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



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)

Film Series: Ida

2013. Poland. Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski. With Agata Trzebuchowska. 106 min.


A nun-to-be discovers that she comes from an eradicated Jewish family and sets off with her estranged aunt to uncover the dark secrets of a past left buried after the war. The stark and desolate Polish landscape that pervades throughout wordlessly articulates the quiet dread of two lost souls who have yet to find their way.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Westco Open Mic #2

4AlnWSgFrom Josh Davidoff ’18:

come spit your verses
play your songs
if it’s 5ive minutes or under
it belongs

signups at 8, show at 8:30

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 8:30-10:30 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: your talent and/or applause

Meet the Sexual Assault Response Team Lunch


From Nikita Rajgopal ’17: 

Concerned about issues of sexual violence? Heard of Title IX, but have no idea what is really is? Want to learn more about what’s being done about sexual violence at Wes? Come meet the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) as well as the Title IX Coordinator, Antonio Farias. Come eat food, ask questions, and get to know the people dedicating their time to addressing the issue of sexual violence on our campus. Lunch on us as we kick off the WEconSent luncheon series! Questions? Contact the SART intern, Nikita Rajgopal, at nrajgopal(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Time: Noon
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: FREE!

First Meeting of Animal Rights Student Group

cowFrom Joey Chipman ’18:

Whether you deeply care about animal rights, are a casual vegetarian, or just want to be part of a friendly, compassionate, and environmentally conscious community, you should come to the very first meeting of Wesleyan’s new Animal Rights Student Group. We will discuss the the aims and philosophy of the group but also take time to get to know one another and build a caring and positive foundation.

Even if you have never even pondered the ethics of animal rights, please come, for we will be dedicated to discussing and raising awareness about the condition of our fellow earthlings. If you cannot make it, please email jchipman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information.

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: 200 Church

Audition for Rizky Rahadianto’s Film Thesis

rizkySophia Jennings ’16 wants to know if you can handle the heat:

Come audition for “Mild, Medium, Hot,” a steamy and jolly horror film about hot sauce.

Male and female parts available. Email all further questions to rrahadianto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or msjennings[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Wednesday (Oct 1) and Thursday (Oct 2) 5-7PM in the Powell Cinema in the Center for Film Studies.

Only the hottest peppers will show up.

Date: Wednesday, October 1st and Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
Time: 5-7PM
Place: Powell Cinema (Center for Film Studies)

PLAY. Preliminary Meeting.

From Trouve Ivo ’15:

How do you play?

4 Immersive Workshop Series throughout the semester.
An action-based exploration of play/work, real/fantasy, body/mind dualisms.
o Build new ways of relating to ourselves, each other, & place.
o Be radically weird.
o Cultivate awareness through inter-action.

Participants will receive .25 advanced dance practice credit.
Check out the event on Facebook. Questions? Contact kreichler[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, October 1st
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: North College steps (High St. side)
Rain location: North College 1st Floor Living Room