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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

 

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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Wesoftball Knocks It Out of the Park

Jill Gately '15 and Susan Pardo '16

Perhaps the title reads a bit cheesy, but how else can you describe a team that went on to sweep Hamilton this past weekend and tie the longest win streak in program history through shining moments like the three-run homer off the bat of Jill Gately ’15 in the second game of the series?

Not surprisingly, given their streak, Wesleyan Softball executed some other pretty impressive achievements throughout their current streak, including the honor of NESCAC Player of the Week awarded twice to Allee Beatty13. Though Beatty couldn’t reel in the distinction for the third time in a row and sweep the title from the season’s start, Susan Pardo ’16, one of Wesleyan’s freshest young talents, carried the team to their first receipt of NESCAC Pitcher of the Week this season. With Pardo’s brilliance on the mound, racking up 24 strikeouts and a three-hitter over the weekend, such an accolade seems the first of many in her career.

This afternoon, Wesleyan has a chance to break the longest win streak in program history against Coast Guard at 4:30 p.m. at home, and follows up with a double header this Saturday against Williams at home as well. Though Softball in 40 degree weather has always bewildered me as a southerner, I’d encourage everyone to lend their support to the team as they close in on this historic moment. Speaking of streaks, Beatty, too, looks to continue a streak of her own from the batter’s box, currently standing at 17 consecutive games hitting. More impressive stats and WesPregame’s interview with Allee Beatty ’13, one of Wesleyan Softball’s senior captains for the 2013 season, after the jump!

Next Game: Today (Wednesday, April 3rd)
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Softball Field (adjacent to Freeman)

Short Talk by Bon Appetit Fellow Followed by Q & A Session

Food Friends~

WesFRESH, Wesleyan’s food policy group, wants to chat about food with you and Bon Appetit’s East Coast Fellow:

Calling all fungivores, piscivores, frugivores, insectivores, detritivores, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and heterotrophs of any kind! Nicole Tocco, the East Coast Fellow of Bon Appétit Management Company (our food provider) is coming to campus this week on a campaign to talk food, and we’ve decided to take her up on it! We’re hosting an open discussion and Q&A, so come with questions, criticisms, and thoughts on our food system. This is a rare chance to talk about your thoughts or critiques with someone on the inside. Don’t miss this chance to get the inside scoop and ask any questions you may have about organic food, agriculture, food policy and how Bon Appetit incorporates these considerations into their business.

When: 7pm-8pm. Wednesday, April 3rd
Where: PAC001
Who: Nicole Tocco, East Coast Fellow for Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation
Why: We all eat food… And our current food system is in need of change. We are the ones who need to change it!

Colloquium: “Walking with the Scratch Orchestra”

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Monica Tinyo ’13 reminds you that you can learn about some rad experimental music here at Wes as part of this conference on notation:

Michael Parsons has been active since the 1960s as a composer, performer and writer on new music. He belongs to a generation of English musicians who have explored a range of radical alternatives to mainstream tendencies. In the 1960s he became interested in the work of John Cage and David Tudor and other composers of the New York school. In London in 1969 he was co-founder of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental collective of musicians, artists, performers and improvisers from diverse backgrounds. Informed by ideas arising from Fluxus, the work of Cage and other experimentalists, they developed an open-ended approach to sound and performance, challenging traditional boundaries and definitions of music.

Michael Parsons will talk about his experience of the Scratch Orchestra, its social context and evolution, and how it has influenced his subsequent work. He will introduce a participatory performance of his Walking Piece, a spatial event originally composed for the Scratch Orchestra in 1969.

Date: Tomorrow, April 3rd
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: MS301
Cost: Free!

Italian Movie Screening: Andata+Ritorno (Round Trip)

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Looking for a lovely way to spend your Wednesday evening? Grad student Andrea Ballanti wants you to come see Andata + Ritorno:

A dynamic, fresh movie, a romantic italian comedy full of jokes from the same director of “Santa Maradona.” There is again the actor Libero De Rienzo, this time playing the main character. Beside him, the Spanish, but Italian-speaking actress, Vanessa Incontrada.

“Love doesn’t exist.”
“That’s why we make it.”

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Place: Fisk 302
Cost: Free

Wesleyan Melodrama Auditions

Buster Keaton ’15 liked to satirize melodramas. Brett Keating ’15 likes to direct them:

Come audition for The Wesleyan Melodrama! The Melodrama is back this year, with more gettin’ crunk than ever.* And Beyoncé. Lots and lots of Beyoncé. Auditions will be held tonight from 6-8 and tomorrow from 5-7 in the Nics Lounge. Come prepared with a song (or not) and be prepared to be funny (or not.)

NO theater experience necessary.

*–Not sponsored by 2nd Stage.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 6-8 PM; Wednesday, 5-7 PM
Place: Nics Lounge
Space is the Placebook: facebook

Author Colum McCann @ Russell House

The last time Colum McCann was scheduled to come to campus, his reading was Colum McCancelled. Thankfully, Maxwell Bevilawhatever ’12 reports that it’s been Colum McRescheduled:

Come to Russell House this Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 to see author, Colum McCann.

Colum McCann most recent book, Let The Great World Spin, was described by Esquire as the first major post-9/11 novel. The book received awards in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including the 2009 National Book Award in the United States, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2011 IMPAC/Dublin International Award. McCann’s other novels include ZoliDancer, and This Side of Brightness. His work has appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris Review, and other publications, and he writes often for newspapers and periodicals in the United States and Europe.

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Russell House
Cost: Free