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)

Touch Tones, TV’s, and Time—An Elegy for Debased Media

An exciting invitation to an upcoming performance:

“Touch Tones, TV’s, and Time: An Elegy for Debased Media” is an evening length work by University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila for singing and speaking voices, live electronics, and various media past their prime. Enumeration and iteration abound in an exploration of the extent to which a listener (human or otherwise) can be trained to be entranced by the entrance of entrainment. The heterophonic kabelsalat that results includes the ring tones, dial tones, and busy signals of the world’s land lines, the Wesleyan carillon in effigy, an electro-ideological party line and an ever-present chorus lurking in a state of auditory denial.

Date: Tuesday, February 25th – tomorrow!
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: FREE!

Silver Ribbon Lunch Series: Body Image


Remember that time last summer when Sarah Koppelkam ’15 went viral on HuffPo? Miranda  Orbach ’15 remembers and she wants you to come to Active Minds’ Silver Ribbon Luncheon tomorrow where Koppelkam will discuss body image and why you should feel great about how you look.

(41 Wyllys Room 113) AND free pizza for the first 20 people (no RSVP necessary)

Sarah Koppelkam, Class of 2015: a discussion about body image

Author of “How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body

Date: Tuesday, February 25th
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113

New Eco-Facilitators Program in the fall of 2014!

From Rachael Metz ’16:

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is launching the new Eco Facilitators program in Fall 2014. Eco Facilitators are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other sustainable habits on campus. EFs will enroll in a semester-long seminar course designed to equip them with the tools to promote these behavior changes. EF’s will work with first-year students and Res Life to serve as a resource on how to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn how to raise Wesleyan’s environmental consciousness and build a sustainable campus culture. Please come to our first information session next week! Snacks will be provided.

More information is available here.

Date: Tuesday, February 25
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Place: 41 Wyllys — Room 114

Tell a Story at THE SLOTH Story Slam


A great crew of kids we’re calling WeSloth has exciting news:

Homer knew it. Ira Glass is all about it. Even those krazy kids from Are You Afraid of the Dark? were up on it. Telling stories is primordial AND FUN!!!

Welcome to The Sloth. The Sloth, loosely based on some people who put on story slams and wouldn’t let us use their name, is making its debut at Wesleyan.

On Friday, we’ll come together for Wesleyan’s inaugural story slam. We have room for 10 STORYTELLERS.

The theme of the night will be STEALING/STOLEN.

Feel free to interpret said theme however you may choose. So, for example, if we said the theme was “Wo/Man against Nature”, I’d probably tell you the story of how my stomach’s inherited oversensitivity to lactose brought me closer to my father. Or perhaps you’d hear about spending 2 months in the Alaskan tundra tagging birds from my wildman housemate. Or basically anything to do with being a human. However you choose to interpret, we’re down!

If you’d like to tell a story at Wesleyan’s inaugural story slam, please email wesloth[at]gmail[dot]com with a 3 sentence (ish) pitch of your story by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH at midnight. Stories should aim to be 4-8 minutes long.

The event itself will be held in the Westco Cafe on the night of Friday, February 28th.