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)

Songwriter’s Forum First Meeting

Student Forum by Hana Elion ’15 is meeting!

Student forum “The Songwriter’s Forum: Collaboration and the Creative Process [MUSC419]” will be having its first meeting on Thursday, September 4th in the music studios lobby at 4:30pm. We will be discussing the forum, choosing what times it will be held, and answering questions! It’s a full credit! Email helion_[at]_wes for more information.

Time: TODAY, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Place: Music Studios Lobby

Film Series: Night Moves

2013. USA. Dir: Kelly Reichardt. With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning. 112 min.

Three environmental activists team up to execute a daring act of eco-terrorism; as the scheme comes together, they must navigate their tenuous mutual trust and face the consequences of putting their principles into extreme action. Reich- ardt avoids eye-rolling polemics in favor of quietly riveting suspense, crafting a tense and nervy slow burn.

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

Be Bold Road Trip at Wesleyan

Camille Casareno ’15 writes in:

This August/September, All* Above All (, a bold new Road-trip-map-2

campaign to restore and sustain abortion coverage for low-income

women, is hitting the road and taking our message across the country
with a national tour to end local, state and federal bans on abortion
coverage. The tour is called the Be Bold Road Trip.

Covering nearly 10,000 miles – through 11 cities, 8 states and the
District of Columbia – the road trip will mobilize Millennials, people
of color, and other diverse groups to stand up to the avalanche of
attempts to disenfranchise them and their decision-making. The road
trip will create buzz and educate people across the country about the
harmful impact that abortion coverage bans have, especially on
low-income women and women of color. At each stop we will talk to
supporters, ask them to participate in the campaign, and give them
ways to send their message to their representatives in Congress. The
road trip will end its tour in Washington DC during mid-September to
commemorate the anniversary of the Hyde Amendment through the second
annual All* Above All Hill Education Day.

It’s a busy first week, but come out to the Usdan courtyard on
Thursday to see the Be Bold Road Trip by All Above All make its stop
on campus sponsored by Wesleyan Clinic Escorts. Show your support to
bring down abortion insurance coverage bans. The Be Bold van will be
there from 11AM-4PM. There will be a speaker at 1PM so you and your
friends can bring your lunch and sit outside to learn more!

If you (as an individual or student group) are interested in
volunteering the day of, send me a message at mcasareno@wes!

Date: 9/4/14

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Usdan Huss Courtyard

Disabling Language

Holly Everett ’15 writes in:

Join members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights for dinner and stick_figure_pic
a lively conversation about the politics, history, and controversies
surrounding language used to talk about disabilities and people with
disabilities. Information about disability services also will be
available. Afterwards, students with disabilities will be available to
discuss their experiences on campus.
All are welcome! Dinner will be provided.

Date: 9/04/14

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Place: Clark Lounge


Audition for NIGHTMARE


Russell Goldman ’17 writes:

Girls and ghouls of every age, wouldn’t you like to be in something strange? NIGHTMARE is a staged adaptation of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, adapted and directed by Russell Goldman (some sophomore) and sponsored by Second Stage. Performance dates are November 20-22.

NIGHTMARE follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, as he discovers a magical new holiday–Christmas. This is the story of the disaster that happened when these two holidays met.

If you want to audition, prepare a song to sing for us, preferably something close to the tone of the film’s music. We’d like that a lot.

Ampersand Info Session


Coming your way from Sarah Esocoff ’15:

Have you ever wanted to write comedy? Love The Onion and Saturday Night Live? Want to sit in a room with other funny people and make jokes every week? Join the Ampersand, Wesleyan’s only humor publication! Snax and laughs will be #provided.

Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Time: 4:30–5:30PM
Place: Allbritton 004