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)
Facebook 

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

TONIGHT: Molly Nilsson // Laura Stevenson and the Cans @ Eclectic

For a change of pace from last night’s crazy Schwartz and House of Ladosha show last night, swing by Eclectic tonight to see a double bill of talented female-fronted performances.

Molly Nilsson, an awesome Swedish synthpopper who has worked with John Maus, will play the second show on her first ever US tour. Opening is Laura Stevenson and the Cans, who awed an audience at 200 Church two years ago with Laura’s captivating voice.

It all gets started at 9:30 at Eclectic. Click past the jump for some music samples. And here’s the facebook event.

Be Calm and Go Greek

Looking for a good time? Trying to meet some ladies at Wesleyan? Heard about this sorority on campus? Want to know what it’s all about? We want to tell you. If you’re a female and interested in being a part of Greek Life, then join us either Friday at 4:30 p.m. or Monday at 8 p.m. in Allbritton 311. All grade levels are welcome. Help us shape our sorority into an organization that our entire student body can take pride in at Wesleyan.

If you can’t make it to either meeting or have questions about the sorority or rush process, please feel free to contact Jackie Freed ’15 (jfreed@wes) or Melody Oliphant ’13 (moliphant@wes).

Date: Friday (TOMORROW!) and Monday
Time: 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Place: Allbritton 311

The Mash: A Music & Public Life Initiative

Not that dumb game you played in middle school.

“You know what I wish?” says person number one. “What?” says person number two. “I wish that several of the talented musicians that attend/have attended Wesleyan will select a day in which they scatter themselves about the campus and play their music loud and for all to hear,” says person number one. “Wouldn’t that be nice?” But person number two does not respond because they left the conversation. Sad story, but true. Fortunately, if you are person number two, your wishes are being granted—by Chelsie Green ’14, Michael Roth ’78, frequently returning alumni Bear Hands, and a whole committee of students and faculty:

The Mash, inspired by Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, will highlight the student music scene at Wesleyan and kick off the year-long campus and community-wide Music & Public Life initiative.

The event will open with President Roth and other faculty members performing at noon on Friday, September 7 in the Usdan Courtyard. From 2-5 pm, three stages, located at the WestCo Courtyard, Usdan Courtyard and Olin Library Lawn, will feature some of Wesleyan’s student musicians, as well as newly formed groups (30 minutes of every hour will be left unbooked, so come ready to play with whatever instrument you need to make music—drums, amplifiers, and microphones will be provided). From 5-8 pm, THE MASH will continue on Andrus Field with a performance by campus band Treasure Island. This stage will be headlined by BearHands, an alumni band. Meanwhile, an all-campus outdoor barbecue dinner will be happening on Andrus Field/Foss. As a part of the event, small instruments will be handed out to encourage everyone to make music.

Multiplayer Madness @ ADP

Rush-tastic Charming Yu ’13 has an awesome event y’all should go to:

Want to just dance the night away? Perhaps smash some bros? Maybe you want experience the samurai lifestyle? All your dreams will come true at Multiplayer Madness. You’d be mad if you missed it.

What: Multiplayer Madness
Date: Friday, September 7
Time: 8-10PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High St.)

Spring Fling Committee Application Infumashunz

Is it too late to post photos from Spring Fling 2012? Whatever. They’re after the jump.

Wanna help plan Spring Fling, book artists, and have unadulterated access to the most top-secret listserv this side of Romney’s tax return task force? You’re interested in Spring Fling Committee (the artist formally known as Social Committee), not Concert Committee. Co-chairs Trill Feinstein ’13 and Dylan Bostick ’13, whose new EP received a coveted 8.3 rating from A-Batte this morning, have the details on applying:

Spring Fling Committee will host a drop-in meeting in Usdan 108 from 12:15-1:15 pm this Friday. Come meet the current chairmen to ask questions, discuss any suggestions, or just to say hey! You can also pick up a physical application for committee. We will accept four new members. Application below:

Please submit to dbostick(at)wesleyan(dot)edu no later than 5 PM on Friday September 14th, 2012.

 1) Why do you want to be on Spring Fling Committee?

2) What have you enjoyed about past Spring Flings? What would you change? If you have not been to a Spring Fling here, say not applicable.