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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

"Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library"

“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

Film Series: Seven Chances (with LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT)

1925. USA. Dir: Buster Keaton. With Keaton. Approx 90 min, including shorts.

 

Buster can claim his inheritance if he gets married in a day, but the poor lad just can’t seem to catch a break. Either he’s being rejected by every gal he knows, or he’s being chased over streets and hillsides by a hundred ferocious would-be-brides. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model (MoMA) and some short films round out a night of slapstick hijinks.

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

Last Night for Auntie Stein’s Smiletime Pizzaburger Palace

From Russell Goldman ’17:

A new play written and directed by Russell Goldman and Mitchell Stone
Inspired by the album “SMiLE” by Brian Wilson
Music Director: Jacob Feder
Stage Manager: Celina Gray Bernstein
Assistant Stage Manager: Alison Silverstein
Presented by Second Stage

Who’s hungry? SMiLETIME, a modern parable for troubling times, follows a German matriarch who creates the most successful non-chain fast food restaurant in central Ohio. The restaurant skyrockets to fame after appearing on Guy Fieri’s “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives” and plummets to
one-star Yelp reviews after Auntie Stein’s unexplained disappearance. Now, in the face of a special surprise Auntie left behind, the employees of SMiLEtime must deal with their own insecurities as they confront a greater truth.

Starring:
Zacko Brint
Max Cembalest
Adam DeSantes
Emily Feher
Michael Matthews
Zoë Thrasher
Jessica Wolinsky
and introducing Josh Weiner as Guy Fieri

Set Design: Phillip Heilbron
Light Design: Maia Golden
Costume Design: Sofie Rose Somoroff
Prop Design: Emily Feher
Sound Design: Griffin Deary
Choreography: Sara Feldman
Master Carpenter: Henry Lombino
Master Electrician: Nola Werlinich
Publicity: Anthony Dean

WARNING: This play contains “objectionable” content that is not recommended for viewers under 18.

Have a great day!

Date: Tonight, Saturday February 28
Time: 8 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free! Come whenever

Last night for STARFALL, A Senior Directing Thesis

Tonight is your last night to see this show!

You know that one time you made eye contact with that singer in that band you like and for a second you thought ze was the one? What if ze really was?

Tickets are free but get on our list ASAP because capacity is limited!
We’ll be in Usdan (NOT the box office!) from 11 AM-2 PM, Saturday 2.28

Date: Today, Saturday February 28
Time: 9 PM
Place: 92 Theater

Espwesso Daytime Hours

To all our coffee-loving friends and Espwesso supporters:

WE’RE SELLING COFFEE DURING THE DAY! yep, that’s right, when you tumble out of bed on the weekends and aren’t sure how to start your day or possibly begin all that work, and pi isn’t even open yet… We have a solution. Espwesso is now open 10am-2pm every Saturday and Sunday. If you like this idea, and you want these hours to continue, please come out this weekend!! We are entirely financially self-sustaining and if we don’t have customers we can’t be open. And as always, free drip coffee if you bring your own mug!

Date: TODAY and tomorrow!
Time: RIGHT NOW (10-2 Saturdays and Sundays)
Place: Espwesso (Allbritton basement)

“Where Should the Birds Fly?” Screening + Discussion with Director Fida Qishta

From the lovely Tedra James ’18:

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week (Feb. 26th – Mar. 5th), come join Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine in welcoming Palestinian Filmmaker Fida Qishda.

Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine will be hosting a screening and post-discussion of “Where Should the Birds Fly?”, a film that documents the separate stories and shared experiences of two women who survived Israel’s Operation Cast Lead: 11-year-old Mona Al Samouni who spends the film trying to make sense of her intense experiences and Fida Qishta who began her film making as a wedding videographer before quickly moving to work with international human rights observers in Gaza.

In addition to following the lives of these two women, “Where Should the Birds Fly?” visually tells the story of the efforts of Gazans to live and work under conditions of siege, and to maintain their humanity amidst the impact of military attack.

Watch the trailer here.

Date: TONIGHT! February 27
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: PAC 001

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

 

Film Series: Zoolander

2001. USA. Dir: Ben Stiller. With Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor. 89 min.

 

Have you ever wondered if there was more to life other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking? You won’t find the answer inside a computer or a book – especially if you can’t read good – but globally renowned male model Derek Zoolander should be able to point you in the right direction. Unless that direction is left. Then you’re on your own.

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

Desperate Measures 24 Hour Show

Ariel Lesnick ’15 writes in:

Would you like to see something incredible? Me too! Come to the Desperate Measures 24 Hour Show!
Anything could happen. Except sleep. That won’t happen.
Featuring an hour with each of Wesleyan’s Comedy Troupes:
New Teen Force
Gag Reflex
WeSNL
Punchline
Lunchbox
and beats by Vonyx

Also featuring some of our favorite themed hours: First hour show, Last hour show, Musical hour, Vest hour, One hour scene, Hobo hour, Line game hour, Made up games hour, …and more!
Please bring us food!
There is a SPECIAL PRIZE for everyone who stays 18 hours or more.

Date: Friday, February 27th – Saturday February 28th
Time: 9:00pm (Friday) – 9:00pm (Saturday)
Place: WestCo Lounge
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