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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!

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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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Film Series: Days of Heaven

1978. USA. Dir: Terrence Malick. With Richard Gere, Brooke Adams. 94 min.

The Tree of Life auteur poetically evokes the fleetingness of time and place with beautiful pastoral imagery. A hotheaded man on the run retreats to the countryside with his girlfriend and sister, finding seasonal work on a wheat farm and opportunistic interest in the wealthy owner. And then come the locusts…

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Need-Blind Wes Is Back

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This courtesy of Evan Bieder ’15:

After a brief hiatus, Need Blind Wes is back!

For those who don’t know, in 2012 Wesleyan terminated its need blind admissions policy. As a result, the socio-economic status of about 10% of applicants for the Class of 2017 played a role in their acceptance/rejection. Last year, many students pushed back against this new policy (through a banner dropan occupation of a Board of Trustees meetinga homecoming protest, and a number of other actions/discussions archived on the Need Blind website), but the policy was implemented nonetheless.

This discriminatory policy has already impacted Wesleyan’s socio-economic diversity. From the class of 2016 to the class of 2017 the number of students receiving financial aid decreased from 48% to 42%, the number of students receiving grant aid decreased from 44% to 37%, and the number of first generation four-year college students decreased from 16% to 13%. 

Lunchbox Presents: Live from Flavortown [homecoming sketch-comedy show]

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Do you like humor? Do you love to laugh? Do you have a soft spot for Guy Fieri?

If you answered no to the last question, then you should definitely come on out to Lunchbox’s homecoming show!

This sketch-comedy presentation will be few-holds-barred, fully-throttled, and holier-than-thy-hole.

Prepare yourself for goofs, spoofs, and maximum discomfort. You will regret every minute of it.

  • DATE?: Tomorrow (November 2nd)
  • TIME?: 8pm
  • PLACE?: Nics Lounge

Espwesso OPEN Tomorrow!

 

Courtesy of Sam Sikder ’14:

ESPWESSO WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW (11/02) FROM 9AM – 2PM FOR PARENT’S WEEKEND. Come warm up with some delicious coffee or a London Fog if you’re more a tea-fancier. Bring your parents, come hang out! Cash only.

Also, Espwesso is STILL hiring. Send your applications to jmasand[at]wesleyan.edu by November 5th!

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Basement of Allbritton (Espwesso)

WESEMINAR Art Informing Science/Science Informing Art

AH_PhoenixRisingFrom Stratton Coffman ’14:

Ian Boyden ’95, Stephanie Calvert ’08 and John Hatleberg ’79 from the Alumni Show II at the Zilkha Gallery, will discuss the ways in which scientific research has informed their work. Wesleyan science faculty members James Greenwood, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and David Beveridge, Professor of Chemistry, will respond to the works in the exhibition and comment on the role of art in their own research practice.

Moderator: Pamela Tatge ’84 P ’16, Director, Center for the Arts
[Image: Stephanie Calvert]

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Cost: FREE

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

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From Jennifer Hadley and the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Olin  Library. Over 3500 books will be offered for the bargain price of $1-$5, with special books $10+. Cash and checks will be accepted. The selection ranges from in-depth academic works to popular novels, with recent donations of books about  music, film, engineering, science, and much more. It’s always fun to browse and you never know what treasures you will find. For more information, contact libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Olin Library