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
2000. USA. Dir: Peyton Reed. With Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku. 98 min.
Brr…it’s cold in here! In “the CITIZEN KANE of cheerleader movies” (per Roger Ebert), a newly-appointed cheer captain discovers her team’s cheers were stolen from a rival school. While they fight to restore their reputation and claim victory at nationals, they just may – as in any self-respecting teen comedy – learn some lessons about integrity, friendship, love, and spirit fingers.
EON wants to plan some fun events for Earth Day, April 22 and we want your input and help! We’re thinking somewhat along the lines of a concert, Veg Out dinner, or anything that would necessitate the use of WesCycle’s stationary, energy-producing bikes. If you love the planet, being outdoors, and having fun you should stop by the UOC on Friday at 1PM so that we can get this show on the road. For more details, email weseon(eon)gmail(eon)com.
Though not technically part of ADP’s Alice in Wonderland Week, the coinciding nature of the week’s theme and the impending tag sale could lead one to wonder if the wares being offered might lead you down your very own rabbit hole. From Kim Ladd ’13:
Shopping fanatic? Buy stuff from our attic! Alpha Delt is hosting a tag sale this week to raise money for Relay for Life. Books, lamps, clothing, printers, fridges, and more could be yours! Prices range from $1-$10. If you’re by the S&C this week, consider wandering to the Green Room to see what we found in our attic.
Dates and Times: Thursday (today) 5-7 p.m. and Friday (tomorrow) 3-5 p.m. Place: Alpha Delt Green Room Cost: $1-$10
The poetic masterminds of WeSlam have a delicious offer you can’t pass up:
Do you like cupcakes? Do personalized poems make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Since the correct answer is yes, come to Usdan between 11:30 and 2:30 on Friday for the Haiku Bake Sale! For $2, you can buy a delectable treat and have one of our poets write you a special haiku on-the-spot (you give us a word; we turn it into art).
Homemade treats are great,
As is poetry, so why
Not have two at once?
Date: February 15 Time: 11:30 – 2:30 Place: Table 3 at Usdan Hi: Coo.
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.
Ross “Rosendo” Levin ’15 is really freakin awesome and extends the opportunity to be awesome to you:
An experience of learning by living, communal living, anti-poverty organizing and bridging barriers through dialogue and action in one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country. The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is a nationwide, multiracial movement that does everything from organizing marches to defending families from evictions to occupying vacant land to grow food. This is not some cushy non-profit. The group is led by the poor and people of color. For decades, in various incarnations, they’ve been working to ensure, as the name suggests, that their basic human rights are met and taking care of each other when society doesn’t. From March 10 to 17, students will have the opportunity to live in the home of a member of PPEHRC in Philadelphia, PA and participate in anti-poverty organizing classes and actual anti-poverty organizing, ranging from knocking on doors to home takeovers.
There will be two informal info sessions to talk more about the details, costs (not very expensive at all), and whatever else you’d like to know.
INFO SESSION One
12pm-1pm, Friday, February 15
41 Wyllys, Room 114 INFO SESSION 2
5pm-6pm, Wednesday, February 20
41 Wyllys, Room 114
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?