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
The biannual WESU record fair is still over a month away (April 15, if you’re keeping score), but why wait? Malcolm Tent has been seen round these parts many times before (and even interviewed once or twice), and he’ll be setting up shop again today in downstairs Usdan:
I, Malcolm Tent, am returning to your benighted campus. I will be loaded with the best new + used underground/ overground records, DVDs, and CDs.
The date is Monday, March 5. I’ll be at Usdan from approximately noon – 5 pm.
Not only will I be selling stuff, but I’ll be buying and trading so bring all of your unwanted records, tapes, cd’s, or whatever!
Date: Today, March 5
Time: 12 – 5 pm
Lila Beckerrrr ’12 throws a carrier pigeon through my window:
Bake Sale TONIGHT outside of SciLi 9pm – 1am! Kaze Wesleyan Taiko is raising money to bring taiko artists from all over the country to Wesleyan for the East Coast Taiko Conference, hosted this year by Wes. Come on by for some delicious baked goods and onigiri (Japanese rice balls)!
Date: Tonight, March 4th
Time: 9.00pm – 1.00 am
Place: In front o’ Sci Li
Samantha Januszeski ’13 writes in with one of the better event posters I have seen since I scrolled endlessly through Brendan O’Connell ’08‘s Wesleyan Poster Archive. (Frosh: this is one of only a few majors you need to apply to this year. Apps are due on March 26, but if you get in, you can always reconsider.) Take note that the College of Letters library is now in 41 Wyllys, not Butt C—alas, that faulty has had enough asbestos for one tenured lifetime:
Do you have friends who look like you (especially on the U.S. census)? The Rodriguez Mosquera Lab in Department of Psychology wants to give you money:
We are looking for students who participate in our Friendship Study!
• $5/participant for completing a 45minute survey in
• To participate, you and your friend (of the same
biological sex and ethnicity) must sign up for the
study as a pair.
If you are interested, please contact
(and have your friend also contact)
If this sounds like your thing, please contact the lab by March 12th.
Apply for the English Department’s and Writing Programs’ Annual Writing Prizes and Fellowships .
The English Department and Writing Programs invite students to submit outstanding poetry, fiction, and prose for consideration for prizes. These prizes recognize exceptional student writing and also support summer projects and graduate study. Prize winners have included students from all majors and class years. Students have undertaken various ambitious projects through summer fellowships, including travel to Bangladesh, Kenya, and other foreign destinations. Students have also completed research, oral history projects, and personal writing initiatives. Wesleyan Writers Conference scholarships are also available.
Please see our website for a complete list of awards and complete application procedures for each.
English Department and Writing Programs submissions can be sent electronically as email attachments to etinker(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with the subject heading: Writing Prize—(Name of Prize). If submitting for more than one prize, please send in separate emails.