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

 

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)
Facebook 

THE SLOTH – Tonight at 8:00 PM

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Tonight, at 8:00 PM in the WestCo cafe, will be the The Sloth’s inaugural performance. Like in the rhyming podcast that wouldn’t let us use their name for our event, ten Wesleyan students will tell 4-8 minute stories related to the theme STEALING/STOLEN. These ten students are:

Sam Sikder ’14
Dylan Turmeque ’13 MA ’14
Gabe Gordon ’15
Francesca Moree ’14
Lizzie Shackney ’17
Christoper Sanders ’17
Issy Rouse ’14
Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14
Yona Roberts-Golding ’14
Jana Heaton ’14

Come watch and listen!

Date: TODAY, Friday, February 28
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Gag Reflex Comedy Show

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Theodora Messalas ’15 writes in with a comedic event:

If you came to this event description to get your jollies, then you came to the wrong place. Instead, come to the Nics Lounge this Friday at 8pm.

Date: Tonight, 2/28
Time:
8pm-9pm
Place:
Nics Lounge
Cost: 
free

Film Series: 12 Years a Slave

2013. USA/UK. Dir: Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor. 134 min.

Ejiofor’s exceptional performance as a free man abducted and sold into slavery anchors this painfully complex portrait of antebellum America. While refusing to shy from the brutalities the subject demands, McQueen lends multiple dimensions to all his characters – from the tenderly vulnerable to the uncompromisingly demonic.

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

In Depth: Middletown Potluck

This is another installment in our series of interviews with student groups at Wesleyan.

I sat down last week with Ari Ebstein ’16 and Yael Horowitz ’17 to talk about the Middletown Potluck group. With a big fundraiser underway and an upcoming potluck (today from 6-8pm!) we had much to talk about with regards to social justice, sharing food, and funding a homeless lockers campaign.

Middletown potluck is a group dedicated to building a community between Middletown residents and Wesleyan students.  Based strongly out of 200 church, the group began spring semester of 2013. Since its inception the group has already hosted six potlucks, each with a certain theme. Ari explained choosing the themes, “In the beginning we didn’t really have any community connections so the first ideas we had were ours. But since then we have really tried to get the Middletown community involved in deciding.  It’s about being able to facilitate dinners and themes that emerge from the community.”

Free WesBAM! Relaxation in the Spirit of Midterms

A detox brought to you by the incredible WesBAM! instructor Isabel Fine ’17:

Woman meditating on the beach at sunset.

Midterms bumming you out? Does your body ache from hunching over that paper all week long? Come cheer up and sun salutation yourself into relaxation with WesBAM.

Stretch, move, groove, breathe, laugh, and detox this Saturday (3/1) in Fayerweather Dance Room from 5-6 with yoginis Anya Morgan ’14, Jonathan Sung ’14 and Isabel Fine ’17.

This event is FREE so come one, come all. Bring your housemate! Bring your frenemy!

Date: Saturday, March 1
Time: 5PM – 6PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance

Students Want Wes to Divest

WHAT IS THIS?

When the Board of Trustees came last semester, we made a display in front of Usdan with photos of 160 students holding reasons of why Wes should divest. The Board is coming again this semester, and on Friday at 11:50am, we are recreating our action from last semester, but with real people holding signs explaining why they want Wes to divest.

WHY SHOULD I SHOW UP?

Your attendance is the most powerful way to show your support for Wesleyan’s divestment from fossil fuels. We need student support to let administration know that they can’t wait us out, that we aren’t relenting, and most importantly, that Wesleyan students will NOT be complacent when the destruction of frontline communities, and ultimately our planet, is at stake.

wait, what the heck is wes, divest? go here

When: Friday, February 28th
Time: 11:50 am
Where: Walkway between Usdan and Albritton, in front of North College