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

 

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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Table Talk with Amy Bloom

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From Izzy Rode ’14:

Every Thursday beginning TODAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, Amy Bloom, Welseyan’s Kim-Frank Writer-in-Residence, will be hosting Table Talk:

All things prose. Anything you want to discuss? Translation, problems with papers, letters you can’t bring yourself to write, expressions that puzzle you, books that you can’t finish (as a reader or a writer), anything to do with the word, the sentence or the paragraph.

Please come and discuss.

(Over a cup of coffee or glass of wine)

I hope you come,
Amy Bloom

Date: Febuary 6th and every Thursday following
Time: 5pm-6pm
Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing (167 High Street)
Cost: 0 dollars and cents

Ian Teixeira Presents: “Birthday Party”

If it’s your very merry unbirthday, or you feel like wearing a pointed hat for no reason, Ian Teixeira ’17 has just the event for you:

A birthday party is a joyous occasion. A party celebrating two
birthdays, twice as so. Now imagine the sheer ecstasy of a room in
which it is everyone’s birthday; no one is left out because each one
of us is the birthday boy or girl or genderqueer person! 

The event will feature birthday-themed decorations, hats, streamers,
and music. There will not be a birthday cake, because cake is for
nerds,” Teixeira added.

“The most fun that’s been had on campus since the 1800’s”
-President Michael Roth

Film Series: Israeli Short Films

Approximately 66 min. total

In Wherever You Go, a Jewish woman en route to crash her estranged sister’s wedding joins up with a Bedouin woman fleeing her own. Welcome and…Our Condolences is a comedy about an immigrating family’s bureaucratic nightmare when their old aunt dies on the trip over. Speaker: David Fisher, Israeli film director.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Nobunny + baby gap @ Eclectic 2/6

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Dance yr face off with Isadora Dannin ’14:

NOBUNNY has been performing lo-fi garage punk + bubblegum power pop since 2001

On stage, NOBUNNY will probably dress and undress in a bunny mask. He may also incorporate raw meat, weaves, ball gags, firecrackers, panties, knee pads, and/or coats made of trash.

baby gap is some stupid punky pop by Olivia HauserRachel Connor, and Mia Rossi, all ’14.

Myspace! Interview! Facebook!

THURSDAY // ECLECTIC // 10 PM

Date: Tonight, February 6th
Time: 10 pm (over at midnight; everyone turns to pumpkin)
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Nope

S’Mores & Scary Stories @ ADP

A dynamic duo, Mike Glasser ’16 and Colin O’Connor ’15, warn of a situation/share an invitation: Smores2

It’s 6:30PM tomorrow and you’re holed up inside your dorm room after the snow storm that has blasted Wesleyan. You ate your last 3 packs of ramen when you went on a binge last Saturday night, and you have no food. You feel cold and lonely. It doesn’t have to continue this way. Come over to Alpha Delt at 7pm tomorrow to chill, eat some s’mores, and hear (or tell) some scary stories while sitting by a warm, cozy fire, all of these courtesy of the membership. Feel free to bring your backpack and stay to study afterwards as well.

DATE: Tomorrow/Thursday, February 6th
TIME: 7-8:30, plus studying after if you want to
PLACE: Alpha Delt

The Risks and Rewards of K-12 Educational Entrepreneurism

Jack-LeonardFrom Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

Presented by: Dr. Jack Leonard, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts Boston

America has a long tradition of entrepreneurism, which is admired around the world. The entrepreneurial leadership style is central to our American democratic image as the land of opportunity. And in K-12 schooling, hardly a day goes by without an appeal for entrepreneurial leaders who can “think outside the box.” However, there is also widespread skepticism about entrepreneurism in education, which often implies larger-than-life leaders who are willing to take questionable risks in a fiercely competitive market – hardly the ideal environment for children.