Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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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Second Stage presents Company

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Looking for meaning in life? Or are you jonesing for another Sondheim show? Either way, Jenna Robbins ’13 has the fix for you.

BEING UNSURE, BEING AFRAID, BEING ALIVE.

Company is the story of Bobby, a single man living in New York who has to face the fact that he is turning 35. A musical with no plot, Company addresses Bobby’s insecurities through interactions with his married acquaintances and past lovers.

April 25th and 26th at 8 pm, April 27th at 9 pm, ’92 Theater
Tickets available for free at the box office on the day of the performance.

Take Back The Night

Take Back The Night

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Take Back the Night is taking place tonight. But, just in case, Alysha Warren has you covered in filling you in on the details. It’s an event that should be a priority for every member of our campus community.

Students for Consent and Communication will be holding the annual Take Back the Night march as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Thursday,  April 25th at 7pm.

Take Back the Night brings the community together to speak out and take a stand against sexual violence. The event raises awareness about sexual violence and provides survivors with a safe space to share their stories. Through the march around campus, speak out circles and candlelight vigil we will create a safe and caring space where every survivor has a voice. The speak out circles are confidential and we ask that you do not repeat anything that is heard in these circles. Onomatopoeia and the Wesleyan Spirits will share their talents and refreshments will be provided by various student groups.

Break the silence and support the Wesleyan community!!

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 7pm
Location: Steps of Olin (RAIN LOCATION: Malcolm X House)
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Mothers of Bedford Documentary Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Jenifer McShane

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Courtesy of Molly Rappaport ’15:

An exciting event hosted by the Wesleyan Center for Prison education:

Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a
maximum security prison?

Mothers of Bedford, a feature length documentary, follows five women
incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and looks at
their lives through the lens of motherhood. The film explores the
effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child
relationship. Mothers of Bedford examines the struggles and joys these
five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal
frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a
child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives
in with her mother, and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother’s
Day in prison!

Wes Students for a Free Society Presents: Beyond Left and Right with Harvard Economist Jeffrey Miron

Charlie Smith ’15 is bringing in a very interesting person to talk to you:

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Interested in testing your ideas and having the chance to ask tough
questions of a “libertarian” economist who critiques the bailouts, the
Affordable Care Act etc? Do you like free thai food?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes then come out to PAC
001 this Thursday for Professor Miron’s talk, “A Libertarian
Perspective on Economic, Social, and Foreign Policy” followed by a Q&A
session.

Where: PAC 001
When: Today! Thursday from 5 – 6:30
Cost: Free (and free food!)

Theater Department presents: Peony Pavilion

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And they tried to tell you that Wesleyan didn’t have any adapted-Chinese-operas-slash-wet-t-shirt-contests.  Sara Guernsey ’15 proves otherwise:

Come see a beautiful adaptation of the opera by Tang Xianzu 1598, performed in a hybrid of traditional Chinese and Western styles. There’s a pond in the stage, a tree branch hanging from the sky, clouds to sit on, and tea served at the beginning of the show.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY: 8 pm
SATURDAY: 2pm, 8 pm.
CFA THEATER

Tickets: Usdan Box Office or Online

Starring:
Jahanara Alamgir ’15Grace Herman-Holland ’15Dominique Moore ’14Leah Rosen ’13Linsin Smith ’16, Sarah Corbyn Woolf ’16

Director: Jeffrey Sichel
Adaptation Playwright: Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14

Stage Manager: Ariella Axelbank ’14
Assistant Director/Dramaturge: S. Dylan Zwickel ’14

When: Tonight, 8 pm, Friday, 8 pm, and Saturday, 2pm and 8pm
Where: CFA Theater
Cost: $4