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)

Talk to Senator Blumenthal about the Campus Accountability and Safety Act


The Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASAct) is the most prominent university sexual violence bill in the pipeline right now. Original cosponsor Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) calls the bill “a work in progress” and is holding a roundtable discussion at Wesleyan to discuss the legislation and how the federal government can improve the experiences of survivors of sexual violence at universities and can better hold universities accountable in their handling of sexual violence.

Senator Blumenthal and his staff are hoping to hear about Wesleyan community members’ experiences with sexual violence and all aspects of the adjudication process to inspire improvements to the bill. They are asking for our thoughts and feedback on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act and for ways Wesleyan and other universities can improve sexual violence prevention and adjudication.

Date: Tomorrow, October 6th
Time: 10:30AM
Place: Beckham Hall 

Check out the links for more information after the break.

Intimacy and Power in the Asexual Community

Gaurdian UKFrom Sophie Massey ’15:

David Jay ’04 will speak about the founding of the world’s largest asexual community, with an emphasis on the way that the community challenges assumptions about sex, intimacy, and everything in between.

There will be a documentary screening of (A)Sexual at 12:00 PM on October 6th in Usdan 108 as a prelude to the event at 4:30!

Come out– It’s gonna be cool!

Here’s the link to the Facebook event.

Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (documentary screening at 12 PM)
Place: PAC 002

Ebola in the News: A Historical and Political Perspective

From Valere Demuynck ’16:ebola

Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department and African Studies.

A recent NPR story reported that the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has “Broken All The Rules” (September 20, 2014). “Worst Case Scenario: CDC Predicts 1.4 Million Cases in Four Months.” (New York Times, September 24, 2014)

Has Ebola broken all the rules? What do we know about past outbreaks? What is the potential political impact for Africa?

Professors Bill Johnston (History), Laura Ann Twagira (History), and Mike Nelson (Government) will discuss the recent health crisis.

Light lunch will be provided.

Date: Monday, October 6th
Time: 12pm
Place: PAC 002

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.

Jazz Night @ Espwesso

From Mara Woods-Robinson ’16:

Sick and tired of the same old Sunday night routine? Then come by Espwesso this Sunday for tasty drinks, chill vibes, and LIVE JAZZ! The café opens at 9 p.m.; the music starts at 10:30 p.m. A jazz trio will play, and sit-ins are encouraged. If you’re a musician and are interested in sitting in on a song — or being involved in future events like this — email jafriedman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday, October 5
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: Espwesso (Albritton basement)

Zero Waste Challenge!

Do you describe yourself as a transparent person? Do you get annoyed when you see recyclable items in the trash? Well if so, Rebecca “bb” Sokol ’15 challenges you to put all of your non-recyclable trash in a plastic bag for one week. (And if, like me, your first thought was “used tampons, too?” I think her answer would be, “no biohazards/get a diva cup.”)

Where does our trash go when you throw it away? How much trash are you generating per week?
The Zero Waste Challenge is easy – you collect everything you don’t recycle or compost in a clear, ziploc bag that we will provide, and you pin it to your backpack for the week. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about waste and your own habits, and how it alters your decision-making when your trash is physically connected to you! Try it, even if only for part of the week!