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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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

 

Audition for She Kills Monsters

From Mio Magee ’18:

Unleash the geek and warrior within you… Audition for She Kills Monsters! She Kills Monsters is a one-act comedic romp about a considerably average young woman who finds a Dungeons and Dragons game module her deceased teenaged sister had left for her. She battles in the fantasy world alongside her sister’s D&D character, combatting demons, homicidal faeries and three-headed dragons. Hilarity and epic swordfighting ensue.

More information after the jump:

Audition for “The Chairman and I”

An invitation from Nora Canby ’17:

For years, Chairman Mao Zedong was able to balance it all: being an awesome dictator, pulling funny pranks, being a “silly” dad. But now, with Sarah Silverman maybe visiting the palace next weekend, Mao must swallow his pride and find a governess to help wrangle his six healthy teenagers. He hires Magnolia, an American tourist, but she turns out to be crazy and in love with him! Meanwhile, the teenagers face problems ranging from environmental activism to being a goth.

More information after the jump:

Audition for Sonnets for an Old Century

An invitation from Josh Davidoff ’18:

Could you tell your life story in the space of a moment; the length of a sonnet? Come try out for Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera, a beautiful play that we are adapting to take place in and around Westco, as well as including original student material. By staging this play in the context of a dorm, we hope to call attention to the college dormitory as a place of danger and isolation as well as comfort and exploration.
No prep necessary–we will give you a sonnet to read. Wednesday and Thursday the 28th/29th from 4:30-7pm in the Westco Cafe. Contact mfriedlich[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jedavidoff[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more info.

Dates and times:
Wednesday, January 28th (today!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, January 29th (tomorrow!!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: WestCo Café
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TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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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: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

2014. Japan. Dir: Isao Takahata. Animated. 137 min.

A humble bamboo cutter encounters a young girl who sprouts forth from one of the shoots: a princess sent from above to experience the hubris of man. In adapting Japan’s oldest recorded folktale, Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) dazzles with sparse, striking imagery and experimental animation styles.

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

Community Engagement Fair

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Tutoring, gardening, cooking, eating, hiking, playing, dancing, doula-ing, farming, teaching, advocating — Wesleyan students are doing a whole lot off-campus! Come by the Engagement Fair this afternoon to hear from over twenty student groups who are working in the greater community and learn about ways you can get involved. CCP staff will also be on hand during lunch and the fair to discuss community-based work-study positions and any questions you may have.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Place: Usdan

Aural Wes First Meeting of 2015

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PSA from Chris Gortmaker ’17:

Aural Wes’ first meeting of 2015 will be this Wednesday at 9:15 PM in
Usdan 114. If you’re passionate about Wesleyan’s music scene or feel
like you might be (you probably will be soon enough), then you should
come and see what Aural Wes is all about! Experience in music
journalism is by no means necessary.

We’re looking for writers, editors, web designers, photographers,
videographers, and social media hype-machines. With Aural Wes, you’ll
be on the beat of music happenings at Wes. From hanging out with
touring groups that come through campus to covering the vibrant
student music community, there are a ton of opportunities for awesome
journalism waiting for you.

If you can’t make the meeting on Wednesday and still want to get
involved, don’t hesitate to email teamauralwes[at]gmail[dot]com and we’ll
chat.

Date: Wednesday, January 28th
Time: 9:15-11:15 PM
Place: Usdan 114