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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

 

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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Film Series: Argo

2012. USA. Dir: Ben Affleck. With Affleck, Bryan Cranston. 120 min.

Everyone’s favorite actor turned (surprisingly talented) director is back with a so-crazy-it-had-to-be-real story. With Iran in turmoil, the CIA decides to rescue six stranded citizens by pretending to make a movie – a plan so harebrained it has to work. The recently declassified Canadian Caper combines suspense and satire, anchored by a stacked ensemble cast.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

S’mores and The Doors at ADP

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Are you tired of the cold already? Sydney Edelist ’14 invites you to come inside and have some noms.

Like vinyl and classic rock? Can’t believe it’s already the second day of classes? Want to eat delicious s’mores? Drop in, listen to some tunes, sit by a roaring fire, and warm your soul with ADP!

Date: Today, January 25th
Time: 3:30-6pm
Place: Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High St
Cost: nada

WesBAM! Kids Yoga Teacher Training

kids doin yogaFrom newly published Shira Engel ’14:

Interested in teaching yoga to kids?

The WESBAM! JR KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING is an incredibly fun, cOMmunal, accessible, and educational experience!

Training addresses teaching yoga to children in pre-school and elementary school. Whether you are seeking to incorporate what you learn into your current work with children or would like to apply to be a kids yoga teacher at Green Street, the WesBAM! Jr. Teacher Training will provide you with the information, tools, and inspiration necessary to begin doing so ASAP. The skills you will learn in this training will be highly relevant and valuable for a variety of settings you will find yourself in from here on out. This training will allow you to bring a holistic and embodied perspective to educational and recreational volunteer work/jobs now and in the future. NO TEACHING OR YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

To find out more, join Shira Engel and Leigh Stewart for a FREE YOGA CLASS this Friday at 2pm in Fayerweather and we’ll answer all your questions!

Date: Friday, January 25
Time: 2 pm
Place: Fayerweather

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!

stew/dent for ’em: PUSH: The Politicized Workings of Birth in America

The student forum train just keeps on rolling here at Wesleying. Since this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve felt like you could have a pretty wide-spanning education just on student forums (seriously: look at the master list), isn’t it about time someone hopped on raising the credit limit? Anyway. By the power of Hannah Cressy ’13, I give you FGSS420:

Introducing PUSH: The Politicized Workings of Birth in America (a spring student forum)

Birth is the largest healthcare cost in America, and the reason that most of us have already been hospitalized at least once.  Most of us will either make a baby or watch it happen during the next twenty years, yet most people remain uneducated on this nearly ubiquitous experience until they or their partners become pregnant.  This student forum will provide a space for examination of the history and politics of childbirth in America through a feminist/anthropological lens, with a focus on the medicalization of the birth process and its differing effects on populations according to race, class, location, language, disability, criminality, ethnicity, and sexuality, among other intersectional factors.  The class will meet once per week, and provide 1 credit in FGSS. Many documentaries, discussions, potlucks and field trips await!

Informational meeting: FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th at 4 PM in Espwesso Cafe.

Contact Hannah Cressy ’13 (hcressy@wes) or Kelsey Henry ’15 (khenry@wes) for more information.

Informational Meeting: Friday, January 25th
Time: 4 PM
Place: “Espwesso” “”Café””

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