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)

Carib Late Night

CSAChristian Hosam ’15 sends word of a Caribbean Students Association event to address your midnight munchies:

Come eat with the CSA! Bring your friends and have to some delicious, wholesome caribbean food to start your exam week off right.

Menu: Black Beans, Rice, Ackee & Salt Fish, Fried Plantains, Mac and Cheese, Curry Chicken, Stew Chicken,
A Vegetarian Option, Banana Bread, Special Caribbean Punch (Sorrel), etc.

Date: TONIGHT, Sunday, December 8th
Time: 10:30 pm
Where: Allbritton Center Room 311
Cost: $3 – Two Dish Plate or $5 Plate with a drink

Espwesso Founder and Jazz Band Get You in the [Finals] Mood

Espwesso Eichengreen ’13 wants to lend beauty to your night, with the help of some very special guests: writer, Sweet Leaf barista, Craft Coffee Coffee Evaluator and Espwesso founder Alex Bernson ’11 will be guest barista-ing for a bit tonight. Also, there will be live jazz from 9pm-11 provided by James Rosenberg ’13 and “the Boys”.

Date: Tonight, December 9
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Place: Espwesso! Was this not obvious! Jeez! In frickin’ Allbritton! Wow!

SHOFCO Sale in Olin

SHOFCO Golden Girl Maeve Russell ’14 writes in with an event you won’t want to miss:

Need a quick and easy holiday gift for that random aunt/creepy uncle/sibling/friend of yours? Want to treat yo’self for all those hours spent in Olin banging your head against your laptop? Seen all those beaded bracelets around campus and want to finally conform and buy one for yourself? Well, SHOFCO’s here to fulfill all your sleep-deprived dreams this Reading Week!

We’ve got all of our regular non-profit wares: the bracelets, the bags, the tapestries, and the jewelry (ALL proceeds go straight back to the HIV-positive women who made them! Along with the school!).

Also, you can make a donation to SHOFCO this holiday (in the name of a loved one) and get a sweet card declaring your good deed for the holidays!

We’ll be in Olin from Sunday night until Tuesday night. So stop on by for a quick study break! ‘Tis the season for giving!

Date: TONIGHT, Monday (December 10), Tuesday (December 11)
Time: 7pm-12am
Place: Olin
Facebook: Yay gifts! 

Winter Concert by the Cardinal Sinners

Lauren Seo ’14invites you to get down holiday style:

The Cardinal Sinners want you to come share the holiday joy at our final winter concert!!! Hear new songs, rock to some old ones, and most importantly come help us wish goodbye our beautiful juniors Emily Dorsey ’14 and Rachael Plutzik ’14 who are going abroad next semester! Let us show you how we get down holiday style.

TONIGHT. 7:15pm. World Music Hall.

Date: Tonight, November 9
Time: 7:15 pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

New Group Performance

New Group wants to let you know:

Things To Keep Calm About

1. Finals.
2. The world may end in a couple weeks.
3. Finals.Relax. New Group, the sexiest co-ed a cappella group around here, has your back. Come hear us sing tonight in the Nics Lounge at 8. Keep Calm Y’all

Date: Sunday, December 9
Time: 8 pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free

Letter To a Young Lady in Paris Auditions

Ladies! Zach Libresco ’13 and Bennett Kirschner ’13 — you might have seen their work together on True West — invite you to come audition for their original adaptation of Julio Cortazar’s short story, “Letter to a Young Lady in Paris”:

The show is a 30-minute celebratory romp that we are hoping to put up the weekend of February 7th, and there are only two characters. Themes of the play include the translation, the concept of order, vomited bunnies, and the intoxicating nature of be-bop jazz, all promising to make for a strange, experimental, collaborative rehearsal process. Please come join us tomorrow for auditions in Fayerweather 106 from 12-2PM. No need to have anything prepared — the audition should only be 10 minutes of exercises and readings. We look forward to meeting you. For questions, please e-mail

Date: December 9th
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather 106