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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A Night of Stand-Up Comedy (feat. Adam Conover of CollegeHumor)

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Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

The Wesleyan Comedy Committee is bringing CollegeHumor’s Adam Conover to campus for a night of standup comedy. Also featured will be award-winning comic Reid Faylor and Wesleyan’s own Willie Zabar.

No ticket needed, but please show up early to guarantee seating.

Adam Conover will also be leading a STANDUP COMEDY WORKSHOP at 4:00pm TODAY in the Usdan Multipurpose Room. Please bring 3 minutes of material. It should also be noted that depending on turnout, it is possible that not everyone will get a chance to share their material.

The Wesleyan Comedy Committee is a new student group dedicated to bringing professional comedians to Wesleyan.

  • DATE?: Saturday, April 26th (TODAY!)
  • TIME?: 9PM
  • PLACE?: World Music Hall

Film Series: McCabe & Mrs. Miller

1971. USA. Dir: Robert Altman. With Warren Beatty, Julie Christie. 120 min.

A vagabond gambler and a tough-minded prostitute strike up a business arrangement that becomes threatened when a predatory mining corporation arrives in town. Altman’s reimagining of the turn-of-the-century Northwestern frontier treads a poignant balance between violence and interpersonal warmth, all delivered with sweeping, painterly beauty.

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

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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Ladies Who Laugh: A Comedy Show

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Live from Middletown, CT, it’s Anna Bisikalo ’17:

From the heavens above who brought you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the most #blessed of mothers who birthed Mindy Kaling, Sarah Silverman,and Margaret Cho, and the genius that decided to give Chelsea Handler her own talk show comes THE event of the year…

~~A variety comedy show brought to you by the WoMeN of Wesleyan’s comedy groups!~~

Female-identified members of Lunchbox, Desperate Measures, WeSNL, Gag Reflex, Vocal Debauchery, Punchline!, and New Teen Force will titillate you with a mashup of sketches, long and short-form improv,stand-up, and more. We’re celebrating women in the comedy world, and we would love for you to join us!

Saturday, April 26th. 6:30 PM. 200 Church Lounge.

Come laugh with us.

Bring your diva cups.

Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Place: 200 Church Lounge
Cost: Free if you laugh!

Event: Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival

Mama Earth JPEGKate “The Other Kate” Weiner ’15 writes in to tell you about some awesome food, music, earth-appreciation, and feminism happening on Saturday:

Come listen to awesome music, eat good food, enjoy the earth, and talk feminism at the Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival this Saturday, April 26th, in WestCo Courtyard from 1 to 4.

Featuring performances from:
Jackie Soro ’14
Molly Balsam ’14 and the Kroox
Lindsay Rose
Swipe Right
Novelty Daughter
Hallelujah the Hills

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