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
“Is one free coffee all that stands between you and voting?” Alyssa Bonneau ’14 asks, clearly expecting you to answer “Hell yeah, yo!”:
Thinking about voting, but still on the fence about it? Sure you’re going to vote but want to feel like more of a champ when you do? This Tuesday come to Red and Black with an “I Voted” sticker and get a FREE small cup of coffee! (sorry to everyone who voted absentee)
Sounds like a great opportunity, if you’re into drinking brown bean juice like a weirdo. Here’s some more supplementary information from Bonneau:
USA USA USA
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Actually, I could have: “USA! USA! USA!“ Don’t forget to check out the deets on the Middletown ballot here.
Word: Today, November 6 Two Words: All day More Words: Red and Black Café, 45 Broad Street
Join us for a virtual information session about the consulting industry with Josh Atwood ’08. Josh currently works at McKinsey & Company and will be discussing the consulting field, the career of a consultant, as well as team and project management.Josh is Wesleyan class of 2008, and was an Economics and French Studies double major. On campus, he was a manger with Red & Black and captain / coach of the Wesleyan Men’s Club Volleyball team. He joined McKinsey two weeks after graduation in the summer of 2008. Josh initially did research work with MGI and McKinsey’s Knowledge Network, then transitioned to a Business Analyst role in 2010. In his time as a consultant, he has worked in the consumer goods, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, aerospace, private equity, not-for-profit, and government / public sectors in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, and China. He is currently a senior associate with McKinsey’s Geneva and Boston offices and on secondment to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland leading a project on health system sustainability.
Margot Sidman ’13wants you to put your science and math skills into words.
Evelyn Lamb is a freelance science writer with a Ph.D. in math. Or maybe she’s a mathematician who does freelance writing on the side. She talks about her start in writing and how to incorporate writing into your career as a scientist or mathematician.
Evelyn received her Ph.D. in Math from Rice University in 2012. In 2012 she was awarded the American Math Society’s Mass Media Fellowship. She spent her fellowship at Scientific American, where she continues to write, blog and podcast.
Skip the election returns and talk about roads with Charlie Smith ’13:
Are you happy with the state of American infrastructure? What incentive does a government have to provide high quality roads? And is it really possible for the free market to provide and maintain public infrastructure?
Join us for a discussion on the historical and theoretical basis for free-market roads. All opinions welcome; free-thinkers are encouraged.
Date: Tuesday, November 6 Time: 8 pm Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113 (Klingher Classroom) Cost: Free to be, you and Murray Rothbard
Amy Davis ’13 invites you to do this before you do this (or this):
The American Studies Majors’ Committee and the Government Majors’ Committee are pleased to invite one and all to count down to our next president Tuesday Nov. 6 at 9pm in the Woodhead Lounge! There will be snacks (feel free to bring your own too!), games, and lots of anxious fingernail biting. Bring your friends, stop in or stay a while, and celebrate (or mourn) the night away with us!
From Caryn Canalia and the mighty Department of Math and Computer Science:
Interested in becoming a Math or Computer Science Major? Then join us for our Open House on Tuesday, November 6th at noon in the Math Lounge (Exley 601). Giant Grinders from Lino’s will be served for lunch!
Date: Tuesday, November 6 Time: 12pm Place: Math Lounge (Exley 601) Cost: Nada