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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KIRTAN!

A succinct and enthusiastic message from Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:

SINGING CHANTING FEELING WITH YOUR FRIENDS. COME FEEL GOOD BY MAKING
BEAUTIFUL NOISES. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Date: Tuesday, 2/11
Time: 9-10 pm
Place: BuHo Mediation Room (356 Washington)

French Table

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Wanna pick up more girls and boys at parties? Come practice the
language of love at the French table every Wednesday @ USDAN from 12
to 1pm, with the two TAs from Paris, Manon & Ameline. For a fun time
filled with food and conversation! Beret optional.

Where: Usdan dining hall on the right side
When: 12-1pm every Wednesday

GFREEwes Bakes GLUTEN-FREE Cake

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Rachel Sobelsohn ’17 brings you:

Wesleyan’s first ever gluten-free club is having its first ever gluten-free cake bake Tuesday February 11, at 8PM in the Bayit.

The cake will be gluten-free, kosher, dairy-free, AND STILL TASTE GREAT. This is the best cake mix. You will be fooled into thinking it is “normal” cake. (But it’s so much better than that.)

Please tell your gluten-free friends!! We love all people though so if you are not gluten-free but want to bake and eat a cake, just materialize at the aforementioned place and time and we will accept you with open hearts.

Also, we have a new name: GFREEwes (Gluten-Free Wesleyan)!

Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 8:00 PM
Place:  The Bayit
Cost: Free!

A Different Kind of Healing: My Journey to Being a Camp Doc

From Catherine MacLean ’14:

Join the Wesleyan Career Center and the Wesleyan Chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for the first in a series of informative talks about the practice of medicine this semester. Dr. Sharon Space, current medical director of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, will speak about her journey from the world of academic medicine as the head of Boston Medical Center’s sickle cell program, to overseeing medical care for thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses in Hole in the Wall’s innovative camp programming. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Place: South College A/B

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.

Julia’s Star Information Session

Sivan Battat ’15 brings you:

Julia’s Star is a children’s book written by Johanna Justin-Jinich. It tells a story about the injurious effects of intolerance, and how curiosity, friendship, knowledge and trust can overcome prejudice. Every spring, several Wesleyan students read the story and facilitate a discussion about difference and how to understand/appreciate diversity of others with elementary schoolers around Middletown.

This project is about talking to children in an honest and real way about prejudice and stereotyping. Diversity training is not part of Connecticut state curriculum, but we feel it is essential for students to grow up with the vocabulary to talk about prejudice, to know how to ask each other questions, and to learn to embrace and enjoy difference. This is a special project that encourages important conversation about difference while honoring the memory of Johanna Justin-Jinich by sharing the magic of her book.