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)

Film Series: Young Frankenstein

1974. USA. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. 106 min.


A descendant of Dr. Frankenstein (that’s “Frahnk-en-steen,” thank you) gets more than he bargained for when he inherits great-grandpa’s Transylvanian castle – and the urge to reanimate dead tissue along with it. Brooks’s spoofery somehow manages both affection and irreverence while injecting its source material with sex, silliness, and a little soft-shoe too.

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

Leila Buck—“Hkeelee (Talk to Me)”

buck_eventFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

“Hkeelee (Talk to Me)” is a personal and political exploration of family, memory, and what it means to be(come) American. Attempting to move her Lebanese grandmother into an assisted living facility in Washington, writer and solo performer Leila Buck ’99 unpacks a suitcase of belongings, along with unpredictable waves of memories and stories.

Moving between her grandmother and herself, each character struggling to understand what it is she must remember, Ms. Buck invites the audience to participate in her struggle to piece together the remnants of her history, and with it their own.

Weaving traditional storytelling with direct audience participation, “Hkeelee” is an interactive exploration of what we hold onto and what we let go, and how those choices come to shape who we are. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: CFA Hall

FILM SCREENING: Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Major Present “Precious Knowledge”

From Emma Kemler ’15:

The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Majors’ Committee Presents the Screening of: Precious Knowledge, a PBS documentary about Mexican-American studies and the fight for educational equity and justice in the U.S.

**Homemade snacks will be provided**

This is a great opportunity to meet HISP majors and chat about common interests.

Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Time: 7PM
Place: PAC 004

Audition for STARFALL, A Senior Directing Thesis

From Grace Herman-Holland ’15:

Audition for STARFALL, a senior directing thesis by Grace Herman-Holland.

Remember that one night you made eye contact with the singer of that one band you like and for a second you thought maybe ze was the one? What if you could make that dream come true?

An experiment in actor-audience relationships, STARFALL is the story of star-crossed lovers. And it’s also the story of that one band you like.

Come audition for our party!

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.