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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
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: Jaws

1975. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw. 124 min.

Nothing says dread on the open sea like “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” The movie that gave birth to the blockbuster and Spielberg’s career as an A-list director surprises at every turn, eliciting laughter and screams while steadily building the suspense of a monster lurking just beneath the surface.

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

PCSE Open House

906589_264581420344707_1876315652_oIf you’re curious about “social entrepreneurship” and what it has to do with your time at Wes, make sure to stop by the Patricelli Center open house today to chat with director Makaela Kingsley ’98 and a few fabulous PCSE peer advisors. They offer workshops and trainings, grants, networking services, an incubator workspace, and more, so whether you’ve got experience with startups are are just interested in new ways to share your passions, the PCSE is eager to help you out.

If you can’t make it to today’s open house, swing by drop-in hours with Makaela (Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 2-4:30 pm) or with peer advisors on the first Tuesday of every month (10-11 pm, PCSE Board Room).

Date: Friday, September 12
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022)

Bend It at Beckham REDUX

From Fred Ayres ’17:

If you thought your freshman year was the only time you’d get to contort the gender binary, then think again! For one night only, the Class Council of 2017 is hosting Bend It at Beckham Redux with DJs Simon Wright ’17, Abhi Junamanchi ’17, and Eli Melrod ’17.

Only members of the Class of 2017 will be allowed inside from 10–11:00 PM. Afterwards, members of any class year will be allowed to enter. Please bring your WesID and get ready to party!

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Time: 10PM–1AM
Place: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

Freedom Summer: Rolling Concert and Symposium

In the summer of 1964, over 1,000 volunteers from across the United States – many of them college students – traveled to the Deep South as a part of Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, to assist local civil rights workers in getting black Mississippians to the voting polls. Despite intimidation and violence from the white population, police, local authorities, and the Ku Klux Klan – including the murder of at least three activists – Freedom Summer organizers increased voter registration among African Americans, called attention to disenfranchisement,  and influenced the course of the Civil Rights movement.

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, and Wesleyan welcomes the community to celebrate the occasion together with a weekend of music, panel discussions, reflections from alumni, and more. Details after the jump:

Student Groups Fair 2014

tumblr_macr0bp9DO1r13hxvo1_1280Daniel Caballero ’15 wants you to get involved:

Kickoff the 2014-2015 school year on a high note by attending the 23rd
Annual Student Groups Fair. Student groups are a big part of life at
Wes and the WSA sponsored event is a great opportunity to meet with
both new and established groups. The annual fair also offers you a
chance to network with a few school departments who provide a great
variety of programs every year. Local vendors from the Middletown
community will be in attendance as well to help make the afternoon fun
and entertaining.

Start the year right and come on down with your friends to the Student Groups Fair at the Huss Courtyard between 2 and 5 pm on Friday, September 12.

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Place: Huss Courtyard