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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Toneburst Laptop Ensemble – Live on WESU

The disembodied telepresence of Tobias Butler ’13 (aka tobobo from the hub) rises again:

This friday at 5 Eastern, a subset of Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop Ensemble will be taking over (some of) the airwaves on WESU 88.1 Middletown’s Wild Wild Live hosted by Mickey Capper and Rachie Weisberg. We will be using the very same computers most of us use to write essays and browse Facebook to create evocative, evolving musical works.

This will be no ordinary radio broadcast—a little over halfway through, you’ll be invited to visit http://t.obi.as/ using Google Chrome on your own computer to participate in a composition that will involve your personal machine as one voice in a potentially worldwide laptop choir. There will be a few guerrilla performances around the Wesleyan campus and in Middletown where many computers will be participating simultaneously—so grab your friends and laptops and go to a public place where you can sit and listen for a bit.

Happening Just About Now: Radical Giving and Alternative Economics

Hope Dana Pellegrino ’12 forgives our tardiness on this one:

RADICAL GIVING AND ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS: a post-Wes conversation with Brendan Martin ’95, hosted by Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. If you would like to register and are unavailable to attend the lunch at noon but you are interested in meeting Brendan while he is on campus, contact mjkingsley@wes.

After graduating from Wesleyan with a degree in economics and a specific interest in issues of poverty and economic opportunity,
Brendan Martin ’95 started his career as a general manager at a Wall Street information firm. A few years later, he decided to change gears, and using his personal savings, he founded the “La Base” Loan Fund and The Working World, a non-profit which supports fledgling cooperatives and underrepresented workers in Argentina, Nicaragua, and ultimately in the United States. The Working World partners with workers’ cooperatives, helps them with their business plans, and offers other services. It has now made more than 600 loans, worth over $3 million, to some 100 cooperatives, ranging from metal-working to honey-gathering groups.

Worker’s Day Picnic! (At Lunch! [Today!])

Alma Super-Eccentric ’14 is just that cool:

Come join workers at Wesleyan, WesDEF, and  USLAC for the Worker’s Day Picnic!
12pm on the Lawn by 200 Church.

Come and meet our campus workers and enjoy a meal with them. We will also have a facilitated conversation where our fellow students and workers will share their stories. Feel free to bring your friends and food.

Date: Today, May 3
Time: Noon (90 minutes!)
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Nope.

CRITICAL UPDATE: Wesleying has just learned via SMS that the lunch will be provided by Iguanas Ranas. Awwwwwwww snap.

The Cupcake Farm

Jennifer Roach ’14 has an offer more appetizing than her surname:

If you need a sugar rush to make it through your afternoon class, come to Usdan between 11 and 3 on Friday to support Jennifer Roach’s urban farming program and partake in the sweet goodness that is a CUPCAKE.

These cupcakes are not some amateur nonsense baked in the dorm kitchens – these are donated by Icing, a cupcake business in Hartford. You can tell how professional a cupcake is by its cake to icing ratio (That’s just science). These are rocking a 1:1.

The suggested donation for a cupcake is 3$ and 100% of the money goes to supporting Summer of Solutions Hartford to build urban community and school gardens in Hartford! You can read about it here.

Now go put 3$ in your backpack (or satchel if you’re doing a hipster thing) and prepare for cupcake mania this Friday, May 3rd.

Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan
Cost: $3 a cupcake

s[our]ce: Spring Dance Concert

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From Stellar Levy ’15, who is the designated dance event poster because I’m her roommate:

Come support this year’s Dance Composition class as we present our final pieces!

Friday May 3
Saturday May 4
8 PM (both nights) in the ’92 Theater.

Tickets were available at the Usdan Box Office, but are now sold out! Get there early and you’ll probably get in off the wait list.

New works by: Tess Jonas ’15, Emily Jones ’14, Judy Lee ’13, Stellar Levy ’15, Miranda Orbach ’15, Ibironke Otusile ’15, Min Suh ’15, Nora Thompson ’15, Harry Zhu ’15

Date: Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4
Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $5 General Public, $4 Wesleyan Students
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Last Chance to Buy WESU Shirts

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Virgil Taylor ’15 sends word from the land of free-form:

If you happened to stroll through Usdan during lunchtime for the past couple of days, you may have spied a few cooler-than-average kids sitting nonchalantly behind a table decked in a WESU banner and some super renegade t-shirts and other merch. But if you missed them, fear not! They will return one final time, tomorrow from 11 – 2, selling shirts, hats, and stickers, all at a special student price. Don’t miss out!

Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: Usdan Lobby
Cost: $10-15 for shirts ‘n’ hats, $1 for stickers