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)

Apply to Creating Connections, A Networking Event

Matt Donahue ’14 writes in to share his wisdom:

Connect@Wes: Creating Connections
Creating Connections is a speed-networking event designed to help you polish and improve your networking and presentation skills and will help you put into practice much of what we discussed during our drop-in appointment. Once you apply and are accepted to the program you will be matched with Expert Advisors (recruiters, hiring managers, alumni & parents) for brief one-on-one sessions allowing you to practice your pitch and build professional relationships.

WeSleep Matterzzz

Lizzzzzzz Weinstein ’16 cares about your zzzzzz’s

Start off the semester right in the spirit of Mindfulness Month
learning about the balance of sleep, nutrition, and exercise from Wes
alum Dr. Shelley Berson ’81. There will be FREE dinner, yoga, and
sleep-related goodies for all that attend. Feel free to invite your

When: Today February 10th  6:30-8:15pm
Where: Usdan 108
Cost: Free

Race and Citizenship in American Studies Faculty Panel

The most worldly and wonderful Hibiki Mizuno ’15 invites you to an event this afternoon. 

Come learn what American Studies can tell us about race and
citizenship with faculty panelists Joel Pfister, Amy Tang, Laura
Grappo and J. K?haulani Kauanui! Amazing Almond Cookies From Lucibellos in New Haven and Fresh Apple Cider from Lyman’s Orchards in Middlefield will sweeten the food for thought.

Panelists will explore this crucial field in both historical and
contemporary terms and discuss new research directions.
Topics include settler colonialism and the structural legacy of
slavery, Native Studies, Latin@ Studies, Asian American Studies, and
comparative work with African American Studies.

What: Race and citizenship panel sponsored by the American Studies Department and the American Studies Majors Committee
When: Today, Tuesday, 2/10 4:15-6:00pm
Where: Downey 113
Cost: Free! (and free food)

Faculty Panelist Profile after the jump:

Middletown Potluck Meeting


Ari Ebstein ’16 makes a decent argument about doing away with locked doors in communal spaces. Now he invites you to partake in community projects:

Middletown Potluck is a student group that partners with community organizations to host potluck dinners around social justice issues. This semester, based on the relations we’ve formed with various community groups in the past year, we’re trying to expand what we do outside of potlucks to assist in more community projects. To do this we need MOAR PPL, so if the prospect of helping achieve social justice in Middletown–in as minimally paternalistic a way as possible–appeals to you, then come to our meeting tonight @ 9pm, 200 Church. :)

Date: Today, February 10
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: 200 Church
Cost: your heart

Month of Mindfulness Continues


Katie McLaughlin ’15 brings you more mindfulness:

The Month of Mindfulness started off with a bang! If you missed the first week though, there are plenty of opportunities to be mindful this month.

Monday (2/10) from 6:30 to 8:15 in Usdan 108, there will be a sleep specialist coming to Wesleyan. This will include a FREE dinner, a talk about sleep on college campuses, yoga and sleep related goodies. Bring your friends!

Public Lecture on “The Arab Spring, Libya, and U.S. Policy”

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If you want to know what you’re really talking about when you talk about Libya and the Arab Spring, Aletta Brady ’15  thinks you should go to this lecture tomorrow afternoon:

Mietek Boduszynsk will give a public lecture on “The Arab Spring, Libya, and U.S. Policy” in PAC 001, on Monday February 10th at 4:15pm. Mietek Boduszynski is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at Pomona College. Prior to joining Pomona, he was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department.