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!

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
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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Rubicon Project Information Session

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From the Career Center’s Jennifer Healy:

Interested in advertising and digital technology? Join Todd Keats ’11
as his discusses The Rubicon Project.

The Rubicon Project is the leading technology company automating the
buying and selling of advertising globally. REVV, the industry’s
largest independent technology platform, is used by more than 500 of
the world’s premium publishers to transact with more than 100,000
advertisers across a massive marketplace that powers more than 180
billion ad trades per month.

They work with comScore 500 publishers including Time Inc., Wall
Street Journal, The Tribune Company, Virgin Media, News International,
The Times of India, and Electronic Arts.

The company is hiring in several areas. Be sure to attend the session
to learn more!

Date: Today, April 15
Time: 6 P.M.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center

Israeli Independence Day @ Wes

wes israel independence day flyerEmma Golub ’16 invites you to an Israeli Independence Day celebration:

Aight my Jewish and non- Jewish homies,

Israel is gettin’ old and we at Wes United with Israel are happy about
that. We’ve got some crazy shenanigans planned, namely:

The Falafel Truck
Cupcakes
Israeli music
High class Jewish/Israeli entertainment

and more.

However you feel about Israel, we would love to see you stop by for
food and a good time!

L’chaim

Date: Monday, April 15
Time: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan Courtyard
Cost: Bring $ for falafel!

The Future of Television: Networks, Content and Delivery

UVL13133_VossVisitingScholarsPoster_0304_smj.inddIt’s the VOSS VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURE *bom bom bom bom*:

Join Tom Rogers ’76, P’14 and Henry Schleiff P’14 for a panel discussion on the business of television. Smart boxes, streaming, and social TV have changed how we watch, while traditional television advertising and cable subscription models are in flux. How will producers fund content in the future, and how will consumers watch it? These top executives will discuss the changing landscape of television. Moderated by Andrea McCarty, Charles W. Fries curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives.

Date: Today, April 15th
Time: 8pm
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

Surgery Screening Tomorrow

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Nope, it’s not a horror movie on the Film Series calendar. Alex Pogosky ’13 writes in to tell you why you should come to Exley tomorrow night:

If you’re interested in medicine, like watching medical TV shows, or maybe just enjoy seeing people get cut open, come check out a live surgery recording hosted by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). The video lasts about an hour and includes commentary by the surgeons. Snacks will be provided!

Date: April 15, 2013
Time: 9 PM – 10 PM
Place: Exley 058
Cost: An organ. (Just kidding, probably.)

Realizing the Fundamental Point: Meditation and a Talk on Zen Practice

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Noah Rush ’14 writes in about a meditation at BuHo tomorrow, led by a Wes alum:

This is a silent meditation event conducted in the formal Zen tradition. We will chant, sit two periods of meditation, and hear a talk by the teacher. Mark Mininberg ’81, Sensei, is a dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman, founder of the Zen Peacemaker Order. Sensei trained for more than twenty years at Zen Mountain Monastery under the late Abbott John Daido Loori, Roshi.

Date: April 15 (tomorrow)
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Place: Buddhist House (356 Washington Street)

United States of ALEC Film Screening

A solid double bill, coming at you from Alicia Gansley ’15:

Wesleyan Democracy Matters is teaming up with Common Cause CT for a film and lecture with Common Cause CT senior organizer, Kim Hynes.

Join us for a screening of The United States of ALEC, a documentary narrated by Bill Moyers that examines how corporations and state legislators are colluding to write laws and remake America. Common Cause Connecticut senior organizer Kim Hynes will be introducing the film. Learn about how corporations are affecting the American political process on even the state level!

Date: Monday, April 15th, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Judd 113
Cost: Free!