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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!

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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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Support Let’s Get Ready by Eating Froyo

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From the greatest person you’ll ever meet, Max Owen-Dunow ’15 (no seriously, you need to talk to him if you haven’t):

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. Let’s Get Ready aims to equal the playing field by providing low-income students with the same chance at getting into a great school that students from high-income families that can afford expensive SAT prep classes have.

We’re raising money to support our program and we need your help!

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (or ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

*In order to make your purchase count, please remember to mention to the cashier that you’re participating in the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready fundraiser.* If you don’t say anything, we don’t get our money!

Thanks so much for your help! See you on Main St.!

Date: Now through Sunday, April 13th
Time: All the time (for real though, froyo is mad delicious)
Place: FroyoWorld at 386 Main Street
Facebook event: HERE

Film Series Special Event: The Image Revolution

Screening and Q&A with director Patrick Meaney ’07.

20 years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company…a company that impacts mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image Comics was more than just a publisher. It was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever, thanks to blockbuster titles like Spawn and The Walking Dead.

The Image Revolution tells the story of artists who took a risk, profited wildly and almost lost their soul in the process. Filled with colorful characters, amazing art, it’s a roller coaster journey following a company from wild startup days on a twenty year journey to fulfill its mission of creative freedom.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Powell Cinema / Free

Lecture with Artist Mary Heebner

In the multi dimensional installation Silent Faces/Angkor, Mary Heebner knits together imagery and writing to create an elemental, spiritual and involving interpretation of the myths of the ancient Angkor temple complex that plays on the links she has found between human and geographic forms.

Mary Heebner often turns to myth to broaden her understanding of the bonds between humans and the earth. When she went to Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex in 2000 and 2001, she began a series she called geography of a face to further her exploration of the connection between human and geographic form. Through both drawing and photography she engaged Angkor Wat’s twelfth century frieze, the Churning of the Sea of Milk and the other sculptural works there. While humans have always carved likenesses in stone, those figures just as surely erode and return to the earth. The ancient myth she studied and the eroded faces she read as maps shaped her path to creation of the books, scroll paintings, drawings and texts that make up this striking and profound installation.

Mary Heebner is an internationally known painter, book artist, writer, publisher, and installation artist with works in public and private institutions including the Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, The British Library, New York Public Library, The J. P. Getty Research Library, Dartmouth College, the University of California and Stanford University.

When: Monday, April 7, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery

American Winter: Film Screening

American-Winter-posterFrom Fred Ayres ’17:

As part of Homelessness Awareness Month, Shoulder-to-Shoulder invites students to a special screening of “American Winter”, produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz.

“American Winter” follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great
Depression.

Join us for a screening of this powerful documentary and a panel talk, including Harry Gantz, the film’s co-director, Ron Krom, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, and Mackenzie Tyson, Program Manager at the Eddy Shelter, following the film.

Date: Monday, April 7
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Cinema

Zen Buddhist Dharma Talk with Ryushin: “What is Death if There is No Self”

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Nikki “meditation master” Dodd ’15 has planned yet another one of a kind event. 

 A Talk by Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei, Abbott of Zen Mountain Monastery:
“What Is Death if There Is No Self: A Zen Buddhist Perspective on Complete Freedom and Responsibility.”

Wesleyan Chapel, Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Free admission and open to the public.In spiritual practice there is a tension between security and mystery, a need to find stability in order to release our choke hold on reality. Yet without releasing that choke hold there is no liberation. Zen Buddhism and its perspective on the self shows us how we can let go of our defensiveness and in doing so we can also let go of our fear of death, others, and the unpredictability of our minds. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei Ryushin Sensei is the abbot and resident teacher of Zen Mountain Monastery. Ryushin Sensei came to the dharma through Vipassana meditation, eventually shifting to Zen practice and taking Daido Roshi as his teacher in 1987. After a medical career that included pediatrics and psychiatry, he entered full-time residential training in 1992; he received dharma transmission from Daido Roshi in 2009.

Ryushin will meet and talk with students at 4pm in the Buddhist house meditation room. At 7:30pm He will deliver his lecture in the chapel. Ryushin is an excellent speaker and a great resource for those interested in, or curious about Zen Buddhism.

What: Open discussion with Ryushin followed by a death, freedom and selflessness Dharma talk
When: Monday, April 7th 
Time: 4:00 pm for the informal chat, 7:30 pm for the lecture
Where: Buddhist house meditation room / Chapel 
Cost: Free!!