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

JOIN WESLEYING

Wesleying is recruiting new bloggers. We really need you. Like, a lot.

recruitment fall 2015

this phone pic quality is bad but if you get one thing out of this post i hope it is this

Hey there. Usually our recruitment posts take the form of funny, relatively wordy essays about why you should join Wes’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group,” and you should read those too if you want, but I think this is going to be short. Hopefully sweet. But mostly, to the point.

The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s kind of what keeps it interesting. For me, anyway. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about. We do opinion pieces, often about pressing campus issues, sometimes ones submitted to us. We cover many of the important things that happen here, as well as the great deal of weird shit that happens here. We liveblog campus tours (and other things, occasionally inebriated). We do write-ins and interviews. We like bad Photoshop and memes, but we also like photo galleries and longer posts. The options are endless.

Wesleying could and should be a lot better than it is, in a lot of different ways. But it’s also hard to maintain with a staff of about seven people. If we’re truly about “real students, real student-life at Wesleyan University,” there needs to be more of us, with more diverse voices. That’s where you come in.

If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans*, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.

Our first recruitment meeting is THIS SUNDAY, September 27, from 1-3 PM in 41 Wyllys, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. I’ll be giving what will probably be a very awkward presentation about what Wesleying has been, is, and could/should be. If you can’t make it to this meeting but would like to be involved in some way, please (please!) email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself.

However, this isn’t the only time we’re going to be recruiting! We’ll always be looking for new people who want to talk about the things they’re passionate about, whether that’s by reaching out to other student groups, putting up bad flyers, or approaching random people in Usdan, like weirdos.

But we’re also going to be working on being a better blog. And I hope you can help us be that ~better blog.~

“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.

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!