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


Space Nights at the Observatory

From Meredith Hughes:

Do you like space? Want to find out about the latest in astronomy and look through Wesleyan’s telescopes without taking a class? Stop by the observatory on Wednesday night! This semester, observatory nights start off with a short presentation about space by one of our astronomy majors or grad students, followed by observing through the telescopes(weather permitting).

On Feb 11 Jesse Tarnas ’17 will talk about lavatubes in space, and their importance for human space exploration. Even if the weather is cloudy, we’ll show you how to find Comet Lovejoy through binoculars so you can check it out on the next clear night.

Come by any Wednesday at 8pm for open observatory nights. They’re out of this world!

Date: Tonight (but also any Wednesday)
Time: 8PM
Place: Van Vleck Observatory

Film Series: Goodbye to Language 3D

2014. France/Switzerland. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. With Héolïse Godet. 70 min.


This cerebral and wildly inventive visual essay from the canonical French director has garnered international praise as a milestone of 3-D technology. The free-flowing narrative loosely represents the stories of two couples and one dog, all rendered through tantalizingly strange and ingenious imagery. We’re proud to present this film’s CT premiere.

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

Artist Lecture – Rachel Harrison ‘89

From the CFA:

A lecture by Rachel Harrison ‘89, one of the ten artists featured in the “Picture/Thing” exhibition. “Picture/Thing” is on view in the Main Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, located at 283 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, from Thursday, January 29 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Date: Wednesday, February 11
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall

In Theory Lecture Series

Five Fundamental Concepts: A Lecture Series Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

All lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30pm in Downey 113

Ulrich Plass
Associate Professor of German Studies
February 11

Joseph Fitzpatrick
Visiting Assistant Professor of Letters
February 18

Stephen Angle
Professor of Philosophy and Chair
of the College of East Asian Studies
February 25

Amy Tang
Assistant Professor of American Studies and English
March 25

Eirene Visvardi
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
April 8

The Legal Genius of Henry II: Law and Reform in Medieval England

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The Medieval Studies Program and the History Department welcome Silke Schwandt of the University of Bielefeld, Germany, for the first of the Medieval Studies 2015 Lecture Series. All are welcome to attend what is sure to be a fascinating talk on Henry II and the law of medieval England.

Date: Wednesday, February 11
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: Downey 200 (the lounge)

Connecticut Forest and Parks Association Interest Meeting


From Hilary Brumberg  ’17:

Do you love hiking, trees, forests, being outdoors, fresh air, children, the color green, friends, or cookies? If so, come to the Wesleyan Connecticut Forest and Parks Association first meeting of the semester! We are excited to get together a crew of people to be certified as trail crew leaders, plan some maintenance trips, and discuss hiking and educational events! If you know you want to help with some or all of these things, have an idea of your own, or have never been a part of WesCFPA, we’d love it if you came by.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 4:30 in the OCS lounge (3rd floor Allbritton). There will be cookies and hot apple cider. If you can’t come to the meeting, but are still interested in being involved in WesCFPA, contact Erin at emcgrath(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Hilary at hbrumberg(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Facebook Event page here

Date: February 11th, 2015
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Office of Community Service lounge (3rd floor Allbritton)

Homelessness in Middletown: Film Screening, Personal Accounts, and Discussion

Evan Bieder ’15 and Fred Ayres ’17 want you to join them for discussion and food:Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 11.14.18 AM

According to the American Institutes for Research, children make up 40% of the homeless population in the U.S. If you’d like to discuss the realities of homelessness in the local Middletown community, please join us next Wednesday, February 11th, for a screening of “Home at Last?”, a short PBS documentary that explores current housing models.

Following the film, members of the L.E.A.D. group (current and former members of the homeless community in Middletown) will reflect on their experiences and hold a Q&A.

The event will take place in PAC002 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Dinner will be provided by Tandoor.

If enough people show up, Fred will reveal his audition tape for “So You Think You Can Dance,” so come!

Date: Wednesday, February 11th
Time: 7pm
Place: PAC 002