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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Haven’t figured out what “GOTV” stands for yet? It’s “Generally Overcooked Tiny Vegetables”

“Is one free coffee all that stands between you and voting?” Alyssa Bonneau ’14 asks, clearly expecting you to answer “Hell yeah, yo!”:

Thinking about voting, but still on the fence about it? Sure you’re going to vote but want to feel like more of a champ when you do? This Tuesday come to Red and Black with an “I Voted” sticker and get a FREE small cup of coffee! (sorry to everyone who voted absentee)
 Sounds like a great opportunity, if you’re into drinking brown bean juice like a weirdo. Here’s some more supplementary information from Bonneau:
USA USA USA
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Actually, I could have: “USA! USA! USA! Don’t forget to check out the deets on the Middletown ballot here.

Word: Today, November 6
Two Words: All day
More Words: Red and Black Café, 45 Broad Street

McKinsey & Co. Virtual Info Session

From Jennifer Healey, Career Center Staff:

Join us for a virtual information session about the consulting industry with Josh Atwood ’08. Josh currently works at McKinsey & Company and will be discussing the consulting field, the career of a consultant, as well as team and project management.Josh is Wesleyan class of 2008, and was an Economics and French Studies double major. On campus, he was a manger with Red & Black and captain / coach of the Wesleyan Men’s Club Volleyball team. He joined McKinsey two weeks after graduation in the summer of 2008. Josh initially did research work with MGI and McKinsey’s Knowledge Network, then transitioned to a Business Analyst role in 2010. In his time as a consultant, he has worked in the consumer goods, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, aerospace, private equity, not-for-profit, and government / public sectors in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, and China. He is currently a senior associate with McKinsey’s Geneva and Boston offices and on secondment to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland leading a project on health system sustainability. 

Kirtan: Chanting, Singing, Vocal Playground

Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 thinks it’s time for you to get your (in-key/off-key, on-tempo/off-tempo) vocalizations on (again!):

Sing out your joy/sadness/confusion/happiness/etc as the election
results trickle in…

First and third Tuesday of the month.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time:
9:15-10:30pm,
Location: BuHo  (356 Washington)

Surgery Screening

From Alex Pogosky ’13:

Maybe you’re premed or maybe you just like seeing blood and guts. Either way, come join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for a surgery screening and see what it’s like to be in the OR.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 9-10 pm
Place: Exley 121
Cost: Free

From Science to Writing

Margot Sidman ’13 wants you to put your science and math skills into words. 

Evelyn Lamb is a freelance science writer with a Ph.D. in math. Or maybe she’s a mathematician who does freelance writing on the side. She talks about her start in writing and how to incorporate writing into your career as a scientist or mathematician.

Evelyn received her Ph.D. in Math from Rice University in 2012. In 2012 she was awarded the American Math Society’s Mass Media Fellowship. She spent her fellowship at Scientific American, where she continues to write, blog and podcast.

Date: Tuesday November 6th
Time: 4:15 – 5:15
Place: 311 Albritton

Free Society Meeting: A Discussion on Free Market Roads

Skip the election returns and talk about roads with Charlie Smith ’13:

Are you happy with the state of American infrastructure? What incentive does a government have to provide high quality roads? And is it really possible for the free market to provide and maintain public infrastructure?

Join us for a discussion on the historical and theoretical basis for free-market roads. All opinions welcome; free-thinkers are encouraged.

Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 8 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113 (Klingher Classroom)
Cost: Free to be, you and Murray Rothbard