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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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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MPhil Symposium, “Joseph Stella: Artist Interrupted”

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Join us for a special presentation by 2014 MPhil candidate Richard Friswell. Friswell will discuss his thesis, American Futurist Painter, Joseph Stella, and the Decade 1913-1923: “An Artist Interrupted.” 

Italian-American Futurist painter, Joseph Stella (1887-1946), gained fame for his abstract depictions of Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the City of New York, among other early works. In the long trajectory of his career, he interacted with the giants of modern art, participated in the famous Armory Show of 1913, and the avant-garde cultural movement of pre-war New York. He remained torn between his attraction for the symbols of the modern city and a persistent longing for his native Italy. The period, 1913-1923 was the apogee of his career, after which he turned artistically to a profound exploration of his cultural roots and primal mysticism found in nature and faith. A great artist, Stella’s personal vision of the world would sadly and undeservedly marginalize him in the annals of 20th century art history.

Date: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: Usdan 108 (45 Wyllys Avenue)

WesWinds Spring Concert

You’re invited to hear Wesleyan’s wind ensemble, WesWinds:

The Wesleyan Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce, performs an exciting array of pieces for winds and percussion. Featuring marches by Sousa, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Hanssen; Chopin Preludes for woodwinds; and Colonial Song by Percy Grainger; with guest bagpiper Matt Welch, helping to recreate a bit of Bruce’s CONVERGENCE: Some Parades for Charlie’s Dad.

Date: Tuesday, May 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

History/Theory and Screenplay Presentations

url-4From Emily Brown ’12:

Can’t get enough of film? Want something to tide you over now that the Film Series has closed its doors for the year? Love presentations? The Film Department would like to invite you to our History/Theory and Screenplay Presentations.

5pm–History/Theory Presentation
6pm–Reception
7pm–Screenplay Presentations

Date: Tues, May 6
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies

Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency

gentile2From Professor William Pinch:

A lecture by retired U. S. Army Colonel Gian Gentile, currently senior historian for the Rand Corporation and author of Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency (2013) and How Effective is Strategic Bombing: Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo (2000). The lecture will start at 4:30 p.m., PAC 001, Wesleyan University.

Sponsored by the Wesleyan History Department with the generous support of the Dean of Division II and the co-sponsorship of the Departments of English, Government, and American Studies, the College of Social Studies, and the Writing Program.

Date: Tues, May 6
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

Write-in: WESCAM SLAM

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It has come prematurely, folks. A wild Wescam has been spotted: a glorious Wesculture behemoth [or should we say Tentacruel? And on that note, who are you “Tentacruel 2014, female?!] feeding on crushes and shitting out awkwardness and the occasional night of sweaty nonsense.

At the time of this post, 2237 students are registered [that is one grandfucking majority of our student body], 18k+ crushes have been added, and 5722 matches have been made. I know you all have stories.

HERE’S THE LINK. WHERE? WRITE HERE. PUNS.

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The Hangman’s Lime Wants Photos

hangmanslime2006 The Hangman’s Lime, Wesleyan’s oldest poetry publication, wants your black-and-white masterpieces.

We need cover art. You’ll be a superstar, an artiste. Submit your black-and-white photography to hangmanslime[at]gmail[dot]com – no theme, just your art. Send us pretty pictures if you don’t suck (or, if you think you do, you may be better than you think and should send them anyway). The deadline is next Thursday, May 8th. Send them over!