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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
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

Film Series: Bandit Queen

1994. India/UK. Dir: Shekhar Kapur. With Seema Biswas. 119 min.

Completed just as the real “Bandit Queen,” Phoolan Devi, was released from 11 years in prison, this biopic created a scandal when Devi – enraged by being portrayed as a “victim” of rape – threatened to set herself on fire outside the theater.  Before the film, Gayathri Khemadasa will play piano selections from her Phoolan Devi opera.  Prof. William Pinch (History) will lead a post-film panel discussion.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

“4 Horsemen” – yet another play by that one guy

Think ET but not. And like, people. Michael Steves ’13:

Come see “4 Horsemen”, a new student-written play, this Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday in the Westco Cafe! All three shows start at 8pm.

“4 Horsemen” is a sci-fi drama-comedy about four average people
who come in contact with an alien that represents itself as the thing
that is missing most in your life (i.e. an estranged child, or a
friend you’ve lost touch with). When the alien reveals that it’s
species intends to destroy the world at dawn, the 4 people have to
convince the strange being that humanity is worth preserving.

Date: April 5-7, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free

Cast/crew info after jump. Facebook here.

Afropop Worldwide Information Session and Internship Interview

Rachel Berman of the Career Center wants you to come learn about Afropop’s internship opportunities and interview on the spot:

Afropop is seeking bright, motivated students  (i.e you) who would like valuable experience working in media/arts/internet environment, world music promotion & publicity, social networking sites, web site and e-Newsletter research & production, and arts/non-profit administration.

The interviews are taking place tomorrow from 12:30 pm to 4:00 at Olson Commons, Career Center.  An excerpt of Afropop’s acclaimed film Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions, featuring intimate performances filmed in northern Mali near Timbuktou, will be shown. Interviews will take place afterwards. Please do not hesitate to come even if you cannot arrive at 12:30! Don’t forget to bring your resume!

The organization is led by two Wesleyan graduates, Sean Barlow ’79 and Banning Eyre ’79. For more information, click for the Facebook page or the organization website. 

Date: April 5, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
Cost: Free

Lecture Tomorrow: “Plasticity and the Gendered Brain”

You folks should check this really interesting lecture goin’ on tomorrow. It lies somewhere in the intersection of neuroscience, philosophy, gender studies, psychology (which I suppose is neuroscience lite #heyooooooooo #hatersgonnahate), and other stuff I’m probably not thinking of right now.

Anyway, it’s the 25th Annual Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial lecture, and it features Prof. Rebecca Jordan-Young of Barnard College (pictured right). Brief bio from the Barnard website:

Professor Jordan-Young is a sociomedical scientist whose research includes social epidemiology studies of HIV/AIDS, and evaluation of biological work on sex, gender and sexuality. She teaches courses in science and technology studies, sexuality, gender theory, and HIV/AIDS.

Date: Thursday, Wed. 5th
Time: 8pm
Place: PAC 001

Classical Studies Open House

Free food! Free Socrates! Free Earl! From Ellie Damaskos ’12:

Sophomores and Freshmen: Interested in hearing about how studying the ancient world can help set you on a modern career path? Come to the Classical Studies Open House! For prospective and current Classical Civilization and Classics majors.

Hosted by the Department of Classical Studies.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200)
Free: Lunch