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



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)

Film Series: Museum Hours

2012. Austria/USA. Dir: Jem Cohen. With Mary Margaret O’Hara. 106 min.

A stranded woman forges a friendship with a guard at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum – two lonely souls meeting in a temple of beauty within the cold, dark city. Cohen ‘84 shines a light on a love of art that bonds people, feeding a compulsion to see beauty in the seemingly mundane that remains long after the film ends.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Make it Rain Berkshares: A talk on local currency from Alice Maggio ’10

Western Massachusetts Launches Its Own Currency

From Ari Ebstein ’16:

Alice Maggio ’10 is coming to speak this Thursday @ 200 Church from 7:00-8:30 about her role as Program Director of the Berkshares local currency program in Berkshires, MA. As she writes in the description of her talk, “Local currency as a tool for citizen-based economic development,” that by fixating for decades on the global economy we have “lost many of the tools and models that helped local and regional economies to function.” One such tool is local currency. Berkshares — one of the nation’s largest local currencies — provides one such model for sustainable, local economic revitalization.

The talk will be sponsored by the Sociology and French departments.

Here is PBS’s profile of the local currency — check it out! :)

Date: Thursday, December 5
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Berkshares

Second Stage Presents BROADCAST

From the illustrious Dylan Zwickel ’14:

A new musical about people and technology.

Music by Scott Murphy
Words by Nathan Christensen
Directed by S. Dylan Zwickel

Tickets available in the Usdan Box Office starting at 10 AM on the day of each performance. The house is small, so make sure to get there early! If you’re unable to get a ticket, come to the ’92 an hour before the performance to put your name on the waiting list.

Please note: the Thursday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, but Friday night is at 9.

When: Thursday, December 5th 8pm; Friday, December 6th 9pm; Saturday, December 7th 8pm
Where: ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE! Get your tickets from the Box Office.

World AIDS Day Movie Screening

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Join the Planned Parenthood Campus Action Interns, ASHA, Open House and the Queer Resource Center for a screening of the award-winning documentary How To Survive A Plague!

How To Survive A Plague is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

There will also be FREE INDIAN FOOD courtesy of Udupi for all you point-less and meal-less folks!

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Place: PAC001
Cost: FREE!


Need help getting into the spirit of the season? UCAB has the perfect event coming up!winter-clip-art-3

Who says you cant have a Winterfest without snow? This Thursday we’re pulling out all the stops! Gingerbread House making competition! Cider! Hot Cocoa! Cookies! Photos with Ole St. Nick and his snowmen! Snowflake ornaments (in which said photos can be placed)! We will be also be announcing the winner of the iPad mini raffle! Come close out the semester with UCAB’s last event this Thursday at 7pm and be sure to be around for the drawing of the winning ticket at 9pm sharp!

Date: Thursday, December 5th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan
Cost: Free

CPE Presents The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars

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Did you binge-watch Orange is the New Black this summer? Want to learn more about life in a real women’s prison? Are you interested in feminism? Education? Our country’s broken prison system? Maybe even all of the above???

Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education ‘s screening of The Grey Area this Thursday in PAC 002 at 7:00PM! The film provides an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars.

Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum security women’s prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison.