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)
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WesGUIDE: Training to Become a Peer Coach

From the ever-lovely Leada Fuller ’14:

Interested in training to become a peer coach for WesGUIDE (Wesleyan Guided Interventions for Disordered Eating)? WesGUIDE is a student-run program designed to help undergraduates regain control of their eating and rebuild a healthy relationship with food.

We would love to see you at one of our information sessions:

Sunday, March 2nd, 1PM (Usdan 110)
Monday, March 3rd, 4:15PM (Usdan 110)

Email us with any questions at wesguide@gmail.com

DATE: Sunday March 2nd & Monday March 3rd
TIME: 1PM & 4:15PM, respectively
PLACE: Usdan 110

Autism Self Advocacy Network Vigil: Day of Mourning

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From WSDR:
As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights will be holding a vigil Saturday, March 1, 2014 to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by their families and caretakers. These deaths often go unnoticed and unmourned with some even going so far as to say that it was mercy killing or for the better. The Autism Self Advocacy Network organized this vigil and we will be one of many satellite locations. The vigil will take place in the Usdan courtyard or inside Usdan (Usdan 136) if the weather is too cold. Please join us in mourning the lives that have been cut too short and support those still trying to live.
Start Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Start Time: 7pm
Place: Either Usdan Courtyard or Usdan 136 (if the weather is too cold)
Cost: Free

Film Series: Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

1974. USA/Mexico. Dir: Sam Peckinpah. With Warren Oates. 112 min.

Poor Alfredo had the misfortune of impregnating a certain El Jefe’s daughter  – his cabeza now carries a million dollar bounty, and a gringo barkeep thinks he can track down said head. Peckinpah’s exploitation road movie is one delirious ride, filled with lusty hitmen, elegiac beauty, and buzzing flies.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Thesis Theater Production-“A la ronda/To the circle”

a la rondaHave some free time this weekend and an itching for the theatre? This honors thesis production might be for you:

The Madres de Plaza de Mayo is a human rights organization formed by the mothers of those who were disappeared during the last Argentine dictatorship, which held power from 1976 to 1983. In partial fulfillment of her Honors Thesis in Theater, Claire Whitehouse ’14 directs five women in an English-language adaptation of their testimonies, which asks the questions: Where is there a place to mourn in a society that refuses to acknowledge that the dead ever existed? And what is our role as foreigners in watching these women in their 35-year march?

Tickets will be made available on the day of each performance at the box office. Off-campus guests may call the box office at 860-685-3355 after 10am to reserve tickets to be held in their names until fifteen minutes prior to curtain. On-campus guests must pick up their tickets at the box office. There is a two-ticket limit per person for free ticketed events.

Dates: Thursday, February 27 through Saturday, March 1
Time: 8-10 PM each day
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: FREE! (Tickets required)