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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!

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
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: Almost Famous

2000. USA. Dir: Cameron Crowe. With Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson. 122 min. 

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.” A 15-year-old jour- nalist covering a rising band experiences the messy humanity behind the sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Crowe’s film a? clef lovingly recreates the whirlwind of the seventies’ music scene and the young hearts swept up in its wake.

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

Poetry Reading with Amy Nawrocki

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Courtesy of Amy Nawrocki herself:

Award winning poet Amy Nawrocki will be reading from her latest collection Four Blue Eggs on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:00 at Broad Street Books, Wesleyan’s Bookstore and Cafe. Amy is the author of 4 poetry collections and 2 Connecticut History Books. Four Blue Eggs was a Finalist for the 2013 Poetry Prize from Homebound Publications.

Date: Today, April 11th, 2014
Time: 5PM
Place: Broad Street Books, 45 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Cost: Free and open to the public

The Career Center Wants to Employ You

Rachel Berman from the Career Center has a job for you:

Matt Donahue ‘14 (aka mister career center) is graduating and so are current Peer Career Advisors Esthefany Castillo ’14, Hazal Muhtar ’14Kah Wei Yoong ’14, Benjamin Carus ’14 and Ilir Necaj ’14. That’s a lot of graduating Peer Career Advisors and a LOT of room for you to join the Career Center staff. Not only is the PCA position a paid leadership opportunity where you get to advise your peers on the art of resume and cover letter writing, interact with cool Wes Alums and learn about job & internship opportunities as they come in to the center, but you get to work with (arguably) one of the best staffs on campus under the supervision of Rachel Berman (who is pretty much the best boss you could ask for).

Application deadline is SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 at 11:59pm on MyCC (see link) and ALL CLASS YEARS are welcome to apply. Questions? Email rMberman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

A little more information:

Afrobeat Concert: Benyoro at Buddhist House

Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 is just killing it with the concerts. This one is going to be wild fun and non-stop dancing.

Benyoro is playing again at Buddhist House, so come out and dance to
some damn groovy rhythms! (They will be performing both an amplified
set and an acoustic one with more traditional instruments! Woohooo!!)

“African music in America at its very finest! An all-star group.”
– NPR’s Afropop Worldwide

In the Bamana language of Mali, Benyoro means meeting place, and
that’s exactly what this group is. It’s about the meeting of
traditional and modern instruments, Malian and American musicians, and
centuries-old songs and modern arrangements.

Close Encounters of the Feminist Kind

THE Christian Hosam ’15 writes in

Interested in questions of feminist solidarity? Cross- racial feminisms? Women of color in higher education? Beyonce?

This event is for you!

On Friday, the Student of Color Coalition in collaboration with a number of departments will be putting on Close Encounters of the Feminist Kind: Representations of Contemporary Feminism(s)

This day-long mini conference is designed to engage students and faculty in innovating and intriguing conversations about feminism, race, and nationalism.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

“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