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)
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Teach at the Green Street Arts Center

From Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15 and Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you like working with kids? Do you have a passion for teaching others? Are you fun, energetic, and consider yourself a leader? The Green Street Arts Center is looking for teachers for the Spring 2013 semester! We are particularly looking for someone who is interested in teaching dance or yoga, but all course proposals are welcome. This is a paid opportunity for work-study students. You would be responsible for working with 1st through 3rd graders from 4-5 pm. All it takes is an hour and a half a week! Please send your course proposals ASAP to Sandy Guze.

Where: Green Street Arts Center
When: Next semester, once a week
Contact: sguze(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: ASAP

Apply to Put on a Show with Second Stage

A message from the Backstage Badger (and Jenna Robbins ’13):

Want to give your regards to Broadway? Second Stage is now accepting applications for our Spring 2013 season! Applications are due December 2nd at 11:59 pm – please email Grace Herman Holland at gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu – for a copy.

Questions? Contact any staff member; our contact information can be found on our website, 2ndstage.org.

Contact: gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: December 2, 11:59

Film Series: Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas

1998. USA. Dir: Terry Gilliam. With Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro. 119 min.

Visionary eccentric Gilliam crafts a hallucinogenic whirlwind of a movie from Hunter S. Thompson’s tale of gonzo reporting. A journalist, his lawyer, and a whole lot of drugs take a road-trip that somehow careens into a demented voyage through “bat country” and the mad excesses of American ideals.

 Part of the continuing Adaptation Series co-sponsored by Friends of the Wesleyan Library. Pre-film intro by Marc Longenecker, Film Studies.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

WestCo Open Mic

From Willie Zabar ’16:

Come to the WestCo Cafe to see Wesleyan’s undiscovered talent at the biggest open mic of the year OF ALL TIME.

Music, comedy, poetry, and other cool things will happen.

Show off your talents and support your friends (but stay for the other acts too because that’s what a good person does).

Date: Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28);
Time:  signups at 9:00 pm, show at 9:30 pm
Place: WestCo Café

Italian Movie Screening: Benvenuti al Sud

Andrea Ballanti invites you to a free screening of Benvenuti al Sud, a formidable Italian comedy.
Haven’t mastered Italian? No worries–there will be English subtitles:

Alberto Colombo (Claudio Bisio), a civil servant of the Italian Postal Service, has been passed up for promotion to a coveted position in Milan. Following a comical yet ill-fated attempt to secure another such opening, he is assigned to two years postal purgatory in Italy’s southern region. Alberto’s wife Silvia chooses to remain in the civilized north while Alberto is subjected to his penance.

“When a stranger comes to the South he cries twice: when he arrives and when he leaves.”

Date: Wednesday, November 28th
Time: 8pm – 9:45pm
Place: Fisk 210
Cost: FREE!

Justice for Queers: A Discussion with Margot Weiss

Izzy Rode ’14 wants you to question… question justice, that is:

Following up on the conversation Greg Goldberg facilitated on the
subject of “Marriage and Queers” a few weeks ago, QueerWes presents an
open, informal conversation on the subject of “Justice for Queers”.
Margot Weiss will be joining us to facilitate. Bring thoughts,
enthusiasm, and/or questions!

Dinner will be served.

Date: Wednesday, November 28th
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Open House (154 Church) or The Bayit (157 Church) if we exceed capacity
Cost: zero
Meal: Dinner. For you.

Late Night at the University Organizing Center

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
Cost: Free