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)

Alpha Delt Tag Sale to Benefit Relay for Life


Though not technically part of ADP’s Alice in Wonderland Week, the coinciding nature of the week’s theme and the impending tag sale could lead one to wonder if the wares being offered might lead you down your very own rabbit hole. From Kim Ladd ’13:

Shopping fanatic? Buy stuff from our attic! Alpha Delt is hosting a tag sale this week to raise money for Relay for Life. Books, lamps, clothing, printers, fridges, and more could be yours! Prices range from $1-$10. If you’re by the S&C this week, consider wandering to the Green Room to see what we found in our attic.

Dates and Times: Thursday (today) 5-7 p.m. and Friday (tomorrow) 3-5 p.m.
Place: Alpha Delt Green Room
Cost: $1-$10

Film Series: Off-White Lies

2011. Israel. Dir: Maya Kenig. With Elya Inbar. 86 min.

In this sentimental comedy, a shy California teen visits her father in Israel, only to discover that he’s a vagabond inventor/con man. He convinces her to join him in posing as war refugees so they can sponge off of a wealthy family – but how long can they sustain the ruse? Speaker: Marc Longenecker, Film Studies.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Bridging the Gulf: Communicating Science —and Uncertainty—After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Reddy at the Oil Spill

Claire Miller ’15 writes in:

Cathy Shufro, a visiting professor from Yale, presents Christopher M. Reddy, PhD, who will be at Downey House to discuss issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Reddy works for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and his talk at Wesleyan will offer insights into the scientific communities response to  crises.

Christopher Reddy has a strong interest in how scientists explain their work to the public-especially in the midst of a crisis. During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, he served as academic liaison for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Unified Command, collaborating with the EPA, the fish and Wildlife Service, BP and the defense department in informing the public about the spill.

First Sustainability Office Hours of the Semester


Whether or not you have that special someone to share  this Valentine’s Day with, the planet Earth is always receptive to those who wish to  help sustain it—so come and share your environmental ideas with Jen Kleindienst, Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator:

If you haven’t yet had the chance to meet Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator or didn’t even know we had one, stop by Usdan and say hi! If you have environmental ideas for what Wes should do this semester, come and share!

Date: Thursday, February 14th
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, first floor

Big Moth #1.5: Sam Dickey and Friends/Andrew Colwell Solo @ 49 Brainerd


Looking for something to do later on Thursday evening? This concert may be one of the coolest things happening anywhere on campus. It’s pretty much only at Wesleyan that you can see a concert of double bass and throat singing. Bring a few bucks in cash for a donation. More information below:

A new concert series featuring diverse members of the Wesleyan community playing music from around the world. Anything and everything goes…and we chose to kick things off on Valentine’s Day, so bring your date, partner, pal, or imaginary friend and join us for a night of great music!

First set: Andrew Colwell, throat singing and double bass

Andrew Colwell combines a background in jazz bass with a remarkable facility in throat singing (also known as overtone singing) technique, cultivated through his intense study of the music of Mongolia. The result is unlike anything you’ve ever heard, ever.

March for Change Sign Up

march for change

From Em Kianka ’13:

Come out and stand in solidarity with those working to end gun violence in CT and attend the March for Change in Hartford tomorrow, 2/14 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. Here is the full list of the legislative efforts that March for Change supports.

America has significantly more permissive gun laws than other high-income nations. Consequently, lethal gun violence poses a much more significant public health problem. As a community, we must stand together and tell our legislators to enact gun control legislation that will help end gun violence violence in the state of Connecticut.