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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: Shut Up and Play the Hits

2012. USA. Dir: Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace. Documentary. 110 min.

Having decided to quit while they’re ahead, disco infiltrators LCD Soundsystem prep for the final and biggest gig of their career: a sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Exquisitely recorded concert footage and intimate behind-the-scenes detail make this The Last Waltz for the dance-punk generation.

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

Student-Trustee Conversation on Financial Aid

Students asked that they be brought into the conversation with the Board of Trustees on issues such as the need-blind policy, and here’s an opportunity organized by the WSA:

What is the state of financial aid at Wesleyan? What are your thoughts on need-blind admissions? How much of a priority is aid and how should priorities in financial aid be established?

As part of this weekend’s gathering of the Board of Trustees, several trustees will be in attendance to engage in a conversation with students about financial aid at Wesleyan.

This event was arranged by the WSA.

Date: TODAY, November 16th
Time: 5:15-6:15PM
Place: PAC 001

Facebook event here.

SHOFCO Benefit Concert

From the quite incredibly amazing SHOFCO superwoman Maeve Russell ’14:

SHOFCO’s doing a benefit concert, and it’s gonna be good. Alpha Delt will be jamming all night long with the funkiest bands on campus, and it’s all for SHOFCO! Bands include:

  • 10:30-11:15: Sky Bars
  • 11:30-12:15: Bones Complex
  • 12:30-1:15: The Taste

Tickets are being sold all this week at Usdan during lunch and dinner for $2!!! Come get your ticket now to guarantee entrance to the concert!

So come dance your a$$e$ off for the only tuition-free school for girls in the entire slum of Kibera.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10:30 pm- 1:15 am
Place: Alpha Delt
Cost: $2

Dither Electric Guitar Quartet

“The electric guitar quartet Dither, typifying this nebulous twenty-first century, brings massive chops with an egalitarian sense of purpose to every piece of music.” – Free Music Archive

Heads up from the CFA: Dither is coming to Wesleyan! For those who don’t know, Dither is a New York based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire, which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. Formed in 2007, the quartet has performed in the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, improvisations, multimedia works, and large guitar ensemble pieces. With sounds ranging from clean pop textures to heavily processed noise, from tight rhythmic unity to cacophonous sound mass, all of Dither’s music embraces the beautiful, engulfing, and often gloriously loud sound of electric guitars. The current members of the quartet are Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore and Gyan Riley.

  • What: Concert by Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, featuring the world premiere of “Mi-Go” (2012) by Joshua Lopes
  • Date: Friday, November 16
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Place: Crowell Concert Hall, located at 50 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan campus
  • Cost: $6 for students, $22 for the general public

For (lots) more info about Dither, click after the jump.

Who’da Funk It? @ the Westco Café

Hey ya’ll, David Whitney ’16 wanted to let everyone know about the Who’da Funk It? concert @ the Westco Café

Who’da Funk It? is a young, all-female funk band from Amherst MA whose genre melting sound could be described as somewhere between alternative rock, arty experimental, afrobeat, ska, bossa nova, klezmer and just about anything else.

The important thing is that their music will make you want to dance.

See them perform their first show at Wes friday in the Westco Café!

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10 pm
Place: Westco Café
Cost: FREE, FREE, FREE! (It’s like it’s Christmas or something!)

Check out the FACEBOOK EVENT & DA MUSIC!!!

The Vintage Players Present Chasing Manet

Olivia Ford ’13 wants ya’ll to check out Chasing Manet:

Come see the beautiful play by Tina Howe , CHASING MANET!

Directed by Carolyn Kirsch

November 16th and 17th at 7pm
November 18th at 3pm
Green Street Arts Center
51 Green Street, Middletown, CT
$10 Suggested Donation
Reservations are required. Please call (860) 685-7797.

Date: Friday (11/16), Saturday (11/17), Sunday (11/18)
Time: 7 pm (on Nov. 16 & 17) & 3 pm (on Nov. 18)
Place: Green Street Arts Center: 51 Green Street, Middletown, CT
Cost: A suggested $10 donation

Call (860) 685-7797 to make a required reservation.

Resonance Info Session

From Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn ’13 (try saying that name 5 times fast):

Resonance Journal, Wesleyan’s East/Southeast Asian journal, is looking for new members for our editorial team! Anyone interested in being a part of the reviewing and editing process, designing spreads, blogging, working with website design, or East Asian culture in general should come to our informational meeting on Friday, November 16 in PAC 136 from 5-6PM. We’ll be tossing around ideas for our Spring 2012 issue.

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 5pm
Place: PAC 136