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!

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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Songs of Neely Bruce

From the CFA:

Baritone Christopher Grundy, pianist Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, and featured guest bassoonist Gary Bennett present a concert of vocal works by Mr. Bruce, “Volume One” of his songs for low voice.

Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 8 P.M.
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

IMPORTANT: Save the AFAM Department

10307419_10202554615700068_5965685835670638206_n(1)Friends! Stop what you’re doing and go to PAC 001 right now to discuss the current and future state of the African American Studies Program. Already understaffed, the department is losing two professors at the end of this year. If you want to learn what you can do to help, or brainstorm new ideas, Christan Hosam ’15 writes in with more information:

Our African-American Studies Program is disintegrating. Only two professors, Ashraf Rushdy and Lois Brown will remain in the Department after this year. In addition to teaching their respective courses, they will also be handling the administrative side of the Dept. as well. As members of the Wesleyan community, we all pay to attend this University and achieve a full range of academics. With the current state that the AFAM Dept. is in, we are thoroughly being cheated out of our college education and it is time to make noise about it. 

Clothing Swap

From the ever-smiling Jenessa Duncombe ’14:

Would you give someone the shirt off of your back? Do you not like that shirt very much anyway? Do you like to undress?
Bring your clothes, your friends, and your friends’ clothes to the clothing swap tomorrow to mix and match. This is FREE and all extra clothing will be donated to Goodwill.

Saturday, May 10
Time: 3-5 P.M.
Place: Exley Lobby

 

A Mixolydian Jungle Expedition

Ben Zucker ’15 promises that no animals were harmed in the making of this concert:

There may or may not be sloths and there may or may not be tapirs, but 10273429_10152200234973402_3598399565938578022_n

there will most definitely be some amazing people singing some amazing
songs! Come take a break from studying for finals to hear us sing
music ranging from songs about death to songs about sex and songs in
different languages!! (what more could you ever want)

 

Date: Saturday, May 10

Time: 3-4 pm

Place: Memorial Chapel

Come see LAUGH TRACK, an hilarious new play

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The very funny Sarah Esocoff ’15 writes:

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite TV show?

LAUGH TRACK follows the taping of one episode of “He’s a Dad!,” a beloved multi-camera sitcom in its 9th season. Watch as five television stars, a show runner, and a cue card guy fall in and out of character, lust, love, and alcohol-induced debauchery.

Written & Directed by Keelin Ryan ’14 & the aforementioned Sarah Esocoff.

Performances on Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Location: ’92 Theater
Factbook: link.
Cost: $0

Spirits Spring Jam!

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Ethan Tischler ’14 submitted this, and then I posted it:

At last, the Wesleyan Spirits Spring Jam / Mother’s Day Concerto! As we celebrate all the wonderful moms throughout the world, we’ll also bid farewell to the current seniors: Cole “Econometrics” Chiumento ’14, Rob “Shrakstar” Roth ’14, Marc “Twotoned” Whittington ’14, Ethan “Woodsman” Tischler ’14, and Ben “Lord of Language” Jacobs ’14. Come celebrate another fulsome year of Spiriting, and raise the song one last time before finals!

Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel