Category Archives: Events

ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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

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“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!

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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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Portrait Project

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From Ryan Heffernan ’16:

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

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 by NOVEMBER 10TH AT MIDNIGHT!

Sign Up here

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

Vote for WesAGE

From Sheri Reichelson ’16:

WesAGE (the elderly social group) has been selected as a FINALIST for November 2014 Students with Drive program that awards ZipCar credit to college community service groups.

We are competing against three other groups for the chance to win $5000 in Zip Car credit to help transport our volunteers to elderly living facilities.

Voting for the finalists starts TODAY and ends November 11th at midnight. Please vote on the Students with Drive Facebook page.

Help support our Wesleyan students groups by voting– each Facebook user is allotted one vote for the competition! PLEASE tell your friends and family both at Wesleyan and at home! Tell your professors and coworkers!

Thank you all!
Sheri, Matt, Rachel, and Gabe– The WesAGE Coordinators

Date: November 4-11
Time: Anytime
Place: On Facebook

Wiz Khalifa Concert Raffle

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From Trevon Gordon ’17:

We are fundraising for Community Solar Power in Ghana. $5 Raffle Tickets are being sold at Usdan. The winner will receive tickets to the Wiz Khalifa Concert on 11/16 at Webster Hall in NYC.

Date: From November 2nd to November 9th
Time: From 11AM today until 2PM next Sunday
Place: Usdan table
Cost: $5

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.

The (Un)Divided City

ss-091102-berlin-wall-22_ss_fullFrom Miranda Haymon ’16 and Wy Ming Lin ’16:

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Studies Department has received a grant from the German Embassy in Washington DC and is looking for creative submissions pertaining to the historic event. Submissions can include a poem, a 1000-word essay, a one-page cartoon, a digital story, or even a collage. The best three submissions will receive gift card prizes of $200, $100, and $50 respectively. Please submit all entries to Debbie Pozzetti in Fisk 401 by November 9 at 4:00PM.

If you have any questions, please send them to Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield at ibork(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. For more events about the Fall of the Wall, please visit the many talks on campus throughout the month.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 9, at 4 PM
More information here.