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

Angel Investment and Venture Capital Info Session

From Brenda Straker:

Acquiring angel investment or venture capital is often the first goal for many emerging entrepreneurs. However, many startups pursue this type of investment before they are ready. We’ll talk about what angel investors and venture capitalists are looking for from start ups before they invest including

1: planning, documentation and proof of concept
2: criteria used to evaluate business plans
3: rates and pace of return that they ask for in return for their investment.

Check out the Patricelli Center‘s website for more information on similar events.

Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Place: Downey House, Hobbs classroom 113
Cost: Free

Student Activism Orientation Event

Think Wesleyan students are active?  Here’s some of what happened last year alone, from the UOC interns:

Defending Wesleyan’s long-standing need-blind policy, re-imagning our campus as a closed, sustainable system, diving into Middletown politics, organizing around queer issues, escorting women to a local abortion clinic, sleeping in Zucotti Square, organizing cultural events, working at Long Lane Farm, promoting awareness around student mental health, disability rights, safe sex and sexual assault, protesting the visit of a controversial Supreme Court Justice, writing for the Hermes, starting a Skill Share Collective, allying with Wesleyan’s service workers for fairworking conditions, organizing a day of action to divest from big banks, and exposing institutionalized prejudice in higher education.  And the list goes on!

Wesleyan students stand up for issues that matter to them.  Are you passionate about social justice and ready to make a difference on campus? Just curious about what resources are available to help launch a new creative idea?  Come meet other students and leaders at the helm of Wesleyan’s activist community! Time pending, the reception will make a visit to the University Organizing Center, an open space for student group organizing at 190 High St.

Cardinal Velo Group Ride

Julian Azaret ’13 wants to ride a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle avec vous:

First group ride open to all. We will ride about 20mi at a leisurely pace, no drop, come enjoy beautiful weather.

Meet outside Weshop.

Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Place: meet outside WeShop
Cost: Free

This event is also a friendly local reminder that the day of glory has arrived: WeShop has come out of its seasonal hibernation.

Waste Not! Tag Sale this Weekend

If you’re still looking for cheap, useful stuff to buy, go to the Waste Not! tag sale this weekend:

Need a loveseat to canoodle on? How about a mini Buddha figurine to match with your Tibetan prayer flags? Fretting over how to launder your comforter without tennis balls? Waste Not!, Wesleyan’s annual tag sale, has all of these things, plus an extensive collection of tutus and a pristine Batman statue.

Every spring, students donate items that they not longer need or want, and we store them over the summer to sell in the fall. We have mini-fridges, outdoor furniture, couches, clothing, costumes, kitchenware, and tons of miscellaneous, often hilarious, items for you to buy at extremely low prices. It’s Wesleyan thrifting!

The proceeds go to sustain the Waste Not! program (pay for storage, etc.) and extra goes to charity, so come support us! We’ve been working hard to sort through all this stuff and it kind of feels like we’ve been touching hundreds of really sweaty people for hours.

Argus Recruitment Meetings

Maxwell D. Brivic III ’13, Chief Executive Officer of Argus International Enterprise™, solicits your involvement in the publication’s future. All class years welcome:

Come to the Argus office on Saturday 9/1 at 1  pm or Sunday 9/2 at 3 pm to learn about working for The Wesleyan Argus. We’re the country’s oldest bi-weekly college newspaper, and we want you. We’re looking for writers, photographers, copy editors and layout staff. All years and levels of experience are welcome!

Date: Saturday, 9/1, and Sunday, 9/2
Time: 1 pm and 3 pm, respectively
Place: The Argus office (above Broad Street Books)
Cost: every Monday and Thursday evening for the rest of your life