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)
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Gag Reflex Improv Comedy Show

tUWDulFrom Anna Bisikalo ’17:

Hey when’s the last time you genuinely laughed? Your lips say “yesterday!” but your eyes say “maybe when I was 12, once.”

Help us help you. Come to the NICS this FRIDAY at 8PM to see Gag Reflex perform their signature long-form improvised comedy.
You’ll feel like a tween again.

Where: Nics Lounge
When: Tonight (Friday) 8pm-9pm

 

Film Series: Ghostbusters

1984. USA. Dir: Ivan Reitman. With Bill Murray, Harold Ramis. 105 min.

Paranormal activity is on the rise in New York and an ancient god of destruction is threatening to stage his big comeback in an upscale high-rise. Who are YOU gonna call? Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and the late Ramis team up to defend humanity against ghosts, slime, and something you’d think could never, ever possibly destroy us.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

CaribWeek 2014

An invitation from Marjahn Finlayson ’15:

A four day long event celebrating everything Caribbean! This year’s theme: Growing from the same banana tree, hanging from different branches. Join us for these events!

Thursday, 4/3
Convocation and Keynote Address
7 PM- 9 PM
Usdan – Daniel Family Commons
A discussion of the sociopolitical history which created the frame for the diversity in the Caribbean, in addition to the politics which influence the regulation of the natural resources and such. We will hear words from Wesleyan professor of theater, Rashida Shaw, as well as freshman speaker, Jamilia Simon, and senior speaker, Opraha Miles.
Some food will be provided. Semi-formal dress code.

Friday, 4/4
Bajari
7 PM – 9 PM
CFA – World Music Hall
Annual Caribbean heritage show. Performances of singing, dancing, music, spoken word and more.

Challah for Hunger Sale

A delicious invitation, courtesy of the amazing Eva Steinberg ’17:

What better way to celebrate the impending onslaught of matzo then with challah?! Come on Friday to Exley to buy some of everyone’s favorite braided treat! All proceeds go to charity (half to relief for the genocide in Darfur, half to local organizations that focus on feeding the hungry). This month our flavors are plain and cinnamon bun!

Date: Friday, April 4
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Exley Science Center, first floor
Cost: $2 – $3 per challah

Sign Up for the WSA Kickball Tournament

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From Lizzie “Shack Attach” Shackney ’17 and Key “I’m a Boss” Session ’17:

Gather your student group, sports team, house, hallway, and friends to sign up for the WSA Kickball Tournament! It’ll be at the Bacon Field House starting at 12 pm on Sunday, April 6th and it’s totally free. Sign up and get your friends to come cheer for you. There will be music, excitement, and $100 for the winning team, bobble water bottles for the runners up, as well as the pride of being able to say that your student group/friend group/whatever is the best (at kickball).

Sign up HERE by Friday, April 4th.

Date: Sign up by Friday, April 4th (Actual kickball tournament is on Sunday, April 6th!)
Time: 12pm-6pm on April 6th
Place: Bacon Field House
Sign Up: HERE HERE HERE

Call for Papers from the Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies

Got any papers you are proud of? Ethan Currie ’15 wants them!

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies is currently accepting papers for its Spring 2014 edition. Please submit papers from any social science to either ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or through the publication website itself. We will accept submissions until Wednesday, April 9.

When: Now until Wednesday, April 9th
Where: Electronically at ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or here.
Cost: Your papers!