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

 

Film Series: Arab Labor

2008. Israel. Dir: Shai Kapon. With Norman Issa, Clara Khoury. 96 min.

 

We present two episodes from Season Two of this satirical sitcom about an Israeli Arab couple and their daughter who have moved into a Jewish neighborhood. Arab Labor’s characters play on religious, cultural and political differences to poke fun at the divides in Jerusalem’s mixed society. Speaker: Creator/writer Sayed Kashua.

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

Info Session on Tutoring Programs

OCStutoringThere are so many tutoring programs at Wes that it can be hard to figure out which group is right for you. Come to tonight’s info session to hear about all the various tutoring programs at once — when they meet, what age groups they serve, how much basic math you have to recall — and learn how to get involved. Students granted federal work-study can be paid for most of the programs. Email ccp(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions.

Date: Today!
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Audition for In the Penal Colony

Miranda Haymon ’16 writes in:

PENAL COLONY: a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general populace by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory.

“In the Penal Colony” (oder “In der Strafkolonie” auf Deutsch) is a short story by Franz Kafka. The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. “In the Penal Colony” describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin before letting him die, all in the course of twelve hours.

More information can be found on the Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Theater Studio

Opening Reception “Picture/Thing”

From Andrew Chatfield:

“Picture/Thing” presents ten artists—Kendall Baker, Isidro Blasco, Rachel Harrison ‘89,Leslie Hewitt, Jon Kessler, Anouk Kruithof, Marlo Pascual, Mariah Robertson, Erin Shirreff, and Letha Wilson—who make hybrid objects that challenge the limits of photography and sculpture at a time when the definitions of the two media continue to evolve. These artists take varying approaches to material, technology, and presentation, expanding and redrawing the traditional perimeters of both. Defying photography’s specificity as a “window onto the world,” some prioritize the materiality of the photograph over the actual image, while others migrate the graphic flatness of the photograph into the full dimensionality of the sculptural realm. Undoubtedly a response to the immateriality and infinite reproducibility of digital technology, the surveyed works insist on both the physical presence and uniqueness associated with sculpture, and the indexical relationship to the physical world exemplified by photography, resulting in a new formulation: a picture/thing.

Opening reception: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5pm to 6:30pm with talk by the curators at 5:30pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5 pm from January 29 to March 1

Date: Tomorrow, January 29
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Audition for She Kills Monsters

From Mio Magee ’18:

Unleash the geek and warrior within you… Audition for She Kills Monsters! She Kills Monsters is a one-act comedic romp about a considerably average young woman who finds a Dungeons and Dragons game module her deceased teenaged sister had left for her. She battles in the fantasy world alongside her sister’s D&D character, combatting demons, homicidal faeries and three-headed dragons. Hilarity and epic swordfighting ensue.

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Ampersand First Meeting

Sam Raby ’17 writes in:

Have you ever wanted to write comedy? Love Clickhole, Broad City, and other #currentpopularcomedy? Want to sit in a room with other funny people and make jokes every week? Join the Ampersand, Wesleyan’s only humor publication! We meet every Thursday at 4:30 in the basement of Allbritton. Snax and laughs will be #provided.

Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Place: Allbritton, rm. 004
FACEBOOK EVENT

Audition for Sonnets for an Old Century

An invitation from Josh Davidoff ’18:

Could you tell your life story in the space of a moment; the length of a sonnet? Come try out for Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera, a beautiful play that we are adapting to take place in and around Westco, as well as including original student material. By staging this play in the context of a dorm, we hope to call attention to the college dormitory as a place of danger and isolation as well as comfort and exploration.
No prep necessary–we will give you a sonnet to read. Wednesday and Thursday the 28th/29th from 4:30-7pm in the Westco Cafe. Contact mfriedlich[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jedavidoff[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more info.

Dates and times:
Wednesday, January 28th (today!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, January 29th (tomorrow!!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: WestCo Café
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