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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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Puppetry Workshop

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From Erinn Roos-Brown:

Have you ever wondered “who are those people behind the puppets and can I do it too?” Then this is your chance! Come to a free workshop with the puppeteers from “Who’s Hungry?” (a CFA Theater production). Get up close and personal with these performers and learn about how they turned oral histories about food insecurity into theatrical performance.

Open to all, no puppetry or theater experience required.

Two workshop sessions available: Monday 9/30 from 7-10pm and Tuesday 10/1 from 2:30-4:30pm.

Date: Monday, Sept 30 and Tuesday, Oct 1
Time: 7-10 p.m. (Monday) and 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)
Place: Zilkha Classroom 106

Stethoscope Press Is Looking For Writers

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Alec Harris ’14 has this to say about Stethoscope Press:

We are now accepting submissions of book proposals and chapbook manuscripts!

All class years and levels of experience are encouraged to submit!

All genres encouraged—seriously!

Poetry! Fiction! Memoir! Cook books! Graphic novel! Novella! Musical score!

If you’d like to pitch a book—a yearlong project you’ll undertake with an editor from the press—please send a proposal describing your vision for your project and a five-page sample of your work to stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com, along with your name and class year.

or:

If you already have a chapbook-length (20-50 page) manuscript on hand and if you’d like to edit it with one of our editors and see it run in a beautiful limited edition this fall please submit it to stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com, along with your name and class year.

DUE DATE: Monday, September 30th.

Be Mindful: A Spiritual Course

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I took this course last semester and it was fantastic. You should definitely take it if you have the time. If not, make time for it!

From Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme ’16:

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites you to be mindful of mindfulness for a non-credit six-week course:

Feeling stressed, looking for spirituality? Here is a solution for you.

During this 6-week non-credit course, students will be introduced to various techniques of mindfulness practice and spiritual awareness, including sitting meditation and yoga. These modalities are designed to aid in stress and anxiety reduction, and when practiced diligently, may also offer opportunities for greater self-awareness and personal
development. The goal is to give students a spiritual toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. Students will gain an understanding of the roles these practices can play in leading a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

The first class is on Monday 9/30/2013 and goes from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Sign up here.

Date: Monday, September 30th, 2013
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Place: Fayerweather
Cost: FREE!