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)
Facebook 

Kyle McNeill and the Stumble @ the Westco Café

Nick Selden ’16 likes good music and contemplating the more profound topics of life. Do you?

Kyle McNeill and the Stumble is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles. They’re blowing up on the LA Music Scene. Taking cues from rock, jazz, and blues Kyle McNeill is a song writer contemplating the more profound topics of life. If you like good music this show is for you.

Wesleyan’s own singer-songwriter Andrew Hove ’15 will be opening.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 pm – 12:00 am
Place: Westco Café
Sound: Cloud

Happening Now: Redeveloping Our Brownfields: An Open Forum for Education and Discussion

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Brownfields are sites recognized by the state or federal government as contaminated by toxins. More than three exist within the limits of Middletown, including on Long Lane Farm, and both Beckham Hall and 41 Wyllys are remediated brownfield sites.

Join members of Professor Lori Gruen’s “Justice and the Environment” for an educational discussion regarding Middletown-area brownfields and how we can get involved in their remediation and redevelopment. Light Refreshments will be served!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 2pm-3pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Olson Commons
Facebook Event: Link.

Film Series: A Day at the Races

1937. USA. Dir: Sam Wood. With The Marx Brothers. 111 min.

Groucho, Chico, and Harpo attempt to save a sanitarium from foreclosure by dabbling in “The Sport of Kings,” only to wreak havoc on horses and hospital-dwellers alike. The madcap Marx routines and silly songs snowball towards a chaotic (yet, we caution, intermittently racist) finale at the Big Race.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free

Spread the Seeds of WILD WestCo!

“A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant. The formation of the seed completes the process of reproduction in seed plants (started with the development of flowers and pollination), with the embryo developed from the zygote and the seed coat from the integuments of the ovule.” – NDST ’15

Ever wondered what the heck is going on in the WestCo courtyard? Ever
wondered when it’ll all finally be green? Ever wondered what 100
chocolate chip cookies (and a bunch of apple cider tea) look like?
Stop by the WestCo courtyard this Saturday to help spread the seeds
for (almost) the entire WILD WestCo Permaculture Garden and find out!
There will also be time for talking about what’s been going on in the
WILD WestCo site, about permaculture more generally, and for lots n
lots of treats and beverages!

Hope to see you all there!

Date: Saturday, 17 Nov.
Time: 2:15 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: One exotic native plant (still)

WeSLAM Featuring Franny Choi: Preliminary Slam No. 3

The good folks of WeSLAM bring you the third and final preliminary slam of the semester. For poets interested in signing up to perform, there is important SIGN UP INFORMATION after the jump!

Come to Malcolm X House this Saturday to watch 10 poets battle it out to decide the final 4 competitors in the grand slam final! These 4, along with the 8 other finalists from previous preliminaries, will compete on December 5th for one of 5 slots on Wesleyan’s slam poetry team.

This weekend we are poetically blessed to have Franny Choi as our feature. Franny was a finalist at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and a finalist at both the 2011 National Poetry Slam and the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Franny also works as an organizer with the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a non-profit that challenges and supports Southeast Asian youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers. Franny is undoubtedly going to bring the house down.

Franny will also be hosting a workshop at 2pm on Saturday (day of the slam!) in Usdan 110. Come practice, come hang, come spend a few hours not worrying about homework.

Seating IS LIMITED, so if you want to go down with it, make sure to get there on time!

Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Place: Malcom X House
Facebook? Of Course.Why: Frannychoiiscomingohmygodwhat!?

MUSIC for MINDS @ Brew Bakers

Shyam Desai ’15 writes in:

On Saturday the 17th, The MINDS Foundation will team up with Brew Bakers on Main St. for a day of music and good vibes. Wake up late on Saturday and meander your way to Brew Bakers to get a breakfast sandwich or an extra large coffee— bring a book, or a friend, or multiple friends with books, or multiple books if you’re that type.

We’ll have some chill musical accompaniment to your morning refreshments:

Andrew Pfeiffer ’13 11-12:30

Molly Balsam ’14 12:30 – 2

Daniel Light ’14 2 – 3:30

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10 am -  5 pm
Place: 169 Main St. (Brew Bakers)
Cost: Free (it still costs $$ to get food)

KSA Culture Show

Jackie Zhang ’13 wanted to let ya’ll know about the KSA Culture Show:

Time to indulge in Korean culture and FOOD!!
Come to the KSA Culture Show!

Performances will range from Korean drumming, bboy, fan dance, bands,
hiphop dance, and more!!

Tickets will be sold THIS WEEK during lunch (12pm-1pm) and dinner
(5pm-6pm) at USDAN!!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 5 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Havdalah Ritual & Meal

This brought to you by Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:

Join us for Havdalah this Saturday night to spiritually close Shabbat and enjoy a sense of renewal for the new week. Havdalah is a powerful Jewish ritual of distinguishing light from dark and Shabbat from the work week. We are hoping to build a grounding moment that is unique to our community. The ritual will include brief traditional blessings and beautiful melodies, followed by a dinner. We welcome all religious affiliations and non-affiliations and invite any instruments, songs, poems, or dance to share.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion