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)

TONIGHT: Brown Girl Burlesque

10177276_10202921437789575_194002442038316029_nJust when I thought that all of the to-do over Burlesque was over, Savannah Turner ’16 writes in to prove me absolutely 100% wrong. So get your fine self over to Beckham Hall tonight to have your socks knocked, rocked, and maybe even titillated:

Get READY for a SEXY, SPARKLY, and STRIPPED DOWN performance from the lovely ladies of Brown Girls Burlesque.

Dedicated to the celebration and expression of the experiences of all women of color through their art form, they are bringing an exciting show to Wesleyan that is sure to ROCK YOUR WORLD!

Find out more about BGB.

Date: May 2, 2014

Time: 10 PM

Place: Beckham Hall

Grand Cousin’s Final Wes Show w/ all-caps LADD and Faceplant

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Straight from Evan Low ’14 of Grand Cousin:

Grand Cousin is playing its final Wesleyan show ever tonight at Earth House with spicy awesome opening acts ALL-CAPS LADD and FACEPLANT!!! This is your last chance to see us before we head to Iceland to start our tour of Norther Europe and SIBERIA!!!!!! SO let’s make this the best DANG show ever and pack as many people as humanly possible into a tiny, sweaty ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!

Grand Cuzzy

Date: TONIGHT, Friday May 2nd
Time: 9:30PM – 1:30PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free!

P.S. Grand Cousin just released a new single, “Oxygen”. Listen to it, right now!

Follow the band on FacebookTwitter, and their website!

Precision Troupe Presents: TWENTY


From the incredible, one-and-only Jillian Roberts ’15:

Check out Precision Troupe, the hip-hop sector of Precision Dance Company, present our annual party outside Exley Science Center this Friday, May 2nd! We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year so come through and party like it’s 1994! We out here.

The show runs about 15 minutes long — make sure you come early so you get a good spot and don’t miss a thing!

Date: TODAY, Friday, May 2nd
Time: Party @ 10pm, Performance @ 10:30pm
Place: Outside Exley, Church Street Side (Rain location: inside Exley)
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Lapalux / Snacs / DJ Rimless at Eclectic

From Chelsie Green ’14:


This British guy, Stuart Howard, on Flying Lotus’s label, Brainfeeder, is gracing us with his presence this Friday. He will keep you moving to his often disjointed, airy, and/or affecting music, along with selections from other artists with his own twist and projections.


He is coming to us from New Jersey via Bard, fresh off his latest release, “Weird Ontology.” He will perform his distinct brand of dark, chilled out beats that are chalked full of texture and emotion.


Our own peer and my own neighbor Saarim Zaman is opening the show. He’s been playing quite a bit lately for a reason (he’s good.)

Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Time: 10PM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Wild Things

From the upmost talent of Josef “Joey” Mehling ’14 comes a moving play that is sure to bring out your inner wild child.  

Based on Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” presented by Second Stage and the A.E.F.

The show will begin at 182 Cross St, Middletown, CT. Dress for walking and the weather. Showtimes are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM.

(Free) tickets will be available at a table in Usdan starting at 11AM the day of each performance.

Challah for Hunger Bakesale

A delicious message coming to you from the extraordinary Eva Steinberg ’17:

Pre-finals stress eating just got SIGNIFICANTLY tastier!! Come by Exley this Friday for Challah for Hunger’s last sale of the semester!!! All proceeds go to charity (it’s a win-win situation for humanity AND your stomach!). Bring cash!! This round, we’re finishing up strong with PLAIN, CINNAMON-SUGAR, and CRANBERRY! See you there!

Date: Friday, May 2nd
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Exley Science Center
Cost: $3 – $4