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

 

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 

WeSNL YouTube Launch

wesnl photo

Straight from the cast and crew over at WeSNL:

Are you a fan of funny? Well guess, what, we’ve got it and we’re ready to show you!

Wesleyan’s one and only video sketch comedy troupe is now LIVE on the interwebs! We’re so excited for you to see what we’ve been working on – and you can do it right from the comfort of your own home!

Check us out on YouTube and Facebook RIGHT NOW. Seriously, right now. Stop reading this. You should be there, not here. Go. Now. Go.

WeSNL is:
Peter Cornillie ’15
Jesse Brooks ’16
Peter Hazel ’16
Charlie Martin ’16
Adi Slepack ’16
Emma Hagemann ’17
Paola Maseda ’17
Alexandra Spirtes ’17
Sofia Taylor ’17
Jessica Wolinsky ’17

Date: Saturday, March 29th
Time: Now ’til forever!
Place: The Internet
Cost: Priceless

Film Series: Nostalghia

1983. Italy/Soviet Union. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky. With Oleg Yankovskiy. 125 min.

A Russian poet, displaced in the misty Italian countryside and haunted by ghostly dreams of home, bonds with a madman who claims to know how to find fulfillment. Tarkovsky’s first film made in exile tells a story of poetic visual details, meticulous compositions, and affecting prose in the place of plot points.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Purim Masquerade

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Ever wondered what it looks like when a Jewish holiday is dedicated to dressing up in costume and behaving like fools? This (belated) Purim, come to the Bayit to celebrate the facts that a) Jews still exist, b) we have a house, c) masks are fun, and d) MASKS ARE REALLY SUPER FUN GUYS. The Bayit is about to throw a party just like Bubbe used to make… except not at all like Bubbe used to make, unless you have a really cool bubbe. Optional but encouraged: wear costumes, or at least masks! Masks will be provided.

Date: Saturday, March 29
Time: 10 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St.)

WeSLAM presents: The New Sh!t Slam

new shits on the block

WeSLAM‘s heard that poem, like, a thousand times and they’re totally sick of it, okay??

WeSlam is calling all Wespoets to the stage to share whatever’s just hit the page. 2 rounds of brand spankin’ new poetry. It’s the perfect chance for novice poets to hit the stage and for vets to get back to the page. ‘Cause hey – if it’s new, it’s gewd. Bring one new poem if you have sh!t to share; bring two new poems to go for gold. Also, open mic! Woah! If you’re down with the new sh!t, send an email to weslam[dot]wesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com after 5pm on Saturday (the day of the slam).

Date: Saturday, March 29th
Time: 7 pm
Place: 200 Church
Facebook: no newds

Founders’ Flow

reneeFrom all star Renee Dunn ’14:

Join WesBAM! founders Shira Engel ’14 and Renee Dunn ’14 for a FREE skill-sharing workshop – a hybrid class of conditioning and CardioKickboxing followed by a fierce flow. All levels welcome! Come celebrate the community we’ve created, and break a sweat while you’re at it.

For details check out the Facebook event here!

Date: Saturday March 29
Time: 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Cost: Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Milk & Choreo Presents: Kenichi Kasamatsu

1157451_685285904847132_1826009273_n

Thanks to the fabulously badass Jillian Roberts ’15 for this one:

Only recently did Kenichi, or Ken, take the leap forward coming to the US in order to share his craft and learn more on this path, and in just a short amount of time has gotten him opportunities to be a featured dancer in various live stages as well as assisting positions for choreographers such as Gigi Torres and Neil Schwartz, and most recently was a guest judge for PUSO’s SAYAW 2014 at Stony Brook University. Some may also recall that he was at the mL tour D.C. Season 2 and 3 winning awards both times. Ken’s style is unique to be sure and the best word to describe such would be “subtle” yet filled with details, close to what a lot refer to now as Urban. We would like to leave you with a sentence that Ken will be sure to get you saying, “Everyone has the freedom to live, and I live for the freedom to dance”.

Date: Saturday, March 29th
Time: Beginner class at 1pm; Intermediate class (Kenichi) at 2:15pm
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Cost: FREE for Wesleyan Students, $5 for Non-Wesleyan Students.
FB Event: here