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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

Film Series: “Beaufort”

2007. Israel. Dir: Joseph Cedar. With Oshri Cohen. 131 min.

Part 2 of our Reflections on War Series

In 2000, a small unit of Israeli soldiers prepare to end the 18-year occupation of an ancient mountain-top stronghold in Lebanon. Trapped in their claustrophobic fortification, this anxious group tries to uphold their increasingly futile duties amidst sudden incendiary attacks from an unseen enemy. Speaker: BEAUFORT author/screenwriter Ron Leshem. Sponsored by Jewish and Israeli Studies and the Film Studies Department.

DATE: Tonight, September 16th
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

NEAT Mentoring Info Session

Angela Allan ’11: has info about how to get involved with the North End Action Team tomorrow:

The North End Action Team (NEAT) Mentoring Program pairs Wesleyan students with children from the North End. The pairs meet weekly to hang out, play games and have fun. If you’re interested in being a mentor, come to the info session!

  • Date: Tomorrow, September 16
  • Time: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Place: Center for Community Partnerships, 167 High Street

WestCo Open Mic

A weekly Wes fixture makes its return for fall semester tomorrow night. Bobby Burvant ’13 has the deets:

Come to the WestCo Cafe on Wednesday for Open Mic night. Play that song you’ve been working on, read some poetry, or tell us jokes! Sign ups will be around 8:30.

Date: Sept. 15 – Sept. 16
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: WestCo Cafe. Right below Foss 3
Cost: Put it on your tab, they’ll forget.

Disabling Language: An Open Discussion on Disability at Wes

From Eric Stephen ’13:

Join members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights (WSDR) and Sign Language House for a lively conversation about the politics, history, and controversies surrounding language used to talk about disabilities and people with disabilities. Information about disability services will also be available. Afterwards, students with disabilities will be available to discuss their experiences on campus. All are welcome!

With WSDR’s famous social justice cookies!

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 16
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Place: Butt B Lounge

Beauty & The Beast Auditions

From Julia Baritz ’13:

Ever wanted to be in a Disney movie? Then come audition for Second Stage’s production of Beauty and the Beast!

Auditions will be held on Thursday September 16th and Friday September 17th from 5:30pm-8:30pm in Fayerweather 106. Please sign up for an audition slot on the sign-up sheets posted in the Theater Studios.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song, a short monologue, and a lot of enthusiasm!

  • Date: September 16, 17
  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Place: Fayerweather 106