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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)

Gag Reflex Reading Week Show

Gag Reflex is helping you think positive this reading week:

Join us in Exley for some completely improv-ed comedy, just like your completely improv-ed studying.

The location is ideal: you’ll find us as you walk groggily from Sci-Li to Pi Cafe to grab yourself another chai charger.

But if you can’t make it to the show, here are some survival tips for this coming week and beyond:

-Whatever you’re doing, imagine Michelle Obama is looking at you with encouragement and approval.
-Keep a plastic bag from Broad Street Books in your room at all times. They are non-porous, which makes them ideal for catching vomit and urine.
-Everyone is going to be at their wit’s end, so it’s the perfect time to hit on someone who is much better looking that you.
-Make friends in high places. Like the empire state building. Or westco.

Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Exley Lobbey (right outside Pi)
Cost: Free

EON Meeting and Elections

EON, the Environmental Organizers’ Network, is working to get back on its feet after a year’s hiatus. So far this semester, EON has met to map out its form, scope, leadership, and ideals. Tomorrow (Monday) at 4:00 PM in Usdan 108, EON will reconvene to further these discussions, as well as elect the next coordinators to see it through next semester.

Anyone interested in sustainability, environmental organizing, and climate justice issues is invited and encouraged to participate in the meeting and elections.

If you would like to run for one of the three coordinator positions, please fill out this survey by noon on Monday.

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! 

EON Coordinator Search, Application, Elections

EON, the environmental organizers’ network, is looking for three enthusiastic, well-organized coordinators for next semester. The coordinators will plan the big network-wide meetings that will take place about three times per semester, facilitate discussion at those gatherings, and essentially keep the fire burning for EON. No background in environmental activism is necessary, and we encourage anyone who feels strongly about helping organize environmental events and initiatives to apply!

We know that this is a busy time for people, but if you could briefly answer the three questions on the survey by Sunday night, you’ll have a little time at the election meeting (Monday, December 10th at 4 PM) to elaborate. This application just gets you on the ballot. Also, your application questions will be accessible by all EON members to give them a sense of who’s running before the election.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marj Dodson ’13 (mdodson@wes), Oliver James ’14 (ojames@wes) or Haley Greenberg ’14 (hgreenberg@wes).

Know a friend, classmate, roommate, friendcrush, or lover who you think would make a good coordinator? Let us know and we’ll work on getting them involved!

Here’s the application. (Note: you need a account to open it.)

Projects for Peace Grant Info Sessions

Dana Pellegrino ‘GRAD is incredibly succinct:

$10,000 grant. 2 Info Sessions: 11/30 at 4PM and 12/10 at 1PM, Allbritton Room 304. Projects for Peace. Get it.

Wait! I didn’t read the…

Date: Today, November 30th and Monday, December 10th
Time: 4 pm (today) and 1 pm (on the 10th)
Place: AllbiTRON 304
Money: 10,000 green ones