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



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

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)

Pirate Lawn Party at ADP

Feeling like a pirate at the end of the semester? Maybe it’s because you are. Sydney Edelist ’14 invites you to find out:

Pirates! Lawn games! Sprinkler! Pirates!

Date: Today, Tuesday May 7th
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Alpha Delta Phi
Facebook: PIRATE

Speedy Ortiz / Lame Drivers / O Presidente @ Earth House

Andrew Zingg ’13 writes:

Oh u liek rawk’n’roll? Last day of classes, I got some bands for you!


Featuring Wes alum Dan Ferm ’12, this Northampton band is certifiably
blowin’ up. Poopfork recently big up’d not one, but two tracks off
their new 7″ and they also got nifty articles written about them in
Spin and on Next stop TRL, amirite? I’m not gonna say they
sound like Dinosaur Jr or the Breeders because, contrary to popular
belief, they’re not like totally in love with 90s. If having one bro
from Wesleyan on bass counts, then they are our school’s Next Big
Thing. Wisen up! Wesleying coverage here.

Overlay: A Video Restoration of the DAC

Digitial Media II

David Shor ’13 has been blowing up my phone to get this event posted, so y’all should check it out:

Please join us for the Digital Media II Art Exhibition. There will be video, sewing machines, body parts, ink blots and more… Refreshments will be served.

Installations by: Miché Aaron, Dandara Catete, Raphael Diallo, Hanna Edizel, Christian McLaren, David Shor, Khari Slaughter, and William Tyner

Date: Today!
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Davison Art Center

Biannual Chamber Music Concert

Julia Conrad ’14 should really consider submitting this one to the Wesleyan Poster Archive:

It’s your last Tuesday classes of the semester. Come celebrate by stopping by the Biannual Chamber Music Concert. Program includes Haydn, Smetana, Mikuli, and Hoffman.


Date: Today, May 7
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Crowell
Cost: Free
Facebook: “Maybe attending.”

Free Lunchbox Comedy Show For Free


Adam Rot(bot)stein ’12 writes:

Tired of boring corporate meetings? No? Why would you be, you’re in college. But not for long. Now you can. Have it all. It’s here, the only Sketch Comedy Show that is more or less interesting than a corporate meeting. Haven’t had your morning joe? No Problem. It will be late in the evening by then, and we will be serenading you. A rose by any other name is not a rose, not yet a woman. Profit margins will increase, BYOBGYN.

Date: Tuesday, May 9th (tomorrow!)
Time: 9pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: $31.25 (tax included)

Facebook event is here.

Reading of ‘Silent Sounds’ Written Works Tuesday Evening

A message from Pamela Tatge at the CFA about a great event happening Tuesday:

Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories and poetry from the annual literary magazine, Silent Sounds. Middletown High theater students will be reading excerpts of the writers winning submissions.

The Center for the Arts has been publishing books compiling students’ works for the past 13 years in collaboration with the English Department of Middletown Public Schools, with support from Community And University Services for Education. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Community and University Services for Education, and the Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council.

What: Silent Sounds student written works celebration
Where: CFA Hall
When: Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m.