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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

Last Showing of Junk Redemption – 8:00 PM, Whisper Wall

Junk Redemption, an original one-act by Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14, will have its last showing tonight, Sunday, at 8:00 PM. Come to the whisper wall to sit on the grass and watch this play come to life outdoors!


  • Katherine Cohen ’14
  • Yatta Zoker ’14
  • Meggie Twible ’12
  • Kelly Lee ’14
  • Date:  Today, Sunday, May 13
  • Time:  8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Place:  The Whisper Wall, behind the Theater Studios in the CFA
  • Cost:  Nothing!

Ultimate Peace Pick-up Frisbee Tournament

Gabe Frankel ’15, the ultimate frisbee champion pictured above, invites you to organize an ultimate team in the next forty-ish minutes:

Come out today at 2:00 pm to DTD (fields behind WesWings) to play some relaxed ultimate frisbee. Bring yourself and/or a team of 7-9.

We’re traveling to Israel this summer through a Projects for Peace Grant to help organize ultimate frisbee for Israeli and Palestinian youth. But we need your help to get to the promised land. See you there!

Date: Sunday, May 13
Time: 2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm
Place: DTD
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Coddinal Sinnuz Final Concert: Gettin’ Freaky

Wesleyan’s own Cardinal Sinners are looking to bring back America’s traditional values after a year lost in the wild excesses of youth:

It’s our last concert of the year and for some of us, our last Sinners concert ever. Come out this Sunday and help us make it special! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT. It will be beautiful. It will be sexy. It will be sinful.
Tess Minter ’12
Ala Faller ’12
Joyous Bey ’12
Sonya Freeman ’12
Lizzie Greenwald ’12

Rachael Plutzik ’14, Emily Dorsey ’14, Lauren Seo ’14 ,Kate Gilpin ’15 , JJ Mitchell ’15Hana Elion ’15Elena Rein ’13Tanaya Srini ’15Caroline Mead ’15

So come get down with us before finals make ya crazy and enjoy a really great time!

Date & Time: Today, 5:45 PM
Place: The World Music Hala Faller ’12
A More Recent Picture: On Facebook

“Waiting In Line For Godot” Spring A Capella Concert Tomorrow

And now, for a post that definitely wasn’t written by any Wesleying blogger I’ve ever heard of:

Wesleyan’s humor a cappella group, Waiting in Line, is coming at you with an Samuel Beckett themed concert in that glass building between the Chapel and the ’92 Theater. We hear it’ll include both singing AND humor at the same time.

Waiting in Line for Godot ( /???do?/ god-oh) is an absurdist a cappella concert by Waiting in Line, in which twelve characters wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot’s absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the concert, have led to many different interpretations since the concert’s premiere. It was voted “the most significant English language a cappella concert of the 20th century”.
Come see our senior Carolyn Mortell ’12 and her merry band sing some hilarious songs for a while instead of studying, or concurrently with drinking.


  • WHEN: Sunday, May 13 (Tomorrow)
  • TIME: 7:00 PM
  • WHERE: Zelnick Pavillion
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Wesleyan Film Thesis Screenings

One does not simply walk into the film thesis screenings.

You knew it was coming, now it’s here.  Doors open 45 minutes before each showing. Get there EARLY, everyone will be trying to crash this party.  Each film runs under 13 minutes. Total run time for each screening will be about 2 hours.  The films are (in the order of their screening):

Friday, May 11 (8PM) and Sunday, May 13 (2PM)