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)
Anonymous ’16 wants you to be excellent to each other for a day:
Too many people don’t say the nice things they think because they’re worried about how it’ll come out or because people don’t know how to accept compliments. So why not take all that worry out of it?
On November 21st, the day before Thanksgiving (so that, hopefully, you have something extra to be thankful for), make an effort to
anonymously compliment someone. Stick a letter in the mail, text them from an unknown number, send them an anonymous comment on tumblr, get someone to pass them a note without revealing you, leave a post-it on their desk when they’re not looking. Get out the niceness!
See the Facebook page for more guidelines.
Date: Wednesday, November 21
Time: All day.
The University Organizing Center Committee writes in:
Do you like cookies? Do you want coffee around 9pm? Do you like to hang out with your friends?
Come to the UOC late night tonight! The University Organizing Center, aka the UOC, is located between Beta and Eclectic at 190 High Street. If you have never been here before now is as good a time as ever to come check it out! There are couches, a kitchen, a library, meeting rooms, tables, bookshelves, inspirational posters, music, and tonight….free COOKIES and YOUR FRIENDS! Bring your friends along, and come hang out while supplies last.
Hope to see you there!
Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Place: The UOC, 190 High Street
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
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