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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Navaratri Festival Dance Performance: Malavika Sarukkai: “Rasamanjari”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“One of the greatest dancers of our day.” —The New York Times

Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai’s choreographic interpretations have the incandescent beauty of the classical dance language of India and the energized articulation of a contemporary mind. At Wesleyan, Ms. Sarukkai presents the Connecticut premiere of “Rasamajari,” both a cerebration and a celebration of this tradition. Through this exploration, the language of Bharata Natyam is repossessed, making it in the process a language which “speaks in the present tense” for a global audience.

This event is part of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 3PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Short Film Acting Auditions

From Gabriel Doss ’17:

Would you be interested in acting in a short film? Auditions are on Sunday, September 28th, running from 3pm to 6pm in the Multipurpose Room in Usdan’s basement. Sign up with the google doc link below. The Wesleyan Film Project has entered pre-production on one of its first projects, a screenplay titled “Leaves,” written by Will McGhee.

We are looking for two female characters and one male character. There is no preparation necessary, as you will be reading cold. Anyone and everyone is welcome, regardless of prior experience. You have the option of auditioning with a friend, that is, signing up multiple people for one audition slot. If you have any questions, hit me up at gdoss(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Here’s the link for signing up to audition!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 6PM
Place: Usdan B25

Let’s Make a Feature Film

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Zhou (Joe) Yeran ’15 writes:

Want to be part of a feature film this semester? I’m Joe, the director of “Hush,” which won the Best Film and Best Cinematography in the Campus Movie Fest last spring.

Call me crazy, but this semester I’m putting together a team to make a 90 minutes feature length horror film. We’re going to go through the entire process of filmmaking, from scripting to selling the movie at the American Film Market this year.

If you’re looking for experience in filmmaking, come to the interest meeting this SUNDAY, 7PM at 25B Fountain. All experience levels are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: 
25B Fountain Avenue

Active Minds Anthology Submissions

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Get your pens ready, Sonia Max ’17 has an opportunity for you to express yourself.

Active Minds at Wesleyan is collecting stories, poems, artwork, and other artistic representations related to student experiences with mental health and illness.

They could inspired by a personal experience or an experience with a family member or a friend. Submissions before October 15th will be collected in an printed anthology published in early December.

Submit to: wesleyanactiveminds[at]gmail[dot]com titled “Anthology Submission.” Feel free to submit anonymously and change names as needed.

From: Now until October 15th