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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

 

Film Series: Badlands

1973. USA. Dir: Terrence Malick. With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek. 95 min.

 

A small town girl is swept up in the whirlwind of a troubled young drifter, joining him on a killing spree across the striking landscapes and radiant horizons of the vast Midwest. Malick’s impressive debut becomes a fairytale of mid-century Americana, its chilling brutality rendered poetic in the trademark lyricism that would come to define the director’s work.

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

6 Secrets to Breaking into the Tech Industry with a Liberal Arts Major

devon-headshot-blackwhite-bw (1)From Devon Hopkins ’11:

Don’t think you have the skills to work in the tech industry? Think again. From a dance and psychology major at Wesleyan to a Director of Marketing at a 200-person software company, presenter Devon Hopkins will share how to use your liberal arts background to land a job at a tech company.

*Learn resume best practices for technology companies
*Learn about the different employment opportunities for small to mid-size technology companies
(including Devon’s current company, NGP VAN)
*Get your questions answered by an actual tech company hiring manager

Devon Hopkins ’11 is the Director of Inbound Marketing for NGP VAN, the leading provider of technology to political and progressive campaigns. He runs the marketing team for EveryAction, the company’s software platform for nonprofit fundraising, email, and advocacy.

Date: Wednesday, February 18th
Time: 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Place: Interwebz

Free Israeli Late Night

From Matthew Renetzky ’18:

10945858_10203584853957659_3146862625151879298_oCome relax and celebrate Israeli culture with FREE food, music, and more! Hosted by Wesleyan United With Israel.

Date: Wednesday, February 18th
Time: 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Place: 41 Wyllys
Cost: FREE
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Rho Epsilon Pi Rush Information Sessions

1898239_1043916292301925_8278511621031863122_nFrom Brittany Benham ’15:

Hey everyone! Rho Epsilon Pi, Wesleyan’s only all-female identifying sorority, is here to tackle the spring semester with another round of Rush! Our sisters are athletes, dramatists, history buffs, science kids, world travelers and so much more. Anyone and everyone who identifies as female is welcome to attend one of our information sessions either on Sunday, February 15th @2:00pm or Wednesday, February 18th @7:30pm in Allbritton 311. Come learn a little bit more about what it means to be a sister of Rho Ep, how a sorority fits in with the Wesleyan community, and how you can begin the Rush process. We can’t wait to meet you!

Dates/Times: Sunday, February 15 at 2 PM and Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Facebook here.

Join 8 to 8!

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PSA from Caroline Mead ’16:

Like talking to people? Want to join a group of secret superheros? Come interview for 8 to 8!

We are Wesleyan’s anonymous, confidential, student-run listening service and we’re looking for new volunteers to start training this Spring.

Please email eight2eight[at]gmail[dot]com ASAP to set up your interviews!

Date: Sunday, February 15th- Saturday, February 28th

In Theory Lecture Series

Five Fundamental Concepts: A Lecture Series Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

All lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30pm in Downey 113

ALIENATION
Ulrich Plass
Associate Professor of German Studies
February 11

MEANING
Joseph Fitzpatrick
Visiting Assistant Professor of Letters
February 18

HARMONY
Stephen Angle
Professor of Philosophy and Chair
of the College of East Asian Studies
February 25

DIFFERENCE
Amy Tang
Assistant Professor of American Studies and English
March 25

UTOPIA
Eirene Visvardi
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
April 8