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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Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor Opening

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From Erinn Roos-Brown:

Evan Roth’s new show “Intellectual Property Donor” is where viral media meets art, and graffiti connects with technology. Hear Roth talk at 4:30pm in the CFA Hall about how he hacks existing systems to subvert them from the private realm to the public. Then come to the opening reception at Zilkha Gallery at 5:30pm to see how he brings together the worlds of street culture and computer programming.

Date: TODAY
Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Place: CFA Hall and Zilkha Gallery

Film Series: I Am Divine

2013. USA. Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz. Documentary. 90 min.

This fun new doc celebrates Divine, né Harris Glenn Milstead, the often filthy and always fabulous muse to a young John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble). Schwarz chronicles the life of the drag icon who rose like a phoenix from a marginalized, bullied childhood in Baltimore to superstardom.

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

Meditation and you

The lovely Katie McLaughlin ’15 is keeping you in mind. Another memo:

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Wesleyan’s month of mindfulness is kicking off its first FREE class this Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 PM. There will also be a hike this Sunday February 9 (2-5 PM) with the outing club that will entail about an hour of hiking followed by journaling with tea and cocoa in outhouse. Please email Katie at kmclaughlin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you are interested in going on the hike and let her know if you have access to a car.

Here is some info about the class on Wednesday:

You may have many questions about meditation. What is it? How do I do it? There are many different kinds of meditation out there. Where do I start? How do I sustain a practice in this crazy, busy world? Why even bother? What is all the hype about “Mindfulness?”

Thirty years of scientific research has proven that people who regularly practice mindfulness experience decreased stress and anxiety, better focus and concentration, increased empathy and understanding of others, increased sense of calm, and skillful responses to difficult emotions. Come learn the basic practice of mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. Come with curiosity, compassion and wonder. Dress comfortably and be prepared simply to try your best.

Sign up now!

Date: February 5, 2014
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room
Cost: FREEEEE

Silent Faces/Angkor: Gallery Opening – Postponed to February 12 Due to Snow!

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A message about great art (and free food) Rachel Hirsch ’15:

Come to the opening of Mary Heebner’s installation at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. Includes a gallery talk by the center’s curator and a lunch buffet.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12 (NOTE: This event has been postponed.)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Cost: Free!

Resonance Journal Call for Submissions

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

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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

WesReads/WesMath Tutor Training Sessions

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A note for potential tutors from Angela Yoo ’15:

Do you love to work with really cute kids? Join WesMath/WesReads! Minimum of 1 hour commitment per week. Tutor students in grades 2-5 at Macdonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School. All interested/returning tutors must attend a training session (dates/times listed below). All training sessions will be held in Allbritton 311. Hope to see you there!

Learn more at our website.

Dates/Times: Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2:00 PM or Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 PM (for returning tutors)
Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 PM or Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 PM (for new tutors)
Place: Allbritton 311
Contact: wes.reads.math[at]gmail[dot]com