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



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)

Film Series: Inside Llewyn Davis

2013. USA. Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen. With Oscar Isaac. 104 min.

In a melancholy odyssey worthy of its own legend, a struggling folksinger wanders 1960s Greenwich Village in search of a couch to sleep on, a shot at solo musical success, and an orange housecat. Isaac’s prodigious musical and dramatic talents imbue the title character with a sensitive artistry that offsets his outward asshole-ness.

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

Kirtan Shabbat!


The one and only, undeniably wonderful Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:

Rabbi Andrew Hahn leads kirtan (ecstatic chanting) services in Hebrew, and he’s coming to Wesleyan this Friday! Come for chanting, music, connections, and a delicious meal afterward.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 6-8pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church–a few houses below High)
Link: here

Relay for Life Kickoff


Gavriella Wolf ’15 and the Relay for Life team:

Relay for Life is just around the corner! Come by Usdan on Friday to register for the event and learn about fundraising, have fun and support a great cause!

Registration is $10 by cash or card, and all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. If you’ve registered already but haven’t paid the registration fee, you can do that here.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 11am-1pm
Place: Usdan
Cost: $10 to register

The Desperate Measures’ Annual 24 Hour Improv Show

desperate measure 24 hrsFrom Noah Masur ’15:

Wesleyan’s only short-form improv group Desperate Measures invites you to come join us for our annual 24 HOUR IMPROV SHOW in the WestCo Lounge.

Featuring the Desperate Measures crew performing for the ENTIRETY of the event, as well as surprise appearances by the other improv and comedy groups on campus and possibly groundhogs, the 24 HOUR SHOW will be your source of non-stop laughs LITERALLY ALL DAY.

The 24 period will likely include:
– Vest Hour
– Hobo Hour
– 1-Hour Scene
– Musical Hour
– Every game in our roster
– 24 Hour Show *exclusive* games
– Parallelojams
– ???

Come watch us as we struggle with sleep deprivation and attempt to create comedy during all hours of the day! Those that stay the longest will win a special prize — last year, two brave souls stayed for the entire performance. Can you match them? And will the laughter ever end?

Date: Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29
Time: 9 PM Friday – 9 PM Saturday
Place: WestCo Lounge
Facebook: here

UCAB: Massage and Spa Night


The grand Mary Diaz ’14:

Feeling a little stressed? Need to relax some muscles, get a mani, or even shape your brows? Then you do not want to miss this awesome UCAB event on Thursday, March 27th from 8pm-12am in the Usdan Cafe.

**NOTE: First come, first served. Massage sign-ups at lunch on the 27th, and on a walk-in basis. Eyebrow threading on a walk-in basis and DIY manicures on a walk-in basis.

Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 8pm-Midnight
Place: Usdan Cafe
FB Event: here
Cost: FREE

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown


She’ll brighten up your day, Hannah Rimm ’15:

Second Stage presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Come relive your childhood this Thursday-Saturday at 8pm in the Westco Cafe! The show is not ticketed so make sure to show up early to get a seat! Cast and Crew after the jump.