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)

Waves Magazine’s First Official Meeting

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Waves Magazine, Wesleyan University’s music publication, is having its first official meeting of the year. We’re looking for some new swanky writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, coders and more.

Interested? Come through and meet the crew!

P.S – Homemade cookies will be provided. Prepare your stomach.

Date: Today
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: B25 (Multipurpose Room) — heads up that’s downstairs in Usdan

Film Series: Chicken With Plums

2011. France. Dir: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi. With Mathieu Amalric. 93 min.

Persepolis creator Satrapi co-adapts another of her graphic novels: the tale of a dying violinist reflecting on his life, music, and lost love. The live-action storybook re-imagining of mid-century Iran evokes a vibrant lost cultural milieu suffused with bittersweet human emotion.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

Homebrewers’ Alliance Info Meeting

From the moat of malt (Fountain backyards?!):

The Wesleyan Homebrewers Alliance is having its first informational meeting of the year. All Wesleyan students are welcome to attend, even if you’re underage. We are a student group that meets on a weekly basis to brew beer styles from all over the world with an emphasis on creating great tasting craft brews that utilize local ingredients. All skill and experience levels are encouraged to attend, and we will be organizing houses after this event. If you have any questions or cannot attend, feel free to email eswack[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Those interested in hosting or leading a brewhouse this year should email ahead of time, and show up 15 minutes early to the meeting.

Date: Sept 26
Time: 8:30PM to 9PM
Place: 122A Knowles Ave

Big Tusk, Dead Babe, and Featherwood Bee at Eclectic

From John Ryan ’14:

The second coming of Big Tusk is upon us! Starting at 9PM on Thursday at Eclectic.

Miss the Tusk at Farm House last year? You hear the names Sam Long ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12 and you think oh man those guys are awesome?

Headlining the show is Big Tusk, comprising of Sam Long (guitar), Howe Pearson (drums) and David Thompson (keyboards). All these guys went to Wesleyan and were mainstays of the campus music scene. They now reside in West Philadelphia, taking Big Tusk to masses. Big Tusk Music: here.

Opening acts include:

Dead Babe featuring Gabe Greenberg ’14 and Noah Rush ’14. Music: here.
Featherwood Bee featuring Kelly Lee ’14, Adam Johnson ’14, and John Ryan ’14. Music: here.

Date: Sept 26
Time: 9PM to midnight
Place: Eclectic

Gays, Guns & Gaga: A Talk with Professor Craig Willse, Thursday 9/26


Virgil Taylor ’15 shoots us this message about a talk by Professor Craig Willse of George Mason University, happening tomorrow:

What are the possibilities for queer anti-imperialist, anti-war politics in an age of gay military inclusion and the prosecution of Chelsea Manning? How can forms of counter-cultural identity multiply and thrive when Lady Gaga keeps telling us we were born this way? This talk will argue that contemporary pro-military and pro- war nationalisms rely on naturalizing and universalizing gayness. Drawing from queer Palestinian activism around Israeli pinkwashing, the talk will suggest how partial, specific, and denaturalized forms of identification might challenge the new normalizing of endless, imperial war.

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

WeSLAM Presents the Haiku Bake Sale

poetry cake

WeSLAM knows that your favorite flavor of cupcake is haiku:

We’re back with the Haiku Bake Sale! Here’s how it works: for $2, you get to pick a delicious treat (we have some lemon bars, gluten-free oatmeal cherry chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes and oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies – all homemade, all delicious) and a beautiful, charming and talented wordsmith will write you a haiku on-the-spot. Give them a word and they’ll make some sweet, sweet poetry out of it. Also, last year’s WeSLAM chapbooks will be available for purchase on a pay-what-you-want basis.

Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: 11am-2:30pm
Place: Usdan, Table 6
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