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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)

CaribWeek 2014

An invitation from Marjahn Finlayson ’15:

A four day long event celebrating everything Caribbean! This year’s theme: Growing from the same banana tree, hanging from different branches. Join us for these events!

Thursday, 4/3
Convocation and Keynote Address
7 PM- 9 PM
Usdan – Daniel Family Commons
A discussion of the sociopolitical history which created the frame for the diversity in the Caribbean, in addition to the politics which influence the regulation of the natural resources and such. We will hear words from Wesleyan professor of theater, Rashida Shaw, as well as freshman speaker, Jamilia Simon, and senior speaker, Opraha Miles.
Some food will be provided. Semi-formal dress code.

Friday, 4/4
7 PM – 9 PM
CFA – World Music Hall
Annual Caribbean heritage show. Performances of singing, dancing, music, spoken word and more.


10003502_240043622845428_1477974558_nCome to Usdan and show off your skills!

So here’s the deal:
-1 Beat
-16 Bars
-2 MCs
-1 Winner

It’s a rap battle and you are the MC!

It’s a Freeform Performance Night.

There will be free prizes for all performers!

The stage is open to anyone who wishes to sing, slam, rap or perform anything!

Of course, battles are always welcome!

Facebook event here.

When: Thursday, April 3rd, 9pm-11pm
Where: Usdan Cafe

Film Series: Tanta Agua

2013. Uruguay/Mexico. Dir: Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge. With Néstor Guzzini. 102 min.

What’s worse than being 14 and vacationing with your father? How about also being trapped indoors by incessant rain? A divorced dad trying to rekindle his relationship with his kids must improvise as storms leave them unable to enjoy the hot springs and their moods deteriorate the longer they remain cooped up.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Spring Senior Thesis Dance

dance-sillouhette1 Those brilliant senior dance majors and the CFA invite you:

Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

Date: Thursday, April 3rd– Saturday, April 5th
Time: 8pm
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $4 for Wesleyan students, $5 for all others

Experimental Jazz Concert: Pet Bottle Ningen

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 12.45.54 PMAn invitation from Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15:

“Exactly what a hardcore vegan, hot-shit jazz drummer, and Japanese child prodigy should sound like: intense, marginalized, replete with comedic moments of the socially dubious kind, a damn entertaining road trip.” – Deli Magazine.

Pet Bottle Ningen is a genre-negligent jazz trio from NY that’s headlining this experimental music concert at Art House. (Should be over before the Cakes show at Eclectic for those who want to see both!). They are currently signed to John Zorn’s Tzadik Records lable, and both of their 2011 and 2013 albums have been released in the Spotlight series for exceptional new talent. Featuring Dave Scanlon on guitar, Dave Miller on drums, and Nonoko Yoshida on saxophone.

They will also be performing live with Chuck Bettis, a vocalist mixing throat and electronics, who has collaborated with a variety of big-names including John Zorn, Mick Barr, Fred Frith, and Jamie Saft.

See you then!

Some Youtube videos here and here.

When: Thursday, April 3rd, 9pm-11pm
Where: Art House
Cost: Freeeeeeee!

Click for Facebook Page.

Have a slice and learn about the Writing Certificate

Smiling Teenagers Eating Pizza by Ambro

Interested in the Writing Certificate? Feeling peckish?

Stop by 41 Wyllys room 115 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 to learn about the Writing Certificate from Prof. Anne Greene, Director of the Writing Certificate, and to procure some piping-hot oven-baked pizza.

The Writing Certificate is open to students from all majors and offers you a change to develop your writing in many forms, both creative and critical. Poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, biography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and academic writing for nonspecialists—your Writing Certificate experience could include all this and more.

Pizza will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 3
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: 41 Wyllys, room 115