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)

Film Series: My Australia

2011. Israel/Poland. Dir: Ami Drozd. With Jakub Wroblewski. 97 min.

Two brothers in 1960’s Poland get involved with an anti-Semitic gang, not knowing that their mother hides her own Jewish identity. She convinces them to board a ship for Australia – that mysterious land of a young lad’s fancy – only to take them to Israel, where a very different life awaits. Speaker: Magda Teter, the Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Audition for Slavei

An urgent yet hilarious message for all musically inclined individuals who wish they could be Eastern European folk singers from Nathan Shane ’13:

You know you want to be a part of Wesleyan’s bestest, zaniest, hottest, oldest, prestigious-est Eastern European singing ensemble! And guess what? You can be. That’s right, Slavei is having auditions this Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 in Usdan 108. You do not need to prepare a song — just come as yourself and we’ll do some singing and a little talking and generally just have a good time.

Slavei sings some of the craziest/most interesting music that you will ever hear in your life. You will probably not get a chance to sing in an ensemble like this outside of Wesleyan, so you should do it!

We’re also the a capella group that uses the most instruments.

Date: Today, January 30
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108

Author’s note: Slavei is awesome. If you’re interested in a capella, audition for this.

Film Series: Dr. Strangelove

1964. UK/USA. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers. 90 min.

When a rogue general orders nuclear airstrikes on Russia, our nation’s top minds desperately panic to recall the bombers as the two superpowers stand hours away from mutually assured destruction. In other words: pure comedy gold.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Board Games at ADP

board gamesWe challenge you! (Yes, you.) Think you can strategize with the big kids? Has King of the Nerds inspired you to prove your chess skills to every passer-by? Do you just like playing Apples to Apples sometimes to unwind? If so, have we got an event for you…

Board Games at ADP!  B O A R D  G A M E S @ A D P.  B  O  A  R  D    G  A  M  E  S     A  T    A  L  P  H  A    D  E  L T  A    P  H  I.

That is all.

Date: Today, Wednesday the 30th
Time: 4-7:30pm
Place: Alpha Delt, 185 High St.
Cost: your soul
Links: Facebook

Green Corps Activist Training Workshop

From Jane Wiedenbeck ’10:

Do you want to be able to effectively recruit and train new members for your group? How about how to work with other groups to plan more effective campaigns?

Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing, is providing a workshop for Wesleyan students on Wednesday, January 30 at 6 PM. The workshop is a great training opportunity that will cover recruitment and coalition building. We will present principles and tips on how to recruit and build groups that are sustainable over the long-term, and how to network across groups and with key
administrators/decision makers in the community.


6-7 PM: Recruitment (for events and building a group)
7-8 PM: Coalition Building (i.e. working with other groups and administrators to further support your mission)