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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



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

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)

Wesleyan Spirits’ Fall Jam

Marc Whittington ’13 invites time travelers and dead sheep alike to this Chapel performance:

The Wesleyan Spirits, Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a cappella group, are at it again! No lie!

Featuring the souls of 26 dead sheep and goats, the Wesleyan’s oldest all-male acappella group will be singing the traditional Wesleyan Black Book songs as well as some dirty pop music for all of your listening pleasure.

The Spirits please ask all audience members to bring a change of clothes and some flashing strobe lights to keep us alive during our
concert. Admission charge will be very expensive and our sheep souls would appreciate donations of raw grains under 15 ounces. Don’t be a fool and listen to what anyone else tells you! Missing this event will not result in sheep hauntings! But your attendance was all we ever want, or else we feel such pain. Alums: Don’t hate us, we want you back.

Unfortunately for all of us, there will not be a live webcast of Fall Jam this year due to some papers being pushed off of necessary desks. If you’d like, you can check the concert out on our youtube page later. If you are a time traveler, you might even be able to watch our concert on youtube right now! Check to see for yourself.

Date: December 7, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

Winter Dance Concert: IMPULSE

Looking to be amazed tonight? How about tomorrow? Kim Ladd ’13 suggests the Winter Dance performance for your viewing pleasure:

Come see the original works of six fabulous dance majors Friday and Saturday, Dec 7 & 8, at 8 PM at the CFA Theater! We have been working very hard with our dancers the entire semester and are very excited to showcase our collaborative works.

Works By:
Elle Bayles ’14
Kim Ladd ’13
Jiovani del Toro Robles ’13
Naya Samuel ’14
Elisa Waugh ’13
Sally Williams ’14

Date: Friday and Saturday, Dec 7 and 8
Time: 8pm
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $4 for students

Internet Club First Meeting

Ally Bernstein ’13 is totally seapunk, and she’s starting a new club:

What do U use the Internet 4? Doing email? AOL? Playing computer games? Searching for information? If that sweet dial-up sound is music to your ears, come discuss the World Wide Web with a group of like-minded “Netheads,” at the first meeting of Internet Club this Friday. Tons of Wesleyan students have “homepages,” use chat rooms and search for interesting tidbits. It’d be a pain to bring your personal computer to the meeting, but it’s easy to bring your enthusiasm for all things Internet! See ya Friday!

To quote the Argus, “People are finding that once they start playing around, it’s really easy to get the hang of it. You just click in and out of pages.”

Date: Today, December 7
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: 82 Lawn
Cost: Free

Punchline! Presents: The War on Christmas Show

From Eli Meixler ’13 &  Cade Leebron ’14:

Punchline! Stand-Up Comedy Collective Presents:
The War On Christmas Show!

Celebrate the end of classes (and refuse to acknowledge the onset of
finals) with the members of Punchline! as they entertain you with
observations, anecdotes, and character assassination.

Jokes will be told! Laughs will be had! Productivity will be ignored!

Sam Roth
Michael Matthews
Cade Leebron
Regen Routman
Ben Stolz
Eli Meixler

With Special Guest:
Etrus Hunt
Michael Nelson
Bill O’Rely????!?

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: Doors open at 9:30, Show starts at 10, we’re fancy
Place: World Music Hall
Cost: FREE Dollars (and an hour away from your finals anxiety) / Free as a bird or even more free than that


It’s the End of the World (DANCE DANCE DANCE)

From Opraha Miles ’14:

With the end of the world approaching us, it’s only appropriate that we dance “Til the World Ends”, no? Come join the HOTTEST all-girl dance group on campus as we end the year in style and experience a show case that is bound the rock this world! (Literally). ISIS hopes to see you there!

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 10 p.m. – midnight
Place: Malcolm X House
Cost: Free
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Acoustic / Improvisational / Participatory Rap Concert

From Ari Ebstein ’16:

No amps, no amps – just some double bass, box drum, cello, guitar, and audience rhythm (spoons, snaps, whatever we can think of) supplying the beat for some socially conscious bars and HOOKS. Come sing along!

The concert is part of a movement called the 1-0 movement which is a movement deemphasizing individualism and reemphasizing community - moving from 1s (individuals) to a 0 (circle / community), and inverting the semiotic concepts of 1 and 0 to do that. Ie; 0 = full, whole, and 1 = nothingness, finitude, etc. Themes of the bars will include: debt, pathos, gender, sustainability, consumerism, computers, love, and more.

In going with the ideological theme of the concert, the performance seeks to break down the hierarchical rapper / audience divide. There will be opportunities for audience input and an open mic section for whoever would like to get up and spit some bars. There will be a writing desk just outside the venue for people to write down some
lyrics if they so choose.

Bring money to donate here.

Seating limited! So show up on time. :)

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free

Bone Marrow Registry Drive

From Kirby Sokolow ’14:

Wesleyan invites you to help save a life with a simple cheek swab sample.

Will you give 15 minutes of your time to help someone in need?

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. At Wesleyan University on Friday, December 7 from 11am-4pm in the Usdan University Center, Room 110; learn how you can save a life by joining the Be The Match Registry. Become a marrow donor with some simple paperwork and a cheek swab sample-it takes only 15 minutes! You must be 18-44 years old and in good health. If you later match a patient, most donations can be made through an automated blood donation. Visit Be The Matchto learn more or watch our video.

Registration fees are covered by health insurance or Michael’s Fund of Fall River, MA. Please bring your health insurance card with you if possible. There is not out of pocket expense to anyone wishing to join the registry.

You have the power to heal, the power to save a life!

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: FREE

Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Christine Massey

From Andy Ribner ’14:

If you have an interest in research, human cognition, teaching, or the broad institution of education, there is a talk that will suit YOU on Friday!

Dr. Massey is the director of PENNlincs at UPenn. From their site: ”PENNlincs is a research and development group that links recent theory and research in cognitive science to education efforts in public schools, cultural institutions, and higher education. Our grant-funded projects span a variety of activities including basic and applied research in student learning, development of instructional materials and learning technology, and professional development for teachers. We support partnerships connecting the cognitive science research community at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science with K-12 and informal education as well as undergraduate and graduate education.”

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Place: Judd 113
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