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

 

JDS Therapeutics- Info Session for Internships and Full-Time Positions

 

Straight from Wes alum Hannah Plon ’14,

JDS Therapeutics is an innovative pharmaceutical and nutraceutical start-up that launched in November 2011 by two highly accomplished entrepreneurs. JDS Therapeutics develops and commercializes natural bioactive compounds for the treatment of human disease and improved quality of life. The company is on the smaller side with tremendous
aspirations. JDS will be looking to fill 2 different types of roles at both a full-time and internship level.

We are recruiting seniors for the entry-level Business Analyst and Scientific Affairs Analyst positions. We are looking for sophomores and juniors to fill our Summer Business Analyst and Scientific Affairs Summer Analyst internship roles. Job descriptions are currently live on the Career Center website for each of the positions.

Date: TODAY– Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 7PM – 8PM
Place: Career Center, 41 Wyllys

Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting

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Learn more about the Cultural Immersion Experiences – Abroad and Domestic

Interested in the Psychology Major? Bring your questions and concerns.

Office of International Studies – Gail Winter, Assistant Director
Office of Community Partnerships – Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Psychology Department – Andrea Patalano, Chair

Pizza will be provided!

Date: Tuesday, Feb 3 – today!
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Judd Hall 116

Click here for more info on the psych major.

“A Body in Fukushima”

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Straight from Andrew Chatfield:

“A Body in Fukushima” is a haunting series of color photographs and videos presented in a groundbreaking exhibition across all three of Wesleyan’s galleries. Last year, dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston followed abandoned train tracks through desolate stations into eerily vacant towns and fields in Fukushima, Japan. Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the explosions of the Daiichi nuclear plant made the area uninhabitable. Sometimes in vulnerable gestures and at other times in a fierce dance, Ms. Otake embodies grief, anger, and remorse. Mr. Johnston’s crystalline images capture her with the cries of the Fukushima landscapes. “By placing my body in these places,” she says, “I thought of the generations of people who used to live there. I danced so as not to forget.” A project of witness, remembrance, and empathy, “A Body in Fukushima” grapples with the reality of human failure. As Mr. Johnston writes, “By witnessing events and places, we actually change them and ourselves in ways that may not always be apparent but are important.”

William Johnston is Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Wesleyan, and Eiko Otake is Visiting Artist in the Dance Department and the College of East Asian Studies.

Locations/Dates:

South Gallery, Erza and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, March 1, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm

Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 3 through Thursday, March 5, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday Noon-4pm

College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343
Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut
Tuesday, February 3 through Sunday, May 24, 2015
Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed Friday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Date: February 3rd through May 24th
Place: Across all three of Wesleyan’s Galleries!
Cost: Free!

Type Club Info Session

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Mailed in via carrier pigeon from Molly Grund ’16:

Type Club is a student-run graphic design collective and we are looking for new designers! We work to create logos, posters and other branding work for student groups at Wesleyan and for organizations affiliated with the University (student-created businesses, apps, etc.) If you’d like to join or if you’re just interested in what we do, please come! It will be the most fun ever guaranteed.

P.S. If you can’t make it but would still like to apply, please email wesdesigned[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: 8PM – 9PM
Place: Digital Design Studio (In the DAC)

WeSNL Actually Holds Auditions

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Straight from Charlie Martin ’16:

Hey one and all, Wesleyan’s oldest and only video sketch comedy group is holding auditions once again this week. We’re looking for actors, writers, and filmmakers with that comedic fire in their hearts. So if you’ve got the right kind of gumption then drop by and strut your stuff!

Auditions are Tuesday, Usdan Multipurpose Room, (7-9) and Saturday, Usdan 108, (1-3)

Check out our Facebook event, FB page & YouTube page to see what you’re getting yourself into.

Date: Tuesday, February 3rd & Saturday, February 7th
Time: 7PM – 9PM & 1PM – 3PM, respectively
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room & Usdan 108, respectively
Cost: A smile

How to Destroy Higher Education

LIVE.Aid_RothA special Wesleyan event via wesconnect:

Join us for a talk in Memorial Chapel by Michael S. Roth, President of Wesleyan University and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, about threats facing higher education today.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 3
Time: 7 p.m. – Talk; 8 p.m. – Reception & book signing
Place: Memorial Chapel

 

History Department Winter Social

winter3I think the title says it all, but if you need more details, Theo “Guess He’s Not An Anthro Major” Sullivan ’16 has them:

Meet history faculty, fellow students, and enjoy some warm winter treats: hot chocolate, cappuccino, cookies, coffee cakes, carrots, and much more!

Date: February 3rd
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Zelnick