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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)

Apply for Queer Resource Center Internship

Come sail away on the internship with Michael Leung ’15:

Please consider applying for this paid internship position for the calendar year of 2013. The application deadline for this position is November 18, 2012. The application form and more information about the position can be found here.

The QRC Intern is responsible for being a resource for and maintaining communication with the various LGBTQQ organizations and groups on campus, as well as with LGBTQQ allies among alumni, faculty, and administration. The intern also maintain the Queer Resource Center and organize monthly Queer Community Meetings and other campus-wide social and educational programs. The intern typically has an interest in multi-political organizing–recognizing the complex interconnections among issues of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ableism, etc., aiming to build bridges between the various multicultural communities on campus. The QRC Intern is a member of the Student Affairs Intern Team.

Deadline: November 18th, 2012
Apply: Here

Film Series: The Dust Bowl

2012. USA. Dir: Ken Burns.Documentary. 120 min.

For those who doubt civilization’s environmental impact, here’s a timely reminder from America’s not-so-distant past: overzealous post-WWI farming, amplified by the Depression, culminated in disaster on a plague-like scale. Prolific doc maestro Burns unpacks this harrowing history from several perspectives, including oral testimony from the few remaining survivors. Intro by producer Julie Dunfrey.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Film Screening: Under the Same Moon // La Misma Luna

Zaida Garcia ’15 wants you to watch a movie:

This 2007 Mexican-American drama tells the story of a family split by the United States/Mexico Border. Nine-year old Carlitos is separated from his mother, who illegally immigrates to the United States to earn money for her family back in Mexico. Because of oppressive family circumstances, Carlitos also crosses into the United States, in a quest to reunite with his mother. Brought to you by Ajùa Campos in celebration of Latin@ Affirmation Month!

When: Thursday Nov 8, 7:00 pm
Where: Usdan Multi-Purpose Room
Cost: Nada

Classical Studies Open House

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Alex Ray ’13 submits an event because the Classical Studies department doesn’t know how:

The Classical Studies Department invites you to attend our Open House tomorrow! The department offers majors in Classics and Classical Civilization, both guaranteed to make your parents hate you. Come and hear about new course offerings, study abroad opportunities, summer study, archaeological fieldwork, and M?tis, Wesleyan’s undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies.

Lunch will be provided.

Date: Today, November 8
Time: 12 pm
Place: Downey House lounge
Cost: Free

First ever SECST (Social Experiment Club Society Thingy) Meeting

The creator of “People Watching Club” and “One Day Marriage” Sage Ryza ’15 returns once more with something big:

We will meet in the Westco Lounge tonight at 10:00. The topics for the first meeting will include:  Shared Google Doc dream journal, Poop Together (assigned pooping partners), spontaneous feedback on other people’s conversations, forced fashion show and anything you can come up with on the spot. 

We will also talk about our intent, and how we will make group decisions.

If you can’t make the meeting but still want to be involved you can email sryza(at)wes(dot)edu.

Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 10 pm
Place: WestCo Lounge