, which is one of the Four Great Classics of Chinese Literature. This suite is correspondingly one of the most evocative pieces in Chinese Music! [We’ll provide translations and romanizations for you!]

(2) Yang Min, our solo vocalist, is trained in the Chinese soprano style, which is so rare in this part of the world! [We just had rehearsal yesterday, and she sounds so good!]

(3) Besides Dream of the Red Chamber, we’ll have other pieces in various regional styles and settings—get a glimpse of “China” for just $2!

Here’s a sample of one of the pieces we’re going to play.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $2 students; $3 general public

Suave Slavei Final Concert

Sarah Wolfe ’12 writes in:

Come see Suavei sing at you in funny languages for the last time this year! And come hear your senior friends sing with Slavei just one more glorious time!

Date: Sunday, May 6th
Time: 5 pm – 6 pm
Place: The Labrynth
Cost: Free

Worlds of Dance Concert

Come watch the Worlds of Dance concert tomorrow afternoon! There will be awesome moves that put Jagger Spongebob to shame, we promise.

Featuring:

  • Beginning Javanese
  • Advanced Javanese
  • Intro to Dance
  • Bharata Natyam I
  • Bharata Natyam Repertory

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $2 for students, $3 for all others
Face: book

Sextacy Tonight: XXX me maybe

Oh god i need water head hurts so bad ugh anyway:

X-TACY: THE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS
XXX ME MAYBE

send some dirty text messages
get sexy,
and be ready to dance with X!!

Date: May 5th
Time: 11pm – 2am (Performances start at 12am)
Place: Eclectic
Face: Book
Cost: $1 (before midnight), $2 (after midnight)

Why the hell is that song so GOOOOODDD????

Wesleyan Film Theses 2012: Part One — The Fellowship of the Text

It all began with the forging of the Great Papers.  Seven were given to the Film Studies Professors; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. And now those seven will be gifted to the race of Wesleyan Students, who above all else desire power. For within these papers was bound the strength and the will to govern over an entire campus.

This is it, folks. Come hear six great screenplay pitches and one historical/theoretical rundown from seven amazing senior Film majors.  The chosen few and their works are:

Douglas Bensimon ’12: The Nazi
Carolyn Cohen ’12: Squanderland
William Donald ’12: Off the Trail
Miriam Smith-Drelich ’12: Goodnight, Sunshine
Zachary J. Valenti ’12: Smokin’ Ocean
Jeremy P. Wolf ’12: Camp Goggles
Sarah Shachat ’12: Intrigue, Blood, and Naked Breasts: Strategies of the Epic Series on Premium Cable

Jeanine Basinger, head of the Department of Film Studies, says this is the best collection of written work she’s seen at Wesleyan. And she’s seen A LOT here.

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free