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)

Hunger and Homelessness Info Session

wesleyingFrom Francesca Moree ’14:

Interested in Hunger and Homelessness issues?

…in Middletown? …in the United States? …in the world?

Come to the Hunger and Homelessness information session Monday, September 16 at 8pm in PAC 002 (basement)

Hear from Food Rescue (takes food from Wes to a halfway house), Bread Salvage (bread from a distribution center to Middletown schools), Hunger and Homelessness (advocacy and awareness events), and Habitat for Humanity (building a house in Middletown this year!!)

Feel free to contact Francesca at fmoree[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: PAC 002

Equestrian Team Information Meeting


Ellen Alexander ’14 rides writes in:

Do you like horses? Do you like riding horses? Do you occasionally feel a burning desire to dress like a 19th century Englishman on a hunt? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join the Wesleyan Equestrian Team! We are a club team, and competition is optional. No experience necessary; a desire to ride is the only thing you need!

Date: Sept 16
Time: 8PM to 9PM
Place: Usdan 108

WesAGE Info Session

From Sheri Reichelson ’16:

Have a secret love for bingo? Want to hear cool/unique stories, do arts & crafts, or watch student groups perform? Do you enjoy snack time and scrabble as much as our elderly counterparts? Join WesAGE — the Wesleyan Alliance for Generational Exchange (aka Wesleyan’s elderly social group)!

Come to our Info Session on Monday, Sept. 16th in Usdan 110 at 7pm to learn more and sign-up. Oh, and desserts will be provided.

Can’t make it and still want to join? Have questions? Email elderly[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sept 16
Time: 7PM to 7:30PM
Place: Usdan 110

Audition for Rocky Horror Picture Show


From Sarah Marmon ’14:

Come audition for the sexiest shadowcast this side of the Connecticut River, Absent Toast!

Parts available:

Rocky Horror
Riff Raff

No preparation needed. Come as your sexy selves.

Auditions will be on Monday (9/16) and Thursday (9/19) from 7-9 PM. If you cannot make either of these times, please email smarmon[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Monday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Exley 150

Mock Trial Info Meeting

From Dana Leib ’14:


Are you interested in the law? Do you like telling people when you object to things? Do you enjoy commanding a room with sexy words like “probative” or “adjudicative”?

Then you should join the Wesleyan Mock Trial Team. We are a student-run organization that competes on a regional and even a national level against other university teams. As we construct cases,we discuss and form legal theories, take on witness roles, and lawyer up.

Whether you’re fluent in legalese or just love the Law and Order marathons, Mock Trial is a great way to develop your public speaking and critical thinking skills while gaining an understanding of the American legal system.

If you can’t make the informational meeting and/or want more information, contact dleib(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: September 16th
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: PAC001