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
Courtesy of Anne-Marie Cannata from the Buttonwood Tree:
Indie rock band Alex Vans & the Hide Away is coming to the Buttonwood Tree TONIGHT!
Alex Vans turns his keen pop culture observations into guitar laden indie rock with tight melodic hooks and sincere lyrical sensibility. His genre-bending music celebrates the musical diversity of artists like Bob Mould and Buffalo Tom, all tied together by Vans’ lyrical wit and cynicism.
Date: February 21st Time: 8PM-10PM Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St. Cost: $10
Science is an incredibly powerful tool … can it make religious explanations obsolete? Is the Bible inconsistent with science? Are science and faith at war? Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, will be sharing his perspective atThe Veritas Forum at Wesleyan University.
We are anticipating a full house for Ian Hutchinson’s presentation! The event is open to the public, but student ID holders will be given priority seating so that Wesleyan students have the first opportunity to see Ian Hutchinson.
Check out this cool lecture by Professor Kitcher today. From Hilda Vargas ’15:
Professor Kitcher’s many published books in the philosophy of science include Science in a Democratic Society, Living with Darwin, InMendel’s Mirror, Science, Truth and Democracy, and The Advancement of Science.
Date: Today, Feb 21 Time: 4:15-6 p.m. Place: Russell House (350 High St) Cost: Free
2011. Israel. Dir: Yair Qedar. Documentary. 50 min.
“This is the story of the loves, poems, and fears of the woman who chose Hebrew and Hebrew chose her.” Five acts interweaving animation, interviews, photos, and original music tell the tale of the beloved and yet very much enigmatic life of renowned poet Lea Goldberg. Speaker: Sami Berdugo, Visiting Professor. Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
D. Steve: Like a hydro-electric Mothra rising from the ashes of an African village burned to the ground by post-rock minotaurs, the music of Delicate Steve will literally make you the happiest person who has never lived.
Robert’s Don: They’ve been described as irish pirate rockabilly, but still don’t know what that means. Bandcamp link here.
Date: February 21
Are you interested in improving yourself physically and mentally? Becoming more centered? Have you seen too many kung fu movies and want to see what the real thing is? The Small Forest Temple holds weekly sessions for those interested in learning meditation and self-defense skills. All are welcome.
Both sessions are held every Thursday in Freeman.
-Tai Chi class meets from 6:30-7:30 in the multipurpose room
-Kung Fu meets from 7:30-9:00 in the wrestling room next door
For more information, please email Alex Hunt ’13at ahunt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Thursdays Time: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Place: Freeman MPR and wrestling room Cost: Roughly $50/semester