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)

Wesleyan Relay For Life Meeting

relayforlifeAnother super important group interest meeting tonight, this one from Chelsea Abowitz ’15:

Wesleyan Relay For Life will be having its first committee meeting of the semester Tuesday night. With the Relay event approaching in April, the committee is going to be busier, more involved, and more exciting than ever. Whether or not you’ve been involved with Relay before, we look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Date: Tuesday aka Today aka January 28th
Time: 7-8 pm
Place: Usdan 110

Alan Watts Student Forum Info Meeting

220px-Alan_WattsThe almost too-friendly-to-function Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14 wants to learn you something:

This half credit student forum engages with the work of Alan Watts, a
beat generation philosopher who popularized Zen Buddhism, Daoism, and Hinduism in the West. The class will read and discuss Watts’ work and the work of other related thinkers. It will also provide a framework
for students to implement Watts’ philosophy into their lives through
practice. To learn more, please come to one of two intro sessions this
week. Tuesday 1-28 at 6 pm in Allbritton 004 and Thursday 1-30 at 6 pm
in Allbritton 304. Please email me if you are interested in showing up
so I can let you know of any changes to time or location.

Date: Tuesday, January 28th and Thursday, January 30th
Time: 6pm
Place: Allbritton 004 and Allbritton 304, respectively

Auditions for Reve D’Amour Op. 5-2


Thinking of auditioning for a play? Maya Herbsman ‘17 might have the one for you.

Come audition for Reve D’Amour Op. 5-2! A new Wes-student-written short play about France, sex, dreams, music, gambling, and secrets! The play follows the story of Amelia, a young urban professional living in New Jersey. The four scenes of the play represent four dreams Amelia has where she sits down and shares a drink with her favorite French composer Gabriel Faure in a bar in Paris.

Rehearsals will be exclusively during the last two weeks in February, leading up to the shows during the weekend of February 28th.

Auditions will be held in the Jones Room on Tuesday, 1/28 and Wednesday, 1/29 from 4-6. No preparation needed!

Date: Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 4-6pm
Place: The Jones room (this is somewhere in the CFA, I think. Good luck figuring it out)

Wes, Divest! Kicks Off the Semester


It’s a new semester and the activism is already on a roll.  This important message brought to you by the one and only Angus McLean ’16:

Do you want Wes to practice what it preaches? Join the fight for fossil fuel divestment! Whether you’re a dancer, an econ major, or just someone who is generally concerned about the future stop by and learn how we can make a feasible and formidable difference by responsibly shifting our investments away from the most powerful and dangerous industry on Earth.