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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

Peer Advisor Workshop: Public Speaking

Preparing for a group presentation? A job/internship interview? Just want to learn how to speak up in class more often and more effectively? Come take the Peer Advisors’ Public Speaking Workshop tonight at 7pm in Allbritton 103. Free Snacks!

  • Date: Tuesday, March 27
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Place: Allbritton 1023

Special Outin’ Club Meeting Tonight

Same as always, Outing Club meetings will be held for the rest of the semester at 10pm every Tuesday, at Outhouse (132 High Street). Talk about the Great Outdoors of Connecticut, how many of the Metacomet Ridge summits you’ve been to recently and where the best climbing trees on campus are.

Want a little more snow and ice in your life? This week’s meeting (aka today) is special because at 9pm, there’s gonna be a sweet slideshow by Professor Brian Glenn ’91 about his epic climb up Mt. Denali!

From May 22 to June 10, 2009, Prof. Brian J. Glenn ’91 climbed Mt. Denali (20,320ft) in Alaska—wearing a Wesleyan hat no less!

Date: Tonight (and every Tuesday night)
Time: 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Place: 132 High Street

Liberty in North Korea Film Screening: The People’s Crisis

Know what’s going on in North Korea post-Kim Jong-il? Me neither, but Michelle Kae ’12 has you covered:

The unexpected death of Kim Jong-il last December spurred much speculation regarding North Korea’s political relationships and human rights issues. Liberty in North Korea will be hosting a documentary screening of “The People’s Crisis” to facilitate awareness and discussion regarding the 24 million people living in North Korea today.

If you’d like to learn more about LiNK and how you can become involved, check out our op-ed published in the Argus last semester!

Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 002
Cost:Free. Bring $$ for awesome merchandise, though.

Roosevelt Discusses Kony 2012

Spring Break may be over, but you can still get your party on with the Roosevelt Institute! Aww yeah, I said it:

What: Discussion on Kony 2012, the LRA, and Uganda
Date: Tuesday, March 27
Time: 8 – 9 pm
Place: Shapiro Center (top floor of Allbritton)

Check the comments below for Roosevelt’s suggested links on the topic! And stay tuned for a Wesleying post next week on April 3rd’s meeting: a talk with Professor Elvin Lim on the “War Against Women.”

“Everyone Else” (2009)

Professor Katja Straub of the Film Department writes in:
Film Studies & German Studies will continue their annual film series with Maren Ade’s acutely observed relationship portrait Everyone Else (2009)
“… watching the film is to watch the emergence of a very particular and potentially galvanic cinematic talent.”  – Glenn Kennedy, The Los Angeles Times

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time: 7pm
Place: Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
Cost: Free

Apply to be an NSO Peer Advisor!

The Student Academic Resource Center (SARN) is looking for talented and motivated students to become Peer Advisors for New Student Orientation (NSO), 2012!

NSO Peer Advisors are juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores, who work throughout orientation to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program, and enhance student access to academic resources through SARN. Basically, you’re helping very confused new students navigate through their first week of Wesleyan life!

Please urge any students who you think may be good candidates to apply, or apply yourself! A job description and application are found on-line here.

Applications, which require a faculty reference form, are due Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Sarah E. Lazare (x2332, slazare_at_wes).