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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

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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

WILD Wes Interest Meeting

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From our friends at WILD Wes:

sprawling green lawns = excessive water + pesticides + fertilizers + fuel for mowers + labor costs + storm runoff + algae blooms + monoculture + monotony

permaculture = rain + helpful microbes + insect and animal habitats + fruits + vegetables + herbs + colorful flowers + perennial plants + shade (from trees, not people) + compost + resilience + natural “pest” control + bees + butterflies + water storage + low-maintenance

WILD Wes = Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan = permaculture + free produce + teamwork + exercise + learning + praxis + FUN

Stop by the brief interest meeting today to learn more about how we can make this campus (and the world) a more sustainable and beautiful place. Especially if you live in the butts or westco and are curious in what’s growing in your courtyard! There is also the potential for paid summer positions. If you can’t make it, email wildwesu@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, March 5 (Today!)
Time: 7:15 PM
Place: Allbritton 318

Senior Recital – Ben Zucker: Poetics in Motion

BenZucker-304x304Join the CFA for a senior music recital by Ben Zucker ’15, “Poetics in Motion.”

I always have trouble explaining my thesis, but it contains this important quote:

“What writing music comes down to, in the end, is care. We create situations. We care about them and take care of them. And we care for the people involved.” (Michael Pisaro)

I care about you. I care about my music. Therefore, I care very deeply about situations where you and my music can coexist. So as part of the culmination of my Wesleyan education, I am beyond thrilled to present to you the premier of original compositions and then some (“then some” may include solo improvisations and John Cage).

Featuring the amazing playing of:

Siri Carr, Josh Davidoff, Vivian Deng, Ali Felman, Tobias Frohnhöfer, Dina Maccabee, Angus Macdonald, and Ron Shalom

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Submit to Loam Magazine

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PSA from Nicole Stanton ’15:

You may have seen our wee takeover of Method Magazine recently. We’re
getting our hands dirty, once again.

This semester’s edition is an exploration of place. How can we use art
to make sense of our interactions with nature? We’re imagining the
foraging human, the entanglement of roots and city concrete, spaces of
dwelling.

Share with us how, why, and where you inhabit place.

Submissions due to loammag[at]gmail[dot]com by March 27th. Please holler with
questions or comments.

Date: Monday, March 2nd- Friday, March 27th 

Africanizing Technology Conference

An invitation from Jasmine Mack ’16:

Africa has long been a space of technological innovation and adaptation despite popular Western media depictions to the contrary. In fact, Africa is at the center of global technology stories such as the history of nuclear proliferation. Recently scholars have documented novel uses of contemporary media technologies on the continent, as well as adaptations of older technologies such as studio photography or the automobile, all of which have had rich and complicated social impacts. Writers, artisans, and farmers have also created new technological cultures, while many African medical professionals have responded to technologically ‘poor’ environments by improvising basic solutions. Africanizing Technology aims to highlight and interrogate these and other technology stories on the continent from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More information after the jump:

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