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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

Film Series: The Bride of Frankenstein

1935. USA. Dir: James Whale. With Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester. 75 min.

 

Doc Frankenstein reluctantly agrees to help his former mentor assemble a female creature just as his original monster comes back from the dead (again) to terrorize the countryside. The crown jewel of Universal’s classic monster movies receives a rare sequel that’s funnier, scarier and more beautiful than its predecessor.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Economics Workshop!

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From Kerry Nix ’16:

The Economics Workshop (PAC136) is open from Sunday-Thursday 7-9pm!

This Workshop is part of the new Pilot Economics Peer Mentoring Program.

Stop by PAC136 to get help with a problem set, talk about Economics concepts, or just to chat with an Economics Peer Mentor.

*This Workshop is open to EVERYONE – not just (female-identifying) Economics students!*

Co-sponsored by the Economics Department, the Office of Student Affairs, the Econ Majors Committee, and FEW

Date: Every Sunday – Thursday
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: PAC136
Cost: FREE- YOU GET (abstract) BENEFITS!
Facebook Page (Female Economists of Wesleyan) 

Film Series: A Nightmare on Elm Street

1984. USA. Dir: Wes Craven. With Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp. 91 min.

A group of teens (including Johnny Depp!) find out the true meaning of “bad dreams” when malicious ghost Freddy Krueger begins to haunt their nightmares, killing off kids in their imaginations – and in reality. Come scream at the late Craven’s seminal slasher flick. But whatever you do, don’t fall asleep…

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

Classics Lecture: “Chariot Warfare in Homer”

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From Jackson Barnett ’18:

This Friday at noon, Madeleine Goh from the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies is coming to speak about chariots and chariot warfare. She’s a specialist in Homer and Greek language.

In Homer, spectacular descriptions of chariots and charioteers abound in many glamorous battle scenes in which warriors engage in life or death struggle for Troy and in which they vie for individual glory. The images of the Homeric hero on a war chariot are so iconic that we assume these were used for war or travel in the heroic age. But chariots are also depicted as vehicles for divine journeys or for rituals such as funerals. This talk examines the evidence for the Homeric chariot as a vehicle for warfare or possible ritual use.

Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 12 PM
Place: Downey 113

Film Series: Kwaidan

1964. Japan. Dir: Masaki Kobayashi. With Keiko Kishi. 183 min. 35mm print.

A beautiful spectre appears in the snow; a writer sees faces in his tea; a blind musician performs for an unusual audience. This hypnotically stylized quartet of ghost stories dissolves the boundaries between life and death, whisking together folklore, big-budget cinematic artifice, and avant-garde music into one rapturous existential horror spectacle.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: It Follows

2014. USA. Dir: David Robert Mitchell. With Maika Monroe. 100 min.

Sex in the suburbs gets spooky when teenage Jay learns she’s been infected with an STD-like curse: a phantom that will stalk and kill her unless she passes it on to someone else. This unsettling concept never simplifies into soapbox symbolism, but escalates through absurdly frightening setpieces as Jay attempts to outsmart her demon and avoid certain doom

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

Debate Watch Party

From Christina Sickinger ’18:

Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Republicans, and Wesleyan College Democrats to watch the CNBC Republican Primary Debate! There will be snacks, and what promises to be an interesting debate.

Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 8-11 pm
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)
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Food Not Bombs Interest Meeting

From Alexis Fineman ’16:

Things you hate: food waste, hunger, and bureaucracy. Things you love: cooking, sharing meals, and direct action. Sound familiar? You’re in luck, because Middletown FOOD NOT BOMBS is having a brief interest meeting next Wednesday! Middletown FNB is part of an informal, anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, food waste, and inequality. We need more people to help organize and volunteer! We salvage food, cook it up, and serve it for free outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday from 11-2. If you want to volunteer, learn more about the program, or are just excited that there’s an alternative Usdan/Swings brunch, come out!

Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: University Organizing Center: second meeting room on the first floor

Apply to Be a Writing Tutor!

bunny with glassesFrom Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ‘GRAD:

Have you always dreamed of having your name on one of those colorful Writing Workshop posters? Are you chill with the editing process? If you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job next year, look no further. Apply to be a writing tutor!

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring Workshop Tutors, Course Tutors, and Writing Mentors for the Spring 2016 semester.

If you have any questions, contact Professor Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal at writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Pre-Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 28 at 5 PM

Application Deadline: Monday, November 2 at 5 PM