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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)

Game Night at Well-Being House

From Well-Being House:

Ever wanted to go out to a party and play drinking games without having to wake up with a hangover or try to puzzle-piece your evening back together? Ever wanted to play the drinking games your friends come back talking about, but don’t want to drink? Ever wanted to spend an evening playing ridiculous board games with your friends like you used to before people started expecting you to act like an “adult,” whatever that means?

Then come to Well Being House, 250 Court Street, Saturday, 9/21 at 8 PM (continuing on indefinitely…). We’ll be having our first all-campus program of the year: game night! 

WesDEF’s Queer Questions


From the WesDEFs:

Still confused about Queer Life at Wes?
Not sure what that term your friend keeps using actually means?
Just want to spend an hour talking about queer stuff?

If you answered yes to any of these, come to WesDEF’s (Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitators) Queer Questions!

We will be leading several activities and facilitating a discussion about both Queer Life at Wes and about queerness more generally. If you missed BiLeGaTAs your freshman year or still had questions after it, this workshop can serve as a valuable complement to BiLeGaTAs, but is open to anyone and everyone!

Date: TODAY Sept 21
Time: 5PM to 6PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112

Film Series: Soy Cuba

1964. Cuba/USSR. Dir: Mikhail Kalatozov. With Sergio Corrieri. 141 min.

Propaganda has never been so jaw-droppingly beautiful as in this Soviet-backed account of Cuban unrest. Feel free to jeer at Americans and join la revolucion – the four stories told here are certainly rousing enough – but the real star is the camera, which dances, glides, and spins its way into some sort of liberated/socialized ecstasy.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WILD Wes Workday Tomorrow, September 21!



Courtesy of Rosy “Scapron” Capron ’14:

Interested in getting involved with sustainability projects at Wesleyan? Want to get your hands dirty while beautifying campus and meeting new people? WILD Wes will be hosting workdays at both the WestCo and Butterfield courtyards, so join us for some post-brunch landscaping! In WestCo we’ll pull weeds, lay woodchip paths, trim kale, and possibly plant some trees. In the Butts we’ll level off the new terraces and care for the raised garden beds. Stop by either site for as long or as short as you’d like.

Date: Tomorrow, Saturday September 21
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: WestCo and Butterfield Courtyards

First Contra Dance of the Semester

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The first contra dance of the semester is this Saturday at 8:00 (with
an optional beginners’ lesson at 7:30)! You can come to dance, listen
to great folk music, or eat snacks with your friends and the
Middletown community. All dances are taught — no experience (or
partner) necessary.

Date: Saturday, September 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: Beckham
Cost: Free!

Punchline Auditions


Regen Routman ’16 writes:

Does life bewilder you? Do you often find yourself wondering what the deal is with airline food? Have you ever had a sexy dream involving Louis CK? if you answered yes to any of these questions, then PUNCHLINE! is the thing for you.

Come and audition for Wesleyan’s only/best/first/last/funniest STAND-UP COMEDY collective.

Bring: MAXIMUM 4 minutes of jokes/story/whatever
No experience necessary!

Callbacks will take place WEDNESDAY (9/25) at the WESTCO OPEN MIC.


  • Saturday (tomorrow) from 2-4pm in 41 Wyllys, rm 112
  • Monday from 8-10pm in Downey House, rm 113