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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 a Senior Thesis Film!

Big daddy Elias Rothblatt ’12 writes in, much like a G, with a picture that has somehow stirred hidden things within me:

Interested in Acting? Come audition for a Thesis Film!
We are searching for two male and two female actors.
“A.B.C.’s (a college comedy)”

Date: September 19th (Monday)
Time: 8:30-10.00 p.m.
Place: Usdan 136
(PS: Please bring a joke and your least favorite movie)
If you have any questions or cannot make it but are still interested, please email erothblatt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or ealeight(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Relay for Life Info Session

Submitted by Ann Wheeler ’12:

“Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.”

To learn more about Wes Relay, visit our website. If you are interested in helping plan Wesleyan’s 3rd annual Relay, attend one of the following two info sessions and find out how to get involved:

  • Monday, September 19th at 9pm in Usdan 110
  • Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm in Usdan 114

Hope to see you there!

  • Date: Monday, September 19;  Wednesday, September 21
  • Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM;  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan 110;  Usdan 114
  • Cost: Free!

A Very Potter Musical Auditions (CANCELLED)

[ATTENTION: Unfortunately, the producers have written in informing us that the auditions have been cancelled due to rather unfortunate unfortunances. Keep on the lookout, though, for other shows popping up.]

Come audition for A Very Potter Musical, presented by Second Stage!

Auditions will be Sunday, September 18 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM and Monday, September 19 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, both in the Usdan Multipurpose Room in the basement. Please come prepared with a song (a capella) and something to make us giggle. If you’re not funny, we don’t want you. The show goes up Halloween weekend in the Chapel.

Bring your friends and come audition!

  • Date: Sunday, September 18; Monday, September 19
  • Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM; 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room
  • Cost: Free!
  • To see the musical on YouTube: Click here!

Create Your Own Creative Writing Workshop!

Starting on Monday, September 19th at 8 P.M., a weekly informal creative writing workshop will be held in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center Lounge (Allbritton 318). 

Bring anything you’re working on–fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, etc. Bring ideas, prompts, questions, and your friends.

Come to the first meeting (Monday 9/19) to help shape the rest of the semester. Snacks will be served!

This event is sponsored by the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, Ford Fellows Anya Backlund and Katherine Mechling, and Shapiro Center/ Russell House Arts Fellow Barbara Fenig.

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 8 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center Lounge (Allbritton 318)

* Share your work, eat some snacks, have a productive study break, free fun! *

Questions or ideas: email writingworks[at]wes[dot]edu.

Audition for Punchline

Eli Meixler ’13 wants you (to drink Windex, or something):

Better for you than Windex(tm)
Audition for Punchline!
(Wes’ only stand-up comedy collective.)
No experience necessary! (but humor A+)

Date: Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm both days
Place: CFA Theatre studios: East Room (not hard to find)
What: prepare to entertain us for 2-3 minutes. Costumes appreciated, but not necessary.