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

Gag Reflex: The Reading Week Show

Something funny is happening in the Exley Science Center tonight. And I’m not talking about Physics for Presidents (the second biggest joke Exley has to offer). Gag Reflex improv comedy wants you to stop studying for an hour and watch them make things up on stage  in the Exley Lobby.

Date: Tonight, May 11
Time: 8 pm – 9 pm
Place: Exley Lobby

“Afternoon Delight” with Drawing II

Amy Golembeski ’12 implores you to enjoy some “afternoon delight” at the CFA Art Workshops. So does Bob freakin’ Ross:

Take a study break and come to the Drawing II Final Art Show! The students of Drawing II will be displaying their work from the semester and there will be food.

Date: Friday (today), May 11
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Place: CFA Art Workshops (across from Zilkha)
Cost: Free
Facebook: link

3v3 Soccer Tournament Today to Support SHOFCO

Register up to 5 people on a team with at most 1 varsity soccer player per team. Registration begins at 1:30pm at the field. $15 per team – All proceeds go to support SHOFCO!

Creative team names and costumes (uniforms) are encouraged.

  • Date:  Today, Friday, May 11
  • Time:  2:00 PM; Registration begins at 1:30 PM
  • Place:  Practice Fields behind Freeman
  • Cost:  $15 per team – to support SHOFCO
  • Facebook:  Event

Summer Online Nonfiction Writing Group

Submitted by Jenessa Duncombe ’14:

Do you like writing in your spare time? Are you a failure at poetry/fiction master of memoir/travelwriting/science writing/profile/reportage? Then it’s time for you to come to terms… You’re a nonfiction writer, and you should join our summer nonfiction writing group! The group will consist of a private blog where we can share our work and comment on one another’s. Every two weeks there will be a prompt to help get the juices flowing. Please come to the first meeting so we can all meet each other. Come to Usdan Friday at noon for lunch and the meeting. Let’s meet on the black couches. If you can’t make it, send me an e-mail and we’ll go from there.

Writers unite!

  • Date: Friday, May 11
  • Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan, by the black couches