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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)

Fruit And Veggie Co-op Sign Ups

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Adele Bubnys ’14 writes in to help you get some fresh noms: 

Sign ups for this semester’s fruit and veggie co-op are starting this week!

For 180 points for the semester [or 20 points/week], you will receive a selection of organic fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. You can also split the share with a friend [90 points/semester] or two [60 points/semester].

Sign up on our webpage from now until Tuesday, February 12th.

Deadline: February 12, 11:59 p.m.
180 points

BuHo Meditation


Addison Hoffman ’15 wants you to free your mind.

The quiet before the storm. Join BuHo for meditation tonight, with the promise of tea!

Date: Today
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Place: Buddhist House – 356 Washington St.
Cost: The walk to Buddhist House

Life After Wes: An Alumni Career Panel

Do you believe in life after Wes? The Career Center’s Rachel Berman does:

Virtual panel featuring six recent Wesleyan graduates discussing their careers, how they found their jobs, and recommendations they have for current students.

Meet Our Panelists:

Kara Hayward ’10 Major: Economics
Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Lily Mandlin ’10 Major: Government
Social Investment Council Manager, Echoing Green

Julia Pearlman ’10 Major: American Studies
U.S. History Teacher, Teach for America

HIV/AIDS Awareness Dinner 2013

From McKenzii Webster ’13 and Susanna Banks ’13:

Please join Ujamaa, ASHA and the Wesleyan Peer Health Advocates on National Black AIDS Awareness Day to discuss and bring awareness to a disease that is prevalent within the Black community. We will be hearing from a phenomenal speaker, LaToya Tyson from AIDS Connecticut. The Cardinal Sinners will also be performing!

*Dinner will be served.

Co-Sponsors: ASHA, Wesleyan Peer Health Advocates, Planned Parenthood

Date: Thursday, February 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Eclectic

Film Series: The Fifth Heaven

2011. Israel. Dir: Dina Zvi-Riklis. With Yehezkel Lazarov. 103 min.

British-controlled Palestine, 1944: 13-year-old Maya is abandoned by her parents at a Jewish orphanage. Her arrival ignites forbidden feelings of love around the institution: the director recalls his past longing for the girl’s mother, while Maya grows infatuated with a resistance fighter. Speaker: Sami Berdugo, Visiting Professor.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!

Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.

See below for guidelines.

Planning Meeting for Gun Control March in Hartford

From Em Kianka ’13:

Missed the first planning meeting but wish you could have came? Please come to the second planning meeting for the March for Change that will take place in Hartford on Thursday, February 14th from 11-12:30. The March for Change is a grassroots effort organized by a coalition of activists supporting the enactment of safer gun legislation in CT and will support the efforts of CT Against Gun Violence. March for Change supports several potential legislative changes, including strengthening our assault weapons ban and banning large capacity ammunition magazines of more than 7 rounds, with no grandfathering.

Please come stand in solidarity and attend this planning meeting! As a community, we must take a stand and tell our legislators that enacting gun control legislation is necessary to ending gun violence in the state of Connecticut. At this meeting, we will be having an informed and grounded discussion of gun control in the U.S., making posters and fliers for the march, and discussing how to get as many people involved as possible.