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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Food Justice, Sustainability, and Sovereignty at Wesleyan and Beyond Student Forum Interest Meeting!

cats-and-veggiesFrom Noelle Hiam ’15 and Rachel Lindy ’15:

Do you eat food? Ever wonder where your food comes from? Are you interested in animals rights and/or environmental or social justice? If so, come to the interest meeting for the Food Justice, Sustainability, and Sovereignty forum this Monday evening at 7:00. There will be free snacks.

Date: Monday, January 27
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Affordable Care Act Outreach

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From Marshal Lawler ’16:

Want to help sign Middletown residents up for health insurance under the new health law?

Come to PAC 001 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday the 27th for a first meeting of the year. We’re planning our first outreach event which will be in Meriden. This should be only the first of many events.

This is a great opportunity for people who want to get involved with Connecticut politics/public health!

Date: Monday, January 27
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: PAC 001

Espwesso Opens Tonight!

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This brief post from Sam Sikder ’14:

Espwesso opens for the semester tonight from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM. Stop by and warm up. Happy first full week of school everyone!

PS. Espwesso is STILL hiring for 2 positions!

Date: Sunday, January 26
Time: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Espwesso

Info Session for Matt Amylon ’14’s Student Forum on Grant Morrison – Monday, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Image by Frank Quitely

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“Grant Morrison: Comic Book Writer/Rock Star/Wizard” is an earnest attempt to cure Wesleyan of stilted, sub-intro-level “the Graphic Novel” courses through a focused, informed perspective on a specific topic within the vast and daunting medium of comics. To wit, the works of Glaswegian comics auteur Grant Morrison, MBE.

Morrison (1960-) has been one of the most influential voices in the comics medium for twenty-five years, a member of the same 1980s “British invasion” that brought Alan Moore (WATCHMEN) and Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN) to the attention of American readers. Morrison quickly proved to be still more eclectic than those two innovators, earning his fame in 1988 with a bestselling graphic novel (ARKHAM ASYLUM: A SERIOUS HOUSE ON SERIOUS EARTH) about the Jungian unconscious, Aleister Crowley’s Thoth tarot deck, and Batman. Since then, he has time and time again demonstrated an ability to oscillate between personal works such as THE FILTH and high-profile superhero comics while bringing similar thematic concerns and stylistic innovations to each. 

Audition for TREES!

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From Alexandra Stovicek ’17:

Come auditions for TREES! An original musical!

TREES tells the story of a single day at a fictional New England summer camp Structured as a series of letters home, TREES follows the trials and tribulations of a group of campers and counselors trying to make the most of their summer by whatever means possible. With an
acoustic, folk score filled with campfire bangers, TREES is about growing up, refusing to grow up, and learning to how to love yourself and those around you.