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Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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“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)

Joint Chiefs of Math Concert at Buho

From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

It’s the last concert of the year for Buddhist House! Are you wondering what math has to do with rock? Do you enjoy rhythms that throw off your internal sense of balance? Are you at least curious what I’m talking about?

Joint Chiefs of Math is a guitar and drum math-rock duo based in Philly. Think Hella meets This Town Needs Guns meets Breadwinner meets Don Caballero. Or just checkitout:

We’ve also got the student group Anaphylactic Shock opening for them, featuring Henry Robertson ’13 on guitar and vox, Frank Fineis ’13 on bass, Jacob Masters ’15 on keys, and Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 on drums.

Date: Tonight, November 30th
Time: 10PM
Place: BuHo
Facebook Event: Link.

“Not In My Backyard is Beautiful!” Panel Discussion

We actually didn’t get an e-mail about this, but this panel today with the College of the Environment Think Tank 2012 seems semi-relevant to the current battle that is taking place over the Centerplan development:

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) environmental protests are usually associated with images and rhetoric of selfish, parochial communities who engage in violent clashes with authorities.  Most social science literature thus far has focused on what policy makers and businesses can do to avoid this kind of opposition.  This panel takes a different view.  Examining NIMBY environmental protests in Germany, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, the four panelists will argue that although they may begin with narrow goals, NIMBY protests can often have positive and lasting influences on environmental policy and governance. 

Projects for Peace Grant Info Sessions

Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:

$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.

Wait! I didn’t read the…

Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones

Film Series: American Psycho

2000. USA. Dir: Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe. 102 min.

Patrick Bateman: a man with the winning smile of Tom Cruise and the bloodthirsty tendencies of Hannibal Lecter. Bale’s breakthrough performance blurs the line between deeply disturbing and downright hilarious, carrying a biting critique of Reagan-era business culture and masculine vanity (not to mention a compelling defense of Huey Lewis). It’s hip to be square!

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Desperate Measures Holiday Sweater Show

 Ariel Lesnick ’14 would like to share the following message, with the hope that it will kindle some warmth within your laughter deprived souls:

Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy goes out with a bang with their FINAL show of the semester! In countless families, there is at least one person who loves to create, wear, and gift, spectacular sweaters. Thrift shops worldwide also help to contribute fabulously festive fabrics for a better tomorrow.

Come get cozy with us!

Place: West(cozy)Co Cafe
Date: Friday, Novembah 30th, 2012
Time: 8-9 pm
Cost: No Monies

TASTE-O-QUAZI: Just a Little Olin Concert

Trina Park ’15 wants to let you know that Quasimodal (Shout out to Emma Buford ’16!) is going to throw down in Olin tonight.

While not time for our big end-of-semester show, we felt it was time for a little showing.

Come to Olin @ 9:30 for the briefest of sets (<20 min) and let us serenade you! We have some unbelievably fantastic newbies that we’d love to show off, and a couple great new songs.

Come a little tipsy, get a little tipsy. Stop by on your way to a pre-game, or use the concert as an excuse to get away from that awkward pre-game with your Spanish class. Meet a friend, find a lover.

So come on down at 9:30 and help us close down Olin before you head off and begin your Friday night.

Date: Friday, November 30th
Time: 9:30pm
Place: Olin
Cost: FREE (no need for bills, bills, bills)

Facebook event, yo!

Campaign Finance, Political Communication, and the 2012 Elections

From Matt Motta ’13:

With the support of the Knight Foundation, CSPL, Baldwin University Lectures, and the Government Department, the Wesleyan Media Project will be bringing several prominent scholars and national media representatives to Wesleyan’s campus for an election conference on Nov 30 (details here).

Please RSVP to Laura Baum (lbaum(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).

If you can’t make it in person, the day’s events will be live webcast from 9am to 4:30pm (link will be available on the Project website). We will also be tweeting and you can send questions to us @wesmediaproject or through hashtag #WesElectionConf.

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: Panels throughout the day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108