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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DEAD LION// All-caps LADD// Fort Lean

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Via Lizzie Noonan ’16:

FOMO is real and incurable. Spare yourself by coming thru.

Daniel Fishkin’s DEAD LION
Wes music grad student’s experimental music project. Previously described as “romantic oscilloscope music for alley scientists.”
http://dfiction.com/

All-caps LADD
Behold, the winners of Battle of the Bands take the stage of Eclectic once again. Get a teaser of their upcoming Spring Fling show.
https://www.facebook.com/allcapsladdisawesome

Fort Lean
Rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. Comprised of Wesleyan alums Keenan Mitchell ’09, Zach Fried ’08, Jake Aron ’08, Will Runge ’09, and Sam Ubl’ 08. In their own words: At Fort Lean, which is a place you can go, the weather is perfect all the time. Hot but not too sticky, and you can sleep in the park comfortably without getting hassled by the cops. Fort Lean is about getting too drunk at your own picnic. Fort Lean is about leaving the city. Fort Lean is a place where you can still see the skyline but you can’t hear any cars and you can put all your stolen wine in the stream to keep it cool and when the fire dies out you can see some stars and not too many airplanes.
https://soundcloud.com/fort-lean
http://fortlean.bandcamp.com/

Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 9PM to 11PM
Place: Eclectic
Facebook: Link

Film Series: Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead)

2011. Cuba/Spain. Dir: Alejandro Brugue?s. With Alexis Di?az de Villegas. 92 min.

In Cuba’s witty and referential first foray into the zombie flick, residents of Havana scream in panic as the flesh-eating undead swarm the streets. While the media portray the invasion as isolated incidents provoked by US-backed dissidents, the titular survivor resourcefully sets up a black-market zombie-killing business.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Disability Studies Senior Thesis/Essay Panel

From Sarah Kalish ’14:

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Curious how disability studies relates to other majors offered at Wes? Come to a panel discussion of senior theses/essays!

Although currently Disability Studies is only a course cluster here at Wes, there are many interdisciplinary applications of this field. There will be presentations by six seniors on the research they have been doing this year in a variety of departments. Presenters include: Lizzy Clayton ’14 (COL), Stratton Coffman ’14 (Science in Society), Jenna Doctoroff ’14 (Sociology), Emma MacLean ’14 (Theatre), Natalie Sacks ’14 (Theatre), and Kayla Stoler ’14 (CSS).

AND there will be snacks.

Date: TODAY Thursday, April 24th
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free/none
Facebook Link

Javanese Gamelan Music with Guest Singer Peni Candra Rini

You’re invited to an exciting performance of Javanese gamelan music:

Experience the culture of Java with advanced students of Javanese gamelan, who perform with special guest singer Peni Candra Rini from The Institute Seni Indonesia in Surakarta.

Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)
Cost: FREE

Second Stage presents HAMLET

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Courtesy of S. Dylan Zwickel ’14:

What is it ye would see? If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search.

Come see HAMLET by William Shakespeare this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 and Saturday at 2 in the ’92 Theater! Tickets are available starting at 10 am at the box office in Usdan the day of the performance. Tickets will be extremely limited, so make sure to get there early!

The performance will involve some audience movement, so please wear shoes in which you’ll be comfortable standing and walking!

Sponsored by Second Stage

Dates: Thursday, April 24th–Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: ’92 Theater

Are You On Your Screen?: A Discussion on Race Representation in TV Commercials

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Aimee Wilkerson ’17 writes in:

Do you like TV? Do find yourself watching the Superbowl partly for the commercials? Do you just like to talk? If so, then come to 41 Wyllys Room 112 to discuss race and ethnic representation in T.V. Commercials! We will have a good talk and yummy FREE pizza!! See ya Thursday!!

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 6-7 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112