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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

“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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PCSE Seed Grant Pitch Competition!

Six teams of students are in the running for three $5,000 grants from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. They’ll go head-to-head in a public pitch competition this Friday and, based on the potential impact and feasibility of their projects and the caliber of their teams, a panel of alumni judges will determine which of the noble ventures to fund.

Read more about the finalists after the jump, and come cheer for your friends and favorite projects tomorrow! Pizza will be provided, and a webcast will be available here.

Date: Friday, February 27
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: PAC 002 (and webcast)

“Sweetheart” auditions

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From Jenny Davis ’17:

Do you want to be a movie star (in a short film)? Do you want to eat tater tots on camera? Do you want to be Molly Ringwald? If you answered yes to any of those questions, AUDITION FOR THE SHORTFILM “SWEETHEART”!

“Sweetheart” is a reimagining of classic teen romance films starring Molly Ringwald (think “Sixteen Candles”), set in in the 1980s. Following two sets of BFFs from opposite social spheres who scheme with the agreement to find each other love, “Sweetheart” is about the permanence of friendship and its importance in a culture that values romance above all.

Please come to one of two audition times (no prep or experience necessary).

Audition:
Wednesday, February 25th, 7-8:30pm in Usdan 108
Friday, February 27th, 4:15-6:15pm in 41 Wyllys Room 115

Attitudes Towards Life Survey

From Hazal Muhtar ’15:

Winston Churchill says “attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!”

Join us in our quest to identify different attitudes towards life by taking a quick 10-min survey! Click the link to access the survey and be a meaningful part of this journey! All your help is much appreciated!
Date: Now – Friday, February 27th @ 6PM
Place: https://wesleyan.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cvSveXtJhUCESHz