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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Interreligious Ecological Justice Network (IREJN): Dinner and Discussion

From The Muslim Students Association ’610 AD :

What do religion and ecological justice have in common? According to Teresa Eickel, Executive Director of the Interreligious Ecological Justice Network, the two go hand in hand. IREJN is a faith-based environmental organization that works to inspire and empower religious communities to be faithful stewards of the earth.

Come join us for a discussion on a popular topic at Wes, this time analyzed through a less common perspective. Food will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 7:30  -8:30
Where: Usdan MultiPurpose
Dinner (?) : Yes. ($0.00)

Andy Ribner ’14 Presents: Technology in Education

Andy Ribner ’14 has had his own tag for a while now. So has “free food.” This event fulfills both categories:

Interested in the growing role of technology in education? Interested in free dinner? Come to PAC107 Thursday night at 7!

What is the power of curriculum and how can the use of computer tablets serve as a tool for enhancing students’ learning? Come experience a science instructional sequence that engages students in active learning, in which their investigations give rise to deep learning. Learn about how the current policy context in K-12 schools supports this approach to instruction and discuss the affordances of technology in creating opportunities for learner-centered curriculum.

Film Series: The Mirror

1975. USSR. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky. With Margarita Terekhova. 102 min.

A dying man remembers his life, his youth, his mother, and… that’s all we really get in terms of plot for this deliciously baffling film poem. Tarkovsky builds stream of consciousness into a surreal, hypnotic Swiss clock, expertly constructed to be equal parts mesmerizing impenetrability and staggering beauty.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Fletcher C. Johnson & Featherwood Bee @ WestCo Cafe

From the impeccably dressed Ethan Hill ’16:

After bringing you such groovin’ shows as Prince Rama and Mac Demarco, Aural Wes is excited to present yet another evening of sweet rock n’ roll goodness with Fletcher C. Johnson and his band. The Brooklyn pop virtuoso is bringing his catchy jamz to the WestCo Café this Thursday along with Featherwood Bee, who I’m sure you all know and love. Be prepared to get down and boogaloo to some of the prettiest twangy pop tunes you’ll ever know.

Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 10 pm – 1 am
Locale: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Your Soul
Facebook: Aye

Education Policy Speaker Series: Shamus Khan

Good ol’ Andy Ribner ’14 is making a break with routine, with an event slated for 4:30 this afternoon, if you’re looking to perhaps avoid or deconstruct “How Lawyers Write”:

Come hear Professor Shamus Khan of Columbia University speak on his book “Privilege”.

From Columbia’s website:
“Khan is currently researching the history of elites in New York City, the structure of fame, and deliberative decision-making in multiethnic groups.

With a primary focus on inequality, Khan’s first book, Privilege, explored the life of an elite boarding school. Rather than write on the poor, Khan emphasizes the importance of knowing more about the rich when making sense of contemporary inequality. Khan has also written on the development of gender theory and political decision-making. He is editing a book on research methodology, The Practice of Research (Oxford) and a monograph on the Elite New York, Exceptional: The Elites of New York and the Story of American Inequality.”

Date: Today, November 29th
Time: 4:30pm
Place: PAC001
Facebook Event: Link.

Misunderstanding Minority

From Christian Hosam ’15:

Given the recent racially charged incidents that have occurred on campus and general feelings of discontent with the university’s attitudes toward the Student of Color community, it is more important than ever that we stand together. In and outside of Wesleyan, however, there is a tendency to refer to people of color in exceedingly narrow terms, particularly as African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latino/a American. But why? Why do Asian-Americans, Native Americans, mixed-raced persons, or anyone who doesn’t fall into the category of Black/Latino often feel as though they are not included in our campus (and societal) conception of Student of Color, particularly when the commonalities that we share are certainly larger than our differences. “Misunderstanding Minority” will explore what keeps us disunited as students of color and how we can come together to utilize our shared experiences to enact effective change.

Date: TONIGHT, November 29
Time: 7pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons
Facebook: Herezzz
RSVP: Hurrrr

Noah Messing: How Lawyers Write

Alexander P. Ray ’13 asks you to cease and desist whatever you’re doing tomorrow at 4:15 and be summoned to Downey House:

Want to be a lawyer? Sorry to hear that. But you might as well come to this talk.

Noah Messing is Yale Law School’s Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing. He has worked as a trial and appellate litigator in Washington, D.C. and as Counsel to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The talk will explore the process by which lawyers, through their written work, persuade judges. Messing will provide a brief overview of the U.S. court system, after which he will present examples from some of the highest-stakes cases in recent years to illustrate how lawyers deploy law, facts, policy, and history to advocate for their clients. The examples will include cases about gay rights, a major environmental disaster, and YouTube’s (alleged) massive copyright infringement.

Sponsored by Writing at Wesleyan and the Department of Classical Studies.

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