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)

WeSwap Interest Meeting

Walker Reiss ’17 writes in:

WeSwap is Wesleyan’s newest (and only) food swapping society. Foodswapping is like a potluck where food is brought in set servings (or measurements, for stuff like jam, sauces etc.) Participants swap food with each other at whatever exchange rate they agree on. It’s a great time, and a great way to benefit from the great cooking skills of friends.

Can’t make the meeting, but still want to know more? Contact Emily Schwed (ehschwed[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Walker Reiss (wreiss[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 8-8:45 PM
Place: Exley 137

UCAB: Iron Chef Cook-Off!

Via Kirby Neaton ’14:

Like to cook? UCAB is hosting an Iron Chef-like cooking competition! All ingredients will be supplied and everything is FREE! Teams of up to 5 people are allowed so get your friends together and sign up soon before all the spots are gone! Winners will receive gift cards!

To sign up, please email kneaton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: Usdan Cafe

Film Series: Beau Travail

1999. France. Dir: Claire Denis. With Denis Lavant, Michel Subor. 92 min.

Among a group of highly disciplined French Foreign Legion soldiers stationed on the coast of Djibouti, latent tensions abound when their officious sergeant becomes jealous of the commanding officer’s attention to a younger, charismatic (and better-looking) new recruit. As the sergeant devises a sinister ploy to discredit the young man, tragedy unfolds.

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

Big Data Investigative Journalism: How Public Documents and the Internet Helped Map the Islamophobia Industry

From James Hall ’15:

Eli Clifton is co-author of the Center of American Progress’ report “Fear, Inc,” a ground breaking study that connected the dots concerning professional Islamophobes, big money sponsors, political candidates, and certain media outlets. You can find the report free to download here.

Sponsored by the Department of Religion, the Department of Government, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and The Muslim Women’s Voices Project

Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PAC 002

ACLU Informational Meeting


Some news from Anna Pezanoski-Cohen ’17:

Come out to the first ACLU meeting tomorrow! We will discuss mission statement, projects for the semester, and other ways to get involved! There will be cookies.

Date: October 2
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: PAC421

Venture for America Info Session

Venture-for-America-and-DecisionDeskFrom Max Nussenbaum ’12:

Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program that sends recent grads to work at startups in emerging cities around the U.S. like Detroit, New Orleans, and San Antonio. By spending two years in the trenches of a startup, VFA Fellows learn how to launch their own careers as adventurers, entrepreneurs, and just generally people who do awesome stuff.

Join Wes alums Max Nussenbaum (class of 2012) and Dan Bloom (class of 2010 as they discuss their experience as VFA Fellows and now as alums starting their own companies.

Non-business-type people encouraged! For what it’s worth, Max was a creative writing major.

Check out the website for more information.

Date: Thursday, October 2nd
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Cost: Free