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

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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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Open Community Facilitation Workshops Info Session

From Dan Ping He ’13:

Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitators (WesDEFs) are excited to launch a weekly series of workshops on facilitation skills! Come to our info-session this week. Oreos (and maybe other snacks …) will be provided.

Use facilitation skills in your student groups, classroom discussions, or interpersonal interactions! Potential topics that will be covered are: establishing community guidelines, active listening and questioning, workshop design, and social justice dialogues. We are also seeking suggestions from other students.

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free!

Henry Robertson Music Thesis featuring Anaphylactic Shock

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Henry Robertson ’13 writes in to tell us about the coolest and least capitalized thesis description I’ve heard of in a while:

gettin’ real trippy and weird. gonna tear the house down with our infectious jammin’ and balls to the wall rock.

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Place: Crowell Music Hall
Cost: fo free

Night Office

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From Monica Tinyo ’13, a short and sweet invitation:

Come join us for a candle-lit performance of chant and polyphony for Compline.

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

Leadership Luncheon with Elisa Cardona

On Thursday, The Artist Formerly Known as Elisa Del Valle will take the stand in Usdan 110. From Winston Soh ’14:

Come listen to Elisa Cardona, Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, lead a session on “How Our Socialization and Experiences Shape Us As Leaders.”

Lunch from Thai Gardens will be provided.

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice (Conference-Festival)

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From Monica Tinyo ’13:

Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge.

Time Stands Still combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances to explore innovative notation in the 21st century. Featured composers in attendance: Mark Applebaum, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, Christian Wolff and Wesleyan composers Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, and Paula Matthusen. The Vocal Constructivists, a London-based choral group directed by Jane Alden, is the ensemble-in-residence. Other featured composers: Caroline Lucas, Juraj Kojs, Ross Feller, Will Redman, Chris Reba, Marc Miller, Liz Meredith, Andrew Greenwald, Adam Tinkle, Jacob Barton, Brian Robison, and An Exciting Event.