Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
Nick Selden ’16 likes good music and contemplating the more profound topics of life. Do you?
Kyle McNeill and the Stumble is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles. They’re blowing up on the LA Music Scene. Taking cues from rock, jazz, and blues Kyle McNeill is a song writer contemplating the more profound topics of life. If you like good music this show is for you.
Wesleyan’s own singer-songwriter Andrew Hove ’15 will be opening.
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Westco Café
From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:
Brownfields are sites recognized by the state or federal government as contaminated by toxins. More than three exist within the limits of Middletown, including on Long Lane Farm, and both Beckham Hall and 41 Wyllys are remediated brownfield sites.
Join members of Professor Lori Gruen’s “Justice and the Environment” for an educational discussion regarding Middletown-area brownfields and how we can get involved in their remediation and redevelopment. Light Refreshments will be served!
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Place: 41 Wyllys, Olson Commons
Facebook Event: Link.
1937. USA. Dir: Sam Wood. With The Marx Brothers. 111 min.
Groucho, Chico, and Harpo attempt to save a sanitarium from foreclosure by dabbling in “The Sport of Kings,” only to wreak havoc on horses and hospital-dwellers alike. The madcap Marx routines and silly songs snowball towards a chaotic (yet, we caution, intermittently racist) finale at the Big Race.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free
“A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.” – NDST ’15
Ever wondered what the heck is going on in the WestCo courtyard? Ever
wondered when it’ll all finally be green? Ever wondered what 100
chocolate chip cookies (and a bunch of apple cider tea) look like?
Stop by the WestCo courtyard this Saturday to help spread the seeds
for (almost) the entire WILD WestCo Permaculture Garden and find out!
There will also be time for talking about what’s been going on in the
WILD WestCo site, about permaculture more generally, and for lots n
lots of treats and beverages!
Hope to see you all there!
Date: Saturday, 17 Nov.
Time: 2:15 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: One exotic native plant (still)
The good folks of WeSLAM bring you the third and final preliminary slam of the semester. For poets interested in signing up to perform, there is important SIGN UP INFORMATION after the jump!
Come to Malcolm X House this Saturday to watch 10 poets battle it out to decide the final 4 competitors in the grand slam final! These 4, along with the 8 other finalists from previous preliminaries, will compete on December 5th for one of 5 slots on Wesleyan’s slam poetry team.
This weekend we are poetically blessed to have Franny Choi as our feature. Franny was a finalist at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and a finalist at both the 2011 National Poetry Slam and the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Franny also works as an organizer with the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a non-profit that challenges and supports Southeast Asian youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers. Franny is undoubtedly going to bring the house down.
Franny will also be hosting a workshop at 2pm on Saturday (day of the slam!) in Usdan 110. Come practice, come hang, come spend a few hours not worrying about homework.
Seating IS LIMITED, so if you want to go down with it, make sure to get there on time!
Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Place: Malcom X House
Facebook? Of Course.Why: Frannychoiiscomingohmygodwhat!?
Shyam Desai ’15 writes in:
On Saturday the 17th, The MINDS Foundation will team up with Brew Bakers on Main St. for a day of music and good vibes. Wake up late on Saturday and meander your way to Brew Bakers to get a breakfast sandwich or an extra large coffee— bring a book, or a friend, or multiple friends with books, or multiple books if you’re that type.
We’ll have some chill musical accompaniment to your morning refreshments:
Andrew Pfeiffer ’13 11-12:30
Molly Balsam ’14 12:30 – 2
Daniel Light ’14 2 – 3:30
Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Place: 169 Main St. (Brew Bakers)
Cost: Free (it still costs $$ to get food)