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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Cupcakes and Mocktails

cupcakes and mocktails invitation

From Lynna Zhong ’15 and Marjahn Finlayson ’15:

Womanist and Women of Color House is hosting our biannual Cupcakes and Mocktails! Look your best and get ready to enjoy deliciously made cupcakes and drinks with fellow Wes ladies. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Date: TODAY, Feb 14th
Time: 8PM to 11PM
Place: 44 Brainerd
Cost: FREE
Link: Facebook

Film Series: The Rock

1996. USA. Dir: Michael Bay. With Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage. 136 min.

When a rogue general steals rockets armed with face-melting gas and turns Alcatraz into his personal battle station, San Fran’s last hope rests with a jittery chemist (Cage!) and the only man to successfully escape the infamous prison (James Bond himself). Bay packs in the action, humor, and – yes – explosions.

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

The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company presents: “Times Bones”

mjdc_times_bonesFrom Cynthia Tong ’14:

Don’t know what to do this Valentine’s Day weekend with your S.O. or your friends? Consider coming to this amazing dance performance for your Valentine’s Day weekend!

The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company is known nationwide for performing highly charged kinetic works that are at once physically rigorous and intellectually demanding. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of her Company, choreographer Margaret Jenkins created Times Bones (2013) in collaboration with her dancers, composer Paul Dresher, visual designer Alexander V. Nichols, and poet Michael Palmer. Inspired by the myth of Osiris, Ms. Jenkins, with her dancers and collaborators, gathers the scattered “bones” of her past repertory, finding a new dance at the collision of past and present. Regarded as one of this country’s most influential dance-makers, Margaret Jenkins propels the artists and the audience on a journey forward into a rich and unknown territory.

Guided Meditation at the Senior Center

meditation-paintingFrom Nikki Dodd ’15:

Come open your hearts and minds on Friday as we span generations and meditate with seniors at the senior center. In the theme of Valentine’s day, this meditation — led by the magnificent Katie McLaughlin — will focus on love, friendship and our community. This practice is open to all levels and experiences with meditation and will give us some time to reflect inwards on a day that focuses on external demonstrations of love. Afterwards, we will have time with the seniors to talk, share stories, and get perspectives often out of our reach on campus.

One Billion Rising

From Kate Weiner ’15

More than 1 in 3 women worldwide will be raped or beaten during her lifetime.Through collective dance and sharing our stories, the One Billion Rising movement hopes to eradicate violence against women and empower one another as human beings.Rise. Release. Dance!

  • When: Friday, February 14th; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Fayerweather Theater Room
  • How: Just bring your beautiful selves and get ready to move!
  • FB Event: Here

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.