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



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)

Russell House Series Presents: Padre Spencer Reece

Max Bevilacqua ’12 formally encourages you to get your RuHo on tonight:

Padre Spencer Reece has a BA from Wesleyan University. His first book of poems, The Clerk’s Tale, won the Bakeless Prize, selected by Louise Glück, in 2003. James Franco made a short film from the title poem. His second book of poems, The Road to Emmaus, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2013. Reece has received an NEA grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Whiting Writer’s Award. He will be working in Honduras in 2012-13 with support from a Fulbright grant. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is currently the chaplain to the Bishop of Spain for the Reformed Episcopal Church, Iglesia Español Reformada Episcopal.

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 8 pm
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free

Consciousness Club

From Addison Hoffman ’15:

10:10 is a wonderful time to be awake.

Join us to watch “Waking Life”, a rotoscoped animated film focusing on the nature of dreams, consciousness, and existentialism.

Date: Tonight, November 14th
Time: 10:10pm
Place: Buddhist House (356 Washington Street)

Film Series: The Iron Giant

1999. USA. Dir: Brad Bird. Animated. 86 min.

A boy and a beatnik sculptor befriend a large, potentially dangerous alien robot that crash-lands in their vicinity, whilst trying to protect it from suspicious government agents. Future Pixar director Bird provides a surprisingly nuanced take on American militarism and paranoia, plus a testament to the joys of man-machine bonding.

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

Ajùa Campos Presents: The “Illegal” Scholar

Zaida Garcia ’15 wants you here: 

Princeton Salutatorian.
Oxford Scholar.
Undocumented Immigrant.

As a child, Dan-el Padilla Peralta left the Dominican Republic to come to the US. He grew up in homeless shelters in New York City. Currently, he is researching ancient classics for his PhD at Stanford.

The unpaved road to academia was hindered by his undocumented status, yet he continued to push forward and achieve academically what many of us strive for. Come hear Dan-el’s thoughts on childhood poverty, academic passions, the dehumanization of “illegals”, and the DREAM Act. Professor Maria Ospina will be facilitating.

Co-sponsored by Invisible Men and the Latin American Studies Committee. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Face: book.
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

Sustainability Chat and Chew

Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst reminds you not to chat with food in your mouth:

It’s time for the bi-weekly Sustainability Chat and Chew!
Enjoy lunch with Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator, Jen Kleindienst, to ask questions about what’s recyclable, what sustainability is, or whatever you’d like.

Date: Tomorrow, November 14th
Time: 12-1pm
Place: Usdan 1st Floor (look for Sustainability Office sign)
Cost: BYO Lunch

Late Night at the University Organizing Center

The University Organizing Center Committee writes in:

Do you like cookies? Do you want coffee around 9pm? Do you like to hang out with your friends?

Come to the UOC late night tonight! The University Organizing Center, aka the UOC, is located between Beta and Eclectic at 190 High Street. If you have never been here before now is as good a time as ever to come check it out! There are couches, a kitchen, a library, meeting rooms, tables, bookshelves, inspirational posters, music, and tonight….free COOKIES and YOUR FRIENDS! Bring your friends along, and come hang out while supplies last.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Place: The UOC, 190 High Street
Cost: Free