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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Film Series: Guardians of the Galaxy… IN 3D

2014. USA. Dir: James Gunn. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. 121 min.

 

In Marvel’s most madcap movie to date, that guy from Parks and Rec, that blue girl from Avatar (now green), two-time Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (as a raccoon), and Vin Diesel (as the plant he was born to play) team up against impossible odds to…well…guard the galaxy.

***Our first 3-D presentation ever!*** 

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

Fall Faculty Dance Concert—“To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet”

From Andrew Chatfield:

In response to recent political changes in Crimea, the premiere performance of “To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet,” by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, explores issues of historical memory, home, and cultural narrative as they relate to the history of Tatars, native Muslim inhabitants of Crimea, and their complex relationships with Ukraine and Russia. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 8PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $8 general public; $8 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Yiddish Dance Extravaganza

From Andrew Chatfield:

An evening of live klezmer music by Wesleyan’s klezmer band Veeblefetzer and Yiddish dancing led by Steve Weintraub. Co-sponsored by the Music Department and the Jewish and Israel Studies Program.

Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: The Bayit

The Sacred Tales w/ Harry T, Same Sex, and The Raised by Wolves @Eclectic

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From Elise Blanchard ’14:

It’s been proven 3453 times that seeing people, relaxing, dancing and listening to great music when under pressure can save your life. So drop the post-break blues or the winter-hating crisis, and stop complaining about (home)work . Just take a break and come to Eclectic to enjoy some of the best 23rd century punk alternative ambient rock post punk shoegazing indie rock. And if you don’t like any of those genres, I think you will like the show even more. Or the show might make you vomit on someone you will end up marrying and raising annoying kids with. I mean it’s your call but I think you should give it a try. Give the show a try, not the kids. Kids are gross. Proven countless times.

Check out these links of the bands:

the sacred tales
Same Sex
The Raised by Wolves 

And invite your friends unless you don’t like your friends

FB event page.

Date: Friday, October 24th
Time: 10:30 PM
Place: Eclectic 

Sonatas and Interludes—Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride

“In David Macbride’s music, one finds technical skills of a high order, a direct lyricism that informs the most complex passages.” —Newsday

David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for harpsichord, piano, and prepared piano. The program will be announced using chance operations.

When: Friday October 24th from 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

Klezmer, Dancing, and Food with Veeblefetzer and Steve Weintraub

Via Matthew Stein ’16:

Veeblefetzer (hip hoppin’ klezmer band) + Steve Weintraub (incredible Yiddish dance leader) + home-cooked dinner (yummy and free) = a nakht to remember! No dancing experience necessary, but wear comfortable shoes! Check out the event on Facebook.

Current Members of Veeblefetzer:
Matthew Stein, fiddle
Josh Davidoff, clarinet
Sophie Breitbart, clarinet
Angus Macdonald, guitar
Ben Klausner, guitar
Ben Zucker, trombone
Dylan Awalt-Conley, drums
Matt Chilton, bass

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church Street