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

For Seni0rz 0nlee LOL: Senior Barbeque

Auuuuuuugh... better bring some sunscreen maaaaaan

Non-seniors, this is the kind of event you can look forward to having later on. No word on what happens if you self-identify as a senior. From Ross Wells Gormley ’13:

This Saturday afternoon, come hang out in the backyards of Fountain/Pine with your fellow classmates for a welcome back SENIORS ONLY event!

Bring your blankets, frisbees, drinks/ID’s (Wesleyan and state-issued), and enjoy some tasty fare including grilled chicken, vegan dishes, and salads. There will also be performances by Smokin’ Lillies, IGBEE aka Bruce Durley, and Bones Complex.

A senior pass (a pass to Senior Cocktails, formal and semi-formal, and other outings) will be raffled along with a foosball table, Wes apparel, and gift certificates to local eateries. Tickets cost $1 each and a portion of the proceeds will go towards our Senior Gift.

Punchline! Auditions This Weekend

From Eli Meixler ’13:
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Do you like stand-up comedy, storytelling, or just turning bad middle-school experiences into mirth and laughter? Then audition for Punchline!, Wesleyan’s only Stand-up comedy collective! No experience necessary, just an interest in story-writing, story-telling, and comedy and a willingness to work with other students to workshop and develop an act for 2 shows later in the semester. Bring 2-3 minutes of of material–a personal story, or a series of jokes or observations. No need for a cohesive “act,” though those are always appreciated (and as always, so are costumes).
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What: Punchline! Stand-Up Comedy Collective Auditions
Where: Downey House (corner of High and Court Streets), Room 100 (basement)
When: Sat., Sept. 15 and Sun., Sept. 16. 2:00-4:00 PM
Cost: 15 minutes of your time and your sense of self-worth
Contact Eli: emeixler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
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WeSLAM Informational Meeting

From Zach Goldberg ’13:

Do you like spoken word poetry? Have you ever thought about competing in a poetry slam? WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s slam poetry community, will be holding an informational meeting TOMORROW in Allbritton 103. We will watch some poetry, go over the poetry slam rules, and possibly write some experimental pieces. If you plan to compete in any poetry slams this year, it is very important that you attend this meeting!

Date:  Saturday, 9/15
Time: 3:00pm
Place: Allbritton 103

Fencing Club: Info Meeting and Open Practice

Sarah Lerman-Sinkoff ’14 has an awesome last name:

Inspired this summer to learn more about obscure Olympic sports? You’re in luck! W’Escrime: The Wesleyan Fencing Club is having an open practice and informational meeting this Saturday at 2:15 in Beckham hall. No experience or equipment necessary. Just come in comfortable clothes and gym shoes and give a great sport a try!

We’ve got a good amount of club equipment for people to use, but if you’re an experienced fencer and have your own stuff, definitely bring it.

Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free