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

 

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)
Facebook 

#TAG Hamlet in Wonderland: A Work in Progress

Update: Hamlet in Wonderland is being moved to Sunday because of rain.

From Simoneil Sarbh ’13:

Venture over to the Russell Backyard this Friday and Saturday for a bizarrely entertaining 50 minutes of croquet, Mark and Noah being more adorable than normal (who knew it was possible?), and some incredible music!

Show times:
Friday – 8PM, 9:30 PM
Sunday – 8PM, 9:30 PM

We will try our best to offend you, you don’t wanna miss it! Wear black — some people are mourning after all.

Date: Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 12
Times: 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on both days
Place: Russell House Backyard
Cost: “Only as much as your sanity’s worth”

The Wesleyan Melodrama

 

chill ass bro

 

…And so continues another Wesleyan tradition:

Every year, a bunch of schwasty Wesleyan students perform the raunchiest and most raucous show you have ever seen, complete with up-to-the-date Wesleyan jokes and parodies of pop music from this year and the last.

Tonight, the performance is in the Westco Café. You will be provided marshmallows to throw at the actors, five of whom will be playing Michael Roth at some point throughout.

The performance will only last 30-45 minutes, so get to the “theater” early!

Date: Tonight, May 10
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Facebook: Here

The 2013 Thesis Film Screenings

The Wesleyan Thesis Films 2013 – Trailer from Ethan Young on Vimeo.

The screenings of the 2013 Thesis films are this weekend. All showings are in the Goldsmith Family Cinema. 16mm is Friday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Digitals are Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Tickets are $5. They are sold on a first come, first serve basis, limited to one per person, and go on sale 45 minutes before showtime.

Important note: The film screenings did not sell out last year either of the opening nights. Although many folks show up especially early to get good seats, please do not let that discourage you from arriving much closer to the showtime. We want as many people as humanely possible to enjoy our films.

On each night of the film screenings we will announce on the Facebook event page when/if the tickets have sold out. If you do not see a post on there, assume that seats are still available and come down.

The screening order is:

Drawgasm

drawgasm

Courtesy of Isaac Madwed ’14:

The Drawing II Show

You’ve probably been waiting all year for this invite.

Come support Drawing II on Friday from 3-5pm. There will be free food
and drinks.

Art by:
Nadav Barnhard
Julia Drachman
Hana Elion
Charlie Ellis
Emma Gilberg
Angela Goldberg
Melissa Lowe
Isaac Madwed
Maggie Masselli
Addie McDowell
Janika Oza
Eleanor Pankow
Rhys Podell
Adjua Pryor
Zach Scheinfeld
Hailey Sowden

Date: Today, May 10th
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: CFA Drawing Studio (Art Workshop 105)
Cost: Free

WesRave 2013

From Katya Botwinick ’13:

It’s baaaaaaaack.

Last year 300-400 weskids came out one fateful night to dance in a silent rave. It was massive. So we’re going to do it again, for no other reason but to celebrate the end of the year and enjoy a huge dance party.

The concept of a silent rave is fairly simple. One only needs a pair of headphones and an mp3 player of sorts. Tonight we will publicly post a playlist based on students’ suggestions (through dropbox or other platforms) that anyone can download for free. Then on Friday May 10th, we will congregate on the grassy steps behind Olin and press play together at 11:15pm sharp (come at 11 if you want to get your hands on some glowsticks, we have 900 for the taking). The playlist will be one file so if you get out of synch or arrive late, 11:15 is the official start time and you can play the file at whatever minute we are on. It sounds a little funky, but it enables us to have a giant dance party outside that won’t attract noise complaints–and we can move around campus. So break out your tutus, capes, onesies, beads, and crazy outfits ((((KEEP WES WEIRD))))

Toneburst Laptop Ensemble: Final Performance

Alex Lough ’13 sends in shiny colors:

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble will play their final show in the World Music Hall on Friday night at 8 pm AND 10 pm. It’s going to be a great show and there’s TWO of them, so make sure to come by Friday night!

Bring a laptop to participate.

Date: Today, May 10
Time: 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Free