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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)
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IIMPACT India Interest Meeting

unnamed-6From Romil Sharma ’16:

IIMPACT India is back for our first meeting of the semester, and we’re looking for new members! At IIMPACT, we fundraise, raise awareness, and design educational materials for a Wesleyan-sponsored school in Rajasthan, India. This semester, we have lots of things in store…guest speakers, chai sales, #workbooks. Come thru.

Date: TODAY
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: PAC 002

BLAST Dance Lessons

Ballroom-DancingFrom the Wes BLAST club:

Ever wanted to learn how to ballroom dance?

Waltz, Tango, Swing, ChaCha, Rumba, you name it, we do it! Come check it out. Wes’s BLAST club will be having our first regular dance lesson taught by a world Champ professional dancer.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: 9 p.m.
Place: Fayerweather 106

Film Series: Zaytoun

2012. Israel/UK/France. Dir: Eran Riklis. With Stephen Dorff. 110 min.

During the 1982 Lebanon War, a captured Israeli pilot forms a tentative pact with a Palestinian boy to assist each other in escaping back over the border. The pair face obstacles both internal and external on their dangerous trek. Speaker: Isaac Zablocki, Director of Film Programs at the JCC in Manhattan.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Edit: Film series is cancelled this evening due to inclement weather.

Plume Giant / Alpenglow @ Earth House

The Eart Yurt is at it again.

Plume Giant is a three-piece band from Brooklyn. The three members met in Yale and have played several shows over the last few years at Wesleyan. Once a folk trio with a penchant for catchy melodies and big choruses, they have been developing a more orchestral, synth-pop sound of late, experimenting with more instruments and textures in preparation for a new album set to drop in 2014.

Connect Kids to Real Food — FoodCorps Information Session

Join FoodCorps!

FoodCorps, nationwide service network dedicated to healthy  food, is having an information session on campus:

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.

We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, we implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Our service members:
– Teach kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from
– Build and tend school gardens
– Bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias

FoodCorps is in Connecticut! We have 12 service members are doing this work in school districts across the state. Come learn about FoodCorps, what is happening in Connecticut, and how you can get involved!

Learn more about the FoodCorps application  and about FoodCorps Connecticut. Feel free to email Syed Ali ’13 with questions at syed.ali[at]foodcorps[dot]org.

Date: Thursday, February 13th (Valentine’s Day Eve)
Time: 6:00PM
Place: Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys
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