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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)

War for February: A Staged Reading

War For February PosterStage Manager of the Year candidate Hannah Rimm ’15 writes in with an appropriately-titled play.  Because the month we are in is also in the name of the show:

Come see a staged reading of War For February, a new play by Tess Jonas ’15.

Directed by Sivan Battat ’15
Stage Managed by Hannah Rimm ’15

Cast: Eva Ravenal ’15Grace Nix ’15, Helen Handelman ’16Matt Krakaur ’14Roxie Pell ’15Sarah Woolf  ’16, and Zach Libresco ’13.

Special credit to Gabe Gordon ’15 and Mel Hsu ’13.

Friday February 22 and Saturday February 23, 8 p.m., Fayerweather Theater Studio.

Seating is limited and this performance is NOT ticketed so arrive
early to get seats!

Date: Tonight, Feb. 22, and Feb. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather 106

The New School, Siren, and Sky Bars at BuHo


From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Come check out all these poppin bands with sassy female singers!!!

THE NEW SCHOOL: Wesleyan’s newest hip-hop group, a fusion of contemporary jazz harmonies with classic backbeat grooves and fresh phrase logics.

SIREN: AKA The Bee Gees

SKY BARS: Let me be your stimulation
I could be your occupation
Work you like a 9 to 5
Plus put it that over time

Date: Tonight, Feb 22
Time: 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Place: Buddhist House
Cost: Free
FB event.

Film Series: No Country for Old Men

2007. USA. Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen. With Javier Bardem. 122 min.

A stalwart hunter tries to make off with a million dollars in cash, but finds himself trailed by a mop-headed, bolt gun-wielding hitman – one terrifying force of nature who is definitely not your “friendo.” The Coens’ tense, nihilistic modern Western provides a good approximation of staring death in the eyes (and poorly coiffed hair).
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Goodnight, TX @ Earth House

goodnight_texasOliver James ’14 brings you tidings of great joy:

Goodnight, TX a super duper mellifluous alumni string band returns to Earth House by popular demand. Means only one thing: get here early and stay late.

Their website has a very friendly url.

Date: Friday, February 22nd
Time: 9:30 pm
Place: Earth House
Book: Face

Second Stage Presents: Gruesome Playground Injuries

gruesome playground injuries

Second Stage always seems to know what you want to do with your weekend.  From Brett Keating ’15:

Come see Rajiv Joseph’s darkly comedic study of friendship and compassion in this love story written in the scars.

Tickets are available for free at the Wesleyan box office on the day of the performance. Shows are expected to sell out, so get them early.

Starring: Willa Beckman ’15, Reiss Clauson-Wolf ’13, Ali Goldberg ’15Sara Guernsey ’15, Philip Halin ’15, Mark Popinchalk ’13, Linsin Smith ’16, and Richie Starzec ’14.

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Brett Keating ’15
Stage managed by Sam Melvin ’13

Please note: This production contains sensitive material relating to self-harm.

Date: Thursday, February 21st – Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free while supplies last!

Coffeehouse Open Mic Night Feat. Cliff Chase

WORDS WITH FRIENDSHere’s a chill opportunity for this Friday night from the English Majors Committee:

The English Majors Committee presents its second Open Mic, headlined by beloved writer and professor Clifford Chase!

Come read selections for your poetry, short stories, plays, and any other creative works. Fictional and nonfiction welcome. This event is open to the public, not just for English majors. Come to perform, or just come to listen, or just come for the coffee. Come one, come all.

Sign-ups for reading slots are available here. Alternatively, you can also come a few minutes early on Friday to sign up.

Cliff Chase is a writer whose work knows no bounds, crosses over from nonfiction to fiction and back. Chase is the author of Winkie, a novel challenging contemporary America through a teddy bear accused of terrorism. The Hurry-Up Song, meanwhile, is a memoir weaving together the lives of two gay brothers and detailing the pain of one’s eventual loss.

Learn more about the English Majors here.

Date: TOMORROW, Friday, February 22nd
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street

WESU Concert Series: The Stepkids, Sidewalk Dave, Featherwood Bee

Like rock? Psych pop? Stepchildren? Jesse “Jesse & Brent” Brent ’13 has great news:


We’re kicking off our concert series with a bomb-ass show! The Stepkids, hailing from Bridgeport and signed to Stones Throw Records (J Dilla), are bringing their audiovisual spectacular to the Memorial Chapel this Friday night, supported by New Haven/Brooklyn rocker Sidewalk Dave and Wesleyan’s own Featherwood Bee. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Learn more on our website and join the Facebook event. What up, CT!

What: The Stepkids/Sidewalk Dave/Featherwood Bee
Date: Friday, February 22
When: Doors 7:30; Featherwood Bee 8:00; Sidewalk Dave 8:45; The Stepkids 10:00
Where: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free
Who can attend: Everyone
Bring: Dancing shoes; white shirts. (You’ll see why.)