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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



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

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)

Film Series: To Be or Not to Be

1942. USA. Dir: Ernst Lubitsch. With Carole Lombard, Jack Benny. 99 min.


During the Nazi occupation of Warsaw an unlikely husband-wife duo find themselves at the center of a convoluted spy plot, leading a ragtag band of merry stage actors as they apply their dramatic talents to fool the resident Gestapo forces. Lubitsch’s genre-mixing farce balances sidesplitting laughs with biting political satire and nervy wartime suspense.

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

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….

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!

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

Writing Through Trauma Info Session

10917229_10205619882837692_1953964414100889430_oFounder of the Wesleyan School of Poetics Amy Mattox ’17 writes in with a v intriguing ::Student Forum:: for you all in the spring. Check it out:

Writing Through Trauma is a resurrected student forum taught by Ella Weisser ’17 and Amy Mattox ’17! Come to the info session (1/24 at 3:00 PM) for all the juicy details, a well-formatted application, and a very helpful Q&A!!

This 1 credit class is primarily a creative writing workshop. Trauma often enacts a loss of agency, so in this forum we will attempt to reclaim voice, reimagine healing, and rework conceptions of written narrative. We will read & discuss accounts of trauma as we develop our own personal writing. We may draw on experiences that are collective, personal, inherited, witnessed, etc. We will read nonfiction, fiction, theory, poetry and genre-resistant writing. Students will be expected to write four pieces for class workshop alongside a series of smaller assignments and responses. This is not a nonfiction-only workshop–students may write in any genre!

Date: 1/24
Time: 3 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
Facebook: Here


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:

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