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Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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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)

Sinkane & Dreamhost @ Eclectic


From Eric Lopez ’15:

The touring multi-instrumentalist for Of Montreal, Caribou and Yeasayer named Ahmed Gallab is coming to Wesleyan.

Opening is Wesleyan’s own DreamHost (Dylan Bostick ’13).

Come for the 80s beats.
Stay for the dancing.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
DREAMHOST at 10:00 p.m.
SINKANE at 10:45 p.m.

This is before TOP 40 so come out and dance!

Film Series: Black Narcissus

1947. UK. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. With Deborah Kerr. 100 min.

A sisterhood of nuns setting up a convent in the Himalayas start to lose their composure when a short-shorts-clad Englishman drops by. Piety isn’t made easy with Powell and Pressburger gracefully exposing sublimated desire and turning the literally breathtaking scenery into a stage for mounting passion.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Wesleyan Body and Mind (WesBAM!) Promotional Week


Renee Dunn ’14 wants you to keep those New Years’ Resolutions:

Want to take fitness classes? Want to try them for FREE?! Well, good news – WesBAM! is back and kicking off the semester with a week of free classes. Meet all of our awesome instructors and try any of our classes – whether it be Zumba, CardioKickboxing, Krav Maga, TurboKick, or one of our many yoga disciplines. All classes cater to beginners, and no prior experience or fitness level is required. Check out the Spring 2013 schedule, rates, class descriptions, instructor bios, and more on our website at Looking forward to seeing you in class! Check below the jump for a schedule…

Gowl, Weald, Misanthropic Noise, Spinach, and Stone Titan @ WestCo

Where in the world does Ashe Kilbourne ’14 find these bands!? I don’t know, but as featured in our winter concert preview, a whole buncha grindcore is going down in the Cafe tonight:

Have you ever wikipedia’d “grindcore?” HA that’s embarrassing! But now’s your chance to see it in action! Gowl, Weald, Misanthropic Noise, Spinach, and Stone Titan are all playing tonight (Saturday) in the Westco Café. If you hate slow music (or alternately you like slow music but want it to be more crushing), this will be the best. show. EVER.

Listen to Gowl here. It start on-time at 8, don’t be late!

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

Resonance Journal Submission Call


Love East Asian culture? Zheyan Ni ’15 brings you a supes coolio opportunity:

Hey guys! Resonance Journal is now calling for submissions. Resonance is a yearly journal about East Asian culture, supported by the East Asian Studies department. You are welcome to submit your senior thesis, essays, book reviews, papers, photography, calligraphy, painting, etc…Anything related to East Asia will do! Thank you!

Please send your works to resonance(dot)wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com. The deadline is Feb.22nd.

Deadline: Friday, February 22nd

Wesleyan Restoration Society Meeting

bobthebuilder Come join us Saturday the 2nd at Community Service House for Wesleyan:

Restoration Society’s first meeting and an afternoon of most certainly back-breaking labor! We’ll begin projects that will involve learning how to reupholster a vintage chair and repair and refinish an antique table. At the meeting we will talk about learning new techniques in furniture restoration and future ideas for the rest of the semester. No experience necessary, just a willingness to work with old furniture!

Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Community Service House

Christine Sun Kim: Self Notary Public

Holly Everett ’15 writes in with an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with and experience a conceptual project by deaf sound artist and composer Christine Sun Kim.  Just looking at the event’s sponsors (Sign House and the Music Department, among many others), you can tell that this is not something you’ll want to miss:

This Saturday join us for a two part event featuring Christine Sun Kim, a deaf sound artist and composer. Miss Kim investigates the visual manifestations of sound as an expression of her agency and ownership of it. In this new work, Self Notary Public, Christine presents “a conceptual attempt to legitimatize [her] presence through vocalizing.”

Workshop: 12 pm 41 Wyllys Room 114. Bring your brunch and your

Performance: 8 pm World Music Hall. FREE. Open to the public.