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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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La Boca hosts Trivia Night with UCAB

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From UCAB:

La Boca’s very own Matt is coming to host Trivia Night!

Featuring live music by Bryan Farb & The Raisin Band, with opener Andrew Hove (8 PM)!

Come join us! There will be food :)

Date: Today
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan Cafe

VIO/MIRÉ/Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION/Rachel Connor’s Photo Show

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From Angus Macdonald ’16:

VIO?MIRÉ:

“From the swell of cello to the ripple of pump organ to the baronial flight of trombone to those voices – soaring, too, on surging wings of their own design – Vio/Mirè is a band destined to be many things. But first and foremost, when you hear the hum and thrum of their music, and can even see it come into view, over the treetops or rising from the earth, what they are is a band borne of the land, sea, and mountains jutting into canyons of sky.”

Daniel Fishkin’s DEADLION
romantic oscilloscope music fuck u hell yay

Rachel Connor’s Photo Show
Also a band, not an exhibit

Date: Today
Time: 8 pm
Place: Eclectic

Ski Week and Team: Informational Meeting

1012288_10152907748880466_132374472047363929_nFrom Michael Creager ’15:

Interested in Ski Week!? We know you are, its okay to admit it to yourself. Come to our Informational meeting at 9:30pm Thursday (10/23) to hear about how you can experience, the legend, the myth, and the shenanigry that is SKI WEEK 2015!!

We don’t even have to ask the question, we know you’re game for Ski Team too! That meeting will directly follow the Ski Week meeting at 10:15 the same night!

Be There. Be The Dog. Woof.

Here’s a Facebook Link.

Date: Today
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Exely 150 (Tischler Hall)

Nation Beat: A Lecture and a Concert + Don Froot

1901933_10152828438677658_5875441021063785904_nFrom Colin O’Connor ’15:

Nationally acclaimed band Nation Beat, a combination of Brazilian percussion and New Orleans funk, is coming to Wes in a combination lecture-concert event.

The band–described as, “a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms”– merges two festival cultures that both rely on, “booming, swinging, danceable percussion and call-and-response chants that celebrate history and survival” and their, “explosive live show,” is known to break into, “crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing.”

Willie Nelson—after performing with them—called them, “just a fantastic group,” and NPR reviewer Banning Eyre, called Nation Beat the “the most original and alluring fusion group I have heard in years.” Among other publications, the band has also received praise from the NYT, BBC World Radio, and Afropop.

Film Series: Underground

1995. Yugoslavia. Dir: Emir Kusturica. With Predrag Manojlovic. 167 min.

 

“Once upon a time there was a country.”

So begins Kusturica’s uproariously comic, morally complex epic that follows two crackpot comrades through the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Cold War, and into the height of the Yugoslav Wars in 1992. This lively film arguably features the best Balkan brass band soundtrack of any Yugoslavian Palme d’Or winner.

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

Cookies for a Cure

Gavriella Wolf ’15 writes in:

Like boobs? Like supporting a good cause and keeping boobs around the world healthy and cancer free? Relay For Life of Wesleyan University is selling boob cookies in Usdan this week for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Come by our table at lunchtime and buy a delicious cookie that happens to look like a boob for only a dollar each.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Date: Thursday, October 23 & Friday, October 24
Time: 11 AM-1 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: $1 per cookie