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)

1 night / 3 acts – experimental maybe-punk @ eclectic

Screen Shot 2013-08-01 at 5.20.22 PMFrom Elise Blanchard ’14:

#1 Experimental cellist Leila Bordreuil, saxophonist Michael Foster and percussionist Chris Corsano’s music is experimental and freely
improvised, oscillating between noise and free jazz through prepared instruments and electronics.

#2 DANIEL FISHKIN’S DEAD LION romantic oscilloscope music for alley scientists.

#3 NEVER PERFORMED BROGAN/ CHILTON DUET: BADEN BADEN BADEN BADEN bathing bathing bathing bathing the kinetic collision of Jason Brogan (varia) and Matthew Chilton (winds)

European Society’s Bake Sale


Louise de Verteuil ’16 and the European Society want to sell you delicious treats:

Forget about midterms and eat your way to happiness with our homemade baked goods this Thursday at Usdan! All proceeds will go to Desmos, a Greek non-profit that works towards combatting poverty in Greece. Look at what they do here: Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, March 6th
Time: 11am-1pm
Place: Usdan, downstairs!
Usdan: 1-2 dollahhs a treat

UCAB Hoedown Extravaganza


Remember that time in middle school when “Cotton Eye Joe” was the best song ever? UCAB is about to bring that dream back, buckaroos.

Grab your heel spurs and flannels cow boys and gals! This Thursday March 6th UCAB is hosting an ole fashioned Square Dance! In addition to your traditional square dance amenities, we will also be catering southern food! This is one event you wont want to miss! See ya there partners!

Date: Thursday March 6th
Time: 9 PM -11 PM
Place: Beckham Hall