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

Photos: Prince Rama, Bamenda at Eclectic

Neo-tribalgaze band Prince Rama, which consists of two glittery sisters who grew up on a Hare Krishna commune (and that guy in the background who follows their exploits with his bass and gets curiously little media attention), played to a packed, sweaty house at Eclectic Friday night. Their act has a strong element of performance art; their opening ritual included keyboardist Taraka Larson throwing a long, sheer veil over herself and creeping through the crowd at the speed of molasses while the rest of the band played a droney track (it might have been “Summer of Love”).

She also climbed up on the speakers and blindly caressed the heads of the freshman boys in the front row, who made beatific expressions as if they had been touched by an angel. They invited people to get up front and dance with them, but the audience was sadly shy. No worries if you missed it and still want to shake your booty; according to their Facebook page, they’re holding a YouTube dance contest and the deadline is October first.

Opening was Dema Paxton Fofang ’13’s solo project Bamenda, which we posted about a few weeks ago.

Tonight: “Urgent, All-Hands on Deck” Meeting for Need-Blind

Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend for the first time since May, when they first voted to scale back need-blind. Wesleying has received word of an urgent organization meeting happening in Usdan tonight—not to be confused with our upcoming forum with President Roth, which is set for Monday:

Dear friends,

The Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend, and their Executive Session is tomorrow (Sunday). While we recognize that need blind admissions is a complicated issue, we believe we have a vital obligation as students to demonstrate to the board of trustees and the administration thatNeed-Blind matters to students.

We are meeting tonight at 6:30 PM in the Usdan Multipurpose Room (basement, down the hall from the package center) to discuss how we can respectfully and constructively communicate to the Board that Need-Blind matters. This is an urgent, all-hands on deck meeting. Convincing the Board that a large number of students care about Need-Blind is our only hope for having a voice in decisions that affect us as students. We will have other opportunities to do this, but this is a big one.

Free Krav Maga Class

Have you ever wanted to kick the sh!t out of a mugger? Or maybe just feel more confident in your ability to defend yourself? Or perhaps you’re looking for a good workout. Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein ’15 invites you to take his Krav Maga class, as part of WesBAM!, this evening at Fayerweather. You will feel much more powerful afterwards. No experience is necessary!

Date: Today! Saturday, September 22
Time: 5-6 pm
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studios
Cost: First class is free! In further weeks, drop-in classes are $5, 6 classes are $25, 12 classes for $50

Wesleyan Team Competes in Water Polo Tournament

From Adam Rashkoff ’13:

Come by the pool this weekend to watch the Wesleyan Water Polo team begin the fall season! Wesleyan competes in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s New England Division, which includes Yale, Dartmouth, BU, BC, and NESCAC competitor Middlebury. Below is Wesleyan’s playing schedule.

Saturday, Sept. 22
10:00am – Wesleyan v. Middlebury
6:20pm – Wesleyan v. BC

Sunday, Sept. 23
9:00am – Wesleyan v. Dartmouth
1:10pm – Wesleyan v. Yale

For more information about Wesleyan Water Polo, visit the team website!

Date: Saturday, September 22, Sunday, September 23
Time: Saturday: 10 AM, 6:20pm; Sunday: 9am, 1:10pm
Place: The Wesleyan Natatorium (the pool)

WeSlam Presents: The First Preliminary Slam of the Semester

Zachary Sporn ’15 claims to have heard every pun ever made about his last name, so don’t even try:

10 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first four spots to compete in the Wesleyan Final Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words this Saturday in the World Music Hall in the CFA @7:30. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience (click the link for details if you plan on performing). You’re not going to want to miss this. And we don’t want you to either.

But wait, there’s more! We will also be hearing poems from the incredibly talented Michael Lee. Michael is a Minneapolis poet,
performer, fiction writer, and youth worker who is currently the ninth ranked slam poet in the world. He was named the 2011 “Best Individual Poet” of Collegiate Nationals (CUPSI). Michael was both the 2011 Minneapolis (Poetry) Grand Slam Champion and the Great Plains Pile Up Champion. He performs and conducts poetry workshops at rehabs, homeless shelters, religious/spiritual institutions, youth programs, colleges and high schools in Minnesota and around the country.