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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Donnie Collins on Greek Life (Finally)

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From Katy Thompson ’15:

Donnie Collins is a Phi Alpha Tau brother at Emerson College who will be coming to Wesleyan with his fraternity brother John Lewis, to share his story about positive fraternity experiences as a transgender student.

After his insurance claim for top surgery was denied (this decision has since been revoked), the brothers of Phi Alpha Tau joined together and raised more than twice the amount of money needed to pay for their pledge’s top surgery. Donnie (now also a Tau brother) could not have been more grateful. In a society that frequently shames greek life for not being accepting, particularly of the queer community, it is refreshing to see an example of the positive impacts that greek life can have.

Happening Right Now: A Very Special Big Moth: BlipVert w/ John Welsh

526604_10152762293480154_362154907_nFrom Nathan Friedman GRAD comes this nice little companion to the cofounder of blip.tv speaking on campus this week (that’s pretty much the only sense I can make out of the description of this show):

Will Northlich-Redmond GRAD is BlipVert:
“…a trip to toy town on the back of Venetian Snares’ bike” – Rush
Hour NL
“…hyper aggressive techno that barrels along full speed into noise
territory” – Ear-Rational
“…sounds like Lee “Scratch” Perry getting pulverized by a runaway
freight train” – graveconcerns.com
“uaoiejrghn\]pa;oierjg\0-9injkrg89374ybgjka9-jihna’rpi1==1+” – mom

John Welsh GRAD opens with “Spectral(esque) (LOUD) electric-guitar
musics!!!!”

Date: Tonight, April 19
Time: NOW until 1
Place: 49 Brainerd
Cost: Cash donation
Facebook Event: Link.

BuHo Spring Soul

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The soulful Greg Shaheen ’13 hollers at y’all:

This Friday at BuHo, sink into the deep grove and infectious melodies of two jazz-influenced soul/R&B/funk bands that are turning heads and moving bodies wherever they play.

Mad Satta is truly fun to listen to – music for the right reasons. Led by the terrific and powerful voice of Joanna Teters, this is a group that will be an important component of the movement to keep this music moving forward… – Taylor Eigsti -Pianist(2x GRAMMY nominee)

Mad Satta and Skybars are two bands full of unstoppable musicians who make me and everyone around me feel so goooood…
-Wesleyan student ’13

Skybars is Wesleyan’s own funky soul band that has been identified in the past couple years as a guaranteed path to liberation from the hegemonic order of repetitive mediocrity on a Wesleyan Friday, featuring [past the jump]

Date: Tonight (Friday, April 19th)
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: BuHo
Facebook: Link

Today in an Hour: WesFest Play Festival

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I, Solomon Billinkoff ’14, write:

Come and see a super-short series of short plays written, directed, and performed by Wesleyan students.

Date: Today, April 19
Time: 1:40 p.m. (less than an hour from now)
Place: Outside the ’92 Theater
Cost: Free
Facebook event: We had no time.

Precision Troupe Presents: Ghost Riders

From Stellar Levy ’15:

Precision Troupe is BACK, coming at you with our annual spring performance!

Party starts at 10pm. Performance starts at 11:30pm sharp!

Featuring the Bay-area’s own DJ Slaptop and an intro performance by WeStep!

Special thanks to the brothers of Psi U for hosting us!

FYI: Precision Dance Company is one of Wesleyan’s oldest dance companies and consists of two counterparts: contemporary-based Ensemble and hip-hop-based Troupe. Ensemble puts on a show every spring in the ’92 Theater and Troupe performs once per semester in a party setting.

We’re #1. :)

Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Place: Psi U
Cost: FREE
FB event.

Rave-id Bowie in the WestCo Cafe

Rave Bowie

Dance veteran and permanent member of the rave patrol would like to  invite you to navigate the Labrynth in neon rave gear:

Let dance veteran and permanent member of the soul patrol, Rave-id
Bowie be your guide for a night of booty shakin’ goodness with the
stars.

Friday 4/19 @ 11PM in the cafe. All are welcome (bring your prefrosh too!)

11 – Trillion Dollar Boys Club (BEAMS // Walka Flocka Flame //Colehickey ’09)
12 – RYAN GARDNER
1 – VONYX

Let the bowie be with you.

Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 11 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free