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


Socialist Shabbat


From Julia DeVarti ’17 and Yael Horowitz ’17:

Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community this Friday evening for what we are calling “Socialist Shabbat”. Come dismantle hierarchy and capitalism from a Jewish perspective. There will be songs, discussion, reflection, and joy in celebrating the Shabbat!! We would love your company and EVERYONE is welcome. There will be a free dinner afterwards, woohoo!!

Date: Today
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church St.
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Film Series: Birdman

2014. USA. Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Michael Keaton. 119 min.


A washed-up Hollywood superstar struggles with erratic actors, vicious critics, fatherhood, and his own demons as he prepares to mount an ambitious Broadway production that will reinvent his career. Powerful performances (Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone) and Iñárritu’s bold visual style (a Rope-style long take experiment) intensify the film’s darkly comedic blurring of fantasy and reality.

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

Cymbals Eat Guitars // all-caps LADD // Schwab at Eclectic 2/20

From Bennett Gelly ’15:

Cymbals Eat Guitars is an indie rock band from Staten Island, New York. The band recently released their third album LOSE. “The LP is inspired by the death of a guy who was friends with the band, but the LP doesn’t sound depressive or numbed. Instead, it’s huge and alive and bursting with melody and spirit.” -Stereogum

All-caps LADD is a group of amateur magicians turned musicians living, laughing, loving, and most of all learning in middlesex county. It’s a journey.

Schwab is a three-piece outfit, the pants in the band are worn by Anna Schwab. They are and always have been Tim Allen’s favorite dad rock band.

Date: Fri, February 20
Time: 10 PM
Place: Eclectic
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The Shmagina Dialogues


From Willa Beckman ’15:

The Shmagina Dialogues is a place for people of all gender identities and sexualities to express themselves and tell their stories.

Show times:
Thursday @ 8
Friday @ 8
Saturday @ 2 + post-show discussion
Saturday @ 8

In order to continue an open dialogue about the relationship between sexuality and art, there will be a post-show discussion following the Saturday matinee of The Shmagina Dialogues. How do you create a space for individuals to tell stories while being inclusive of all genders and sexualities? Is performance a productive way to address the ambiguities of sexuality? How do these conversations differ at Wesleyan vs. other communities? Join us!

Tickets will be on sale in Usdan during meal times and before the show. Recommended price $5. After production costs, all proceeds will go to the Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health.

Date: Thurs, Feb 19- Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8- 9:30 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: $5 (recommended)
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“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” Concert I – “Perambulating, Peering, Prodding and Hearing: The Synthesizer Car Show”

shapeimage_1From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

“Perambulating, Peering, Prodding and Hearing: The Synthesizer Car Show” is the first concert of a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, “Idiopreneurial Entrephonics,” this business of sharing sound.

Concerts of live electronic music often end with people wandering the stage to puzzle over the maze of cables and boxes that served as the instrument of the evening’s music. The synthesizer car show reverses that. All of the instruments of the weekend will be available for audition and inspection, punctuated by short informative declamations and needle drops by Thom Holmes (author of “Electronic and Experimental Music,” and possessor of every LP record ever made that features a Moog synthesizer); and Asha Tamirisa (creator of the digital doppleganger of the ARP 2500 synthesizer). With contributions from David Behrman, Michael Johnsen, Mark VerbosMichael Schumacher, Kato Hideki, Luke DuBois, and Matt Wellins; graduate music students Peter Blasser, Cecilia Lopez, and Daniel Fishkin; and many others.

And at 9pm, there will be performances by Analogos (Michael Schumacher, Kato Hideki and Luke DuBois).

Date: Friday, February 20
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: World Music Hall

Join 8 to 8!


PSA from Caroline Mead ’16:

Like talking to people? Want to join a group of secret superheros? Come interview for 8 to 8!

We are Wesleyan’s anonymous, confidential, student-run listening service and we’re looking for new volunteers to start training this Spring.

Please email eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com ASAP to set up your interviews!

Date: Sunday, February 15th- Saturday, February 28th