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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



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

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)

Film Series: Boyz N The Hood

1991. USA. Dir: John Singleton. With Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube. 112 min.

Coming of age is no easy task, especially in South Central L.A. This tale of boyz and men trying to do the right thing remains as wrenching and relevant as it was 20 years ago, thanks to the effortless camaraderie among its cast and the vitality imbued by Singleton – the first Black director nominated for an Oscar (and still the youngest nominee overall).

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

Feet to the Fire Meeting


From Becca “likes-the-fresh-food” Wilton ’15:

Feet to the Fire, an initiative focused on bringing awareness to environmental issues through art, is taking a new direction beginning this semester. Formerly involved in things like First Year Matters (all those readings you had to do for orientation freshman year) and structured around a committee that met quarterly, we are moving to a more open, inclusive format.

Feet to the Fire is now being reimagined to use the arts as a catalyst to both raise awareness and engage our campus and community more deeply in sustainability issues. We are looking to support creative projects on campus and in Middletown that are interactive and informative. Some ideas that have already been proposed include:
– bench pressing the average person’s food waste
– a “knit-in” to make warm things to use less heating
– a live feed or time lapse video of crops growing in the hoop house on Long Lane shown in Usdan

Join 8-to-8!

8-to-8 Listening Service is recruiting!

Interested in joining 8-to-8, Wesleyan’s non-directive, confidential, anonymous, peer-run, and all-around amazing listening service? Come to one of our information sessions!

Meetings are Sunday at 1:00 in 41 Wyllys Room 113, Monday at 12:30 in the Usdan Multipurpose Room, and Wednesday at 4:15, also in the Multipurpose room (the basement of Usdan).

We’ll discuss our listening philosophy and mission statement as well as the interviewing/training process for interested applicants. If you can’t make the info sessions but are still interested in applying for the service, email us at eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com.

When: Sunday, February 16th, 1pm; Monday, February 17th, 12:30pm; Wednesday, February 19th, 4:15pm.
Where: Sunday – 41 Wyllys Room 113; Monday and Wednesday – Usdan B25 Multipurpose Room.