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

Vocal Debauchery Needs Dudes

Vocal Debauchery, Wesleyan’s only a-cappella-sketch-comedy group, is in need of men:

If you are a singer, actor, funnyman, beatboxer, and/or sex symbol, we would love to see you, as long as you also have a penis. We don’t need to see your penis, though. We’ll believe you if you say you have one.

Bring a song and something funny you can share with us!

Date: Tonight
Time: 9 – 11 pm
Place: Music Studios Basement
Facebook: Here.

Democracy Matters’ Almost-First Meeting Tonight

Not about that…[SuperPAC] life? Interested in people interested in campaign finance reform? Haven’t heard about Democracy Matters yet? Well, with graphic design like that, there’s no way you can’t be interested now. Alyssa “Blurb Minimally Edited for Clarity” Bonneau ’14 wants to bring you up to speed on money in politics:

There’ll be a meeting at 8pm in Allbritton 113. For this one ,I thought we could take a closer look at some of the most influential superPACs; seeing who they’re run by, who’s donating, and what campaigns the money’s going to. Also if my youtube searching is successful we could watch some superPAC tv ads. They’re exceptionally terrible and full of lies. hooray!

Just in case things aren’t clear, DM’s first meeting was last week, but since it didn’t make it the Wesleying Argus News Blog last week/it’s still pretty early on, our unpaid interns determined it was worth a post. Come on through, friends.

Date: Today’s date
Time: Current ti–er, 8 PM
Place: Allbritton 113
$: Not in my government, am I right?!

Apply to Work for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012

Want to escape from your parents/make some bank during homecoming? Well… (from Alumni & Parent Relations Interns):

Have you ever wanted to…
Meet alumni and parents from around the world?
Make money, friends and gain a whole new perspective on life at
Drive a shuttle van around campus and use a walkie-talkie?
AND get a FREE Wesleyan T-Shirt?

Apply now to be part of Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012. Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activities and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more! 

Music Department Colloquium: “Voices of Afghanistan”

There’s a special opportunity today to hear from the musicians of “Voices of Afghanistan,” who are performing on Friday. From the CFA:

Music Department Colloquium: Voices of Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4:15pm
CFA Hall

Ustad Farida Mahwash, “the Voice of Kabul,” will discuss her music and life as a female vocalist in Afghanistan. Rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi and members of The Sakhi Ensemble will talk about the group’s instrumentation and performance practice.

And don’t miss the concert this Friday! 

Dwight Greene Intern Office Hours

Christian Hosam ’15 wants to know if you’re “interested in talking about diversity and/or social justice, either personally or socially.”  Christian is the Dwight Greene Intern for Community Engagement and Discussion, through the Office of Diversity and Student Engagement.  Christian is also, as of today, Chair of the WSA’s new Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID).

You can also email him at chosam(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 26
Time: 4:30-6PM
Place: 200 Church