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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

First WestCo Open Mic/Bake Sale

Love hearing music but hate paying someone to play? Love playing music but hate getting paid for it? Come to WestCo’s Open Mic in the Cafe and display your/ bask in each other’s talents FOR FREE!

ADDITIONALLY, if you get there and decide you DO want to contribute to a healthy economic collegiate flow, there will be BAKED GOODS FOR SALE. The proceeds will be going towards lighting supplies for the beloved Cafe raves.

Date:   Sept. 7
Time:   9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Place:  WestCo Cafe (Beneath WestCo 3)

Mixolydian Auditions Thursday and Friday

So you’ve been bombarded by people asking you to audition for their a cappella groups. I’m here to ask you to audition for Wesleyan’s only student run chamber choir. If you sang classical, renaissance, gospel or world music in high school (or any other types of choral music that I missed) then this is the group for you!

Auditions will be held in the Chapel Basement:

tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 8 – 4:30-6, and
Friday Sept. 9 – 4-5.

Bring a short solo and some smiles and leave the rest to us.

Concert Committee Info Session @8PM TODAY

Did you just get back from the Jeff the Brotherhood show and feel inspired to bring other rad bands to Wesleyan?* Did you not attend the Jeff the Brotherhood show but read that last sentence and realize you have a few bands you’d like to bring to campus? Do you LUST POWER!!!???

Go to the Concert Committee info session tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm to learn about how Wesleyan concert bookers work with committee members to keep our school’s vibrant music scene alive. Applications for those interested in joining the committee will also be available.

Check out Aural Wes for their in-depth article on planning concerts and more information on the info session.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 7th
  • Time: 8PM
  • Place: PAC 001
  • Book: Shows

*The above picture is from last year’s (Wes alums) Bear Hands show. It was crazy.

There will be Smoothies.

In case you hadn’t heard, the Wesleyan Farmers’ Market is back with a bang tomorrow despite this shitty typical Middletown weather. Yes, the Wesleyan Farmers’ Market will be taking place TOMORROW in Beckham Hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. So stop by and bring your CASH.

Bon Appetit will be serving up their delicious local, organic lunch available for points with your WesID. George Hall Farm will bring the produce. Matt Cousins will bring the fresh, New England apples. Raw Youniverse will bring the organic smoothies. Um yeah, that’s right–organic smoothies. Need I say more about the market to entice you? Didn’t think so. See y’all there!

Date: TOMORROW
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Beckham Hall

Onomatopoeia Auditions (they start soon!)

From Cara Tratner ’12:

We are looking for a lot of new members, so if you enjoy singing come on out to our auditions today and tomorrow (Tues & Wed) from 8-10pm in the Music Studios (in the CFA). Bring a song and a smile. Hope to see you there!

Date: TODAY Wed/tomorrow
Time: 8-10pm
Place: Music Studios (in the building with the stone archway, down the stairs*)

*I got lost in the CFA approximately 5 times as a freshperson. Hope this helps.