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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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The Rooks Concert

WESLEYAN POSTER

The Rooks are performing back at Wesleyan tonight! Come check them out at Alpha Delta Phi. Doors open at 9:15, and Wes bands Sky Bars and Don Froot will be opening. It’s rumored that the Spirits will make an appearance as well.

Entry is free but space is limited so show up early to make sure you get in!

Where: Alpha Delta Phi, living room
Date: Tonight, Friday Nov. 8
When: Doors open 9:15
9:30 – 10PM Don Froot
10:15 – 11PM Sky Bars
11:15 – 12:15 The Rooks
Cost: Free

Film Series: The World’s End

2013. UK. Dir: Edgar Wright. With Simon Pegg. 109 min. 

From the hyperactive minds behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comes the grand finale to their hilarious genre-bending trilogy. Five aging lads try to relive their glory days by completing the epic pub-crawl of their youth, but things seem “off” for some reason. Is it the booze? The inexorable drift of time? Maybe something more high-concept?

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

Speedy Ortiz, Ryan Power, and Neo Sora at Ecelctic

From Ethan Hill ’16:

Come to Eclectic this Friday night to see Northampton indie rock band Speedy Ortiz and their grungy blend of guitars, thoughtful lyrics, and 90s sensibilities. The much buzzed-about band, featuring Wesleyan graduate Darl Ferm ’12 on bass, is coming to Wesleyan with much anticipation after an unfortunately cancelled show at Earth House last spring. Playing with Speedy Ortiz will be Burlington, VT experimental pop musician Ryan Power.

SPEEDY ORTIZ – grungy northampton indie rock
RYAN POWER – weirdo vermonter pop
NEO SORA – ambient fun

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Date: Friday, Nov 8
Time: 10PM
Place: The Eclectic Society

Humble Tripe at Buttonwood Tree

Pushing the boundaries of folk-Americana, Humble Tripe moves from songwriter to symphony, resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension, and space on their upcoming sophomore album, The Giving.

In celebration of their latest work, Humble Tripe’s Shawn Luby, a nationally recognized classical guitar player in his youth, and Berklee School of Music graduate Stud Green return to Middletown for a special acoustic performance of their album at the Buttonwood Tree.

Date: Friday, Nov 8
Time: 8PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street
Cost $10

Terpsichore Fall Show

Courtesy of Caroline Shadle ’16:

Terpsichore is back y’all and you won’t want to miss this semester’s show! This fall’s completely student-choreographed show features a wide range of dances from breaking, to hip-hop, to contemporary…(and there might even be some twerking). So come out next Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th to the World Music Hall to see the show!
The shows are happening FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH AT 7 AND 10 PM AND SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH AT 1 PM.
Tickets are on sale now for $4 at the Box Office in Usdan so get them soon!
Be there.
Tickets go fast.
Dancing is hot.

Showtimes:
Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 PM
Place: World Music Hall (Center for the Arts)
Cost: $4, Usdan Box Office

Wes Bike Co-op First Meeting!

From Rachel Connor ’14:

Come to the regenerated Wesleyan Bike Co-op’s first meeting! Formerly known as L.E.G.I.T., the bike co-op has tools and a bike room, and will meet for workdays and bike-fixing skill-shares.
Even if you don’t know the difference between a tube and a tire (or if ya do), bring your bike or just yourself and lets get greasy.

Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: UOC (On High Street, next to Eclectic)