Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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!

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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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Representations of Blackness in Popular Culture: Sports Culture and the Spectacle of the Black Athlete

Christian Hosam ’15 sends in:

Join Professors Leah Wright and Sarah Mahurin for the second part of their four part series on Representations of Blackness in Popular Culture. The topic is on Sports Culture and will feature Washington Redskins Defensive Lineman Chris Baker.

*Refreshments Served*

Date: TODAY, March 4th
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Place: Vanguard Lounge, Center for African-American Studies
Cost: Free!

Brian Parks in Recital

From Sarah Bartholomew ’14:

Brian Parks MA ’09 performs organ works by Jehan Alain, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Duruflé, César Franck, and Herbert Howells; as well as the spectacular piece “Fantasia Chromatica” by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and representative Italian Renaissance  harpsichord music that inspired the composer.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

I Dream of Zombies: Cinematic Revelations in Apocalypse

Thesis Talk Poster FinalFrom Alice Severs ’15:

Are you fascinated by the undead? Interested in writing a thesis?

The English Majors Committee invites YOU to a reading by Anya Morgan ’14, who will share an excerpt of her work and open the floor to questions afterward.

“In her thesis, Anya examines several iterations of zombie media from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to The Walking Dead (2010), unearthing a trajectory of American zombie representation that moves from an exotification of Haitian blackness to a reflection of our own national anxieties about consumerism, non-normative bodies, and epidemic.” Don’t miss out, or we will find you.

Date: Tuesday, March 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Downey 113

Student Group Leadership Summit

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From Lizzie “Shack Attack”/”Lizzie McGuire” Shackney ’17:

All student group leaders and aspiring student group leaders: Come to this year’s Student Group Leadership Summit this Tuesday, March 4th, at 7 pm in Usdan 108. It’s a great chance to hear what all of Wesleyan’s 277 registered student groups have been up to, and to talk about what’s been going well, not so well, the future of your group, or any issues you may want to bring up. Members of the WSA will be there to remind you of how the WSA can be a resource to you.

There will most def be cookies, coffee, and cross-group collaboration. Bring a younger member from your group because we’re all about ensuring the continuity of student groups.

Date: Tuesday, March 4th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: Freezies

Apply for the Food Justice Workshop Series

Where does our food come from and why does it matter? In this workshop series we will explore the issue of food justice and how it impacts our lives, our neighbors, and our planet.  We will hear from experts in the field and brainstorm ways to get involved in our own communities.

The workshop will culminate in developing a personal or group project designed to target injustices and spark positive change in the movement toward a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.

We will be meeting on  Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30.  A home-cooked dinner from Long Lane Farm will be provided each week at5:30 (thank you, Farm House!) with discussion to follow from 7 to 7:30.

We are now accepting applications!  The deadline to apply is March 4, and you will be notified by March 11 about whether you have been selected to participate. We are looking for a core group of Wesleyan students with a passion for the cause of food justice and a specific interest in hands-on activism.

Questions? Contact kweiner@wes or meagan(@)neatmiddletown.org for more information.

Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Organized by Kate Weiner ’15, StartingBloc Fellow, and Meagan Erhart, Food Justice Americorp VISTA Member

Join the College of Letters

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I can’t say enough good things about this suggestion from Christina Norris ’14 that you join the COL:

Philosophy. History. Literature. Religion. Ethics. Poetics. Theology. Politics. Classics. Aesthetics. Theory. Linguistics.

Can’t Decide?

College of Letters: The Ultimate Open Relationship

Open houses for freshmen will be held on Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4 at 4:15 p.m. in the COL Library, 41 Wyllys Ave., third floor.

The deadline for applications is March 24.

Date: March 3 & 4
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Location: the COL Library (41 Wyllys Avenue, third floor)