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: Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)

2014. Argentina/Spain. Dir: Damián Szifron. With Ricardo Darín. 122 min.


A wrathful pilot, a cruel chef, and an indignant bride are but a few of the venomous souls driven to madness in this anthology film of violence and vengeance. Wild Tales is the most seen Argentine film of all time – a crowdpleasing stunner that received an alleged ten-minute standing ovation at Cannes.

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

Real Food Challenge Info Session


From Alexandra Fireman ’16:

Hey you! Do you eat food at Wesleyan? Do you know WHERE the food you eat comes from? If you’re interested in finding out and learning about the Real Food Challenge, come stop by our info session/preliminary meeting/fun time/hang out/snack sesh.

The Real Food Challenge is a national movement to create a healthy, fair and green food system. We’ve been working hard in the past few years to collaborate with Bon Appetite to make smarter and more sustainable food purchases. If you’re interested at all in food or sustainability come by and learn about this awesome project! There will be snacks on snacks on snacks (all REAL of course!) To learn more about RFC check out their great website here:

Date: Thursday, September 24th
Time: 8:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112

Individual Tutoring Program: Training Session!!


PSA from Ali Felman ’17:

Wanna tutor? (Yes, you do)
Come learn more / get ~qualified~ to tutor local Middletown students
in an easy breezy training session for Individual Tutoring.

THERE WILL BE FOOD!! so be there.

email westutors[at]gmail[dot]com with questions.

Date: Thursday, September, 24th
Time: 8:00-8:45
Place: Albritton 304

WESU: DJ Training Info Session

From the lovely, but apparently anti-baby, Ben Goldberg ’17:

Want to be part of one of the oldest student radio stations in Connecticut? Join WESU, Wesleyan University’s community radio station, open to both students and community members. You can host a show about music, politics, art, film, activism, and more!

If you’re interested in joining the station, we will be hosting an info session this Thursday, September 24th, at 7:15pm in PAC002!

All are welcome (except for babies, they are unfortunately no longer allowed).

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 7:15-8:00pm
Place: PAC 002

“R. Luke Dubois—In Real Time” Exhibition

Andrew Chatfield writes in from the CFA to invite you to see a gallery exhibit by R. Luke Dubois:

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage. Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, Department of Government, Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative, Information Technology Services, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Quantitative Analysis Center.
Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015

Date: Open until December 13th (But closed November 25th and November 30th)
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Read more about this exhibition on the Zilkha Gallery’s website.

Favorite Song Listening Party

Bryan Schiavone ’16 writes in:

do you have a favorite song? a song so profound, so beautiful, so perfect that everyone needs to give it a good long listen? well now is your chance to share that with friends new and old.

you’re going to arrive at our cozy lounge, grab a cup of tea or cider, and tell us your favorite song. we’ll listen to all of them and talk about our experiences.

stop in for a bit, bring your knitting/coloring book/journal, and hear music that means the world to other people. this will be an intimate experience.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Place: Music House lounge (230 Wash)

Table Talk With Amy Bloom

table talkFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Drop/add is over and it’s time to get down to the daily grind. Brighten things up by discussing your ideas with a professional writer and your peers. Bring all your plans (drafts, outlines, concepts, you name it!) for all things prose to workshop them with Amy Bloom and the Wesleyan writing community.

Free snacks, great people, and valuable critique! Don’t miss this chance to praise, pity, and parse your writing, or anyone else’s.

Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street

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WesReads/WesMath Tutor Training Sessions

kids readingFrom Maya Adler ’16:

Interested in tutoring at a local elementary school? Want to get off campus for an hour a week and teach cute kids all that you know about reading and math?

Come to one of our training sessions:
Thursday, Sept. 24th @ 7:30-8:30 pm or Sunday, Sept. 27th @ 1:30 -2:30 pm

Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: priceless!