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)
Cade Leebron ’14 wants you to come to a show very very soon! Here’s some more:
Before you head off to all kinds of wild spring break adventures (or an extended vacation in your childhood bedroom), come get silly with Punchline!, Wesleyan’s stand-up comedy collective.
Date: Tonight, March 7th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Living Room
From Henry Robertson ’13:
Come see us, Anaphylactic Shock, in concert. We are a group of 4 musicians that formed for my music thesis project. An infectious blend of rock, jazz, funk, grunge, bluegrass, folk and a bunch of trippy shit, we wanna make you dance your ass off and rock out with us and have an ethereal, profound experience. We want to expand your consciousness and melt your face. Also come check out the asskicking band Robert’s Dawn perform at 10 before we go on.
Jen Kleindienst wants you to come talk to her about sustainability:
Join Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst in discussions about sustainability issues on campus, in Middletown, and the world!
Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan, first floor
Though Punxsutawney Phil’s vindication seemed imminent just a few days ago, threats of snow loom over the next few days and threaten early plans for Foss chillin’. Nonetheless, as the spring season approaches and the weather improves, the prospect of biking to class becomes more and more viable. Winston Soh ’14 tells us:
Sign-up for Spring 2013 Rental (March 25, Monday – May 10, Friday)
are currently open. Lease will be 7 weeks long, costing $35. Bike,
helmet, pump, U-lock are provided.
Sign-ups will close on March 20, Wednesday, 11:59pm.
More details on the website.
Lily Myers ’15 wants to keep the mics open and the coffee hot:
So this Thursday at 7 PM, the lovely Kate Weiner ’15 and I are hosting an open mic at Espwesso! Come with anything spoken and expressive: poetry, music, comedy and anything else you want to share. Or come with nothing and listen to the awesome performers do what they do; regardless, it’s gonna be awesome!
Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 7 PM
Cost: Free speech, free open mic.
Hannah “Talks on Talks on Talks” Vogel ’13 still knows what the kids like these days:
Happy Spring, Wes! We’re back with five of Wesleyan’s most exciting professors, who can’t wait to blow your minds with their favorite topics. Each professor will give a ten-minute lecture on an idea that keeps them up at night, inspiring us to think bigger and better than ever before. Tickets can be reserved on our website
starting this Thursday, 3/7 at noon
, and will be available for pick-up the week before the event. Any tickets that go unreserved will be offered at Usdan the week of as well. Tickets for this event have been reserved quickly in the past, so snap ‘em up. This event is open to the Middletown, alumni, and parent communities– so tell your moms/dads/friends/etc. to come along!
(Videos from last fall’s event will be up over Spring Break. Sorry for the delay!)
Jacob Bricca: “Cinema Verité and the Reality Infection”
Paula Matthusen: “Sounds in Remembered Spaces”
Jeff Rider: “The Importance of Old Stories”
Vera Schwarz: “A Jewish Wanderer Listening for the Unsayable in China”
Balu Balasubrahmaniyan: “‘Periyar’: E.V.Ramasamy and Social Activism in India”
With emcee Gil Skillman.
Where: Memorial Chapel (with post-game reception in Zelnick)
Date: Thursday, March 28th (the Thursday after we’re back from break)
Cost: Free hundred dollars.
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
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