Daily Archives: February 27, 2015

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



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:

TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)

Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert

Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room

Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31

Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)

Bar Night at Usdan

It’s Bar Night at Usdan.  It’s BAR NIGHT at USDAN.  A headline out of my dreams:

A full range of mocktails and sodas will be served with labeled ingredients.

We will provide a range of different activities such as Wii, trivia competition, water pong, darts, karaoke, pool, foosball, and other
games. Following the bar night theme, we will be serving fries, onion rings and chicken fingers.

While participating in this fun filled event, students can enjoy delicious drinks and great entertainment with friends, without
worrying about having a terrible hangover the next day. This will also be a scent and strobe-light free event.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 9:30pm-11:59pm
Place:  The Usdan Center
Cost: Noneskies

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Student Working Group Forming

From Liz Krushnic ’10:

Want to be involved in getting Wes the sexual violence prevention and response resources it needs?

Here are some questions we’re trying to keep in mind, and this is why we want you: What needs do you have with regard to sexual violence? What holes to you see in Wesleyan policy, resources, awareness, etc? What programs, initiatives, speakers, etc. do we want to see? Do as many voices as possible have a say in what changes we are trying to make? Who is being talked about when we talk about sexual violence? Do you want to see more attention paid around these issues to queer folks? People with disabilities? People of color? Trans folks? Men? etc? etc?

If you’d like to be a part of ongoing efforts to create and maintain the necessary prevention, education, and response resources for sexual violence at Wesleyan, then come to Usdan 108 on Monday 3/1 at 5:00pm. Meetings will be monthly, and the regular time will be determined by those who come. Hope to see you there! There will be tasty snacks!!!

Please feel free to contact Liz at ekrushnic at wes with any questions, or if you’d like to be involved but can’t make this meeting.

Date: Monday, March 1
Time: 5 pm
Place: Usdan 108

Read more after the jump…

Tonight: Movie Screening and Snow Cones

This sounds cool (literally, LOL):

UCAB will be showing the movie Happy Feet in honor of penguin awesomeness and the end of the coldest part of winter…
There will be a snow cone machine along with popcorn and movie candy. There will also be a raffle to win various movies and itunes gift cards!

Date: Feb. 25
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons (3rd floor Usdan)

BuHo Ice Cream Info Session

Questions about living in Buddhist house? Like ice cream? Melody Chang ’12 says:

Come tonight to the Buddhist House Kitchen, between 6:30 and 8:00, to ask final questions about the program house application process, eat ice cream, and ask informal questions about living in Buddhist House. Guaranteed best time in a kitchen you will have tonight. Remember, applications are due tomorrow.

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Buddhist House

WESCUBA Interest Meeting

Adrian Rothschild ’12 sends this MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE to the SANDY SHORES of WESLEYING ISLE:

SCUBA dooba doo, where are you?

WESCUBA Interest Meeting

Interested in diving? Want to get SCUBA certified? Already certified, but want to help plan local / long distance trips? Think you’d look hot in a wetsuit?

Come to an interest meeting for WESCUBA, Wes’ only (as far as I know) dive organizing committee! Bring ideas, questions, your certified divemaster friend, your hipster friend who thinks breathing underwater is ironic, your rich uncle who can fund group trips to the Caribbean, and anyone else even remotely intrigued by the idea of communing with nature (basically everyone at Wes)

Not persuaded? There will be GUMMI SHARKS!! Come, nosh, talk to people about diving, discuss the secrets of the final terrestrial frontier, and develop a lifelong passion for underwater adventure.

Date: Feb. 25 – Feb. 25
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Butt C Lounge
Cost: $Nil Ninety-Nada