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)

Salvatore Scibona & Tonya Foster at Russell House

From Sarah Chrystler ’13:

Writing at Wesleyan presents:

Salvatore Scibona’s first novel, The End, was a finalist for the
National Book Award and won the Young Lions Fiction Award from the New York Public Library. His writing has also appeared in the New York
Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and he was among The New Yorker’s
list of “20 Under 40” writers to watch. He has received a Whiting
Writers’ Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he is a Visiting
Writer this year in Wesleyan’s English Department.

Tonya Foster’s first collection of poetry, A Swarm of Bees in High
Court, is out this fall from Belladonna/Futurepoem Books. She is also
co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art. The
recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship and a Mellon Fellowship in
the Humanities, she is an associate at the Institute for Writing and
Thinking at Bard College and a Visiting Writer in Wesleyan’s English

Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit our website.

Date: TODAY, September 25th
Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Russell House, 350 High Street
Cost: FREE

Film Series: Frances Ha

2012. USA. Dir: Noah Baumbach. With Greta Gerwig. 86 min.

Frances, a broke aspiring dancer rambling about NYC with the awkward grace of a baby duckling, struggles to make sense of a time when her best friend is settling down and adulthood is rudely knocking. Baumbach and Gerwig’s close collaboration proves effortlessly humorous, earnest, and as lively as its titular heroine.

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

Wesleyan Democrats Meeting

From Ben Florsheim ’14:

Join WesDems to talk about voting rights and other matters of import during National Voter Registration Week (yes, it’s this week). Also, free pizza!

Date: Sept 25
Time: 8PM to 9PM
Place: PAC002

Argus Magazine Info Session

From Emma Singer ’15:

The Argus Magazine, Wesleyan’s creative non-fiction literary magazine is now accepting submissions and submission proposals. We are looking for long-form journalism, critical essays, and non-fiction pieces. We are also looking for artists, photographers, and graphic designers to work with us on production and design. The deadline for proposals is October 1.

We will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 25, at 4:30 in PAC 107.

Date: Sept 25
Time: 4:30PM
Place: PAC107

WesCycle makes Smoothies

Katie McLaughlin ’15 writes in:

WesCycle, Wesleyan’s bike generators, is having our first training day! Come learn how to set up the bikes and we’ll use the energy we generate to BLEND DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES!

For more information about WesCycle, check out our webpage.

and like us on Facebook.

Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: OUTHOUSE (132 high street)
Cost: Free