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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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Bill Belichick Signed Football Helmet Raffle

From Leigh Evron ’16:

Raf1078The Wesleyan Cardinal Cheerleaders are raffling off a Wesleyan football Helmet signed by Bill Belichick (The Patriots coach, and the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span, and a Wes alum!!). The drawing will be held at halftime during the homecoming game on Saturday. Tickets can be bought
here.

Date: October 12th – 18th
Place: Homecoming football game
Cost: Tickets start at $5

 

Film Series: Salaam Bombay!

1988. India. Dir: Mira Nair. With Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal. 113 min.

 

Before plying her trade in Hollywood, Nair earned international acclaim for this gritty neorealist drama starring nonprofessional street children. A boy is banished by his family and left to work for a travelling circus, but a series of heartbreaks exposes him deeper into a poverty-stricken urban underbelly of child labor, prostitution, and drug dealing.

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

UCAB Laser Tag

laser-tag-4-kidsFrom the folks at UCAB:

This is not your typical college market laser game system–it’s a professionally produced team sport that requires keen strategy, and features real time scoring! To ensure an exciting and unique experience, we’ve focused our game features on the interaction between players. We’ve integrated seriously high tech Lasertron gaming vests with shoulder speakers, and versatile two-handed phasers with multiple laser options. Just add heart pumping music and immense strategic lighting and you’ll have a night you will not soon forget.

Date: Thursday, October 9 — tonight!
Time: 8 PM – 12 AM
Place: Beckham Hall
Facebook event: here.

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WESU Interest Meeting

From Ben Goldberg ’17:

Interested in radio? Want to learn how to record, edit, and produce? Come check out Wesleyan’s free-form radio station at an interest meeting this Thursday, October 9th at 8pm!

There’s so much you can do at the station this year! Podcasts, pre-produced programming, live shows, managing the station, and more! Usually, we just have a DJ Training in both the fall and the spring, but this year, since our staff is growing so quickly, we’re gonna be revamping our training program; we will be offering a Producer’s Training in the fall and our normal DJ Training in the spring.

The meeting will be at the radio station, 45 Broad Street on the 2nd floor; the door is next to Broad Street Books on the left (the one with a yellow WESU sticker on it). If you can’t make it but still want to do radio this semester (which you totally should), email me at personnel[at]wesufm[dot]org.

Woot radio! See ya at the station!

Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 8-8:30 PM
Place: 45 Broad St. (WESU Offices)

Classical Studies Lecture Series: “War, What is it Good For in Homer’s Iliad and Four Receptions”

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From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The Classical Studies Department welcomes Seth Schein, Professor
Emeritus of Comparative Literature at UC Davis, for the first lecture
of the semester: “War, What is it Good For in Homer’s Iliad and Four
Receptions.”

All are welcome to come learn about the ancient world and one of
literature’s most influential texts!

Date: October 9th, 2014
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Place: Downey House 113