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

Dink-583 Will Play Your Favorite Blink-182 Songs Tonight

If you’re like me and the thought of Blink-182 gives you an instant teen-angst-pop-punk boner, you probably wanna make your way to the WestCo Cafe tonight.

Dink-583, Wesleyan’s Blink-182 cover band featuring Jason Katzenstein ’13, Adrien DeFontaine ’13, and Kevin Curtin’13, will play their first show of the year tonight at 10:30. I’m told you should come on time, as they will be starting very promptly.

And they will play all your favorites. So everything from Neighborhoods, right? Here’s coverage of last year’s outdoor Dink-583 show. Maybe this thing where a townie got naked at a Dink-583 show will happen again.

Date: Tonight, September 13
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Facebook: Right here

AEPi Presents: Shofars and Waterballoons

Come to Usdan today at noon and build your own Shofar with the help of AEPi and Chabad. Then step outside and throw some water balloons at nice Jewish boys! $2/throw, $1/cookie. Shofars are free (I think).

  • Date: Today, September 13
  • Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Place: Outside Usdan
  • Cost:  Free

NOTE: You don’t have to do one in order to do the other. They are separate events combined by way of convenient Wesleying post.

WESU Lecture Series: The Needle Drop’s Anthony Fantano

This mofo knows what he's doing.

Know yr music critics! From Adam Wechsler ’13:

WESU Lecture Series Presents: Anthony Fantano, The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd.

The Needle Drop is a groundbreaking radio show, podcast, music review YouTube channel and all-around formidable Internet presence in the world of independent music. With more than 80,000 subscribers and over 20 million hits on his videos, Anthony Fantano has developed a devoted following and a reputation as an even-handed, knowledgable and affable reviewer. Don’t believe us? Check out A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown singing his praises: “Needle drop is the best, like, reviewer on the YouTube…I been watching that ni**a’s reviews for like three years.”

Like independent music? Like WESU? Like new media? Join us for the inaugural talk in the WESU Lecture Series, featuring the internet’s busiest music nerd, Anthony Fantano, of The Needle Drop. Anthony will discuss The Needle Drop, what he does and how it works. He’ll be answering plenty of questions afterwards, as well.