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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

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“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)

Film Series: Five Broken Cameras

2011. Palestine/Israel. Dir: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi. Documentary. 90 min.

What starts as the home videos of a Palestinian farmer morph into a firsthand account of his village’s struggle to survive as encroaching settlements threaten their livelihood. Filmed over the course of five years, Burnat’s Oscar-nominated doc traces the evolution of his family in an uncertain time.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

Local Co-op Sign-up

Charlotte Heyrman ’13 wants you to go loco local:

Like your veggies local?
You might have heard rumblings about a student-operated local food co-operative last semester. The Wesleyan Local Coop brings fresh, seasonal produce from local farms to students’ kitchens (much like a
CSA [community-shared argiculture -ed]). And we’re expanding!

Christopher Owens (Formerly of Girls) @ Memorial Chapel

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Before Iceage, Christopher Owens will be starting off one of the best concert double-headers since My Brightest Diamond and Bear Hands:

Christopher Owens, former lead songwriter of Girls and part time model, will perform his new solo album, Lysandre, with an 8-piece band in the Memorial Chapel. The new material will sound somewhat familiar to fans of Girls, and appeal particularly to those who favored Owens’ hushed ballads of love lost. You can listen to Lysandre here.

The show takes place today, Thursday, January 24th, from 8:30-10pm (with doors at 8). Our first show of the new year is an early one, and notably, will not overlap with Iceage’s performance at Eclectic later that night. You can have your cake and mosh/crowd-surf on it too!

Opening for Owens is Mara Connor (Wes/Vassar ’13), playing pretty acoustic guitar jams.

Peep the Facebook.

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: Doors at 8, Music from 8:30-10pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free.99

A Capella Auditions for Second Stage show

Creepy Christmas singers.

Lily Martin ’14 writes in with the best damn idea I’ve heard in a long time:

Do you like to sing?
Are you super into a capella?
Are you super into love songs?
Have you always wanted to be in an a capella group but didn’t think you had enough time?
Are you looking for a new way to sing this semester?

Come audition to be part of the a capella singers in Almost, Maine, a play sponsored by Second Stage going up this semester!  This is an audition for just the a capella group, not the cast itself. You’ll make new singer friends, learn a bunch of new songs, and help make our show beautiful. No previous singing/a capella experience necessary!

Show dates: February 21-23rd, 8pm, ’92 Theater

Almost, Maine Auditions

Almost, Maine

From the Queen of Stage Managers, Sam Melvin ’13:

Come out and audition for Almost, Maine! We’re looking for about six actors, 3 male and 3 female, who will portray multiple characters across the eight vignettes that make up the play. No previous theater experience necessary!

“A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts. ALMOST, MAINE explores the thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows.” -The New York Times

Show Dates:
February 21-23, 8pm, ’92 Theater

Audition for Next to Normal


Sarah Corey ’15 has a nifty message for all you cool thespian kids:

Come to auditions for Next to Normal, a soaring rock-musical that explores the intersection of mental illness, loss, love, and suburban family life.

Auditions will be held in the CFA Jones Room:

Thursday, January 24th, 7:00-9:00pm
Friday, January 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

Please prepare a short monologue and 16 bars of a song. No experience necessary and come when you can! Questions, comments, feelings? Contact Sarah Corey ’15 at scorey(at)wes(dot)edu or Keelin Ryan ’14 at kryan(at)wes(dot)edu.

Date: Thursday, January 24th and Friday, January 25th
Time: 7pm-9pm (Thurs.) and 5:30pm-7:30pm (Fri.)
Place: CFA Jones Room
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