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



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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)

Film Series: Rushmore

1998. USA. Dir: Wes Anderson. With Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray. 93 min.

Anderson’s second feature (co-written with Owen Wilson) proved to be his big breakout, a strange and funny story of precocious youth, unrequited love, and amateur theater. Schwartzman plays an eccentric, extracurricular-loving 15-year-old who feuds with a depressed business magnate (Murray) over the affections of a widowed elementary school teacher.

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

Dr. Rita Charon: Narrative Roads to the Goals of Healing


From Catherine MacLean ’14:

Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia. She practices internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian. She is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness and co-editor of Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics, and has published multiple articles on narrative training, empathy and reflective practice among medical practitioners and students.

Her presentation will center on using these methods in caring for patients.

This is a part of the Reality Check series, presented in a partnership between AMSA, the Career Center, and the Wesleyan Writing Certificate.

Date: Friday, February 21st
Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Cost: Free
Place: Usdan 108

Urban Farming Information Session

From the lovely Kate Weiner ’15 who does everything on this campus with so much class:


Interested in learning more about urban farming, environmental education, and community development? Would you like to work on an urban farm during the summer? Come to a brief information session as part of “Reciprocity: Urban Gardens, Female Farmers, and Community Development” to learn more about opportunities to get outside and grow food.

There will be homemade granola! And if you can’t come but would like to intern at a farm, send an e-mail to Kate at kweiner(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Friday, February 21
Time: 2:00-2:30 PM
Place: Memorial Zelnick Pavilion

Leadership Luncheon: Positive Activism

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From SALD Leadership Intern Jordan Gaynes ’14:

Join us for a conversation on positive activism in our community. How can we effectively motivate change? What challenges do we face as movers and shakers, and how can we encourage others to join the cause? Come share your thoughts and learn from the experiences of other student leaders!

Lunch provided!

Date: Tomorrow, February 21st
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Allbritton Room 004

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Shabbat Dinner Discussion

Emily Greenspan ’16 discusses the following:

Come to the Bayit this Friday evening for a unique Shabbat dinner facilitated by the New Israel Fund to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict.

After an abridged service, we will explore questions about our relationships with Israel, Palestine, and the conflict.

We welcome diverse points of view and hope that you’ll come to learn more and/or share with us! And, as usual, there will be a delicious dinner and fresh baked challah!

Date: Friday, February 21st (tomorrow!)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: The Bayit

Challah for Hunger Sale!

An exciting invitation from Eva Steinberg ’17:

Come and buy some challah! All proceeds go to charity (half to relief for the genocide in Darfur, half to local organizations that focus on feeding the hungry). This month our flavors are: plain, chocolate chip, and cinnamon bun!

Date: Friday, February 21 (tomorrow!)
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place: Exley Science Center, First Floor
Cost: $2 – $3 per challah