Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
From Fritzlaine Roch ’12:
Come celebrate gospel, and enjoy a night of praise with Wesleyan’s and
Central Connecticut’s very best! Wesleyan Students: $3. General Public: $6. Tickets can be purchased at the box office located in Usdan (45 Wyllys Ave) or at the door.
Sponsors: Multi-Cultural Campus Ministries (MCM), Wesleyan Christian Fellowship (WesCF), Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnership, Office of Residential Life, African American Studies Department, Student Activities and Leadership Development, Music Department.
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $3 for students
From Laiya Ackman ’15:
As people wake up and open their email from Public Safety alerting them to the attempted sexual assault that took place last night, I would like to reach out to the campus community and invite anyone who feels affected or upset to Womanist House this afternoon. We’ll have tea and snacks and will strive to be a space space for anyone who needs it. Please feel free to drop by at 44 Brainerd Ave (perpendicular to Lawn, parallel to Pine and Home) anytime from 3-5pm today.
We would like to make sure that everyone on this campus can find a safe space and a support group as we reflect on this traumatic event. Our thoughts and support goes out to the survivor.
If you would like to contact me directly, my email is lackman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
If you are interested in talking to one of the many sexual assault resources on campus, here are some of your options:
SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) *Confidential Reporter
Alysha Warren, CAPS: 860-685-3217*
Larry Antosz, CAPS: 860-685-2910*
Sandy Frimel, Health Services: 860-685-2470*
David Leipziger Teva, Chaplain: 860-685-2278*
Rachel Verner, SART Intern: 860-685-4673 (HOPE)
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services): 860-685-2910
Women and Family Center (24/7): 888-999-5545
Date: Today, April 7
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: Womanist House, 44 Brainerd Ave
Shira Engel ’14 wants you to get flexible:
A free yoga workshop with world-renowned yoga teacher Alanna Kaivalya who will lead Wesleyan students in a challenging, yet accessible vigorous yoga class this Sunday night. Bring your friends! Get ready to rock! Also, you are more than welcome to come for the last half of the workshop or just the first – yogi’s choice! Myths of the Asanas Workshop, 6-7:45pmThe myths of yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to change old patterns of behavior,providing us with enlightened insight that brings us closer to who we really are. All of these myths and more will be explored in this Kaivalya Yoga Method workshop which will include some lecture, lots of asana, a little chanting and a lot of insight.Kirtan with Alanna Kaivalya and Chris Grosso, 8-9pm
Music is an essential component of yoga practice, and kirtan is the beloved practice of call-and-response chanting where the audience becomes part of the band. As accomplished musicians and recording artists, Alanna and Chris lead a jubilant kirtan including sacred sanskrit mantras as well as uplifting english chants that help to integrate the audience, and offer an experience of down-home bliss.
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
From Terri Eickel
The Interreligious Eco-Justice Network will be hosting an Interfaith Youth Climate Corps Retreat on Sunday, April 7 from 12-8 at the deKoven House, 27 Washington Street, Middletown, CT.
The purpose of this workshop is to train high school and college students of faith to be leaders on climate change.
Attendees will hear the latest science on climate change, plus attend workshops on how to frame climate change within the context of faith and how to organize effectively. Workshops will be led by Geoff Carr, Tasmiha Khan (Founder, Brighter Dawns), David Krantz (President of the Board, Green Zionist Alliance) and Justin Haaheim (350.org, Yale Divinity School graduate.)
Lunch and dinner included – vegan, kosher, and halal options will be available. Cost is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED. The link to sign up is here. Students can also register by e-mailing me directly at terri(at)irejn.org.
What: Interfaith Youth Climate Corps Retreat
When: Sunday, April 7 from 12 – 8
Where: deKoven House, 27 Washington Street
From Rachie Weisberg ’15:
See you there!
Wesleyan graduate student (yeah, we have those! They’re super cool!) José María Buendía, whose EP we featured several months ago, is performing his original works live, and he invites you to come and listen:
I will be playing a couple of songs on Sunday April 7th. It will be at the Romance Languages Dept. at 4pm. It will be an acoustic concert, and I will perform the songs from my EP “El ruido de las cosas” and some new ones.
Admission: food item for the local food bank.
Coffee and tea will be provided
Date: Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Place: Romance Languages Dept.
Time: 4 pm
Cost: Food item for the local food bank