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

 

3.11 – Disaster and Change in Japan

DickSamuelsA lecture by Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies, and Founding Director of MIT Japan Program.

Date: Thursday, February 12 (Today)
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Seminar Room
Cost: Free

Empire of Cotton: A Global History

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Cotton is everywhere: in clothing, banknotes, coffee filters, soap, and even gunpowder. Cotton has transformed the modern world–from Mississippi’s cotton plantations to the factories of England, from the fields of Africa’s farmers to the merchant houses of Bombay and Buenos Aires, from the workers in Alsatian cotton mills to the spinners and weavers of the Mexican highlands.

Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University, will tell the epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.

Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Center for Global Studies, and the History Department.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Judd 166
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Film Series: Hunting Elephants

2013. Israel. Dir: Reshef Levi. With Sasson Gabai, Patrick Stewart. 107 min.

 

Twelve-year-old Jonathan decides to exact revenge on the bank his father worked for, following their refusal to pay compensation for dad’s death on the job. With the aid of his grandfather and two of his elderly friends, Jonathan will attempt to rob the bank and earn some payback in this crime caper. Speaker: Isaac Zablocki, Director of Film Programs at JCC Manhattan.

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

The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

 

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Professor Amanullah De Sondy of University of Miami will give a fascinating lecture on the topic of his new book:

Rigid notions of masculinity are causing crisis in the global Islamic community. These are articulated from the Qur’an, its commentary, historical precedents and societal, religious and familial obligations. This lecture will interrogate this global gender and sexual crisis as we attempt to understand Islam and Muslims in the world today.

Reception to follow immediately after the lecture.

This event is sponsored by the Religion Department and co-sponsored by
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; The Center for the Study of
Public Life; and the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical
Theory.

Date: Thursday, February 12th
Time: 4:15-6:00 PM
Place: Center for African American Studies

Clinic Escorts Info Sessions

Straight from Camille Casareno ’15:

Interested in reproductive justice issues? Do you believe bodily
autonomy is a human right? Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is having
info/training sessions for interested folks. We travel regularly to
one of the most protested clinics in Connecticut to provide a
confident and calming presence to the visitors and staff members of
the clinic. Here are the dates and locations of the info sessions:

Feb 9th, Monday, 4.15-5pm in Usdan 108

Feb 12th, Thursday, 12-12.45pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 114

Feb 16th, Sunday, 4-4.45pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 110

Newcomers only need to attend one session. Commitment is small (once
or twice a semester) but we make a big difference to the patients and
staff of a Bridgeport clinic. We welcome everyone!

Rho Ep & DKE present Cupid’s Crush Cans

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PSA from Alessandra Cervera ’16:

I’ve got a crush on you.

If you have a crush on me too, you’ll buy me a Crush can.

Rho Epsilon Pi and Delta Kappa Epsilon are teaming up this week to bring you Crush can Valentines grams. There’s no better way to tell that special someone in your life that you think they’ve got a great personality (plus orange soda!!).

Cans cost $1 each and come with a label so you can ~*personalize*~ it to your liking (maybe a lil love note?). All proceeds will then go to the North End Action Team, right here in Middletown. If you want to find out more about their community projects, click here.

Here’s how the grams will work:

Apply to Film Hall

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From Will McGhee ’17:

Want to live in a paradise of cinema culture? Well you can’t, because paradise is a social ideal that can never truly be reached. But Film Hall is pretty cool too! Stop by on Sunday, February 8th from 12-5 to check out the rooms and our awesome lounge. If you have any questions about the Hall or applying, contact Will McGhee(wmcghee(at)wesleyan(dot)edu). Apps are due by February 12th at noon.

Date: February 6th to February 12th
Time: 5:00PM