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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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Peter Blasser—Sidrazzi Gamelan

A sidrazzi is an electronic organ that emits a spectrum of pitched and chaotic sounds. The gamelan is an ensemble of gongs and a music of multiple-layered aesthetics. Through compositions and improvisations, graduate music student Peter Blasser’s ensemble will weave the two together.

Date: Tuesday, September 23
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: World Music Hall

FUSION Dance Crew Auditions!

Coming at you from the super-fly Mika Reyes ’17:

Interested in dancing hip-hop and other related genres at Wesleyan? Wanna be fierce and strut your stuff?? Think about joining FUSION!!!

FUSION is a performance dance group, committed to embracing a widevariety of hip-hop based dancers. We are a “fusion” of dance genres such as popping and locking, voguing, street jazz, jazz funk, break dancing, waacking, and hip hop. Typically, we have two shows a semester with our rehearsals happening in the evenings usually twice a week, increasing as show dates near.

No need to bring or prepare anything!! Just come in comfortable attire
and enthusiasm to learn something new!! :)

Auditions are super fun and low-pressure, so please make sure to enjoy
yourselves–we want you to!

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studios
Facebook: Here

 

Lanterns and Special Effects in 17th Century China

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Via Amy Zhang ’15:

Don’t miss this talk tomorrow afternoon at the Center for East Asian Studies! Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale University, Tina Lu, will be speaking on ‘Lanterns and Special Effects in 17th Century China’.

Date: Tomorrow, September 23rd
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Center for East Asian Studies Seminar Room

Stethoscope Press deadline approaching

From the one and only, most extraordinary Amy Zhang ’15

Hello budding authors! A reminder that Stethoscope Press book proposals are due Tuesday, September 23 at midnight. For the
application instructions, please see previous post: here

 

A few FAQ:

Q: Can I submit more than one book proposal?
A: No.

Q: I have so many ideas for my book. What kind of details should I
include in the proposal?
A: You should develop one idea thoroughly but mention other
possibilities. We don’t expect a completely unified, coherent idea
right now. So just give us a good understanding of what’s going on in
your mind in terms of themes to explore, style, etc. Do what you want
to do, not what you think we’ll like.

Direct any more questions to Amy Zhang (azhang@wesleyan.edu) and Kate Weiner (kweiner@wesleyan.edu).

Due date: Tuesday 9/23 at midnight!

Active Minds Anthology Submissions

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Get your pens ready, Sonia Max ’17 has an opportunity for you to express yourself.

Active Minds at Wesleyan is collecting stories, poems, artwork, and other artistic representations related to student experiences with mental health and illness.

They could inspired by a personal experience or an experience with a family member or a friend. Submissions before October 15th will be collected in an printed anthology published in early December.

Submit to: wesleyanactiveminds[at]gmail[dot]com titled “Anthology Submission.” Feel free to submit anonymously and change names as needed.

From: Now until October 15th