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
Nathan Shane ’13 wants to pick your brain about music:
If you have learned classical music at some point in your life, or you are learning it now, then please take this survey! By conducting this survey, I hope to gather information for my undergraduate thesis, the topic of which is improvisation in classical music education. I will ask you questions about your music education, music in your life today, and your thoughts on improvisation. If you have 30 minutes, I would appreciate your participation a lot!
Here’s the link to the survey.
Deadline: February 28
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
Love East Asian culture? Zheyan Ni ’15 brings you a supes coolio opportunity:
Hey guys! Resonance Journal is now calling for submissions. Resonance is a yearly journal about East Asian culture, supported by the East Asian Studies department. You are welcome to submit your senior thesis, essays, book reviews, papers, photography, calligraphy, painting, etc…Anything related to East Asia will do! Thank you!
Please send your works to resonance(dot)wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com. The deadline is Feb.22nd.
Deadline: Friday, February 22nd
Want to be an RA? Veronica Young has the deets:
ResLife wants YOU!….
…to join our team. Apply to be a resident advisor (RA) and develop great leadership skills while shaping the residential experience for other students at Wes. Learn more at our information sessions:
-Thursday, January 31st 7-8pm Butt A Lounge
-Monday, February 4th 7-8pm Bennet Lounge
-Tuesday, February 5th 7-8pm Nicolson Lounge
Dates: Thursday, January 31st; Monday, February 4th; Tuesday, February 5th
Places: Butt A Lounge (Thursday), Bennet Lounge (Monday), Nicolson Lounge (Tuesday)