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
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) Facebook
After a six-month ban, Maxwell Bevilacqua ’12 has finally reinvited Tom Perrotta to campus:
Come to Russell House this Wednesday, March 27th, 2012 to see award-winning screenwriter and author, Tom Perrotta.
Tom Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies, and Perrotta received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of Little Children, which he wrote with director Todd Field. He is currently adapting The Leftovers into an HBO series along with Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost. Perrotta has taught writing at Yale University and Harvard University and has published essays and reviews in Rolling Stone, GQ, and The New York Times. He also edited the 2012 edition of The Best American Short Stories.
Date: Tonight, March 27 Time: 8:00 p.m. Place: Russell House Cost: Free
Full disclosure: Diana Choi ’13 lives next door to me and promised to let me borrow sugar in exchange for posting this:
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is an international non-profit organization that strives to spread awareness of the humanitarian crisis in North Korea and directly aids the resettlement of North Korean refugees seeking asylum in other countries.
Join us Wednesday night for a film screening about the story of one such resettled North Korean refugee, Danny. The screening will be a great opportunity to learn about human rights issues affecting the North Korean civilian population.
Check out the trailer here: Join the Facebook event here. There will be a Q&A session after the movie as well as an opportunity to purchase awesome LiNK gear. Free Asian food!
2012. USA. Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 144 min.
Mind-games abound when a hotheaded drifter teams up with the leader of a burgeoning religious cult (that looks an awful lot like Scientology). Astounding performances and the THERE WILL BE BLOOD auteur’s cinematic precision shape this enigmatic ode to American ambition into a simultaneously enchanting and unsettling experience.
Murder and Romance [Languages]! Scarlett Perry ’15:
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present:
“Murder and Media in the New Rome”
The Murder of Giovanni Fadda (1878) and the Trial that Followed
by Thomas Simpson
Simpson is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Italian, Assistant Chair for Italian, and Associate Director of the WCAS Drama Major at Northwestern. His recent publications include Murder and Media in the New Rome (Palgrave, 2010); co-editor and translator, Marco Baliani’s Body of State (FDUP, 2011); contributor to Dramatic Interactions (Cambridge Scholars P, 2011).
Reception will follow.
Date: Wednesday, March 27th Time: 4:15 pm Place: The Common Room, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, 300 High Street
Alexandra De la Cruz ’16 has a message for all potential world-travelers, resume-builders, and snack-eaters:
Interested in traveling, working, or doing an internship anywhere in the world? Learn how to Make the World your Workplace in this discussion hosted by the Wesleyan Career Center and the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) Student Advisory Group. Plus, there will be light refreshments!
Date: Wednesday, 3/27/13 (tomorrow) Time: 5-6 PM Place: Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys
Another message — just in time! — from current/outgoing Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12:
Calling seniors from all majors!
If you are:
1. unsure of where you’ll be next year,
2. looking for work with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities,
3. hoping to get into graduate school in the future (or considering it), and
4. interested in contributing to the success of writing programs at Wesleyan,
then consider applying for Wesleyan’s prestigious post-graduate Writing Programs fellowships!
The application deadline for the two Writing Programs fellowships is right around the corner: Wednesday, March 27, at 4:30 pm. You can find specific information on the application process–it’s quite simple!–at the Ford Fellowship and the Shapiro/Russell sites. (N.B. for those interested in the Shapiro Center/Russell House Arts Fellowship: As the Arts Fellow position is being redefined, just apply to the Ford Fellowship and be sure to indicate your interest in the Arts Fellowship.)
Alicia Gansley ’15reminds us how awesome the word “gerrymandering” is:
How does the prison industrial complex steal your vote?
Peter Wagner, Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, is leading a national movement to protect our democracy from the prison industrial complex. His pioneering work at the intersection of criminal justice and electoral representation has permanently changed how legislative districts are being drawn in 4 states, and has inspired pending legislation in 9 states including Connecticut. Wagner, the nation’s leading expert on “prison gerrymandering”, will be in Middletown to explain how legislators who have prisons in their districts get to claim incarcerated people as their constituents, deny them the vote, and then turn around to push for harsher sentencing laws. And Wagner will explain what you can do about it.
Co-sponsored by Wesleyan Democracy Matters and the WesACLU
As previously mentioned, Wesleyan’s student run cafe, Espwesso, is hiring and applications are due Thursday, March 28. Attached is the job description courtesy of Jasmine Masand ’15, barista extraordinaire. Click through to read the entirety of the application.
Job: Training/Barback Position at Espwesso
Shifts: One to Two 2 hr shifts per week this semester, One to two five hour shifts per week next year
Note: Only Work-Study students are eligible at this time