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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U.S. Health Care Reform: Images and Realities of Costs, Quality, and Access

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From the Center for the Study of Public Life, Jennifer Enxuto has an announcement:

Free and open to the public.

Three of the country’s leading specialists in health policy, economics and health communication will address the implementation and effects of the Affordable Care Act, and consider how political messaging by both proponents and opponents of the ACA is helping shape public opinion and frame the terms of the debate.

John Dankosky, News Director of WNPR and radio host of “Where We Live” (CT Public Broadcasting Network) will moderate a question/answer discussion with the panelists and audience following the presentations.

Date: TODAY
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Powell Family Cinema
Cost: Free!

Read about the panelists after the jump!

Desperate Measures Parents’ Weekend Improv Show

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Boy, does the hilarious and tall Noah Masur ’15 have a show for you:

Come to the Nic Lounge on Friday at 8pm to help Desperate Measures write their first full show of the semester… as it’s being performed! This means that we get to show off our shiny, brand new baby players — Rachel, Billy, and Peter. It also means that you get to cram in to the lounge with your friends and your personal bottle of absinthe and your Pokemon Y, plop down in the front row, and proceed to shout “Miley Cyrus” for every single suggestion we ask for, repeatedly, uninhibited by our attempts to ignore you, until we are all forced to collectively sigh and look at you, at which point one of us must say, “Fine,” and then use your suggestion for some ridiculous scene that causes such great laughter and applause that you continually congratulate yourself everywhere you go for your brilliant and original suggestion, feeling satisfied with your life for many years until the day you come face to face with all of us in the fiery pits of Hell itself to answer for what you did. It’s gonna be fun!

Facebook event here.

Date: Friday, November 1st
Time: 8-9pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Split sides

FEATHERWOOD BEE, ROBERT’S DON, TEEN GIRL SEX PANIC @ WESTCO CAFE

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John Ryan’14, aka cutest kid around, wants you to come to this awesome show:

On Friday, November 1st, better known as All Saint’s Day (also the second day of the Day of the Dead celebration and in some places the day after Halloween) come hear some music in the Westco Cafe. Jelly Man Kelly ’14 would really appreciate if you came to the show.

Music starts around 10 PM.

First up: TEEN GIRL SEX PANIC
https://soundcloud.com/teen-girl-sex-panic

then: ROBERT’S DON
http://robertdon.bandcamp.com/

later: FEATHERWOOD BEE
http://featherwoodbee.bandcamp.com/

Date: November 1st
Time: 10pm-1am
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: FREE FREE FREE

Gag Reflex Homecoming Show

cardinalGag Reflex, Wesleyan’s Oldest Improv Comedy Group, is welcoming families for a fun and hilarious improv show this evening!

We perform a style of long-form improv comedy called the Armando, in which, upon receiving a word from the audience, one of us will tell a true-to-life monologue that we will use to inspire the rest of our scenes and stories. Bring your families, bring your friends, bring the people who might be upset if you called them that.

Where: World Music Hall
When: 8pm
Cost: Nothing

 

Film Series: Cinderella

1950. USA. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske. Animated. 74 min.

Hand-drawn animation, a timeless fairy tale, and the Disney musical touch – put it together and what have you got?  Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! It couldn’t be more magical than if your fairy godmother had conjured it herself. We promise to get you home before midnight.

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

South Station, Ari & Arian, and The Pluto Moons at Earth House

 

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From Ari Ebstein ’16: 

Hey, do you like music?

Then you’ll love the concert @ Earth House tonight! Headlined by the up-and-coming band The Pluto Moons

Check them out here and here

Other delicious acts include the new BuHo-born band South Station, featuring Anna Schwab ’16Delaine Winn ’16Jack Singer ’16Rachel Augusta Fox ’16, and Leo Grossman ’16 — plus all your juices

And Ari & Arian will kick off the bash with a rap set. Check out our newest song here

Set times:
9:30 – South Station
10:00 – Ari & Arian
10:30 – The Pluto Moons

SWAG ON LOCK C U DER

Date: 1 Nov. 2013
Time: 9:30pm-12:00am
Place: Earth House, 159 High Street
Cost: Free!