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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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Film Series: Pariah

2011. USA. Dir: Dee Rees. With Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans. 86 min.

 

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman living in Brooklyn and embracing her identity as a lesbian. Lyrical dialogue and stunning color cinematography from one of today’s rising talents support a moving lead performance by Oduye, who emanates emotion as a teen struggling with the complexities of love, self-definition, and growing up.

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

Call to Action: American Posters in World War I

EFCF9585-C730-4290-9FC3-4F79284E4849From Virgil Taylor ’15:

Opening reception: Thursday, September 11, 5:00–7:00 pm

Gallery talk by Clare Rogan, DAC Curator, and Rebecca Wilton ’15, at
5:30 pm

Following the declaration of war in Europe in August 1914, each of the rival powers adopted extensive advertising campaigns to recruit soldiers, encourage women factory workers, and raise the money essential for this new, “total” war. Dramatic posters soon covered train stations, city squares, and stores, exhorting passers-by to new levels of patriotism and self-sacrifice.

After the United States entered the war in April 1917, Charles Dana Gibson founded the Division of Pictorial Publicity to organize American illustrators for war posters. Selected from the collection of the Davison Art Center, this exhibition includes more than thirty American World War I posters designed by James Montgomery FlaggHoward Chandler Christy, and others. These posters recruited soldiers, celebrated shipbuilding, called for women war workers, and urged homemakers to prepare alternative foods so wheat could be shipped to the army and allies overseas. With vibrant colors and dramatic strokes, the designers reinforced ideals of masculinity and femininity, as well the integration of immigrants into a unified concept of American identity.

The exhibition was co-curated by Clare Rogan, DAC Curator, and Rebecca Wilton ’15.

Image: John E. Sheridan (American, 1880-1948), Rivets Are Bayonets: Drive Them Home, 1917, lithographic poster. Davison Art Center collection (photo: R. J. Phil).

Date: Thursday, Sept. 11
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Davison Art Center
Cost: FREE

Undergraduate Math Club Meeting

From Anders Dohlman ’15:

Come to the year’s first meeting of the Undergraduate Math Club! We’ll be hearing from five of your fellow students who did math-related research or internships this summer about their work, how they found their programs, and what the experience was like. Their projects included math research here at Wesleyan and at other universities, mathematical biology research, and statistical work at a consulting firm. If you’re interested in internships or summer research related to math, or if you just want to hear what some of your fellow students have been up to, be sure to come! Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: Noon
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Tutoring Programs Info Session

TOCStutoringhere are so many groups at Wesleyan working with children that it can be hard to choose just one. Aspiring tutors sometimes join the first program they hear about rather than selecting an organization based on the target age group, time commitment, academic subject, and program structure. To help you pick the group that’s right for you, the Office of Community Service is hosting an information session where representatives from several tutoring programs on campus will talk about their work and answer your questions.

Whether you’re providing homework help and dance classes at Green Street or doing long division at Macdonough School, tutoring and mentoring are fun and effective ways to engage with the community. If you receive Federal Work-Study, you can get paid for volunteering with an OCS literacy program.

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Compost Bucket Distribution Night!

From Rina Kremer ’15 to all you house-dwellers, kitchen-users, and/or fruit or vegetable-eaters, i.e. everyone:

Hey Kids —

Compost buckets. We got ’em. If you’re looking to compost at your residence and don’t already have one for your residence, come to Exley Lobby between 6:30 and 8:00PM on Thursday, or until we’re all out.

Date: Thursday, September 11
Time: 6:30-8 P.M.
Place: Exley Lobby
Cost: nothing!

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Photo

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Via the brilliant Dreisen Heath ’15:

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a police officer on Saturday, August 9, in Ferguson, Missouri. Eyewitnesses say that when the last shots were fired, Brown had his hands up.

In honor and in solidarity with the late Michael Brown, we invite you to participate in a photographical moment that will capture the classic gesture of surrender to authority, which has now evolved into a defiant symbol across the nation.

To assure agency is properly given to the primary victims of unarmed violence and allies, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “Don’t Shoot In My Name” are both two separate social media movements with different targeted groups of people, uniting under the same issue.