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 the last concert of the year for Buddhist House! Are you wondering what math has to do with rock? Do you enjoy rhythms that throw off your internal sense of balance? Are you at least curious what I’m talking about?
Joint Chiefs of Math is a guitar and drum math-rock duo based in Philly. Think Hella meets This Town Needs Guns meets Breadwinner meets Don Caballero. Or just checkitout:
We’ve also got the student group Anaphylactic Shock opening for them, featuring Henry Robertson ’13 on guitar and vox, Frank Fineis ’13 on bass, Jacob Masters ’15on keys, and Dylan Awalt-Conley ’15 on drums.
Date: Tonight, November 30th Time: 10PM Place: BuHo Facebook Event:Link.
We actually didn’t get an e-mail about this, but this panel today with the College of the Environment Think Tank 2012seems semi-relevant to the current battle that is taking place over the Centerplan development:
NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) environmental protests are usually associated with images and rhetoric of selfish, parochial communities who engage in violent clashes with authorities. Most social science literature thus far has focused on what policy makers and businesses can do to avoid this kind of opposition. This panel takes a different view. Examining NIMBY environmental protests in Germany, China, Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, the four panelists will argue that although they may begin with narrow goals, NIMBY protests can often have positive and lasting influences on environmental policy and governance.
2000. USA. Dir: Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe. 102 min.
Patrick Bateman: a man with the winning smile of Tom Cruise and the bloodthirsty tendencies of Hannibal Lecter. Bale’s breakthrough performance blurs the line between deeply disturbing and downright hilarious, carrying a biting critique of Reagan-era business culture and masculine vanity (not to mention a compelling defense of Huey Lewis). It’s hip to be square!
Ariel Lesnick ’14 would like to share the following message, with the hope that it will kindle some warmth within your laughter deprived souls:
Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy goes out with a bang with their FINAL show of the semester! In countless families, there is at least one person who loves to create, wear, and gift, spectacular sweaters. Thrift shops worldwide also help to contribute fabulously festive fabrics for a better tomorrow.
With the support of the Knight Foundation, CSPL, Baldwin University Lectures, and the Government Department, the Wesleyan Media Project will be bringing several prominent scholars and national media representatives to Wesleyan’s campus for an election conference on Nov 30 (details here).
Please RSVP to Laura Baum (lbaum(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).
If you can’t make it in person, the day’s events will be live webcast from 9am to 4:30pm (link will be available on the Project website). We will also be tweeting and you can send questions to us @wesmediaproject or through hashtag #WesElectionConf.
Date: Friday, November 30 Time: Panels throughout the day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Place: Usdan 108
Come on out to Beckham Hall this Friday for our very own contra dance. Contra dancing is basically socialization with movement. There will be a beginner’s lesson 7:30, but no experience or partner is needed.
The dance starts at 8:00.
Caller: Luke Donforth
Musicians: Corey Walterson flute and mandolin; Nora Smith on fiddle; Christopher Jacobs on guitar
Snacks and water will be provided!
Date: Tomorrow, November 30th Time: 8:00pm until the cows come home 11pm Place: Beckham Hall Cost: FREE