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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)

Widowspeak at Eclectic

If you missed out on tickets to see dead prez (or prefer a more alternative vibe), Brooklyn group Widowspeak will be playing Eclectic tonight, alongside Wesleyan’s own Treasure Island. Chelsie Green ’14 (hey, that rhymes) coming at you with the details:

Widowspeak is coming down up from Brooklyn this Saturday to play some
tunes. They played NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 1/22, and the reviewer
found their set “rounder, fuller, [and] more expressive” than ever
before. The material from their brand new release (from this week) is
more hard-hitting and varied than their first attempt (I’d even say
it’s better).

Film Series: Pierrot Le Fou

1965. France. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina. 110 min.

Godard – ever the trickster – mixes up gangster mythology, existential ennui, comic-book colors, musical numbers, and an emotional romance into a freewheeling narrative of lovers on the run in the French Riviera. The charismatic Belmondo and Karina become accomplices in a disorienting and exuberant cinematic assault.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Auditions for “Under Milk Wood”


The audition announcements keep rollin’ in. Nicholas Orvis ’13 brings another bomb dot com theatre opportunity:

Under Milk Wood is the only play by the incredible bard of Wales, Dylan Thomas, and an enchanting exploration of a day in the life of a small Welsh town called Llareggub. With a huge cast of beautiful characters, it’s ensemble theater at its finest.

Auditions are Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27 from 6-9 p.m. in the East Room of the Theater Studios, and a signup sheet is available NOW on the callboard in the lobby. Bringing a heightened text monologue is encouraged, but not necessary; cold reading material will be available.

Date: Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th
Time: 6-9pm
Place: East Room of the Theater Studios

Wesleyan Restoration Society – First Meeting, 1:00 PM


Come join us Saturday the 26th at Community Service House for Wesleyan
Restoration Society’s first meeting and an afternoon of most certainly back-breaking
labor! We’ll begin projects that will involve learning how to reupholster a vintage
chair and repair and refinish an antique table. At the meeting we will talk about
learning new techniques in furniture restoration and future ideas for the rest of the
semester. No experience necessary, just a willingness to work with old furniture!

Date: Saturday, January 26th
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Community Service House

Argus Info Session

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No, this isn’t that Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC thing you keep getting emails about from the Career Center. Olivia Horton ’14 writes:

Come chat with the editors of The Argus and learn how to get involved with the oldest bi-weekly college newspaper in the country. If you’re interested in writing, photography, copy editing, or layout, get at us. If your lofty journalistic aspirations aren’t enough motivation, we’ll also have snacks.

Date: Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27
Time: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114, Argus office (above Broad Street Books) respectively
Cost: Monday and Thursday nights for all of eternity

Audition for The Language Archive

The Language Archive

Miranda Haymon ’16 wants you to audition for Julia Cho’s The Language Archive:

Come audition for a whimsical, witty, and totally heartfelt play about how people do and do not communicate.

No need to prepare anything, but if you have something you’d like to show us, we’d be more than happy to listen!

Performances: May 9th-11th in the ’92 Theater.

Questions? Contact Josh Cohen ’14 at jcohen07(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and Miranda Haymon at mhaymon(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.