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)

Students for a Free Society – Capitalism: The “End of History” or Doomed to Fail?


From Charlie Smith ’15

Come join “Wesleyan Students for a Free Society” for our first meeting of the semester. We will be discussing the fate and evolution of capitalism, comparing the works of thinkers from Joseph Schumpeter to Karl Marx and Francis Fukuyama. No previous knowledge is required only an open mind.

Date: Tuesday, January 29
Time: 6 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111

“Rabbit season!” “Duck season!” “Rabbit season!” “Cardinal Sinners audition season!”

Lauren Seo ’14 is either in SciLi right now or off to prepare for this:


Come one come all to audition for Wesleyan’s oldest a cappella group! We are looking forward to having a few new sexy soulful ladies join us this semester. We specialize in R&B, pop, and soul music, but love to sing all genres and can’t wait to sing with you this semester!

Sunday 1/27, 5-7PM in Usdan 114


Monday 1/28, 8-10PM in Usdan 136

(If none of these times work for you but you would still like to audition please contact cmead@wes and we can work something out!)

Prepare a verse and chorus of a song and come grace us with your beautiful voices! We also encourage beatboxers to come audition.



The Sinners

Dates: Today really soon, or tomorrow
Times: In like 20 minutes, or at 8 PM tomorrow
Place: Usdan 114 today, Usdan 136 tomorrow

Dear Commonwealth at BuHo

Dear Commonwealth

Need a break after the first Monday classes of the semester? The band Dear Commonwealth, hailing from the less-vegan-friendly-than-us Oberlin College, will be playing at BuHo for your de-stressing pleasure, opened by Wes band Blackbird & The Cherry Tree. Noah Rush ’14 has specifics for you detail-oriented readers. Note that this event is part of an effort to preserve Buddhist House and other Washington Street houses:

Dear Commonwealth, made up of some of the finest musicians from Oberlin College, the Wesleyan of Ohio that is not Ohio Wesleyan, will be bringing their well-crafted minimalist folk songs to the Buddhist House library, a truly wonderful place that few ever get to view.

Blackbird & The Cherry Tree (Mel Hsu ’13 and Jess Best ’14) will be opening.

This event is the inaugural event of WeSad :( (Wesleyan Students Against Divestment), an organization dedicated to the preservation of Buddhist House and other Washington Street houses as a part of the Wesleyan community.

Come over, enjoy some music, sign our petition (if you like us).

Date: Monday, January 28th.
Time: 9 –11:30pm
Place: Buddhist House library
Cost: $0.00

Audition for Company


Jenna Robbins ’13 hits you with another cool audition opportunity:

Come audition for Company, a musical comedy that offers an honest, witty look at relationships as it tells the story of Bobby, a single man living in New York who has to face the fact that he is turning 35. A musical with no plot, Company addresses Bobby’s insecurities through interactions with his married acquaintances and past lovers.

Sunday Jan 27th, 3-5 pm, Usdan Multipurpose Room
Monday Jan 28th, 7-8:30 pm, East Room in the Theater Studios

Please prepare a monologue and 16 bars of a song.

Tuesday Jan 29th, 7-8:30 pm, East Room

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Matt Leibowitz ’14

Questions? Contact mleibowitz@wes(dot)edu or jmrobbins@wes(dot)edu.

Date: Sunday, January 27th and Monday, January 28th
Time: 3-5pm (Sunday), 7-8:30pm (Monday)
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room (Sunday), East Room in the Theater Studios (Monday)