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)
1988. Czechoslovakia. Dir: Jan Svankmajer. With Kristyna Kohoutova. 84 min.
If you’re a fan of ALICE IN WONDERLAND but wish that it came across more like a decapitated deer head, this may be just the rabbit hole you’re looking for. Ground-breaking animator Svankmajer transforms Carroll’s children’s story into a twisted medley of live action, stop motion and unbridled creative lunacy.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Sarah Corey ’15 invites you to a play this weekend:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8pm in the Westco Cafe. No tickets needed.
In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, three pot-smoking teenagers are resoundingly rejecting the 1960s ideals of their affluent parents. In hilarious and bittersweet detail, Youth presents a living snapshot of the moment between adolescence and adulthood by following forty-eight turbulent hours in the lives of three very lost souls at the dawn of the Reagan Era.
Directed by Sarah Corey
Stage managed by Gwen Rosen
Facebook here. Get there early folks, this one is gonna fill up fast.
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
Let Simon Riker ’14 and the hombres calientes of Slender Jimenez show you why a cappella is Latin for “in chapel style”:
Join Wesleyan’s moistest, most bedraggled a cappella group in Wesleyan’s House Of The Lord as we showcase our most perfectly cultivated facial hair. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably have a cold sweat or two as we assert our powers of preening and outrageous levels of testosterone for the better part of an hour on Thursday night.
There will be one five-hour intermission, and five one-hour intermissions.
Hint: Theresa’s coming home.
What: Slender James
What?: Slender James preens ‘n croons.
What??: Slender James proons.
Where: Memorial Chapel
When: Thursday, December 6
When?: 7:30 – 8:15 pm
Facey B: Slenny J
Hana “Boot No More” Elion ’15 writes in with a pudendal, but not shameful, proposition:
Come audition for Wes’ 2013 Production of The Vagina Monologues! Take a break from studying for finals to come give your vag some love! No preparation necessary; come ready to read and moan :)
Monday December 3rd 7:45-9:45PM
Friday December 7th 3-6PM
*You only need to come to one of these auditions, and just stop by whenever you have time!
The play will go up in February. The directors are Hana Elion ’15, Tess Jonas ’15, and Dominique Moore ’15. Email helion@wes with any questions! See you there!
Dates: December 3rd or December 7
Times: 4:45 – 9:45 pm or 3 pm – 6 pm (respectively)