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: Captain Phillips

2013. USA. Dir: Paul Greengrass. With Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi. 134 min.

Greengrass’s (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum) nail-biting, superbly acted docudrama depicts a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates. The escalating situation culminates in an intense standoff with the U.S. Navy that pits two “captains” together in the most extreme of circumstances.

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

New Teen Force Improv Auditions

friendly-giant11Albert Tholen ’15 wants YOU for New Teen Force:

New Teen Force–Wesleyan’s freeform, longform improv comedy group–is holding auditions this weekend!

We’ll be meeting both Friday (1/31), 4-6 PM, and Saturday (2/1), from  1-3 PM. Come to either session!

No experience required. And definitely no preparatio required.

Date: Friday, 1/31 and Saturday 2/1
Time: 1-3 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe
Facebook event

Resonance Journal Call for Submissions

Rachel Hirsch ’15 writes in with this surprisingly laconic plea:


Resonance, the East Asian Studies Journal, is looking for essays, creative writing, and artwork for their next issue. Send your work to resonance[dot]journal[at]gmail[dot]com!

Time: Now until 2/8
Place: Online
Cost: free

Contra Dance


From Sarah Hensiek ’13:

The first Wes Contra dance of the year is this Friday!! Come hang out with all of your favorite orgo lab friends and meet new friends while you’re at it!

The band and caller are local CT folks – awesome as always. Fulfill your New Year’s resolution to try something new! Come for as much or as little as you want – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Date: January 31st
Time: 8PM – 11PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: FREE

Outreach Program Interest Meeting

Flyer2From Miranda Linsky ’14:

This is a really fun job opportunity especially for international
students, Asian Americans, and East Asian Studies majors that only requires a couple hours on some Fridays. Lunch from Typhoon will be provided at the interest meeting this Friday!

Date: Friday, January 31
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Audition for Shrak the Musical: the Musical


Do you ever have thoughts that you don’t want to say out loud but then you do??? Then come audition for Shrak The Musical: The Musical, a student-written, absolutely original play about an ogre that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard of or anything that’s copyrighted.  You want this.  You NEED this.  But also, we need you.  We WANT you.  Doesn’t matter if you’ve acted or sung before.  Come with a monologue or song or anything if you like, or don’t, we really don’t care.  We promise a life-changing experience, no matter what.

Date/Time:  Friday January 31st from 4-6pm OR Saturday February 1st from 5-7pm
Place: The Jones Room (TST 101 [In the theater studios])
Check out the Facebook event here.
Questions? Email Nick Petrillo ’15 at npetrillo[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.