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: Inside Out

2015. USA. Dir: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen. Animation. 94 min.

A cross-country move brings change not only to young Riley but also to the personified emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust – who are in charge of her every thought and feeling. Pixar’s latest feature renders our inner lives with remarkable color, clarity, and vision, putting a new spin on the classic coming-of-age tale.

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

First Preliminary Poetry Slam ft. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Giorgia Peckman ’18 invites you to hear slam poetry:

WeSlam is hosting the first competitive poetry slam of the semester, featuring Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. The top 3 poets from this slam will continue to our Grand Slam in November, where the top poets of the whole season will compete for a spot Wesleyan’s traveling slam team.
Writer’s Block (156 High Street program dorm) is hosting a writing workshop the day of the slam at 4:30pm at the Shapiro Creative Writing Center (across the street from 156 High) which will be led and taught by Hanif.
About Hanif: Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Hanif currently resides in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been published in various journals including Muzzle, Vinyl, and Radius and has his first full-length book of poems forthcoming from Button Poetry. “He thinks poems can change the world, but really wants to talk to you about music, sports, and sneakers.”

Read more about Hanif here.

Information about sign-ups available soon at here (Facebook).

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: 200 Church

Second Annual International Mingling Session

Eki Ramadhan ’16 writes in:

Interested in knowing more international students on campus? PANGEA, Wesleyan’s International Student Association, is organizing a mingling session just for you! Come join us to meet new faces and find out more about how to join PANGEA in this new academic year.
Finger food will be served and everyone (international or not) is welcome!

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Allbritton 311

2015 Annual Dance Showcase

An invitation from Caroline Shadle ’16:

Come check out a wide variety of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups on the most spectacular night of dance this campus has ever seen!

Along with information about auditions and group meetings, the Annual Dance Showcase brings hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African, dancehall, tap, and much more onto one stage on one exciting night.

Performers include: (ft. DJ Frau Miau)
Precision Troupe and Ensemble
X-tacy Dance Collective
Fusion Dance Crew
WesMalai
WesShuffle
Suya
Terp Core
Collective Motion Dance
Kalalu
WesBreakers
WesStep
Praise Dancers

Party starts at 10pm and performance starts at 10:30pm!

The Annual Dance Showcase is hosted by Precision Dance Company and made possible with the help of Bulaong Ramiz from SALD, the WSA, and the Sound Co-Op.

Date: Friday, September 25
Time
: 10:00-11:15 PM
Place: Exley Patio

“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.

First Waste Not Freecycle Day

Michael Ortiz ’17 invites you to get free stuff from Waste Not:

Many great items were not sold at the Waste Not Tag sale over Labor Day weekend, and we want to give the Wesleyan community a chance to get great used items for office or home.
From Exley’s back entrance, turn right on Lawn and left on Brainerd; 44 is on your left. The end time is TBD, so come early for the best merchandise! If you have questions, email jkleindienst[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Behind 44 Brainerd Avenue
Cost: Everything is FREE!

Dorrance Dance

dorrance danceThis brilliant sentence is from the CFA:

Connecticut debut of choreographer Michelle Dorance’s combination of tap and modern dance, which is “edgy, seductive and smart” (Chicago Tribune)

This is from their event page. It’s much more interesting and actually informative.

After devoting 30 years to studying and performing tap dance, Michelle Dorrance founded Dorrance Dance / New York in 2011, and has become a contemporary tap sensation; pushing the tradition rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. During their Connecticut debut, the company will feature excerpts from their critically acclaimed works SOUNDspaceETMThe Initial Approach featuring a living set that responds sonically to the dancers’ steps, and The Blues Project with music by Toshi Reagon.

A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts. Made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Expeditions Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Date: Thursday, September 25
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $25 general public; $23 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Waxahatchee

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Nick Selden ’16 writes in:

Waxahatchee will be performing a candle light acoustic set in the Memorial Chapel. Tickets are available at the box office and are free for Wesleyan students. They are limited so please get yours as soon aspossible. Below is a link for nonstudents to buy their tickets online.Also below are some articles on Waxahatchee and links to her music. Henry Hall will be opening. Thanks for reading.

Pull the Thread and Unravel Me: Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield

First-Person Singular

Waxahatchee – Peace and Quiet (Video) 

Date: Friday, September 25th
Time: 10:00 PM- 12:00 AM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free for students, 15$ for non students