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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Wesleyan Singers Concert

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Courtesy of Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come join the Wesleyan Singers for their concert, featuring the guest chorus, the Brown University Chamber Singers!

Haydn’s Nelson Mass will be performed as well as works by MacMillan, Mendelssohn, Palestrina, and more.

Conducted by Arianne Abela, Visiting Instructor in Music at Wesleyan, and Bradley Naylor, Visiting Instructor in Music at Brown University.

There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7 PM in the Memorial Chapel by Brian Bartoldus, MMA ’11 Yale University.

See you there!

Date: April 13th
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free!

HUMANITY FESTIVAL FEATURING AMANDA PALMER

If you’re a senior and you’re reading this: you’re too drunk or too tired to read this (or both). Go to bed. Otherwise, check out this big thingamajig that Raechel Rosen ’15 has put together, apparently with some inspiration from Dar Williams ’89:

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Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity
against bigotry, racism, and social divisions within a community.
Foss Hill. Saturday. 3:00 pm. Come dance,sing, discuss, and smile
with:

  • Amanda Palmer
  • Don Minott (with Wesleyan student accompaniment including Matt
  • Chillton, Leo Grossman, Zach Kantor, Angus Macdonald, and Jacob Masters)
  • Jess Best, Mel Hsu & Sam Friedman
  • Siren
  • Oz, Rhys Langston, & Izzy

Along with many talented spoken word artists. There will be time
between sets, called SOAP BOX, for members of the audience to say
their piece about the divisions present in the Wesleyan and greater
Middletown community.

Sponsored by Gibson Guitars and the 1Love foundation.

Date: Tomorrow, April 13th
Time: 3 PM
Place: Foss Hill
Facebook: Event
Website: HumanityFestival.org

AEPi Presents: Brochella

 9 hours. 13 acts. Brochella. April 13th. 1pm-10pm. Butt(s)hole.522044_10151329271901502_273186972_n

Come one, come all: ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, illegal pets out of their Weshop bags to enjoy the sun for once in their sad lives.

That is because tomorrow is Brochella, brought to you by Wesleyan’s Alpha Psi Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, the National(ly Renowned) Jewish Fraternity. This epically long music festival features 13 bands and is sure to rock your socks off, get your jimmies jangling, and what’s more, it is completely free. There will also be a barbecue. Our new deal is four patties for a box (of Franzia). Score some points with P-Safe.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow from 1-10pm
  • WHERE?: The Butt(s)hole
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Click after the jump for the full schedule!

Audition for Clinger

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Michael Steves ’13 writes:

Come audition for Clinger, an independent horror-comedy feature film shooting this summer, directed by Michael Steves ’13 and crewed almost entirely by Wesleyan students. The film shoots in Houston, Texas from July 20th until August 22nd (though most actors will not have to be there for the entire time).

Several Wesleyan students and actors out of LA have already joined the cast, but we still have a few key parts left to cast. Actors will not be paid upfront, but all food and housing is covered while you are in Houston and back end pay will be offered if the film makes a profit.

The premise: A high school girl has to fight for her life when her overly affectionate boyfriend dies in an embarrassing accident and returns as a ghost, determined to kill her so that they can live together forever in the afterlife.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-5pm; Sunday from 3-6pm
  • WHERE?: Usdan 108 (Saturday) and Usdan 136 (Sunday)
  • QUESTIONS?: msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

All in the Timing – Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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Keelin “Q” Ryan ’14 sends us news about a play going down (going up?) starting tonight:

Come see selections from David Ives’ “All in the Timing,” a collection of short plays that reflect on language, modern relationships, Woody Allen, cheese steaks, smorgasbords, and importance of timing in life. The plays are directed by Sarah Corey ’15 and feature Beanie Feldstein ’15, Michael Linden ’15, and Elijah Stevens ’15. Tickets are free at the Usdan box office on the day of the performance!

40 minutes of Feldstein, 40 minutes of fun.

Dates: Thursday, April 11; Friday, April 12; and Saturday, April 13
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Freeeeeee!

Apply to Work for Reunion & Commencement 2013

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Sticking around after classes end? Put some money in your pocket! Courtesy of the The Interns at Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events, who have been unmasked as Raymond Wong ’14, Jinsol Hyun ’15, and Aarit Ahuja ’16:

DO YOU WANT TO…
Stay on campus for Reunion & Commencement? Make some extra cash? Make lasting connections with alumni? Help with registration/event prep? Drive a shuttle or golf cart (if you are over 21)? Spend all day playing with kids as a Camp Cardinal counselor?

THEN…
Apply to work for Reunion & Commencement Weekend, May 23-26, 2013!!!

The application can be found HERE.
Deadline to apply: April 19th.
For questions or concerns, please contact us at apr.interns(at)gmail(dot)com or x2418

Best,
Reunion & Commencement Weekend 2013 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
77 Pearl Street (Horgan House)

Deadline: April 19th, 2013
Application: HERE.
Contactapr.interns(at)gmail(dot)com