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


LUNCHBOX PRESENTS: A Night of Sketch Comedy and Improv

Rachel Kaly ’17 was born to improvise. This event? Improvised. Her homework? Off the cuff. Your impending post-grad existential crisis? She invented that shit in a blaze of spontaneous creativity. With comedy, anything is possible. Tonight Rachel will be performing well-rehearsed scripted scenes:

Lunchbox will be opening with some sketchez for some dope NYC-based improvisors. these improvisors are the REAL DEAL, funny funny people from UCB & ur television screens.

check ’em out:
joe schiappa
molly lloyd
christopher roberti

ONE OF THEM WAS Rachel‘S HEALTH/CPR TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! (if u can guess which one she will give u CPR)

When: Tonight (Saturday) @ 8pm
Where: Dick’s Lounge
How: just open your heart & see where it leads. where you end up may surprise you :)

Film Series: La Ciénaga

2001. Argentina. Dir: Lucrecia Martel. With Graciela Borges. 103 min.

Two large bourgeois families (and a lot of booze) vacate to a run-down country home; beneath the outward stillness of the summer stupor, everything is primed to explode. A Chekhovian consideration of familial and social dynamics, this film takes a powerful, painful trudge through The Swamp (as its title translates). Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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

Swim Team @ Eclectic


From David Elkin-Ginnetti ’18:

A new presence in the new york electronic underground, SWIM TEAM just put out their first collaborative release in november, spanning the realm of dance musics from leftfield juke to jersey bangers. come to eclectic this saturday night to experience their phresh club workouts. starting out the night will be a joint DJ set of jamz from wesleyan’s very own SAARIM (Saarim Zaman ’16) and DIN//VOID (David Elkin-Ginnetti ’18).

9 – 10 :: saarim b2b din//void
10 – … :: swim team

come turn up with us.

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 9 PM
Place: Eclectic

1000 Hands Dance Info Meeting


From Eki Ramadhan ’16:

Wanna try something new and really cool and flaunt it to Wesleyan peeps? Join the Indonesian traditional dance team!

Come to our informational meeting on Saturday at Fayerweather. We’re going to perform 1000 Hands Dance at Mabuhay (Asian/Asian-American Culture Show) this April. We will also have an opportunity to learn the dance directly from some professional dancers who are coming all the way from Sumatra, Indonesia!

This is open to anyone on campus, no prior dance experience or audition necessary.

P.S. If you are interested in joining but not able to make it to the first meeting, send an email to Veronica (vlumbantorua[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8 PM
Place: Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal Room)

“Idiopreneurial Entrephonics” Concert II


Special CFA Event:

The second concert of a two day festival of music made mostly with analog electronic circuitry, “Idiopreneurial Entrephonics,” this business of sharing sound. The festival concludes with a concert of live electronics old and new, with performances by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan Zorn, Michael Johnsen, Mark Verbos, Matt Wellins, and a special original instruments performance of David Behrman’s “Runthrough” (1967-1968).

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 8 PM
Place: World Music Hall

SHOFCO Summer Institute Info Session

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From Alessandra Cervera ’16:

For four weeks this summer, the teachers at Kibera School for Girls will be updating their curriculum, and too busy to teach. We need YOU to come help the school stay in session!

If you ever wanted to:
Volunteer at an educational day camp, Watch a community help itself, Care for and love some of the most amazing, intelligent girls in the world, Spend time abroad, Be involved with SHOFCO beyond buying or selling those cool bracelets, then consider applying to SHOFCO’s 2015 Summer Institute, and come to our information session!

Some of last summer’s volunteers will be there to tell you about their experiences, answer questions, and give information about the application process.

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization started by Kenedy Odede of Kibera, to improve his community. Kibera is the largest slum in Africa, located next to Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to the Kibera School for Girls, SHOFCO currently runs a clinic, Youth Peer Providers program, Women’s Empowerment Program for HIV-positive women, and a clean water initiative.

Date: Sat, Feb 21
Time: 2 PM
Place: Usdan 108