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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UCAB Presents: Massages and Manicures

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Stressed out from the hectic semester? Come get pampered at Massages and Manicures!

Massage sign ups available at the UCAB table at lunch and at the event.

First come first serve basis…you don’t wanna miss out on this one!

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Place: Usdan Cafe
Cost: Free

Film Series: Certified Copy

2010. France/Italy/Iran. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. With Juliette Binoche. 106 min.

Life imitates art – or vice versa – in this quiet, contemplative film tracing both a conversation and a relationship that are (to understate it) in flux. A writer and an apparent stranger embark on a surreal afternoon marked by sudden yet ambiguous shifts in topic, language, location, and interpersonal familiarity. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

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

Middletown Potluck Bake Sale Outside Espwesso

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From Ari Ebstein ’16 and Yael Horowitz ’17:

Ever thought that you could really use something sweet and homemade to go with your late night coffee and studying?

Of course you have. Come to Espwesso on Wednesday night (tonight) for some awesome treats! They will be sold at a low cost, and all proceeds will go directly to buying lockers to secure the personal property of homeless citizens in Middletown. These lockers are essential for homeless people as there are no other ways to safeguard their few and valuable belongings, which are often stolen because of a lack of proper storage. Come to Espwesso, buy yummy treats, and feel good about it, too.

Date: 20 Nov. 2013
Time: 9:00pm-1:00am
Place: Outside of Espwesso!
Cost: Pay what you can, but pay something.

WITH Care Benefit Show! [OPEN CALL]

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Leo Enverga ’14 offers another way to help out with relief efforts:

A benefit show is being held after Thanksgiving, bringing together different facets of the Wes performance scene (a capella, dance, bands, cultural performances, etc.), in support of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines!

Come to today’s meeting at 9PM in Usdan 110 to find out more about the event, to volunteer and to confirm your group’s involvement!

Two ways to help with this event:
–   Volunteer! We’ll need help keeping the event running smoothly, promoting and raising awareness for the typhoon and ways to help during the event, and advertising.
–   Perform! We’re having a variety of performers, so please don’t hesitate to join the show’s program! We’re showing the world that all sides of Wes care.

Thanks for your help!

Date: Today, November 20, 2013
Time: 9PM – 10PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free

WEStimonials: Student Experiences with Human Rights in the Middle East

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Joe Ringoen ’14 of WesAmnesty writes in:

Five Wesleyan students from a variety of backgrounds will share first-hand experiences with human rights issues in the Middle East. The testimonial-style presentation will be followed by informal discussion over Middle Eastern food.

The presentation will end by 8pm, so if you’re planning to go to Wes Thinks Big, fear not!

Date: November 20th, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: Freezies

Affordable Care Act Outreach

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From Marshal Lawler ’16:

Want to help sign people up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare?

Come to our information session Wednesday 11/20 at 5:30pm in PAC 001 to learn about the new healthcare law and what we’re doing to get Middletown residents insured. These are people who don’t have insurance and need to learn what their options are!

We’re having an insurance navigator from the Community Health Center on Main St. come to explain the nuances of the law. The more people we sign, up the better the markets will function, so it’s really important that we get this done.

This is a great way to get involved in either politics or public health, as the Community Health Center has lots of opportunities for
students who demonstrate a lot of interest.

Also, there will be pizza and drinks.

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001