Category Archives: Events

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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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
experience!

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)
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Halloween Part 2: Zongo Junction and Men W/ Bad Manners

Noah Rush ’14 writes in:

After the storm, come celebrate Halloween one more time with Zongo Junction, an 11-piece afrobeat band hailing from that factory of bands, Brooklyn, New York. It’s gonna be dope, da dope dope dope. Check em out.

Opening for Zongo will be Wesleyan’s most altruistic band, Men With Bad Manners, who unlike all other Howe Pearson projects, still exist at Wesleyan. If you don’t know who Howe Pearson is, educate yo self. Also check out MWBM

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Place: Buddhist House, 356 Washington (Freshmen, walk to the side of campus you’ve never been to before!)
Cost: 00000000
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Center for Community Partnerships’ FirstFriday Talk Series

Dana Pellegrino ’12 says:

This Friday, November 2nd, is the first firstFriday talk of the year (say that two times fast). Join us for good conversation and delicious
refreshments as we listen to Lydia Brewster talk about her work with St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, a community soup kitchen.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Place:  Albritton Floor 3 Lounge

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

Film Series: Magic Mike

2012. USA. Dir: Steven Soderbergh. With Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughy. 110 min.

Oh yes, if you like handsome guys gyrating to loud music, there is plenty to enjoy here. But somehow Soderbergh also elevates this fun, sexy romp into a humanistic drama about the frustrations and repressed dreams of the modern American man. If that modern American man is shirtless a lot.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Wesleyan Comedy Groups Performing at Not-Wesleyan

Come see Wesleyan Improv groups Gag Reflex and Desperate Measures perform long and short form, respectively, with Middletown Improv group Tick Tick… BOOM! The Sticks Improv. This show will be a lot like the Comedy Combo show at the beginning of the year, so if you liked that, you are sure to love this! What’s more, it’s located somewhere other than Wesleyan’s campus. Get out and explore! For you adventurous folk returning from an extravagant dinner at Typhoon, stop by and get some laughs. We promise you’ll be done by bedtime.

Date: November 2, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: 190 Cross Street
Cost:  $10

Writing Certificate Information Session

From Russell House (18)’28:

Interested in the Writing Certificate?

Please come to our information session: Friday, Nov. 2, 12pm-1pm, 41 Wyllys.

Professor Anne Greene, Writing Certificate Coordinator, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, as well as current students working towards the certificate will provide helpful information about the certificate program and answer any questions you may have.

Mondo Pizza will be served.

Please contact Kate Thorpe, kthorpe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Professor Greene, agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, if you have questions.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:0pm
Place:  41 Wyllys room 114
Cost: We pay you in pizza nomnomnom

Let’s Talk about EON, Baby

Where on Earth has EON been? Where on Earth is EON going?

The Environmental Organizer’ Network (EON), is a network of environmental and climate activists and a platform for furthering sustainability initiatives in our community. EON has been on a little hiatus, but it’s time we bring it back.

This event is an open discussion for anyone interested in environmental activism to have hir thoughts be heard. EON has been a huge part of student initiatives in the past, and it can be a resource for us again. To make that happen, we need to come together to tackle some big questions like…

What form does it take?
What is its scope?
How will it be run?
Who will run it?
How do we make it more inclusive?

Little Shop of Horrors

From Jenna Robbins ’13:

On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places….

THE 92!

So come and explore your love for botany with Little Shop of Horrors! Tickets are available for free at the box office – get them before they run out!

Presented by Second Stage.

Co-Directed by:
Jenna Robbins
Jiovani del Toro Robles