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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

Senior Thesis Film Screenings: Digital Presentations

The screenings of this year’s senior thesis films begin tonight at 8:00. Doors open at 7:15PM.  One ticket per person.  Be sure to come early!

The Digital Screenings Tonight Are:

Passion, Fruit Ting Liu
Pop Vlad Gurewich
On the Lam Caroline Offit
Case’s Quick Fixes Phil Singleton
Monster Clay Sutter
Fox & Hounds Robert Broadfoot
Can I Get a Witness Reilly Park


DATE: Tonight, May 7th**
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

**These films will be shown again on May 9th, 2PM and on a repetitive loop with the 16mm films the Friday of Reunion and Commencement.

Cocoon: New Outdoor Performance

Miles Tokunow ’10 and Mark McCloughan ’10 have a new dance piece inspired by their work with Delicious Movements professor Eiko Otake. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to daydream with your body, you should check it out.

Date: Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8
Time: 7:30 PM on Friday; 10 PM on Saturday
Place: Olin Library lawn on Friday; Andrus Field on Saturday

Second Stage Presents: Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!

Book by Hugh Wheeler; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

The rare instance of a musical thriller, this suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!

Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

Presented with special permission by Music Theatre International, Inc.

Dates: Thursday May 6th, Friday May 7th, Saturday May 8th
Times: 6:30PM every night with a 1:30PM matinee on Saturday
Place: The Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free (Pick up tickets at the USDAN Box Office the day of the performance; limit of 2 per person)

Wesleyan Senior Thesis Films 2010

For those who didn’t catch it before The Matrix yesterday…


Edit: Here’s another trailer. Looks like this is the one that was actually shown on Saturday.

The screenings of the 2010 senior thesis films will be held May 7-9. The screenings alternate nights, with a digital program and a 16mm program.

Friday, May 7

  • 8pm–Digital

Saturday, May 8

  • 8pm–16mm

Sunday, May 9

  • 2pm–Digital
  • 8pm–16mm

$5 admission and come early!