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: Spirited Away

2001. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. 125 min. 

When her family takes a fateful detour en route to their new home, a moody ten-year-old becomes trapped in a spirit world inhabited by witches, gods, and monsters – to whom she must tend at the local bathhouse while she tries to divine an escape. Miyazaki crafts a hand-drawn dream steeped in awe and whimsy, fear and beauty.

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

Latin@ Affirmation Month: Keynote Address

Kimberly Heras ’17 writes in:

Performing through his drag alter-ego Lola Von Miramar, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes delivers “Abolición del pato”, a theatrical interpretation and critique of the historical place of queerness and homosexuality in the Americas.

Date: Friday, November 7th – tonight!
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Facebook event

More information after the jump.

Concert: Riffat Sultana and Party

Courtesy of CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians from India and Pakistan, bringing a spectacular voice and talent to the world stage.”—Banning Eyre ’79, Afropop Worldwide
Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana broke boundaries in 1995 by becoming the first woman from her family’s musical lineage to perform in public. She is the daughter of the late Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, who is universally recognized as one of the finest Pakistani classical singers of his time. Ms. Sultana makes her New England debut at Wesleyan, accompanied by an ensemble that includes her brother Sukhawat Ali Khan on vocals and harmonium, guitarist Shiraz Ali Khan, Ghurdeep Singh on tabla, dholak and dhol (double-headed drums), Jay Gandhi on bansuri (bamboo flute), and very special guest Mitch Hyare, an internationally renowned dhol master.

Date: Friday, November 7 – tonight!
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall (CFA)
Cost: $22 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni

More information after the jump.

Lessons in Dissent: A Documentary on Hong Kong’s Youth Activists

Courtesy of Michael Leung ’15:

Come learn about how 15 year old Joshua Wong (leader of the Scholarism movement) and 17 year old Ma Jai challenged the presiding political apathy in Hong Kong. This timely documentary vividly illustrates the generation of young activists who are committed to creating a more democratic Hong Kong.
Director Matthew Torne will be present for post-screening Q&A.
Hong Kong’s youth are scarcely known for being political animals: little wonder, given the example set by their pragmatic elders. Doing well at school, finding a decent job and getting their hands on the latest iPhone tend to be higher priorities than politics. Yet a breed of young activists is challenging the presiding apathy, riding a wave of political activism that is sweeping the city.
Lessons in Dissent catapults the viewer on to the streets of Hong Kong and into the heart of the action: confronting the viewer with Hong Kong’s oppressive heat, stifling humidity and air thick with dissent. More information here.

Date: Friday, November 7 – today!
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Recovery@ Lunch

An invitation from WesWell:

Recovery@ Lunch is an informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are in recovery and those who are affected by a family member or friend’s substance abuse can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.
We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 11/7 at 12 noon. This is a closed lunch, only for those in recovery or affected by another’s substance abuse.

Please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information and location.

Date: Friday, November 7th – today!
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for this information

How to see 300 million images? Exploring Large Cultural Data to Unlearn What We Know

An very urgent message from Jamie “best man on Facebook” Hall ’15

This Friday at 3PM in Russell House Lev Manovich, one of the shrewdest commentators and analysts of the digital age and an innovative designer of software, will present a talk entitled, “How to see 300 million images? Exploring Large Cultural Data to Unlearn What We Know.”

Manovich has pioneered the field of cultural analytics and the visualisation of large sets of data. His work has thought hard about the ways to design software and thereby configure and understand the humanities through computational and novel digital methods. His training and work in computer science—his current department psychology, art, digital cinema, and media history have been innovative, admirably free of the typical preconceptions, and consistently intriguing.

It’s sure to be dope

Time: Friday eleven/seven from 3-4:15 pm
Place: Russell House
Cost: 0.00