Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
From Leigh Evron ’16:
The Wesleyan Cardinal Cheerleaders are raffling off a Wesleyan football Helmet signed by Bill Belichick (The Patriots coach, and the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span, and a Wes alum!!). The drawing will be held at halftime during the homecoming game on Saturday. Tickets can be bought
Date: October 12th – 18th
Place: Homecoming football game
Cost: Tickets start at $5
1998. USA. Dir: Peter Weir. With Jim Carrey, Laura Linney. 103 min.
Have you ever had the funny feeling that everyone you’ve ever met is an actor and your life is secretly an über-popular staged reality TV show broadcast to the world 24 hours a day? Those prone to paranoia beware: this poignant satire’s story of a man whose perfect world begins to (literally) fall apart may just make you question everything.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5
Julia Vermeulen ’15 writes in:
The Wesleyan Doula Project, founded two years ago, is training a new cohort of Doulas!
Doulas are non-medical support people who provide emotional, physical, and informational support to people making choices about their reproductive health. Our project focuses on abortion doulaing, and trains a dedicated group of Wesleyan students to work in the procedure and recovery rooms at two Planned Parenthood abortion clinics.
For security reasons, patients aren’t allowed to bring anyone with them for support during the procedure. Abortion doulas work alongside the medical staff to provide the best possible care to the patients.
The training is scheduled for November 8th-9th, and attendance at the info session is mandatory for participation in the training. SPACE IS LIMITED. At the info session, we will go over the history of the Wesleyan Doula Project, the role of a doula and the expectations of Wesleyan abortion doulas, and the application process for the training. There will obviously be snacks.
If you’re passionate about reproductive justice and want be involved in the first (and only!) doula project based on a college campus, please attend the info session to learn about our work and get involved!
Date: Wednesday, October 8th AND Thursday, October 9th
Time: 8:15-9 PM
Place: Judd 116
From Rachael Metz ’16:
Interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues? Come to Students for Sayaxché’s first meeting!
Students for Sayaxché is a new student group on campus that, along with some local physicians at Middlesex Hospital, serves as a partner and advocate for a group of rural hospitals and clinics in Sayaxché, Guatemala. As student volunteers, our primary responsibility is to facilitate this partnership between the hospitals in Middletown and Sayaxché. You can expect to do everything from helping to arrange the shipment of medical supplies to even having the opportunity to travel to Guatemala yourself and work at the Sayaxché clinic.
Students for Sayaxché has been an on/off kind of group for a few years now, and this year we’re looking to make it a serious group with concrete goals. While we do have an overarching philosophy and angle to our work, we are looking to further define the group with new ideas. So if you are at all interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues, PLEASE come and share your thoughts and ideas with us!
Date: Wednesday, October 8th
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: 11 Vine St.
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.
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