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)
All is for the best in the best of all possible program halls:
Need a study break? Want some free snacks? Come hang out with French students, TAs and faculty at French Hall this Wednesday and enjoy some free pastries, coffee, and tea. Venez!
Date: Today, March 6
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: French Hall (Nic 7 Basement)
From Andrea Ballanti GRAD:
In March, the weekly appointment with the “Italian Coffee” will be again an “Italian Lunch”, but we’re changing the time: it’ll be on Wednesday from 1 to 2pm, in Usdan second floor – turn right and search for Andrea TA and a sign on the table. Obviously NOT during the break…
The Italian Lunch is for everybody wants to speak italian… Mangia, bevi, e parla Italiano!
Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, second floor, then right
Looking for a good time? Ashlin Aronin ’13 calls on us to organize:
A famous Frenchman once said, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (this is not a pipe organ). Boy, was he wrong!
But don’t take my word for it. Find out for yourself at Ashlin Aronin’s senior recital this Wednesday, March 6 at 8pm in the Memorial Chapel.
The program includes organ works by 20th-century French master Olivier Messiaen, an organ transcription of a piano sonata by his teacher Maurice Emmanuel, and original compositions for small ensemble and computer-controlled organ.
Featuring Kumbi Kuti ’16 (vox), Jessie Marino MA ’13 (cello), Jeremy Webber ’13 (bassoon) and MIDI ’0101 (organ).
Where: Memorial Chapel
Date: Wednesday, March 6
When: 8:00-9:00 pm
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
From CAPS and Active Minds:
You are invited to a special, sneak peek screening of HERE ONE DAY, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Kathy Leichter. Q&A to follow with the Director and her brother, Josh Leichter ’90.
When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into the apartment she grew up in after her mother committed suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life, including marriage, motherhood, and her struggles with bipolar disorder. Playing like a Greek tragedy, HERE ONE DAY is a bracing, visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of her suicide on those she loved.
HERE ONE DAY recently had its world premiere in The Netherlands at IDFA, one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. Come join us for this special pre-release screening and discussion. More info here and here.
Date: Wednesday, March 6th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Judd 116
Snacks and Coffee Provided. Cosponsored by Active Minds and Counseling and Psychological Services
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