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

 

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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A Brazilian Psychedelic Experience: Sessa and The Trip, DJ Joel Stones, and O Presidente

Andrew Zingg ’13 has that tropical zingggggg:

Take a trip back to 1960s Brazil with the psychedelic funk/soul/garage of Sessa and The Trip and the dusty vinyl of Joel Stones, the man with the deepest Tropicalia record collection in NYC.

The Bands:

SESSA AND THE TRIP
The new project of Sergio “Sessa” Sayeg, the former guitarist of São Paulo Tropicalia enthusiasts Garotas Suecas. Carry Brownstein of Sleater Kinney/Portlandia said of Sessa’s former band: “It has literally been a decade since I went up to a stage, closed my eyes, danced like a fool and never wanted the moment to end.”

Sergio Sayeg – Guitars and Vocals
Jorge Chafey – Bass
Robin Macmillan – Drums
Joel Stones – Spiritual Guidance

DJ JOEL STONES
The proprietor of the recently defunct Tropicalia in Furs, an East Village record store of entirely psychedelic Brazilian music from 1960s and 1970s. He has DJ’ed parties for the Beastie Boys and curated a compilation of Tropicalia rare cuts called Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas.

Orchestra Spring Concert: Beethoven’s 7th

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Harim Jung ’16 cordially invites you to enrich your life with orchestral music:

Come watch the Wesleyan University Orchestra’s comeback concert as it
performs chamber and symphonic works of great Baroque, Classical and
Romantic composers of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The program will include:
Händel’s Water Music in D (Noah Horn, Harpsichord)
Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture from Fingalshöhle
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony in A Major

Directed by Noah Horn of Yale University

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free

Jewish Community Barbecue

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From Rebecca Koppel ’14:

Come enjoy the beautiful sunshine that we will (hopefully) receive on
Saturday afternoon and join the Wesleyan Jewish Community, AEPi, and
the Bayit at a barbecue in the Bayit backyard. There will be Hebrew
National hotdogs, delicious hamburgers and food for the meat-free, the
gluten-free, and the taste-free among us! Everyone is welcome to this
free event! Invite your friends!

When: Saturday, April 27th, 4-6pm
Where: Bayit Backyard
Cost: FREE!!!!
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IHOP Brunch

Nicole Okai ’14 has got one delicious invitation for you:

International House’s 2nd Annual IHOP Fundraiser for LiNK (Liberty in North Korea), Relay for Life and Food not Bombs! It’s gonna be this Saturday and it’s gonna be delicious!Come and enjoy awesome delicious, Beyonce-approved (not legally but spiritually) pancakes from all different cultures:

Chinese scallion pancakes
French crepes
Dutch pannekoek pancakes
Jewish potato latkes
American rainbow flapjacks
Japanese okonomiyaki
Korean kimchi pancakes
Ramadan al-qatayef pancakes 

**Tickets are still selling in Usdan Friday during lunch and dinner times, and will be sold at the event too! $3 or a canned good for a ticket. Proceeds go to the 3 charities!*** 

Co-sponsored by: The Bayit, French Hall, Community Service House, Open House, Japanese Hall, Turath House, Relay for Life, LiNK, ResLife

Date: Tomorrow, April 27
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM
Place: Usdan Courtyard

5K for Brighter Dawns

From Alexa Crawford ‘15:

Run for a cause! Help improve health conditions in the slums of
Bangladesh in the 3rd annual 5K for Brighter Dawns! The race will be
around campus, starting at the Usdan Courtyard. Take the race at any
pace; the important thing is getting out there and supporting the
cause.

Pre-register online here.

T-shirts, tote bags, and small gifts made by the Bangladeshi residents
of Khalishpur can be purchased at the event, and refreshments will be
provided. Awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

When: Saturday, April 27th, 10am – noon
Where: Starting at Usdan Courtyard
Cost: $10
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Second Annual Wesleyan Fencing Open

Fencers with Staches

En garde! Message from Sarah Lerman-Sinkoff ’14:

W’Escrime: The Wesleyan Fencing Club, is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Wesleyan Open! Once just an intercollegiate event, Wesleyan Fencing will be hosting fencers from across CT to a mixed tournament this Saturday in the Bacon Field House! Come cheer on Wesleyan and Middletown!

Also, if you’re one of those experienced fencers with equipment lying around their room but hasn’t gotten a chance to join W’Escrime for a practice (we know you’re out there :) ), feel welcome to pre-register here and participate! 

Events (check the link for pre-registration times):
Mixed Epee
Mixed Sabre
Mixed Foil
5$/event for non-W’Escrime members

Date: April 27th
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Place: Bacon Field House
Cost: $5/event, spectating is free!