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)
Claire Choi ’13 wants you to take a look:
PYXIS is Wesleyan’s new journal for the humanities, and after many meetings, e-mail exchanges, paper readings, editing, and much caffeine and sugar, our first digital issue, “Bodies” is out! Check out amazing academic papers and artwork from fellow Wes students. You can also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to keep in touch. Enjoy!
Time: Already & Now
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
From Emily Hunt ’13:
Feeling a little stir-crazy from lounging around inside for the past two days? Feeling the urge to get your mind off of work and to just have a dance party?
Then come on down TONIGHT to Fayerweather 108 at 6:30 for Zumba, as a part of WesBAM!!
Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system.
Additionally, this week to promote the class a little more, it’s…BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK!!!!!! If you bring a friend to class today or tomorrow, it’s $3 for each of you (instead of the normal $5 drop-in rate!!!). So spread the word, share the love, join the party!
All levels welcome!
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Place: Fayerweather 108
Cost: $3 if you bring a friend, $5 if you don’t.
The Peer Health Advocates want to help keep you safe this Halloween! Stop by the info tables at Usdan during lunch on Wednesday to grab some condoms and other tricks and treats compliments of WesWell.
Date: Wednesday, October 31
Time: Now – 1:30 pm
From the Sandiest Stage Manager around, Roxy Pell ’15:
Second Stage Presents: Beauty Pageant Massacre
Written by Louise Schwarz Directed by Coz Deick
This original dark comedy-thriller takes place at the 51st Annual Miss Middletown Pageant, where 6 women want nothing more than to win the title of “Miss Middletown.” They may even be willing to kill for it.
Come in costume this Wednesday. Hurricane Sandy is only the beginning of your Halloween peril. This show is not ticketed.
Starring: Catherine Aker, Matt Catron, Paulina Jones-Torregrosa, Emma Lautz, Grace Nix, Maddy Oswald, Hannah Rimm, Gwendolyn Rosen.
Date: Wednesday, October 31; Thursday, November 1; Friday, November 2
Time: 8 pm
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Your dignity… or your life.
A timely event from Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst:
Want to learn about sustainability projects on campus? Did you even know there was a sustainability office at Wes?
Come meet Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator, Jen Kleindienst, in Usdan (look for the Sustainability Office sign) to talk about what’s going on at Wes, Hurricane Sandy, or whatever you’d like.
Date: Tomorrow, October 31st
Place: Usdan First Floor
From Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 and (where else?) BuHo:
Chanting, singing, and vocal experimentation. Bring songbooks, bells, drums, yourselves!
Date: Tuesday, October 30
Time: 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: Buddhist House Meditation Room (356 Washington)
Cost: Braving the storm
If you’re tryna walk across campus in this mess (note: do so at your own peril), Kate Gibbel ’15 sends in an update on what Farm House is up to:
lord of the rings (one)
lord of the rings (two)
lord of the rings (three)
crouching tiger hidden dragon
silence of the lambs
day after tomorrow
scary movie (one)