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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

AVA LUNA + SPANISH PRISONERS + TREASURE ISLAND Friday 9/30

Ava Luna looks to be one of the most promising bands emerging from Brooklyn right now. Mixing soul, rock, and even elements of electro, their songs boast impressive and unpredictable dynamics, implemented to a high degree of virtuosity and taste. Three talented female singers, Dirty Projectors style, add frosting to this aural cake.

Spanish Prisoners, with their catchy, psychedelic-pop sound, are set to open. They have a few songs to download at a flexible prices at their bandcamp. Home team Treasure Island are set to open, their first show since kickin’ ass n’ takin’ names at Wye Oak. The show is slated to start PROMPTLY at 8.

Basically, this show is shaping up to be one of the low-key best showcases on campus so far this year. Everything should be over by around 10:30, so if you got night plans, you can make ’em too.

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  • Date: Friday (today) September, 30th
  • Time: 8pm-10:30pm
  • Place: WestCo Cafe
  • Totally: Free

Capoeira on Foss

Nemo Allen ’12 writes in:

What is capoeira? (CLICK!)

Holy shit, it’s the most amazing thing ever. More specifically, it’s a martial art form, originated in Africa, disguised by slaves as dance in colonial Brasil.

I’m looking to start a Wesleyan Group, so come through at 4 p.m., regardless of experience level.  Make sure to wear suitable clothing.  I’ll teach an introductory class, and then we’ll make a roda! (CLICK AGAIN!)

Party in Pink (Zumbathon®)

Zumba queen Hannah Monk ’12 wants to rally ya:

Join us for a fun packed, 1.5 hour Zumbathon® charity event on Friday, September 30th 2011 to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure!  Instructors Deb Cook, Anita Dempsey, Stephanie Bascetta and Special guest instructor JOSE NAVARRO will lead.

Fundraiser open to members and non-members!  100% of ticket sales and profits from Zumbawear® will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and its global nonprofit partners through the global Party in PinkTM movement to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs.

Dink 583 @ Muho Tonight

Do you frequently wear cargo shorts and fitted caps? Do you remember hiding the Mark, Tom, and Travis Show from your mom because they used the word “fuck” too many times? Did you ever think the “All the Small Things” video was a witty and pointed parody of pop music? Do you like Wavves but think Nathan Williams may be too much of a whiney, insecure peen to justify listening to his music? Did you think Greenday was cool until they got all eyelinery and righteous? Do you think jokes about poop and/or blowjobs are funny?

If you answered yes to any of those, and probably if you answered no to all of those, you will freaking lose your mind watching Dink 583 play nearly a dozen and a half of Blink 182’s most catchy, vulgar punk pop gems tonight at Music House. The band has honed its show since last year, anchored by new drummer Kevin Reis ability to keep up with Travis Barker’s frantic pace and singer/guitarist Jason Katzenstein’s authentic So-Cal accent. Adrien DeFontaine plays bass. All are ’13.

  • Date: Tonight– Thursday, September 29th
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Place: Music House (on Wash)
  • Take Off: Your Pants and Jacket

Trap Haus

From Don-Christian Jones ’12:

Yup, you right, we don’t have sex anymore.  Well, if we do, it’s for money and that’s our own business.  Come party @ The Trap Haus and dance ‘til the floor collapses.  Gucci Mane on the balcony makin’ it rain.  Jeezy said he might come through.  Polish your timbs, press your polo.  Ladies, get fancy.  Hair done, nails did.  Please get your weave on point!  NO OFF POINT WEAVES ALLOWED.  Mo’ money, mo’ problems but if you got it, why not flaunt it?  We ballin’ in this recession.

Sincerely Yours,

Eclectic

DJ’s include:

Goodhead (Don-Christian Jones ’12 / Charlie Hanna ’12)
J666n (Jason Kilbourne ’14)
Sly1z  (Sam Lyons ’12)
HARRISON SCHAAF (Harrison Schaaf ‘11)
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*Doors close at Midnight

*RIP Aaliyah