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: All That Jazz

1979. USA. Dir: Bob Fosse. With Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange. 123 min.

Gotta dance? Gotta die! Legendary director-choreographer Fosse turns his camera inward in this meta-musical extravaganza, fictionalizing his feverish juggling act between public, lionized artiste and private, pill-popping lothario. As his on-screen alter ego quite literally flirts with Death herself, he spirals into progressively outlandish hallucination.

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

Food Justice Student Forum Info Session


Rachel Eisman ’16 writes in:

Ever wondered what’s really in your Usdan grilled cheese? Or what it took to get that vegan apple crisp onto your plate? Join us this Thursday to learn more about the “Food Justice and Sustainability at Wesleyan and Beyond” student forum. We’ll talk about food around the world, in the U.S., and on our campus. See ya there…we’ll have food.

Date: Thursday, September 10th — today!
Time: 7:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm 112

WesClimb Info Session

wesclimb goatHannah Salzer ’16 writes in:

Interested in becoming part of WesClimb, Wesleyan’s rock climbing team? Join us for a brief information session this Thursday (9/10) at Outhouse at 8 PM. No rock climbing experience is necessary.

Date: Thursday, September 10 — today!
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Outhouse

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)

Frosh Open House

PSA from the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Hey frosh, come learn more the Shapiro Center, Wesleyan’s creative
writing hub! Shapiro offers readings, masters classes with
professional writers, workshops with peers, and a place to hold your
writing-related events. It’s also a 24 hour study space with blissful
air conditioning and an endless supply of free coffee and animal

Join us for some snacks to check out the Center and get card access to
an amazing space on campus!

Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center (167 High Street)

Local Co-Op Info Session

co-opFrom Heather Whittemore ’17:

Local Co-Op is back and ready to provide you with local produce, dairy, bread, cheese, eggs, meat, preserves, coffee, tofu, and seitan!

Join us for an information session on September 10 at 8 pm as we explain the ins-and-outs of co-op, including: how to sign up, how to pay, and how to actually receive your food once it begins to arrive. This meeting is NOT mandatory, but is strongly recommended for first-timers!

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: PAC 001

fb event (in case the location changes)

Come Play Frisbee with Throw Culture

From Mira Klein ’17:

What is Throw Culture? Many have asked. All that is certain is that there is frisbee, some silly, and a whole lot of fun. Come hang out with Wesleyan’s coed frisbee team! We do many things included but not limited to: frisbee, wearing jorts, telling childhood stories, and frisbee. No previous experience is required! Look for the people having a blast at the bottom of Foss. Anyone and everyone is welcome! Also feel free to email WesleyanCoEdFrisbee[at]gmail[dot]com for more info.

Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Foss Hill

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