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

Writing At Wesleyan Presents: Alison Bechdel

In just half an hour, hear author Alison Bechdel in a Q&A session (Albritton 311, 4:15pm) and see her read tonight (Russell House, 8pm)! At least four courses have assigned her striking graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, so chances are yr friends are going anyway–mosey along!

Alison Bechdel began keeping a journal at the age of ten, and has been assiduously archiving her own life and times with words and pictures ever since. For twenty-five years she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a generational chronicle considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” (Ms.)

She is also the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which won an Eisner Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Time Magazine named Fun Home the number one Best Book of 2006, calling the memoir about her father, “A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other.”

Eye to Eye Information Meeting

Eye to Eye will be having an information meeting tonight. More from Ariel Jacobson ’15 and Emily Moody ’15:

Do you have a learning disability or ADHD? Do you have an hour a week to mentor a child? Then you should check out Eye to Eye!

Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring program pairing kids with learning disabilities (LD) and ADHD with similarly labeled college
students. Using a weekly art-based curriculum, our mentors help kids with LD/ADHD to value their own unique minds, build their self-esteem, and give them skills to become self-advocates. No artistic skill is required, just enthusiasm.

Unlocked Magazine General Interest Meeting

Want to help assure our spot as #1 horniest school in America?

Ella Dawson ’14 writes in:

Unlocked Magazine, Wesleyan’s only art and sexuality publication, ishaving a general interest meeting this Wednesday night to talk about this year’s issue and goals for the semester!

If you are interested in writing poetry, opinion pieces, erotica, feature articles, reviews, fake sex horoscopes or sex tips to put Cosmo to shame; if you are interested in photography and other print media; if you want to model (clothes optional); or if you are interested in working on layout or editing, we want you (to work with us)!

If you can’t come play with us on Wednesday but would like to learn more, feel free to email us at unlockedmag[at]gmail[dot]com.

Date: Wednesday the 19th of September, 2012
Time: 7-8pm
Location: 41 Wyllys room 113
Cost: Free!

Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists: Documentary screening & discussion with director Bruce Robbins

The Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine are kicking the year off with a short documentary. Come through for what looks to be a thought-provoking event:

A documentary film about American Jews who 
take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.

A documentary film about American Jews who
take an independent line on Israel and the Middle East.
The center of the film is the story of how people changed
their minds: what they were told about Israel and their
Jewish identity as they were growing up, what they went
through as they started looking at things differently, what
Israel and Jewish identity mean to them now. The moral
of the story is that people CAN change their minds– not
something that has been obvious on this issue.

Screening and discussion with director hosted by
Wesleyan Students for Justice in Palestine.

Date: Today(te)
Time: 5:00pm
Movie Theater: PAC 001

Sign Up For Brand Spankin’ New Music Publication: ‘Waves’

Mckenzii Webster ‘13 and Kyle Somersall ‘13 have spent the past few weeks cooking up a new student group that will publish a Wesleyan-centric music magazine, Waves. Notice the use of a single “V,” distinguishing it from the 2011 Spring Fling performer.

In Somersall’s own words:

Waves will highlight Wesleyan’s vibrant and eclectic music scene, in addition to touching on musicians and bands coming to campus.

While Aural Wes caters to the internet readers, providing blog length coverage of campus acts and news posts, Waves intends to feature longer form articles.

Those interested in contributing to Waves should attend an information session tomorrow at 41 Wyllys (the Career Center), Room 115 at 5:45pm. Additional queries and quandaries can be directed to mwebster@wes or ksomersall@wes.

Date: Wednesday, September 19th
Time: 5:45pm
Place: 41 Wyllys

In other news, Kitty Pryde/Danny Brown tickets are almost all snatched up! Get ’em fast.