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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
experience!

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)
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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

Prof. Philip Pomper lecture at Crowell

WesSeminar – Lenin’s Brother: A Tale of Two Families

Philip Pomper, professor of history (emeritus as of this year), is lecturing Saturday morning about the life of Vladimir Lenin’s older brother, based on his new book Lenin’s Brother: The Origins of the October Revolution:

The hanging of Alexander Ulyanov, Lenin’s older brother, pushed Vladimir onto the path of revolution. The eldest son in a relatively privileged family, Alexander appeared to be following in his father’s footsteps. The family had no inkling that he had joined a terrorist conspiracy at the end of 1886, only months after he’d won a gold medal for his junior thesis. The regime hanged Alexander and four other members of the plot in May 1887. The arrest, trial, and hanging dramatically changed the family’s situation and produced a crisis in Alexander’s younger brother, Vladimir.

Join professor Pomper for a discussion of his new book, which probes the psychodynamics of the terrorist group, Alexander Ulyanov’s choice of terrorism, Lenin’s reaction to the shock of his brother’s secret, and how it affected the October Revolution.

Introduction: William “Vijay” Pinch, professor of history

Worth waking up for, for your Cold-War-nostalgic visiting relatives.

See all the other WesSeminars this weekend here.

Date: Saturday, May 22
Time: 9 am
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

The hanging of Alexander Ulyanov, Lenin’s older brother, pushed Vladimir onto the path of revolution. The eldest son in a relatively privileged family, Alexander appeared to be following in his father’s footsteps. The family had no inkling that he had joined a terrorist conspiracy at the end of 1886, only months after he’d won a gold medal for his junior thesis. The regime hanged Alexander and four other members of the plot in May 1887. The arrest, trial, and hanging dramatically changed the family’s situation and produced a crisis in Alexander’s younger brother, Vladimir. Join professor Pomper for a discussion of his new book, which probes the psychodynamics of the terrorist group, Alexander Ulyanov’s choice of terrorism, Lenin’s reaction to the shock of his brother’s secret, and how it affected the October Revolution.

Introduction: William “Vijay” Pinch, professor of history

First-Generation Graduates Reception

From Toni Zosherafatain ’10:

Come join us for the first-ever first generation graduates’ reception at Wesleyan!  If you are the first in your family to graduate from college, you are invited (along with family and friends) to this reception. A student and Dean Melendez will be speaking, and there will be appetizers, desserts, and refreshments served.

If you have any questions please email azosherafata(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: May 23
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Place: Beckham Hall

Duchampion, Metacomet, Discourse, and Sweaty Boys at Eclectic

Wednesday night at Eclectic, enjoy the jamz of renowned campus supergroup Duchampion, reverberatory masters Metacomet, scholastic disco fiends Discourse, and pnk as fck duo-turned-trio Sweaty Boys. A heartfelt appeal from Asa Horvitz ’10, of Duchampion fame:

Our last show at Wesleyan. Please bring all your friends, tell everyone you know, bring people you don’t know, bring your parents, etc. New songs from all the bands, epic sets, a really great way to end our musical careers at Wesleyan. It’s been awesome, let’s do it one more time.

Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: Eclectic

Be a writing tutor for the Prison Education Program

Calling All Writing Tutors!

Interested in working as a writing tutor for Wesleyan students in prison?

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Program is currently seeking trained writing tutors for next year.

Come to an info session to learn more about the program and to hear more about this opportunity from this year’s writing tutors, Áine McCarthy ’10 and Paolo Speirn ’10.

Date: Wednesday, 5/12
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Albritton 311

Sculpture II Final Show

Ply. Intravenous. Landscape. Chocolate. Route.

Sculpture II.

Final Show.

Food provided!

Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Drawing Studio in the Art Workshops (across from Zilkha) in the CFA