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)

A Group of Massagers and Massaged – Today (But Also Other Times in the Future)

This was submitted by Dale Glasspiegel ’13, the only Wesleyan student who can truthfully say he’s known me since my age was in the single digits:

Quite simply, Wesleyan students meet up in Fayerweather 106 (the Beckham Hall building) and massage each other.

Just show up at any of the scheduled times. If you can, bring a towel, pillow, yoga mat, and buddy, although none of these are necessary (Clothing probably mandatory).

We will meet 4 times per week until the end of the semester:

Mondays: 7:00-8:00 PM (Except for April 8th)
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00 PM (Except for April 17th)
Fridays: 8:00-9:00 PM (Except for April 12th)
Sundays: 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon (Every week, No Exceptions!)

Date: Friday, April 5
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather 106
Cost: Free!

Potty Mouth @ WestCo Cafe


Still beaming from his interview on today’s THESISCRAZY, Jesse Ross Silverman ’13 writes in to promote a show tonight in the Westco Cafe!

“Northampton-via-Smith-College’s all-female indie punk foursome POTTY MOUTH “meld minimal garage-pop and surfy post-punk with super-hooky harmonizing and girl-gang vocals” (Boston Phoenix) The Boston Globe wrote calls them “one of a few great Western Mass. punk/indie bands that made 2012 seem amazing and makes 2013 seem full of promise.”

Amherst, MA’s powerscuzz trio CALIFORNIA X plays “sun-baked garage-punk” (Spin) that is brimming with passion and purpose. Pitchfork calls their self-titiled debut “frantic, desperate record that hits you squarely in the gut. You can hear their whole album here.

Wesleyan’s Let’s Party! Hats! Hats! Hats! and the Kilograms will be get the party started.”
Date: Tonight, April 5th
Time: 10PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Price: 100% Free

Contra Dance @ Beckham


Straight from Ali Rosenberg ’15:

Eager to get your groove on? Come join us for the third contra dance of the semester this Friday at 8 in Beckham. Bring your friends or make new ones there! There will be a beginners’ lesson at 7:30, but no experience (or partner!) necessary.

Date: April 5th, 2013
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Cost: Free

A Hallway Play

Hallway Play

Oh man. Cameron Couch ’13 wrote a play and it’s fucking weird. Here’s why you should come see it!

Does the name Cheryl resonate with you, perhaps make you happy? What about discussions about sex with old men? Gongs? Whatever your response (remember that Wesleyan is a judgement-free zone), come check out A Hallway Play, an experimental piece about miscommunication and the ubiquity of life’s mishaps. Yes, it does partially take place in a hallway. Yes, it will be awesome.

Sarah Burkett ’14
Megan Cash ’14
Lu Corporan ’13
Sandy Durosier ’13
Justin Greene ’16
Laura Hess ’16
Marianna Ilagan ’15
Leah Khambata ’14
Ross Levin ’15
Afi Tettey-Fio ’13

Harlem Shake Wesleyan-Style

Update: This event has been postponed for reasons explained in the comments section.

Katey Spinner ’15 invites you to Foss:

Here’s what’s going to happen (you know the drill)- a few people will be dancing, then cut to all of us dancing NAKED (or in underwear whatevs) or wearing something brightly colored. ok cool wesleyan style.

Date:Today, April 5
Time:3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Place: Foss Hill
Facebook: Event link

Notably Sharp: Dressed to the Nines w/ Route 9



Brent Packer ’15 sez:

Come indulge your ear for an evening with us – the best dressed group
on campus – and Route 9, an all male a cappella group fresh-faced from
their journey from Amherst.

We will be performing some of our old classics for the last time, and
unveiling a crazy new piece that’s awesome. And Route 9 always has
something up their sleeves,
put down those books
slip into your groovin’ shoes
and kick off your weekend right – 7pm SHARP (get it?????)

Date: April 5
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Olin Lobby
Cost: Smiles