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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

 

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: The World of Apu

1959. India. Dir: Satyajit Ray. With Soumitra Chatterjee. 105 min. 

Melding inspiration from Renoir and Italian Neorealism with a distinctly Indian artistry, Ray’s beautiful cinematic craft has in turn influenced generations of international filmmakers. In this humble and powerfully relatable tale, a bright young man in Calcutta saves for university and works on a novel until a sudden marriage alters his path forever.

Americana

Is the only thing missing from your photo collection a picture of yourself in antique western garb? Do you fancy mechanical animals? Do you like GRILLED CHEESE? How about free grilled cheese!? If so, come out this Thursday from 8pm-12am as we turn the USDAN cafe into a (non-alcoholic) saloon! We will have an antique photo booth, mechanical bull, and free grilled cheeses for anyone who can stay on the mechanical bull for long enough!! Oh, and did we mention these grilled cheeses will be served up by Whey Station!?? Don’t miss this magical event!!

When: April 10th, 8pm-midnight
Where: Usdan Cafe
Cost: Free .99
Face: book

“Vatzlav” by Slawomir Mrozek

 Vatzlav is a castaway slave in search of a new life and identity. After a tempest leaves him shipwrecked, he washes up on a remote island where he encounters a zany cast of characters including a blind Oedipus, a wealthy bloodsucking couple, and their son who pretends to be a bear while instigating a revolution. This panoramic political farce is a mash-up of 18th-century French philosophical tales like Voltaire’s “Candide” and the Marquis de Sade’s “Justine.” In 77 brisk episodic scenes, a bizarre and biting tale unfolds about the absurd mechanisms of power. Wesleyan alumna Lily Whitsitt ’06 directs. Dissident Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek wrote “Vatzlav” shortly after he sought political asylum in France in 1968, but due to censorship because of his defection, it did not appear in Poland until almost ten years later. Mr. Mrozek died in 2013 at the age of 83.

When: Thursday, April 10 & Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8pm; Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm.
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students

Experimental Jazz Fusion: Mothguts and the Bill Carbone / Darian Cunnings Duo

  Get your music grind on tonight at Buho! From Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15, an event that will blow. your. mind.

Mothguts is a grindy NY-based jazz group featuring Anthony Ware on saxaphone, Mike Noordzy on bass, Ben Ross on drums, and Chris Welcome on guitar. They’re known for stitching free and avant jazz elements gruesomely together with grindcore, noise, mathrock, and whatever other dissonant / heavy musics they can get their hands on. We promise plenty of genre and moral confusion.

Check them out on youtube or click here for the facebook event.

The Bill Carbone / Darian Cunning Duo will also be openning with an
effects-driven take on funk and fusion.

Be there.

Where: Buddhist house
When: Tonight, April 10th. 9-11pm
Cost: Your immortal soul

Film Series: Porfirio

2011. Colombia. Dir: Alejandro Landes. With Porfirio Ramirez. 101 min.

Victim of a stray police bullet and an unsympathetic legal system, the eponymous paraplegic spends his time scraping for survival while secretly plotting his revenge. Landes creates a remarkable doc-fiction hybrid that joins the intimate details of Porfirio’s day-to-day life with a re-creation of his astonishing attempt to hijack an airplane.

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

Experimental Music Group presents: Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures

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From the one and only Ben Zucker ’15:

Adam Rudolph, a renowned worldly percussionist, leads his band Moving Pictures in his unique system of conducted improvisation. Come to Crowell Hall at 8PM this Thursday, April 10, for this free public concert!

Experimental Music Group (EMG) Members – a mix of Wesleyan undergraduates and grad students – will join the ensemble for the second set.

There will also be a workshop in Rehearsal Hall 001 from 4 to 6 PM, during which Adam Rudolph will teach his techniques.

More info on the Facebook event page.

DATE: Thursday, April 10
TIME: 4-6 PM workshop; 8-9:30 PM concert
PLACE: workshop in Rehearsal Hall 001 (in the music studios); concert at Crowell Concert Hall