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!

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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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Opera & Oratorio Ensemble Presents: Death, Demise, Damnation

Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14 has been in a cheerful mood ever since her interview feature, so it’s no wonder she’s inviting you to an operatic event themed around death, demise, and damnation:

Do you enjoy opera, oratorio, or poetry organized around a clear theme? Looking to (further) procrastinate your work on a Sunday evening?

Need a good, solid cry but tired of watching the same old videos of Beyonce flashmob wedding proposals and solider’s being reunited with their dogs?

Then come to the Opera and Oratorio Ensemble Show!

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free

Klezmer Concert Today at the Bayit

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Matthew Stein ’16 and the rest of the Wesleyan Klezmer Band want you to stop kvetching and start dancing:

Come to the Bayit at 3 PM to enjoy an afternoon of lively klezmer tunes performed by the recently formed/restarted Wesleyan Klezmer Band. Dancing encouraged! It is free!

Date: April 28 (today)
Time: 3 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)
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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.

UFO Movement Hip Hop Dance Workshop

From Olivia Ford ’13:

Experience fresh choreography from the “Thrash & Groove” authentic duo Algin Sterling & Tati Larot, aka “UFO Movement,” in a FREE hip hop workshop to feed your body and brain. This Sunday at Fayerweather 108.

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UFO originally started in the Bay Area, California, and are currently teaching & performing out of New York City. These two have choreographed and danced with many dance crews (The Company (Camp), Shero’s, Culture Shock) and performed with many artists such as Zion I, Los Rakas, Noriega, etc. They have also worked with industry choreographer Roland (Aaliyah, Usher) and trained each other through freestyle movement.

Facebook event here.

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 1 – 4pm
Place: Fayerweather 108, Dance Studio
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Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards Ceremony

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Phabinly Gabriel ’13 writes in:

We would like to announce that the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards
Ceremony will be happening on April 28th at 5pm in Beckham Hall. This
ceremony will celebrate the students, faculty and staff members who
have promote diversity, exercise superior cultural sensitivity and
continue to promote inclusion at Wesleyan.

The event will consist of a networking hour (to facilitate connections
among the faculty, alumni, staff, and students) and a four course
catered dinner by Emily’s Catering group, whom won numerous awards,
including Best of Hartford Advocate Reader’s Poll Award for Best
Catering in 2010 and 2011 and Hartford’s Magazine Best of 2012. In
addition, the awards portion of the program will take place concurrent
with dinner.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 12, 2013 in the Box Office.
Tickets are priced at $20 for students and they can be charged to you
student accounts. This event is well worth it. Come celebrate with us
on the 28th of April.

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $20, an empty stomach, and a full heart