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 Breaking Yard @ Earth House


Gabe Greenberg ’14:

Its Wednesday and you’ve been working hard. take a break! treat yo self. Come to Earth House and unwind for a bit with the must of Portland, Oregon based folk band The Breaking Yard

The Breaking Yard is making a stop at Wesleyan on their North American tour. They describe themselves as a “cinematic Indie Folk with an Acoustic-Electronic sounding flare whose intricate instrumentation, haunting harmonies and swelling energy has enthralled audiences all over the country.

instruments show-cased include but are not limited to the violin, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, drums, chains, electric guitar, harmonium, bass, banjo, and 8-string ukelele…

But don’t take MY word for it, go give em a listen!

Date: TODAY, December 4th
Time: 9:30pm
Place: Earth House (corner of Lawn and High)
Cost: None

Documentary Screening: Sins Invalid


Submitted by Emma Maclean ’14:

Come to see the new documentary about the performance troupe Sins Invalid who are unashamed to claim beauty in the face of invisibility. Their website states “Sins Invalid is a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artist of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.” The screening will be in Downey House at 7:30. The film only runs about a half hour and then there will be a brief discussion for those who want to stick around and talk. This is a great short study break during a busy last week of classes. Plus there will be snacks!
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 7:30pm
Where: Downey House 113
Cost: Free! There will be snacks!

Responsible Alcohol Consumption Seminar


From Beta Theta Pi:

The brothers of Beta Theta Pi cordially invite all Wesleyan students to participate in a discussion about responsible drinking practices. Beta Theta Pi junior Bobby Cunningham has spent this semester putting together an extensive presentation regarding safe drinking habits. He will lead the discussion, focusing on what we can do as individuals as well as a community to encourage and promote sensible alcohol consumption and avoid the consequences of excessive drinking.

Please stop by 184 High Street at 9:15 pm TODAY to find out what you can do to not only better yourself but also improve social responsibility amongst the Wesleyan community. This will be a great opportunity to focus and reflect on responsible vs. irresponsible drinking, learn about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, and adopt smarter, safer drinking habits. There will be fun facts and non sequiturs galore.

We look forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday night.

Date: Wednesday, December 4
New Time: 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Place: 184 High Street
Cost: free

The Last WestCo Open Mic of the Year


Willie Zabar ’16 has a way with words:

IT’S THE WESTCO OPEN MIC featuring the WESTCO BATTLE OF THE BANDS wherein Westco’s top bands will wow you and zow you.

But there’s more than just music!

We’ll have:

  • MATH

Come, perform, watch!

It’ll be a blast (if you know what I mean).

  • DATE?: Tonight. Wednesday, December 4th.
  • TIME?: signups @ 9:00pm, show starts @ 9:30pm
  • PLACE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Film Series: Almayer’s Folly

2011. France/Belgium. Dir: Chantal Akerman. With Stanislas Merhar. 127 min.

Joseph Conrad’s debut novel shifts to 1950s Malaysia, where the titular trader desperately unravels in the jungle heat as he tries to raise his mixed-race daughter. Akerman and Conrad make an unexpectedly inspired pairing – jokes that it’s a “postcolonial Jewish feminist response to Apocalypse Now.” Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

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

WesBAM! Instructor Information Session


From the unstoppable Renee Dunn ’14:

Interested in instructing or simply want to learn more about what it is we do?

Come to a brief, informal information session in which we will explain our mission, operations, and how you can apply to teach or get involved otherwise, followed by a Q&A session. Bring your lunch, bring a friend, and come on by!

If you have any questions, feel free to email rdunn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu!

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: WesWell PHA Office in the Davison Health Center