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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First Annual Last Concert Ever

From Mickey Capper ’13 Adam Isaacson ’13 WHATEVER YA’LL:

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Packing is for losers!! So many seniors playing music TONIGHT at Eclectic cause they never will ever again! If you’re on campus, don’t miss it. If you’re off campus come back to campus for this show or you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. BRING YOUR PARENTS CUZ YOU LOVE THEM!!!

10:00 pm Elvis Presley

10:05 pm Protein Stains

10:30 pm Dr. Hackensack

10:50 pm Miami Heat

11:20 pm The Japanese

12:00 am Treasure Island

12:30 am Bamenda

12:45 am Perfecto

01:15 am Adrien Feat. William

01:30 am Tonsil Hockey

01:55 am Juke Wherry???

WITH SLOLIVIA DROPPING THE HOTTEST SLO SONGS ALL NIGHT LONG!!!

schedule subject to change so don’t even exist anywhere other than this show from 10pm-2am

If you can’t go at all try tuning in to WESU 88.1 fm. We might be live streaming?!? [Also always a source for great freeform radio! Donate today!]

Date: UNTIL THE END OF TIME
Place: Eclectic.

Senior Film Screenings: Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25

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For those of you on campus, the senior films will be screening again at the Center for Film Studies this weekend. Times are as follows:

Friday, May 24

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM: 16 mm
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Digital
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM: 16 mm
3:00 PM – 4:45 PM: Digital

Saturday, May 25

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM: 16 mm
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Digital

Approximate start/end times for films will be available at the Center for Film Studies. 16 mm and Digital programs are the same films that were shown during finals period.

Tonight on WESU: Documentary Trolls Premiere

The Formidable Mickey Capper ’13 needs no snarky introduction:

The first ever WESU Radio Documentary Trolls special will air tonight on WESU Middletown 88.1fm and wesufm.org online. Join us for experiments in audio storytelling! Musical weapons on the subway! Roommate drama in the old folks home! More encounters between people, art, sounds, love, and each other. Don’t miss it!!!

Date: Tonight (tomorrow morning?) at midnight
Time: 12:00 a.m.
Place: WESU Middletown 88.1

Senior Week Surprise: Le1f at Eclectic

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Continuing a recent Senior Week tradition of sorts, Le1f ’11 will return to Wesleyan this Wednesday for a surprise show at Eclectic. Also performing will be fellow New York based rapper Cakes da Killa, along with alum Cybergiga ’12 (the star of an erstwhile Wesleying header) and current student FXWRK ’14.

Courtesy of Chelsie Green ’14:

LE1F

Cakes da Killa

Cybergiga

FXWRK

Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

If you’ve somehow missed Le1f’s rise to fame over the past year, click here and check out his most recent mixtape, Fly Zone.

Senior Week Hackathon: What Would You Build in Exactly 36 Hours?

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Evan Carmi ’13 and Julian Applebaum ’13 want to let you know about the Senior Week Hackathon:

What would you build if you only had 36 hours?

Better course registration? No problem. Tracking down alums? Done. Reliving your campus years with music? Get your smartphone out. On Saturday, May 18th, 3 teams of Wesleyan students will go head-to-head to build the best Wes-themed web app. Apps will be judged by a team of all-star Wesleyan Computer Science alumni and a community vote on campus. The better the app scores, the more awesome the prize. Are you game? 

Check out the website for more information. Five different companies are sponsoring the event with prizes. If you’re interested in joining last minute send an email to ecarmi@wes or japplebaum@wes.

Stethoscope Press Final(s) Reading & Launch Party

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From Kate Weiner ’15‘s book.

From Piers Gelly ’13:

Come to Espwesso at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the Stethoscope Press final reading and launch party! Our books are finally here and at this reading they’ll be free for the taking. Past experience has shown that the books go like hotcakes, so arrive on time in order to get your copies of:

  • Relative Strangers, a book of poems by Josh Krugman ’14
  • Oroitz, a philosophical mystery novella by Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15
  • Informant, a collection of essays in China by Amy Zhang ’15
  • Civics, a collection of Cold War-era short stories by Rachel Pincus ’13
  • Home, a collection of short stories about homes and homelessness by Kate Weiner ’15

Refreshments will be served!

Date: Today, Wednesday, May 15
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Espwesso
Facebook: Here