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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



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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)

Drawing Co-op First Meeting


From Alexis “Yunseo” Moh ’15:

Drawing Co-op is having their first meeting today in the drawing studio (AWKS 105) from 4:30-6:00! No experience/skills necessary, supplies provided.

And this year we have paint!

Date: Today
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: AWKS 105

Music Monday at Red & Black feat. Alma’s Engine

From the melodic Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14:

In the words of Robbie DeRosa, “Music Mondays are the most fun one can have on campus other than friday nights and The Tour de Franzia. {Who can argue with that?!] Alma Sanchez-Eppler is one of our fave student performers- her alternate guitar tunings and beguiling voice always make us happy. Her songs can be happy, yet world weary ..and she can incite the listener into social awareness at the same time. [Damn.} Come enjoy a grilled sandwich and a fruit smoothie – or if the weather turns, maybe try a specialty coffee drink. [Why wait?!} Either way – show up between 6:00 and 6:45 and be enchanted by Alma .”

Date: TODAY, September 23rd
Time: 6:00PM – 6:45PM
Place: Red & Black Cafe
Cost: Free! (unless you’re feeling that specialty coffee drink)

Venture for America Information Session

Venture-for-America-and-DecisionDeskCourtesy of Rosy Capron ’14:

Imagine a job that teaches you valuable skills, encourages creativity, and contributes to social good. Now imagine that it’s in a low-cost city (no NYC/LA/Boston rents to pay!) with a supportive group of peers and mentors. This may sound like a dream, but Venture for America makes it a reality, and they’re coming to campus for an info session this Monday!

VFA is a nonprofit organization that matches high-achieving college grads with start-up companies around the country. After a summer intensive training program and two years of exciting, enlightening work, VFA fellows come away with the knowledge and experience to succeed as entrepreneurs and to potentially start their own businesses, thereby contributing to job creation and economic growth.

This is an opportunity for students from all majors (not just Computer Science and other subjects your mom begged you to study), and no prior experience with business is required.

Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave, Olson Commons (First Floor)

et. al’s First Meeting

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et. al, Wesleyan’s only current all-fiction print publication, is having its first editors’ meeting tomorrow, Monday the 23rd, at 8pm in the Writing House common area. If you have any interest in submitting fiction, editing fiction, working some layout design or seeing my beautiful face, I implore you to come. We’ll be discussing and creating editorial procedures, submission guidelines and whatever other relevant things come up. There will be Cards Against Humanity after. In the words of Jack Spira16, “we gonna have ourselves a baller-ass time.” Can’t make it? No worries; shoot an email to either jigreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jspira[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. 

Date: Monday, September 23rd
Time: 8pm
Place: Writing House (202 Bumblefuck Washington Street)

Precision Dance Company Auditions

From Stellar ‘in-her-moccasins’ Levy ’15:

Precision Dance Company is looking for new members! This year marks our 20th anniversary, and we want you to help us celebrate in style.

All levels of experience welcome! No need to prepare anything, just come ready to move.

Precision Dance Company is made up of two separate groups:

TROUPE is the hip hop division of the company which puts on a semi-annual performance in a party setting and performs a range of styles including house, waacking, locking, and tons of twerking.

ENSEMBLE is the company’s contemporary division which puts on an annual show in the ’92 Theater each Spring. Pieces are original and generally contemporary, but also have some modern, ballet, tap, and jazz flair for good measure.

Audition dates and times are as follows:

Punchline Auditions


Regen Routman ’16 writes:

Does life bewilder you? Do you often find yourself wondering what the deal is with airline food? Have you ever had a sexy dream involving Louis CK? if you answered yes to any of these questions, then PUNCHLINE! is the thing for you.

Come and audition for Wesleyan’s only/best/first/last/funniest STAND-UP COMEDY collective.

Bring: MAXIMUM 4 minutes of jokes/story/whatever
No experience necessary!

Callbacks will take place WEDNESDAY (9/25) at the WESTCO OPEN MIC.


  • Saturday (tomorrow) from 2-4pm in 41 Wyllys, rm 112
  • Monday from 8-10pm in Downey House, rm 113