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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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Film Series: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962. USA. Dir: John Ford. With James Stewart, John Wayne. 123 min.

In a town terrorized by the titular outlaw, an educated lawyer and an individualistic frontiersman strike up uneasy friendship in the name of peace and progress. Western master Ford uses flashbacks to detail a thrilling, cynically self-reflexive commentary on American mythology.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WestCo Disco

Michael Vaughan ’16 wants you to shake ‘all that:’

The Westco Disco aims to bring a sexy, sweaty, underground night club to the basement of WestCo. Wesleyan DJs will be spinning dance music in the Westco Cafe from 10pm to 2am. Come dance. All. Night. Long.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 10PM to 2AM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Lunchbox Sketch Comedy Auditions

Lunchbox PosterAre you funny? Have people told you lately that you’re funny? Most importantly, have I told you lately that I love you? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then come and audition for Lunchbox, Wesleyan’s Sketchiest Comedy Group!

We write and workshop comedic sketches, rehearse them, and then perform them in front of a highly judgmental jury of our peers.

No need to prepare anything! We will ask you and a partner to read a two-person sketch!

  • WHEN?: Saturday (TOMORROW) from 12-2pm; Monday from 9-11pm
  • WHERE?: Nicolson Lounge.
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

If you want to audition but cannot make any of the audition times, please send an email to sbillinkoff(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Audition for Avenue Q

Lucy obviously copied my VMA outfit…

Avenue who? Avenue Q! From Hannah “DJ Hannah Rimm” Rimm ’15:
From the folks who brought you Spring Awakening and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, in cooperation with Second Stage, comes a raunchy puppet musical! Audition to be part of a cast that includes Lucy the Slut, Christmas Eve, and Gary Coleman. Try out this Saturday and Sunday in the Memorial Chapel Rehearsal Room. For the audition please prepare a short song and monologue (preferably comedic). Sign up for an audition time on Facebook or at this link. Questions can be directed to slmartin(at)wes.
Date/Time: Saturday 9/7 from 2-5 and Sunday 9/8 from 6:30-9:30
Place: Memorial Chapel Meeting/Rehearsal Room

Audition for The Seagull

seagullFrom the very theatrical Grace Herman-Holland ’15:

Audition for this semester’s Theater Department faculty production, directed by Yuri Kordonsky! If you want to familiarize yourself with the play, you can read it here.

Auditions will be held in the East Room at the CFA Theater Studios on Saturday September 7th (12 pm-5pm) and Sunday September 8th (12 pm-5pm). Please sign up for one 15-minute timeslot on the callboard posted at the entrance to the Theater Studios in the CFA. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday September 9th (6pm-9 pm) and Tuesday September 10th (6 pm-9 pm).

Performances will be November 13th-16th.

Please prepare one memorized monologue of approximately three-four minutes in length.

This audition is open to anyone on campus, regardless of age, academic major, or theater experience. Please feel free to contact Yuri Kordonsky at ykordonsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Grace Herman Holland gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions!

Performing in the theater department production is a course, and all participants receive full credit. It is also a requirement for the theater major, and for a senior honor thesis in acting.

Date: Tomorrow, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th
Time: 12pm-5pm
Place: East Room at the CFA Theater Studios