Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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

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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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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
experience!

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)
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Donnie Collins on Greek Life (Finally)

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From Katy Thompson ’15:

Donnie Collins is a Phi Alpha Tau brother at Emerson College who will be coming to Wesleyan with his fraternity brother John Lewis, to share his story about positive fraternity experiences as a transgender student.

After his insurance claim for top surgery was denied (this decision has since been revoked), the brothers of Phi Alpha Tau joined together and raised more than twice the amount of money needed to pay for their pledge’s top surgery. Donnie (now also a Tau brother) could not have been more grateful. In a society that frequently shames greek life for not being accepting, particularly of the queer community, it is refreshing to see an example of the positive impacts that greek life can have.

Tonight: Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star:” A Psychedelic Lecture by Dr. Graeme Boone

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Mickey Capper ’13 reminded me to post about this. Here’s the blurb from the official Facebook page for this event:

Born and raised in San Francisco—the home of the Grateful Dead—Professor of Music Graeme M. Boone attended the University of California at Berkeley, the Universite de Paris, and Harvard University, where he taught before joining the faculty at Ohio State. Following an overview of the band’s early history and style, Dr. Boone’s talk includes the showing of a “mandala movie” which helps elucidate the Dead’s open-ended song “Dark Star,” conveying a holistic, organic analysis of the tune, and incorporating every salient element in the extended, psychedelically evocative improvisations of its first 150 recorded performances.

With lyrics by Robert Hunter and music by Jerry Garcia, “Dark Star” can cover a broad spectrum of moods and musical ideas—incorporating anything from R&B cover songs to outer-space apocalypse—but the attentive listener can also hear lines of force binding the jams together: structuring devices, strategies, and trajectories that direct each improvisation and also serve as fundamental guideposts. An animated movie with changing colors and annotations follows two specific performances of the song, recorded in London on 4/8/72 and 5/23/72 during the band’s European tour that spring (the original 16-track analog tapes of the entire Europe ’72 tour were remixed, mastered in HDCD format, and released by the band in 2011).

Middletown History: What Should Wesleyan Students Know?

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Adam Rashkoff ’13 wants to historicize you:

Join the Brothers of Psi Upsilon and our esteemed guests for an academic seminar about the rich history of Middletown, Connecticut.

The list of speakers and their talks includes:

Steven Kovach ’13 – Being a Middletown Student
Professor Ronald Schatz – The History of Middletown
Professor Sarah Croucher – Anthropology in Middletown’s Archaeology
Edward McKeon – A Middletown Perspective of Washington Street

Date: April 30, 2013
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Psi U
Cost: Free

The Future of Zero Waste: A Presentation and Panel Discussion

From Catherine Marquez ’16:

Connecticut burns more trash per person than any other state in the country, while its recycling rate has remained stagnant for over a decade. Last year, Wesleyan sent 669 tons of waste to the incinerator, while diverting 30% of its waste to recycling and compost. Zero Waste is a new perspective that holds that it is possible to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost enough that we no longer send anything to landfills and incinerators. Come to learn what Zero Waste means, if it’s really possible, and about current attempts to increase recycling and reduce waste on campus, in Middletown, and across the state.

Panelists include:
Abe Scarr – Director, ConnPIRG, leading statewide zero waste efforts
Kim O’Rourke – Recycling Coordinator, Town of Middletown
Jen Kleindienst – Sustainability Coordinator, Wesleyan & Students from WesCompost and Wesleyan Food Rescue

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Cost: Free

CIR Hosts Open Forum on the Endowment

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From the estimable Corey Guilmette ’13:

This Tuesday, April 30th, from 4:15-5:15 in 41 Wyllys 114 the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR) will be hosting conversation with Wesleyan’s Investment Office, University Relations, and CIR members about investing, social responsibility, and Wesleyan’s financial future.
There will be FOOD!!! Including, but not limited to: Pad Thai, Cookies, Cobbler. 

The Investment Office will give an overview of endowment strategy and performance.

University Relations will discuss the alumni giving process.

Student members of the Committee for Investor Responsibility will report on progress on community investment and shareholder engagement, and solicit input on ideas for future projects.

A Question and Answer session will follow.

Date: Tuesday April 30th
Time: 4:15PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

Call for “Slice” Suggestions

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From Izzy Rode ’14:

Hey everyone,

This year at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, Amy Bloom and the Center began holding events called “Slices.” These informal chats with writers — during which you can ask any question you like and enjoy delicious pizza — will continue next year and we would love your suggestions! We’re happy to invite writers from any discipline. Past writers have included Sarah Moon, Jane Stern, Donald Margulies, and Julia Wertz.

Writers should live on the East Coast. Please email suggestions to irode@wes.

Date: All this week
Place: Your headspace/email address