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

 

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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Andrew Fisher Comedy Show

homeFrom Olivia Chavez ’15:

Born deaf and hilarious, Andrew Fisher has put his unique perspective to work as one of the most captivating comedians on the New York scene.

Though it may seem unexpected for all audiences to be able to enjoy jokes told in American Sign Language, Sean Kelly, editor of National Lampoon magazine and former writer for SNL, has lauded Andrew’s ability to take advantage of his disconnect with the audience. Through a combination of flawlessly physical comedy and expertly timed delivery, Andrew will make you rethink everything you think you know about what makes comedy work.

Sponsored by Sign Language House and Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights.

Date: Saturday, April 5 — today!
Time: 8-9 PM (also practically right now!)
Place: CFA Hall

Ono’s It’s Not Winter Anymore Concert

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Oh my goddddd it’s happeningggggg!

This Saturday we’ll be throwing down some hot new jamz in Exley. Come help us welcome back our missing friends who were abroad last semester and listen to our boss lady voices.

It’s gonna bomb I’m so freakin’ excited.

Date: Saturday, April 5
Time: 8-8:45 PM (practically right now)
Place: Exley Lobby

Seiho, Magical Mistakes, And Vice Versa

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A very unique concert experience for your Saturday night:

A new generation of artists have come together to create a thriving music community in Osaka, Japan. Now, they’re coming to America.

If you feel like today’s electronic music is hitting a period of inertia, it’s time to widen your borders and get moving again. Here is a chance to get acquainted with the innovative, thrilling, and always challenging sounds coming from one of the world’s most exciting new cultural scenes.

A liaison between Osaka and the rest of the world, Erik aka Magical Mistakes was first inspired by Osaka’s music scene as a student a resolved to move there. His newest productions are bridging the gaps between the rhythms of the club and the more introspective spaces found in nature.

Seiho takes his formal training in jazz, influence from the creative mecca that is Los Angeles, and all that has been labeled ‘post-dub-step’ and melds together a truly unique brand of funky dance music.

As a producer, And Vice Versa’s newest works are serious, sharp, calculated lo-fi techno freakouts. A perfect way to bring in the early hours of the AM.

Date: tonight — Saturday, April 5
Time: 10 PM – 1 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: free w/ Wes ID

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5 Rhythms Workshop

From Becky Schisler ’14:

Join us for a transformative dance experience!
The 5Rhythms® is a dynamic movement-based practice developed by Gabrielle Roth. Dance, spontaneous and original within every body, is the medium and the medicine in the 5Rhythms® practice. There are no right or wrong moves, no choreography or steps. Curiosity, willingness to move, water bottle, bare feet or light dance shoes are all that is required. The rest is up to the dance. The 5Rhythms® practice is designed for everybody, regardless of age, shape or experience. Dress to sweat!
Daniela Peltekova is a certified 5Rhythms® teacher based in New York City. With warmth, poetic artistry and compassion, Daniela facilitates powerful space for movement and transformation. She comes originally from Bulgaria where the land holds ancient traditions of deep wisdom and spirituality.
Read more about the 5 Rhythms here.
This event is hosted by WesBAM! Wesleyan Body and Mind

Date: Saturday, April 5th – today!
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Cross St Dance Studio (160 Cross St, across from Freeman Athletic Center)
Cost: Free!

Open Events at the 2014 Shasha Conference

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The directors of the Shasha Seminar for Basic Human Concerns this year invite you to their open events:

Saturday, April 5th:

10:00-11:30am: Interview of Michael Cunningham and Richard McCann by Faith Middleton of WNPR [Beckham Hall]

11:30-Noon: Reading by Richard McCann [Beckham Hall]

4:00-4:30pm: Reading by science fiction writer Sam Delany [Beckham Hall]

8pm: Michael Cunningham Reading and Talk [Memorial Chapel]

All open events are free. We hope to see you there!

Workday at Long Lane Farm

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Yona Golding ’14 writes in:

Long Lane Farm invites you to join us this Saturday for a workday beneath the beautiful spring sun. Come celebrate blue skies and balmy weather while learning about growing food with the members of Wesleyan’s own community run organic farm. Activities will include a tutorial and a little rundown of what we’ve been up to of late and our plans for the future. Come whenever and stay as long as you like. Let’s get dirty!

  • Date: Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5
  • Time: 10am – 12pm (tutorial starts at 11am)
  • Place: Long Lane Farm, of course! (across from Physical Plant)