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

Water Station Building Competition

Sewon Kong ’14 wants you to be the next “The  Waterboy” , kind of:

Wesleyan eliminated bottled water from campus, but we still have to stay hydrated during outdoor events. That’s where you (and your friends) come in. We have the filtration unit; we need YOU to build the casing to hold it. Get a team together and design a portable water station with the help of expert faculty, staff, and alumni.

Official Rules and Details here or come to the info session to ask questions in person.

Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Office, CFA, The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the College of the Environment.

Help Wesleyan fill up without throwing away.

Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: Usdan 109

Education Policy Speaker Series: Linette Branham

Andy Ribner ’14 continues his brain massages for anyone interested in education policy this week:

Dr. Linette Branham, Director of Policy and Professional Practice for the Connecticut Teachers Association will be speaking on a teacher’sperspective on education reform and the reforms happening in CT.

Date: Tomorrow, September 25
Time: 4:30pm
Place: PAC 002
Facebook Event: Link.

Philantrophy and Grant Writing

For both for-profit and non-profit social enterprises, grants can be an important source of startup funds. However, the grant writing process can be mysterious, frustrating and difficult to navigate. Learn how to 1: research the grant opportunities that are right for your project 2: cultivate relationships with foundation staff 3: present your mission and vision in ways that are attractive and compelling to grant makers.

Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Downey House 113 (Hobbs Classroom)

Paid Position with the Wesleyan Writing Blog

Get paid to write? WHOA! From Emma Mohney ’12 and Max Bevilacqua GRAD, Ford and Russell Fellows:

Are you interested in writing, editing, and blogging? Do you want to be involved in shaping a community of writers on campus? Do you already have dozens of writing-related bookmarks on your internet browser? Are you eager to add publishing credit and writing experience to your resume? We want you to work with us to help develop, promote and write for the Wesleyan Writing Blog!

Apply TODAY for a paid editorial position with the Wesleyan Writing Blog!! 

Crossing Lines

Talia Baurer ’15 wants you to start off Yom Kippur right this year:

Come to the Bayit Tuesday night for a group reflection activity to start off the year! You may have done a version of this activity before, but this time it will fulfill your wildest dreams… of reflecting. Basically, a leader reads out statements and people stand on one side of the room if the statement applies to them, the other if it doesn’t, or stand in the middle if they are unsure, don’t want to answer, or anything else that isn’t yes or no. It is a serious (and hopefully meaningful) activity, and there will be a brief discussion afterwards for those who want to participate.

Date: Tuesday, September 25
Time: 9:00-10:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St)