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: American Promise

2013. USA. Dir: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson. Documentary. 135 min. 

This intimate, contemplative doc tracks two African-American boys and their families over 13 years, as they navigate the opportunities and frustrations of an America still coming of age on issues of race, class, and privilege. The directors – parents of one of the young men – thoroughly explore the boys’ experiences at a prestigious NYC private school with a new commitment to “diversity.”

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

Chris Gethard Comes to Wes

Rachel Kaly ’17 just ate a huge bucket of cheese by herself. Now she is feeling #stressed because dairy is known to #inducebloat. Does anyone have any GasX they could lend Rachel Kaly ’17??? Please advise:

Presented to you by the Wesleyan Comedy Committee: Chris Gethard is comin’ to do some dope stand-up at Wes on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT 8PM IN THE WESTCO CAFE. Capacity is around 160 so we’re expectin’ a full house to be sure. We might even have some student openers so come support ur funny friends! THIS EVENT IS FREE Y’ALL

Massage Night with UCAB

From UCAB:

UCAB is at it again with our annual massage and manicure night. Co-Sponsored with WesWell, we have an off campus, professional masseuse giving 7 minute massages.

While you wait, go to WesWell’s mini session on stress, yoga, anxiety, and many more.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT THE DAY OF THE EVENT!

Date: November 13
Time: 8PM – 12AM
Place: Usdan Cafe, Rooms 108 and 110

Posters, Propaganda, and the American Experience in World War I

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From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

Roundtable discussion with Professor of English Sean McCann, Professor of History Ronald Schatz, and Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus Richard S. Slotkin on the role of posters and propaganda in the mobilization of the United States during World War I. Topics will include the experience of immigrant and African-American soldiers, as well as the cultural response to propaganda, and tensions between state power and democracy.

Date: Thursday, November 13
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: CFA Hall, 287 Washington Terrace

Senior ’90s Dance

From Talia Baurer ’15:

ATTN CLASS OF 2015: You are cordially invited to Beckham Hall on Thursday, November 13th to attend a Seniors ’90s Bash! Let’s celebrate the decade that gave us the Internet as we know it, our favorite TV shows to rewatch on Netflix, and us! There will be fancy snacks and various ’90s activities and paraphernalia – basically, we’re going to enjoy being seniors in college by returning to the weird decade in which we were once tiny innocent children. Dress fancy, dress ’90s, or dress BOTH – we know you secretly love the ridiculous prom outfits from every ’90s teen movie. And get excited about infinite #TBT posts.

Date: November 13
Time: 9:30 PM – 1 AM
Place: Beckham Hall