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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



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

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)

WITH Care [Walang Iwanan: Typhoon Haiyon Care]


An important message from Leo Enverga ’14:

The Philippines was struck by Super Typhoon Haiyan, displacing 670,000 people from their homes and affecting approximately 11 million people.

Join PINOY, Wesleyan’s Filipino Club, in raising money for UNICEF. Your support will help provide shelter, clean water and food for children in need.

1) We will be accepting donations downstairs at Usdan during lunch and dinner. “Walang Iwanan” wristbands come with a minimum donation of $5!

2) If you would prefer to donate online, you can do so by following this link: donate!

Please email Leo at fenverga(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for any inquiries or finding out how to help with Wesleyan’s relief efforts.

Maraming Salamat!

Date: November 15-December 8, 2013
Time: 11AM – 8PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: By donation, any amount

Thai Fun at Typhoon Restaurant with SHOFCO


A message from Maeve Russell ’14:

Thai food is Thai fun at Typhoon on Main Street in Middletown! 15% of proceeds go to The Kibera School for Girls through SHOFCO-Wesleyan!

Lunch and dinner through Saturday 11/16
Lunch 11:30-3 PM
Dinner 3-9 PM

Typhoon does takeout if you’re in a rush. AND is BYOB.
We all know everyone is running out of points so why not get your Thai on this weekend, all weekend?!

Date: November 15-16, 2013
Time: 11:30-9 PM
Place: Typhoon Restaurant (360 Main Street)
Cost: the price of your delicious meal

Film Series: The Big Lebowski

1998. USA. Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen. With Jeff Bridges, John Goodman. 117 min.

Spend Friday night with The Dude! The Coens’ cult classic follows the legendary white-russian-chuggin’ bowling aficionado whose stagnant life is thrown into motion when he’s mistaken for another Lebowski and suffers a tragic injustice against his beloved rug. It really did tie the room together.

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

Documentary Trolls Meeting

Radio board

Real talk though: do this. It’s going to be awesome, and Becca Seidel ’15 knows what’s up:

If you love This American Life, Radiolab, or any other programs that tell incredible stories through sound, then listen up: the trolls are emerging once again. And by that, I’m not referring to the mythological cave-dwellers, those creepy dolls with the fuzzy hair, or the ACB.

Tomorrow (Friday) at 5PM will be this year’s first meeting of the Documentary Trolls, a radio storytelling collective that began taking shape at Wesleyan last year. The purpose of the group will be to provide a collaborative space in which to create and share audio stories. We will be listening to excerpts from memorable/weird/generally cool radio stories and podcast episodes that have come out in the past few years, and we’ll use those as a starting point to discuss techniques for interviews, narration, sound design, and the use of music in radio storytelling.

Last year, the Trolls came out with a pretty sweet final product: a set of stories that aired on WESU towards the beginning of the summer. We might try to do that again, but we also might just listen to a lot of great radio stories and talk about them. Either way, it’s gonna be super low-key. No experience necessary!

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2013
Time: 5 PM
Place: WESU (above Broad Street Books – contact Becca if you’re not a WESU staff member so she can let you in.)
Contact: rseidel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Apply to Perform in Expresiónes, the Latin@ Cultural Show!

Zaida Garcia ’15 thinks you have what it takes:

Got the voice of Marc Anthony, the moves of Shakira, or the flow of
Daddy Yankee? Visited Latin America and wrote some awesome
poetry/spoken word? Know every line of your favorite telenovela? Ajùa
Campos wants YOU to perform for Expresiónes, the Annual Latin@
Cultural Show! Come celebrate Latin@ culture with us and showcase your
skills on Saturday, November 23rd. Performances in the past have
included dances, singing, skits, and spoken word. We are always
looking for creative performers!

If you are interested or have further questions, please email
Elizabeth Jauregei ’15 (ejauregui[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) by Monday, November
18th with your name, details of your act, and any equipment you need.

Start Date: TODAY, November 13th
End Date: November, 18th // 11:59PM