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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

“How to be a Star Student” Workshops this Tuesday!

Gabriela De Golia ’13, did I already tell you that your name would totally make an awesome band name? I think I did. Anyway, here:

Want to learn how to be the best student you can be?

Join a fellow Peer Advisor this Tuesday in Usdan at 12PM or in the Fauver Lounge at 7PM for a short workshop and do just that!

Successful students ask for help, so come and join us this Tuesday! Bring your Wesleyan planner, paper and a pen.

Date: Sept. 13
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM – Heaven:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108, Fauver Lounge
Cost: It doesn’t matter what it costs. You’ll sacrifice everything, if you have to. Even your loved ones.

Poetry Contest: Apply To Become A Wesleyan Student Poet!

Are you a poet? Then apply for Writing At Wesleyan’s Poetry Contest for a chance to become an official Wesleyan Student Poet and for a position on the 2011 Connecticut Poetry Circuit Team!

Submit 5 pages of poetry to the Writing Programs Office (Downey 112) by 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 30th.

Wesleyan’s top contenders will become the Wesleyan Student Poets and will be published in the 2011 Russell House poetry pamphlet.

One nominee will be selected to enter the statewide competition for the Connecticut Student Poetry Circuit Team, which will read their work at universities across the state.


Democratic Primary this Tuesday!

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To all you Democrats:

There is an important democratic primary occurring this Tuesday! Start early on your political activism and go vote for Dan Drew, the democratic candidate for mayor, along with other endorsed democratic candidates in Row A.

You can register until Monday at noon. Go to the town clerk sometime before noon on Monday to register if you aren’t already at 245 deKoven Drive (right off Main street; office opens at 8:30AM).

Polls open from 6AM to 8PM on Tuesday at the Senior Center right by Broad Street books.

Go whenever you don’t have class, and start early with your political activism!

Democratic Primary this Tuesday!: Sept. 13
Democratic Primary this Tuesday!: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Democratic Primary this Tuesday!: Middletown Senior Center, 150 Broad St. (Williams St. entrance across from Broad St.)

A Conversation About Depression and Suicide in College Students


Please Join Coach Drew Black and Professor Octavio Flores for a discussion about depression and suicide. This is an opportunity to learn how to tell if someone you know is struggling and how to let a friend know you care.

Date: Tomorrow, Tuesday September 13th

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Downey House Lounge (Corner of Court and High St)

Sponsored by CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), Religious and Spiritual Life and Active Minds at Wesleyan

Dessert will be provided!

Roosevelt Institute Meets This Tuesday

From Sylvie Stein ’12:

Do you like politics? Do you like blogging and discussing current events? Do you like writing policy and enacting change? Then the Roosevelt Institute is the group for you!

Aimed to engage, empower, and promote student leaders through progressive policy, the Roosevelt Institute is a multi-faceted student-run think tank with chapters across the nation. On Wesleyan campus, the group facilitates fireside chats (conversations on current events), community projects, and a politics-oriented blog geared towards the student body (currently still on summer hiatus, but about to pick back up! Check it out).

Want to learn more? Come to the black couches in the downstairs floor of Usdan on Tuesday at 9:15pm for the Roosevelt Institute’s first meeting. Direct any questions to Sylvie Stein at

Date: Tomorrow
Time: 9:15 pm
Place: Usdan couches