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



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

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)

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

Constitution Day Lecture

“Imposing Sentence: The Balance Between Affording Discretion and Avoiding Disparity”

From the Friends of the Wesleyan Library comes a celebration of Elvin Lim’s favorite holiday:

GoldChief Magistrate Judge Steven Gold ‘77 P’09 will speak on how the adoption of federal sentencing guidelines affects the judge’s role at sentencing proceedings, the Supreme Court’s review of the constitutionality of those guidelines, and recent efforts on the part of trial courts to develop programs that provide alternatives to incarceration.

Steven Gold is the Court’s Chief Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York. He received his B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University (1977) and his J.D. from Yale Law School (1980). He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches courses in trial advocacy and privilege law.

Date: Tomorrow, September 19, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Science Library Study Lounge

AMSA’s First General Meeting

Alex Pogosky ’13 sends in an acronym that’s fun to pronounce:

Are you interested in medicine? If you’re pre-med and/or looking to get involved with organizing health-related events on campus and in Middletown, come to the American Medical Student Association’s first meeting this Tuesday. Find out about plans for the upcoming year and share your ideas for future events.

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: Exley 121
Cost: Free

WeZoom: A WesBam Affair

Wesleyan now has its own kind of WesDance? I dig. From Nicole Klein ’15:

It’s a dance party every Tuesday. It burns calories. You feel like a boss. You get to shake your ass, a lot. And we’re really excited about it.


Got questions? Email Nicole at nklein(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Emily at epfoutz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 5 pm
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Facebook Event: Link.
Cost: Free!

Education Policy Speaker Series: Patrick Riccards

Andy Ribner ’14 is interested in education, wants to tell you all about it:

Come hear Patrick Riccards, CEO of ConnCAN (Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now) talk about the evolution of the CT education reform movement. The bill (approved Feb-May 2012) seeks to address a number of the central questions in the education reform debates nationwide. ConnCAN was one of the biggest supporters of the reform bill.

This is part of a weekly speaker series on education policy.

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: PAC 002
Facebook: Event

First Wesleyan Democrats Meeting

Do you want to keep Mitt Romney out of the White House help President Barack Obama get reelected in November 2012? Care about issues like women’s rights and maintaining a progressive platform? Hoping to get some job experience, such as internships on a campaign? Perfect, because Michael Linden ’15, President of WesDems, has news for you: the Wesleyan Democrats are having their kickoff meeting tonight! In his own words:

This will be a kickoff / informational meeting about everything we plan on doing this Fall to support the Democratic ticket, from the President down to the local Democratic candidates. We will discuss our planned efforts in Connecticut, potential trips to swing states, opportunities for students to work on political campaigns this Fall, and more. And as a special bonus, former Wes student and current Connecticut State Rep. Matt Lesser will be joining us!

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: PAC 125
Why: because WesDems don’t want these guys in the White House

So get your game face on, peeps — it’s sure to be an intense election season!