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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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Burlesque Forum

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From Naya Samuel ’14:

For anyone who saw the show, or heard of the show, or know nothing and want to know more, we are inviting you to come discuss any issues, questions, or concerns with some of the cast and directors. We love to explain why we take part in the show, and want to encourage people to question WesBurlesque and bring issues to us directly!

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Place: USDAN 110

COL370’s Runawayct.org Site Launch

From the students of COL 370:

Joseph Yannielli’s Digital Humanities class (COL370) is pleased to announce the  launch of Runawayct.org this Thursday, May 15 at 1:10pm in 41 Wyllys Rm.113. Runawayct.org is a digital humanities resource for the study of runaway slaves in Connecticut, conceived and executed by the students of COL370. The site provides free access to a searchable database of runaway slave ads published in the Connecticut Courant, accompanied by scholarly content providing context and insight into slavery-era Connecticut. Runawayct.org also provides interactive features for an enriched and engaging user experience, including a maps feature for geographic visualization of data on runaways. The project is intended for use in independent research and as an educational resource to be used by Connecticut area educators in US History classes and the like.

Refreshments will be provided by the department. We’d love to see you at the launch!

Date: Thursday, May 15
Time: 1:10 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm.113

Waste Not! 2014

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From Rachael Metz ’16 and Ari Lewenstein ’16:

It’s that time again – everyone is moving out, and you all have things you don’t want to store or take home with you. Have a lamp, power strip, couch, shampoo, Wheat Thins, or anything else in this realm that you DON’T want? Donate it to Waste Not! Keep an eye out for orange signs directing you to your nearest bin where you donate your items. Otherwise just check out this link.

On Saturday, May 17th, keep an eye out for orange-shirted volunteers who will help you organize and donate your items.

Modular Synthesizer Workshop

From Jason Brogan MA ’15:

As part of its Techné Series curated by Jason Brogan and Daniel Fishkin, the Experimental Music Group presents a modular synthesizer workshop led by Daren Ho and Jack Callahan of Control Synthesizers and Electronic Devices (South Williamsburg, Brooklyn).
Continuing its current theme of mixing, the workshop will focus especially on mixing non-audio sources as a way to achieve complex modulations.
Beginners, experts, musicians, non-musicians, and all others are invited!

Date: Monday, May 12 – today!
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Rehearsal Hall (in the CFA), Room 105
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Songs of Neely Bruce

From the CFA:

Baritone Christopher Grundy, pianist Neely Bruce, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music, and featured guest bassoonist Gary Bennett present a concert of vocal works by Mr. Bruce, “Volume One” of his songs for low voice.

Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 8 P.M.
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

IMPORTANT: Save the AFAM Department

10307419_10202554615700068_5965685835670638206_n(1)Friends! Stop what you’re doing and go to PAC 001 right now to discuss the current and future state of the African American Studies Program. Already understaffed, the department is losing two professors at the end of this year. If you want to learn what you can do to help, or brainstorm new ideas, Christan Hosam ’15 writes in with more information:

Our African-American Studies Program is disintegrating. Only two professors, Ashraf Rushdy and Lois Brown will remain in the Department after this year. In addition to teaching their respective courses, they will also be handling the administrative side of the Dept. as well. As members of the Wesleyan community, we all pay to attend this University and achieve a full range of academics. With the current state that the AFAM Dept. is in, we are thoroughly being cheated out of our college education and it is time to make noise about it.