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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



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

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)

Audition for NIGHTMARE


Russell Goldman ’17 writes:

Girls and ghouls of every age, wouldn’t you like to be in something strange? NIGHTMARE is a staged adaptation of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, adapted and directed by Russell Goldman (some sophomore) and sponsored by Second Stage. Performance dates are November 20-22.

NIGHTMARE follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, as he discovers a magical new holiday–Christmas. This is the story of the disaster that happened when these two holidays met.

If you want to audition, prepare a song to sing for us, preferably something close to the tone of the film’s music. We’d like that a lot.

Cardinal Sinners Auditions

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From Lauren Burke ’16:

Does your entire floor hear you singing in the shower?

Do you melt at the thought of 8 part harmony?

Do you have terrible stage fright but, like, might want to sing

Did you wake up like this?

THEN COME AUDITION FOR THE CARDINAL SINNERS, Welseyan’s oldest all-female acapella group.

Film Series: 2001: A Space Odyssey

1968. USA/UK. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Keir Dullea. 160 min.

A hulking monolith discovered at the dawn of humanity propels mankind into space to colonize the moon and beyond. Kubrick’s sci-fi epic takes us from our underdog monkey days to our next evolutionary step in a cinematic event that brought new scope to the genre and some crazy visuals to boot, man.

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

UOC Open House!

Coming your way from Maya McDonnell ’16:

Are you passionate about social justice and ready to make a difference on campus? Wanting to join activist groups this semester? Just curious about what resources are available to help launch your creative ideas? Come meet other students and activists at the University Organizing Center (UOC). The event will take place at 4:30pm on Wednesday September 3rd at the UOC, an open space for student activism at 190 High Street. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, the doors are always open to all. Come join!

Date: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Time: 4:30PM
Place: UOC—190 High St

“Lucy Goes to Court” Auditions

From Hazem Fahmy ’17:

Ever thought about what would go down if you made Mother Teresa, Mitt Romney, and Saul Goodman lawyers on the trial of the millennium?
Lucy Goes to Court–an original play written by Hazem Fahmy ’17–follows the turbulent events of a day in the life of Lucifer “Lucy” aka. the Morning Star as ze is put on trial for all crimes against humanity, like ever. Action, treachery, romance, and musical irreverence ensue.
Wednesday 9/3 and Sunday 9/7 from 5-8PM
Usdan Multipurpose Room
Prepare a 1-2 minute highly dramatic monologue (open to interpretation) *need not be memorized
You may have to wait, but each audition will be relatively quick

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Confessions?
Contact Nola Werlinich (nwerlinich[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Hazem Fahmy (hfahmy[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Dates: Wednesday, September 3 and Sunday, September 7
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: Usdan Multi-Purpose Room

The Wesleyan Spirits Want YOU

Colin Russell ’15 has a message for Beyoncé (and for you):

Dear Heavenly Beysus,

We want them. Bestow upon us the blessing of bountiful auditions.spirits
Grant all students with the knowledge that The Wesleyan Spirits,
Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a cappella group, will be holding
auditions this week for all the dudes, bros, sk8r boiz, homies, and
all around good-guys with angelic voices.
In Beysus’ name we pray,

Dates: Wednesday 9/3 and Thursday 9/4

Times: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Place: Alpha Delta Phi (building on the corner of Church Street
and High Street, next to 200 Church)

Bring: a song and a smile