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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

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: The Babadook

2014. Australia. Dir: Jennifer Kent. With Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman. 94 min.


A harried young widow suffers when her rambunctious son claims to be haunted by a supernatural fiend he saw in a creepy pop-up book. As she’s run ragged by her own exhaustion, insomnia, and hallucinations, this presence starts to feel harrowingly real – is it simply the stress of raising a difficult child alone, or something far more horrific?

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

Info Session for the Draper Women Entrepreneurs’ Competition

Wesleyan has been invited to participate in the annual Draper Women Entrepreneurs’ Competition at Smith College, where teams led by at least one female undergrad can win up to $10,000 for ventures in the seed, start-up, and early growth stages. A representative from Smith will visit campus on Wednesday, February 4 to discuss the rules and prizes, describe the excitement of the 2014 and 2013 competitions, and answer any questions.

Submit a letter of intent by March 2 and apply by March 23. The competition is on April 10 in Northampton, MA. This info session is sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: PCSE Board Room (Allbritton 022)

Can American Government Be Fixed?

Philip K. Howard is a lawyer, civic leader, and writer whose work addresses the effects of an overly complex legal code on our governing system and daily lives. He will visit Wesleyan on Wednesday, February 4 to discuss his latest book, The Rule of Nobody, wherein he argues that the American government is paralyzed by detailed, outmoded laws, and advocates for a radically simplified system.

Howard is the author of the best-seller The Death of Common Sense, as well as The Collapse of the Common Good and Life Without Lawyers. He writes periodically for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post and has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, among other programs. He has advised national political leaders for fifteen years, and is the founder of Common Good, a nonpartisan reform coalition. You can watch his Ted Talk here.

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free!

Quaker Voluntary Service Info Session

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 10.12.52 PMFrom Caroline Monahan ’16:

Are you a senior looking to engage in meaningful community work next year? Come to the Quaker Voluntary Service info session on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 12 pm in PAC 125.

Quaker Voluntary Service is a faith-based service-year program for individuals passionate about living lives committed to social justice. Volunteers will live together in intentional community, work in professional roles in nonprofit organizations, and be actively engaged in exploring their individual and common spiritual paths. Volunteers receive housing, all utilities, health insurance, a transportation and grocery allowance and a small living stipend. There will be many opportunities for training, retreat and reflection. The QVS Volunteer experience is an exploration of our four core values: Community, Service, Transformation, and the Quaker Way. QVS Volunteers look to engage in social justice work at a nonprofit through a faith perspective. Click here for more info. If you have any questions, email recruitment[at]quakervoluntaryservice[dot]org or cmonahan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: PAC 125

Apply for a Writing Mentor


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