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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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!

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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
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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Russian Afternoon Tea and Conversation Hour

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From Marjorie Hunt ’15:

Speak Russian? Interested in Russian culture, history, or current events? Want to try some Russian cuisine? Stop by Russian House on Friday afternoon for tea, home-baked Russian cookies and great conversation!

Feel free to come by and practice your Russian if you speak Russian, or stop over and speak in English if you don’t!

Russian House is on High Street, between Earth House and Shapiro Writing Center, directly across the street from Weswings.

Date: September 27th
Time: 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Place: Russian House (163 High Street)
Cost: 0 rubles
Link: Click this.

Film Series: Hannah Arendt

2012. Germany. Dir: Margarethe von Trotta. With Barbara Sukowa. 113 min.

A first-class biopic chronicles the influential political theorist’s coverage of the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial and her bold assertion of “the banality of evil.” Yet the film itself is far from banal (and not just for CHUM/PHIL majors); it foregrounds Arendt’s inspiring passion, intelligence, and willingness to court controversy. Introduced by Leo Lensing (Professor of German and Film Studies); followed by a Q&A with Pam Katz P’16, the film’s co-screenwriter.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. FREE!

Audition for Hanna Edizel’s Senior Thesis Film at 41 Wyllys

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Tense and thrilling!

 

From Noelia Ortiz ’14:

Come audition for Hanna Edizel’s ’14‘s thesis! A tense thriller set amongst the Berlin turnpike’s illustrious 1960s-era motor lodges.

Auditions will be held:

  • Friday 9/27 5:30-7:30pm
  • Saturday 9/28 5:30-7:30pm

at 41 Wyllys, room 113.
All levels of experience are welcome! No preparation is necessary–casting male and female roles.

Hope to see you there!

Please contact us with any questions or requests for alternate audition times:

  • nnortiz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
  • hedizel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: 27 and 28 Sept. 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Place: 41 Wyllys room 113

Music, Dancing, and Food for Simchat Torah

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Courtesy of Matthew Stein ’16:

Join the Jewish community for a night of music from Wesleyan’s klezmer band Veeblefetzer, dancing led by world-renowned Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub (WHAT A MENSCH!), and free food (IT’S FREE!) Shabbat services will begin at 5:30, the festivities will start immediately afterwards at approximately 6:15, and a home-cooked Shabbat dinner will follow as usual.

Sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for Jewish Culture.

Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St)
Facebook: Here!

Spicy Food Contest @ Chinese House

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From Lynn Ma ’16:

CAN YOU HANDLE THE HEAT?!?! Chinese House invites you to the first program of the year (open to the entire Wes community) “SPICY FOOD CONTEST”!!! Chi House will serve some spicy dishes, inspired by distinct regional Chinese cuisines, and give out prizes to people who can handle the spiciness! The amount of food will be limited so arrive on time if you want to enter in the contest!

Date: Tomorrow, September 27th
Time: 6-7pm
Place: Chinese House, 34 Lawn Ave. (Across from the Butts)
Cost: Super free