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

Film Series: Brute Force

1947. USA. Dir: Jules Dassin. With Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn. 98 min.


The harshest of Dassin’s socially conscious films noir concerns prison inmates suffering under a power-mad security chief who pushes institutional cruelty to the point of sadism. The imprisoned men reflect on their former lives as they channel their present frustration into a risky escape attempt. Co-sponsored by the Center for Prison Education.

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

Speak Out Against Sexual and Gender Violence Part II

20385_10153279185693126_2128550882176541150_nFrom Natalie Ancona ’15:

Last semester’s speak out in Usdan was an incredible moment in which our community came together to speak openly, honestly, and compassionately about sexual assault and gender violence of all kinds. As a continuation of that conversation, we will be holding another speak out in Usdan on Thursday April 30th from 5-8pm (or as long as it needs to go).

Please feel welcome to share a short piece about your experiences, whether they are related to the administration or to your community in or outside of Wesleyan. Write about whatever you feel is important to point out as contributing to sexual/gender discrimination and violence.

If you feel comfortable speaking publicly, we would like to support you in doing so. Know that you will be physically surrounded by people both sharing their own stories and supporting their peers. If you’re not comfortable speaking publicly, you can choose to write a piece that someone else will read, anonymously or not.

Please email Natalie Ancona at or Chloe Murtaugh ( letting us know if you’d like to speak at the event, or with your piece to be read by someone else. Anyone is welcome to speak during the event without having contacted us beforehand.

Date: Today
Time: 5 pm
Place: Usdan

Film Series: Shaft

1971. USA. Dir: Gordon Parks. With Richard Roundtree. 100 min.

Q: Shaft is…
(a) The black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks
(b) The man that would risk his neck for his brother man
(c) The cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about
(d) A bad mother… (Shut your mouth)
(e) All of the above

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

Collegium Musicum Concert


From Julia Zachary ’17:

Need more Medieval and/or Renaissance music in your life? Come listen to The Collegium Musicum, a performance-based chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. We’ll be singing songs about everything from death and love to crickets and swans!

Date: Wed, April 29
Time: 8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Kitab: Identity, Politics, Culture, and Representation of Muslim Women in the Book Arts An Open House in Special Collections & Archives


A cool thing today:

Please join us this afternoon (4:15-6 p.m.) for a drop-in open house in the Davison Rare Book Room to celebrate Islamicate book arts. Highlights include 17th- and 18th-century English translations of the Qur’an, contemporary artists’ books, and a series of books and posters commemorating the booksellers of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Bagdad.

Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Sponsored by the CFA’s Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan and Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Place: Davison Rare Book Room, Olin

Film Screening: Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

MATT SHEPARDFrom Romil Sharma ’16:

REACT to Film and QueerWes present an exclusive screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine. The film, directed by Michele Josue, revisits one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history and finds meaning in it.

In 1998, Matt Shepard, a 21-year old gay college student, was found tied to a fence, viciously beaten, and abandoned. The hate-fueled atrocity sparked a national outcry that resulted in the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Josue, who knew Matt personally, tells the story of his life and universalizes his experience in this powerful documentary.

Join us for a screening of the film, followed by a discussion. Snacks will be provided!

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 7-9:30 PM
Place: PAC 004

Last WestCo Open Mic of the Year

11201618_10205952424945143_3988997720419981331_nFrom Will Barr ’18:

THIS IS THE LAST WESTCO OPEN MIC OF THE YEAR! Woooh! Come perform anything your heart desires one last time. THIS open mic will be hosted in the little graveyard behind WestCo 4 (on the way to the Nics);; EXCITING. Bring your blankets, towels, etc. so we can all chill. If you’ve never been to one before, consider coming to see some awesome talent.

Signups at 8 pm. Show at 8:30. If you can’t make it at 8 to sign up but still want to perform, contact Will Barr ’18 or Sahil Singhvi ’18.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 8:30-10 PM
Place: Little Graveyard Behind WestCo 4

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Music & S’mores!

10489629_381255212057601_1563212772241010297_nFrom UCAB:

Last UCAB event of the semester!!! Be outside, enjoy some s’mores, and listen to live music! Come out and hear your friends play:

8:15 ~ Ryan Gardner (DJ set)
9 ~ Proffesor Loopin
9:45 ~ poolnxodle_93
10:30 ~ Andrew Hove


Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 8 PM – 12 AM
Place: outside Usdan

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