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 Samantha Sikder ’14:
Have thoughts, opinons and writings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Hummus is a new literary e-zine which attempts to explore the conflict from a human perspective. Be a part of a new and creative approach to fostering dialogue on campus. Send your poems, thoughts, inquiries, reflections, essays about the conflict to hummus(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Friday, March 22nd.
Deadline: Friday, March 22
When you stare into the Consciousness Club the Consciousness Club stares back at you. From Shivan Bhavnani ’13:
We’ll be making sounds. Also we’ll be planning CC’s Book of Dreams to be published this May. Tea will be served.
Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Cameron Couch ’13 has inexplicably found time to direct a play:
Want to get involved in theater without a huge time commitment? Audition for “A Hallway Play,” an experimental performance piece going up in 41 Wyllys/SQU on April 5th and 6th. A work-in-progress, this play explores themes of miscommunication and interpersonal relationships. Each character will perform a 5-7 minute monologue/dialogue. No need to prepare anything, we’ll have some parts for you to read. And if you have a monologue of your own, feel free to throw it at us.
Note: Auditions will not take the entire time period. Feel free to drop in whenever you have ~15 minutes.
Dates: Today, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113
Chantal Ferguson ’13 writes in to let you know about one way to make the most of your Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings:
Wesleyan Clinic Escorts is a group that trains and organizes Wesleyan students to escort patients into a heavily-protested women’s clinic in Bridgeport, CT. Clinic Escorts seeks to provide a respectful and supportive space for women making reproductive health decisions. Clinic Escorting is less a political statement than a functional means of supporting a woman’s right to self-determination and autonomy.
What you do as an individual: Each escort will only need to escort once or twice a semester. We travel in a group of five to the clinic each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday morning, and return in time for 10 am classes. We are not there to engage with the antis; we are there for the women. Please come to a mandatory training if you want to participate in clinic escorts this semester! You must attend one meeting to sign up to participate whether or not you have been an escort before.
If you are unable to make one of these meetings or have questions, please e-mail Chantal Ferguson ’13 at cferguson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Melody Oliphant ’13 at moliphant[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Wed, Thurs, Fri, March 6, 7, 8
Time: 6:45 p.m., 12 p.m., 12 p.m. respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114
From outspoken right-to-sell-tobacco advocate Charlie Smith ’15:
Children are a thorny issue for any political philosophy. Do children have agency and are they truly rational actors? If not what status should they have? Are they the property of their parents, dependents of the state, or something in between?
This then leads to a host of questions regarding the values taught in publicly funded schools and the extent to which parents have discretion in disciplining their children.
Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society tomorrow night to discuss these questions and many more.
Date: Tomorrow, March 5
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111
From Gabe Frankel ’15 comes the news of a literary journey:
Julia’s Star, written by Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10, tells a story about the injurious effects of intolerance, and how curiosity, friendship, knowledge and trust can overcome prejudice. Every spring, several Wesleyan students read the story and facilitate a discussion about difference and how to understand/appreciate diversity of others in elementary schools around Middletown.
Dates and Times: Tuesday, March 5 at 12 pm or Wednesday, March 6 at 11:15 am
Contact: gfrankel@wes or mhsu@wes
Good news, coffee
snobs fans! Espwesso’s benevolent dictator Jake Eichengreen ’13 tells us that in one last hurrah before break, Espwesso will be running a special promotion this week. Sunday to Wednesday this week between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30 p.m., members of one class will receive any item on the menu for free, starting Sunday night with Freshman and progressing up to seniors Wednesday night.
So, the schedule will be as follows:
- Sunday: Freshman
- Monday: Sophomores
- Tuesday: Juniors
- Wednesday: Seniors
Remember, kids, this is only between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30. If you don’t frequent Espwesso, you’re missing out on seriously delicious coffee in a seriously cozy spot. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know the cafe, which is located on the bottom floor of Allbritton.
You know those guys who put up a new, student-produced, student-run show pretty much every single weekend of the year? Jenna Robins ’13 wants to bring you into that world of acclaim and admiration:
Have you ever wanted to be a part of the oldest student theater group in the country? Produce a whole lot of really great theater? Be young, friendly, and attractive? Have keys to the ’92?
Now’s your chance! Starting today, Second Stage is accepting applications to join our staff! Duties include meetings every Monday, setting up risers most Wednesdays, representing Second Stage at shows on weekends, and striking shows most Saturday nights.
Please contact Grace Herman Holland (gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) or any member of Second Stage staff for an application or with questions. Applications are due Sunday March 31st at 11:59 pm. Contact information is available on our website.
Deadline: By Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Place: ’92 Theater/ Second Stage email inboxes