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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)

Fast-A-Thon Volunteers Meeting

From Zainab Khan ’13:

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Fast-a-Thon is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help organize the event. This is a great opportunity for you to be involved with the greater Middletown Community. Each year, students fast for the day and donate their meals and/or points to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. If you’re interested in volunteering, you must attend one (just one) of two volunteers meetings. The first one will be held Sunday, November 4th at 1pm in Usdan 110 and the second will be held Monday, November 5th at 4:15 pm in Usdan 110. Any questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to Zainab Khan at zkahn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: TODAY, November 4 and tomorrow, November 5
Time: 1pm (today) and 4:15pm (tomorrow)
Place: Usdan 110

Gino Robair: Solo and Ensemble Show @ Russell House

How many kids in the Experimental Music Group does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Just one. Ashlin Aronin ’13 bloops:

TOMORROW NIGHT!  The Experimental Music Group presents Gino Robair: composer, improviser, pioneering percussionist and electronic musician from the Bay Area. Robair will present a set of solo percussion and electronics, followed by an ensemble of Wesleyan students and alums who will perform a set of his improvisation-based group compositions.

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the “25 innovative percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.

Date: Sunday, November 04
Time: 9:00PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

Sustainability Roundtable presented by The Green Fund

Via Sam Walker ’13:

Do you want to learn more about the green initiatives at Wes? Curious about how you can make a difference? Trying to find people to help achieve your sustainable visions? Like hanging out in the Public Affairs Center?

Join the Green Fund Committee in PAC 001 at 3 pm Sunday 11/4 [That's Tomorrow!] for a proposal workshop and a project brainstorming session!


DATE: Tomorrow
TIME: 3 pm

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

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