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
Zia 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)
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
Place: The Usdan Center
Exactly three months after its triumphant rising from the ashes in the hollowed halls of Psi Upsilon Dormitory for Men, and approximately two weeks after announcing its upcoming EP (which was later previewed on the WESU airwaves), famed progalicious funksters Ishmael return to its native habitat: Earth House. Fabulous details from the band itself:
We will be giving a concert of music. Come listen to the music and to the other sounds. There shall be head banging aplenty.
As always, Ishmael is Jordan Lewis ’13, Andy Werle ’12, Nick Otte, and Aaron Silberstein. The show is free as funk, and there are no openers to be had.
Aaron Peisner ’12 understands the power of llama. He also wants you to know:
Come hear a concert of unaccompanied choral works by an assortment of composers from the past four centuries! Composers include Brahms, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Ligeti, Elgar and more. We’ll also be performing a new piece I wrote.
Where: The Chapel
When: Saturday, February 18th at 7:00 pm
TWO HUNDRED CHURCH.
TEN O’CLOCK, POST MERIDIEM.
NO COVER CHARGE.
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
Yeah, so this is happening. PAC Lab, meet Defense of the Ancients. From Brandon Swan, biology grad student:
Join the Wesleyan DotA club for their annual tournament. All levels of experience and skill are welcome. Email bswan@wes to register or ask questions. GL HF!
Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 8:00 pm – 7:00 am (yes, you read that correctly)
Place: PAC Lab (PAC 100)
For the first time since 2003–and the first time ever in the Silloway Gym era–Wes men’s basketball will host a NESCAC first-round playoff game. Wes, which set a program record for wins this season (19)–in the process becoming the first NESCAC team ever to go from ninth to third place, and just the second ever to host a playoff game a year after missing the tournament–will take on Bowdoin at 3:00 Saturday. Wes defeated Bowdoin 74-61 in Maine last Friday, but Bowdoin has never lost in Silloway Gym, including a one-point win on the last day of the 2010-11 regular season.
Admission will be free with a Wes student ID. As they said in high school…”BE LOUD. BE PROUD.”
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Silloway Gym
Cost: FREE with Wes student ID ($3 for adults, $1 for visiting students)
Natalie Sacks ‘14 writes in with an event for anyone who likes ice cream:
Come hang out with some awesome people and eat delicious ice cream sundaes. Interested in living in our house next year? Come meet your future potential housemates! Just want to have a good time and eat lots of sugar on a Saturday night? We want you too!
Well-Being House is at 250 Court St, on the corner of Court and Pearl.
- Date: Friday, Feb. 18
- Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
- Place: Well-Being House, 250 Court St
- Cost: Free!
Rachel “Big Mama” Levenson ’12 wants y’all to know:
Come engage in a dialogue about what works and what doesn’t in international development. Hear from researchers, alumni and students about their successes and challenges in fields that include public health, education, and technology.
Check out the finalized schedule here!
Date: Saturday, February 18th
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm (feel free to come and go as you please)
Place: 41 Wyllys Avenue, or Old Squash Courts, or that building with the career center in it
Free, no registration required; Free breakfast, (Iguanas Ranas) lunch, and book for those who arrive by 10am.
Mmm. Iguanas Ranas.
[Notice: Earlier this post's title mistakenly mentioned that this event is tomorrow. It is not! It is on Saturday. YAY YAY YAY]