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

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“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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Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights Open Meeting

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WSDR invites all members of the campus community to join us for this open meeting. What does WSDR do? How can you be involved in making this campus more accepting and accessible? What does ‘disability’ actually mean, anyway?All these questions and more will be answered. Additionally, we invite comments and suggestions from the community about what WSDR’s next projects might be, focusing on accessibility and attitudes towards disability at Wes and in the wider world.

Date: TODAY Thursday, May 1st
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Allbritton 113
Cost: free/none

Film Series: Paris Is Burning

1990. USA. Dir. Jenny Livingston. Documentary. 71 min.

Take an intimate look into the drag ball culture of 1980s New York City and the magnetic individuals who shaped it. At once wildly exuberant and profoundly tragic, Paris illuminates not only in its depiction of gender performance, but in the roaring vitality of a marginalized community living in the midst of white, straight America.

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

TEXTS.COM PRESENTS SHRAK THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL PRESENTED BY TEXTS.COM

shrek_is_love__shrek_is_life___3_of_3__by_rhythmlizard-d70p1cuAn all-caps invite from Nick Petrillo ’14:

DID YOU LOVE THE MOVIE “SHREK” WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG? DO YOU OFTEN WISH IT HAD MORE SEX IN IT? DO YOU SOMETIMES THINK THOUGHTS THAT ARE INAPPROPRIATE TO SAY OUT LOUD, BUT THEN YOU SAY THEM ANYWAYS?

TEXTS.COM PRESENTS SHRAK THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL” IS THE SHOW FOR YOU.

COME WATCH THE STORY THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE TOLD. MAY 1ST @ 7PM, MAY 2ND @ 7 PM AND MAY 3RD @ 10 PM IN THE WESTCO CAFE.

SEATS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SO GET THERE EARLY!

Date: May 1, 2nd, and 3rd
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe

Gamelan Concert

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sarah Bartholomew writes in—concisely—to entice you to see a 5 1/2 hour long Gamelan concert.  I don’t know about you, but I think this event has “perfect procrastination method” scrawled all over it:

Experience the culture of Java with beginning students of Javanese
gamelan. The concert will include a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth
Gamelan Ensemble.

Where: World Music Hall
Date: TONIGHT May 1, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM – 1 AM
Cost: $2 at box office

sleepyhead@EARTHHOUSE

From Michael Vaughan ’16:

The second official installment of Deep@DKE, a deep house dance party with sexy dance music from Brooklyn NY native, Sleepyhead and swervey opening set by Yung DJ M. Vaughan.

Get loose bb

Date: Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Time: 10PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free

Inequality and the Climate Crisis: A panel discussion on fossil fuel divestment

Video by Ani Acopian ’16

An event sponsored by Wes,Divest! and the Committee for Investor Responsibility- a panel discussion of great importance to the future of the planet.  

Fossil fuels do more than threaten the stability of the Earth’s the climate; fossil fuel extraction destroys the communities where oil, coal and gas are removed from the ground. Mountaintop removal coal mining, hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for natural gas, oil drilling, and pipelining each pose incredible risks to water supplies and to the health of local residents. As the people in these communities suffer, the political and economic sway of fossil fuels companies allow them to continue with their destructive ways.