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)
Facebook Screening of “Do the Math”


Rachel Lindy ’15 writes in with another wonderful Earth Week event,

Come join Wes, Divest! and EON for a special Earth Day screening of’s new film entitled “Do The Math” as part of a national screening event.
The film is under an hour and chronicles Bill McKibben’s recent tour of the same name, as well as the Keystone XL Pipeline protests, the growing fossil fuel divestment movement, and the growth of the climate movement as a whole. The film will be followed by a discussion of the movie and of Wesleyan’s role in the climate movement.

Watch the trailer here

Facebook group here

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

Middletown Potluck Tonight


Ari Ebstein ’16 is hungry for community bonding, and you should be, too:

Come to a Middletown Potluck today @ Green Street Arts Center, 5:30-8:00

Middletown and Wesleyan poets and jammers will be there, as will delicious food, and many new friends! Bring some homies, perhaps a dish or two, and if you’re feeling inspired, a poem or acoustic song to share.

Alls free, but we appreciate anyone who brings food. :)

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Green Street Arts Center
Cost: Free (bring friends, food, poetry or an acoustic song to share)

Collective Motion Presents: Alive

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From Stellar Levy ’15:

It’s that time of year again: trees are blossoming, baseball players are donning their tight pants, bros are barbecuing on Foss, and Collective Motion is hosting its annual spring show! In honor of Earth Day, we will be getting our hands (and feet, and shins) dirty as we take the performance outside and onto the CFA green.

For those of you who don’t know, Collective Motion is a contemporary dance group that emphasizes original choreography, improv, and creative movement of all sorts. Come see us bring our mission to life!

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Place: CFA green
Cost: FREE
FB event.

WSA Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

President and Vice Presidential DebateCome see your favorite presidential and vice presidential candidates verbally battle it out! Questions from any and all are welcomed throughout the debates (and in advance by email).

The President and Vice President set the direction for the Assembly, and bears a great deal of influence as the representative of the student voice. They occupy a critical space in dialogue with the administration, faculty, and other members of the community. They have input on everything from assembly and university policy to budgetary issues, and almost every possible issue that affects students.

Presidential Debate
Sunday, April 21st, 5:30PM–1st Floor of Usdan
Moderated by current WSA President Zachary Malter ’13, this debate will be a showdown of the three current candidates: Keith Conway ’16, Mari Jarris ’14, and Nicole Updegrove ’14.  Join the event on Facebook.

Vice Presidential Debate
Monday, April 22nd, 5:30PM–1st Floor of Usdan
Moderated by Elections Committee member Nicole Brenner ’15, this debate will be a showdown of the two current candidates: Chloe Murtagh ’15 and Andrew Trexler ’14.  Join the event on Facebook.

Also, show that you’re voting by joining this event.

Earth Fest 2013

earthfestCorey Guilmette ’13 wants you to get back on the hill:

Music! Friends! Foss! The Earth! Student Groups! Jorts! Trivia! More Music!

When you out to Foss Hill on Sunday 4/21 (like you do every beautiful Sunday) be prepared to celebrate Earth Day like you’ve never celebrated Earth Day before

1PM: Siren

2PM: Robert’s Don

3PM: Marathon

4PM: Blackbird and the Cherry Tree

Sign up for 5K for Earth Day


From the members of EON:

Need an excuse to get yer ya ya’s out? Join EON (Environmental Organizer’s Network) for an exciting event.  This Sunday we will be hosting a 5 k for Earth Day.  The walk/jog will start at 11 am in front of Usdan and loop around campus as shown on the map below.

To sign up fill out the form here.  We will also be selling tank tops (shown above) for $10.  And they’re so cool, you definitely want one! For more information you can email the EON coordinators at weseon(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sign up: Link here.
Contact: weseon(at)gmail(dot)com