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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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DJ Rashad at Eclectic

1467-artist-266-1366-image-detailFrom Chelsie Green ’14: 

DJ Rashad is a Chicago-based footwork artist. Part of the Teklif crew, this guy has been receiving accolades from critics and music  biddies since his debut album Double Cup dropped in October. His set will be two hours long — you best be dancin for the entirety of it.

He got in a car accident on his way to the airport in September when this show was originally scheduled. Let’s hope he gets here this time…

Our own Watson Frick will be opening the show at 10pm. He’ll be soothing you like your baby bottle never could. The show will not be in the ballroom so if you want to see it, get there early.

Date: Friday, 2/7
Time: 10:00 PM -1:30 AM
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Film Series: Cool Runnings

1993. USA. Dir: Jon Turteltaub. With Leon, Doug E. Doug. 98 min. 

Celebrate the start of the Winter Olympics (or your boycott thereof) by recalling a simpler time: when we all cheered on a rag-tag team of Jamaican athletes who, with the help of John Candy, became unlikely bobsledders. You’ll smile, you’ll laugh, you’ll boo the East Germans.

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

Bayit Shabbat

BayitTalia Bauer ’15 writes in:

Thinking about living in the Bayit next year? Lived in the Bayit before and have wisdom to share? Just feel like some free home-made dinner? Come to BAYIT SHABBAT for Bayit-resident-led services and/or Bayit-resident-cooked dinner, to ask or answer questions about living in the house, to see the space if you haven’t already, to reunite with past housemates, or to just hang out and see how cool everyone is who lives/has lived in this glorious edifice (that’s right, we use fancy words). Services are at 6, dinner is at 7:30, come to either or both! All are welcome. This is a regular Shabbat PLUS the opportunity for prospective Bayit-goers to ask their questions in an informal setting. See you there!

Date: Friday, 2/7
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church Street
Cost: Free

WeSNL Wants You to Join the Cast

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Live from Middletown, CT, it’s a message from WeSNL:

Calling all actors, writers, and videomakers!

WeSNL is a brand new video sketch comedy group seeking to bring Wesleyan’s wit and humor to the interwebs! We produce weekly sketches, both on Wesleyan related issues and about funny things at large, and will also have a monthly “Weekend Update” section where we recap the past month’s most ridiculous news stories.

Leadership Luncheon: Exploring the Fight Against Prejudice

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From SALD Leadership Intern Jordan Gaynes ’14:

Join Joanne Rafferty, Associate Director of the Usdan Center, and facilitator for the World of Difference Institute, an Anti-Defamation League initiative. Learn about Joanne’s involvement, and participate in an exercise exploring how hate can escalate in society. We will discuss and think critically about ethnic, racial and religious bias, discrimination, and violence.

Lunch will be provided!

Date: Friday, February 7th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Usdan Room B25
Cost: $0

Become a Mentor with the North End Action Team

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The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:

The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!

The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
Contact: mentoringneat[at]gmail[dot]com