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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

Changed Deadline: Call for Submissions to “Home”

From Aditi Kini ’13:

A reminder to submit, submit, submit to “Home,” with an updated deadline…you know have until May 4th, 2012.

This magazine is gonna be online, and it’s gonna be swanky.

“Home,” a new online magazine at Wes, is coming out with its first issue before the semester ends. We’re looking for any artwork, photography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that addresses the concerns of “Home.” Our theme: across cultures.

Submit by noon, this May 4th to wesleyanhome[at]gmail[dot]com.

If you would like to be involved in the publishing process, let us know as well!

Date: April 29th- May 4th at noon

Study on Creativity

Participate in a Study on Creativity and get $10!! From Emily Hunt ’13:

Professor Stemler’s research lab has just created a new study to measure creativity in a college setting… and we need YOUR help! For only one hour of your time, you’ll make $10 for taking a test that is fun and engaging!

Slots are currently open for this SUNDAY, from 4-5PM and 8-9PM, but we can work around your schedule as well. If interested, email eahunt[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday April 29
Time: 4:00PM – 5:00 PM and 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Place: Albritton 204

Asian Glow @ Eclectic

The Korean Student Association Presents…

Date: Tonight, April 28
Time: 10:30 – 2:00
Place: Eclectic
Cost: $3 at the door [proceeds go to Liberty in North Korea]

Move Your Money (feat. BoA March at 3 PM!)

Anders Dohlman ’14 wants you to Anders your Dohlman right now:

Feel guilty about using Bank of America? Wells Fargo? Chase?

Not one more cent! Join millions of Americans who have chosen to move their money into smaller banks and credit unions.

Starting Thursday [Yeah, yesterday – my b. -Ed.] in Usdan, local credit unions Nutmeg State and Seasons will be in Usdan to help you do just that.

Unlike monolith banks, credit unions are managed by their own members instead of executives. They invest their money locally, not in mountaintop removal, robosigned foreclosures, and massive bonuses.

They even refund ATM fees each month, so you don’t have to worry about being charged by the Bank of America ATM in Usdan.

Nutmeg state is also offering a $100 raffle to those who open accounts. Seasons will automatically deposit $5 into your account. Those are deals Bank of America can’t beat!

More deets and discourse about joining a credit union (and times that they’ll be up here!) on facebook.

Skillstravaganza: An afternoon of SkillShare Workshopping

…SkillShare Collective Presents…
An afternoon of SkillShare Workshopping 
Led by the Community, for the Community

Join us for an afternoon of learning, teaching, and sharing! All SkillShares will meet at the UOC, 190 High Street, and go from there. Check out this schedule for all of our workshops.

Date: Sunday, April 29
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Place: University Organizing Center

  • 1 – 2: Funky Hair Wraps
  • 1 – 2: How-To Skillshare
  • 1 – 2: Acro Yoga
  • 12:30: Archiving for Student Groups and Activists
  • 2 – 3: Changing a tire on your car
  • 2 – 3: Raised Vegetable Bed Construction and Hugelkultur
  • 2 – 3: Fermentation Nation: Pickling Galore
  • 3 – 3:30: Fire Spinning Poi
  • 3 – 4: Consent Workshop
  • 3 – 4: Swahili for Beginners
  • 3 – 5: Break Dancing
  • 3:30 – 4: Zine Making
  • 4 – 5: Bell Ringing Bonanza
  • 4 – 5: Living and Thriving with the Contradictions of Capitalism
  • 4 -5: Grant Writing
  • 4 – 5: In-Design Program Skills
  • 4 – 5: Comedy Improv Workshop
  • TBD: Basic to Not-So-Basic Knitting