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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

The TASTE at the NEST

Come see The Taste (Adam Jaskol ’13, Adam Beekman ’13Dan Wissinger ’13Zach Burns ’14Matt Leibowitz ’14and Raechel Rosen ’15perform at The Cardinal’s Nest with special guests Emma Daniels ’13, Alex Lough ’13, and MC Optimus Rhyme (Alex Kuwada ’13) this Saturday at 10:00! The bar and kitchen will be open, and all ages are welcome. Come for the drinks, stay for the music, then head up to campus to enjoy the rest of your night!

Time: Tonight, 10 p.m.
Place:
The Nest, 129 Church Street  

Lego Night @ Well-Being House

Natalie Sacks ’14 wants to build with you:

Come join Well-Being House for our last party of the semester, this time with Legos! Embrace your inner child, take a break from studying, and come play with us. There will also be board games and snacks. Well-Being House is on the corner of Court and Pearl.

Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Well-Being House (250 Court)
Cost: Free

North End Pride Day: Help Start a Community Garden!

Adin Vaesworn ’15 wants you to come garden:

Come to 33 Ferry St. to help turn an empty lot into a community garden! We will be doing significant cleaning up, digging, weeding, and maybe even some mulching and planting if time allows. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and a friend! There will also be other cleanup events going on and some garden construction going on at Macdonough School at 2:00 PM, so we can go to those together as well. COME MAKE MIDDLETOWN CLEANER AND GREENER!

  • Date:  Saturday, April 21
  • Time:  9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Place:  33 Ferry St.
  • Cost:  Free

REAL FOOD REAL WES COMMITMENT CELEBRATION

From Becca “champ” Wilton ’15:

WesFRESH (Wesleyan Students for Real Ethical Sustainable Habits) invites you to celebrate the signing of the Real Food Challenge Campus Commitment!

The Real Food Challenge Campus Commitment is a contract that will be signed by President Michael Roth and Dining Director Michael Strumpf to increase real food at Wesleyan to 20% by 2020. Real food is food that is local and community-based, ecologically sound, fair to humans and ethical for animals.

In honor of this historic event in Wesleyan’s history and to celebrate Earth Week, there will be speakers, the signing of the commitment, and a picnic-style meal with food grown at local farm Urban Oaks and other sustainable farms.

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Precision Ensemble Show & Workshop!

Alo! Once again, professional Asian baby peddler Cynthia Tong ’14 writes in to inform us about this thing that’s going on this weekend. If you’re in any way interested in bright colors, exclamation points, booty-shaking, and the ’70s Queen of Funk, listen up.

Precision Ensemble, a seriously whacked-out student dance troupe, is holding shows this coming Friday and Saturday night at the Memorial Chapel. It’s free, it’s fabulous, and it’s on Facebook (god I love alliterations). Furthermore, it’s only a half hour long, so you can totally hit it up and then stumble off elsewhere to chase the night. ALSO! They’re holding a dance workshop on Saturday at the Fayerweather dance room – also free – where they will teach moves from one of their dances.

Sounds good? Here’s one more selling point: I don’t know about you, but considering the vivacious spectrum of colors they will be donning, heck, the Friday show will be probably be friggin’ sweet.

Day: Friday (show), Saturday (show and workshop)
Time: 8pm (shows), 3pm-4pm (workshop)
Place: Memorial Chapel (show), Fayerweather Dance Room (workshop)
Cost: NADDA
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