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!

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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Introducing Theatrical Postmodernism: Mabou Mines DollHouse

Ulrich Plass, Associate Professor of German Studies, keeps it brief:

The second to last event in this semester’s “In Theory” lecture series, Rashida Z. Shaw (Assistant Professor of Theater) will discuss “Theatrical Postmodernism: Mabou Mines DollHouse.”

Date: Wednesday, May 1 (holy shit, today is May!)
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Downey House 113
Cost: Free

Pathways in Medicine: A Conversation with Dr. Carlton Barnswell

Rilwan Babajide ’16 writes in to perpetuate the Western medical-industrial complex:

In this talk with renowned urologist Dr. Carlton Barnswell, students will learn about the wealth of opportunities available to them in the medical field. We will talk about where these opportunities are as well as how to approach them step-by-step. The objective is to provide interested students with a goal and a framework on how to achieve it.The reason for this talk is because in past years there has been a downward trend in the number of pre-med students from Wesleyan who have matriculated to the ranks of M.D.. Our goal is to change this and we believe that one of the ways to do that is by educating students about opportunities out there for them, instill goals in them, and teach them about the framework and strategies necessary to obtain those goals and achieve ultimate success in the medical field.

Date: May 1st (see, I needed a radical post opener)
Time: 7 pm
Location: PAC 004

“Joyously Take to the Streets”: May Day in Middletown

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The Middletown May Day Committee writes in with your daily dose of revolutionary direct action:

The long chill of winter has lifted and spring is stirring in our hearts. Join us this May Day (Wednesday, May 1st), as we joyously take to the streets in a roving festival of resistance!

In a world where vacant land stands idle while countless go without food or shelter, we will reclaim space from private interests and cultivate it in service of our community. Come together at 10:30 AM on Washington and Pearl to help revitalize a community garden that is under threat from the proposed strip mall construction.

In a world where learning and knowledge is greedily hoarded behind the high walls of the ivory-tower academy, we will gather to learn democratically and accessibly. Join us at 2:30 at Middlesex Community College for a May Day Teach-in featuring speakers from the War Resisters League and the Middle East Crisis Committee. A group bike ride will be meeting outside 190 High St, the UOC, at 1:45 to bike to the Community College.  A van from the Wesleyan Office of Community Service will be available at Parking Lot C on Church St, leaving at 2:15 and returning at 3:50.

Stress and Well-Being Facilitation

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Jessica Katzen ’16, Ally Ruchman ’16 and Alessandra Cervera ’16 shout:

Stressed Out about finals? Want to discuss healthy and unhealthy
habits?

Come join us at Well-Being House on Wednesday, May 1st from 7 to 8 for
a short facilitation about dealing with stress. There will be an
interesting discussion and some healthy snacks!

Hope to see you there.

Date: May 1, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: 
Well-Being House, 250 Court Street
Cost: High blood pressure free

Rho Epsilon Pi Sells Pie for Relay

Pie does Pi!

Rebecca Markell ’14 and Lucy Finn ’14 write in to let y’all know about a chance to have your pie, eat it too, and benefit the American Cancer Society all this week and next week.

Looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth AND help save some lives at the same time? We can help! Rho Ep will be selling pies at Usdan lunch and dinner all this week and next (April 22nd-May 2nd)! Proceeds go to Wesleyan Relay for Life. $2 for a slice and $12 for a whole pie!

Date and Time: April 22nd – May 2nd, 11 am – 1 pm; April 29th – May 2nd, 6 – 8 pm
Place: Usdan
Cost: $2 per slice, $12 per pie