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)

Punchline Gives Thanks


Cade Leebron ’14 writes:

Come feast with Punchline! (Wesleyan’s first/greatest/last/only stand-up comedy collective) as we stuff ourselves with delicious comedy and give thanks for all our blessings (namely, three brand-new members).

Laugh with us, cry with us, feel uncomfortably full with us, and argue with us like we’re your very own relatives!

  • TIME?: 9pm
  • PLACE?: Nics Lounge
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Middletown Potluck at First Church

1426513_10151947591813886_1585432751_nFrom Ari Ebstein ’16:

Middletown Potluck is hosting a dinner at First Church (161 Court St.) today from 5:00-7:30. There will be speakers from St. Vincent du Paul’s homelessness outreach group LEADS, and afterwards, there will be an open community forum about the issues of hunger and homeless with the goal of creating one actionable item we can commit to as a community to alleviate some of the struggles associated with hunger and homelessness.

Please come. Cooking at First Church from 1-5– come to help if you can; clothes drive next to St. Vincent from 3-5, for those who want to attend; dinner from 5:00-7:30.

Bring food if you can, as many attendees will come from food insecure backgrounds.

Don’t pretend you’re busy! Come to this!

Date: 16 Nov. 2013
Time: 5:00-7:30pm
161 Court St.
Cost: Free, but bringing food is recommended.

The Spirited Sinners and Sinning Spirits


From Rob Roth ’14:

Why are you in the library on a Saturday night?!

Cuz its the Cardinal Sinners and The Spirits 367th biannual joint concert!

THAT’S WHY. #thisiswhy

The dirty deetz:
Olin Library Main Lobby
Saturday, November 16
7 pm

be derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 7 – 7:30 PM
Place: Olin Library Main Lobby
Cost: free
Link: here

Film Series: Nights of Cabiria

1957. Italy. Dir: Federico Fellini. With Giulietta Masina. 110 min.

Masina delivers a splendid, sprightly performance as a down-on-her-luck prostitute who wanders the streets of Rome, suffering repeated heartbreak but somehow always managing to rebound with wide-eyed optimism. At turns uproariously joyous and heart-wrenchingly tragic, the film tells a haunting yet unceasingly humanistic tale of a desperate soul.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Wesleyan University Orchestra Fall Concert


Can you hear those violins yet? From Harim Jung ’16: 

Join the Wesleyan University Orchestra in our first concert of the 2013-2014 season! This will be our first concert under the leadership of Wesleyan’s new conductor and professor, Nadya Potemkina.

We are very excited to present our amazing program that features the following works:

  • Overture from Don Giovanni – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 – Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Come and enjoy these beautiful works as we begin a new chapter for the Wesleyan Orchestra. The concert is FREE!!!

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free

Thai Fun at Typhoon Restaurant with SHOFCO


A message from Maeve Russell ’14:

Thai food is Thai fun at Typhoon on Main Street in Middletown! 15% of proceeds go to The Kibera School for Girls through SHOFCO-Wesleyan!

Lunch and dinner through Saturday 11/16
Lunch 11:30-3 PM
Dinner 3-9 PM

Typhoon does takeout if you’re in a rush. AND is BYOB.
We all know everyone is running out of points so why not get your Thai on this weekend, all weekend?!

Date: November 15-16, 2013
Time: 11:30-9 PM
Place: Typhoon Restaurant (360 Main Street)
Cost: the price of your delicious meal