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)

The Hangman’s Lime Submissions Deadline is Approaching

Zach Sporn ’15 encourages you to plant some poet-trees:
The Hangman’s Lime, Wesleyan’s only all-poetry magazine, is still looking for a lot more submissions! If you or anyone you know loves to write poetry, please encourage them to submit by midnight this Thursday, November 21st. All submissions are reviewed anonymously, but if you’d also like your poetry to be published anonymously, you can include that in your submission email to hangmanslime(at)gmail(dot)com.
Deadline: Thursday, November 21st
Time: Midnight
Facebook: Yes.

Apply for Free Tickets to the Social Entrepreneurship Institute

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 12.23.41 PMFrom Jelisa Adair ’13 and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship:

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering two free tickets to Unite for Sight’s day-long Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013 (the last day of fall semester classes). Priority will likely be given to undergraduate applicants, but alumni, faculty, and staff are also welcome to apply. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and travel expense reimbursement may be arranged.

According to the Unite for Sight website, “The Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development.  In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.”

Read after the jump to see topics, speakers, and how you can score free tickets!

CSS Info Session – Today at Noon


The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a multidisciplinary major that combines history, economics, government, and social theory into one program. CSS is characterized by small classes, weekly papers, and, apparently, vague event descriptions. But there will be an information session at noon today in the CSS Lounge on the fourth floor of PAC. The co-chairs and current CSS students will be present to talk to interested freshmen about the application process. There will also be pizza, which will just be there to be eaten.

Date: TODAY, Tuesday, November 19
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: CSS Lounge (fourth floor of PAC)
CSS Website?: Here


Flag-Pins-Israel-ChinaHMs Lynn Ma ’16 and Talia Baurer ’15 present to you this program:

Join us for a discussion led by Professor Vera Schwarcz of the History department on Jewish identity in China!!

Sponsored by the Bayit and Chinese House, this event will cover the “youtai of China as an example of enduring Jewish attachment in our time.” (VS)

Chinese food will be served for dinner!!!

Taken her class on this topic before? Never even knew Jews existed in China? It doesn’t matter how much you know! Come out and listen in for a little bit on this fascinating topic :)

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5-6:30pm
Place: The Bayit
Cost: FREE!

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reads from The End of San Francisco


Courtesy of Ben Guilmette ’15:

Described by The Stranger as “a gender-fucking tower of pure pulsingpurple fabulous,” Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is a writer, activist,artist, and queer critic. She is the author of two novels, So ManyWays to Sleep Badly and Pulling Taffy, and the editor of fivenonfiction anthologies, including Why Are Faggots So Afraid ofFaggots, Nobody Passes, and That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies forResisting Assimilation. The End of San Francisco is her first memoir.

Date: Tuesday, Nov 19
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: Russell House

Scrambled/Lost/Rotten/Dead: Research on the Margins, In the Archive with History Professor Courtney Fullilove


Shannon Welch ’14 gives you yet another awesome opportunity to learn about random tidbits of history…

THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS: In the Archive with History Professor Courtney Fullilove


Professor Fullilove is completing a book about global seeds and local knowledge in 19th-century American agricultural development. She believes there’s no such thing as a trivial source and will discuss mining material traditionally neglected by historians — decaying seeds, discarded records, and dead letters — for unlikely insights into the nature of state power.


Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: PAC 107