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
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) Facebook
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
Do you ever stumble over your words when speaking in class? Maybe you have an oral presentation coming up later in the semester? Then you should come to the Public Speaking Workshop tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in Fauver Lounge! Peer Advisors Gabi Bruney ’14 and Adam Rashkoff ’13 will be there with some helpful tips and handouts, so don’t miss out!
2010. Canada. Dir: Eli Craig. With Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine. 88 min.
Take your average backwoods slasher flick – ever consider the villain’s point of view? What if it was all a hilarious misunderstanding? In this clever, comedic bit of revisionist genre fare, two innocent and sensitive good ol’ boys on vacation must contend with a pack of aggressively accident-prone co-eds convinced that our heroes are sadistic psychopaths.
This just in! It’s so stinkin’ fresh to my ears! To tell the truth though, I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Peace Corps digging my lion-surrounded jeep out of the mud of Tanzania. Thank you Peace Corps!
Besides there being an info table in Usdan from 11 AM – 2 PM, you can hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers speak about their experience service in countries around the world.
The Newer and Newest German Cinema Series kicks off the semester with the film Yella, by Christian Petzold (2007).
The screening will be at the Powell Family Cinema (in the Center for Film Studies) on Wednesday, February 22, with an introduction by Professor Leo Lensing, Wesleyan’s chair of German Studies. As Stephen Holden writes in his review of the film for the New York Times:
“Christian Petzold’s enigmatic thriller offers a surreal X-ray vision of cutthroat capitalism in 21st-century Germany.”
When: Wednesday, February 22, 7-9:30 PM. Where:Powell Family Cinema in the Department for Film Studies Cost: null.