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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

 

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)
Facebook 

Film Series: Grey Gardens

1975. USA. Dir: Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer. Documentary. 100 min.

Though they set out to make a film about Jackie O., the Maysles Brothers came upon two eccentric relatives named Edie living in a dilapidated mansion filled with cats, raccoons, and years of nostalgia. The Edies prove to be un- forgettably complex subjects, as full of life as they are scarred and codependent.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Yoga U: Create Your Own Home Practice WORKSHOP

From Shira Engel ’14:

This 2-hour-long workshop will equip you with the skills, inspiration, and knowledge to lead your own yoga classes for your own beautiful selves and bodies. DIY Yoga will empower you to create your own home practice for those days when WesBAM! classes don’t fit into your schedule or for when you want to freestyle it on your mat, but safely and effectively.
Together, we will move, breathe, and discuss the best and most effective ways for starting your own practice and moving like yourself.
This workshop costs $10 and is payable by student account. Email Shira at sengel01[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with your name, WesID, and any questions/requests to reserve a spot and receive your included copy of Yoga U: The College Student’s Tools for Balanced Living, an 100-plus page e-book on personalizing the yoga practice at no extra charge!

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room
Cost: $10
Facebook: Event page!

Model United Nations Informational Meeting

Leslie Knope Denmark

If you thought your Model UN days ended with high school, think again my friends. If adults in Pawnee, Indiana can appreciate this fine activity, you will probably find unbounded joy in dominating a moderated caucus in college. Want to know what that means?  Sadichchha “Not A Freshman Anymore” Adhikari ’16 will tell you!

Can’t stop thinking about nukes? Want to express your love for politics? Want to improve your public speaking skills?!?!?!??! Look no further, Model UN is the place for you! Come to the semesters first informational meeting this Saturday. It’ll be a short meeting to give you an idea of what MUN is like at Wesleyan.

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 110
Cost: (her words, not mine) FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Facebook: Right here

WeSlam Presents The Prop Slam

Aziza

First slam of the spring! Fuck the rules! WeSlam’s rewriting them this time around. This slam, as the title states, is a prop slam. Did that rule about not being able to use props dissuade you from slamming before? This is your time. Prop away. Eat a sandwich in a poem about sandwiches; caress a stapler in a poem not about staplers – any prop is welcome!

If that’s not enough cause for excitement, the incredibly talented Aziza Barnes will be featuring! A member of the 2011 & 2012 NYU slam team, which placed first at CUPSI, the national collegiate poetry slam, Aziza is the winner of the 2013-2014 NYU Gallery Prize for Radical Presence in Black Contemporary Art and has a chapbook, me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, published through Button Poetry. Basically, she’s a rock star – check her out here.

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

Talking Healthcare with Chris Murphy – Saturday at 11:30 AM

meet-chris-murphy-the-freshman-senator-on-a-personal-crusade-against-the-nraThis just in from Ben Florsheim ’14, whose stylish new haircut is matched only by his stylish new jacket:

Join WesDems, Wesleyan Young Advocates, and the Community Health Center for a conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy about the Affordable Care Act, getting covered, and other topics. Bring your questions about healthcare and Chris’s other work in the Senate. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Chris Murphy was elected to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate in 2012 after serving three terms in Congress. He is a leading voice for progressive causes and is currently the youngest senator.

Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (ESC184)