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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

"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

Film Series: Taxi Driver

1976. USA. Dir: Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster. 113 min.

A portrait of the psychotic Vietnam-veteran-cum-vigilante as a young man: De Niro embodies the lonely, urban rage of a generation as he drifts through the hellish Manhattan streets in search of a higher purpose. Twelve-year-old Foster more than holds her own as a streetwise prostitute, and Marty himself pops by for a disturbing cameo.

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

Alpha Delta Phi Presents: MULTIPLAYER MADNESS


From Clara Pinsky ’16:


No better way to fend off beginning-of-school blues than yelling at a tv screen with friends. Join us for our third rush event of the semester! Become one with the characters of Super Smash Bros in the company of some Alpha Delta Phi siblings. It’ll be a dope time with multiple gaming stations and some snacks for the eating.

As Mewtwo once said, “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”Use your gift of life to procrastinate homework and play video games with us instead.

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Date: Wednesday, September 16th
Time: 4:30PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High Street)

Winter Dance Auditions

winter dance auditionsFrom excellent human Emily Butcher ’17:

The WINTER DANCE CONCERT on December 11th and 12th on the CFA stage needs movers!

Who: YOU! (no dance experience necessary)
When: Wednesday, September 16th

Come to one session:
5:00 to 6:00pm OR 6:30 to 7:30pm
Where: Schonberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine St.
Dress in clothing appropriate for movement!

.25 Advanced Dance Practice Credit is available for this commitment.

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 5-7:30 PM
Place: Schonberg Dance Studio, 247 Pine Street

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Punchline! Auditions!

punchline! microphoneFrom Regen Routman ’16:

Come audition for Punchline!, Wesleyan’s premier stand-up comedy collective!!

TUESDAY 9/15 7-9pm in USDAN 110 (we missed this, it is our bad)
WEDNESDAY 9/16 6:30-8pm in USDAN 110

Tell us a joke/a story/whatever! 4 minutes of material max. No experience required!!!

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Place: Usdan 110

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Musical-Improv-Comedy Comes to Wes

improv musical comedyA message from Tekla Monson ’18:

Do you like singing? Do you like comedy? Then you should try doing some comedic musical improvisation! Musical improv is the absolutely fascinating, wonderful and exciting art of making up songs on the spot! It’s not as hard as it sounds, I promise.

We are looking for anybody who is interested in creating hilarious original songs never to be heard again. Everyone is welcome: actors, singers, improvisers, non-singers, comedians, adoring fans, musicians…

The first meeting will be this Wednesday, September 16 at 8:15-10 in the Jones Room (first floor of the theater department building). At this first meeting we will play some games, practice rhyming, a little improv rapping and get people introduced to creating songs of the top of your head. It is going to be so much fun!

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 8:15-10 PM
Place: Jones Room

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Wesleyan Fossil Fuel Divest Interest Meeting

fossil fuel divestGabby Resnick ’18 writes in:

hey hey hey!

did you go to the UOC open house and want to learn more about our group? were you curious about the sit-in we held last semester? do you know absolutely nothing about our group but are intrigued by the name?

come one, come all! wesleyan fossil fuel divest is holding our very first meeting (!!!! we’re so freaking excited !!!!) this wednesday at 9:00 in the UOC. we will be going over who we are, what we’re about and what’s in store for the semester. plus, it’ll be FUN!

we want to stress that you don’t need to come in with any knowledge about divestment or climate justice, but if you are super informed, that’s awesome too.

hope to see y’all there! xoxo

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (UOC)

First!!! Westco Open Mic


PSA from Josh Davidoff ’18 and Will Barr ’18:

Come over to the West College Cafeteria this Wednesday for a buffet of
all things performative (legit all things). Also come perform! Sign
ups at 8:30pm sharp; show at 9pm.

(we’ve pushed everything back by a half hour in case you want to catch
the beginning of the State of the School by President Roth)

For any new souls, we limit sets to 5 minutes, just to ensure that we
can showcase as many acts as possible. Performers: you can do
ANYthing. Music, poetry, comedy, monologues, rants, ants, pants.
Someone came and did some contact juggling one time and it was sick.
Sometimes cool people with cool instruments jam afterwards.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th
Time: 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Your beautiful presence

“R. Luke Dubois—In Real Time” Opening Reception and Exhibition

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R. Luke DuBois, “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” 2008, set of 43 letterpress prints, 41 eye charts, 1 title, 1 synopsis; each print: 21.25 x 28.25 inches

The newest Zilkha exhibit in the CFA:

Genre-defying composer, artist, and performer R. Luke DuBois utilizes data to create maps, scores, and videos that explore subjects including the Iraq War and the census; and that raise questions of artistic agency, privacy, and fair use. Organized as a database of his projects and concerns, the exhibition “R. Luke DuBois: In Real Time” is the first major gallery presentation of his work, and will include recent and commissioned pieces that take as their basis real-time data flows, topical statistics, and contemporary media footage.

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
PlaceEzra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Main Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace
CFA link: here.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
Dates Open: Wednesday, September 16 through Sunday, December 13
Dates Closed: Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30, 2015