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
2007. USA. Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen. With Javier Bardem. 122 min.
A stalwart hunter tries to make off with a million dollars in cash, but finds himself trailed by a mop-headed, bolt gun-wielding hitman – one terrifying force of nature who is definitely not your “friendo.” The Coens’ tense, nihilistic modern Western provides a good approximation of staring death in the eyes (and poorly coiffed hair). Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
Here’s a chill opportunity for this Friday night from the English Majors Committee:
The English Majors Committee presents its second Open Mic, headlined by beloved writer and professor Clifford Chase!
Come read selections for your poetry, short stories, plays, and any other creative works. Fictional and nonfiction welcome. This event is open to the public, not just for English majors. Come to perform, or just come to listen, or just come for the coffee. Come one, come all.
Sign-ups for reading slots are available here. Alternatively, you can also come a few minutes early on Friday to sign up.
Cliff Chase is a writer whose work knows no bounds, crosses over from nonfiction to fiction and back. Chase is the author of Winkie, a novel challenging contemporary America through a teddy bear accused of terrorism. The Hurry-Up Song, meanwhile, is a memoir weaving together the lives of two gay brothers and detailing the pain of one’s eventual loss.
What: The Stepkids/Sidewalk Dave/Featherwood Bee Date: Friday, February 22 When: Doors 7:30; Featherwood Bee 8:00; Sidewalk Dave 8:45; The Stepkids 10:00 Where: Memorial Chapel Cost: Free Who can attend: Everyone Bring: Dancing shoes; white shirts. (You’ll see why.)
You’re not who you think you are. You’re not who other people think you are. In fact who you really are can’t be “thought” at all. And yet we continue to live our lives as if we were God; as if we were in control; as we were free to set and secure our destiny. The truth is otherwise, and the truth will set you free. Join as he pulls the curtain back from the Great and Terrible Wizard of Self to reveal a little ego with a large megaphone. He will offer practical spiritual advice on how to live holistically and intentionally in a chaotic world. Free Indian Food!