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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)

Film Series: Woman in the Dunes

1964. Japan. Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara. With Eiji Okada. 123 min.

An entomologist finds himself trapped in a strange town with the eponymous woman in this gorgeous, intriguing allegory. Teshigahara’s second collaboration with author Kobo Abe (who adapted his own celebrated novel) conducts a sensitive and palpably atmospheric rumination on existential entrapment and emotional connection.

Tonight, 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Sparkplug Plays Buho

From Bill Carbone:

Sparkplug, the groovy funky organ-tastic extravaganza, will be appearing at Buho this Saturday!

Sam&Friends go on just after 10 And then Sparkplug! checkemout

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Place: Buho
Cost: Free

SHOFCO Benefit Brunch @ Brew Bakers

From Ari Fishman ’13:

Do you like brunch? Are you getting sick of Usdan? Do you want to help girls in Kenya become more empowered and educated?

If you answered yes to any and all of these questions, join us Saturday, November 3rd for brunch at Brew Bakers to support SHOFCO. 10% of all proceeds go to Shining Hope for Communities.

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC AROUND LUNCHTIME FROM SOME OF THE CHILLEST AND ILLEST CAMPUS MUSICIANS like…Mel Hsu, Andrew Zingg, Jason Katz, Kelly Lee, Gabe Greenberg, and maybe even Emma Daniels!

Click here learn more about SHOFCO.

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 7am-5pm
Place: Brew Bakers (169 Main St)

OMG: Sandra Fluke is Coming to Middletown

Do you have a celebrity crush on Sandra Fluke, the woman Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” because she supports access to contraception? Do you absolutely love Rosa DeLauro’s style? And do you want to make sure the Senate stays Democratic by having Chris Murphy elected to it?

Well, prepare to have your mind be blown: all three of these people will be in Middletown for a canvass starting on Saturday at 10 a.m., and you can meet them. What better than to help Democratic politicians get elected and meet some celebs?

If you’re interested in going, send an email to gdegolia[at]wes. More info from the Middletown Democrats’ Press Release after the jump.

What: Middletown Democratic Canvass
When: Saturday, 10AM
Where: Middletown Democratic HQ, 386 Main Street (2nd floor)
Why you should go: Election Day is 4 days away and you love Sandra, Rosa, and Chris

Halloween Part 2: Zongo Junction and Men W/ Bad Manners

Noah Rush ’14 writes in:

After the storm, come celebrate Halloween one more time with Zongo Junction, an 11-piece afrobeat band hailing from that factory of bands, Brooklyn, New York. It’s gonna be dope, da dope dope dope. Check em out.

Opening for Zongo will be Wesleyan’s most altruistic band, Men With Bad Manners, who unlike all other Howe Pearson projects, still exist at Wesleyan. If you don’t know who Howe Pearson is, educate yo self. Also check out MWBM

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Place: Buddhist House, 356 Washington (Freshmen, walk to the side of campus you’ve never been to before!)
Cost: 00000000

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

Little Shop of Horrors

From Jenna Robbins ’13:

On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places….

THE 92!

So come and explore your love for botany with Little Shop of Horrors! Tickets are available for free at the box office – get them before they run out!

Presented by Second Stage.

Co-Directed by:
Jenna Robbins
Jiovani del Toro Robles