Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
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
Place: The Usdan Center
Katherine McLaughlin ’15 loves being in Slavei so much that she submitted her first name as “Slavei”:
Slavei is Wesleyan’s oldest co-ed Eastern European and Balkan A Cappella group. Come to Fayerweather’s theater rehearsal room (the building next to Usdan) to audition and be part of the magic.
Date: Today, September 6th
Time: 5-7 pm
Place: Fayerweather’s theater rehearsal room
For all the new frosh who wished they could’ve been part of all the radicalfreakinessthatwasOccupy (that is, the 1% of them not already from New York City), now’s the time to get excited. A group of students will be meeting today at 9pm in the University Organizing Center (that’s 190 High, all you youngsters) to plan a livestream viewing party/discussion for the upcoming debate between Chris Hedges and Crimethinc on “Occupy Tactics: Violence & Legitimacy in the Occupy Movement & Beyond” (planned for 9/12) as well as a trip down to NYC for the 1st anniversary of Occupy (events will be occurring from the 15th through the 17th of September).
tl;dr get your activist ass over to the UOC tonight at 9 pm.
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 9 pm
From Roxie Pell ’15:
If you’ve ever considered murder, consider auditioning for Beauty Pageant Massacre! This original dark comedy-thriller takes place at the 51st Annual Miss Middletown Pageant, where 6 women want nothing more than to win the title of “Miss Middletown.” They may even be willing to kill for it.
Auditions will be held in the Jones Room (all the way at the end of the CFA basically):
*No experience/preparation/bloodlust is necessary*, and you can come by at any time. Just be prepared to do a cold reading (possibly in cold blood). Performance dates are NOVEMBER 1-3. Questions/concerns/online dating requests? Hit up the inbox: rpell[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or cdeicke[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Sept 5 and 6
Time: 8-10 pm
Place: Jones Room (CFA Theater and Dance Studios)
Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you not to get up to any “funny business?” Well, fuck them! You’re in college now. If you’re of the humorous persuasion, come check out the Ampersand—we’re the Lehman Brothers of the funny industry, and the sub-prime humor-backed securities bubble is showing no signs of bursting!
We publish humor on the back page of the Argus every week, we make occasional videos, and we’re looking for new contributors, so come on down to the first meeting of the semester. Refreshments both sweet and savory will be provided!
Date: Thursday, Sept. 6
Place: 52 Home Ave.
From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:
Do you like bacon? Do you like Kevin Bacon? Do you want to be closer than 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, audition for Footloose! The show will go up in the ’92 Nov. 15-17.
Please prepare about 15 bars of a song which shows your range. You will also be asked to read from a short script.
Auditions for pit will run at the same time. For more info, or to be involved in production, contact Cassie Garvin ’14 at cgarvin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Sept 5 and 6
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Beckham Hall (the 5th) and RH003 (the 6th)