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



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

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)

Film Series: The Bourne Identity

2002. USA/Germany. Dir: Doug Liman. With Matt Damon. 119 min.

A man washes up in the Mediterranean with two gunshot wounds in his back and no memory of who he is. Luckily, he still retains a ridiculous set of spy skills that come in handy when he real- izes the CIA wants him dead – making for some incredible fight scenes that are rivaled only by the car chases. Go back to the Bourne basics, before it got over-franchised (seriously: Jeremy Renner?).

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

Queer Prom

10151202_10203452773501244_7437458907051987111_nYou are cordially invited…

Theme: **Sparkle**

April 25th, 2014
PRE-PROM: Open House @ 9
PROM: Malcolm X House @ 10
DJ kilbourne
DJ abhi
DJ am

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 10 PM – 2 AM
Place: Malcolm X

Holi 2014

It’s that time of the year again! Come celebrate the most colorful holiday of the year, HOLI! Holi is the Hindu festival of colors. The celebration will begin at 4:30pm on Foss, and the countdown will be at 5. There will be loud music, pretty colors, and lots of people!

Shirts will be on sale for $5 during lunch and dinner in Usdan during the week before Holi. Shirts sell out FAAAAAST so make sure NOT to forget your money! You will receive two free bags of powder if you buy a shirt.(If you bought a ticket to Samsara you get one free bag of powder as well!) Otherwise, you can buy powder for $1/bag at the event.

Time: Today, Friday 4/25 from 4:30-6pm
Place: Foss Hill
Cost: $5 for a t-shirt; $1 for a bag of powder

Until We Get It Right: A Senior Thesis Staged Reading

Natalie Sacks ’14 is sharing with you the hard work and rich rewards of a playwriting thesis.

Until We Get It Right tells a story of depression that spans generations. Three individuals suffer through love and medication, making connections that matter and simply getting through the day. We weave in and out of the three time periods, with each cast being played by the same four actors, and imagine how we might connect to these people and their illness as well. Written and presented in partial fulfillment of her Honors Thesis in Theater, Natalie Sacks ’14 wrote this play to consider how the extremely personal, internal experience of depression can be shared with an audience.

Come support me and the newly created playwriting thesis at Wesleyan!The performance is in the new CFA Theater Studio, which is the olddance studio (TST001) in the main Theater Department building.

When: Friday, April 25 & Saturday April 26, 2014 at 8pm
Where: Theater Studio (TST001)
Cost: Free! And no tickets required
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1554598_543326059118119_4649995914499574735_nNYC artist D’hana Perry will be performing LOOSE, an improvisational video/music piece involving dj’ing, remixing, and conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color.

This event is at 6:30 on Friday the 25th in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of the Usdan building), free, and open to everyone. Come ready to think/dance!

LOOSE is an autobiographical examination of how gender expression, and racial identity affect each other when we navigate public space. Conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color are captured and turned into a live documentary performance that also blends the practices DJ remixing techniques and live video mixing. It explores a concept of remixing as: 1) a process of mental and physical image appropriation and 2) a mode of existence and survival, which turn everyday interactions into a creative act. LOOSE is designed to be improvisational. No two performances are the same.

D’hana Perry is a DJ, event creator and a recent recipient of an MFA candidate in Media Art from Emerson College. Their work explores liminal identity construction, gender/racial performance and self-expression. For more about their other work, check out

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Interactive Writing Workshop

An invitation from Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme ’16:

Come and bask in the company of others, delicious food, beautiful writing, and prizes in the gorgeous Shapiro Writing Center! This will be the second in a series of interactive writing workshops hosted by Writing House (soon to be Writer’s Block), in which we’ll better our craft and ignite our imaginations through active writing in a safe, relaxed space. The format will be pretty open, and ideas from you are encouraged!

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center