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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Amigos de las Américas table

From Danielle Krieger ’18:

If you are interested in cultural immersion, youth leadership, and personal growth (and like to have a good time), stop by at our table in Usdan to learn about Amigos de las Américas, a 6 to 8-week summer program in Latin America! Also, you can get some free candy!

Date: Today, November 11
Time: 4-7 PM
Place: Usdan

Tutor at Keigwin Middle School

Brighten a tween’s day and give back to the community by volunteering as a tutor! From Rebecca Brand ’16 and Emma Davis ’17:

kids-sitting-on-booksKeigwin Middle School – home to nearly every 6th grader in Middletown – is seeking Wesleyan students to help out at their after-school homework club for the remainder of the semester. Tutors will volunteer from 2:00 to 4:15 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  This is a particularly exciting time to get involved, as the Middletown Public Schools were just awarded a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to offer new after-school educational opportunities for students at Keigwin and Woodrow Wilson middle schools.

To volunteer this semester or to assist with this exciting new program as it develops, come to the interest meeting today at 6pm in Allbritton 318. For more information, contact rbrand[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and ecdavis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Federal work-study funds will be available for tutors in the future. The Office of Community Service will also be hiring one paid student coordinator for next semester; contact scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for details.

Date: Tuesday, November 11 – TODAY!
Time: 6 PM
Place: Allbritton 318

Criticism Now! A Conversation on the State of the Art

AO-ScottFrom Sarah Chrystler ’13:

Come hear A. O. Scott, Distinguished Professor of Film Criticism at Wesleyan and a chief film critic at The New York Times moderate a discussion about the state of criticism today with panel guests Laura Miller, journalist and book critic, co-founder of Salon.com, and author of The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia; Wesley Morris, film critic for Grantland, former critic for The Boston Globe, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner in criticism; and Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker, and 2014 ASME winner for Best Columns and Commentary.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Recital: Dina Maccabee – Self-Same Sounds

An invitation courtesy of CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Graduate music student Dina Maccabee presents new vocal pieces exploring the properties of the voice in dialogue with its many mediated reproductions, featuring student vocal group The Mixolydians. Alongside her own work, Ms. Maccabee will perform late twentieth-century pieces that challenge conventional narrative orientations of the voice. The significant influences of music by Meredith Monk, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, and Joan La Barbara are juxtaposed with homages to Mieskuoro Huutajat, the Finnish men’s shouting choir, early work by John Cage, and Meredith Willson’s musical theater innovations.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 9:00pm
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)

AEPie an AEPi

From Ward Archibald ’17:

Do you find yourself making AEPi puns? Have you ever wanted to see a frat bro get humiliated with a pie? Do you want to support Prostate cancer research? If you answered yes to any of these come to AEPie an AEPi! If we raise $100 we get to shave George Ryan’s head! Come out and support a great cause! If you have any questions or can’t attend but want to donate, contact George Pollack (George Ryan on FB) at gpollack[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Tuesday, November 11
Time: 12-3 PM
Place: In Front of Usdan
Cost: $1

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