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

ESQUE presents Primordial Ooze: Inaugural Angst


Trouve Ivo ’16 writes in:

ESQUE presents Primordial Ooze: Inaugural Angst Special appearances by your favorite WesDemons including Toxic Sludge & Punctual Punani.

This is a casual get together / open mic / collective mourn / group prayer created for your inner Wesleyan super villain’s glam rock persona…DUH! Come and share the feels/nerves/hopes/dangers about being back at skool.

There will be few short performances and a group candle-lit vigil.

Bring a flashlight if you have one!

There will be a more chill, late-night vigil for ppl who wanna just hang in a community space afterwards.

***Non-performers: Create a super DIY (unscripted and unrehearsed) short performance or monologue personifying your Wesleyan nightmares. Profess your wet dreams about Mathew Garret, or getting backed into a corner at pine palace. All mediums welcome. Email slurie(at)wesleyan(dot)edu just to let us know you’re interested!!

Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Top of Foss Hill

Creation/Destruction Auditions


From Jess Cummings ’17:

BOOM! BANG! CRASH! What was that!? Have you ever destroyed something? Better question: have you ever created something? Better-er question:have you ever created something out of destruction? Do you want to? We are looking for artists (actors, dancers, movers, musicians, sound makers, ANY KIND OF ARTIST) who want to explore this concept with us.We will be putting up a show the weekend of October 1-3 that experiments with how we can destroy and how we can create.

Come to the Jones Room in the Theater Studios between 6:30 and 8:30 on Wednesday the 9th or Thursday the 10th to say hello and audition for us. We ask that you bring in a 90-120 second story from these three prompts: 1. about your first memory, 2. from the perspective of a person 100 years in the future, 3. describing a time you created something. If it can be memorized, that’s great! Feel free to tell us this story using whatever means you like. Come for the fun, stay for the fun (and also audition)

For questions contact:

Jess Cummings: jlcummings(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Anthony Dean: asdean(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Eli McClintock-Shapiro: emcclintocks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Checkout the Facebook event here

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: Jones Room (Theater Studios)

Student Forum: Marine Biology

finding nemoFrom Abby Meyer ’16:

The ocean covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and contains 97% of the planet’s water, yet more than 95% of the underwater world remains unexplored. If this intrigues you, come learn about the 5% we do know about and watch lots of critter videos like this:

Come to our information meeting at 7pm Wednesday September 9th in Exley 121 to find out more about this full credit class!

Date: Wednesday, September 9 — tonight!!
Time: 7-8 PM
Place: Exley 121

Film Series: The Birds

1963. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Tippi Hedren. 119 min. 35mm print

A young socialite’s pursuit of a potential beau takes a turn for the bizarre when ever-increasing flocks of birds descend upon a sleepy bayside resort town. Is it the apocalypse or just an ornithological nightmare? Hitchcock’s chilling avian thriller will leave you squawking in terror.

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

The Wesleyan Spirits Want YOU!

wesleyan spiritsA message from the Spirits:

The Wesleyan Spirits want YOU…

Especially if you’re a male who enjoys singing! The Wesleyan Spirits, Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a cappella group, is holding auditions for all dudes, duds, poindexters, homies, sk8er boiz, ballaz, hustlas, bros, or all around great guys with angelic voices. Or heck, forget all those labels and just COME OUT AND HAVE FUN WITH US! Nothing would make us happier than singing with you! Here are the details:

Dates: Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10
Times: 4:30-6:30 PM, Wed 9/9; 6:30-8:30PM, Thu 9/10
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (the big red and white building on the corner of High Street and Church Street)
Bring: “A song, a smile, maybe a haiku, or really whatever suits your fancy. You do you ;-)”

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Join Vicious Circles!

vicious circlesFrom Eva Steinberg ’17:

Tired of the patriarchy? Looking for some good-ol’ female-identifying camaraderie? Join Vicious Circles, Wesleyan’s women’s ultimate team! You don’t need to know how to play, or even throw–just come to practice tomorrow on Foss from 4-6!

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Foss Hill

Audition for Mixolydians


Daniel Maseda ’16 writes in:

The Mixolydians are having auditions!

The Mixolydians are Wesleyan’s student-run chamber choir, singing all
types of choral music from across time and space, whether it’s Top 40
hits from the Early Modern period or the hottest contemporary tracks
from your favorite classical mixtape.

No experience necessary, just come with a short song prepared and be
ready to do some light sight-reading.

Date: Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Farm Forum Interest Meeting

An invitation from an amazing farm educator, chicken tender, and (former?) Orientation Intern, Irma Mazariego ’16:

If you are interested in taking the farm forum this semester, come to the interest meeting on September 9 at 7pm in the University Organizing Center (190 High St, “UOC”)!!
We will be talking about what the farm forum is, what we will be doing this semester, and giving information on how to take the forum!
Snacks will be provided. I repeat. Snacks will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 190 High St.