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!

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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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BLACK AND PINK: Lecture and Letter Writing Session with Jason Lyndon

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Center for Prison Education Fellow Zach Fischman ’13, folks:

Reverend Jason Lyndon from the Boston-based prison reform Black and Pink is coming to Wesleyan! Reverend Jason will be leading a discussion about the current state of the prison system in America at 5’oclock, where he’ll give an overview of America’s problem with mass incarceration. At 6 o’clock, he’ll run a “letter writing session,” where we’ll write notes to incarcerated folks who identify as LGBTQ.

Date: TODAY, Monday April 21st
Time: 5-7pm
Place: Allbritton 318 (CCP Student Lounge)
Cost: Free Hundred
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Sign Up For Campus Movie Festival!

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LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, is coming to Wesleyan University for the FIRST TIME EVER!! On Monday, April 21st we will be hosting an Information Session At Beckham Hall @ 7pm.

CMF will give you everything you need to make your own 5-minute short film in 7 days, including:
– Apple Macbook Pro
– Panasonic HD Camera
– Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut Studio
– Microphone & Tripod
– 1000+ License-Free Songs
– Technical Support & Training

All. For. FREE!

A Talk by Paula Vogel

From Nola Werlinich ’17:

Paula Vogel is the Eugene O’Neill Adjunct Professor of Playwriting at Yal School of Drama and Playwright in Residence at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Her play “How I Learned to Drive” received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her other award winning plays include “The Baltimore Waltz” and “The Long Christmas Ride Home.” Her play “A Civil War Christmas” was produced at Long Wharf Theatre in November 2008. A reception and book signing will follow the talk.

Date: Monday, April 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: FREE

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring: Film Screening

An event sent to us by the most incredible, the amazing, Mr. Jamie Hall ’15!

Searching for enlightenment but unsure of how to transcend your egoand rediscover yourself as the eternal All? For a step in the right direction, join the folks of BuHo and Professor Kaloyanides for ascreening of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring. The film,described as “elementally simple and complexly beautiful” and “greatchillout cinema,” will be shown on Monday 4/21 from 4:30 6:30pm in PAC136. As the Buddhist hermit Hanshan would often say, “shit is gonna be poppin”. Check it out by clicking here.

When: Monday, April 3rd. 4:30-6pm
Where: PAC 136
Cost: 30 karma points (but actually 100% free!)

Sexual Assault Forum

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I highly recommend everyone attend this event. I certainly will be there. Courtesy of Jack Spira ’16:

I would like to invite all students on campus to attend a Forum on Sexual Assault on Monday, April 21st, at 8 PM. The Forum will cover:

  • Social Spaces and Greek Life
  • Survivor Support
  • Reporting/Judicial Policies

Along with those three topics, all attendees will be given basic information in Bystander Intervention Training, one of the few tools that we can all use to help stop sexual violence on our campus. The goal of the Forum is to come up with solutions and idea on how we, as a community, can help support survivors and prevent further sexual violence from happening anywhere in our community. To that end, members of the administration will be present, but this event is truly for students to get together and talk about how we can all help each other in a non-confrontational way.

Date: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Time: 8 PM
Place: Exley 150

 

Anthology of Creative Work related to Mental Health

Aletta Brady ’15 wants your creative work!

Active Minds at Wesleyan is collecting stories, poems, artwork, and other artistic representations related to student experiences with mental health.

They could inspired by a personal experience or an experience with a family member or a friend. Submissions before April 27th will be collected in an anthology online. We will continue to accept submissions throughout the summer and will publish a hard copy of the full anthology in the fall.

Submit to: Aletta Brady (cbrady [at] wesleyan [dot] edu) titled “Anthology Submission.” Feel free to submit anonymously and change names as needed.