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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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Patrcielli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Peer Advisor Session

Are there problems you want to tackle in your community and around the world? How do you broaden the impact of your work? Where can you find funding and collaborators?  Chat with the PCSE PEER ADVISORS!

Come for a conversation on the basics of social entrepreneurship, for input on specific projects, or to start brainstorming new programs and products.  Bounce ideas off of your fellow students and learn about the resources that the Patricelli Center has to offer.  Whether you already have a business plan or grant proposal or simply a cause you care about, the Patricelli Advisors look forward to meeting you.

Date: Tonight, Tuesday 11/4 and every other first Tuesday of the month
Time: 10-11pm
Where: Abritton 022
Link to meet your 2014 PSCE advisors: right here

Vote for WesAGE

From Sheri Reichelson ’16:

WesAGE (the elderly social group) has been selected as a FINALIST for November 2014 Students with Drive program that awards ZipCar credit to college community service groups.

We are competing against three other groups for the chance to win $5000 in Zip Car credit to help transport our volunteers to elderly living facilities.

Voting for the finalists starts TODAY and ends November 11th at midnight. Please vote on the Students with Drive Facebook page.

Help support our Wesleyan students groups by voting– each Facebook user is allotted one vote for the competition! PLEASE tell your friends and family both at Wesleyan and at home! Tell your professors and coworkers!

Thank you all!
Sheri, Matt, Rachel, and Gabe– The WesAGE Coordinators

Date: November 4-11
Time: Anytime
Place: On Facebook

Senior Bio Major Dinners

Blanche Meslin writes in:

Bio faculty invite senior Bio majors to talk about post-grad plans, even if you don’t have any! Sign up here for one dinner: either November 4 or November 5th.

Date: Today or tomorrow
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge

Bulgarian Voices Trio Concert

7581_887371794641358_6200726672908027632_nFrom the awesomeness that is Nadja Shannon-Dabek ’15: 

Do you adore Bulgarian music wholeheartedly? Do you enjoy listening to songs with crazy rhythms and incredible harmonies? Then we’ve got a treat for you!

“Vlada Tomova, known for her “phenomenal acrobatic vocalizations” (Boston Globe) joins with the dynamic vocalists Valentina Kvasova and Shelley Thomas to weave together traditional Bulgarian village styles with artfully arranged a cappella songs and reveal the disarming power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice. Their reinterpretations of ancient songs tell old time tales of sweet or forbidden love, horses and wild mountains, potent wine, pepper planting, the moon holding secrets, and the sun falling in love with a beautiful girl and her song. Joyous, mysterious, mournful, exuberant, mesmerizing melodies; rich, unusual harmonies; and peculiar, odd rhythms come together to shimmer, intrigue, and delight the ear.

Preceding the show will be a workshop from 4-6 which will be geared towards Slavei, but anyone who is interested is welcome to join!You can also check these videos of their performances Live at Lincoln Center, and live at Fridman Gallery.

When: Workshop 4-6pm, Concert 7-8pm

WhereThe World Music Hall

How Much: Free

Medieval Studies Program Open House

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From Catherine Chase ’15:

Do you like Game of Thrones? Are you secretly Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons?

Then come to the Medieval Studies Open House for prospective and current majors/minors!

There will be free lunch!

Date: Tuesday, Nov 4
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: 200 Downey House Lounge