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)
Covering eight indigenous communities, Standing On Sacred Ground exposes threats to native peoples’ health, livelihood and cultural survival. In the U.S. and around the world, indigenous people defend human rights and restore the environment in their sacred places, the original protected areas. In a growing worldwide movement, their resistance provides the path to our common future.
Produced and directed by Christopher McLeod P’17. Narrated by Graham Greene (Oneida), with the voices of Tantoo Cardinal (Metis), Q’orianka Kilcher (Quechua), Rhoda Roberts (Bundjalung) and Luana Busby-Neff (Hawai`i).
Featuring Chief Oren Lyons (Onondaga), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), and authors Barry Lopez and Satish Kumar.
Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Center for Film Studies, College of the Environment, Anthropology Department and Department of Religion
The schedule for the event follows after the jump:
If the word “teach” is in the title, you can be sure what follows is from Resident Educationisto Andy Ribner ’14:
Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Apply to teach Kindergarten Kickstart!
This innovative, five-week summer pre-k program employs Wesleyan students to teach high-need students who need an extra boost before their kindergarten year. This year, we will have sites working with students going to Macdonough and Farm Hill.
For more information, see the application here, or feel free to contact Sydney Lewis ’14 (salewis@wes), Taylor Deloach ’13(tdeloach@wes), and Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner@wes).
Applications are due April 5!
Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Application: Right over here.
Jeffrey Lim ’14 wants you to get super stoked and eat really delicious food:
Korean Late Night Part 2 of Spring semester!
Did you enjoy the last one? Were you not able to make it?
Either way, come out to this one for some delicious late night snacks!!!!
Kimbap 5/$2 (<–new price!)
Date: Tonight , March 31st
Time: 10 pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge in Exley
From WesBAM! Co-Manager Renee Dunn ’14:
Have you been contemplating taking a WesBAM! class, but have been hesitant or unsure of which class was for you? Whether this is has been holding you back – or if you just want an opportunity to have a sweaty, fun time for free – Taste of WesBAM! might just be the solution to your woes.
This collaborative class will integrate yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba through the teaching practices of five phenomenal WesBAM! instructors: Renee Dunn ’14, Shira Engel ’14, Emily Hunt ’13, Anya Morgan ’14, and Leigh Stewart ’13. Each instructor will teach a 10-12 minute segment of their class, ensuring an exciting and unique fitness experience.
All levels welcome and accommodated. Come one, come all and mix it up with us for this awesome sampler class!
Check it out.
1950. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Gloria Swanson, William Holden. 110 min.
When your narrator is introduced face-down in a Hollywood swimming pool, you can rightfully expect equal parts fatalism and pitch-black satire. A broke screenwriter on the run hides out with a forgotten silent-movie queen, while she slips into dangerous delusion. Wilder’s eerie tinsel-town tale proves that before MULHOLLAND DRIVE, there was SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Noah Rush ’14 wants you to come celebrate Spring with this lineup:
Three Piece Bikini
Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats!
Wave Envy and O-Face come from another liberal arts college and play fun fun fun music.
Three Piece Bikini are formerly and possibly still Sweater Puppies.
Hyperinflation is noise and experimentation, come join them if you see Ben Guilmette ’15 somewhere in person.
Let’s Party Hats! Hats! Hats! has a new song for you.
Date: Tonight, March 29th
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Buddhist House
WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere slam-poetry organization, is back from spring break with a tan, a shorter attention span, and an illegally obtained case of PBR. So y’all best prep yourselves for our second-ever Short Poem Slam:
The rounds will go like this:
- 1st round: 1 minute poem
- 2nd round: 30 second poem
- 3rd round: 15 second poem (Haikus Are Totes Kosher For Pesach)
But that’s not all. The incredibly talented and prolific Cam Awkward-Rich ’11 and Sam Sax, also known as the Gay Pride Poetry Tour, will be featuring with an earth-shatteringly hilarious, devastating, and mindblowing set of poems that are sure to knock your socks off (to say the least).
Give Bubbe a kiss. There you go.
You poor thing, you’re starved. All skin and bones. College isn’t feeding you enough. C’mon, eat a little more. Here, I got some still in the oven— you like that matzah brei? I know you do. Plenty more where that came from.
Still have room for more? Rebecca Koppel ’14 wants you to have a proper Passover, just like at Bubbe’s:
Come to the Bayit this Saturday from 11-2 to help make (or just help eat) lotsa matzah brei. If you’ve never been to a Jewish event at Wesleyan before, this is a great time to start! If you’ve been to more Jewish events at Wesleyan than you can count, this is a great time to continue! If you don’t know what matzah brei is, come and try it! Come whenever you can and stay for 5 minutes or for all 3 hours!
If the front door isn’t open, come around to the back and knock on the kitchen door.
Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Place: The Bayit
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: As free as the Jews after they crossed the Red Sea!