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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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Film Series: Nebraska

2013. USA. Dir: Alexander Payne. With Bruce Dern, Will Forte. 115 min.

A forlorn son decides to indulge his increasingly senile father’s fantasy by driving him from Montana to Nebraska to collect a million-dollar sweepstakes prize he believes is awaiting him. On the way, an extended family reunion stirs old rivalries and sheds light on remnants of the man’s past in a hilarious and profound snapshot of Americana.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

New Mental Health Support Group at Wesleyan

This just in, a way to help yourself and everyone else:

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“Hey Wesleyan-

There was already an all-campus email sent out about the new Mental Health Support Group, but we want to make sure everyone hears about this opportunity. Brought to you by WESupport and Counseling and Psychological Services, this support group will meet on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15PM in the Solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. If you are struggling with everyday life at Wesleyan for any reasons relating to your mental health, whether you feel lonely, sad, anxious, or anything else of that nature, you should join us. This group is open to all Wesleyan students and is facilitated by trained students who will participate right along with you!
At our first meeting, next Wednesday on April 2nd, we will set the ground rules for all future meetings. The support group will maintain a policy of strict confidentiality, in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for our members.
If you are interested in joining us, email us at WESupport (at) wesleyan (dot) edu.
Hope to see you there!”
What: First meeting for the Mental Health Support Group
Date:  Today, Wednesday the 2nd
When: 6:15pm
Where: The Solarium on the 2nd Floor of the Davidson Health Center

Bagasse: Caribbean Art and Literature and the Debris of the Sugar Plantation

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From Siri Carr ’15:

The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Major Committee is proud to present a lecture by Vassar Professor Lisa Paravisini-Gebert. The
lecture examines, through the prism of ecocritical theory, recent installations by Caribbean artists reflecting the history of sugar production through its human and environmental costs. These works (many of which incorporate bagasse, the debris left after cane is crushed, as artistic material) metaphorically illustrate how Caribbean nations and peoples have been marked by the crushing and discarding of bagasse.

House Hopping Day

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This just in from Richie Starzec ’14:

Friday, April 4th is House Hopping Day for Rising Seniors.

The Class of 2015 can come to Pi Cafe between 1 and 3 PM to grab a list of participating houses before walking around Senior Woodframes to explore some of their housing options for next year. Senior CAs will be available throughout the period in Pi Cafe for any questions that might arise.

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 1PM-3PM
Place: Pi Cafe, Senior Woodframes

Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception—Week Two

From my spirit animal, Nola Werlinich ’17:

View the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History— Emily Roff ’14, Allison Greenwald ’14, Evita Rodriguez ’14, Rebecca Schisler ’14, Katie Deane ’14, and Oliver Citrin ’14.

The senior art theses will be up from March 25—April 13 at the Zilkha Gallery, from 12PM–5PM daily.

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 4PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

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.