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

Second Stage Presents: True West

Come see True West, a play by Sam Shepard, directed by Zach Libresco ’13:

TWO BROTHERS. ONE DESERT. A WHOLE BUNCH OF TOAST.

Men grapple with identity, brotherhood, Hollywood, golf, mothers, sleep, typewriters, breakfast…did I mention TOAST?

Something for everyone, and it’s free!

Get tickets at the Usdan Box Office between 10am-4:30pm or get to the theater early.

Dates: Tonight, Tomorrow (Friday), and Saturday
Time: 8 pm
Place: ’92 Theater
FACEBOOK?: Here.

Chris Murphy Seeks Interns, Needs Volunteers

An important message from Michael Linden ’15 on behalf on Representative Chris Murphy’s Senate campaign:

The Murphy campaign is seeking a few Wesleyan students to intern for their campaign from now until the November elections at their new Middletown headquarters. Recent polls have shown that Representative Chris Murphy is close to tied with his Republican opponent Linda McMahon, the founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who is aiming to spend about $100 million on the race in order to essentially buy herself a Senate seat. This is a great opportunity to work on a race that could easily determine who controls the US Senate. If you are interested, contact me as soon as possible and fill out an online internship application here (resume needed). No previous campaign experience is necessary.

Also, the campaign is doing a phone bank at Democratic HQ on Thursday afternoon from 5 to 8PM and is seeking volunteers.  Anyone can come for as long as they can, and pizza will be provided. We will be leaving from the PAC entrance at 4:45.

What: internship / phone bank for Chris Murphy
Date: Now until November / Thursday 5 – 8PM (or for however long you can offer)
Place: Middletown Democratic HQ, 386 Main St, 2nd floor (atop New England Food Emporium in the Main Street Market)
Misc: free food

Grassroots Economics Training for Understanding Power

While Scott “If Joseph Stiglitz were a Beta Bro” Elias ’14 might not have the answers to your fiscal woes, he can at least give you a push in the right (make that left) direction.

How much student debt will YOU have after graduation?
Did you know that total student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion?
Come learn:
• Why tuition is skyrocketing
• Why politicians want to privatize public universities
• How college loan debt is increasing for students and a drag on the entire economy
• How we can pay for free higher education now, if there’s the political will

X-TACY Auditions

Hadas Werman ’14, queen of swag, writes in:

ATTENTION ALL YOU WESLEYAN DANCERS: COME TO X-TACY AUDITIONS! Wesleyan’s oldest and sexiest co-ed hip hop dance group is holding auditions THIS THURSDAY AND SUNDAY!!! YAY!

You only have to come to one audition time slot. No prior experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and bring yo SWAG. Tell all your friends!
Date: Thursday, September 27th or Sunday, September 30th
Time: 6:30-8:00 (Thursday) or 8:30-10 (Sunday)
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio

Questions? Contact fenverga(at)wesleyan.edu or hwerman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

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
Wesleyan?
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!