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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

Wesleyan Jiu-Jistu

From Justin Peña ’12:

Jiu-jitsu? You want to learn…jiu-jitsu? Then join us tonight in welcoming Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instructor Chris Wright-Martell for an evening of hyper-extended awesomeness! Jiu-jitsu is a submission-based grappling martial art that relies heavily on holds, positioning, joint locks, and chokes in order to subdue an opponent. Ideally meant to negate size difference, jiu-jitsu is a useful and effective martial art and sport for all. The Wesleyan Jiu-jitsu Club creates a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere for those interested in the art itself, looking for a unique workout, or those simply wanting to unwind while casually hyper-extending a friend’s shoulder with hir’s legs (yes, we can teach you how to do that). No experience necessary!

Chris Wright-Martell runs the Modern Self-Defense down the road. He has extensive experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as other martial arts, and has provided us clear, precise instruction for the past two years. Check out his profile here.

Attire: athletic clothing (e.g. shorts and t-shirt)

Feel free to email us at wesjujitsu[at]gmail[dot]com. See you there!

Date: Sept. 27
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room (wrestling mats)
Cost: $0

Freshman Writing Contest: Extended Deadline!

A note about the Freshman Writing Contest from the Ford Fellows:

Dear Class of 2015 Writers,

Allow us to remind you why YOU should submit to The Freshman Writing Contest:

*Winner(s) will be published on the Wesleyan Writing Blog (everyone’s first stop for all things Wes Writing-related; in other words, amazing exposure for your work!) If you win, you get to say you’ve been published, that you’ve won a writing contest.. and that’s nothing to sneeze at! 

*Winner(s) will receive a $20 gift certificate to! (You could put your winnings toward this or this orthis!)

*That’s right, we said “winner(s).” More than one awesome entry? More than one winner!

*We welcome creative and critical work! The point is: show us your stuff! Do you write awesome poetry? Write a poem about Fukushima, or a poem with lines that begin “American power is…” Use one of Mitch Epstein’s photos to inspire you – heck, write about one of his photos! Write journalism, a personal essay, an imagined dystopia; write about blackouts, about space travel, about nuclear waste…

*You know how we said you have to cite the First Year Matters readings? Don’t worry about it! Just write something!

*Professors read our blog. Students read our blog. Wesleyan librarians read our blog. Parents read our blog. Alumni read our blog. We bet even Michael Roth reads our blog. You want your work on our blog!!

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.