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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)

Mabuhay Auditions

Mabuhay features just as much flannel as any other part of Wes culture. Thank goodness.

Are you a veteran of the online video application scene? No? Well, why don’t you do something about that, then?! Sheesh! Look, Yuki Ohmori ’13 can help you get started with this, so stop wasting time and get on it:

Looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent on Asian/Asian American culture?  Sign up to audition for Mabuhay, the annual Asian/Asian American show during WesFest!First, please sign up on this google spreadsheet with your name, e-mail address and performance name.Then submit a video and a short description of your intended performance to yfong@wes by February 2.  The purpose of the video will be to illustrate your ideas to the Mabuhay Committee, whether it is a video of your previous performance or even a Youtube video.  Please include in the description 1) the estimated number of participants, 2) the estimated length of the performance, and 3) how it relates to Asian/Asian American culture (please keep it short, 2-3 sentences). This is a great opportunity to showcase your talent on Asian/Asian American culture, and every Wes student is welcomed to sign up and audition!

We look forward to the wonderful submissions :)

The Mabuhay Committee

Sell Your Books, Make it Rain

Walter Rodriguez '13

Given the photo of that dapper young gentleman featured above, you might have thought this post would detail Walter Rodriguez ’13 and his many accomplishments on the soccer fieldInstead that photo is there merely so you can pick him out of the Olin crowd tonight when you go to sell him your schoolbooks. Though he gives everything of himself on the soccer field, this post is instead about how much money he’s about to give you in Olin tonight. But I’ll let Walter speak for himself on this one:

Hey everybody, I’m buying books this semester for Belltower Books, and I’m in Olin for the rest of the night in the back on the left by the big tables in the corner. I’ll give you straight cash for your books, so you can go HAM tomorrow or Saturday night when you’re done with your exams. “Help ME help YOU make it rain.”   – Ghandi

Date: Tonight
Time: Now until Olin’s closing
Place: Olin

Espwesso’s Last Stand

espwesso night

Espwesso fanboy Jacob Eichengreen ’13 invites you to come out and get coffee before Espwesso closes for break:

Heyo, your favorite cafe will be open tonight  (9pm-1am), closing for break tomorrow. Look for us next semester with new and improved coffees, events, and all sorts of other neat things that you will like and stuff!

Here’s a .gif for the post!

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Place: Espwesso
Cost: Depends.

Emancipate Your Brain: BuHo Meditation

Addison Hoffman ’15 has a great name:

Long-term meditators have been proven to self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice. This is one incentive to join Buddhist House for meditation this evening.

Also… you’ll feel really, really good.

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Place: Buddhist House, 356 Wash
Cost: Free

Consciousness Club Schemez

the doc

The doctor, Shivan Bhavnani ’13, is in:

Unwind and brainstorm meeting ideas for next semester. There’ll be free coffee, fried rice, and fresh fruit. Come through.

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 10:10 pm
Place: The House Left of Neon Deli
Cost: Free

Impact India Late Night Experience

Simoneil Sarbh ’13 writes in with an exciting Impact India late night experience tonight, which only a DJ Roomba would enhance:

Finals got you down? We’re here to help! January 11th, the night before finals start, come to Exley Lobby for Indian drinks, grilled cheese, and 5 minute massages (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT, MASSAGES)

Mango / Strawberry Lassi – $2
Chai – $1
Grilled Cheese – $2

5 minute massage (choose from either back, head, neck, shoulder, or hand) – $3
We’ll also do a foot massage for $20, keep your socks on!
COMBO – massage, chai, and grilled cheese – $5Or maybe you just want a hug? There will be a special guest appearance by Lu Corporan ’13, the Usdan free hugs guy, giving out comfort and affection to those in need (free of charge!).

Student Poets’ Reading

Hannah Zimmerman ’13
 writes in to inform you of a poetical smörgåsbord being served up at Earth House, featuring:

Alec Harris ’12
Madalena Henning ’15
Joshua Krugman ’14
Elizabeth Sallee ’13
Hannah Zimmerman ’13 


Date: Tuesday, December 11th
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Place: Earth House