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



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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)

Student Forum Interest Meeting Tonight: Entrepreneurship Studies 101

** Full disclosure: The writer of this post is one of the leaders for this forum, who just also happens to write for Wesleying. He promises you an extremely biased post.**

Forum_FlyerInterested in entrepreneurship? Curious as to what entrepreneurship is, who entrepreneurs are, or how they go about being said entrepreneur?

Come to the interest meeting for the Spring ’14 student forum, Out of Practice, Into Theory: Entrepreneurship Studies 101, co-led by Alex Cantrell ’14 and Katya Sapozhnina ’16. For more information, check out the syllabus here, and apply here.

Date: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 7 PM
Place: Allbritton 103
Cost: Freemium

Chilling, Snacking, and Talking (and Stuff) — NOW

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From the friendly folks at ADP:

Stressed about Drop/Add? Swamped a week into the semester? Shivering in the arctic Middletown breeze? Drop by Alpha Delt after your 4 PM class for some chilling. And snacking. And talking. And stuff. Because who doesn’t love free food and a well-heated living room?

Date: Today, January 29th
Time: 4:15-6:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delt
Cost: A warm hello

Westco Open Mic


Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

It’s 2014–YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! That’s right, The Westco Open Mic is back! Come show off your music, comedy, acts, action, or whatever! It’s an open mic, open to everyone of every age group and caliber. You should probably come.

  • DATE?: Tonight.
  • TIME?: Signups at 10pm, mic at 10:30pm.
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Film Series: Rear Window

1954. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Grace Kelly. 112 min.

A wheelchair-bound photographer spends his days snooping on his neighbors through their windows; this hobby not only trumps his interest in his girlfriend (Grace effing Kelly!), but cues him to suspect sinister deeds across the courtyard. Hitchcock’s thriller indulges the voyeurism of film-going, providing the most fun one can have with a broken leg.

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

Audition for HAMLET

Woops, did I just use a picture of David Tennant playing Hamlet? I suppose I did.

To be Dylan Zwickel ’14, or to not be Dylan Zwickel ’14? That’s, like, not even a question:

Auditions for HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by S. Dylan Zwickel, will be held WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29TH and THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH, from 7-10 pm in the EAST ROOM in the Theater Studios.

Callbacks will take place Saturday, February 1st, from noon-5 pm, in the Jones Room. Please sign up for an audition slot on this Google doc and come prepared with a classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare).

Wesleyan Equestrian Team Information Meeting

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Did you know Wesleyan had an equestrian team? I didn’t. But now I do and you do too!   Ellen Alexander invites you to come and ride:

Wesleyan’s Equestrian team is a club team that rides at Windcrest Farm in Hebron, CT. We are hitting the ground running this semester, so if you’d like to join please come to our mandatory information meeting! Showing is optional; the only commitment is a semester of lessons.

Date: Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 10pm-11pm
Place: Nics lounge