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)
The Film Series resumes tonight with Wreck-It Ralph. The CFA is still a mess, so allow extra time to get to the theater. Don’t even think about walking down Vine Street.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
Ally “Fuckin” Bernstein ’13 is warming up for her next Internet Club meeting with preparation for the Climate Justice
Today at 1 pm, we’ll meet at the University Organizing Center 190 High Street in Middletown for an Arts & Crafts Day, Skit Rehearsal, and discussion of logistics in preparation for the Climate Justice Circus.
We’ll need as many supplies as possible for props and costumes,
Signs and a “People’s Energy Plan” banner
Costumes for the following roles in the skit
1 Magician making climate change disappear
1 Natural Gas Clown
1 Incineration Clown
1 Elephant Handler
We are also looking for people to be in the skit. If you’re interested, please email If you would like to play a role in the skit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
From the hella ratchet Djibril “Djiby/Djibs” Sall ’16:
LIKE DEBATING? LIKE ADVENTURES IN OTHER CITIES? LIKE CRAZY NIGHTS? JOIN WESLEYAN MODEL UN!
WesMUN is coming to wreck the international politics stage! We’re badass policy makers and we take international problems to task! So come be classy and world-saving by day and be crazy and semi-ratchet (we’re still foreign dignitaries, so we have to keep some semblence of class) by night!
First semester meeting is in PAC 002 at 2:30. Join Us!
Date: Tomorrow, February 10
Place: PAC 002
From Kerry Nix ’15:
Wondering why students on campus are turning to stone? Concerned about
their use of umbrellas under clear skies? Confused about what could
possibly motivate these presumably sane individuals to stop in their
Behold Economie, Wesleyan’s newest and most kick-ass-est social
justice-focused dance group. These freeze-mobs are just the beginning.
If you’re into promoting racial equality and inclusiveness on campus,
dancing, having fun with umbrellas, and generally doing something
awesome – join us! To find out more, come to our meeting this Sunday
at 7pm in 41 Wyllys room 114 and/or sign up at our table at the
Student Activities Fair in Beckham Hall on Friday!
When: February 10th (Sunday), 7 – 8pm
Where: 41 Wyllys Room 114
Stellar Levy ’15 wants you to pop, lock, and drop it looowwwww:
What show combines football players in Hawaiian print short shorts, Beyonce, body paint, Rihanna, b-boying, tap, jazz, contemporary dance, insane light shows, and zombies sometimes?
One word – Terp.
Terpsichore is a show that happens every semester for any students who want to dance or choreograph, regardless of previous training. These auditions are for the entire Terpsichore show; pieces range from anything from tap and contemporary to ballet and hiphop…and always something fun in between.
ANYONE can choreograph and EVERYONE dances. If you want to choreograph for the show, bring a short excerpt of your dance, or something similar to the dance you will create, and some MUSIC (on an ipod please)!
Stellar Levy ’15 calls for dancers:
Love to dance? Never Danced before? Want credit for dancing? Want to be part of student choreography? Want to help out the dance majors? Want to perform in the ’92? Want to make friends?
If you are at all interested in any of these things, come audition for Spring Dance! No experience necessary, just come ready to move.
Come to EITHER session one from 5:30-6:30 pm, OR session two from 6:45-7:45 pm.
Dance majors and student choreographers (who are eager to work/play with you) include:
Come one, come all. Dance! Body roll! Pretend you’re a creature! Make noises! Auditions are always fun. ‘Bout to be poppin’.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 10th
Time: 5:30PM – 7:45PM
Place: Schonberg Dance Studio (Pine Street)
Audition for Wesleyan’s premiere stand-up comedy group this Sunday! (Auditions are canceled on Saturday.)
Come with 2-3 minutes of prepared material, an anecdote, monologue, series of jokes your friends laugh at, or a more traditional “set.” Something funny, basically.
When: Sunday, 1-3pm
Where: Jones Room (Theater Studios)
Spring is coming… but also that hard time of the year, full of assignments, tests, and exams. Before this Lent of the college life (except that it’s for more than 40 days) join us for the Fat Sunday, the expression of the Carnival Celebration for all the Romance Languages. You’ll have music, food, costumes, prizes, and fun. Open to all current students of Italian, French, Spanish & Portuguese. Costume required. [Update: "We have cancelled the carnival due to the weather conditions. We'll reschedule it."]
When: February 10th, 4pm – 6pm
Where: RLL Lounge – 300, High Street
Cost: Costume up!