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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Opening Reception—“Create and Curate” Student-Organized Exhibition

An invitation from CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

The Friends of the Davison Art Center coordinate the second student-curated exhibition of work created by current students. Addison McDowell ’16 will serve as curator, guided by Sasha Rudensky, Assistant Professor of Art and Friends of the Davison Art Center board member.

On display through Sunday, December 7, 2014.
Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 4pm.
Closed Tuesday, November 25 through Monday, December 1, 2014.

Date: Tuesday, November 18 (TODAY)
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: Free!
More info on Facebook

AEPie an AEPi (Support Movember)

From Jason Brandner ’16, who I’m absolutely going to pie in the face tomorrow:

Do you find yourself making AEPi puns? Have you ever wanted to see a fraternity brother 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 $75 we get to shave George Pollack’s head! Come out and support a great cause!

We are hoping to raise money for Movember, a national charitable movement seeking to combat Prostate, and Testicular Cancer as well as various mental health issues. The brothers of AEPi will also be selling Hot Apple Cider and Donuts. Prices:

  • Pie in the face of an AEPi member: $1
  • Hot Apple Cider: $1
  • Donuts: $1

If you can’t make the event but still hope to donate here is our Movember page and here is the FB event.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Time: Noon–3PM
Place: In front of Usdan
Cost: Each item is $1

Recital: Jason Brogan—The View from Nowhere

From CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

This concert by graduate music student Jason Brogan links together thought, noise, and improvisation in an attempt to investigate the self as being just a process: a “no one” that could be constructed or manipulated. Through the defamiliarization of neurobiological, psychological, and artistic-performative parameters (as “opera”) via amplification and digital processing, and the objectification of this experience via live documentation and recording/playback on tape, subjectivity is disassociated from selfhood and reconsidered as experimental music.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 9:00pm
Place: World Music Hall (CFA)

Oh, Megan! Presents: Decoding Desires

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From Talia Baurer ’15:

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here at last – Wesleyan’s favorite sex educator, Megan Andelloux, is back! Come to “Decoding Desires,” an interactive lecture focusing in on the core desires and reasons people are sexual in the first place! With Oh Megan’s help, you will get a chance to acknowledge your own desires and fantasies, to reduce fear and shame about those desires, and to work toward embracing consent and planning for the creation of your own personal sexual adventure.

Come prepared with a pen/pencil and get ready to play (crayons will be provided)! And COME EARLY – the hall fills up fast, and you don’t want to miss this!

Date: Tuesday, November 18th
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Exley 150 (Tishler Hall)

Apply to Work with a Thesis Mentor

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From Savannah Whiting ’13 and Taylor Steele ’14:

Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting information and structuringyour thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis.And when I say soon, I mean really soon. As in this weekend (after brunch). But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor.

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting as regularly as you’d like to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.