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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

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“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

Orientation Coffee House – TONIGHT!

Don’t want to go to Bend It at Beckham and looking for a chill way to spend your evening? Want to go to Bend It at Beckham, but can’t because you’re not a new student and the security team refuses to respond to your slightly sexual advances? Come check out the annual Orientation Coffee House from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM in the Usdan Café! There will be coffee. There will not be a house.

Set list below:

  • 10:00Kelly Lee ’14 and John Ryan ’14
  • 10:20Molly Balsam ’14
  • 10:40Elizabeth Simon ’12
  • 11:00 – Samuel Long ’12
  • 11:20 – Splee Trio (Owen Callahan ’12, Matt Hurwitt ’12, Ofer Levy ’12)
  • 11:40 – Solomon Billinkoff ’14
  • 12:00 – Patrick Sarver ’14 and Claire Whitehouse ’14
  • 12:20 – Nick Petrie ’12
  • 12:40 – Evan Okun ’13
  • Date: Friday, September 2
  • Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Place: Usdan Café
  • Cost: Free!

Espwesso Reopens Tonight!

Thank the lord for sending a worthy messenger in Jacob Eichengreen ’13! Espwesso, Wesleyan’s student-run café / the best place on earth, reopens tonight at 9. Espwesso serves up coffee, hot chocolate, and tea after other campus spots like ? have closed for the day for your points or hard-earned cash, with real live student baristas making real live quality creations; highlights include a central location (the Allbritton basement), a small library of campus publications to browse, and free drip coffee (!). That being said, the management asks that people bring their own cups if they can – after a month or so, Espwesso will begin charging (very little) for cups to keep costs low and the place open. 2015, swing by after the Common Moment and get to know the superawesomefriendlyspecial staff!

Rho Ep Information/Chill Session

Rho Ep, Wesleyan’s premier sorority—which recruited about 130 students last semester, and secured President Roth’s hard-earned approval—is holding a information/Foss Chill Sesh tomorrow, Friday, for interested frosh (or anyone on campus, really). Recruitment chair Rosy Capron ’14 has details:

Interested in learning more about Wesleyan’s own sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi? Recruitment chairs Rosy Capron ’14 and Rebecca Markell ’14 will be on Foss Hill near Hewitt from 11 AM to 1 PM on Friday, September 2, to chat about Rho Ep and the rush process. Come with questions or just to hang out! There will be popsicles.

  • Date: Tomorrow, September 2
  • Time: 11 AM – 1 pm
  • Place: On da hill, near Hewitt
  • Popsicles: yes, popsicles

Frosh: for more infrmashunz about Rho Ep or its origins,  you may also direct your cursor here or here.