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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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Silver Ribbon Luncheon: Mental Disorder and the Modern World

forwebsitesrlAletta Brady ’15 writes in to offer you some free pizza and other food for thought tomorrow.

Crazy, Sick, or Evil? Mental Disorder and the Modern World

Gary Greenberg will be speaking for the Silver Ribbon Luncheon (SRL) Series tomorrow. We are really excited to have him – he is a practicing psychotherapist in Connecticut who calls attention to the social nature of disease. He says that “the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is not a medically or scientifically valid text, but rather a “strange chimerical document” whose definitions of pathology change with shifting social values–as was evidenced by homosexuality’s overlong tenure on its pages.”

Join us tomorrow in 41 Wyllys Room 113 from 12-1 for pizza and good conversation with Gary Greenberg.

Date:  Tuesday, April 1
When: at noon
Where: 41 Wyllys Room 11
Pizza?: Yes.

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. 

Call for Papers from the Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies

Got any papers you are proud of? Ethan Currie ’15 wants them!

The Undergraduate Journal of Social Studies is currently accepting papers for its Spring 2014 edition. Please submit papers from any social science to either ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or through the publication website itself. We will accept submissions until Wednesday, April 9.

When: Now until Wednesday, April 9th
Where: Electronically at ujsswesleyan[at]gmail[dot]com or here.
Cost: Your papers!