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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!

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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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Outing Club Meeting

Noah Mertz ’17 has an invitation for you:

What’s that, you say? You hear it? Softly, at first . . . then, growing louder. It is a call! Is it coming from outside your window, or from within yourself? Who is to say. . . It swells, unavoidable and seductive. It is the call . . . to the outdoors!

If you hear it, heed it well, and join the group that answers: the Wesleyan Outing Club! We are a collection of lovers of all things outdoors. Join us, at your leisure, at our ~weekly~ meetings, which take place at Outhouse (132 High Street), every Tuesday at 10 p.m. At meetings, we plan the outings for the coming week/weekend, enjoy delectable delicacies, and enjoy the warmth of friendship by the (bricked-in) fireplace. Feel free to (and please do!) come with outings you’d like to lead, suggestions for outings you’d like to attend, or simply to hang out and take a break from whatever you’re up to at that time (maybe hw? idk). As always, meetings are open to all; come to as many or as few as you’d like, and attendance is not necessary in order to embark on any outings! We communicate the outings via weekly emails and on the Wes Outing Club Facebook page. We hope to see you at some meetings, and out on the trails!

Date: Today, September 9th
Time: 10pm
Place: Outhouse (132 High Street)

Word Game Night at the Shapiro Center

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Sofia Goode ’17 writes:

Classes are up and running again, and luckily so is Word Game Night at the Shapiro Center! Every Tuesday at 8:00 pm, take a study break and come over to enjoy delicious snacks, awesome prizes, and beating all your friends at word games!

Date/Time: Tuesdays at 8
Place: Shapiro Writing Center (167 High)

Science Outreach Interest Meeting

From Madeleine Junkins ’16:

Like science? Interested in teaching kids? Volunteer for Wesleyan Science Outreach, the club that provides after-school science enrichment to the Middletown elementary schools! Come to our interest meeting to find out more.

When: Tuesday, September 9th at 8:30 PM. Where: Hall-Atwater 84.

Will there be pizza: OF COURSE! Email Maddy Junkins (mjunkins(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or Mia Kolomatsky (mkolomatsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) with questions!

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Time: 8:30PM
Place: Hall-Atwater 84
Cost: FREE PIZZA

Want to Play Rugby? Try Old Meth!

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The indefatigable Nick Guthrie ’15 writes:

Have you ever wished that all sports involved tackling?

Do you think that football would be more fun if everyone on the team got to both carry the ball and play defense?

Do you like running, dodging, hitting, scrumming, singing, rucking, and (maybe) fighting?

If any of the above (or none of them!) applies to you, you should come out to play for Wesleyan’s own Old Methodist (Old Meth) Rugby Football Club this fall. We practice Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 at Long Lane Field. Email dbrugioni[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more details or if you don’t know where Long Lane is.

Date: Tuesday, September 9th – Thursday, September 11th
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Place: Long Lane Field

Red & Black Society Info. Sessions

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An invitation from Brian H. Lee ’13:

Need a job? Want the (potentially) highest paying job on campus? Come to an Info Session for the Red & Black Society! Red & Black Student Ambassadors connect alumni and parents with the University and solicit gifts on behalf of the Wesleyan Fund. Red and Black ambassadors are often the only contact alumni have with the school during the year. As such, it is a unique opportunity to bond with Wesleyan grads, young and old, and for them to connect with you.
This position allows students the opportunity to polish communication skills, post a coveted and marketable position on their resumes, and earn a recommendation from Wesleyan’s University Relations department. Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to be invited to special events on and off campus with trustees and prominent alumni.
Information sessions will be in PAC 001 on Monday, September 8 at 1:00 PM and Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 PM.
Come with your resume if you’re ready to apply!

Dates: Monday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 9th
Times: 1:00pm on Monday and 6:00pm on Tuesday
Place: PAC 001

Audition for Directed Experiences in Acting

From Albert Tholen ’15:

Hey, all! This is a casting call for Directed Experiences in Acting (THEA183 on WesMaps). Auditions are being held TUESDAY, SEPT. 9 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM. No experience necessary. All experience levels desired.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. Actors will have the chance to work intensely with a Directing I student and other student actors on a select scene for the duration of the semester. Participating actors will get .5 credit. Please, be available 1:10-2:30 PM Fridays and expect 6-8 hours of rehearsal a week.

If interested, please sign up for an audition slot at the Theater Studio call board. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail Professor Yuri Kordonsky at ykordonsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Time: 7PM
Place: Theater Studios
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