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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!

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: Peeping Tom

1960. UK. Dir: Michael Powell. With Carl Boehm, Anna Massey. 101 min.

It’s Psycho by way of The Red Shoes: a lurid proto-slasher about a repressed young man who films women as he murders them. Though stylish and eerily prescient of our obsessions with sex, death, and voyeurism, Peeping Tom was so shocking in its day that it all but ended Powell’s career – one critic found it “more nauseating than a leper colony.”

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

WILD Wes Workday

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If you’ve been curious about that crazy garden growing behind Weshop, stop by the first WILD Wes workday of the year to learn more and get involved in its design and maintenance. All are welcome, whether you’re an experienced gardener or you’re just interested in sustainability (or you want free homegrown kale and plums). People who know anything about scaring away groundhogs are particularly welcome.

Workdays happen every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and weekly meetings are TBD. You can read more about WILD Wes here and here and connect with the group through OrgSync.

Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
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Audition for Wesleyan’s Klezmer Band

Sophie Breitbart ’16 writes:

klezmerLike to fuse musical styles? Enjoy improvising with laid-back musicians? Can’t tell a khosidl from a kolomeike?Audition for Wesleyan’s one and only KLEZMER band, Veeblefetzer!

All instruments are welcome. Come with a brief musical selection (~30 seconds).

If you’re eager to meet the mensches but unable to come at this time, email Matthew Stein (mstein[at]wes) to arrange an audition.

Date: Saturday, September 13th
Time: 1 – 3 PM
Place: Music Studios

Waste Not! Again!

Molly Steinfeld ’15 writes:

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That’s right. Wesleyan’s annual tag sale just became BIANNUAL. After a great turn out (and due to popular request), Waste Not is coming back for an encore. There are so many leftover donations that we have decided to bring back Waste Not! one more time before the rest of the donations go to Good Will. Our Mission: stock every last dorm, apartment, and house with everything it could possibly desire.

A tag sale of the tag sale: the sale will be on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th at the Brainerd lot. For $1, fill a box or bag of kitchenware, plates, school supplies, shoes, and MORE. All household appliances will be $5. SOOOOOUPER CHEAP.

So come by 44 Brainerd on Saturday, September 13th from 1-3PM to load up on cheap house furnishings!

Date: Saturday, September 13th
Time: 1 – 3 PM
Place: 44 Brainerd

First Boxing Club Workout

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From Caitlin O’Keefe ’17:

Wesleyan Boxing Club is back in business. Come join us for our very first workout of the year, we will be practicing our total body conditioning routine, getting back in punching shape, and – oh, yeah! – having a blast!

Date: September 13th
Time: 3 – 4 PM
Place: Freeman Multipurpose Room

Tutor Kids at Woodrow Wilson

3164_91999960742_6161013_nI heard that Noam Sandweiss-Back ’15 peaked in middle school:

Let’s be real, middle school kind of sucks. The Woodrow Wilson  Tutoring Partnership is looking for new tutors who know what we’re talking about. Get close to two awesome middle schoolers in a mentoring/tutoring role and provide some support in your favorite subjects. Its just four hours a week and hellz yeah, it qualifies for work study.