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)
Becca Wilton ’15 wants to make sure you don’t pull a “Groundhog Day” with this survey, but would very much like to hear your opinion:
DO NOT TAKE THIS SURVEY MORE THAN ONCE.
This survey is part of WesFRESH’s ongoing food activism work on campus. Its intention is to give us an understanding of what kind of changes students would like to see in their dining experience so that we can tailor our work to you!
Follow this link to our live form.
Last spring, Wesleyan signed the Real Food Campus Commitment, pledging to improve campus dining and spend at least 20 percent of Wesleyan’s dining budget on “Real Food” by 2020. “Real Food” is defined by the Real Food Challenge as food in one or more of the following categories: local/community-based; ecologically sound; fair for workers; humane for animals.
If you would like to get involved, we’d love to have you! Shoot us an e-mail.
Deadline: February 6th
WesWell Director Tanya Purdy invites you to speak up and stand up for your friends and classmates:
WE Speak, WE Stand aims to create a community that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.
From the forever fab dahhhhhling Johnny Lazebnik ’16:
BELLIG. Is it an acronym? No. It’s in all caps, but that’s just because we’re glamazons.
BELLIG is short for “belligerent,” which is exactly what we were when we found out that there was no pre-existing group for students to experiment with the beautiful, mahhhhvelous art of drag.
Drag refers to the glorious extravaganza when individuals, typically men, genderbend. BELLIG is going to be a flurry of sick’ning false lashes, heels, and a few skirts so short you wouldn’t let your own daughter go out in them.
It’s fine. Because we’ll look fishier in them than any girl ever could. Except possibly Madonna, Our Lord and Savior, Hallowed Be Her Fake English Accent.
SO COME TO THE FIRST EVER BELLIG MEETING. NO STRINGS ATTACHED. BRING NOTHING BUT YOURSELF AND GET READY TO W.E.R.Q.
This kiki will be mahhhhhhvelous, hunty.
Date: Tomorrow, February 3rd
Place: Usdan MPR
Facebook: Can we pretty please have a kiki?
From Stephan Stansfield ’13:
New Teen Force is looking for new members! Come out to the Nics Lounge to muss around with Wes’s only long-form free-form improv troupe. We will play games and sing songs and really work our cores. No previous improv or theater experience needed!
Date: Sunday, (2/3) 2:00-4:00pm & Wednesday, (2/6) 8:00-10:00pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Free form
This little tidbit from the Sound Co-op:
Interested in audio equipment and learning the ins and outs of what makes concerts sound good? Wanna help be a part of making Wes concerts go? There will be an informational meeting tomorrow at Eclectic at 4pm. Come help be a part of the Sound Co-op and gain great experience and knowledge!
Date: Tomorrow, February 3rd
Renee Dunn ’14 wants you to keep those New Years’ Resolutions:
Want to take fitness classes? Want to try them for FREE?! Well, good news – WesBAM! is back and kicking off the semester with a week of free classes. Meet all of our awesome instructors and try any of our classes – whether it be Zumba, CardioKickboxing, Krav Maga, TurboKick, or one of our many yoga disciplines. All classes cater to beginners, and no prior experience or fitness level is required. Check out the Spring 2013 schedule, rates, class descriptions, instructor bios, and more on our website at wesBAM.weebly.com. Looking forward to seeing you in class! Check below the jump for a schedule…
Can’t stop Hannah Vogel ’13, won’t stop Hannah Vogel ’13:
ATTN: Beautiful and sexy people of Wesleyan! (We think that’s all of you. Holla.) We want you to come out and audition for the 2013 WesBurlesque show!
Dancers: 4-5PM or 5-6PM Sunday in Fayerweather 106
Singers/Emcees: 7-8PM Monday in Fayerweather 108. Singers bring a song, emcees bring a joke or idea.
Come ready to twerk it, werq it, back it up and/or reverse it! (Wear comfortable clothes.) Also accepted are popping, locking, and/or dropping.
Questions/comments/concerns? Pleeeeeeeeeease email Kelsey Siegel ’13 (ksiegel@wes), Tina Tristani ’13 (ctristani@wes), or Hannah Vogel (hvogel@wes)!
Date: Sunday ‘n’ Monday, February 3 ‘n’ 4
Time: 4-6 ‘n’ 7-8, respectively
Place: Fayerweath’r 106 ‘n’ 108, respectively