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)

It’s Sweater Weather: Night Picnic


From Alissa Meyer ’15: 

Dearest Wesleyan students,
It’s almost that time of year for awesome cozy sweaters! So, come on down to Alpha Delta Phi at 9 for an outside picnic with hot chocolate, snacks, games, and some fantastic people! Also, you’ll get to see a few tricks from the amazing and epic fire-spinning group, Prometheus! Wear your favorite sweater and bring your own mug for coffee or tea.
Date: TODAY, Wednesday, September 18th
Time: 9-11:30pm
Location: Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High Street
Bring: Your own mug for coffee or tea

Sexual Violence Action Committee Meeting Today


Have ideas for programming and outreach? We want to see YOU at this meeting!

The Sexual Violence Action Committee connects students and groups interested in working on sexual violence issues by providing training, collaborative programming and works in partnership with the Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator and SART Intern to develop campus wide programming. We’ll discuss the Red Flag Campaign launching in October, WEconSent Sexual Violence Training Series, WEconSent Dinners in res halls (we need volunteers!), and make concrete plans to follow-up on the initiatives that were discussed at the close of the spring semester.

Bring your ideas and appetite – we’re having pizza! Please RSVP to Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator,  at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu so we can ensure there is food for everyone.

Time: 6:30PM to 8PM
Place: PAC 136

Film Series: This Is Spinal Tap

1984. USA. Dir: Rob Reiner. With Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer. 82 min.

There’s something about this album cover that’s so black, it’s like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.
Reiner’s landmark mockumentary about a hapless metal band has outlived the scene it set out to parody, thanks to its brilliantly dry humor and such timeless tunes as “Sex Farm,” “Stonehenge” and “Lick My Love Pump.”

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Wes Students for a Free Society Intro Meeting

Another first meeting event, this one from Charlie Smith ’15



Libertarian, Conservative, Anarchist, hermit etc? Interested in economics, philosophy, free market environmentalism, doing political advocacy, and bringing speakers to Wes?

Come join Wes Students for a Free Society for its first official meeting. We will discuss our plans for the year, projects you can be involved with, and internships/scholarships we can connect you with.

All are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, September 18th
Time: 10:15-11:30 pm
Place: Lorise B8
Cost: Free (Society)



Ballroom and Latin at Beckham


From Josephine Ho ’16:

Ever wanted to learn cha-cha or waltz? How about swing, rumba, tango, and more? Already love these dances and want to keep dancing at Wesleyan? Whether you like dancing with a cat or a human, everyone is welcome to the Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team’s Dance preview! No experience, no partner and no audition necessary. Tip: Our professional instructors will dance and explain the different dances. There will be students performing too!

Date: Wednesday, Sept 18
Time: 7 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free/ Optional dance lesson $3 after the show

Wesleyan Democrats meeting


From Ben Florsheim ’14:

Join us for the first WesDems meeting of the semester, where we’ll be eating pizza and talking politics with Middletown Mayor Dan Drew. Come learn about campaigns, policy advocacy, voter registration, and everything else we do.

I mentioned the free pizza, right?

Date: Wednesday, Sept 18
Time: 8-9 pm
Place: PAC 002