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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!

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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Center for Prison Education Charity Concert TONIGHT @ Psi U

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From David Whitney ’16:

Four funky bands want you to DANCE YRSELF (to a) CLEAN (record). Come think about mass incarceration while you’re dancing. Come think about educating prisoners while you’re dancing. Come think about the prison industrial complex while you’re dancing. Come support the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education at Psi U.

FEAT: SKY BARS; HONEYLUNG; DON FROOT; ARI & ARIAN.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: Doors open at 9:30
Place: Psi U
Cost: $3

Film Series: Ministry of Fear

1944. USA. Dir: Fritz Lang. With Ray Milland. 86 min.

Fresh off a stint in the loony bin, a Londoner wins a cake in a carnival “guess the weight” contest. But oh, what a foreboding pastry: the chap soon finds himself thrust into the seedy underworld of Nazi espionage. Lang’s thrilling noir sustains both an unrelenting sense of paranoia and a strangely glib sense of humor.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

FX Dance Showcase

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From the extremely talented WesCeleb Leo Enverga ’14:

Come see Fusion and X-tacy perform at the best show of the year! Fusion and X-tacy, the hottest and sexiest dance groups on campus, are pleased to present their collaborative show: FX. The best show of the year. Seriously though, it’s going to be insane. Grab a friend. Grab a lover. Grab your mom. Come party with us.

Featuring DJ Prodigy. You don’t want to miss this.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: Party starts at 10:30 PM, Performances start at 11PM
Place: Exley Lobby

Swordfish Doula, Loren Benjamin, & Jay Stolar @ BuHo

From Siri Carr ’15:

Strap on those dancing shoes and groove on over to BuHo this Saturday night for an aural experience you won’t forget. At 10pm we will be graced with the WORLD PREMIERE of Swordfish Doula (composed of the illustrious Jared Geilich ’15 and Brent Packer ’15). At 10:30pm we will rest our tired bodies to sway arm in arm to the soulful crooning of Loren Benjamin, and when the clock strikes 11, we will all bow down to the brilliance that is Jay Stolar – the glorious voice of our generation (see ya later, Miley). It’s bound to be a poppin’ lineup so cancel those lame Saturday night plans now and start making the trek to BuHo (just kidding, it’s not THAT far).

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Students & Goliath Screening with Filmmaker Alex Leff

Maya McDonnell ’16 invites you to a film screening:

The world faces accelerated climate catastrophe. If the fossil fuel industry has the most to gain – the youth have the most to lose.
But as the fossil fuel industry profits, students nationwide are taking on the fossil fuel industry head on. Based in Amherst, Massachusetts, Students & Goliath follows the divestment campaigns of five schools: Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts. Eight students lockdown and are arrested inside an energy company’s office to protest a devastating pipeline proposal. 40,000 gather in Washington, DC to demand action. Students & Goliath is the story of a generation waking up, becoming empowered, and taking the climate crisis into their own hands.

Come watch the film, meet the director Alex Leff, and join Wes, Divest for a discussion about the fossil fuel divestment movement!

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

Duke Day 2013

Come down to the WestCo Cafe and Lounge this Saturday for music, art, bubbles, VISUALS, clay building, blanket forts, and other neat and lovely activities! Brooklyn band Stone Cold Fox will be headlining the festival! Check out some of their music here. Bands will start playing in the cafe at 2pm. Facebook.

The following student bands will be performing as well:

Chef
Featherwood Bee
Borneo
Klaatu Nikto
South Station
Robert’s Don

A pinata will burst at precisely 4PM.

Date: Saturday, Nov 9
Time: 2PM to 7PM
Place: WestCo Cafe and Lounge