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
Adele Bubnys ’14writes in to help you get some fresh noms:
Sign ups for this semester’s fruit and veggie co-op are starting this week!
For 180 points for the semester [or 20 points/week], you will receive a selection of organic fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. You can also split the share with a friend [90 points/semester] or two [60 points/semester].
Sign up on our webpage from now until Tuesday, February 12th.
Deadline: February 12, 11:59 p.m.
Cost: 180 points
Please join Ujamaa, ASHA and the Wesleyan Peer Health Advocates on National Black AIDS Awareness Day to discuss and bring awareness to a disease that is prevalent within the Black community. We will be hearing from a phenomenal speaker, LaToya Tyson from AIDS Connecticut. The Cardinal Sinners will also be performing!
*Dinner will be served.
Co-Sponsors: ASHA, Wesleyan Peer Health Advocates, Planned Parenthood
2011. Israel. Dir: Dina Zvi-Riklis. With Yehezkel Lazarov. 103 min.
British-controlled Palestine, 1944: 13-year-old Maya is abandoned by her parents at a Jewish orphanage. Her arrival ignites forbidden feelings of love around the institution: the director recalls his past longing for the girl’s mother, while Maya grows infatuated with a resistance fighter. Speaker: Sami Berdugo, Visiting Professor. Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!
Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.
Missed the first planning meeting but wish you could have came? Please come to the second planning meeting for the March for Change that will take place in Hartford on Thursday, February 14th from 11-12:30. The March for Change is a grassroots effort organized by a coalition of activists supporting the enactment of safer gun legislation in CT and will support the efforts of CT Against Gun Violence. March for Change supports several potential legislative changes, including strengthening our assault weapons ban and banning large capacity ammunition magazines of more than 7 rounds, with no grandfathering.
Please come stand in solidarity and attend this planning meeting! As a community, we must take a stand and tell our legislators that enacting gun control legislation is necessary to ending gun violence in the state of Connecticut. At this meeting, we will be having an informed and grounded discussion of gun control in the U.S., making posters and fliers for the march, and discussing how to get as many people involved as possible.
A message from Elita Irving ’13 about an amazing summer opportunity in teaching:
Are you interested in teaching this summer? Do you want to have the most challenging and rewarding summer of your life? Consider applying to teach at Breakthrough! The application deadline is February 25 and admissions are rolling. Go here to apply.
In addition, we will be hosting two information sessions about Breakthrough on:
- Thursday February 7th at 4:15pm in Usdan 110
- Wednesday February 13th at 5:15pm in Usdan 110
If you cannot attend the information sessions or if you have any questions, email Elita (eirving[at]wes) or Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner[at]wes).