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

Pelo malo (Bad Hair) Film Screening

From Emma Kemler ’15:

Pelo malo (Bad Hair), Directed by Mariana Rondón, Venezuela / Perú / Argentina / Germany, 2013

A touching and humorous coming-of-gender story that chronicles the life of nine-year-old Junior who lives in a bustling Caracas tenement with his widowed mother. Junior fears he has pelo malo – bad hair. For his school photo, he wants to iron his stubbornly curly mane straight to resemble one of his pop star idols. His mother, unemployed and frazzled from the pressures of raising two children in an unforgiving city, has serious misgivings; she suspects her son is gay. Grandma is more accepting, teaching Junior to dance to one of her favorite ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures’ Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, Latin American Studies Program

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Center for Film Studies

WESU Needs An App

From Danielle Pruitt ’15:

WESU is on a mission to move into the 21st century and we need your help! We’re looking for someone who might be interested in working with us to create a mobile app that would primarily be used to stream our station. Essentially, we are hoping to put many aspects of our website wesufm.org in “app” form.

If you think you might be interested, or have any questions about the project please feel free to email dpruitt@wesleyan.edu by Friday, March 27th.

Date: March 23 – 27, 2015
Place: the interwebz
Cost: coding skillz

Gerald Leonard on Jefferson’s Constitutions

LeonardProfilePicGerald F. Leonard, Law Alumni Scholar and Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law, will speak about Thomas Jefferson’s pivotal role in altering the operative meaning of the Constitution between 1787 and the Jacksonian ascendancy of the late 1820s and 1830s. To explain this aspect of Jefferson’s career, Professor Leonard will elucidate Jefferson’s constitutional thought across a half century of constitutional development. The essential themes are democratization and its relation to the rule of law, the emergence of party federalism (states’ rights), and slavery. The accompanying paper is available from radelstein[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

An informal reception will follow. This is the third of four lectures on Centralization and Decentralization hosted by the Allbritton Collaborative Cluster Initiative.

Date: Tuesday, March 24 – Today
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PAC 002

Reception – Senior Thesis Exhibition: Week One

art_pri_2001-011From CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

A reception for seniors Raphael Leitz, Nita Mukand, Luca AmeriDerrick Qi Wang, and Dat Vu in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History. The students’ works will be exhibited in the gallery from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, March 29, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm.

Date: Tuesday, March 24 – Sunday, March 29
Time: 12-5 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Graduate Recital – Daniel Fishkin

perfectweatherFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

A graduate music recital by Daniel Fishkin, “Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2015.”

Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: World Music Hall

[Editor’s note: For an idea of what this might be like, check out the music page on Daniel Fishkin’s website.]

Submit to Loam Magazine

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PSA from Nicole Stanton ’15:

You may have seen our wee takeover of Method Magazine recently. We’re
getting our hands dirty, once again.

This semester’s edition is an exploration of place. How can we use art
to make sense of our interactions with nature? We’re imagining the
foraging human, the entanglement of roots and city concrete, spaces of
dwelling.

Share with us how, why, and where you inhabit place.

Submissions due to loammag[at]gmail[dot]com by March 27th. Please holler with
questions or comments.

Date: Monday, March 2nd- Friday, March 27th 

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