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
From Emily Jones ’14:
Come on out for the first contra dance of the semester. Beginners welcome! No partner needed! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30. Regular dance starts at 8. Come even if you miss the beginner’s lesson. Dances are taught as you go throughout the night.
Live music by Black River Ironworks (Jonah Sidman, Corey Walters, and Michael Friedman). Quena Crain will be calling.
Date: Tonight, September 14th
Time: 7:30pm – 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Tonight at Beta Theta Pi, via Nate Howell ’14:
Join us for our first rush event! Beta Theta Pi, Mu Epsilon Chapter, will be holding a barbecue at our house, located at 184 High St. (corner of Church St and High St). This is an open event, designed to give current brothers and prospective brothers a chance to meet one another. Please feel free to spread the word to other guys you think may be interested. The barbecue, being the first rush event, is an excellent opportunity not only to meet everyone involved, but also an opportunity to see the house. It’s a relaxed and fun event, no pressure whatsoever. The barbecue starts at around 6 and goes until around 7:30, so even if you can’t make the whole thing, stopping by even for just a few minutes is still a great way to get a preliminary feel for everything. Any questions can be directed to Nate Howell ’14 (NHowell@wes), Matt Gross ’15 (MBGross@wes), Rex Bernstein ’15 (RBernstein@wes) or Nate Ryan ’15 (NJRyan@wes). We look forward to seeing you soon!
Date: Today, September 14
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Beta (184 High Street)
Have you ever wanted to see your favorite sci-fi characters or comic book heroes having loud explicit sex with each other in fast forward? Well, now you do, or at least you do now that you’ve read this. And never fear, if the attempts at plot become too much for your frail constitution, your delicious milkshake will always be there for you.
We’re continuing the tradition of Porn and Milkshakes at Alpha Delt this Friday night! Parodies and milkshakes provided. YOLO.
Date: Friday, September 14
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High Street
Come and audition for Wesleyan’s only* sketch comedy group!
Tomorrow from 5-7
Friday from 4-6
in the Nics Lounge
No preparation necessary. It will be a cold read.
Know about it yet? No? Why the hell not? Fine. Take it away, Anya Backlund ’11:
Srsly. You need to know about ZviDance.
Specifically, know these things:
1. ZviDance’s Zoom is the first performance in the CFA’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series – read on for more info about the show!
2. [No longer applicable because I posted this late as fuck. Angry comments below! -Ed.]
3. There’s a free masterclass with the dancers this Saturday at 11am in Bessie Schonberg Dance Studios on Pine Street. Register at the box office plz (again, deets below).
4. Zoom is a dance about social media. Not kidding. You’re even supposed to use your smartphone during the performance (?!) to take pictures and text them (and your written thoughts) to a dancer on stage who then incorporates all that into real-time video collages that are then projected into the theater. THEN the dancers interact with the photos, texts, etc. In other words, your work becomes a part of their work.