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



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

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)

Artist’s Talk: Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls

Victorious-Secret-image-300x272From Library Assistant Jennifer Hadley:

Please join us for the opening of Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls by Angela S. Lorenz. This series of three mosaic triptychs is based on the famous mosaics on the floor of an ancient Roman villa in Piazza Armerina, Sicily, from 300 AD. The mosaics are often interpreted as “dancing bikini girls,” but Angela Lorenz reclaims them as the elite athletes they really were.

At the open house following the artist’s talk, more than twenty of Lorenz’s artist’s books will be on display. Victorious Secret commemorates the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

Victorious Secret is on display in the lobby of Olin Library through the end of the semester.

Sponsored by the Friends of Wesleyan Library, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, the Athletics Department, and Special Collections & Archives.

Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: Smith ReadingRoom, 1st floor Olin Library

The Redprint: Episode II


From Olayinka Lawal ’15:

The ultimate crash course on taking advantage of Wesleyan! Need to know what resources are available to you on campus? Get ahead quickly and efficiently…from internships, to fellowships, to abroad opportunities and beyond.

This is a program for everyone! Be there!

Date: Today
Time: 5:30PM
Place: PAC001

International Conflict Lecture Series: The Crisis in Ukraine


From Aarit Ahuja ’16:

Come by for a lively panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine. The discussion will feature a panel of speakers, including Wesleyan students Anna Bisikalo and Misha Yakovenko, as well as formerhead of the Fullbright Program in Ukraine, Myron Stachiw and Ukranian non-profit executive Alexander Kuzma. Snacks will be provided!

Date: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Careers for the Common Good

Are you concerned about your future job prospects? Maybe a little afraid of “selling out”? If you hope not just to do well but also to do good, come by tomorrow’s panel discussion on “Careers for the Common Good” at 6pm in 41 Wyllys, room 112. Four alumni who are working hard for social change and who have built careers around the causes they care about will speak about the rewards and challenges of their professions and share insights from the first years after college, as well as advice for students seeking meaningful, impactful work.  The event will be moderated by Wesleying’s own Lily Herman ’16 and pizza will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Panelist bios

GIS Day at Wesleyan!

Ludacris MapFrom Rebecca “Housemate Geography” Sokol ’15:
Are you aware of geography? Well, this week you will be, as Wesleyan celebrates National Geography Awareness Week and National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day. On Wednesday, 11/19 students in Professor Kim Diver’s GIS classes will be hosting a number of events and activities celebrating the uses of GIS.
One of these activities is the creation of an interactive campus map called Wes Memories. Submit anonymous memories or stories through this Google Form, and we will add it to a campus-wide “Memories Map” that will be displayed in Usdan on November 19th. Think of a spatial, slightly-more-appropriate ACB.
Keep an eye out for other geography-related activities in Usdan from 11:00 to 1:00 on Wednesday, 11/19!
In addition to student activities, the Connecticut GIS User Network will be hosting speakers, discussions, and demonstrations from 9 -3  in Beckham Hall. See a full list of speakers and events here
Date: Wednesday, 11/19
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Locations: Usdan and Beckham Hall

Battle Trance Concert


From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

Battle Trance is a tenor saxophone quartet (all tenors!) started by
Travis Laplante of Little Women. With a single shared tonal range,
individual instruments and instrumentalists dissolve into cascades of
disembodied, fluttering melodies. Think a hydra-headed Colin Stetson,
filling the Chapel with walls of sound, flighty shrieks, and
barely-there ambient textures.

You can take a listen here.

The student group Cosmos will be opening with the creative musics of
Eriq Robinson, Matt Chilton, Sean Winnik, and Dylan Awalt-Conley. We
also have a couple of saxophones.

See you there!

Date: Wednesday, November 19th
Time: 9:00-11:00 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel