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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!

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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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Samsara 2013

From Anika Amin ’14:

Shakti, Wesleyan’s sexiest South Asian cultural association, is proud to present SAMSARA 2013!! Samsara is the annual South Asian cultural extravaganza featuring Wesleyan students involved in cultural dances, songs, comedy sketches, and spoken words from or pertaining to the region. This year we’re excited to be welcoming back Yale Rangeela, a fusion dance team that has performed at Samsara in the past. Our show will also feature parody sketches like “How I Met Your Auntie” and “Mami-ji” (an Indian take on ‘The Godfather’)

Come check it out! All of our proceeds go to benefit Impact India in helping provide education to children in rural areas of India, and all ticket holders will be put on a list to be V.I.P.’s at HOLI 2014!! (1 free bag of powder + access to a FastTrack line!)

Date: TODAY, November 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 9:45PM
Place: Crowell Hall
Cost: $5
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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

SoniamanzanoFrom Zaida Garcia ’15:

Maria from Sesame Street is coming to Wesleyan TODAY! Emmy award winning writer and one of America’s most influential Hispanic women, Sonia Manzano delivers a powerful debut YA novel—a coming-of-age story set in New York City’s El Barrio in 1969.

There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her Mami and Papo—her true feelings about growing up in her Spanish Harlem neighborhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who’s come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then, like an urgent ticking clock, events erupt that change everything. The Young Lords, a group of Puerto Rican activists, dump garbage in the street and set it on fire, igniting a powerful protest. When Abuela steps in to take charge, Evelyn is thrust into the action. Tempers flare, loyalties are
tested. Through it all, Evelyn learns important truths about her Latino heritage and the history makers who shaped a nation.

Infused with actual news accounts from the time period, Sonia Manzano has crafted a gripping work of fiction based on her own life growing up during a fiery, unforgettable time in America, when young Latinos took control of their destinies.

Sonia Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s, as the actress who defined the role of “Maria” on the acclaimed television series Sesame Street. Sonia has won fifteen Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named Sonia one of America’s most influential Hispanics. This is Manzano’s first novel. She lives in New York City.

Sonia will be delivering a talk on “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” tonight in Memorial Chapel. A book signing and dessert reception will follow in the Zelnick Pavillion.

Date: TODAY! November 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

SHOFCO Presents: Chapati Late Night!

From Maeve Russell ’13:

SHOFCO Chapati Late Night

It’s Thursday night. Late night to be exact. You’re either slightly inebriated, miserably plugging away at this week’s last assignment, or too tired to move after surviving yet another busy week. Whatever the case, you’re hungry. Bottom line.

You want a delicious, Indian-inspired, savory Kenyan pancake, stuffed with a decadent array of toppings. That’s right, you want LATE NIGHT CHAPATI. Good thing SHOFCO’s got you covered!

This Thursday, choose your preferred menu item below, and either pick it up from WoCoHo or have it DELIVERED to you – just EMAIL shofco[dot]chapati[at]gmail[dot]com with your order and location.

MENU and PRICING:

  • Banana Nutella – $3
    A classic combination of hazelnut, chocolate, and banana
  • Apple Cinnamon (Vegan!) – $3
    Warm apples in brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Huevos Rancheros – $5
    Mexican inspired, complete with spicy salsa and eggs
  • Veggies with Goat Cheese and Pesto – $5
    If you’re feelin’ fancy…
  • Plain – 2 for $3

Sponsored by the Adelphic Education Fund
All proceeds go to The Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya

When: Today (Thursday) from 9-12pm
Where: Women of Color House (227 Pine Street) OR WE CAN DELIVER TO YOU! Just email your order to shofco[dot]chapati[at]gmail[dot]com  with time and place. We’ll be there.
Price: $3-5 for some delicious and fresh Indian-inspired Kenyan pancakes. Talk about a damn good fusion

Screening of “Greedy Lying Bastards”

Greedy Lying BastardsFrom Aly Raboff ’16:

This Thursday (tomorrow) Climate Ambassadors is putting on a film screening of the outspoken documentary Greedy Lying Bastards.

It’s a film about the “stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite the consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem that is placing us on the brink of disaster.” The film looks at how big industry (especially Koch bros) has created a “campaign of lies” to oppose the reality of climate change.

for more info on the film, check out the website: http://greedylyingbastards.com/

The screening will be from 7-9 in Downey 113 this Thursday, come check it out!

~**There will be snacks**~

Date: TODAY! Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Place:Downey 113
Cost: FREE FREE FREE
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Magic Man || M E M E || Swordfish Doula

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From Brent Packer ’15:

Spring Fling came early.

We’re excited to bring a touch of melodic magic to Wesleyan this Thursday.

Magic Man is a synth-pop band that combines the complexities of Passion Pit with the cheerful hooks of Walk the Moon. The band has performed with Ms Mr, St. Lucia, Ra Ra Riot, Walk the Moon, and is currently touring with New Politics & Sir Sly.

Start the mental preparations for an amazing concert/ dance party.

feat. Wesleyan’s own Mikah Feldman-stein ’16 (M E M E) & Brent Packer ’15 and Jared Geilich ’15 (Swordfish Doula)

9:30 – 10:00 || SWORDFISH DOULA

10:00 – 10:30 || M E M E

10:30 – 11:30 || MAGIC MAN

Date: Thursday, Nov 21
Time: 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Place: Art House
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Venture for America Info Session and Office Hours – Today!

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Courtesy of Rosy Capron ’14, Venture for America Campus Ambassador:

Imagine a job that teaches you valuable skills, encourages creativity, and contributes to social good. Now imagine that it’s in a low-cost city (no NYC/LA/Boston rents to pay!) with a supportive group of peers and mentors. This may sound like a dream, but Venture for America makes it a reality!

VFA is a nonprofit organization that matches high-achieving college grads with start-up companies around the country. After a summer intensive training program and two years of exciting, enlightening work, VFA fellows come away with the knowledge, experience, and networks necessary to succeed as entrepreneurs and to potentially start their own businesses, thereby contributing to job creation and economic growth.