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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

Urban Education Semester Application Deadline – Today

From Vicky Zwelling:

Interested in spending a semester “abroad” student-teaching in the New York City public school system?

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit your application for the Fall 2012 Urban Education Semester is this Monday, April 2. That’s right people, Today!

The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an accredited study away program that introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues surrounding urban public education. The program offers fieldwork in a diverse selection of classrooms and educational settings in New York City public schools. Students live in Manhattan, spend three days each week in a supervised classroom, and take some courses at Bank Street College of Education. There is an abundance of support and positive energy available for the small number of students in the program.

See here for more information or call Vicky Zwelling at 860-685-2180 or email her at vzwelling(at)

Mixed Heritage Week

From the amazing Alicia Castagno ’12:

April 2-6 is Mixed Heritage Week!
Join MIX in celebrating and exploring mixed heritage awareness
Mixed heritage: Any self-identifying pluralistic identity including multiracial, multiethnic, cross-cultural and transracially adopted

Open to anyone and everyone.

Monday April 2: Screening of Bullfrog Film’s 2011 Documentary, “Multiracial Identity” on mixed heritage identity and multiracial history in the United States.
6:30-7:30pm Usdan 108

Tuesday April 3: An open discussion of mixed heritage and identity politics, facilitated Professor McAlister, creator of “Mixed in America: Race Religion and Memoir.” Catering by Iguanas Ranas! 
6-8pm Usdan 110

Open Bid for Program Housing Starts Today

Still want to get into a Program House? Not too late! Open Bid for Program Housing starts TODAY!

There are still vacancies in the following houses:

  • Well-Being House, 250 Court St. – 2 spots, contact Natalie Sacks (nsacks@wes)
  • The Bayit, 157 Church St. – 8 spots, contact Gideon Levy (glevy@wes)
  • International House, 151 Church St. – 1 spot, contact Nicole Okai (nokai@wes)
  • Lighthouse, 230 Washington St. – 16 spots, 6 doubles and 4 singles, contact Kwaku Akoi (kakoi@wes)
  • Russian House, 163 High St. – 2 spots, contact Elyas Saif (esaif@wes)
  • Malcolm X House, 345 High St. – 19 spots, contact Yasmine Bennet (ybennet@wes)
  • Music House, 316 Washington St. – 1 spot, single, contact Nora Dumont (ndumont@wes)
  • Turath House, 73 Pearl St. – 3 spots, contact Carina Kurban (ckurban@wes)

Please visit the Office of Residential Life’s website to find more information about the houses if you are interested in applying during this Open Bid period.

Open Bid closes on Friday April 6!

Student Panel on Jobs in Publishing And Writing

Still looking for a summer job? (Or, you seniors out there, a real world job?) Interested in writing or editing? Hoping to one day get paid for all that writing you’re doing?

Our “Food Writing” Panel Last Semester

Sure, it’s a hard world out there for aspiring professional writers. But take heart: there are plenty of success stories from students just like you who have wedged their way into the writing world!

Come to Shapiro next Monday to hear some of these delightful working men and women talk about their writing-related work experience and give advice to students interested in pursuing work in similar fields. Our panelists include:

  • Mansoor Alam ’15Owner of Fort Box Publishers
  • Caroline Eisenmann ’12: Intern at The Paris Review and Huffington Post Books
  • Sarah Pasternack ’12Employee at a literary agency, Intern at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Intern at One Life to Live
  • Amanda Simmons ’13Intern at The New Jersey Star-Ledger
  • Marisa Stotter ’14: Intern at The Westfield Ledger, Staff Writer for, Television Reviewer at, Writer at, Intern at

As you can see, a wide range of writing experiences will be represented. So no matter what field you’re hoping to break into, come drop by! Snacks will be served!

Date: Monday, April 2
Time: 7-8 PM
Location: Shapiro Events Room (Allbritton 311)

Sponsored by Writing At Wesleyan and The Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Apply to be an NSO Peer Advisor!

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARN) is looking for talented and motivated students to become Peer Advisors for New Student Orientation (NSO), 2012!

NSO Peer Advisors are juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores, who work throughout orientation to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program, and enhance student access to academic resources through SARN. Basically, you’re helping very confused new students navigate through their first week of Wesleyan life!

Please urge any students who you think may be good candidates to apply, or apply yourself! A job description and application are found on-line here.

Applications, which require a faculty reference form, are due Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Sarah E. Lazare (x2332, slazare_at_wes).