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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: “Blood of a Poet”

1930. France. Dir: Jean Cocteau. With Enrique Rivero, Elizabeth Lee Miller. 55 min.

Cocteau’s loose, surrealistic adaptation of the Orpheus myth meditates on the source of creativity and its inextricable link to destruction. This landmark of avant-garde filmmaking takes the form of a cinematic poem, invoking haunting imagery that continues to resonate with the passing of time. With the anarchic Daffy Duck cartoon “Duck Amuck” – because why not?

DATE: Tonight, September 18th
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Frosh Welcome BBQ at X-House

Yinka Taiwo-Peters ’12 has a message for hungry or sociable frosh:

All freshmen are invited to a welcome barbeque at X-House, co-hosted by Womanist House, La Casa, Woman of Color House, and more! Come mingle with other freshmen and upperclassmen in the Malcolm-X House Courtyard.

Date: Saturday, September 18th
Time: 2 PM – 5 PM
Place: X-House

Black Light Party @ ADP

From Jordan Gratch ’13:

Do you dream of covering your body in highlighter?  Do you crave dancing like crazy for hours under black lights?  Do you wish you could dance to DJ Aviator, DJ Flammenwerfer, and DJ Bastille?  If you answered yes to any or all of the above, then come to the Alpha Delta Phi Black Light Party on Saturday night from 10 PM to 2 AM in the Grotto!  Bring your friends and your WesID.

  • Date: Sept. 18 – Sept 19
  • Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Place: Alpha Delta Phi Basement

[Helpful visual diagram added by A-Batte]

Cardinal Players First Meeting

Come join Wesleyan’s Pep Band, the Cardinal Players! They are looking for more instrumentalists to join them in supporting our sports teams. They provide band members with free apparel, food, music, and admission to all games. Rehearsals are once per week and they play at as many home games as possible. The first meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1pm in Usdan room #136. Those who join the band and come to the meeting will be eligible to win a gift card to O’Rourke’s! Please contact Alyssa Rassi ’12 at arassi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information or if you are interested in joining but are unable to attend the meeting.

  • Date: Saturday, September 18
  • Time: 1 pm
  • Place: Usdan room #136

Charlie Greengould Meets Himself Auditions

Charlie Greengould Meets Himself is an original musical penned by Wesleyan’s very own Nat Leich and Max Nussenbaum (both ’12) and presented by Second Stage.

Max says:

If you like singing, acting, and shows about people who meet their doppelgängers from a parallel universe, then you should definitely try out. Auditions only take fifteen minutes, and you just have to prepare 16 bars of a song and a short monologue. If music is more your thing, we’re also looking for people to play in the band. You can find audition signups, band info, and more at our web site. Thanks!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 18th and Sunday, Sept. 19th
Time: 1-5 pm both days
Place: Jones Rm (CFA Theater and Dance Studios)