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)

Fashion Show Model Tryouts

From Mfundi Makama ’14:

It’s almost that time of year again! Wesfest is around the corner and
so is the Fashion Show! You do not want to miss this year’s fashion
show. There will be a new location, traditional fashion show setup,
better sound, amazing lights, and performances you will not want to

Students who are interested in MODELing in the show should come to
auditions/sign ups in the Usdan Multipurpose Room (located in the
basement of Usdan) on Thursday, February 27th from 7-10PM & Saturday,
March 1st from 5:30-8PM.

Café Candide

French Hall wants to talk French!

Come speak in/about French over pastries and coffee, and enjoy some great company (and possibly jazz music!)

When: Thursday, February 27th
Where: French Hall (Nics 7 Basement))
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Film Series: Six Million and One

2011. Israel. Dir: David Fisher. Documentary. 93 min.

Upon finding his late father’s memoirs, Fisher recruited his reluctant siblings to explore their parent’s life, including visits to the concentration camps in which he was imprisoned during the Holocaust. Yet this dark past leads to affectionate bonding in the present, as the younger generation joke and bicker among themselves. Speaker: director Fisher.

Toight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Worker/Student Solidarity Meeting

Ari Ebstein from USLAC wants to hear your opinions!

These issues include:A meeting of the souls! a space for Wesleyan workers, both custodial and dining services, to communicate with each other and with the student community recent issues that have arisen.

These issues include:
-the threatening of ESL classes for custodians
-suspension of seven workers for leaving a few hours early during a snowstorm, when no managers or supervisors were there
-contract negotiations with Bon Appetit workers

Come at either 12:30 or 3:30 !!! :D

And we’ll be organizing for future events, including a public forum at the end of march. come, listen, and show solidarity!

When: Thursday, February 27th
Time: 12:30pm or 3:30pm
Where: 200 Church

Westco Open Mic–TONIGHT


Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

Alright people, it’s the Westco Open Mic again! Come on over to the Westco Café to show off your talent. Play a song, perform some standup, read a poem, or do something else.


One lucky performer will get to be the FEATURED PERFORMER at the next open mic! That means that if you win, you can go up whenever you want and play an extra long set! What could be better?

The answer could be the SECRET SURPRISE PRIZE! That’s the other prize!


  • TIME?: signups at 10pm, show at 10:30pm
  • PLACE?: Westco Café