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)

Starting Right About Now: Battle of the Bands @ Eclectic


Head down to Eclectic for tonight’s Battle of the Bands, which will determine the opener for the previously announced Spring Fling lineup.

Who will it be?? Contestants include:

  • Molly Rocket and the Crooks
  • O Presidente
  • The Japanese
  • Robert’s Don
  • Grand Cousin
  • Girl#$wag

Music goes from 9 -12 a.m. Come support your favorite Wes bands and hear these guys (and girls!) play their hearts out.

Date: Right now.
Time: Right now.
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free
Facebook event: Click me

May Day Planning Meeting

May Day

Last year, roughly two dozen Wes students descended on New York on May Day to confront capitalism and the state. This year they are taking things local.

Aron Chilewich ’14 writes in with the deets:

May Day is just around the corner – who is ready to make some social revolution? The spring is here, the flowers are blooming, and anything is possible. A meeting will be held Thursday night to discuss local action. Planning is already under way and a number of exciting proposals are on the table. Lets make this May Day one to remember!

The meeting will be held General Assembly style with an agenda and facilitators in order to keep it concise and accessible. Come with proposals, ideas, and questions.

Date: Tonight, April 18th
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: University Organizing Center 3rd Floor, 190 High Street
Facebook: event

Typhoon Thai Fun for SHOFCO



Ari Fishman ’13 wants you, your friends, and possible pre-frosh to enjoy some Typhoon this week:

Hungry for some Typhoon this Wesfest? Bored and ran out of ways to convince your prefrosh to come to Wes instead of Vassar? Want some 4/20 munchies?

WEDNESDAY (4/17) – SATURDAY (4/20)
Lunch AND Dinner at TYPHOON!

Mosey on down to Typhoon for some delicious Thai food Wednesday through Saturday! 10% of profits go to SHOFCO to support the sassy future 4th grader girls of the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi!

When: Wednesday (April 17th) – Saturday (April 20th) LUNCH AND DINNER
Where: Typhoon
Cost: Whatever you order, yum yum yum



From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13:

The Classics Department will be hosting an EPIC adventure we have entitled the HOMERATHON! That’s right! From 9am to 9pm students will take turns reading Homer’s “Odyssey” aloud, all around campus! Please stop and listen, read, or just generally be supportive! Togas and Ivy wreaths encouraged!


9:00-10:30 -Pi Cafe
10:30-12:00 -North College (High Street Side)
12:00-2:00 -Usdan
2:00- 4:00 -Olin
4:00-6:00 – Andrus Field (On the marble speaker’s platform)

PLEASE come early and stay late for your reading slot or to support your fellow readers. Encourage your friends to stop by and listen! Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to sign up because someone will be happy to share their 15-minute slot with you! So please come support your fellow classics lovers in this EPIC undertaking!

Date: Today, April 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: All over (check out the schedule above)
Cost: Free

Nobel Laureate Lecture on Dark Matter in CFA Hall


Craig Malamut ’12 tells us that homeboy and Nobel Laureate Adam Riess is lecturing on dark energy.

The Wesleyan Astronomy Department is having its annual Sturm Memorial
Lecture! This year’s distinguished speaker is Nobel laureate Dr. Adam

In 1929 Edwin Hubble discovered that our Universe is expanding. Eighty
years later, the Space Telescope which bears his name is being used to
study an even more surprising phenomenon, that the expansion is
speeding up. Dr. Riess will describe how his team discovered the
acceleration of the Universe and why understanding the nature of dark
energy presents one of the greatest remaining challenges in
astrophysics and cosmology.

Dr. Riess is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a leader
in the field of observational cosmology. In 2011, he was named a
co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Reception and telescope viewing at the Van Vleck Observatory to follow
the lecture.

For more information, click here.

Date: Today, April 18
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: CFA
Cost: Free

Economie Flashmob Practice Sessions


From Kerry Nix ’15,

Interested in social justice activism? Want to be in a flashmob? Join
Economie, Wesleyan’s social justice-focused flashmob group, in our
mission to express equality and inclusiveness through dance.

You can join Economie for a flashmob at a mysterious time and place!
Follow this link to learn the dance, or you can come to one of our upcoming practice sessions:

Thursday, April 18th 8- 9:30 pm in Usdan Multi-purpose room (Basement
room B25)

Sunday, April 21st 7-8 pm in 41 Wyllys room 114

Send a blank email to kzhou(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to register. Bring
yourselves, your friends, and your dancin’ shoes!

Date: Thursday, April 18 and Sunday April 21
Time: 8 – 9:30 p.m. and 7 – 8 p.m., respectively
Place: Usdan basement room B25 and Wyllys room 114
Cost: Free