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

New England Campus Sustainability Forum

Haley Greenberg ’14 demands your attention:

Are you excited about sustainability and want to meet other people who want to make the world a better place?  Are you lucky enough to not have any Friday classes?

The first New England Campus Sustainability Forum is going to be held next Friday, September 21st from 8 AM to 5:15 PM at the Colleges of the Fenway in Boston (Wentworth, Wheelock, Simmons, Emmanuel, Mass Art, and Mass College of Pharmacy).

 The New England Campus Sustainability Forum is designed to build the skills that will help campus change agents advance sustainability programs at their institutions, including skills uniquely tailored to our region. The conference and its sessions are focused around this year’s theme, Leveraging Collective Resources for the Future, and follow three tracks, “Organization and Coalition Building,” “Campus as a Living Laboratory,” and “Financial Strategies.” The program is designed to foster conversation and linkages between all stakeholders, administrators, staff, faculty, and students in order to provide new insights on ways to think about and initiate campus sustainability programs.

 If you’re interested in going, register online and contact Jen Kleindienst, Sustainability Coordinator (jkleindienst[at]Wesleyan[dot]edu) to coordinate transportation.

Date: Friday, September 21st
Time:
All Day (8:00 AM-5:15 PM)
Place:
Boston, MA (Colleges of the Fenway)
Cost:
$35
Deadline:
Register by Wednesday 9/19

Student-Run Pre-Orientation Camping Trip

Prefrosh? Nervous about Wes? Want to bond with other 2016ers over kosher s’mores before Orientation even kicks off? Ari Fishman ’13 writes in with the plot of an ’80s teen horror movie:

Let’s face it: orientation is overwhelming. But how awesome would it be to go into Orientation having already met and spend two days with twenty other freshman? Class of 2016, your wish has been granted. Come join the student-run Pre-Orientation Camping Trip!

From August 27-29, members of the Wesleyan Jewish Community are organizing an annual camping trip at Kettletown State Park. We set up camp, hike (or stroll), swim, make smores, meet some friendly faces before Orientation begin. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the many ways to be a part of the Wesleyan Jewish Community for participants who are interested. I went on this trip as a freshman, and, now as a rising senior, I am still best friends with some of the people I met during those two days! I know that many other past campers feel the same.