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: Alumni Filmmakers Screening and Q&A

The Brothers ByrneConor ‘11 and Tyler ‘09 – have been using their post-Wes years to create a series of distinctive short films and music videos. We’ll screen their short Four Eyes and other works, then provide an opportunity for current and prospective majors (or other future filmmakers) to pick the brains of two recent alumni off to a great start.

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

Portrait Project


From Ryan Heffernan ’16:

Sign up to participate in THE PORTRAIT PROJECT! Sponsored by Art

Artists who participate in THE PORTRAIT PROJECT will be assigned the
name of someone else who also signed up to be an artist. This person
will be your subject and they will also be the artist of a portrait of
another subject. Prior knowledge of or experience interacting with
your subject is not required, and is in fact discouraged. It’s more
fun this way!

The rules: Make a 1×1 foot portrait of your subject in any medium you
chose (painting, drawing, photo, poetry, prose, printmaking,
sculpture, etc.).

The project will culminate in a curated exhibition of our portraits
that will take place in the Usdan display case around Thanksgiving
through the end of the semester. And hopefully a published chapbook of
all the pieces!

There is no requirement for who can sign up, just a commitment that
you will complete your part of the project.


Sign Up here

Date: November 5th to November 10th
Time: Anytime

Rockstar for the Night

Rajaa Elidrissi ’16 writes in:

Come to Usdan Cafe for Rockstar for the Night! We will have a music box, where you will have the opportunity to perform and receive a DVD of your performance. There will also be airbrush tattoos!

Find the event on Facebook.

Date: November 6
Time: 8PM – 12AM
Place: Usdan Cafe

Weekly Table Talk

From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Not enough Table Talk in your life? Of course there isn’t!

Well you’re in luck, because Allison Cronan, Kira FitzGerald, and Maia Golden are hosting a weekly, student-run Table Talk starting this Thursday!

Bring your writing, brings your brainstorms, bring 12% of a plan, and have a chance to talk it over with a group of peers.

Don’t miss out on an awesome opportunity to share your ideas, eat free snacks, and praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Date: Tomorrow, November 6
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

Classical Studies Open House


Catherine Chase ’15 writes in:

Do you have a love for ancient Greece and Rome? Do you want a reason
to wear a toga? Then come to the Classical Studies Open House!

Learn about the department’s two majors, Classics and Classical
Civilization, study abroad opportunities, new course offerings, summer
study, archaeological fieldwork, the Metis Undergraduate Journal of
Classical Studies, and more!

There will be FREE lunch!
And that’s the gospel truth!

Date: Thursday, November 6th
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: 200 Downey House Lounge