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

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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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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
experience!

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)
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Film Series: Much Ado About Nothing

2012. USA. Dir: Joss Whedon. With Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof. 109 min.

The Avengers this ain’t, but Whedon did assemble a super-team of familiar faces for his classy homegrown take on Shakespeare’s comedy about marriage and betrayal. The creative yet loyal ad- aptation teems with wit and romance, hitting the sweet spot for fans of Joss, The Bard, and rom-coms alike.

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

Annual Dance Showcase

Photo by Mike Nakhla '13

From Stellar ‘still my roommate-friend’ Levy ’15:

Come check out many of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups as they showcase their work and announce upcoming auditions! There will be hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African dance, dancehall, and much more. Party starts 10pm and the first group goes on at 10:30pm sharp.

Performances by:
Precision Troupe and Ensemble
Fusion
Xtacy
Terp Core
Collective Motion
WesStep
Kalalu
Suya
WesBreakers

It’s sure to be an incredible show. Bring your friends! Don’t miss it!

This showcase is hosted by Precision Dance Company and made possible with the help of Eliza Cardone from SALD.

Date: Friday, Sept 20
Time: 10 pm
Place: Exley Lobby
FB event.

Second Stage Presents: Welcome To The Troll Cave

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Miranda “Empress Troll” Haymon ’16 writes:

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

The mystery lessened (though never to be solved…)

You have arrived at…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Troll Cave~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you can’t stand the heat get out of our cave.

Tickets are free at the box office in Usdan between 10am and 4:30pm.

WARNING: Adult Content.

  • DATE?: Thursday (TONIGHT), Friday, and Saturday
  • TIME?: 8pm
  • PLACE?: ’92 Theater

USLAC All Worker/All Student Meeting

From USLAC’s private advertising firm:

Did you read this post? Did it motivate you to do something?

Are you concerned about the current conditions under which our school’s custodians are working?

Do you just want to make yourself a familiar face to our school’s hard-working custodians?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above, come to the All Worker/All Student meeting THIS Friday where we will engage in a dialogue with our custodial and other subcontracted workers to better understand what they are going through and to identify how we can be of assistance to them.

Date: Sept 20
Time: Noon to 1PM
Place: 200 Church Common Room

The First Leadership Luncheon

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From SALD Leadership Intern Jordan Gaynes ’14:

It’s here! The first leadership luncheon of the semester! Join Gretchen Streiff, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development for an informal discussion on “Knowing Your Leadership Style”. It’s sure to send you on a path of self-discovery, enlightenment, and effective leadership skills. Pizza lunch provided!

Date: Friday, September 20th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Super free

WeSLAM Presents: Preliminary Slam #1 (feat. Megan Falley)

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Emily Weitzman ’14 writes:

The first preliminary slam of the semester is here.

10 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first three spots in the Wesleyan Final Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience.

If you’ve never been to a slam before: come! If you’ve been to every slam we’ve ever had: come! You will laugh and snap and cheer and cry and maybe make some silly faces. WeSLAM is going into its 4th year, and we want to start it off right. You’re not going to want to miss this.

But that’s not all. We’re starting off the semester with an unbelievable guest feature and host: MEGAN FALLEY!

  • WHEN?: Friday at 7:30pm
  • WHERE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

For those interested in participating in the slam, there is more info below the jump.