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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Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Another message from CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

Date: Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $4 Wesleyan students; $5 all others

Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work “SPILL”

CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield writes in:

Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, “SPILL,” a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She will discuss how she researched the work through interviews with Louisiana community members affected by the disaster and how she transformed that information into a theatrical work. She will also discuss her collaboration with visual artist Reeva Wortel.

Leigh Fondakowski was the Head Writer of “The Laramie Project” and has been a member of Tectonic Theatre Project since 1995. She is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of “The Laramie Project” for HBO, and a co-writer of “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.” In 2011, she was commissioned by the Center for the Arts’ Feet to the Fire Initiative to create the work “SPILL,” which tells the stories of people and communities devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She was inspired to write the work following the THEAT/ENV course she co-taught with Wesleyan’s Director of the College of the Environment Barry Chernoff. The first staged reading of “SPILL” was done in Fayerweather Beckham Hall at Wesleyan in February 2012. “SPILL” had its world premiere in March 2014 at the Reilly Theater at Louisiana State University, performed by Baton Rouge’s Swine Palace. In this talk, Ms. Fondakowski will discuss how the play developed from the first interviews she did in Louisiana with Wesleyan students, to the premiere this past spring. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.

Date: TONIGHT,  October 30
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall

Lucy Goes to Court

From the lovely Nola Werlinich ’17:

Need something to do this weekend before it’s permissible to start drinking? Come see the court case of the millennium in which Lucifer (“Lucy”) is tried for her crimes against humanity!!

Attending in costume is highly encouraged.

Find the event on Facebook.

Date: October 30-November 1
Time: 7 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Film Series: Suspiria

1977. Italy. Dir: Dario Argento. With Jessica Harper, Daria Niccoldi. 92 min.

 

An American newcomer’s arrival at a famed dance academy coincides with the grisly murder of a student fleeing the school in terror – a harbinger of more deadly things to come. Maggot showers, barbed wire, and occultism lurk around every corner in this sadistic, candy-col- ored stomach-turner that’s as terrifying as it is aesthetically striking.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

American Studies Open House

From Amanda Distler ’15

COME TO THE AMST OPEN HOUSE!!!

Come meet people who do what they love and love what they do and learn about a Wesleyan department that is more than just a major, it’s a way of life! We look forward to meeting you there!

 

What: FREE LUNCH!!!!!!!

Where: CAMS 1 & 2 (that yellow house by 41 Wyllys)

When: THURSDAY @ noon

Who: Majors, Prospective Majors, Interested Friends

Why: WHY NOT?