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



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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)

Bill Belichick Signed Football Helmet Raffle

From Leigh Evron ’16:

Raf1078The 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


Film Series: Clueless

1995. USA. Dir: Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd. 97 min.


A high school queen bee devotes her persuasive charms to manipulation, matchmaking, and makeovers in a modern-day take on Jane Austen’s Emma. Quintessentially ‘90s and delectably ditzy, Heckerling’s witty dialogue (and accuracy in depicting the terror of LA freeways) has secured Clueless a much-loved place in film history. Think you’ll leave Goldsmith in a bad mood? As if!

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

Killer BOB Concert @ MuHo

From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

The Brooklyn-based sonic experimenters Killer BOB will be gracing us with a concert this Friday at Music House. They self-identify as “post-core” and draw from noise, jazz, punk, mathrock, and metal, without ever really settling into any of those categories. According to the band, their music “explores their collective subconscious dream worlds,” an interest that manifests in spoken word/storytelling segments. Their music also “rocks” and is “really really good for listening to,” according to someone, probably.

Check out a music video for the song “Memory Burns” after the jump.

The student group Cosmos will be opening with a free jazz set. What Jason Derulo song will they cover next?? Come find out and trance the night away!

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014
Time: 9PM
Place: Music House

Psi Chi Psych Social

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From Ali Goldberg ’15:

Are you a psych major or prospective psych major? The officers of PsiChi (the psychology honor society – not Chi Psi) are hosting a psych social this Friday, October 10th from 3:00-4:00pm. Come hang out and ask questions about:
– Classes
– Study abroad
– Research on campus
– Joining Psi Chi
– Anything else psych-related
Or just come hang out and enjoy free cookies and coffee! It will be super informal – feel free to come and go as you please.

Date: Friday, October 10th
Time: 3-4 PM
Place: Judd lounge, room 103

Shabbat in Da Sukkah

From Emma Golub ’16:

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, where we hearken back to the good days when Moses and the Israelites were sleeping in lil huts under the stars that probably did not look like the one just outside Olin.

On a more serious note, from Shabbat leader Miriam Kudler-Flam! —

“Shabbat is coming! We’ll be gathering to sing/chant/make sounds
together in the sukkah (outside Olin) as the sun begins to set (5:30).
Come bring in the light of shabbat with wordless melodies and simple
Hebrew and English chanting. We’ll be focusing on only a few songs-
mostly Hebrew poetry and liturgy- and repeating them over and over and
over to squeeze out all the soul-sense we possibly can. Everyone is
invited! Especially people unfamiliar with prayer, Hebrew words, or
singing. Transliteration and translations will be available. Moadim
l’simcha and shabbat shalom/ Festival for joy and a peaceful day of

Office of Admission Seeking Student Bloggers


From the lovely Sydney Lewis ’14

Do you like to write? Do you aspire to be a blogger extraordinaire like the geniuses at Wesleying? Do you like talking to pre-frosh? If so, then we’ve got the job for you! This is a paid position (approx. 2 hours/week) and is open to work-study and non-work study students. All current Wesleyan students from all class years are welcome to apply. We are looking for bloggers who can represent different experiences at Wesleyan and will write about Wes in an engaging and sustained way.

Our Tumblr bloggers must:
• Update their blogs at least once a week and respond to questions/comments.
• Possess good judgment, writing skills, and the willingness to engage that is required to connect with prospective Wesleyan students and others.
• Be comfortable with (or willing to learn) Tumblr platform. Must also be comfortable including multimedia like videos and images into your posts to make them interesting. If you’re intersted, contact Sydney at salewis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for application details.