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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)

On-Campus Social Media Internship

Can’t keep your mouse-clicking fingers off of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr this weekend? Time to put those urges to good monetary use, courtesy of soon-to-be-graduating social media intern Lizzie Manning ’13:

Job Title: Social Media Intern
Employer: University Relations, Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
Address: Horgan House, 77 Pearl Street
Job Description:

The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement & Events is seeking a Social Media Intern to communicate with alumni on numerous online platforms daily and to engage alumni with each other and with Wesleyan at every opportunity. The Intern will be responsible for posting all alumni news and events to the Wesconnect Facebook, @wesconnected Twitter, and Wesleyan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group; interacting with constituents who make content via these sites; searching the internet for useful content related to Wesleyan alumni; live-posting from important alumni events; and periodically launching special social media projects or initiatives (Storify streams, photo collections, Twitter groups, etc.). He/she will be the “voice” of the University for many alumni who get their Wesleyan content from social media as opposed to more traditional communication methods, and he/she will advise staff on the best ways to connect with alumni online. 

Film Series: One Hour With You

1932. USA. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor. With Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald. 80 min.

Dr. Bertier is blissfully married to his beautiful wife, but when an alluring hothead begins a campaign of seduction against the good doctor a hilariously risqué web of infidelity ensues. Filled with charming and innuendo-laden numbers, this musical will make you proud of how naughty the 1930’s could be!

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WeSLAM Presents: The 24-Hour Group Slam (feat. The Good News Poetry Tour)


Oh Boy:

Have I a treat for you!

Come on out to the first poetry slam of the semester tonight! Two-person poems will be written, edited, and rehearsed in the 24 hours before the slam. These pieces will be raw, fresh, and/or tasty, so you will not want to miss out on the feast. Who will win? (It doesn’t matter.) Come out and see!

There will be an open mic before the slam, during which all acts are welcome. Come up and do your crazy act with the monkey if it strikes your fancy so.

And The Good News Poetry Tour will be featuring! Check out a poem from one of them here.

  • DATE?: Today (Sat., February 23)
  • TIME?: 7:30pm
  • PLACE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.
  • PANDA?: Panda.

More about the illustriously Good News Poetry Tour after the jump, for proof of their brilliance.

Molly Rocket & The Crooks and Robert’s Don @ 200 Church


From Molly Balsam ’14:

Some of you have seen us once, and have been craving more ever since. Others have never seen us, and you don’t know what da fux you’re missing. But it’s officially official, MOLLY ROCKET & THE CROOKS ARE BACK! Come Rock Out. Come Dance. Come Bounce Your Faces Off. There might be free Taco Bell…

Molly Rocket & The Crooks is:

Molly Balsam ’14: Lead vocals and Piano
Lindsay Shapiro ’14: Back up vocals and harmonica
Ian Anderson ’14: Guitar
Matt Gross ’15: Guitar
Robby Caplan ’14: Bass
Henry Peterson ’14: Tenor Sax
Atticus Swartwood ’14: Drums

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.

Italian Improv Workshop

Courtesy of Andrea Ballanti:

Directly from the Italian stages, bars and basements: the first Improvisational Theatre Workshop at Wesleyan all in Italian!

All levels of improvisation and Italian language are welcome. You’ll have the opportunity to try, take risks and have fun.

For any questions please contact Andrea Ballanti at aballanti(at)wes(dot)edu. Send a confirmation of your participation if possible, or just show up.

Date: February 23rd
Time: 1PM-3PM
Place: Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)
Cost: Gratis!!!

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!