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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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Writing Certificate Informational Meeting @ 4:15 TODAY

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From Ford Fellow Piers Gelly:

Interested in the Writing Certificate? Join us at this official informational meeting!

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Stop by Allbritton 311 at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate; to speak with Certificate students and alumni; and to hear a reading by two prize-winning student writers who are pursuing the Certificate.

Refreshments both sweet and savory will be served.

Date: Today
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Student-Food Worker Coalition Meeting

rfrjAlways making the world a better place, Manon Lefevre ’14 is here again with an important message:

CALLING ALL STUDENTS WHO SEEK A STRONGER STUDENT-FOOD WORKER COMMUNITY AT WESLEYAN

Frustrated with the way Bon Appétit employees are treated by students?

Interested in trading recipes, food sustainability ideas, and chances to work with the Usdan chefs and dining hall employees themselves?

Do you want to begin a dialogue and forge an alliance with the very people who make, serve, and sell your food?

Then YOU should come to the STUDENT-FOOD WORKER COALITION MEETING! Come build bridges, forge alliances, start a dialogue.

Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Usdan Multi-Purpose Room (by the package room)
Cost: Free

Film Series: Rust and Bone

2012. France/Belgium. Dir: Jacques Audiard. With Marion Cotillard. 120 min.

It’s a tale as old as time: a marine mammal trainer maimed in an Orca-show accident recuperates by having steamy sex with a meathead bouncer and managing his underground bareknuckle fighting career. Audiard (A PROPHET) negotiates the melodramatic peaks and relatable lows of a modern romantic drama. Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

SWAG (Students at Wesleyan Avoiding Gluten) Meeting

From Rachel Sobelsohn ’17:

Calling all students who want to learn more about the gluten-free diet, want to go gluten-free, or are already gluten-free! SWAG is dedicated to increasing awareness of the gluten-free diet and its benefits, discussing the challenges of a gluten-free diet, and working to overcome those challenges. SWAG discusses the varying degrees of sensitivity of people on the gluten-free diet and what you never knew had gluten in it, along with some delicious and safe alternatives. SWAG will create a support network of other gluten-free students to share recipes, food, complaints and ideas. Bring your gluten-free lovely selves, and we’ll provide the goodies.
Interested in joining SWAG but can’t make the meeting? Email SWAGATTACK113[at]gmail[dot]com and let us know!

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
Facebook: Event page

The Intouchables Movie Screening

Olivia Chavez ’15 invites you to a movie screening:

The Intouchables is a French comedy about a wealthy man who hires a former convict to be his caregiver. A discussion will follow. Dinner will be served! Sponsored by Sign Language House, Substance Free Hall, French Hall and SALD.

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Nothing!

Us and Them: a Discussion on Middletown and Wesleyan Relations

From Janika Oza ’15:

Have you ever wondered about the relationship between Wesleyan and the Middletown community? Are you involved in Middletown through community service or work? Are you concerned about the ways in which Wesleyan does (or doesn’t) facilitate interaction with the community?
Come to an open workshop and discussion, hosted by the WesDEFs, to examine our relationship with the Middletown community and to explore positive ways to engage with our neighbours and break down the barriers between us.

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112