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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)

Survey for English Thesis


Cardner Clark ’13 gives you an opportunity to get all Harry Potter-ish:

If you’re a fan of fan fiction, spare 3 minutes to complete a short survey! I’m writing an English thesis about Harry Potter fan fiction and your responses are greatly appreciated. And if you could forward it along outside the Wesleyan bubble, that would be awesome as well.

Deadline: February 14th
Cost: 3 minutes of your beautiful time

Comedy Combo Show


Dear Ashton:

Make Teddy jealous! Come on out and see the Comedy Combo Show tonight at 8pm in the Nics Lounge, free of charge! It will be a rollicking good time, featuring several comedy groups from around campus:

  • Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
  • Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
  • Lunchbox (sketch comedy)
  • New Teen Force (long-form improv)
  • Punchline (stand-up)
  • Vocal Debauchery (a cappella + sketch comedy)

Date: Tonight, February 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

Shabbat with Rabbi Andrea

Rabbi David Teva gives a fellow rabbi a chance to shine:

Come for music, meditation, and higher consciousness. Shabbat is a
‘reset button’ for all humanity. All are welcome. Shabbat is
followed by home-made dinner made by the Shabbat/Challah Co-Op.

Date: Tonight, February 1
Time: 6pm
Place: The Bayit
Cost: Free

48 Hour Magazine Theme: Inside Out


From Benjamin Soloway ’13:

The 48 Hour Magazine submission period begins NOW. The theme of this issue is INSIDE OUT. We are looking for ANY form of writing, visual content, or film—especially materials created today. If you already have material that fits, send it in as well!

Submissions are due by midnight tonight to 48hourmag(at)gmail(dot)com. All submissions must include your name, class year, the title of the work, and preferably your phone number.

Here are some prompts to get you thinking:

Film Series: Alien

1979. USA/UK. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt. 117 min.

In the Goldsmith Family Cinema no one can hear you scream.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

It’s Getting Hot Chocolate in Here @ ADP

hot chocolate

Do you enjoy gourmet hot chocolate? Fire? Nelly? Sydney Edelist ’14 implores you to read on:

Come refresh your country grammar with ADP! Indulge your nostalgia for early 2000′s music with fancy hot chocolate (think carmel and peppermint) and Nelly’s greatest hits because he’s the Emily Dickinson of our time (slant rhyme people!)

Date:  Friday, Feb. 1st
Time: 3-6pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High St.
Links: Facebook

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session


From beautiful bombshell/SHOFCO princess Maeve Russell ’14, whose blonde locks are a sign that she is a goddess sent to us from the heavens:

SPEND YOUR SUMMER WITH SHOFCO!The Institute is a highly competitive program that provides deeply motivated and civic-minded college students with on-the-ground experience teaching at The Kibera School for Girls (KSG) in Nairobi, Kenya. KSG is a free school for girls in the Kibera slum, one of the largest slums in Africa.

COME TO THE INFO SESSION FROM 12-1 IN RM 115 IN 41 WYLLYS (AKA THE SQUASH COURTS)! Students from last year’s Summer Institute will be there to share their experiences, give helpful advice, and answer questions! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Date: Tomorrow, February 1st
Time: 12pm
Place: 45 Wyllys Room 115