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)
Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15 wants all y’all to dance:
Come out to SingSongShoutJumpDancePrance KIRTAN!!
Every Wednesday. Come come come!
Extra extra! Some pre-kirtan wild and wonderful dance and movement at
Date: Every Wednesday starting Feb. 5th
Place: BuHo (356 Washington St) Meditation room
Lily Myers ’15 and Kate Weiner ’15 want you to bring your inner poet/singer/cookie monster to 200 Church this Tuesday!
Come share your creative work — writing, music, art, anything — at 200 Church. Cookies will be provided (probably). Absolutely no experience is required.
This is a great chance to show off anything from that song you’ve been composing in the shower or that short story you’ve been writing on the back of Usdan napkins in a relaxed, non-competitive environment with current and soon-to-be-your friends.
Sign up by being at 200 Church at seven and asking one of the hosts to put you down to perform. Late signups are accepted throughout the open mic.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 5th
Time: 7 PM
Place: 200 Church
Why: Cookies, performances, and people.
Bring: Yourself and everyone you know.
From Leah Koenig ’13:
If you’ve lost someone and would like a safe space to talk or just sit, come meet with us. We’ve got chocolate.
For more information (or if you would like to attend but can’t make it on Tuesdays) email lkoenig(at)wes or hvogel(at)wes.
Date: Every Tuesday
Place: Davison Health Center Solarium (second floor)
Courtesy of Matt Donahue ’14, here’s some info on how you can get involved with the search for the new Career Center Director, which begins today at 7:00 PM.
Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
Submission courtesy of Charlie Smith ’15:
Come join WSFS for a discussion on the process by which social norms are created as “the result of human actions, not of human design.” Along with conversation on the function of social norms, the means by which they are challenged, and government policies such as the separation of church and state.
Date: Today, Monday, February 5
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111
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
From Izzy Rode ’14:
The Shapiro Center for Creative Writing is happy to announce it will
be holding game nights on Tuesdays. Come join us for snacks, prizes,
and a jolly time!
When: February 5th, Tuesday, 8pm
Where: Shapiro Center for Creative Writing, 167 High
Facebook Link: Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, and Taboo, oh my!