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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!

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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Eric + Erica, Jack & Katie at Westco Cafe

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Dream-pop duo Eric + Erica want you to know they are a’comin:

Durham, NC based Dream-Pop duo Eric + Erica are excited to bring their music to Wesleyan campus for the first time.
Have a listen here + there’s this.

They promise autoharp, keyboard, singing, and slow motion soft dance beats. There may or may not be Free Pizza.

More info about Eric + Erica after the jump. 

Opening Reception: Oral Fixations by Julia Randall

78877_2_600The folks over at the CFA invite you to an opening reception:

From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall’s drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as “the threshold of the id,” and her works are “simultaneously erotic and humorous, beautiful and repulsive.” The exhibition title nods towards Sigmund Freud’s theory of oral-stage fixation, but Ms. Randall’s often monumental drawings go beyond
psychoanalysis, presenting surreal, sensual, even visceral images, while surprising with a sense of humor.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 5-7pm
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: Free!

Call for Artists and Creative Minds who are Interested in Social Justice

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The one and only Francesca Moree ’14 wants to join forces with you:

Shoulder to Shoulder is a Wesleyan student group devoted to raising awareness about Homelessness in Middletown and the U.S. They’re excited to be hosting a variety of events throughout the month of April, making it Wesleyan’s Homelessness Awareness Month!

Shoulder to Shoulder is looking for students who are interested in helping to design a campus art installation that will go up during the month of April as a part of Homelessness Awareness Month. 

Some thoughts that have been thrown around include life-size cardboard portraits placed around campus, depicting actual Middletown residents experiencing homelessness, a photo display depicting the belongings Wesleyan students would choose to carry with them if they were homeless, and many more ideas!

The goal is to have a team working on this project so that no one individual has to shoulder the creative and constructive burden.  The installation/art piece would likely be displayed in the last two weeks of April.

Please contact Francesca Moree at fmoree[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re interested in being involved with this exciting project!  No art experience required (I’m nowhere near a studio art major).  I’m just looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about helping Wes students engage with an important issue area in a novel way.

What: Contact Fran if interested!
Date: ASAP
Place: Over the emailwaves/all over campus

Volunteer at the Shasha Seminar on “The Novel”

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Shapiro Creative Writing Center Director Amy Bloom ’76 wants your help:

Volunteers needed for the 2014 Shasha Conference for Basic Human Concerns on Saturday, April 5th.

We are in need of student volunteers to direct registrants and accompany speakers. Contact Senior Fellow Izzy Rode at irode[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information!

Website here.