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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)

Film Series: An American In Paris

1951. USA. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. With Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron. 113 min.

Kelly dances and woos Caron amidst cafe?s, canals, and catchy Gershwin tunes like “S’Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm.” This sparkling musical may represent the apex of MGM’s extravagant Technicolor production design – after all, why go to Paris when you can build it better in studio? – with the climactic art-inspired dream ballet as its pie?ce de re?sistance.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Psi U Back to School BBQ TODAY

From Atreyavinayak D. Sinha ’17:

Imagine an incredible barbecue with all of your best friends for the cost of a cup of coffee on the most beautiful day of the year. Now imagine all that happening today at Psi U.

We’re coming in hot with a welcome back BBQ, so grease up your guts, grab a spatula and start fasting for the beefiest burger fest you’ve ever experienced. Everyone is welcome! It’s 4 points for Freshman (who we all know have more meals than points) and 6 points for everyone else. I can assure you right now that the condiment game will be on point. At the time this post was being written, Tobias Thor Lichtenstein himself was headed back from Price Chopper with an XXL jar of relish.

Anyway, I digress. If you enjoy stimulating intellectual conversation as well as flexing, come on down to 242 High Street this Saturday so we can fire up the grill and set this year ablaze. Our doors are open to one and all so come thru to the U and we’ll make a thing of it.

All students are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Wittenberg (dwittenberg@wes), Spencer Gooding (sgooding@wes) or Atreya Sinha (asinha@wes). We look forward to seeing you all there.

Date: Today, Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Time: 5PM
Place: 242 High St.
Cost: 6 points (4 for Freshmen)

First Workday at Long Lane Farm

Amy Mattox ’17 invites you to farm:

Do you like dirt? Chickens? Watermelons? Tomatoes? How about more dirt? Sunflowers? Fresh air? Wheelbarrows? Cute people in overalls? Thankfully you can have this AND more at Long Lane Farm! We are having our first workday of the year this saturday, from 10-2! Bring your bodies and your souls, bring your fearless green thumbs and starry eyes!
This is the perfect time to come out if you’ve never visited the farm before, whether you’re new to campus or very, very old!!!!

Date: Saturday, September 6th – today!
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Place: Long Lane Farm

Audition for Desperate Measures Improv

An invitation from Noah Masur ’15:

Come audition for Wesleyan’s short-form improv comedy group, Desperate Measures! We perform games that you might see on shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as well as other, special secret stuff.
Please come to one of our two hour sessions, on Saturday from 1-3 or Sunday from 1-3 in the Nic Lounge, and play around with us! We will teach you some fun games so no experience is necessary!

Dates: Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th
Times: 1:00pm – 3:00 pm both days
Place: Nicolson lounge both days

BLOW auditions


From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Audition for BLOW! Written by Raechel Rosen ’15 and directed by Alexandra Stovicek ’17. 

Blow is the true story of a 15 year old girl’s first blow job, reverse-gendered with a few additional characters. This topical tragicomedy explores consent, coercion and rape culture. The short play will have a brief three week workshop/rehearsal period leading up to our October 23-25 production.

Auditions will take place Saturday, September 6th from 3 PM–5 PM in USDAN 108 and Sunday, September 7th from 7 PM–9 PM in USDAN 110. Prepare a monologue if you would like. If not, we’ve got your back.

Date: Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Time: 3–5PM on Saturday; 7–9PM on Sunday
Place: Usdan 108 and Usdan 110

Audition for The Serpent, by Jean Claude van Itallie


From Sivan Battat ’15:


Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie’s The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience. It traces human existence, from the search for happiness, to first encounters with evil, to our dialogue with our own mortality. The piece takes us from the Garden of Eden and Cain and Abel all the way to Kennedy’s assassination. The key, however, is how we relate to these themes. How do we understand and grapple with violence? How do we as young people respond to and rationalize it? When do we “bite our apple” and how do we respond? It poses the question: what happens if we destroy it all?