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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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Second Stage Presents: Opposable Plays

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Lindsay Schapiro ’14 invites you to come get fingered:

Fingers– what exactly are they?– how did they become that shape?– when did we as humans start using them in a sexual capacity?– why do they shake when you hold them out?– why do we crack them and they make a booming sound?– why do we put a circular object on one of them to show others that we are taken?

These are some questions explored through a collaborative theatrical event this week.

Film Screening: The Dream is Now

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Christian Hosam ’15 writes in with a great film that you should see tonight:

The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that’s being made in real time, as this debate is unfolding, by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for ‘Superman’An Inconvenient Truth). Dream gives voice to and puts a human face on the undocumented children of immigrants who are desperate to earn their citizenship and give back to the only country they’ve ever called “home.” The film also goes beyond the personal. It places these stories in a larger context and explores the consequences of continuing our current policies and maintaining the status quo – consequences not just for these young people today, but for our country’s future.

Both moving and thought-provoking, The Dream is Now brings this pressing issue to America’s attention, where we can all debate, discuss, and decide for ourselves what is right, what is fair, and what is best for our nation.

Date: Tonight!
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110

Girl Rising Screening

The incandescent Miranda Orbach ’15 writes in to let you know about a cool film screening going on Thursday evening:

Join the global campaign to educate and empower girls around the world! Come see Girl Rising, presented at Wesleyan by Half the Sky! It will be screened in Exley 150 at 8PM on May 2nd.
Check out the phenomenal trailer here.

10X10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls. At the center of the campaign is a feature film, Girl Rising. The film, by Academy Award nominated director Richard Robbins, features performances from Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others. This is a beautiful and important film that tells the stories of 9 remarkable girls from around the world and their remarkable journeys to overcome all odds and acquire an education. The film carries a powerful message: if we educate girls, we can change the future of some 66 million girls around the world who today only dream of going to school. Together, we can create powerful change. I hope you’ll join this movement with us!

Date: Thursday, May 2nd
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Exley 150
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Concert Committee Forum

The inestimable Chelsie Green ’14 invites you to an open forum at which many topics will be addressed, none of which will be booking Spring Fling:

Concert Committee is holding a forum this Thursday for anyone looking to voice concerns, suggestions, or comments relating to CC’s operation this year. If you can’t make it, feel free to email me at chelsietgreen(at)gmail(dot)com with anything you’d like to let us know.

Date: Today, May 2
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Cost: None

200 Church Karaoke Night

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Victor Goh,  Arian Dehnow, Mike Glasser, and Liz Weinstein ’16 invite you to sing your heart out:

If you want to mingle with the community, sing some songs or just grabsome Lays, we’ve got you covered. And that includes you too, the bathroom singer!! Come join us for a night of awesome Karaoke at 200Church this Thursday!

The Karaoke is open, so invite your friends and belt out songs from the likes of Beyonce and Usher! If you are shy, you can sing along without the microphones or just dance to the beats of the music.

Let’s make this the biggest Karaoke in Wesleyan so join us this Thursday 8pm for some food, music, laughter, and community!

Date: 05/02/2013
Time: 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: 200 Church
Cost: nun
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