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)

Film Series: The Rules of the Game

1939. France. Dir: Jean Renoir. With Nora Gregor, Marcel Dalio. 110 min.

When bourgeois Parisians converge on a country estate for a weekend retreat, a nobleman’s petty scheme to lose his mistress becomes twisted up among various jealousies, affairs, and murder. Renoir’s dark, meticulously shot satire of the hypocrisies and disregard of French high society has long been placed among the greatest films of all time.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

First Workday of the Year at Long Lane Farm

Hailey Sowden ’15 and her band of merry agrarians write in:


Tired of this never ending winter? Well good news!  It’s almost groundhog day and we’re pretty sure it’s spring at Long Lane Farm!  Come hang out in our balmy hoophouse (55 degrees fahrenheit!) look/eat some green things, and help repair a chicken coop so we can welcome our new feathered friends come (actual) spring.  Hot chocolate, coffee, donuts, and good company will be provided.

If you’ve never been to the farm before, now’s the perfect time!  It’s past Freeman, on the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth.
Date: Saturday, February 1st
Time: 10am – 2pm
Place: Long Lane Farm

Terpsichore Auditions

62348_10202732183533252_556633318_nFrom Stellar Levy ’15:

Terpsichore is bigger and badder than ever this semester and is looking for dancers (and choreographers) of all types, sizes, and experience levels to be part of an amazing dance community and performance!

The Terpsichore show is an extremely unique showcase of student  dancing and choreography that occurs each semester. Any student can choose to choreograph a dance and will present a short phrase at the auditions. Anyone at the audition can try out for any and all pieces! Dances have included Dracula’s Wedding, Space Jam, ballet, modern dance, 80s workout videos, and some great hip-hop.

If you can’t make it to the auditions and want to participate in Terp this semester, OR you have any questions, please contact us at ctong[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or srwilliams[at]wesleyan[dot]edu


Date: Saturday, February 1
Time: 1:00 to 4:30
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room

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

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.