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
Hannah Reuman ’13 tells us of the upcoming info sessions:
Want to work with really cute kids? Tutor with WesReads/WesMath this semester and work with students on their math and reading skills at MacDonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School right here in Middletown! You only need to be able to dedicate one hour of your time per week in order to be involved.
Brief information/training sessions will be held in Albritton 311 (top top floor)
For Returning Tutors-
THIS Sat. (9/8) 2:30-3:30 pm
Tues. (9/11) 4:30-5:30 pm
Awoooooo! From Sewon Kang ’14:
Celebrated playwright Rinde Eckert is currently in residency at Wesleyan as part of the Creative Campus Initiative in conjunction with the Theater Department. Eckert is developing a new play that will be performed by Wesleyan students on November 15-17, 2012. The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain, powerful and erudite, but longing for a return to the wilderness of the wolf he once was. How does one recover one’s original, less conditioned or acculturated self? What is gained in the effort? What is lost in translation? Our language gets us in deep trouble and elevates us at the same time. Should I be howling now?
Sign up to audition on the call board in the Theater & Dance Studio building!
Wanna make the next equivalent of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari? From Morgan Ross ’14:
Ever wanted to design and build a set? Morgan Ross ’14 is looking for crew members for Becca Kitsis ’13‘s thesis film. We need:
Production designer: Ze will be in charge of the overall look of the project. You’ll work closely with the director and the director of photography to create the aesthetic of the film.
Art director: In collaboration with the production designer, ze will orchestrate the building and painting of the set.
We are also looking for artists, technicians and all other creatively inclined people to help construct the set.
If working on a thesis film is one of your life dreams, send an email to mross@wes for more info.
From Elise Blanchard ’14:
John Maus tweeted recently: “GARY WAR IS THE FUTURE!”
If you like futuristic pop or lo-fi & rock or Ariel Pink or space-ships or sci-fi movies’ sountracks, or just great innovating music, you should show up for this free show.
Plus, Gary War is no only the future but also an amazing performer.
Time: 10pm – 1am
Here are 5 of the infinite reasons to join:
1. Yelling at Yalees
2. Debate about Santa Claus, vampires, philosophy, batman, anal sex, ethics, policy and dog shows
3. Chill at other schools, convince them Wesleyan is better
4. Sharpen your parent-arguing skills
5. Woodrow Wilson’s face on a tank top
Come to meeting number 1 of the debate team: room 114 Wyllys (aka the squash courts) TODAY at 2pm, and become an unstoppable force in all forms of verbal combat.
Date: Today, September 8th
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114