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 Grant “The Tech” Tanenbaum ’15:
Interested in running for WSA? Here’s how:
As a reminder, the process for WSA elections starts tomorrow! Here is the timeline:
- TODAY, Monday, Nov. 25: Information session with WSA Executive Committee 110, 4:10-4:45pm – if you can’t make it, email email@example.com for information
- TODAY, Monday, Nov. 25: Petitions will be distributed at info session, and via email
- Thursday, Nov. 29: Petitions due in the WSA office (first floor of Usdan, next to cafe), and 150 word blurbs to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursday, Nov. 29: Quick meeting about campaigning and elections, time and place TBA
- Monday, Dec. 3 to Friday, Dec. 7: Voting is OPEN!
All students are encouraged to run, so that all different voices and opinions will be represented! Email wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions!
UPDATE: Download the petition here.
From the super cool Adam Rashkoff ’13:
Once you graduate, do you want to take a job that teaches you valuable career skills, puts you in with a supportive peer group, encourages you to think creatively, and empowers you to contribute to social good?
If you answered YES to these questions, you may be interested in Venture For America, a new nonprofit organization that matches high achieving college students with full-time jobs (read: NOT internships) at start-up companies in cities across the country.
VFA Fellows attend an intense summer training program in broadly applicable business skills (i.e. financial analysis/modeling, project management, sales, search engine optimization/marketing, taking care of business, etc.) before spending two years working at a start-up company that fits their individual skills, interests, and experience. Note that this opportunity is open to students from all majors, and no prior business experience is required.
Noah Rush ’14 invites you to run, don’t walk to BuHo tomorrow:
The abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, Ryushin Sensei, will be returning to Wesleyan on the Monday after Thanksgiving break to give a dharma talk, lead meditation and answer any questions you might have.
He is also interested in learning about the problems that students face today, so from 3-5:30, he will be holding a more private “teach
the teacher” session in the Buddhist House Library. Please come let him know what is on your mind.
3:00 – 5:30 – Teach the Teacher
5:30 – Dharma Talk
6:00 – Silent Meditation
6:30 – Q & A
Date: Monday, November 26
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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