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

Friday: Aural Wes Launch Party

Bummed you waited in that absurdly long line in Usdan today and still didn’t get a ticket to Danny Brown? Don’t worry. That’s not the only show happening at Eclectic this weekend (and this one’s free). The long-awaited Aural Wes redesign is finally going live this weekend; to celebrate, Prince Rama and a plethora of Wes artists are performing. Here’s the write-up on Aural Wes:

Prince Rama is a Brookyln-based psychedelic rock band made up of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson. Later this fall, they will be opening for Animal Collective in London, and they are on the label started by Animal Collective, Paw Tracks. Their music reflects the sisters’ experience being raised in a Hare Krishna-heavy community in Florida (they use sanskirt chants and tribal drums!). Check out their latest single here.

Opening for the show will be Wesleyan’s very own Guy Fridge, who was featured on Wesleying last year and whose music can be found here.

DJ CROOK$HANKS, whose mix tapes have spammed all over this blog, will also be playing a set after Prince Rama.

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 10pm – 2am
Place: Eclectic

Annual Dance Showcase

Prepare to be one-upped. These dancers definitely outclass you shaking your whatever at Psi U. Kelsey Siegel ’13 has the details:

Come check out all of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups at the most spectacular night of dance this campus has ever seen! **FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 10PM IN EXLEY LOBBY! The first group goes on at 11pm sharp! And ADMISSION IS FREE!**

There will be hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African dance, dancehall, and much more. Each group will showcase some of their work as well as announce auditions coming up within the next month! Come and watch all these awesome groups perform:

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.

Apply to Work at Green Street Arts Center

From Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you searching for a fun and fulfilling on-campus job? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Middletown Community? Need an excuse to nurture your passion for coloring books and play-doh?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider working at Green Street Arts Center! Green Street is a non-profit afterschool enrichment center run by Wesleyan for students of Middletown public schools and we are looking for new student workers! This opportunity is open for work-study students and those who wish to volunteer. Open positions include teaching assistants, homework tutors, van monitors, and musical mentors. If you are imaginative, motivated, and energetic, we strongly encourage you to apply. Interested parties should please send a cover letter and resume to greenst(at)wesleyan(dot)edu ASAP and fill out the online Fall 2012 application here!

Date, Time: ASAP/all year!
Place: Green Street Arts Center