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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
experience!

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)
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Studio Performance—Fleur D’Orange; Hind Benali, Artistic Director

From Andrew Chatfield:

“The multi-talented Hind Benali is at the forefront of the contemporary dance scene in Morocco.”
—Morocco: Globalization and its Consequences

Choreographer/dancer Hind Benali founded the contemporary dance company Fleur D’Orange in 2006 in Casablanca, Morocco—a culture where women do not dance publicly—following her initial training in ballet and later travels to France and sub-Saharan Africa. At Wesleyan, Ms. Benali will present a studio showing with her collaborators and talk about her work, which explores the limits and freedoms of her country’s history and current practices, and the many layers of gender, culture, and religion. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown, Connecticut
Cost: Free

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
here.

Date: October 12th – 18th
Place: Homecoming football game
Cost: Tickets start at $5

 

Speaking the Language: What You Need to Know About Finance and Accounting

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Whether you start your own organization after college or join someone else’s, at some point you’re going to have to know stuff about money. The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship wants you to come talk finance with Carl Byers ’93:

Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers of all kinds must learn to speak the language of finance in order to clearly communicate their vision and plans. This session will explain essential ideas related to for-profits, non-profits, finance, and accounting, so you can articulate ideas in a format — with precise terminology — that will be compelling to colleagues, funders, and other stakeholders. In addition to terminology, this session will cover the process of developing financial plans and documents that make your vision credible to those who have the resources needed to enable your work.

Carl Byers ’93 is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences.

Date: TODAY
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free! Register Here.

Late Night Tea at the Sukkah

Black iron asian teapot with sprigs of mint for tea

From Ian Rice ’17:

Join the Jewish community in a celebration of the holiday of Sukkot and the outdoors for Late Night Tea in the Sukkah on Monday night at 10pm. Take a break from midterms with some fresh air, good company,and warm beverages. Those who are interested can also sleepover in the Sukkah (super fun!). Please bring your own mug if you want tea!

Date: TODAY!
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: The Sukkah in front of Olin

Wes for Peace Meeting

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Caroline Monahan ’16 writes:

HEY FRIENDS! Wes For Peace will be holding our first meeting this Tuesday, October 14th at 8:00 pm in PAC 104. We will be discussing speakers and events for the semester, as well as potential peaceful alternatives to current US foreign policy.

Date: Tuesday, October 14th
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: PAC 104

Shapiro Creative Writing Center: Late Night with Wright

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Sofia Goode ‘17 writes:

The Shapiro Creative Writing Center invites you to an intimate poetry reading and book signing with renowned author/poet C.D. Wright.  Wright has published over dozen books and several book-length poems, in addition to founding Lost Roads Press. Join us for an evening of snacks, Q&A, book signing, and reading of her works!

Date: Tuesday, October 14th
Time: 9:00-11:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
Cost: Free $$!!