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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: Blue Is the Warmest Color

2013. France. Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche. With Adèle Exarchopoulos. 179 min. 

A teenage girl is swept up in a romance with a blue-haired art student in this sumptuously emotional coming-of-age story. The sex scenes got the public talking, but beyond such sensationalism lies a delicate exploration of first love featuring incredibly bold, deeply human performances from its lead actresses.

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

Westco Open Mic

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Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

The Westco Open Mic is back! Come do some comedy, music, poetry– all of these are acceptable! Come show off your talent or support some up and coming talented people.

THERE WILL BE PRIZES!

One lucky performer will get to be the FEATURED PERFORMER at the next open mic! That means that if you win, you can go up whenever you want and play an extra long set at the next Open Mic!

PLUS another possibly luckier performer will receive the SPECIAL SURPRISE PRIZE!

  • DATE?: Tonight.
  • TIME?: signups @ 10, show @ 10:30
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Public Forum on Labor at Wesleyan

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A message from USLAC: 

Have a voice and want to use it?
Join us in thoughtful, open discussion regarding labor at Wesleyan. Members of the custodial, dining, and maintenance staff as well as administrators and students will be sharing their experiences and expressing their concerns about working conditions on campus. There will also be an open-mic  for audience members to share their thoughts and ask questions.
This is a unique opportunity for the whole Wesleyan community to come together in conversation, reflection and solidarity- we hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time: 7pm – 9 pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan
Cost: Free

Senior Thesis Exhibition Reception—Week Three

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— Hannah Knudsen ’14, Pik-Tone Fung ’14, Jessie Loo ’14, Julia Drachman ’14, Nathaniel Elmer ’14, and Isaac Madwed ’14.

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

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 4PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

This year’s Annie Sonnenblick evening features author Charles Baxter

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Writing Programs is thrilled to announce that celebrated author Charles Baxter will read from his upcoming work on Wednesday, April 9th2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Charles Baxter will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Charles Baxter is the author of five novels and five books of short stories, most recently Gryphon: New and Selected Stories. He has also written two books of literary essays, Burning Down the House and The Art of Subtext, published by Graywolf. His recent pieces appear in 2013 Best American Short Stories and 2013 Best American Essays. Baxter edited the Library of America edition of Sherwood Anderson’s stories. He teaches at the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or click here. For program information contact Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860.685.3604.

Date: Wednesday, April 9
Time of Q&A: 4:15 p.m.
Location of Q&A: Allbritton 311
Time of reading:
 8:00 p.m.
Location of reading: Russell House, 350 High St.
Cost: $0