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 ENVS/GOVT/EAST 291: Environmental Advocacy Strategies That Work:
Did you know that the Wesleyan dining facilities use more than 1000 paper cups per day? Professor Haddad’s ENVS291 Environmental Advocacy class wants to change that. Tonight, bring a reusable coffee mug to Espwesso. We’ll be around from 9PM to 1AM with stickers, markers, and other materials to decorate your reusable mugs with.
Date: TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 05
Time: 9PM – 1AM
Cost: Free!/Saving the Planet
1984. USA. Dir: Ivan Reitman. With Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd. 105 min.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
From Grad Student Dana Pellegrino:
Come listen to Wesleyan students and alums talk about why clean water saves lives and how they’ve helped to create innovative solutions for contaminated water. Refreshments will be served.
Alum Max Perel-Slater writes in that:
Additionally, we will provide information about the new Maji Safi Group Cardinal Internship for students interested in working with the organization in Shirati, Tanzania during the summer of 2013.
Date: Today, December 5
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: Free Food!
Craving some homemade treats? Lina Breslav ’13 and Sami Ressler ’13 write in to help you out:
Hungry for change?!
WesAmnesty is hosting a bake sale at Usdan from 5-7 on Wednesday
December 5th. Bring a couple bucks and take your mind off of finals
with some homemade dessert.
Date : Wednesday, December 5th
Time : 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Place : Usdan
Cost: 50 cents – $2
Talk to Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst before eco-Armageddon happens:
If you haven’t stopped by yet, now is your last chance in 2012 to talk with Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator! She’s happy to answer questions and hear what your thoughts are!
Date: Today, December 5th
Place: Usdan 1st floor
Cost: Bring a lunch!
From Maddie Ames ’13:
We’ll be holding a special holiday market in Zelnick Pavilion on
Wednesday, December 5th from 11 AM – 2PM.
Our normal vendors will be there selling produce, bread, spices and
SHOFCO and Impact will also be selling their wares.
Buy some gifts for your family and friends before it’s too late!
Date: Wed, December 5, 2012
Time: 11am – 2pm
Place: Zelnick Pavillion
Cost: Bring cash to buy your gifts
For you cool kids on campus who haven’t heard, Wesleyan Thinks Big, a Ted talk meets a magical bundle of hope and wonder, is happening tonight. If you can’t be at the actual event, fear not. There is a screening in PAC 001 at the same time (8pm) and you can even get the event livestream from the comfort of your own dorm room or first floor Usdan couch.
We, the trusty
crazed internet fanatics bloggers of Wesleying, will also be liveblogging away in the chapel.
Read after the jump to hear our commentary on these professors’ commentary.
From Amy Davis ’13:
Concerned about need-blind? Student debt? Want to know what you’re really getting out of your education? Or just want to address the NYT article on need-blind admissions? Join the Roosevelt Institute on Wednesday at 7pm in Usdan 110 for an informal discussion on the future of affordable higher education and the true costs and benefits of getting a degree.
Date: Tomorrow, December 5
Place: Usdan 110