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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!

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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Come to the YAMANTAKA \\ SONIC TITAN show NOW

Last-minute public service announcement: the post for the WESU-sponsored YAMANTAKA \\ SONIC TITAN show at the Chapel TONIGHT somehow fell through the cracks, but you should know that this concert begins at 10 p.m. and will be thunderous and wonderous. Please join WESU and friends for this concert. We can hear the band soundchecking and we can confirm that THE ORGAN will play a role in the proceedings. NOVELTY DAUGHTER \\ a.k.a. Faith Harding ’14 will be opening.

Turn Up or Nah? Featuring Apollo Mighty x Thread Count

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 6.04.29 PMFrom McKenzii Webster ’13:

Ujamaa is bringing you the show and after-party of the year featuring Apollo Mighty (Memphis, TN, Alternative R&B singer/songwriter) & Thread Count (One of Wesleyan’s DOPEST genre-blending bands)!

If you think the show is something ridiculous, wait until you experience the after-party. Just to make the after-party interesting, we are bringing back Class of 2013’s DJ KenziiKenz!

So, are we TURNING UP or nah?

**Apollo Mighty** Soundcloud / Album Review / Website

Sponsored by Ujamaa & Hosted by Malcolm X House

Date: Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Time: 10PM (NOTE: After-party will immediately follow the show.)
Place: Malcolm X House Basement
Cost: Free!

Queer Farmer Film Project

Long Lane Farm writes in:

The Queer Farmer Film Project is coming to Wesleyan!  Join some of Long Lane’s own queer farmers in watching “Out Here,” a documentary about queer farmers in the United States.  We’ll also be joined by the director, Jonah Mossbergwho will be answering questions after the film.  The movie, as described on the website:

Out Here is a full-length documentary film created by the Queer Farmer Film Project.  Completed after 4 years in production, it looks at the experiences of queer farmers across the country and asks – what does it mean to be a queer farmer, is agriculture a safe space for queer people, and what are the relationships between food production and queerness? It is the filmmaker’s dream that this project will give voice and visibility to queer people in agriculture and inspire a flagrant national discussion about gender and sexuality as they are related to our food system.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2014
Time: 5pm
Place: PAC 001

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.

“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

Female Frontiers: Pushing Boundaries

From the Career Center:

Interact with Wesleyan alumnae as they share insights and discuss strategies as women in today’s workplace—from the boardroom to the operating room. An opportunity for students to connect with alumnae in the career context to forge professional relationships and get tips for career success. All students, alumni, faculty and staff are welcome. Presented by Women of Wesleyan and APR.

Click here for the full schedule and registration information.

Date: Friday, April 11th
Time: 2:00PM – 6:30PM
Place: Panels in Albritton & Film Screening in Powell Family Cinema 
Cost: FREE!