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)
Are you tired of academic monogamy? If you’re a freshman, COL might be just the right solution for you:
Freshmen: You are cordially invited to the COL Open House receptions on Monday Feb. 25 and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 4:15 pm!! COL majors, faculty, and cookies will be present to provide comfort, support, and answers to any major-related questions.
The Argus bookies have good money on Movie 43 coming from behind for a cross-category sweep.
Want to hear Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s smooth, deep voice announce the best movies of the year? Plan to keep your fingers crossed for Wesleyan University favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild, which has four nominations? Katy Thompson ’15 has a plan for those of us who don’t want to watch the Academy Awards alone:
The Oscars are this Sunday, Feb 24!
Need a great place to watch the Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane? Come to Film Hall’s Annual Oscar Party. Located in the basement of Nics 6, the Film Hall lounge offers a large projector great for watching the Academy Awards. The red carpet starts at 7pm and the award show will begin at 8 p.m. Come with your friends and answer our fun questionnaire for a chance to win prizes.
Popcorn will be provided.
Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 7–12 p.m.
Place: Film Hall Lounge, Nics 6
Courtesy of Scarlett Perry ’15:
The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures cordially invites you to a Flamenco workshop-performance on MONDAY, FEB. 25, from 4pm to 6pm in the Crowell Concert Hall. The event is organized in conjunction with Spanish 257 (“Performing Ethnicity”), but all students of Spanish are encouraged to attend.
Rebeca Tomás, one of New York City’s up and coming Flamenco artists, will speak about Flamenco as an art form and will coordinate certain “hands on” exercises to help students gain a better appreciation for this unique cultural expression. She and her company will also perform a selection of pieces from their repertory.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund.
Date: Monday, February, 25th
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Can’t keep your mouse-clicking fingers off of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr this weekend? Time to put those urges to good monetary use, courtesy of soon-to-be-graduating social media intern Lizzie Manning ’13:
Job Title: Social Media Intern
Employer: University Relations, Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
Address: Horgan House, 77 Pearl Street
The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement & Events is seeking a Social Media Intern to communicate with alumni on numerous online platforms daily and to engage alumni with each other and with Wesleyan at every opportunity. The Intern will be responsible for posting all alumni news and events to the Wesconnect Facebook, @wesconnected Twitter, and Wesleyan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group; interacting with constituents who make content via these sites; searching the internet for useful content related to Wesleyan alumni; live-posting from important alumni events; and periodically launching special social media projects or initiatives (Storify streams, photo collections, Twitter groups, etc.). He/she will be the “voice” of the University for many alumni who get their Wesleyan content from social media as opposed to more traditional communication methods, and he/she will advise staff on the best ways to connect with alumni online.
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
Nathan Shane ’13 wants to pick your brain about music:
If you have learned classical music at some point in your life, or you are learning it now, then please take this survey! By conducting this survey, I hope to gather information for my undergraduate thesis, the topic of which is improvisation in classical music education. I will ask you questions about your music education, music in your life today, and your thoughts on improvisation. If you have 30 minutes, I would appreciate your participation a lot!
Here’s the link to the survey.
Deadline: February 28