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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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Book Artists Take Action: Open House in Special Collections & Archives

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library invite you to view a collection about activist book artists:Image: Strange Fruit by John Risseeuw, 2002

During the open house, the work of activist book artists will be available for browsing in the Davison Rare Book Room.  Among the artists’ books on display will be work connected to the contemporary movements featured in the Davison Art Center exhibition, Artists Take Action (which includes three portfolios from SC&A), as well as related causes. Boom!: a Summary of the Paper Landmine Print Project by John Risseeuw (Tempe, AZ: Cabbagehead Press, c2011) is printed on paper made by the artist from the clothing of landmine victims.  Julie Chen’s Memento (Berkeley, CA: Flying Fish Press, c2012), a tiny book in a locket, is described by the artist as evoking “the fragility of the book and the power of reading.”  Memento is part of the The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which commemorates and laments the bombing of a street of booksellers in Baghdad on March 5, 2007.  Occupy Your Wallet by Emily Artinian (Wilmington, DE, 2012), is a collection of images from the Occupy movement, each presented in credit card form.

No registration required; for information contact SC&A at (860) 685-3864 or sca[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 4:15-6 p.m.
Place: Davison Rare Book Room inside Olin’s Special Collections & Archives

“Why Wesleyan?” Forum Tonight

President Roth at a forum last Fall.

Andrew Trexler ’14 and Michael “President” Roth ’78 want to know what on Earth you’re doing here.  Want to let them know? Your chance is tonight.

“As an elite liberal arts institution, Wesleyan can often look very similar to its peers (whoever they are). And yet, we at Wesleyan generally believe that Wes is unique, is the best. What is it that distinguishes us from our peer schools? What are our comparative strengths, and what are our comparative weaknesses? In other words, why Wesleyan? And how can we improve?” We hope that you can join us and give your recommendation for Wesleyan’s future.

Attendance at events like these proves to administrators that students care and want to have a voice.  So if you have the chance, prove it.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 7:00PM
Place: PAC 002
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Stethoscope [Gently] Presses You to Help ’em Publish

Wesleyan’s Stethoscope Press has brought you entirely student-published literature, artwork, and appropriate Wesleying post images for more than a year and a half now. Piers Gelly ’13 hopes you’ll give back:

Stethoscope is doing a fundraiser to pull together some last minute funds! Our books are mostly written and about to go to print, but we’re a few dollars short.

We’ll also be doing a bake/d sale at Zonker Harris Day.

With a description this succinct, what’s not to love? …the description, you say? Ugh, rude. Here’s a little more, from the Indiegogo site:

Each year, we select several writers who work one-on-one with an editor to produce a book of original work. This year, we’re printing five books: a novella, a collection of poems, two collections of short stories, and a book of essays. […]

Please consider donating to Stethoscope! Any amount, however small, means a lot. It costs $4.40 to print one copy of any one book, so by donating just $10, you’ll be funding two whole books. For $22, you’ll be supporting one copy each of all five books.

We are offering some great rewards for donations. Take a look!

Show your support to Stethoscope by next Monday, Aprill 22, if you’d like to help out.

Split Estate Film Screening and Fracking Discussion


Climate Ambassadors, Wesleyan’s hot new climate justice group, is heating up the campus faster than greenhouse gas emissions are heating up the planet:

Climate Ambassadors is hosting a screening of Split Estate followed by a discussion with State RepresentativeMatt Lesser ’07 and Ariana Shapiro, an anti-fracking activist who has organized civil disobedience demonstrations against the natural gas industry in upstate New York.

Come to learn about and discuss the issues of hydro-fracking on a state and national scale, as well as how Wesleyan is complicit in this unjust industry.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Downey House 113
Facebook: Link

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The Moral Path: Five Steps Towards (real) Educational Equity in Connecticut

From Andy Ribner ’13:

Jacob Werblow, Ph.D., began his professional career as a 6th grade teacher of some of the most beautiful children enrolled in one of the largest, most segregated public schools in Los Angeles. Since then, he has been committed to social justice through working with youth from urban schools. He is a licensed teacher and administrator, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2007. Inspired by the work of Dr. Barbara Clark, who studied aesthetic education at Harvard University, Jacob is deeply involved in teaching courses that use the arts to engage students in local middle schools.

The emphasis of Jacob’s research focuses on school equity and effectiveness, student success, and curriculum based measurement.

Jacob is an advisor to the CT Center for Nonviolence, a board member of CT NAME (National Association of Multicultural Educators), and a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He rides his bicycle to work.

Date: Tomorrow, April 16
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
Cost: Free

The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture: Sex, Gender and Public Life

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You might hear the terms “sex” and “gender” tossed around quite a bit at Wesleyan— but why exactly do these continue to be such pressing issues in our country’s public sphere?  Alanna Greco ’13 invites you to, perhaps, find out why, as the 26th annual Diane Weiss memorial explores this topic :

The Diane Weiss ’80 Memorial Lecture is an annual FGSS lecture that
the family of one of the first Women’s Studies majors at Wesleyan
endowed in her memory. This year, “Sex, Gender and Public Life”
explores both why sex and gender remain such persistent issues in the
U.S. public sphere, and also why they remain persistently separated
from issues of government and economics in that same public
discourse.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Pac 001
Cost: Free