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


Film Series: Force Majeure

2014. Sweden. Dir: Ruben Östlund. With Johannes Kuhnke. 118 min.

A picture-perfect Swedish family enjoy their holiday at a gorgeous Alpine ski resort – that is, until the father’s dubious actions during a sudden incident shakes the family balance. With an unexpectedly keen ability to find bleak humor amidst the domestic drama, Östlund coolly observes how a minor annoyance can slowly metastasize into a full-blown marital crisis.

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

Ron Padgett Reads at Russell House

PSA from Rachel Warner ’14:

Ron Padgett will read on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown,padgett CT.

Ron Padgett, a major poet of the New York School, is also a translatorof Apollinaire, Reverdy, and Blaise Cendrars and a long-time collaborator with artists Joe Brainard, George Schneeman, Jim Dine, and Alex Katz. Having entered the New York literary scene while still attending high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Padgett has published dozens of books, including a new volume of Collected Poems and a memoir of Joe Brainard.

Poet David Lehman writes of Padgett’s work: “The great legacy of French Surrealist and Dadaist writing makes itself felt in his poems,” while Voice Literary Supplement contributor Karen Volkman describes Padgett’s 1995 New and Selected Poems as “a fine sampling of a restless, hilarious, and haunting lyric intelligence, a ‘phony’ whose variable voices form a rare and raucous orchestration: the real thing.”

This event is free and open to the public. A reception and book
signing will follow the reading. For more information, please call
860.685.3448 or visit

Date: Wednesday, February 25th
Time: 8:00 P.M.
Place: Russell House

“Sweetheart” auditions


From Jenny Davis ’17:

Do you want to be a movie star (in a short film)? Do you want to eat tater tots on camera? Do you want to be Molly Ringwald? If you answered yes to any of those questions, AUDITION FOR THE SHORTFILM “SWEETHEART”!

“Sweetheart” is a reimagining of classic teen romance films starring Molly Ringwald (think “Sixteen Candles”), set in in the 1980s. Following two sets of BFFs from opposite social spheres who scheme with the agreement to find each other love, “Sweetheart” is about the permanence of friendship and its importance in a culture that values romance above all.

Please come to one of two audition times (no prep or experience necessary).

Wednesday, February 25th, 7-8:30pm in Usdan 108
Friday, February 27th, 4:15-6:15pm in 41 Wyllys Room 115

Word Game Night

13783_786610414746885_903457497596846213_nThe folks at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center are back with weekly fun times:

Studying and the cold got you down? Take a study break in comfort of the Shapiro Center! Come on down to Shapiro on Wednesdays for fun word games, cool people, and free snacks!

Date: Wednesday, February 25 (and every subsequent Wednesday!)
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
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AFAM Open House

afamsquareSavannah Turner ’15 writes in:

Want to learn more about AFAM at Wes? Join us for the African-American Studies Prospective Majors Open House Thursday, February 26th at 12:15pm in CAAS Lounge (343 High Street).

Current majors will be present to discuss their experiences and highlight the disciplinary diversity of the program. AFAM is a program were students and faculty develop strong relationships with one another, allowing for open dialogue inside and outside of the classroom. We look forward to meeting you. Bring any and all questions.

Lunch will be catered by Sweet Harmony one of Middletown’s best! Sweet Harmony is a POC owned business located on Main Street. Join us in experiencing their inventive savory pastries, almost famous macaroons, and much more! Vegetarian and meat options will be served. Special prize for AFAM major who brings the most people and/or sponsors the most new signees.

Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 12:15-1 PM
Place: the CAAS Lounge (343 High Street)

Attitudes Towards Life Survey

From Hazal Muhtar ’15:

Winston Churchill says “attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!”

Join us in our quest to identify different attitudes towards life by taking a quick 10-min survey! Click the link to access the survey and be a meaningful part of this journey! All your help is much appreciated!
Date: Now – Friday, February 27th @ 6PM