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)
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
1988. USA. Dir: Don Bluth. Animated. 69 min.
A lost baby brontosaurus joins a mismatched group of fellow dino strays; together they face down T-Rexes and other dangers while learning the value of inter-species friendship. Yet this prehistoric BAMBI offers more than cheap nostalgia – it has a delicate visual beauty and a dark poignancy all its own, which you’re finally old enough to appreciate.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
Alienor Leon ’14 wants you to be the very best that no-one ever was. To catch them is your real test, and to train them is your cause:
It’s time for Wesabi’s Pokémon Battle Night!
This year we will be battling on Nintendo DSs using Pokémon Black and Pokémon White 2. While the mechanics and graphics will be from the latest generation, the rental Pokémon available to you will all be from 1st gen—in short, you’ll be using all your Kanto favorites! Battles will be displayed on a projector screen for everyone to watch, and between battles, just like last year, we will play funny/weird Pokémon youtube videos. We also encourage you to bring your own Pokémon games so you can battle your own Pokémon and trade.
This is a casual event, so feel free to stop by at any time this Friday! Refreshments will be served.
Date: March 29th, 2013
Time: 6 – 10 pm
Place: PAC 107
Cost: As free as health care at the PokéCenter.
If you want to be inspired for your upcoming matches, watch this epic video for some battle tips.
From Stellar Levy ’15 who is in this performance but is in a chair the whole time because she fractured her foot a month ago:
Come see Precision Ensemble dance in their annual spring performance! It’s exciting to watch and FREE FREE FREE so you have no excuse. Plus Barry White will make an appearance.
March 29th 7:00pm and 9:00pm
March 30th 8:00pm
Tickets will be available the day of the shows at the box office and at the door.
Date: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30
Time: 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday
Place: ’92 Theater
From Daniel Nass ’13:
Come to BuHo on Thursday night to hear a pair of ear- and mind-bending electronic musicians!
Modular synth master Keith Fullerton Whitman is a Boston-based musician whose work encompasses generative rhythms, rich textures, and dense drones. Pitchfork’s Mark Richardson describes his recent output as “electronic music that, while drawing heavily from the past, also sounds like nothing else out there now.”
Providence-based DIY noisemaker Tim Rovinelli (Splatterpuss, House Party) summons shifting tapestries of raw sound from arcane homemade circuits.
Time: 10 P.M.
Date: Thursday, March 28
Location: Buddhist House (356 Wash)
A heads-up from Ben Florsheim ’14 and the Wesleyan Democrats on how to spend Good Friday in Memorial Chapel:
Richard Blumenthal (D), the senior United States Senator from Connecticut, will speak on the issue of gun violence in the United States this Friday, March 29, at 5 pm in the Wesleyan Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 4:30. There will be time at the end of the talk for audience-submitted questions.
Before winning election to the Senate in 2010, Senator Blumenthal served twenty years as Connecticut’s Attorney General. As senator, Blumenthal has taken the lead on attempts to enact meaningful gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown tragedy.
Senator Blumenthal’s speech will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Logan Dancey, Assistant Professor in Wesleyan’s Department of Government.
When: Friday, March 29 @ 5 pm (doors open at 4:30)
Where: Memorial Chapel
Submitting questions: you can either write your question(s) on the FB event wall or on slips of paper that will be provided to the audience during Blumenthal’s speech
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