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)
From Andrea Ballanti ‘G:
The film begins with Alberto Colombo (Claudio Bisio), a civil servant of the Italian Postal Service. Alberto has been passed up for promotion to a coveted position in Milan, and following a comical yet ill-fated attempt to secure another such opening, is assigned to two years postal purgatory in Italy’s southern region. Alberto’s wife Silvia chooses to remain in the civilized north while Alberto is subjected to his penance.
“When a stranger comes to the South he cries twice, when he arrives and when he leaves.”
Date: Monday, November 5
Place: Fisk 210
Important message from Zach Dravis ’15 below about helping to get people out to vote on Election Day:
If you’ve been waiting to get involved with one of the most important presidential campaigns of our lifetimes, now is the time! With less than two days until the election, it’s crucial that we call voters in swing states to make this close election a definite win for Obama.
Come to 69 Home Avenue from 5 to 7 PM to make calls to swing states and encourage registered voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. We’ll have a 10 minute training session at the beginning, so come at 5 and stay for however long you can.
No previous experience necessary. Bring your laptop, charger and a pair of headphones. Also, pizza will be provided!
What: phone bank to swing states
Time: 5 – 7 pm
Place: 69 Home Ave
From Zainab Khan ’13:
Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Fast-a-Thon is fast approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help organize the event. This is a great opportunity for you to be involved with the greater Middletown Community. Each year, students fast for the day and donate their meals and/or points to the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. If you’re interested in volunteering, you must attend one (just one) of two volunteers meetings. The first one will be held Sunday, November 4th at 1pm in Usdan 110 and the second will be held Monday, November 5th at 4:15 pm in Usdan 110. Any questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to Zainab Khan at zkahn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: TODAY, November 4 and tomorrow, November 5
Time: 1pm (today) and 4:15pm (tomorrow)
Place: Usdan 110
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