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



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)

Apply for a Writing Mentor


From Savannah Whiting ’13/GRAD:

Never written a paper for college? Feel like you’ve never written a paper for college? Apply now for a Writing Mentor, a personal tutor who will meet with you privately to help you with your writing. Mentors can help you at all stages of the writing process—generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving grammar, clarity, and style, or simply managing your time—and will meet with you weekly to address all of your writing worries and woes. If you participate, a specially trained sophomore, junior, or senior will meet with you throughout the semester.

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.

Applications are available here.

Please apply by noon on Thursday, February 5th. We will notify new mentees by the 9th, and hold a reception for new mentor-mentee couples on Tuesday, February 10th, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Allbritton311.

We look forward to working with you!

Deadline: Thursday, February 5th
Link: Here

Espwesso Reopens

tumblr_inline_mqxd8242S81qz4rgpFrom Mara Woods-Robinson ’16:

Been missing your late-night coffee fix? Have no fear — Espwesso is back! We will be open for our normal hours (Sunday-Thursday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) starting today (Jan 25). Be there for FREE coffee (if you bring a mug) and other tasty drinks!

Date: Sunday, January 25
Time: 9PM-1AM
Place: Allbritton basement

“La Leçon” Auditions

Voilà! An invitation from Laura Hess ’16:

Do you speak French? Do you also like to act? Then audition for this semester’s production of Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece, La Leçon.
This is a French-language production, so sides will be provided in FRENCH. If you have a French-language monologue, that’s great, but not required by any means.
Auditions will be held in 41 Wyllys, room 111:
Monday 1/26 4-6
Tuesday 1/27 5-6
There is no need to sign up, you can come whenever during the time slot and leave as soon as you’ve finished.
Questions? Can’t make these times but still want to audition? Email Laura at lhess[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Dates and times:
Monday, January 26th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 27th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, rm. 111

Audition for Really Really

10898139_10153005053672930_7599883130003902155_nFrom Haley Rauch ’15:

When morning-after gossip turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who’s a victim, who’s a predator, and who’s a Future Leader of America. All that’s certain is when the veneer of loyalty and friendship is stripped back, seven college seniors are left fending for themselves in a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare.

Auditions are on Sunday, 1/25, 6:15-9:15pm in Fayerweather 106 and Monday, 1/26, 8-11pm in Usdan 108. Bring a monologue if you have one, but sides will be provided! Come anytime – auditions will be no more than 10 minutes per person.

Callbacks are Wednesday, 1/28, 7-10pm in the Jones Room, and the show goes up April 23-25.

Questions? Contact hrauch[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or hanako[dot]rodriguez[at]gmail[dot]com.

Date: Sunday, January 25 and Monday, January 26
Time: 6:15-9:15 PM on Sunday and 8-11 PM on Monday
Place: Fayerweather 106 on Sunday, Usdan 108 on Monday

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Conscious Connections Interest Meeting

My favorite yogi Katie McLaughlin ’15 writes in:

This is an upcoming student forum led by Jaxie Friedman and Katie 
McLaughlin. Come check out our interest meeting at 7:00 pm in
Albritton 311 on Monday January 26th. We’ll have tea and go over the
syllabus and reading list. Depending on student interest, there might
be a short application that would be due Thursday the 29th. If you
can’t make it, shoot us an email and we’ll send you the info.

The class will meet twice a week, most likely Tuesday and Thursday
evenings. Here is a little bit about it:

The purpose of this class is to teach students how to develop
sustainable and personalized mindfulness practices. The class will
incorporate experiential work with meditation, yoga, tai chi and
mindful food consumption, as well as lectures and discussions on
historical, philosophical, and cultural work about different modes of
mindfulness practice. We will attempt to contextualize different
ancient and modern mindfulness forms into our everyday lives in order
to allow the students to develop tools to become more present mentally
and physically and to develop personalized mindfulness practices that
can be maintained far beyond the completion of the course. Ultimately,
the course aims for each student to learn how to develop conscious
connections with ourselves and the world around us.

Date: Monday, January 26
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Albritton 311