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 Amelia Tatarian ’13:
Queer retreat is a day-long adventure to a location off-campus where we’ll get to know each other, relax, talk about what’s on our minds, and have lots of fun. This is open to any and all queers at Wesleyan and will be a great chance to meet new people and get away for a little while! We’re really excited about it, and you should be too!
If you’re at all interested and want to know more, email atatarian(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Place: we’re meant to be together
But actually, email atatarian(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more details.
Come sail away on the internship with Michael Leung ’15:
Please consider applying for this paid internship position for the calendar year of 2013. The application deadline for this position is November 18, 2012. The application form and more information about the position can be found here.
The QRC Intern is responsible for being a resource for and maintaining communication with the various LGBTQQ organizations and groups on campus, as well as with LGBTQQ allies among alumni, faculty, and administration. The intern also maintain the Queer Resource Center and organize monthly Queer Community Meetings and other campus-wide social and educational programs. The intern typically has an interest in multi-political organizing–recognizing the complex interconnections among issues of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ableism, etc., aiming to build bridges between the various multicultural communities on campus. The QRC Intern is a member of the Student Affairs Intern Team.
Deadline: November 18th, 2012
Hopefully you can still grab a ticket for this classy-sounding, meal-included event. From Zaida Garcia ’15:
This Friday is Wesleyan’s annual student celebration of Latin@ culture, EXPRESIONES DE LATIN@S. (interesting fact: Ajùa Campos uses the term Latin@ to express the gender spectrum, as opposed to the traditionally masculine term Latino). Please come support your talented peers for a night of dancing, singing, spoken word, and skits celebrating Latin@ culture. This year’s Expresiones is dinner and a show, and so tickets are limited. Get yours at the box office now!
Date: Tonight, November 10th
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Facebook Event: Link.
From Alicia Gansley ’15:
Interested in French language and culture? Want to live with a great group of people? Want private laundry, a kitchen, and a single in the Nics? Then apply to live in French Hall for Spring 2013! The application is open to all sophomores and juniors not currently living in program housing.
Email dmai(at)wes(dot)edu for more info about the application. Bonne chance!
Place: Das Internet
1951. France. Dir: Robert Bresson. With Claude Leydu. 115 min.
A frail young priest faces apathy and rejection while struggling to make his mark in his new parish. Bresson employs sharp cinematic minimalism and subtle non-professional performances to shape a poetic and deeply spiritual (yet religiously ambiguous) experience. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Chaplaincy of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Exciting news from the WestCo presidents Walker Loggins ’15, Isaac Pollen ’15, Ellen Lesser ’15, Daniel Wittenberg ’16 and Angus Macdonald ’16:
Come join the intrepid children of the WestCo community for a psychedelic tradition that will never die. Music, art, love, and love-making on a scale never seen before. Artists from the shores of Hong Kong to the hills of Massachusets conspire to make your ears quiver and your soul sing. Visual art from the community will grace the walls while vibe to the beats of psychic mayhem. Beat Culture, M. Constant, and student artists!
Crazy concert night continues with the other half of the 11PM double header. Hibiki Mizuno ’15 types:
Come see two electronic artists from LA and JAPAN blast their beats tonight!
Groundislava: Under the Wedidit Collective with Shlohmo and is/has been collaborating with Baths, two artists that have delivered splendid shows at Wesleyan within the past two years. In fact, they’ll all be playing at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival tomorrow night!
Oorutaichi: as Ka Ya Lee ’13 says, “a big deal in the Japanese indie music scene”, Oorutaichi will give you all the space disco electronic folklore you want, whatever that means to you.
COME. DANCE. GROOVE. THERE WILL BE VISUALS.
Date: Friday, November 9th
Place: WestCo Café
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Click on past the jump for some delicious music video content (or just look at the postings on the facebook event). It looks like this unfortunately is running right up against Ishmael, so bounce in between/choose wisely. But those of you planning on attending Joey Bada$$’s Psi U set, which I can’t seem to find the fb event for, should be happy to know that this starts after Joey Bada$$ ends, so the walk over is a great time to kill your bottle of mystery liquid.
Nathan Shane ’13 would like to encourage you to come to the Chapel this Saturday to hear some beautiful choral music:
The Sakhioba Ensemble, a choral group from the Republic of Georgia, will be performing for free at 8:00 PM in the Chapel. There will also be a masterclass at 5:00 PM and a short lecture at 7:30 PM, in case you are interested in learning more about the Georgian choral tradition. Last, but certainly not least, Slavei, the Eastern European a capella group, will sing four songs to open the concert.
In Nathan’s own words: “I’ve seen Sakhioba perform, so I know this concert is going to be spectacular.”
Saturday’s full schedule is as follows:
5 PM: Masterclass with Slavei
7:30 PM: Pre-Concert Talk by John Graham ’03 (a Spirits a capella group alum and Georgian music fanatic)
8 PM: Sakhioba Ensemble Concert, with Slavei as the opening act
Where: the Chapel
Facebook page can be found here, and the Ensemble’s official website can be found here. For more information about the Sakhioba Ensemble and a teaser video, look after the jump.