Category Archives: Events

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

Film Series: Brazil

1985. UK. Dir: Terry Gilliam. With Jonathan Pryce. 132 min. 35mm print.

 

A sheepish government peon with grand romantic dreams attempts to correct a simple paperwork error only to find himself hurled into a treacherous world of terrorism, torture, and plastic surgery. Elaborate production design, hysterical performances and manically kinetic direction mark a fantastical satire of bureaucracy gone wrong.

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

WestCo Open Mic: SUPERMOON edition

openmicsFrom Will Barr ’18:

Come to the second WestCo Open Mic of the semester!

moon themed. there’s actually not a theme we just need to reinvent to stay relevant am I right Cher? But come perform anything you’d like. Last time we had tons of great acts and an awesome audience.

see the moon. be inspired. write music poems jokes etc. cover cool things. this event is actually three days after the supermoon but whatever.

Signups at 8. Show at 8:30. We sometimes run out of slots within 15 minutes, so punctuality will be your friend. Only if you can’t make it at 8 to sign up, contact Will Barr ’18 or Josh Davidoff ’18

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/138860089800525/

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 8-10PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Real Talk: Expulsion, Occupation, and Demolition

Fromsjpevent  Henry Prine ’18:

Meet Palestinians from Susiya and Umm al-Khair, West Bank. Join Fatma,
Hamoudi, Aysar, Eid, Nima, and Sadin for a conversation about their
lives in Palestine. They are not academics. They are living in
undocumented villages in the South Hebron Hills. These villages are
located in Area C, the part of the West Bank under full Israeli
control since 1993.

Expelled from their original land, Susiya, in 1986, these Palestinians
have been under constant threat of demolition by the state of Israel.
People stay up every night in case Caterpillar bulldozers ride up
accompanied by soldiers. Come listen to their stories, and join the
conversation that even a US Senator has. They are excited to meet you.

There will be food served. Thai food. Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1724225127807536/)

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 4:15-6:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 103

Audition for “Powerchord!” — A Senior Film Thesis

punk_rock1Adam McGill ’16 writes in:

Come audition for “Powerchord!” a punk rock flavored love story to be shot in 16mm. We are looking for three instrumentally inclined actors and actresses for supporting roles.

Mark/ Supporting /Male/ 18 – 25 years old/ a wild punk drummer who dreams of nothing else but making a living playing music
Dave/ Supporting/ Male/ 18- 27/ a silent character. Dave is a somewhat mystical mysterious presence who plays bass in a punk band
Dana/ Supporting/ Female/ 18- 25/ a guitarist who’s somewhat conservative outward appearance may not show who she truly is.

Shoot Dates are tentatively set for mid October. Auditions will be Tuesday September 29th in the Center for Film Studies room 124.

Date: Tuesday, September 29 — today!!!
Time: 5-9 PM
Place: CFS room 124

Students for Justice in Palestine – General Interest Meeting

sjpHave questions about Israel or Palestine? Want to apply a human rights lens to ending the occupation? Please join us for a general information session about Students for Justice in Palestine. All are encourage to come, regardless of any level of prior knowledge. We will go over a brief history of Palestinian activism on campus, as well as discuss plans for this year, both in terms of education and movement building.

 

Date: Tuesday, September 29 — today!
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: University Organizing Center
FB event

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

Opening Reception + Exhibition—“Tripod Complex”

ian_boyden_tripod_eventSome info first about an opening reception from the CFA:

Tripod Complex features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95 that are his meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a forest fire in Washington state.

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 12-1:30 PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace
CFA event link

And now, here are the details for the entire CEAS exhibition:

“Tripod Complex” features monumental scrolls by Ian Boyden ’95, a meditation on the remains of ancient trees after a fire in Okanogan National Forest in Washington state. When he first saw the still-standing charcoal spires, he said “It had become ink … this catastrophic Chinese landscape painting.” He was “transfixed by the musculature of the trees revealed and shaped by fire. They had drawn themselves on the sky.” He saw a transformation of self, and an insight into the Buddhist doctrine of no self.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed: Saturday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 28; and Tuesday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Opening Date: Wednesday, September 30
Closing Date: Friday, December 11
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery
CFA link

Audition For Frozen Flowers

frozen flowersFrom Alexandra White ’16:

Have you always wanted to be a movie star? Have you always wanted to play a 25 year old charming, sociopath? Well now is your chance! Audition for Ariana Nasseri‘s senior thesis Frozen Flowers this Wednesday, September 30th from 8:30-10:30 pm in Usdan 108.

Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 8:30-10:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108