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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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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

Clinic Escort Training Sessions

Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is a group that trains and organizes Wesleyan students to escort patients into a heavily-protested women’s clinic in Bridgeport, CT. Clinic Escorts seeks to provide a respectful and supportive space for women making reproductive health decisions. Clinic Escorting is less a political statement than a functional means of supporting a woman’s right to self-determination and autonomy.

Please come to a mandatory training if you want to participate in clinic escorts this semester! You must attend one meeting to sign up to participate whether or not you have been an escort before.

If you are unable to make one of these meetings or have questions, please e-mail Hillary at hbiggs(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, Chantal at cfergusen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Emily at esteck(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Hope to see you all there!

Date:   Sept. 20, 21, 22
Time:   7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 12:00 PM respectively
Place:  Fisk 413

WET Informational Meeting

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Love horses [Ed. note: Yes.]? Love riding [Ed. note: Hell yes.]?
Come join the Wesleyan Equestrian Team! We’re a club team and we take riders of all skill levels (including beginners). We ride in weekly lessons and members also have the option of competing at intercollegiate horse shows. Wonderful people and wonderful horses. Come find out more at our informational meeting tomorrow evening.
Becca Levit ’12, Jill Kozloff ’13, and Hanna Meltz ’13
Date: Tuesday, September 20th
Time: 9-1opm
Place: Woodhead Lounge in Exley (ESC 184)

Shakti Meeting Tomorrow

From Anika Amin ’14, info about Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian student group. Meetings every Tuesday at 9:

Interested in South Asian culture? Don’t believe it exists on campus? Think you have a lot to say about Slumdog Millionaire? Well, we’d love to hear. Shakti, Wesleyan’s South Asian student group, is holding it’s first meeting September 20th, 9 pm in Usdan.

Date: Tomorrow, September 20
Time: 9 – 10 pm
Place: Usdan 110

The MINDS Foundation General Information Meeting

Interested in psychology, neuroscience, mental health, global health?

Get involved with a grassroots nonprofit, started by Wesleyan students. Come hear from previous volunteers who traveled to India this summer. Bring your friends and come learn how you can transform the view of mental health in rural areas of developing countries. Visit www.mindsfoundation.org for more information. There will be snacks!
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Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 6 pm
Place: Allbritton 304
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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.

APPLY TODAY!