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)
From Julia Bond ’13:
Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.
We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.
Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.
Deadline: February 28
Claire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:
“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust
What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?
In collaboration with Diversity University and Gibson Guitars, Raechel Rosen ’15 and JJ Mitchell ’15 invite you to plan The Wesleyan Humanity Festival:
Inspired by the intellectual musings of Professor Dar Williams, the Wesleyan Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and social divisions.
The festival will take place this April and intends to bring all members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community together through music, art, and spoken word poetry. The festival will encourage dialogue about—and action against—the existing class, racial, and social rifts that exist within the community. The Wesleyan Humanity Festival will bring passionate, politically aware, and socially conscious artists who have united audiences in the face of difference. The festival will include both performance and direct dialogue. Through this day, we hope to inspire an open attitude and to continue the growing movement towards understanding how to create an inclusive community.
President Barack Obama U ’15, HON ’08 is giving his State of the Union address in PAC 004 tonight! Joel Hochman ’13 can score you tix:
Come trudge through the snow to PAC 004 to join us for a screening ofthe State of the Union! Snacks provided!
Date: Tonight, February 12
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 004
Emily Jones ’14 invites you to put on your thinking caps:
Have you ever thought about the ways in which gender works in our world? What about in fantasy worlds? Join us for an informal conversation on the role of gender, feminism, and the digital age in adventure and fantasy novels from the 19th century to today.
This event is part of Alice in Wonderland Week at ADP and is funded by the Adelphic Educational Fund.
Date: Today, Tues Feb 12th
Place: Alpha Delta Phi
From the angelic Maeve Russell ’14:
Need something for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? SHOFCO and Wesleyan’s a capella groups are teaming up for the ultimate gift: a live delivery of beautiful singers serenading your boo at ze’s door.
We’ll be selling these performances ($10 each) on Monday-Wednesday at lunch and dinner in Usdan. Then just wait and enjoy all the serenading that will happen on Valentine’s Day! Supply is extremely limited, so knowing your loved one’s campus address and having a vague idea of their Thursday whereabouts will be helpful!
Here’s the lineup:
NEW GROUP: Love On Top- Beyonce, Secret- Maroon 5, I Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince
Delivery @ 12am Thursday (midnight Wednesday)
NOTABLY SHARP: S&M- Rihanna, Time of the Season- The Zombies, This Love- Maroon 5
Delivery @ 12pm Thursday
Alicia Gansley ’15 and Democracy Matters managed to dig themselves out of that corporate snow pile:
Democracy Matters is a nationwide student movement focusing on eliminating the effect of big corporate money on the American political process and putting power back in the hands of the people.
Come join us to discuss plans for this semester including speakers, film screenings, and demonstrations. We are very open to collaborative events and new ideas!
Please note that this event was rescheduled to Tuesday afternoon due to snow-based complications on Monday evening. Email agansley(at)wes with any questions or comments.
Date: Tomorrow, February 12th
Place: Albritton 004
Cost: No cost – only the benefits of a free democracy!
Insert “Andy Ribner ’14 is pretty into education” one-liner here:
“Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system—the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across the country. Through an interactive and evolving website and a feature-length documentary that brings together educational experts, student interviews, and a year of documenting the day-to-day lives and sacrifices of public school teachers, THE TEACHER SALARY PROJECT will bring an awareness to the real and imminent crisis in our educational system—how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the ripple effect this has on how our children learn and their potential for future success.” – americanteacher.org
**Dinner will be provided!**
Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001