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)

Residential Composting Bucket Distribution Day II at Olin Library – Rescheduled to 8:30 to 10:30 Tonight!


Don’t let our children end up like Howard (the one on the left)

Are you into planet Earth? The human race? The survival of the aforementioned planet Earth/human race? Then you may be interested in this unassailably environmental heads-up, which comes from DeNeile Cooper ’15:

Couldn’t grab that five-star blue composting bucket that food waste critics are raging about before you went out for thirsty Thursday? Stop by the Olin entrance lobby or Weshop entrance this Sunday evening between 7 and 9 pm and set your environmentally sustainable conscience at ease with a free composting bucket provided by the Wes Composting Committee and Wesleyan Sustainability. Buckets are generally distributed to student apartments, program or senior houses, but exceptions can be made if you really sell your composting enthusiasm. Contact Zach Burns ’14 (zburns(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or DeNeile (djcooper(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) with questions.

Date: Today, Thursday, September 12
Time: 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Place: Olin Library entrance lobby and Weshop entrance

Espwesso Opens Tonight – 9 PM to 1 AM!


The esteemed coffee artist/guru Sam Sikder ’14 has some pretty exciting news for all you folks who are planning to spend all day outside and all night doing work:

HAVE NO FEAR. Espwesso will be open beginning next week on Sunday, Sept. 8th.

Espwesso is Wesleyan’s student-run late night cafe, serving FREE locally roasted drip coffee if you bring your OWN mug/cup/drinking bowl. Espresso drinks and tea are available for not nearly as much as Pi! Find us in the basement of Allbritton from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM.

Come for the coffee, stay for the cozy.

Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Espwesso – Basement of Allbritton

2012 Green Party Candidate for President Speaking in Portland, CT Today


2012 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein will be speaking in Portland, CT (just across the river from Middletown) on Sunday, September 8, on the topic of “After the election: the Green New Deal versus the surveillance state.” Stein’s did not end in November. Instead, she has continued to support the movements for social transformation in this country, attending countless rallies and conferences, fighting in court after being arrested trying to enter the presidential debatesorganizing Green campaign schools, and issuing alternative stances to politics-as-usual from the Green Shadow Cabinet. This appearance will be one of many she has made since the election, and is being sponsored by the Green Party of Connecticut.

The event will be at the Portland Senior Center (7 Waverly Ave) starting at 3:00 PM. People from Middletown, including Wesleyan students, will be carpooling there. Please contact Ross Levin at if you’d like to join.

Date: Today, September 8
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Portland Senior Center, 7 Waverly Ave, Portland, CT
Cost: Free (just like US elections, lol jk)

Vocal Debauchery Auditions–LOCATION CHANGE


Cade Leebron ’14 writes:

Hey, Gang!

Vocal Debauchery, Wesleyan’s only sketch-comedy-a-cappella group, will still be holding auditions today from 2-4, but the auditions will be held in Usdan 110, instead of the Music Studios. Stop by anytime and bring a song and something funny!

Unitarian Universalist Kick-off Tea – Today at 7:00 PM


Courtesy of Kayla Reiman ’14:

Q: Why did the Unitarian Universalist cross the road?

A: To support the chicken in its free and responsible search for truth
and meaning.

If you’re Unitarian Universalist, interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, or just want to hang out with fun UUs, come have tea with us! We’ll give an overview of this non-creedal religion, have some introductions and a check-in, and best of all enjoy the wonderfully comfortable library of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. All are welcome.

Date: Today, Sunday, September 8
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (corner of High Street and Church Street)