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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

Audition for Mao: The Musical – September 14, 16, 17

NOTE: Auditions for Mao: The Musical have been extended! Auditions will continue Friday, September 16th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday, September 17th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

Submitted by the illustrious Alan Rodi ’12:

Auditions for Mao: The Musical are being held in the Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm until 8pm. Please arrive with a song and be prepared to express yourself through movement.

A fictional love story set in the backdrop of the rise of Mao Zedong, Mao: The Musical follows Mei, a poor woman who lives alone, and two men who both court for her affections. All is disrupted, however, when Mao arrives.

Both a farce and a tragedy, this modern piece explores the cult following of Mao Zedong through music. A thesis production written and composed by Alan Rodi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors in Music. The production is November 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Auditions will also be Friday September 16th from 6pm-8pm in the Chapel Basement, and on Saturday September 17th from 1pm-3pm in the Music Studios Practice Rooms!

  • Date: Wednesday, September 14; Friday, September 16; Saturday, September 17
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Place: Memorial Chapel; Memorial Chapel Basement; Music Studios Practice Rooms
  • Facebook Group: Here!

Conflict Muffins: Not Tasty! (YallaWes)

Miriam Berger ’12 and Hadas Werman ’14 write in:

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Muffins: Not Tasty! What’s there to do about it?

YallaWes is a student group to raise awareness about Israeli/Palestinian issues. The group is meant to be a forum for all voices to be heard and a channel through which we can bring speakers, films, events, and especially knowledge regarding the subject to Wes. The first meeting is Wed. September 14 from 6-7 pm in Usdan Rm 110 and we’ll be having gourmet pizza!! It will be an introductory meeting/information session where we can openly discuss our goals for the semester.

What: YallaWes Meet
When: Wed, Sep 14, 6-7pm
Where: Usdan Rm 110

Food food food food food.

Connecticut Valley Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

Emma Kingsberg ’12 sends word about volunteer opportunities at Connecticut Valley Hospital:

Connecticut Valley Hospital is the state’s principle forensic, general psychiatric and addictions inpatient treatment facility. Our mission is to expand the relationship between Wesleyan and the patients at CVH by recruiting students with a passion for health care, teaching, and social activism.

We’re looking for people with these interests to volunteer their time working closely with patients at the hospital. These classes would ideally include ones with therapeutic benefits, and could range anywhere from music to yoga.

If you like working with people and are looking to have a profound, meaningful experience involving teaching and healing, come find out more about this program. We’re holding an information session on Wednesday, September 14th, from 7 – 8 PM at the bottom of Usdan on the comfy black couches.

If you’re unable to make the meeting but are still interested in working at CVH, contact Emma Kingsberg ’12 (ekingsbergATwes) or Hannah Monk ’12 (hmonkATwes). See ya there!

What: CVH Volunteer Opportunities info sesh
When: Wed, Sep 14, 7-8pm
Where: Usdan couches
Cost: $0

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.