Sophia 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
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
“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
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
Zia 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)
Since 2010, people from around the city have come together for the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project to purchase and assemble baskets of food for households who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal. Last year, the MCTP provided 700 baskets to community members, and the goal for this year is to assemble over 900! Here’s how you can help:
Wesleyan is providing the stuffing and gravy for the Thanksgiving baskets, so pick some up on your next trip to Price Chopper. There are collection boxes in Usdan, North College, Olin, Exley, Freeman, and Weshop. You can also bring donations to the OCS Lounge (Allbritton 318). Other food items are welcome as well, and excess supplies will be donated to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
You can also sign up to assemble baskets! Packaging 900 meals requires a lot of volunteer work. Wesleyan’s Office of Community Service will bring vans of students to the Fellowship Church on Monday, November 24 for two shifts: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 12:15 – 3:00 PM. Students are also welcome to drive themselves. Sign up on the google doc and email ccp[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to discuss carpooling or other volunteer opportunities.
Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 12:15 – 3:00 PM
Place: Fellowship Church (1002 Saybrook Road)
From eco-warrior Heather Whittemore ’17:
Join us on Wednesday, November 12 for a discussion about the growing resistance to the Spectra pipelines, and how you can join in defeating the fracked-gas industry and opening the way for a renewable energy future.
FANG (Fighting Against Natural Gas) and BASE (Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion) are two grassroots groups that are organizing resistance to the three proposed expansions to Spectra Energy’s northeast fracked-gas pipeline system.
Date: Wednesday, November 12 – TODAY
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Place: 200 Church
A special invitation from Ron Shalom GRAD:
Gorgeous sensory overload experimental duo Nagual performs at Music House Wednesday night, with thrash Beatles by THE MURDERTONES (Angus and Luke Macdonald) and renditions of autumn lieder by Ron Shalom, Cecilia Lopez and Daniel Fishkin.
Date: Wednesday, November 12 – TODAY
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Music House (230 Washington Street)
From Kimberly Heras ’17:
Join the conversation! Facilitated by Prof. Ellis Neyra *Food & drinks will be provided!* Co-Sponsored by ASHA, QueerWes, Ujamma. Voces Altas: We Speak, We Strive, We Stand!
Facebook event page
Place: Allbritton 311
From Rachel Warner ’14:
Distinguished author Paul Harding will read from his new work on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Paul Harding is the author of two novels, Enon and Tinkers, which was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN American/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. Harding was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College.
The New Yorker describes Harding’s prose as “steeped in a visionary, transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau.” The first independently published Pulitzer Prize-winning novel since 1981, Tinkers explores the consciousness of a New England patriarch and offers new ways of understanding the world, mortality, and “the greater whole of which we are a part, but cannot perceive.”
Date: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House
From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:
“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
With book by Wesleyan’s Distinguished Shapiro Professor of Writing and Theater Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In the Heights” is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for “Best Musical,” “Best Original Score” (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Theater ’02), “Best Choreography” and “Best Orchestrations” (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, Music ’02). The Wesleyan production is a collaboration between the Music Department and Theater Department, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, with music direction by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.
Dates: Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm, and Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm
Place: CFA Theatre
Cost: $15 general public; $12 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, Middletown residents, $7 all students