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

Octoberfest

From Min Suh ’15:

It’s not a two week festival like the real one in Germany, but we are dedicating the weekend to brezel and wurst :D

Saturday 2-5pm: Pretzel making

Sunday 2-5pm: Oktoberfest (grillin’ sausages and chillin’ with ppl. we may play mini games for merriment). Bring Your Own Plate to be green!

Dirndls and lederhosens welcome. If you would like to see some pictures of drunk, excited ppl dancing on the table (or want some more info on the fest), you can check this out.

Above is a video that shows how “fu*king EPIC” Oktoberfest is. People dancing, chugging beer, shouting, more beer…

Date: September 29 and 30
Time: 2-5 pm both days
Place: The big yellow haus behind Exley (German Haus)

WILD Wes Workday

Sick of being cooped up inside? Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton ’15 invites you out to the pristine wilderness of WILD Wes for a workday:

Hey all!

Come out tomorrow from 12-4 for the weekly WILD Wes workday in the WestCo courtyard! We just got the seeds to sprinkle for ground cover across the entire site — but we have to move a bunch of extra wood chips first, and we’re trying to get it all done before the colder and wetter the weather sets in. Stop on by, learn about some plants, touch (or don’t touch) some dirt, think about where you actually are — it’ll be sweet! Also, if all goes well this weekend, come on by next weekend to help seed the meadow and ground cover for everything!

Date: TODAY, September 29th.
Time:
Noon-4:00PM
Where:
WILD Westco Courtyard
Cost:
Free

Giant Plume Giant Show @ Buddhist House

Noah Rush ’14, putting the “House” in “Buddhist House,” writes in:

Three, no wait, four acts taking the stage on Friday night at Buddhist House. Headlined by Plume Giant, a stellar folk trio made up of graduates from Yale University. They just released a full length Callithump, which you can find here and finished up a national tour in promotion of said album. Here’s a video of them rockin’ out on a rooftop despite a kind of awkward introductory lady.

What? They’ve also played at Wesleyan before.

Other bands:
Friendship Marathon – Wesleyan band debut show, formerly called
Jacquisaurus and the Poppyseeds, made up of Gabe Greenberg, Noah Rush
and Jackie Soro, make songs with lots of instruments.
Brushfire – WEsleyan band debut show, Mel Hsu and Jess Best
Miles Orion Butler – singer-songwriter from Philadelphia
here’s his ep.

Audition for Terpsichore on Saturday

Sierra Livious ’14 hollers:

Remember? Dance Showcase? 6 beast ass chicks danced to Joss Stone? You ‘member, ‘member?

Well, luckily we’re gonna have some beast ass auditions to accompany that performance. For those who do not know, Terpsichore Core is a company that puts on a show every semester for any students who want to dance or choreograph, regardless of previous training. The auditions are for others’ pieces, which range anything from tap and contemporary to ballet and hiphop…and always something fun in between. Terp Core auditions will follow the pieces’ auditions.

Meet us THIS SATURDAY @ 2pm in Fayerweather Dance Studio (next to Usdan). Come open minded and ready to move!