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)

Loam Call for Submissions


From Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15:

Submit to Loam, Wesleyan’s environmental art magazine. We are looking for visual art, poetry, thoughts, musings… anything! Be creative! Send submissions and questions to zgrossmanven[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by October 20th.

Yom Kippur @ Wes

From Mira Klein ’17:

Begin this period of atonement with peers and friends in the Jewish Community. Reflect on this past year and look towards the new one with events on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, Oct 3 at 5:15 – Pre-Fast Dinner in Usdan on the Quiet Side
Friday, Oct 3 at 6:15 – Evening Services/Kol Nidre at Beckham Hall (top floor of Fayerweather)
Friday, Oct 3 at 9ish – “Crossing Lines” Reflection Activity in the Bayit
Saturday, Oct 4 – Morning Service at 10 in Beckham Hall
Saturday, Oct 4 – Havdallah/Evening Service at 5:50 in the CFA Courtyard, weather permitting (Rain location: Beckham Hall), followed by lox and bagels Break-the-fast in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of Usdan)

Date: THIS WEEKEND! October 3rd & 4th
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: all over Wes

“Crossing Lines” Reflection Activity

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Come to the Bayit Friday night for a group reflection activity to start off the year! You may have done a version of this activity before, but this time it will fulfill your wildest dreams… of reflecting. A leader will read out statements and people stand on one side of the room if the statement applies to them, the other if it doesn’t, or stand in the middle if they are unsure, don’t want to answer, or anything else that isn’t yes or no. It is a serious (and hopefully meaningful) activity, and there will be a brief discussion afterwards for those who want to participate.
You DO NOT have to be Jewish, observing the holiday [Yom Kippur], or fasting to participate.

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)
Facebook: EVENT PAGE

Cupcakes and Mocktails

From Aliya Lyons ’17:

Women of Color House and Womanist House invite you to our biannual Cupcakes and Mocktails this Friday!
Join the women of color community and allies for some dancing, chatting, music, cupcakes and marvelous Mocktails.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!! (actually who are you trying to impress b/c you’re beautiful just the way you are!)

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: 227 Pine Street (WoCoHo)

Workers and students meet for lunch… you’ll never believe what happens next


Umm… Hey! What are you doing Friday? USLAC is hosting a gathering (the only one this semester!) for students to come together to listen to workers’ experiences. Workers are giving up their lunch break to tell us about what is like to work at Wesleyan and their concerns for this semester. If you consider yourself an ally, come listen about how you can be a partner to the workers this year.

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 12 PM
Place: 200 Church

The Worm Queen

10662112_10205145052053025_7362690081726068077_oFrom Will McGhee ’17:

Join Second Stage’s first show of the season with The Worm Queen, an original dramedy!

Worm Queen takes place in a world where earthworms have become sentient and have enslaved humanity. A lone, dysfunctional family has survived the apocalypse by hiding away on an island. But the peace is fragile. With the eldest daughter prophesied to save the world and agents of the worms on their doorstep, nothing is as it seems.

Performances dates are October 2-4 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) at 8pm in the ’92. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the box office the day of. See the Facebook event for more info.

Dates: October 2-4 (Thursday through Saturday)
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: ’92 Theater