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

Best Buddies Information Session

From Jen Brewer ’13:

Want to have an amazing, fantastic, and stupendous time all in one? Join Best Buddies. An information session will be held tonight in Usdan 108 at 7!

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Date: Tonight, September 17th
Time: 7 pm
Place: Usdan 108

First WesBAM! Zumba Class Today

From WesBAM!’s Zumba instructor Emily Hunt ’13:

Do you have lots of energy? Do you love to dance? Do you want a good workout? Then come to WesBAM’s first ZUMBA class of the semester!!!

Zumba fuses Latin rhythms (Cumbia, Reggaeton, Merengue, and Salsa, e.g.) and easy-to-follow dance-esque routines to create a dynamic fitness/dance program that will tone and sculpt your body while you get a great cardiovascular workout. It’s extremely fun, and an incredible stress-reliever, and most importantly, it doesn’t feel like exercise! No dance experience necessary! Come join the super fun Brazilian inspired workout that combines cardio-blasting steps with some rad tunes. Burn some intense calories without even realizing it, and enjoy an awesome dance party with your friends!

Best of all, the first class is free!

  • Date: Today
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Place: Fayerweather Dance Room

LiNK Meeting

From Esther Pak ’13:

Are you interested in human rights? Do you know about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea? If you are even remotely curious, we’d love to have you at LiNK’s first meeting of the year!

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is the umbrella organization that works hands on to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees who have escaped the repressive regime by ensuring them the resources to rebuild their lives and secure a brighter future. Wesleyan’s chapter of LiNK serves to raise campus awareness about the people’s crisis in North Korea and contribute funds to efforts on the ground.

We encourage you to bring your friends and come get more information especially if you’re interested in East Asian Studies, International Relations, and organizing events on campus. We need all the help we can get!

Drawing Co-op

Alexis Moh ’15 sends in one of the most casual calls for nude models of all time:

Drawing co-op starts back up this Monday/tomorrow! Figure drawing and
free food. All skill levels welcome.

Also recruiting nude models

Date: Tomorrow, September 17th
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: AWKS107 (Awkward Workshop, Room 107 – across from the Zilkha Gallery)

Join 8-to-8

Want to be part of the bad-ass band of anonymous samaritans who only walk compassionately answer phones at night?

Then attend an 8-to-8 info session:

Founded in 1977, 8-to-8 is a student-run, confidential and anonymous listening service, which operates 7 PM-7 Am 7 days of the week. (editorial note: no one has given me a sufficiently convincing answer as to why they don’t run from 8-to-8, but I digress)

Date: Monday September 17th or Friday September 21st
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: PAC 136 (Monday Session) or Usdan B25/Multipurpose Room (Friday Session)

Questions? Contact eight2eight(at)gmail(dot)com.