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

9/11 Memorial – Tonight

9/11 MemorialFrom Mansoor Alam ’15:

Come join us tonight for an informal discussion and conversation on 9/11. To remember the victims both here and abroad, regardless of race and creed, to discuss what has happened in the years following, and to honor our responsibility of pledging to move forward in the direction of peace and justice.  Hosted by the MSA, tea and coffee will be served.

Date: Tonight, 9/11
Time: 9PM
Place: Library, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL)

Education Policy Speaker Series: Jack Dougherty—No Relation to Claire

TheAndy Ribner ’14 Gives a Fuck About Education” Lecture Series continues this afternoon with Jack Dougherty, professor at Trinity:

Professor Jack Dougherty of Trinity College, will be speaking on the history of education via the niche of education in Hartford: how has the civil rights movement and housing influenced education in Central Connecticut?

Note: This is part of a weekly speaker series on Education Policy.

Date: Today, September 11
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: PAC002
Cost: Free

Join WesWinds (MUSC 443)

Taran Catania ’13 writes in:

Played in high school band and miss it? Play an instrument but wish you could be in a group? Want a fun and painless way to snag an extra credit this semester?

WesWinds is a wind ensemble that meets on Tuesday nights in Crowell Concert Hall from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. No audition required; if you can play an instrument and have access to it here, you are already qualified. Take it for a full credit (CR/U or graded) or just for fun. The group is open to the Middletown community as well. The final concert takes place during the last class of the semester.

All instruments are welcome, but we are especially looking for:

Apply to Work at Green Street Arts Center

From Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you searching for a fun and fulfilling on-campus job? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Middletown Community? Need an excuse to nurture your passion for coloring books and play-doh?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider working at Green Street Arts Center! Green Street is a non-profit afterschool enrichment center run by Wesleyan for students of Middletown public schools and we are looking for new student workers! This opportunity is open for work-study students and those who wish to volunteer. Open positions include teaching assistants, homework tutors, van monitors, and musical mentors. If you are imaginative, motivated, and energetic, we strongly encourage you to apply. Interested parties should please send a cover letter and resume to greenst(at)wesleyan(dot)edu ASAP and fill out the online Fall 2012 application here!

Date, Time: ASAP/all year!
Place: Green Street Arts Center