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

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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

 

Film Series: Walkabout

1971. UK/Australia. Dir: Nicolas Roeg. With Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg. 100 min.

Two young siblings become stranded in the vast Australian Outback, with only an Aboriginal teen on his Walkabout to help them survive. Roeg brings the coming-of-age tale to a striking, kaleidoscopic backdrop, where the sweltering landscape is just as much an object of fascination as the characters who traverse it.

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

Silvernotes Auditions

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Samuel Stern ’17 writes in:

Attention Wespeople! Do you sing? Are you able to carry a tune with OR without a bucket? Does the phrase “andante con moto” sound vaguely meaningful to you? If you answered “yes” to any of those, read on: the Silvernotes, currently Wesleyan’s newest acapella group, are holding auditions! If you’re free between 2 and 4 on Saturday or Sunday, or between 9 and 11 pm on Tuesday the 3rd, come by Exley 139 with a song and any music-reading skills you might have. If you’re not free at any of those times and still want to audition (especially if you’re a tenor or bass; we need that low range) then email sastern[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and we’ll see what we can do.

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 31st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 1st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 3rd: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Exley, rm. 139

Film Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen. 115 min.

 

Archeology professor slash snake-hating adventurer Indiana Jones must locate a priceless Judeo-Christian artifact before the Nazis beat him to it. The timeless badass must brave booby traps, power-hungry Germans, and an irate ex-lover in this action-adventure joyride.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Calefax Reed Quintet

calefax_eventMy housemate told me she wanted to go to this because it would be baller. Andrew Chatfield with the details:

Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Ockeghem, Tye, Franck, and Dmitri Shostakovitch arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.

Date: TONIGHT 1/30
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Price:  $6 Wesleyan students

FREE WesBAM! Classes

200_sA wise woman once said, “Endorphins make people happy. And happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.” Katie McLaughlin ’15 wants to get you hopped up on endorphins. So you can be happy. For FREE. Check it:

 

Fitness Classes for Free?!

That’s right. Come try out all of WesBAM!’s group exercise and yoga classes for FREE January 31st-February 6th as we kick-off the Spring 2015 Semester

Allbritton Talks: Unpaid Internships

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Are unpaid internships exploitative, or is free labor a fair trade for a learning experience? Why do businesses and organizations hire unpaid interns, and should students accept these positions? Who wins and loses in a society where unpaid internships are permitted?

We will consider these questions and more over pizza tomorrow at Allbritton Talks, a new conversation series addressing current events, controversial issues, and the enduring questions of public life. If you’ve got a hot-button issue or ethical quandary you’d like to pick apart as a group, send your suggestions to scapron(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

This series is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Relay for Life Kick-Off!

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PSA from Gavriella Wolf ’15:

Come to Usdan lunch on Friday to start registering for one of the
biggest and best events of Wesleyan’s spring semester! Bring your
friends and stop by our tables to learn more and get involved with a
great cause!

Friday is the only day for half-priced registration, so be sure to
bring $5 (cash or card!) with you.

Come for the apple crisp, stay for Relay. There will also be balloons
and cupcakes if you’re into that (you are).

Date: Friday, January 30th
Time: 11:00-2:00 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: $5 to register for Relay!