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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)

Film Series: Wreck-It Ralph

Storm Advisory: As long as the Goldsmith has power, the Film Series is ON.

2012. USA. Dir: Rich Moore. With John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman. Animated. 93 min.

Tired of living in the shadow of his do-gooder nemesis, arcade game villain Ralph sets out to prove he can be more than the sum of his programming. One slight hitch, though: he may have inadvertently unleashed pixilated Armageddon. Disney’s latest delivers both thrilling adventure and delightful nostalgia.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Ishmael and Assortment of Crayons at BuHo [Updated: Postponed]


Recent Wes grad Andy Werle ’12 returns with news of a fun, music-filled night in your future:

Callooh Callay!
Happy new year Wesleyan. Ishmael comes to Buddhist House this coming
Friday, the 8th of February with The Assortment Of Crayons for a night
of fanciful mind destruction and toothsome eardrum corruption.

Whet your appetite with Ishmael’s EP, for free right here and get to know your various colors with the Assortment of Crayons over here.

Time: 9pm-1am
Date: Friday, February 8th.
Place: Buddhist House
Money: Not needed
Snow??: The show goes on

Update: This show has been postponed because of you-know-what. Here’s the note from the band.

Audition for Lunchbox – Sketch Comedy


Are you funny? Then please come and audition for LUNCHBOX, Wesleyan’s only “only sketch comedy” group.

Where: Today (Friday) from 4-6pm, Tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-4pm
When: Nics Lounge
Facebook: Click.

In the event of changes in audition time due to weather, those who are RSVP’d via Facebook will receive a message with the appropriate information.

UPDATE (9 Feb 2013, 12:08pm EST): Today’s auditions have been canceled due to snow. Please remain posted via Facebook for alternate times.

UPDATE (10 Feb 2013, 8:57pm EST): Auditions have been rescheduled to tomorrow (Monday, February 11th) from 4:30-6:30pm in the Nics Lounge. If you cannot make this time, please email elitvitskiy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

UPDATE (11 Feb 2013, 2:41pm EST): Auditions are still from 4:30-6:30pm today, but they have been moved to the WestCo Lounge. Go there!

Trivia at ADP


This just in from Sydney Edelist ’14:

Remember life before smart phones? When you actually had to think about whether or not you knew the answers to those random queries life throws at you? Let us return you to that place as you compete for fabulous prizes at Alpha Delta Phi Society’s own TRIVIA NIGHT: Blizzard Edition. Added bonus: if the snow storm knocks out our power, you’ll be super prepared. Screw snow, we’ve got salsa.

Date:  Friday, Feb 8th
Time:  4:30-6pm
Place: Alpha Delt
Link: Facebook

LiNK’s Valentine’s Day Pepero Grams


From Deborah Ko ’15:

TREAT YO BOO! Liberty in North Korea wants YOU to TREAT YO BOO this Valentine’s Day!

We’ll be selling Korean Pocky Grams (Pepero) TOMORROW during lunch for $3/box! WE’LL CUT OUT THAT MIDDLE MAN and DELIVER your Pepero-gram and personal message to yo boo or friend’s WesBox for Valentine’s Day!! YOU BEST BELIEVE IT!

All the proceeds will go to helping North Korean refugee relocation and resettlement efforts in America and South East Asia.

Date: Tomorrow, February 8th
Time: 12pm-3pm
Place: Usdan
Cost: $3 for a box and a love note.

Modern Food Ethics from a Jewish Perspective

Adam & Eve

From Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Ever wonder what ancient Jewish wisdom has to say about eating meat vs. being vegetarian, compassionate treatment of animals, organic farming or conscious eating in general? Come and learn with us as we explore various Jewish teachings related to the modern ethical and sustainable food movement. Akiva Gersh, teacher and co-founder of Tiyul B’Aretz, will be leading the discussion.

Akiva will also be speaking about his amazing study abroad opportunity, an on-the-road college program in Israel with a strong focus on environmental ethics, spirituality and modern Israel. He will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this really special program!

Definitely come!

Definitely tell you’re eco-inclined friends!


When: February 8th (this Friday !) from 12 -2 pm
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Bring your lunch!
Link: Learn more about Tiyul B’Aretz here .

First ACLU Meeting of the Semester


From the enigmatic, golden-haired Angus McLean ’16:

Are looking to get that pesky government off your back? Come on down to WesACLU’s first meeting of the semester and join the fight for freedom. We have a whole bunch of issues to discuss from immigration to political prisoners to whatever you want to bring to the table. We’re planning on bringing in a speaker, making petitions, and if that isn’t enough to stir your blood there might even a demonstration in the works!

We’re still a relatively new group on campus so new members are very welcome!

Date: Friday, February 8th
Time: 4pm
Place: Usan 114
Cost: Free. Like America.