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: 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) Facebook
Every Thursday beginning January 31st, Amy Bloom, Welseyan’s Kim Frank Writer-in-Residence, will be hosting Table Talk:
All things prose. Anything you want to discuss? Translations, problems with papers, letters you can’t bring yourself to write, expressions that puzzle you, books that you can’t finish (as a reader or a writer), anything to do with the word, the sentence or the paragraph.
Please come and discuss. (Over a cup of coffee or glass of wine)
Time: Every Thursday from 5-6 pm Place: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High St. Cost: nothing
2011. Israel/Poland. Dir: Ami Drozd. With Jakub Wroblewski. 97 min.
Two brothers in 1960′s Poland get involved with an anti-Semitic gang, not knowing that their mother hides her own Jewish identity. She convinces them to board a ship for Australia – that mysterious land of a young lad’s fancy – only to take them to Israel, where a very different life awaits. Speaker: Magda Teter, the Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies. Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Everyone I’ve talked to since the start of the semester has told me that the one thing hir break lacked was a performance by two all-male a cappella groups from Wesleyan and Princeton, respectively. Simon Riker ’14 must have overheard all of these conversations:
Welcome back! And so are we! Let Slender James and the internationally recognized and acclaimed Princeton Footnotes knock your socks off this Thursday at the highest-scoring pavilion in Scrabble. Soul food — that is to say, music — will be served.
Check out the event on Facebook, and check it out in real life, too.
What: Slender James Provides Shelter for Vagabond Princeton Choral Group Where: Zelnick Pavilion Date: Thursday, January 31 Time: 8:30 – 9:30 pm How Much?: $0
Actors! Dancers! Musicians! Come on out and audition for an ensemble production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The three-month rehearsal process, and the production concepts that will be going along with it, promise to be very exciting. Memorized monologues are requested but certainly not required – we will have sides available. Each audition should take only 10 minutes; feel free to drop by on any of the three days. Please find further details below.
Thursday, January 31st
Friday, February 1st
Saturday, February 2nd
4:00-6:00 PM (Thursday and Friday)
2:00-4:00 PM (Saturday)
Fayerweather 106 (Thursday and Friday)
Usdan 110 (Saturday)
Hilda Vargas ’15 and the Philosophy Department have an opportunity for you to get your weekly dose of dialogue (with a visiting lecturer, no less).
The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture tomorrow (Thursday, January 31st) entitled, “Race: How it Matters in Reproductive Technologies.” It will be at 4:15 in Russell House (350 High Street) and the lecturer is Camisha Russell from Penn State University. Come check it out if you can!
Date: Thursday, January 31 Time: 4:15-5:15 Place: Russell House (350 High Street)
An urgent yet hilarious message for all musically inclined individuals who wish they could be Eastern European folk singers from Nathan Shane ’13:
You know you want to be a part of Wesleyan’s bestest, zaniest, hottest, oldest, prestigious-est Eastern European singing ensemble! And guess what? You can be. That’s right, Slavei is having auditions this Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 in Usdan 108. You do not need to prepare a song — just come as yourself and we’ll do some singing and a little talking and generally just have a good time.
Slavei sings some of the craziest/most interesting music that you will ever hear in your life. You will probably not get a chance to sing in an ensemble like this outside of Wesleyan, so you should do it!
We’re also the a capella group that uses the most instruments.
Thinking about which student forums to join this spring (cool topics and academic credit hollaaaaa)? Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15 has a super cool option for you:
The WILD Wes student forum is back again this spring, and things are popping! The information session for this semester’s forum will be this Thursday night at Earth House, following the first student group meeting of the year at 8:00pm! For now, here’s a brief description of the course:
This semester, we’ll be learning about permaculture, landscape design, and plant biology/ecology, interspersed with group-based landscape design projects. At the same time, the student group will be working with administrators so that, come a bit later, students will have the chance to design the Summerfields area of the Butts or WILD Wes’ second full-on site! The latter part of the forum (when it’s warm and the ground is less frozen) will be spent implementing and learning about the final plantings in the WILD WestCo site — the understory plants in the Edible Forest Garden and Forest Mimic, and the Shrub and Berry Thicket — and, hopefully, starting work on the new WILD Wes site!
Contact Rina Kremer ’15 at rkremer(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Nate Dolton-Thornton ’15 at ndoltonthorn(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any questions, comments, or for more information!
Date: Thursday, January 31 Time: 8pm Place: Eart Yurt (159 High St.)