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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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Apply for a Writing Mentor

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From Savannah Whiting ’13/GRAD:

Never written a paper for college? Feel like you’ve never written a paper for college? Apply now for a Writing Mentor, a personal tutor who will meet with you privately to help you with your writing. Mentors can help you at all stages of the writing process—generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving grammar, clarity, and style, or simply managing your time—and will meet with you weekly to address all of your writing worries and woes. If you participate, a specially trained sophomore, junior, or senior will meet with you throughout the semester.

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.

Applications are available here.

Please apply by noon on Thursday, February 5th. We will notify new mentees by the 9th, and hold a reception for new mentor-mentee couples on Tuesday, February 10th, from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Allbritton311.

We look forward to working with you!

Deadline: Thursday, February 5th
Link: Here

Film Series: Dear White People

2014. USA. Dir: Justin Simien. With Tessa Thompson. 108 min.

 

At a prestigious, predominantly white university starting with the letter “W,” black students struggle to overcome systemic injustice and make their distinct voices heard… This film’s comedic chaos hits close to home, provoking chuckles and cringes of recognition in equal measure, and inventively sparking necessary debate without claiming easy solutions. The screening will be followed by a discussion, hosted by The Ankh.

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

Second Day Snacks at ADP

10929083_10203522293714067_8501088451608995741_nFrom the people at Alpha Delt, our heroes of free food and new friends:

Come chillax at Alpha Delta Phi for some fun and snacky goodness. Bring your friends; all are welcome!

Date: Friday, January 23
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Society, 185 High Street

Cabaret Auditions

1510873_10152658930461448_6089151759784954286_nFrom Ari Rudess ’15:

From the people who brought you Second Stage favorites like Next to Normal and Godspell comes….

CABARET
As the rising tide of Nazism threatens the lives and culture of individuals in Weimar Berlin, the people of the Kit Kat Klub maintain that “life is a cabaret” in this classic musical.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song and a short monologue (if you have one!). No need to worry about memorization or experience! We’re looking for a passionate cast of actors, singers, dancers, movers, shakers, artists, and anyone who wants to be a part of this exciting production!

AUDITIONS:
All auditions will be in the CFA Jones Room
Friday, 1/23 4-6pm
Saturday, 1/24 4-6pm
Callbacks will be Sunday, 1/25 1-5pm in the CFA Jones Room

Questions, comments, feelings? Email Sarah Corey (scorey[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Ari Rudess (arudess[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

Director: Sarah Corey
Music Director: Max Luton
Choreographer: Beanie Feldstein
Stage Manager: Ari Rudess
Assistant Stage Managers: Remy Johnson and Mariel Becker

Date: Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24
Times: 4-6 PM both days
Place: CFA Jones Room

WEServe Week of Service

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Missing Wesleyan already? Make plans to meet up with fellow Wesfolk for a WEServe project!

WEServe is a worldwide week of service for the entire Wesleyan community. During the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18-24), students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and grandparents, future students, and friends are all invited to come together for activities that serve others. Projects can involve any number of participants and any kind of volunteer work, whether it’s traditional service, like assisting a school or food pantry, or something innovative that supports a local non-profit. Call an organization to ask about their volunteer needs, and once you’ve submitted the project, Wesleyan will publicize it widely and take registrations.

405691_337335716380981_1653567861_nWEServe spans the end of Winter Break and the beginning of the spring semester, so you can plan an activity in your hometown, in Middletown, or wherever in the world you’re traveling. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community while also connecting with classmates, generations of alumni, and other members of the Wesleyan family.

Propose a project by Wednesday, December 31, or sign up to join a project by Friday, January 17: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/weserve

Date: Sunday, January 18 – Saturday, January 24
Time: All day!
Place: Everywhere!

A Call For Poetry Submissions

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 11.47.38 AMDo you consider yourself the Dylan Thomas of our generation? If so, Kate “Not Me” Malczewski ’15 and Wesleyan’s all-poetry magazine, the Hangman’s Lime wants your poetry. A “Do Not Go Gentle” joke would be too gratuitous here, right?

The Hangman’s Lime, Wesleyan’s oldest and only all-poetry magazine, wants your poems! If you want to send us some poetry lovin’, submit no more than five poems to hangmanslime[at]gmail[dot]com by January 23. All submissions are read anonymously. Don’t miss this chance to share your poetry with the world (aka the Wesleyan bubble)!
Start Date: Now (November 13)
Due Date: January 23rd