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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: North By Northwest

1959. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint. 136 min.

 

One moment Grant’s an unsuspecting ad man; the next he’s fleeing cinema’s most famous crop duster and dangling off of Mount Rushmore. The apotheosis of Hitch’s “innocent man on the run” pictures is justly beloved for iconic suspense setpieces, yet it also boasts a tight script crackling with wit and innuendo.

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

History Thesis Colloquiums

keep-calm-and-make-history-17From Emma Rothberg ’15:

Come learn about some of the great thesis projects in the History Department. These presentations will be about 45 minutes each, from 4:15 to 6 on Wednesday and Thursday in PAC 136. Come support the thesis writers and hear about some cool aspects of history!

Gabriel Frankel 10/22
British Palestine: Security, Cartography, and Rebellion

Max Shafer-Landau 10/22
The Gilding of Spain’s Golden Age

Jessica Lopez 10/23
Real Madrid & F.C. Barcelona: Football as a Reflection of Extremely
Complex Relations Between Two Cities in 1930’s Spain

Emma Rothberg 10/23
The Myth of Brotherhood: How American Civil War Veterans Created
Historical Consensus

Date: Wed 10/22, Thurs 10/23
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: PAC 136

Liberty in North Korea information meeting

1937501_10153269159548975_6869841640513692015_nFrom Michelle Jae Lee ’16:

Liberty in North Korea is an organization that helps North Korean refugees’ resettle and empowerment process. LiNK at Wesleyan is a chapter from the national organization based in L.A., California. LiNK empowers the North Korean PEOPLE as they drive progress inside their country.

We are having an information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at 6pm, Usdan 110, about the club’s goals for this semester. If you are interested, please stop by and say hello!

Date: Wed, Oct 22
Time: 6 pm
Place: Usdan 110

South Africa Winter Session Informational Session

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Chelsea Amo-Tweneboah ’15 writes in:

This winter from January 3-17th, there will be a two-week service trip to South Africa organized by the Ubuntu Global Connections organization. Come to Usdan 126 on October 22nd, 2014 at 6pm to learn about the trip itinerary, costs and who will be going on the trip.  Forms will be available to fill out for those who are interested. The session will be lead by Amy Gleason, a former faculty member at Middlesex School and founder of Ubuntu Global Connections.

Date: Wednesday, October 22nd
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Place: Usdan 136

CSI Dixie: Death Investigation and the Civil War Era South

From Emma Rothberg ’15:

Come learn what the morgue can tell us about life and death in the nineteenth-century South. Based on a deep reading of the extantcoroners’ inquests for the state of South Carolina, University of Georgia Professor Stephen Berry provides glimpses into the sad intimacies inherent in the varied ways people go out of the world. “No society should be judged solely from its morgue,” Berry concludes,”but every society has to answer for its morgue.”

The website for the CSI Dixie project can be found here.

Sponsored by the History Department as part of the History Matters series.

Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave, Room 112