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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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Symposium: Archaeology and Politics

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

Come to the Archaeology and Politics Symposium featuring:

  • Epistemology and Ethics of an Activist Science at the African Burial Ground (Michael Blakey, College of William and Mary)
  • The Role of Archaeology and Community: The Shared Past of Israelis and Palestinians in the Present (Ann E. Killebrew, Pennsylvania State University)
  • The Politics of Naming and Knowing: Repatriation and Indigenous Identity (Dorothy Lippert, Smithsonian Museum)
  • The Politics of Protection (and Destruction) of Archaeological Sites in Contemporary India (Carla M. Sinopoli, University of Michigan)

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Archaeology Program, the Government Department, and Jewish and Israel Studies.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Allbritton, Room 311

Privilege, Sex, Gender, Relationships, and Policy at Wesleyan

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Tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 – 9 PM in Bennett (long live Fauver) Lounge, Rosy Capron ’14 and Brendan O’Donnell ’14 will be facilitating the final Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan discussions. The topic this week will be sex, gender, and relationships at Wesleyan.

Things that might come up include male-female ratios of faculty and students in different departments, treatment of male vs. female sports teams, gendered spaces (bathrooms, program houses, Greeks) on campus, the queer community, the privileging of males over females in admissions, services provided (or not provided, or costs not covered) at the Health Center for trans* students, treatment of queer students by faculty, staff, and students, sexual assault, and anything else you would like to discuss.

Please join us this evening for the discussion!

Date: Thursday Nov 7
Time: 7PM to 9PM
Place: Bennett Freshman Fauver Lounge

Dinner & Talk With a Yale Medical Student

An invitation from Swetha Mummini ’14:

Interested in attending medical school? Wesleyan’s American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will be hosting a talk by Ankit Kansal ’10, a current 2nd year medical student at Yale. After double-majoring in Neuroscience and Economics at Wes, Ankit joined Teach for America, and taught Biology and Chemistry for two years at a charter school. He then started Yale Medical School in 2012. If you are interested in learning more about the medical school application process and what medical school is like, come to this event. Pizza/pasta will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 7th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

Film Series: The Act of Killing

2012. Denmark. Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer. Documentary. 115 min.

The leaders of Indonesia’s 1960s genocide hubristically agree to stage Hollywood-styled reenactments of their death squad’s murders. Yet amidst the gaudy pageantry and grotesque dark humor these men gradually begin to confront their own bloody crimes. Co-Sponsored by Indonesyan and LinkAsia. Speaker: Prof. Ronald Jenkins, Theater.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

No Evidence of Disease Film Screening: Raising Awareness about GYN Cancers through Music

From Emma Kemler ’15:

Interested in women’s health care causes? The healing power of music? Come be inspired by the story of six gynecological oncologists from across the U.S. who have formed a rock band, No Evidence of Disease, to raise awareness about “below the belt” women’s cancers. No Evidence of Disease’s original music has become a lightning rod for gynecologic cancers, bringing this shockingly neglected cause out of obscurity. This boldly energizing film also focuses on the intrepid patients who struggle with their diagnoses and traumatic treatments.
Refreshments will be served and fact sheets about what every woman should know will be up for grabs!

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

The Act of Killing Film Screening

Rizky Rahadianto ’15 announces:

“This might be the most important documentary ever” – The Daily Mail
“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal, and frightening in at least a decade… it is unprecedented in the history of cinema.” – Werner Herzog
“Joshua Oppenheimer has reset the bar for tragi-comedy. As in, don’t even bother trying, Hollywood. Ever again.” Indiewire

One of the most talked about, controversial, and acclaimed films of the summer calendar is coming to the Film Series for free. Oppenheimer’s disturbing documentary centers around two Indonesian ex-squad leaders reenacting their 1960s genocidal atrocities. But there’s a twist: protected under the state and now holding positions of political power, they believe themselves to be national heroes, their reenactments exuding at first a deeply unsettling sense of pride and moral assuredness until the men slowly begin to confront their crimes.

It will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. What’s more, there will be an exclusive interview with the director presented before the film (made possible by co-sponsor LinkAsia) and a panel with professor Ronald Jenkins and Indonesian students after the film.

You. Don’t. Wanna. Miss. It.

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema
Cost: Free!