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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

WESupport International Students

From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:

Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!

Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:

TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)

Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert

Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room

Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31

Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)

Bar Night at Usdan

It’s Bar Night at Usdan.  It’s BAR NIGHT at USDAN.  A headline out of my dreams:

A full range of mocktails and sodas will be served with labeled ingredients.

We will provide a range of different activities such as Wii, trivia competition, water pong, darts, karaoke, pool, foosball, and other
games. Following the bar night theme, we will be serving fries, onion rings and chicken fingers.

While participating in this fun filled event, students can enjoy delicious drinks and great entertainment with friends, without
worrying about having a terrible hangover the next day. This will also be a scent and strobe-light free event.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 9:30pm-11:59pm
Place:  The Usdan Center
Cost: Noneskies

Vocal Debauchery final concert

Sarah Edelman ’09 writes in to tell us Vocal Debauchery is having its final concert of the year on Sunday:

VD is having its last concert of the year. It is Sunday May 3rd in the Nic Lounge at 8 pm. We sing and do skits! Don’t miss a story that will really show you what it means to be human.

Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Nic lounge

Waste Not!

EON would like to remind everyone that donation areas for Waste Not! have now been set up in each dorm:

Donations to Waste Not! Tag sale begin this week!
It’s almost the end of the year, and you have a lot of crap.
Don’t throw it out! Donate it to the Waste Not! Item Collection and Tag Sale!

See list of acceptable items at each donation area. Most notably: clothing, furniture, appliances/electronics, and books!
Reading week, finals week, and senior week (May 3-25)
Residence Halls: The blue taped off areas around halls and the larger areas in lounges!
Seniors in Woodframes: look for the infosheet placed under your door with instructions about how to donate.

Last year, the proceeds from the tag sale went to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and the CT River Watch Program. Proceeds from this year’s tag sale will be donated to local organizations and put towards green initiatives on campus.

Adult Bat Mitzvah Party!


Rachel Merzel ’12 sends in:

Bring your swashbuckling booty to the hockey rink this weekend to help us celebrate Jennie’s Bat Mitzvah! There will be a DJ, dancing, GIANT INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE, and tons of super awesome people.

However, we still need your help to make this party happen. If you’re interested in volunteering to help make this the greatest Bat Mitzvah party ever, PLEASE sign up using the google spreadsheet.
Questions? Contact Rachel Merzel (rmerzel@wes), Rachel Santiago (rtsantiago@wes), or Bill Kaplan (wkaplan@wes).
When: Sat., May 2nd from 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Freeman Athletic Center – Hockey Rink
Cost: FREE!!!
Please feel free to get decked out in your pirate regalia (although we certainly won’t make you walk the plank if you don’t).

Earth Eater, Movement, The Postelles at Eclectic


What’s better than a good old-fashioned free Saturday night rock and roll show? Come to Eclectic Saturday night for a line-up of three New York bands – Earth Eater, Movement and the Postelles. Our colleagues over at Aural Wes had some high praise:

“the Postelles play refreshingly upbeat rock and roll, all swingy hooks and feel-good riffs and sweet, heart-on-sleeve lyrics…as an opener, Movement will surely provide a nice complement to the Postelles, setting the tone for a night of catchy sweetboy jams...Earth Eater are sure to get you dancing, making them one opener you don’t want to miss — so come early, stay late, and leave sweaty and contented.”


Earth Eater
The Postelles

Date: Saturday May 2
Time: 9 pm – 2 am
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free