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 Charlie Smith ’15:
A Discussion on Federalism and Floating Cities with Professor Elvin Lim
What is the function of federalism in US politics? Can competition between governments make them more responsive to the needs of their citizens? Could floating communities in international waters provide this sort of competition?
Come join Students for a Free Society for a discussion on the role of Federalism in US politics and its potential (if any) for promoting good governance. Professor Lim will be with us to discuss the “right to exit” and the potential for competition between governments to produce better services. We will also discuss the work of the Sea Steading Institute in attempting to make floating cities in international waters to innovate in the provision of government services.
Date: Today 2/19
Time: 8pm – 9:20pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm.111
From Jill Tan ’15:
Join your Wesleyan family in ushering the Lunar New Year with food and festivities! We are bringing this celebration that is so dear to our community to Wesleyan once again, with many exciting performances and a menu that promises to be scrumptious.
The dinner is Feb 24, Sunday, from 5-7 p.m. at Beckham Hall. GET YOUR TICKETS FAST AS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT!
Tickets will be sold at the Usdan tables today and tomorrow from 11am-1pm OR 5-7pm for $5.
Date: Today, Feb 19 and Tomorrow, Feb 20
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. OR 5-7 p.m.
From Sam Melvin ’13:
Are you interested in psychology? Cognitive development? Language acquisition? Sign languages? Deafness and deaf education?
Come hear Dr. Marie Coppola of UConn speak about Nicaraguan Sign Language, homesign, and how these kinds of communication influence development and outcomes later in life.
Date: Today, Feb 19
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Place: Judd 116
An invitation from Shivan S. Bhavnani ’13:
Come perform. Tea will be served.
Date: Today, February 19
Time: 10:10 p.m.
No, not that Argus. This one is slightly more lucrative, but doesn’t provide free Indian food on Monday and Thursday nights. More from Jennifer Healey:
Argus is an internationally recognized B2B company that provides strategic and analytic solutions to major financial services companies primarily (Credit Card issuers) in the US, UK and Canada. Argus’ solutions-suite includes syndicated studies, account scores & products, data-warehousing & management services, and consulting services. Argus has offices in White Plains, NY (Headquarters), London and San Francisco. For more info visit here.
Join Argus employees James Pesuit ’10 and Chenelle Tanglao ’08 to learn more about job and internship opportunities at Argus!
Pizza will be served.
Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
From Christian Hosam ’15:
Join the WSA Committee for Inclusion and Diversity in conjunction with Black History Month as we unpack the implications of being an effective ally both within and outside the Wesleyan community with a stellar faculty panel as part of our semester-long exploration into the concept. The panel will feature:
Sarah Mahurin (English/African-American Studies)
Kehulani Kauanui (Anthropology/American Studies)
Robert Steele (Psychology)
Manju Hingorani (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)
Date: Tomorrow, February 19th
Place: Daniel Family Commons
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?