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



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)

Film Series: L’Avventura

1960. Italy. Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni. With Monica Vitti. 143 min.

During a boating trip with jaded socialites off the coast of Sicily, a wealthy woman mysteriously vanishes. As her lover and her best friend team up to investigate, their increasingly hopeless search evolves undercurrents of sexual tension and ennui. Antonioni’s visually calculated cinema presents a moody exploration of spiritually destitute lives.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Marateck + Jon Pfeffer @ BuHo

unnamedThe lovely Nikki Dodd ’15 writes in:

First concert of the semester at Buddhist House!! Featuring Marateck,
Jon Pfeffer, and Hyper Inflation!

It’s gonna be a rock show.

~ math rock, post minimalism, free jazz ~

MARATECK creates music that is simultaneously angular, emotional,
virtuosic and aggressive. Listen here.

Date: Saturday, February 22
Time: 9 pm
Place: Buddhist House (356 Wash)

1000 Hands Dance

From Veronica Lumbantoruan ’15:

Wanna try something new and really cool and flaunt it to Wesleyan peeps? Come and join us for an Indonesian traditional dance! We’re going to perform at Mabuhay and Southeast Asian Cultural Night. No experience necessary and it’s tons of fun!!! We practice on Saturday nights, so come to this week’s practice! It’ll be over early enough to go out and there will be treats.

Date: Saturday, February 22
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio


From Liam Murphy ’15

We did.

Paypal: tix$5

Tickets will also be sold 11-2 USDAN WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY


Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $5

KGB Presents: The 24-Hour “Let’s ‘Beak’ Canary Cancer!” Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24


Russell Goldman ’17 writes:

“KGB Presents: The 24-Hour ‘Let’s Beak Canary Cancer!’ Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24” is a new theatrical project written and directed by the dream-cream of Solomon Billinkoff ’14 and Russell Goldman, and sponsored by Second Stage.

It centers around the final hour of a 24-hour public-access telethon to benefit canary cancer.

What is canary cancer, you ask? Just shut up for a second.

Canary cancer is a terrible disease that has wreaked havoc on 127 different species of birds. The symptoms include vomit.

This is not a ticketed event, so show up early (20-30 minutes before showtime) to get a seat!

The show contains material that is shocking and offensive and is not recommended for canaries under 18 or for humans under 18.

DATE?: Thursday, February 20th – Saturday, February 22nd
TIME?: 8pm (arrive 20-30 mins early for seats)
PLACE?: Westco Café

The Shmagina Dialogues

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Do Olivia May ’14 and Emma MacLean ’14‘s vaginas have a consciousness? Meh:

Join us in the WestCo Cafe this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to witness a broad variety of performances dealing with personal struggles, questions, lolz, gripes, and shrugs regarding the entity we sometimes call a “vagina.”

This show seeks to create a space for people in our community who do not identify with the discourse of vaginas offered by other theater pieces with related themes. We welcome any and all bodies to come and see and share.

There will be wallpaper to write on, floorboards to sit on, and thoughts to think on. We really hope you can come!

Facebook link!

This week, in the WestCo Lounge:
Wednesday 10:15pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm

Date: February 19th through February 21st
Time: 10:15pm, 8pm, and 8pm respectively
Place: Westco Lounge
Cost: all the open mindedness