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)
Facebook 

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

Story Co-Op Meeting

Time for some traumatic childbirth stories! (Jaykay, no one remembers being born). From Sarah Corey ’15:

The very first Story Co-op meeting of the year will be Thursday at 7 in the Westco Lounge. Come ready to share and listen to stories that fit the theme “earliest memories.” Enjoy cookies and tea and a fun atmosphere for telling stories!

Date: Tonight, September 20th
Time: 7pm
Place: WestCo Lounge
Facebook Event: Link.

Housing and Hunger Program Info Session

The Housing and Hunger Program is starting up again in full speed, bigger and better than ever! Come hear more about the new structure of the program and meet our lovely coordinators at our info session this week. We’ll have the details of how to get involved in Habitat for Humanity, Food Rescue, Bread Salvage, Amazing Grace Food Panty Program, and more, so that you can cook healthy meals with Middletown residents, or break and rebuild roofs of houses in the area, or help reduce food waste at Wesleyan and Middletown, or all of the above.

Date: Thursday, 09/20
Time: 7PM
Place:
PAC002

Kickoff Meeting for Interfaith Justice League

Em Kianka ’13 invites you to a kickoff, in Espwesso of all places:

Interested in interreligious dialogue? Want to help expand and add depth to the conversations about religion on this campus? Passionate about fighting for social justice?

Tomorrow is the Interfaith Justice League’s kickoff meeting of the year! We are meeting at 5:30 PM in Espwesso (bottom floor of
Allbritton) and will be talking about ideas for programs this semester.

All new members are welcome! If you have ever wanted to come to an IJL meeting, now is the time to come!

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Espwesso

New Journal for the Humanities: Info Meeting & Call for Editors

From Aria Danaparamita, Claire Choi, Ka Ya Lee, and Yu Vongkiatkajorn:

So we were sitting there contemplating infinity when we thought, why is there not a student-run academic journal for the humanities? Answer: because we’re going to start one! (That makes no sense, whatever.)

We are starting this new journal for the humanities (pending a more attractive name…) in partnership with CHUM. Here’s the plan: a journal published periodically, in print and online, with peer-reviewed academic work from any of the humanities, surrounding one common theme.

And you should be involved. Ways to be involved:
– editorial team
– print layout/production
– online/media team

We’d like to have the most diverse team possible in terms of interests and disciplines (even if you don’t have a major yet!). We’d also like to have people who’ve had experience in publications on campus. Or anyone who thinks this is a good idea, really.

MiddletownRemix Workshops

Are you tired of just sitting in a room? Here’s your chance to get out and explore Middletown’s sonic landscape while test-driving your inner experimental musician.  CFA Program Manager Erinn Roos-Brown writes in:

MiddletownRemix is part of Music & Public Life, a year-long campus and community-wide exploration of music. MiddletownRemix is a collaborative, place-based sound project that enables participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown, and to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city.

Join us for a free workshop with UrbanRemix founder Jason Freeman, to learn how to use the cell phone and web application and participate in developing and expressing the acoustic identity of Greater Middletown. Free and open to all ages. Bring your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android phone if you have one.

Where: Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown.
When: September 19 (tomorrow) at 6:30 PM; September 20 at noon.

Learn more here.