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)

AFAM Open House


From Savannah Turner ’16:

Thinking of becoming an AFAM major? Join us for an open house and illuminating conversations with AFAM faculty and majors!

Check out more about the major here

Time: 4:00PM
Place: Center for African American Studies (CAAS)

Historical Narratives Interest Meeting


From Ronnie Alvarado ’15:

Interested in all things historical? Secretly want to nerd out by reading history papers? And then debate with people about those papers?Then join Historical Narratives! We’re Wesleyan’s peer-edited History journal, and we’re looking for new members!
Any Questions? Can’t make it, but want to join? Contact Laura Werle (lwerle@wes), Earl Lin (elin@wes), or Ronnie Alvarado (valvarado@wes) for more info.

Date: Today
Time: 9:00PM
Place: PAC 136

LiNK Nomads and Free Typhoon


From Deborah Ko ’15:

We are privileged to bring you the voices and insights of our friends who have experienced the challenges and changes in North Korea firsthand. This is a unique chance to hear directly from North Koreans (through videos that address the audience) about life inside North Korea and what we can do to help. The Nomads from LiNK headquarters are coming this Tuesday, so come!!!

***There will be food from Typhoon!****
The event will be: 30-minute, live, multimedia presentation given by LiNK Nomads (our traveling representatives from LiNK), 10-minute Q&A, and information and involvement booth to carry on the conversation after the presentation

Date: Today!
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

Volunteer with the Center for Prison Education

From Molly Rappaport ’15 and Shannon Nelson ’14:

Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program as a Tutor or Research Intern? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Tutor and Research Intern positions during the spring semester!

Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group’s general interest meeting this Tuesday at 9:00 pm in the OCS lounge to learn about the program and discuss future prison activism/awareness projects.

SCUTE (Turtle Club) Interest Meeting

Julia Lejeune ’18 writes in:

Calling all turtle lovers! SCUTE (Students’ Conservation Union for Turtles on Earth) is a new club that was just founded this year!

Tuesday will be our first meeting to generate interest for the club. We are working to spread awareness about the need for turtle conservation and to raise money for a few conservation projects all over the world. (Check out Juara Turtle Project if you have a minute!)

Please come out to show your love for our sea and fresh water friends. There will be brownies!!

Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 211

History Matters: Understanding ISIS


Courtesy of Valere Demuynck ’16:

Join us for another lunch talk focused on history and current events. Professor Bruce Masters from the History Department will provide a historical perspective for understanding ISIS and the current events in the Middle East. A light lunch will be served.

Sponsored by the History Department. For more information, contact Professor Magda Teter, mteter[at]

Date: Tuesday, October 28th
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place:  PAC 001
Cost: 0 $!