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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Teach-in on Repression of Trans* Activism

pissedofftransAs the SJB hearing for three trans* students charged with degendering campus bathrooms as part of a direct action campaign last month looms closer, allies have organized a teach-in in Usdan today to fill the community in on the facts.

 Justine Mitchell ’14 writes in with the deets:

A lot has been happening on campus regarding the de-gendering of bathrooms and the subsequent response from the University.
Come to a student-led info session/discussion about what has been going on.
Get the facts and ask as many questions as you want.

We will cover things like….
the history of trans* activism at Wes
the importance of de-gendering bathrooms
the events that transpired this semester &
the university’s response

Date: TODAY – Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Place: Usdan black couches

Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert

From Julia Conrad ’14 about a nicer lunch:

When was the last time you really feel like you lived lunch to the fullest?

Stop by Crowell Concert Hall anytime from 12-1 to catch the Wesleyan Chamber Music Concert for the dance party of the year. Program includes hits by Cesar Cui and Sergei Prokofiev.

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

Projects for Peace and PCSE Seed Grant Information Sessions

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From Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering two grants to fund projects or ventures led by one or more Wesleyan student(s).

PCSE SEED GRANT: Three $5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Details and timeline here. Read about last year’s winners here.

KATHRYN W. DAVIS PRIZE FOR PEACE: One $10,000 grant for a grassroots summer project anywhere in the world which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties.  Details and timeline here. Read about last year’s winners here.

There are two remaining information sessions focused primarily on these two grants. Students who are considering applying for a PCSE Seed Grant and/or a Davis Prize are strongly encouraged to attend one of these meetings.

During these sessions, staff may also be available to answer questions about the Patricelli Center Enrichment Grant, the Patricelli Center Internship GrantWesleyan Summer Experience Grant, and various awards and prizes offered outside of Wesleyan.

Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 12:15pm
Place: Usdan 114 on Tuesday and Usdan 136 on Wednesday

Alternative Spring Break Info Session

From Francesca Moree ’14:

Appalled at the amount of time you have over spring break (March 8-23)?
Want to get your chill on but also do something productive with that massive block of time?

Come hear from Alex Drexler, coordinator of Habitat for Humanity ASB, and Bruno Machiavelo, coordinator of the Middletown spring break project to hear about their respective ideas for springtime travel and fun!

Feel free to contact Alex at adrexler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Bruno at bmachiavelot[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re interested but can’t attend.

Date: Tuesday, December 3
Time: 7:30-8 P.M.
Place: 41 Wyllys, Rm. 110