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
1945. France. Dir: Marcel Carné. With Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault. 190 min.
Take a woman loved by actors, thieves, and aristocrats. Add theater, duels, intrigue, and murder. Top it off with piercing visuals, realized through majestic mise-en-scene and a cast of WWII resistance agents, and you have the definitive epic of ambition and lost love.
As I pen this post, poet groups are slaving away on writing and practicing their group pieces. They only have six hours left before they perform. Here’s more info:
Tonight! 8 PM! WestCo Lounge!
This is not just a regular poetry slam. In a group piece slam, two poets collaborate to create a poem, and will spit that poem together. Not only that, all poems will have been written by each team of two poets ON THAT VERY SAME DAY. Poems can take days, weeks, months, years to create…but not today. Teams were randomly assigned this morning and will have a total of twelve hours to write, edit, and then perform their poems for YOU. This is not something you want to miss. Open mic before the slam… all acts welcome!
Continuing our winning streak of music thesis performances, Dylan Griffin ’12 cordially invites you to a performance of solo piano tonight in Crowell:
Dylan Griffin ’12 is performing a recital of solo piano in Crowell Concert Hall tonight at7 PM as a capstone to the music major. The night will feature works by Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, March 31 Time: 7 pm Place: Crowell Concert Hall Cost: Free
Don’t think you’re familiar with Pictures at an Exhibition? Guess again:
Hi, I’m Sam. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Over the past year I’ve been working on a project that combines environmental studies and music. I have written 10 songs that celebrate and explore the Connecticut River, Middletown’s most spectacular local resource. I am performing the music with four amazing friends. They are Jess Best ’14, Mel Hsu ’13, Howe Pearson ’12 and Gemma Smith ’13. We call ourselves The Honey and the Sting. I hope that you will join us for our concert! The weather is going to be worse than I expected, but I was going to have the stage powered by bicycles that will run during the concert. As a compromise we will be performing the songs without any power at all. It should be really special!!! Here are the details. Here is a promotional video of us performing the first song.