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: The Princess Bride

1987. USA. Dir: Rob Reiner. With Cary Elwes, Robin Wright. 98 min.

Grandpa: When I was your age, television was called books. This is a special book. And today I’m gonna read it to you.
Grandson: Has it got any sports in it?
Grandpa: Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…
Grandson: Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.

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

[UPDATED] Students, Faculty, and Alumni to Play at The MASH, Wesleyan’s INDOOR Music Festival

That’s a boring headline, but this year’s first showcase of student talent is The MASH, which brings 19 student bands, one faculty band, and one alumni band together to grace Wesleyan’s campus with their sweet tunes all afternoon this Friday.

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UPDATE 9/11/15: The MASH is now INDOORS for the first time ever because this rain is the worst. The Olin stage is now in the first floor of Usdan. The CFA stage is now in Crowell Concert Hall. The North College stage is now in the ’92 Theater. The main stage on Foss is now also in Crowell. Can you mosh in Crowell?? Only time will tell. The post below is updated with how the schedule was at 3 a.m. this morning.

A couple weeks ago, I told you about what the music scene here is like. Tomorrow, you get to ~experience it,~ this time courtesy of the Center for the Arts. The fourth annual MASH is tomorrow, Sept. 11, from 2-7:30 p.m. 19 student bands, one faculty/admin band, and one very special alumni band are holding down the all-day festival this year. So now, instead of just roasting outside tomorrow afternoon, you can roast outside while listening to some cool music.

For the first three hours, there are three stages — one in front of Olin Memorial Library, one on the North College Lawn, and one in the CFA. For these three hours, you will have to choose where you want to go. After that’s done, everyone migrates to the main stage at the foot of Foss Hill, where Smokin’ Lillies5 GuysChef, and The Rooks close out the night.

Dave Kopperman LP Release Party & Concert at the Buttonwood Tree

This Friday at the Buttonwood Tree:

Singer/songwriter Dave Kopperman’s music dodges between the twin poles of jangly folk rock and taut new wave – with a hint of lush art pop thrown in. Celebrating the release of his first solo album (and inaugural vinyl LP from RMI Records),  “Island off the Coast of America”.

Dave Kopperman’s eclectic music at once evokes the folksy harmonies of the Byrds, the tuneful songwriting of Paul McCartney, the literate yet emotive lyrics of Paul Simon, the ambient, progressive textures of Pink Floyd and the no-nonsense rocking of Talking Heads. Kopperman recently released his self-produced album Island off the Coast of America, and created a music video for his lead single, “Don Henley.”  The video is animated with charcoal drawings by Kate TenEyck, and these works will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree throughout the month of September.

Dave Kopperman (guitar, bass, keys, lead vocals)
Noah Baerman (keys, guitar, vocals)
Mel Hsu ’13 (bass, cello, vocals)
Karl Mueller (lead guitar)
Edz O’Leary (drums, vocals)

Learn more about Dave Kopperman here:

Seats may be reserved by emailing thebuttonwoodtree[at]gmail[dot]com or by calling (860) 347-4957

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree
Cost: $15

Audition for Terminus

terminusFrom Justin Greene ’16:

What do worms, demons and Bette Middler have in common? Come audition for Terminus on Friday the 11th and find out!

Described as “a grotesque and brutal feast of language,” Terminus comprises three cycles of interconnected monologues recounting one very intense night in Dublin. Terrible things happen to, and because of, three characters – a former schoolteacher turned crisis hotline volunteer, a young woman who fatefully encounters someone on the tip of a crane and a singing serial killer – but none occur onstage.

Instead, events are told in a vivid and vulgar verse.

No need to prepare anything – sides will be provided (along with candy)! Questions? Email me at jigreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113

Sixth annual “Bach to School” Organ Concert

organOur first of many events from the Center for the Arts:

Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht’s sixth annual concert features a works by Bach, Franck, Widor, and John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.

Date: Friday, Sept. 11
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel (221 High St.)