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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

Film Series: Inherent Vice

2014. USA. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix. 148 min. 

On a case for his ex-girlfriend, a weed-addled private eye stumbles upon a bizarre underground network of neo-Nazis, dentists, heroin, and a very mysterious boat. In this semi-coherent, wildly entertaining rendering of 1970 L.A., Anderson bravely goes where no director has gone before: into the feverishly “un- adaptable” world of Thomas Pynchon.

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

The 48 Hour Magazine Project Has Begun

Amy Mattox ’17 sends this message through the digital airwaves:

The theme of this year’s 48 hour magazine is FORTUNE. We’re thinking blind luck, superstition, the stock market, gambling, risks, classism, fortune cookies, horoscopes, chris brown, chance, O Fortuna, tarot, the oracle at delphi, lucky charms, coincidence, misfortune, etc.
From now until MIDNIGHT, please send any responses to FORTUNE to 48hourmag@gmail.com with your full name and class year.
We want to see your .poems, drawings, paintings, collages, personal essays, photo essays, found object, wild assemblages, deconstructive critiques, sculptures, science experiments, fiction, album reviews, comix, knock knock jokes, haiku, soundbites, genre-defiant mud, exposé reporting, video art, interviews, animation, songs, podcast materials, etc – make it fast, make it quick, make it in 12 hours or four minutes.
We’ll be tabling in Usdan from noon till 8, asking the serious and incisive questions about FORTUNE you’ve all been waiting for.
Some final words of wisdom:
Fortune is a horse with four white feet
& more importantly:: The cleanly are comfortable, the dirty are lucky.
god speed + good luck

Free Pizza and a Movie

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Brought to you by Wesleyan Women in Business:

Have you had a long week or you just need a chance to relax after coming back to school? Then join us for a screening of “The Devil Wears Prada” and free pizza! Relax and rejoice for Friday is here! Feel free to invite your friends and come while supplies last! Everyone is welcome!

Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 7:30PM
Place: 41 Wyllys room 112

Allbritton Talks: College Sports

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As more Division I athletes and their supporters call for payment for players and even consider unionizing, it raises the question of the purpose of college athletics and perhaps of institutions of higher education themselves. Is it exploitative for universities to profit off of their student-athletes if it is indeed to the detriment of their education, finances, and health? Are athletically-based admission and scholarships unfair – if so, for whom? – or are they a means of expanding college access and diversifying student populations?

In this session of Allbritton Talks, we’ll examine  controversies surrounding Division I athletics while also pondering what compels us – as a University, as a society, and even as a species – to care about sports. Athletes, fans, and NARPs are all welcome. There will be pizza!

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free

Weekend of Workshops with WesBAM! ft. Renee and Shira

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From Katie McLaughlin ’15:

Grab your yoga and cardio clothes and join us for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, classes and alumni as Shira Engel ’14 and Renee Dunn ’14 – co-founders of WesBAM! – are returning home. There’s a lot of stuff going on: Shira and Renee are co-teaching Founder’s Flow, Shira is teaching two yoga classes and Renee is teaching a yoga class and a fusion cardio kickboxing/total body conditioning class. AND GUESS WHAT?! It’s all FREE! A complete lineup and description of events are posted below! Class descriptions are after the jump.

THURSDAY — March 26th
4:30-5:30 Flow Fierce w/ Guest Yoga Teacher Shira Engel ’14,
Fayerweather Dance Room

FRIDAY — March 27th
11:00-12:30 Shira’s Home Yoga Practice Workshop, Fayerweather Dance
Room

SATURDAY — March 28th
11:00-1:00 WesBAM! Founder’s Flow with Shira and Renee, Fayerweather
Dance Room
5:00-6:00 Wellness Beyond Wes, Fayerweather Dance Room

SUNDAY — March 29th
11:00-12:00 Total Body Conditioning and CardioKickboxing FUSION,
Fayerweather Dance Room
4:00-5:00 Power Yoga w/ Guest Yoga Teacher Renee Dunn ’14,
Fayerweather Theater Room

Date: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Place: Fayerweather
Cost: FREE!

Spring Faculty Dance Concert – “Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins”

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Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres. Ms. Beaman and renowned Baroque soprano Christine Brandes embark on a seminal collaboration of their own making, Women of Myth Unleashed. By juxtaposing the traditional form and mythological subject matter of the Baroque era with 21st century modern movement and contemporary issues, they bring the iconic mythological figures of Armide, Arianna, and Medea into sharp relief on stage. In Médée, Louis Nicolas Clérembault’s cantata from 1710, Ms. Brandes and Ms. Beaman depict the bifurcated nature of Medea’s tortured state, with electrifying music provided by Folia, an early music ensemble of stellar musicians.

Opening the second half of the evening is The Seven Deadly Sins, an inventive ensemble dance theater work choreographed and directed by Patricia Beaman. Radically re-envisioned as a production set in Weimar-era Berlin in the seediest of cabarets, this edgy Neo-Baroque work has been specially created for Wesleyan students as part of the “Repertory and Performance” course.

Date: Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $5 for Wesleyan students

Ask a Med Student! **Pizza will be provided!**

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PSA from Diana Lin ’15:

Are you considering a career in medicine? Are you interested in pursuing a dual degree, like an MD/MPH or MD/PhD? Then we invite you to join us for Ask a Med Student! hosted by AMSA on Friday, March 27th. This is meant to be an informal event for students to engage with two medical students at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Come prepared with questions, and we’ll be ready with pizza! Invite all your pre-med friends!

Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (Exley Science Center 184)
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The Geography of Resistance: Free Black Communities & the Underground Railroad

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21st Annual CAAS Distinguished Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, archaeologist and historian from University of Maryland College Park. Join us to learn more about community activism. African-American leadership, and the fight to end slavery.

*Reception to follow

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: CAAS, Vanguard Lounge