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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


Mitski @ Earth House


From Ophelia Benedetti ’17:

MITSKI is coming to Earth House this Friday night (the 13th!!!!!) Protect your heart at this pre-valentines derby of tunes. NO SWEETHEARTS ALLOWED.

MITSKI is a 23 y.o. singer-songwriter/rock-n-roller from Brooklyn. MITSKI’s music is “like an aging racetrack greyhound; graceful, but still kind of sad.” Listen here. You won’t regret it.

With WISHBONE (nice boys from loss angeles playing wobbly, sludge rock)
& CHAMPAGNE POPPY (Ann & Blaise – pretty cool chicks who will chew up your bean boots and spit them out)

Date: Friday, February 13 – Today!
Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Place: Earth House
Cost: Free!
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Audition for a Short Comedy

From Lauren Langer ’16:

Miranda Haymon ’16, Lauren Langer ’16, Naomi Saito ’16, and Ariana Nasseri ’23, are teaming up with The Wesleyan Film Project to bring you a short comedy about self-discovery, family, growing up.

Jk lol haha, its mostly about getting high and watching the itunes visualizer. But still, there’s some family involved. The film is called “Hi Mom” and auditions will be this FRIDAY (2/13) from 3-5pm in USDAN 108. No need to prepare anything! 10940989_10152630824596120_6854253159587088155_n

Roles we are looking for:
-2 female college students (convenient hay)
-1 mom
-Pizza delivery man/woman
-Male/Female college friend

We will be filming the week before spring break; actual times tbd. Email with any questions or conflicts regarding the film or audition times.

We hope you’ll come audition; the film is going to be tons of fun, and we hope to submit it to some competitions/festivals!

Date: Today!
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
Facebook event

CONCERT @ Farm House – Marigo Farr

Brooklyn natives, Marigo Farr and Jackie Dodd, are making the trek through the snow to come to Wesleyan and play a very special ~ one time only ~ concert at Farm House this Friday! At the show, you can expect to sing along (YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY – SING ALONG), dance a little, laugh even more, and best of all – learn how to make kimchi (no joke).

Marigo has been writing tunes since she was a little kid and has now produced three albums. Her songs are chock full of beautiful melodies and quirky lyrics. Listen to her music on Bandcamp.

Date: Tonight, Friday, February 13
Time: 9-11:30 PM
Place: Farm House

Film Series: Blade Runner (The Final Cut)

1982. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer. 117 min.

A hard-boiled cop tasked with tracking down and terminating “replicants” – androids engineered to look exactly like humans – grapples with moral quandaries and the nature of self in dim, dystopian L.A. The eerily slow-burning neo-noir has been hailed as a sci-fi paragon for its ornate, imaginative production design and complex philosophical themes.

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

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Concert


From Jasmine Mack ’16:

African Studies and the Music Dept. are bringing Sierra Leone’sRefugee All Stars (SLRAS) to campus this Friday. They are a major group on the world music circuit and were featured in an acclaimed documentary (More about the documentary can be found here). They are now touring the U.S. to promote awareness about Ebola and fund raise for Ebola relief.
(See the band’s website here for a free download from their recent album)

The Pre-concert panel is at 7PM in Crowell Concert Hall followed by the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Concert at 8pm.

Date: Friday, February 13th
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $5 Wes Community $10 General Public

Almost, Maine


From Anna Bisikalo ’17:

Second Stage presents: “Almost, Maine”. Directed by Rachel Kaly ’17 and David Caruso ’18, this play portrays love in all of its humorous, screwed up, and sentimental forms.

Date/Time:  Thursday 7 pm; Friday 9:30 pm; Saturday 2 pm
Place: ’92 Theater

<3 Valentine Making Party

1319309311024_6154204This just in from the effervescent Talia Bauer ’15 with a v enticing event where you get to eat cookies and make broken hearts out of construction paper celebrate the upcoming holiday of luv!

In my ninth grade Spanish class, Señora Betegh taught us that Valentine’s Day is ACTUALLY the day of Love AND of Friendship. This might have just been a clever ruse to teach us the word “amistad,” but the point is, this coming week we have an opportunity to celebrate ALL
of the people we love and appreciate in our lives. So your stunning neighborhood CAs are holding a Valentine-making and cookie-decorating
party (and yes, we will have frosting that isn’t gross-tasting and
pink). Come make Valentines and cookies for your S/O, your friendz
with benz, your roommate, your bestie, your parent, your CUSTODIAN,
your advisor, your neighbor, your RA/HM/CA (NO we’re not
self-interested, how dare you suggest it)… Basically the
possibilities are endless. See you there!

Time: 4:30
Date: 2/13
Place: Fauver Lounge