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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

Film Series: “George Washington”

2000. USA. Dir: David Gordon Green. With Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden. 89 min.

Drowsy and delicate, honest and tragic, director Green’s debut feature offers a strong contrast to last year’s PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. A group of close friends in North Carolina find their lives dramatically affected when one of their own dies in an abandoned amusement park, setting off a series of strange events.

DATE: Tonight, September 30
TIME: 8PM
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema
FREE!!!!!!

Mesa de Español

Quieres hablar en la lengua de Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, los ganadores de la copa mundial  y los profesores de Estudias Ibéricas?  Conversar con la gente hispanohablante de Wesleyan en la Mesa de Español en Usdan mañana!

(English translation: Want to speak in the language of Antionio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, the world cup winners and Iberian Studies professors? Converse with Wesleyan’s spanish speakers at the Mesa de Español at Usdan tomorrow!)

Mesa de Español – hora de conversación abierta.  Los jueves a las 12 P.M. en Usdan, segundo piso.

  • Date: Tomorrow, Sept. 30, and every Thursday until May 5th
  • Time: 12 noon – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan, 2nd floor

Screening of Documentary Film Class Spring 2010

From Veronika Vackova ’12:

Come one, come all to a screening of work from the last semester’s
Documentary Film class! Among other topics, the films cover quirky
old Cuban immigrants, quirky young foreign exchange students,
disenchanted environmental activists, indifferent divorcees, and incompetent beer-makers.

Date: Sept. 30 – Sept. 30
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: CFS 190

FRENCH HALL CONVERSATION HOUR

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for! Mon amie Gabriela De Golia ’13 writes in about French Conversation Hour and features their awesome woodchuck mascot:

French Hall Mascots

Come join the members of French Hall this Thursday for some fun times and activities (all done en Français) at the first weekly conversation hour of the semester! Some food will be provided.
There is no need to speak French well – everyone is welcome to participate!
If you have any questions, contact Isaiah Sypher at isypher(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu.

À bientôt!

  • Date: Thursday, September 30th
  • Time: 7 – 8 PM
  • Place: French Hall (basement of Nicolson 7)

Second Stage Presents: The 24 Hour Play-Festival Sign-Ups

From Laignee Barron ’13:

How far will you go for your art? Will you write a 10-minute play in 8 hours? Do you want to direct a show written so recently the ink hasn’t dried? Could you perform a six page script after one day to learn lines? Bring out your sleepless crazy. 24 hours. 6 plays. A lot of adrenaline. Write. Rehearse. Perform.

Date: Friday October 8th through Saturday October 9th

Time: Performance is Saturday at 7:30 PM.

Location: Your computer. To participate as an actor, writer, or director, email Laignee Barron at vbarron@wesleyan.edu