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!

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
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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Film Series: The Other Half Of Tomorrow

2012. USA. Dir: Sadia Shepard, Samina Quareshi. Documentary. 77 min.

Seven linked chapters illuminate the perspectives of Pakistani women working to shape their country’s complex culture: from a women’s rights workshop, to an underground dance academy, to the playing fields of the Women’s Cricket Team. Q&A with director Shepard ‘97.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Zumba and Smoothies

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Mary Diaz ’14 wants to get your heart racing:

Burn some calories while having fun! Come join us at this first-come first-served event where a Zumba instructor will lead a 7pm class and a 9pm class.

Smoothies will be provided! This event is sponsored by UCAB.

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Rehearsal Room 108
Cost: Free!
Facebook: Here

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide in 17 Years or Sooner: A Presentation

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A presentation over at Middlesex Community College on how technological barriers are not what is standing in the way of a just, sustainable planet. Here how we can get there with a presentation by Stanford Professor Mark Jacobsen and Jeremy Brecher. Dan Fischer ’12 writes in with the details:

As the strongest typhoon on record kills thousands in the Philippines fossil fuel use continues to alter earth’s climate, producing ever more extreme weather.  The extraction of fuel itself is wreaking ever greater havoc, and the ongoing disaster at Fukushima warns the world about the dangers of nuclear power.  However, new studies show that there is no technical barrier to transitioning the entire planet to 100% renewable energy within a very short time frame.  (meaning energy produced by wind, sun, water, and geothermal sources) Furthermore, this transition would create more jobs than expanding the fossil-fuel system, and it would save money, too.

These facts overturn central myths that are used to undercut and derail the climate justice movement.  If we are to succeed in transitioning from a fossil-fuel dependent society these realities must become common knowledge, beginning with the movement itself.

A Place at the Table Screening

Francesca Moree ’14 serves up:

1 in 6 Americans–50 million–is food insecure. 1 in 4 American children—17 million–is food insecure. 85% of those families that are food insecure have at least one working adult it the household.

Brought to you by Hunger and Homelessness, come out Thursday night to watch A Place at the Table, a film created by the makers of Food, Inc. A Place at the Table describes the realities of food insecurity in America today, highlighting the experiences of three families, in particular.

Featuring Jeff Bridges, this film also presents a radical challenge to Americans everywhere to consider how food insecurity in our country can realistically be eradicated.

I challenge you to come out to PAC 107 at 6:30pm and watch this movie and consider the realities of food security and food justice in the United States.

Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time: 
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where: PAC 107
Cost: free your mind

Israeli Democracy: What Threatens it and How to Save it, with Author Gershom Gorenberg

jstreetEmily Greenspan ’16 has a message for you:

J Street U invites you to think about the future of Israeli Democracy, and admire this awesome beard.

Gershom Gorenberg is the author of The Unmaking of Israel, a provocative examination of Israeli history that describes the crisis of Israeli democracy and lays out a vision for the country’s future.

“Until I read The Unmaking of Israel,” says novelist Michael Chabon, “I didn’t think it could be possible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel.”

Gorenberg’s previous book is The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. The New York Times called it, “Remarkably insightful … A groundbreaking revision that deserves to reframe the entire debate.”

He has written for the New York Times Magazine, Haaretz and Foreign Policy Magazine. He lives in Jerusalem.

Come join us for what will be a great talk and Q&A!

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free
Facebook: Here

Quasi in Brief(s)

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Ben Keeshin ’14 writes in with this pun-y concert submission: 

No one wears briefs….

…but we will BE brief! Come to the Olin Lobby at 9 (SHARP!) and enjoy a short, short stack of our proverbial pancakes: 5-6 beautiful little songs. It’s our classic 30-minute Quasimodal quasi-concert.

We have three AWESOME newbies as well as our regular, old-timey cast of ROCKSTARS!

We have new songs, as well as a new, Bufordian take on an old favorite (@TheEmmaBufordFanCluband/orMafia)!

Bring your friends and your moms and your lovers and a Nalgene full of something and hear what Quasi’s been working on all semester. We’d love to have ya.

Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time:
9pm (till 9:30. That’s a study break!)
Where: Olin Library Lobby
Cost: none dollars