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)

Hollywood Icons: Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return

From Emily Brown ’12:

Hi folks! It’s that time of year again…the last screening in this year’s Summer Film Series. Come join us for Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe in Otto Preminger’s River of No Return. There will be an introduction by Marc Longenecker, programming and technical manager of the Film Studies Department.

Date: Tonight
Time: 7:30-10 pm
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: As free as the wild wild west.

The Summer Film Series presents: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

While a whopping 41 percent of you are “WORKING FOR $$$, SON.,” Emily Brown ’12 and the Wesleyan Summer Film Series rage on in week two, with Gentlemen Prefer Blondes:

It’s week two of the Summer Film Series! Come out to see Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell play lounge singers on a cruise ship. While Russell’s Dorothy Shaw is searching for true love, Monroe’s Lorelei Lee is after men with more…material attributes. Yes, this is the film that birthed “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” You don’t want to miss it.

Date: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Super free!
Summer Film Series schedule

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: Thursday, July 18 at the CFA Theater

If you watch the video above, and then watch the one after the jump, you’ll get a sense for Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s talent. Combining dance, slam poetry, and storytelling, his performances are super lively and exciting. He’s back at Wes, where he last performed two years ago in summer 2011. Be sure to check him out! Blurb from the CFA and another video past the jump:

Gallim Dance: Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 at the CFA Theater

Are you on campus for the summer? If so, you should go check out Gallim Dance this Thursday and/or Friday. These guys are one of my favorite dance companies ever since I saw them a few years ago at a DanceMasters showcase at the CFA. Though they tried to return to campus to perform in February, the campus was unfortunately buried by Storm Nemo and both of their performances were cancelled. If you’re around campus though, you should check this show out! Show details, and a blurb by the CFA, past the jump.

Summer Film Series: Some Like It Hot – Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 PM


Watching Netflix alone in your summer housing just not cutting it for you? As sad as it may seem, you are probably not alone. But do not fret, because Wesleyan’s film geeks don’t rest, not even during the summer! Emily Brown ’12 writes in with pretty much the only game in town to fill up those empty Tuesday nights (and it’s a pretty good one, too):

That’s right kids. The Summer Film Series is back on July 9th with Some Like It Hot. If you’ve never seen this film, make sure you get your body to the Center for Film Studies. This film will be introduced by Ed Herrmann (also known as Richard Gilmore to those of us who grew up wishing we lived in Stars Hollow) and will start at 7:30.

Date: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free! Huzzah!
Summer Film Series schedule