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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Volunteering Abroad: International Health and Medicine

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Fire-fightin’ outdoorsy health guru Ty Kelly ’14 invites you:

Join us for an exciting discussion on volunteering abroad in the field of medicine.

Recently returned from a year in Rwanda, Dr. Cliff O’Callahan, MD, PhD is a pediatrician and faculty member with Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program and former Chair of American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health. He will talk about the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before choosing when, where, how and with what kind of organization to volunteer or work abroad.

Before joining the faculty of the Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Program, Dr. O’Callahan spent three years working in a rural region of Guatemala. He continues to work in community-based medicine in Sayaxche, Guatemala, training local health workers and midwives, and has been instrumental in setting up a partnership between the provincial hospital in Sayaxche and Middlesex Hospital. He will be joined by Steffani Campbell ’13, who recently spent several months volunteering in Sayaxche.

Anyone considering the field of public health and/or work in international health/medicine should find this an inspiring and thought-provoking evening.  There will also be time for Q&A. Please join us for cookies and fruit and good conversation.

This event is co-sponsored by Students for Sayaxche and the Career Center.

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

Film Series Special Event: Summer Days With Coo

This charming anime follows a “kappa” (a mythical Japanese water sprite) who is adopted by a modern-day family. Sponsored by the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, in conjunction with the 39th Annual Mansfield Freeman Lecture on Nov 14: “Self in Infrastructure: The Media Ecology of Anime.”

Tonight. 8pm. Powell Family Cinema. Free.

Changing Lives with Clean Water Information Session

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From Civic Engagement Fellow Jelisa Adair ’13:

Interested in volunteering in Africa?  Want to learn more about the global water crisis?  Looking for experience working in the field and want to make a sustainable impact?  Come to an information session about the Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellowship Program!

The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week volunteer trip in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach students about the water crisis while giving them an opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on this global problem.

Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each team works with their community to build a water treatment business and train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approx. 1,000 people)! Over the past 3 years, CWS has hosted 179 Fellows in Ghana who have launched 50 water businesses in rural villages. Check out this video to learn more about the CWS and the Fellowship!

CWS hosts two programs in Ghana each year: The Winter Program, which takes place from December 28th-January 19th and the Summer Program which takes place from May 29th-June 19th. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply now!

Date: Today, November 12th
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Allbritton 004
Link: REGISTER HERE

Simone White Reads with the Wesleyan Student Poets

From Sarah Chrystler ’13:

Simone White, author of Unrest and House Envy of All the World will read from her work this Tuesday, November 12th, at 4:30 at Russell House. Joining her will be this year’s Wesleyan Student Poets, Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14, Kayla Stoler ’14, and Ethan Tischler ’14, who will also read. Madalena Henning ’15, a Wesleyan Student Poet and CT Circuit Poetry Nominee, will read in the spring.

Date: Tuesday, 12 Nov
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Russell House (350 High Street)