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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The Sound of Nostalgia

From Romance Languages and Literatures Department:

Nostalgia could be said to be the insuppressible desire to stay in contact with one’s homeland: the need to maintain one’s identity and memories, while avoiding the transformation that every journey inevitably presents. In this sense, music can represent a very important link to the past. The concert will explore the emotive side of the emigration experience through the performance of pieces associated with immigration to the Americas, and through the narration of texts by the great, 20th-century Italian author Cesare Pavese among others.

Flute: Sara Bondi
Piano: David Revuelta
Music by Martín y Soler, Lovreglio, De Lorenzo, Casella, Rota and Piazzolla

Date: Today, Thursday, February 20
Time: 8 P.M.
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

French Film Screening: Un Indien dans la Ville

un indienFrom the French department:

The Parisian Steph only needs his wife Patricia to sign the divorce papers- but she left 13 years ago to living with Amazonas Indians. Steph finds her in Venezuela, where he learns that he has a son, Mimi-siku, who grew up as an Amazonas Indian. He takes him back to Paris with him.

Come see this funny family comedy and practice your French!

Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Fisk 301
Cost: Zero euros

Pizza and Sex

Pizza and Sex

Come eat pizza and talk about sex! We will be watching this TED talk and discussing the language we use around sex at Wesleyan and we might make the Wesleyan sex scene more positive, healthy, and sexy. Large quantities of pizza will provided, not metaphorically.

Date: TODAY
Time: 7PM
Place: 
Allbritton 311
Cost: $0

Stuffed Animal Workshop, Part 2

ucabFrom the lovely people of UCAB:

It’s never to late to show that even though you forgot to get someone something on V-day the love is still there! Come out this Thursday as UCAB (re)hosts the Stuffed Animal Workshop! Same time, Same place, Same level of awesomeness!!

Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 8:00 PM – 12 AM
Place: Usdan
Cost: Free.99

Film Series: By Summer’s End

2011. Israel. Dir: Noa Aharoni. With Michal Varshai. 95 min.

In 1978, the summer of the Camp David Accords, a young mother aims to teach her 7-year-old daughter to read and write – but she soon finds herself dealing with more unfinished business from her own past. This charming family drama is refreshingly small in scope but no less resonant for it. Speaker: Laura Blum, film critic.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

European Society Meet and Greet

From Zoe Tolouse ’16:

Come to the European Society’s first meet and greet this Thursday 7 pm
at International House (151 Church St, next to the Bayit!). The
European Society is a newly founded group trying to create a European
student community at Wes. If you are an international or exchange
student from Europe, grew up in Europe, love Europe, studied/will
study abroad in Europe, then this event is for you. There will be
cheese, grape juice, great conversation and great people.

Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 20th
Time: 7PM
Place: International House