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 Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield:
Meet Jochen Wohfeil, Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in German and Resident Director of Duke in Berlin.
Jochen Wohlfeil, usually omnipresent in Berlin as Director of Duke University’s academic program there but in residence in Durham this semester, will give a presentation on Duke in Berlin and discuss student life in Germany’s greatest city.
Date: Today, November 12
Time: 4:20 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Fisk 210
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
From a member of FASA (Freeman Asian Students Association):
Can’t get enough of Korean Late Night? Fear not, FASA LATE NIGHT is coming up on 11 Nov at Woodhead Lounge! We will be featuring lots of delicious food from various Asian countries at affordable prices. So, please turn up with cash to enjoy these awesome food delicately prepared with our hearts!
Okonomiyaki (Japan) Japanese Pancake *VEGETARIAN
Tom Yum Ramen (Thailand)
Bánh mì (Vietnam) Vietnamese Sandwich *VEGETARIAN or Non-VEGETARIAN
Lex Moh ’15, Yiyang Wang ’15, and Madeleine Stern ’15 want to make you to get all artsy:
Stop by Drawing Co-Op, every Monday, 4:30-6pm in Art Workshops 105! Come to develop your figure drawing skills in a laid-back environment, and stay because we have great music and delicious tortilla chips. We are also seeking models, particularly women. Hit up ymoh(at)wes(dot)edu, ywang04(at)wes(dot)edu, or mbstern(at)wes(dot)edu for further details.
Date: Every Monday
Place: AWKS 05 (love me a good acronym)
From the super awesome Izzy Rode ’14:
Join us for a community forum about the racial climate on campus in the wake of offensive ACB posts, the recent Public Safety alerts, and incidents of racial profiling and brutality.
The forum will feature a panel of speakers:
President Michael Roth
Public Safety Director David Meyer
Chantaneice Kitt ’13
Dorisol Inoa ’13
Evan Okun ’13
Jalen Alexander ’14
Professor Liza McAlister
Professor Alex Dupuy
This event will be moderated by Wesleyan’s Chief Diversity Officer. Sonia Manjon. If you have any questions for the panel, please submit them here. The moderator will pose questions and concerns submitted anonymously, and field questions and concerns directly from the audience.
SEE YOU THERE.
Date: Monday, November 12
Place: Beckham Hall
Don’t you love taking surveys? I sure do! If you’re like me, then Oriana Ott ’14 has something that’s right up your alley:
Give us a hand… Participate in a Brief Study on Personal Values and
This study is completely anonymous and only takes about 5 minutes to
I appreciate your help with my research!
Deadline: November 29th, 2012
Em Trambert ’14 wants you to know that:
On Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 PM, there will be a panel of Professors from the Government, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, and Science in Society Departments discussing these topics. Students will be moderating the discussion, and we want your questions! Please submit them to professorpanel(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday, November 12.
Date: Monday, November 12
Place: Your computer/smartphone
Cost: 30 seconds of your time
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