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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



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)

Waste Not! Tag Sale at Pine/Fountain & Brainerd Garages

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Attention everyone on campus that doesn’t want to lose their limbs for dorm furnishings! Waste Not!, the annual tag sale, is on. Details from Rebecca Sokol ’15:

It’s that time of year, y’all. Come get all the couches you could ever want at the WasteNot! Tag Sale. We also have tables, chairs, shelves, kitchen appliances, microwaves, coffee-makers, kettles, fridges, lamps, Christmas-themed paraphernalia, and a flying Batman doll. As always, our proceeds will go towards Sustainability at Wes and local charities.

There will be two sales this year on Saturday 8/31 and Sunday 9/1, both from 2-5 pm. We will be selling items in the backyard between Fountain Ave and Pine St. as well as in the garage behind 44 Brainerd Ave (Womanist House). We will only accept cash.

If you have any questions please email Sustainability Interns Isabel Stern and Rebecca Sokol at wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date: Saturday, August 31st, 2013 & Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Fountain Backyard and Garage behind 44 Brainerd
Cost: All yo monies

Shapiro Creative Writing Center Open House

Capote At Home

It’s really that time of year again! A time of joy, of orientation, of new students, and, of course, of Wesleying events posts. Amy Bloom ’76 and Izzy Rode ’14 at the Shapiro Writing Center write in with a great opportunity (also, snacks):

Interested in creative writing at Wesleyan? Wondering what writing opportunities are offered at Wes? Looking to find the best study space on campus?

Drop by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center this Friday to meet Amy Bloom, Wesleyan writer-in-residence, and Shapiro Center Fellow, Izzy Rode, and share some snacks and chats!

Date: Friday, August 30th, 2013
Time: Noon–2pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High (located on the corner of Church St. and High St.)
Cost: Free!