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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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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Film Series: Princess Mononoke

1997. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. Animated. 134 min.

To rid himself of a demon’s curse, a young prince must travel to a faraway land where fierce war wages between Nature and Man. Master animator Miyazaki (Spirited Away, the upcoming The Wind Rises) crafts a beautiful Shintoist vision of ancient Japan, where giant gods and spirits roam the land.

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

Auditions for “Highway Alive: A Concept Album” a Senior Musical Thesis

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From Lindsay Schapiro ’14:

We enter the home and mind of Bruce Springsteen as he rises to international super-stardom in the 1980s. Except he may not really be Bruce Springsteen. And this may never have happened.

We are looking for actors, singers, visual artists, filmmakers, drunk concert-goers, clothing designers, experts in American, Sexuality, Race, Epic Theater Studies, and of course 1980’s Aficionados welcome.

This show dabbles in the immersive and experimental realms so all talent is encouraged.

Concert Committee Info Session

An invitation from Chelsie Green ’14:

Did you know that a fairly large sum is given to Concert Committee every year for any student to book a concert? Are you interested in booking a concert but don’t know how to? Come see us this Friday at 5pm in PAC 001!

Date: Friday, January 24 (tomorrow!)
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: PAC rm. 001

Be The Art Accepting Submissions

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An exciting opportunity from Yiyang Wang ’15:

Be The Art is an exhibition in Zilkha Gallery that showcases artwork created by students of color. The opening reception is on February 20th and we need your work by February 1st (preferably asap)! This year, we’re accepting photos, paintings, drawings, sculptures, music, and videos so if you or anyone you know is interested, fill out this googledoc.

“Be the art you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi definitely said this

Date: NOW until February 1st, 2014
Place: the google
Cost: absolutely nothing

Audition for The 24-Hour “Let’s ‘Beak’ Canary Cancer!” Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24

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Russell Goldman ’17 writes:

“KGB Presents: The 24-Hour ‘Let’s Beak Canary Cancer!’ Benefit Concert & Variety Show Telethon: Hour 24” is a new theatrical project written and directed by the dream-cream of Solomon Billinkoff ’14 and Russell Goldman ’17.

The show centers around the final hour of a 24-hour public-access telethon to benefit canary cancer. The players in this program include the hosts, the network executives, the wisecracking janitor (with a secret!), and all of the varied disturbed, spectacular, and arousing performers that permeate this very-last-ditch effort.

Bring something funny to show us–a monologue, a joke, an interesting anecdote, whatever you want–but try to be physically active in your presentation. If you can sing, also bring a song. If you can dance, please tell us you can dance in a song. We will have sides for you to choose from at the audition, and we may ask you to do a cold read for a specific part against your will.

  • DATE?: Thursday, January 23rd, and Friday, January 24th
  • TIME?: 4:30-7:30pm
  • PLACE?: Jones Room