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)
If the word “teach” is in the title, you can be sure what follows is from Resident Educationisto Andy Ribner ’14:
Interested in teaching preschool this summer? Apply to teach Kindergarten Kickstart!
This innovative, five-week summer pre-k program employs Wesleyan students to teach high-need students who need an extra boost before their kindergarten year. This year, we will have sites working with students going to Macdonough and Farm Hill.
For more information, see the application here, or feel free to contact Sydney Lewis ’14 (salewis@wes), Taylor Deloach ’13(tdeloach@wes), and Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner@wes).
Applications are due April 5!
Deadline: Friday, April 5th, 2013.
Application: Right over here.
1950. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Gloria Swanson, William Holden. 110 min.
When your narrator is introduced face-down in a Hollywood swimming pool, you can rightfully expect equal parts fatalism and pitch-black satire. A broke screenwriter on the run hides out with a forgotten silent-movie queen, while she slips into dangerous delusion. Wilder’s eerie tinsel-town tale proves that before MULHOLLAND DRIVE, there was SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
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
WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere slam-poetry organization, is back from spring break with a tan, a shorter attention span, and an illegally obtained case of PBR. So y’all best prep yourselves for our second-ever Short Poem Slam:
The rounds will go like this:
- 1st round: 1 minute poem
- 2nd round: 30 second poem
- 3rd round: 15 second poem (Haikus Are Totes Kosher For Pesach)
But that’s not all. The incredibly talented and prolific Cam Awkward-Rich ’11 and Sam Sax, also known as the Gay Pride Poetry Tour, will be featuring with an earth-shatteringly hilarious, devastating, and mindblowing set of poems that are sure to knock your socks off (to say the least).
Give Bubbe a kiss. There you go.
You poor thing, you’re starved. All skin and bones. College isn’t feeding you enough. C’mon, eat a little more. Here, I got some still in the oven— you like that matzah brei? I know you do. Plenty more where that came from.
Still have room for more? Rebecca Koppel ’14 wants you to have a proper Passover, just like at Bubbe’s:
Come to the Bayit this Saturday from 11-2 to help make (or just help eat) lotsa matzah brei. If you’ve never been to a Jewish event at Wesleyan before, this is a great time to start! If you’ve been to more Jewish events at Wesleyan than you can count, this is a great time to continue! If you don’t know what matzah brei is, come and try it! Come whenever you can and stay for 5 minutes or for all 3 hours!
If the front door isn’t open, come around to the back and knock on the kitchen door.
Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Place: The Bayit
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: As free as the Jews after they crossed the Red Sea!
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
If you read our winter concert forecast (cloudy with a chance of Delicate Steve), you’ll recall the short bit we included about Zammuto:
Zammuto is the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Nick Zammuto of the generally inimitable Books, who called it quits a year ago. Zammuto features that same glitchy, wildly inventive cut-and-paste aesthetic, but more vocal-oriented and less emphasis on bizarre spoken word samples. (If you don’t know The Books, stop what you’re doing and watch this video.)
Guess what, homedrones? Winter’s over, and that means Zammuto is bringing his powers of freak experimental wizardry THIS SATURDAY to ECLECTIC for a FREE CONCERT that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Jesse “Skeevy on the Radio” Brent ’13 with the crucial deets:
Blaise ’16 wants you to come to this awesome concert:
A mix of Maine and Brooklyn based bands! Lunch Cult is from Portland, Maine and the band of future Wes student Luke MacDonald. “Comedy routine disguised as punk rock band. blow-fi.” The Ne’er Dowells are a Brooklyn band lead by the audacious Gio Escobar. Technically developed fun indie rock woo. The Micks are also based in BK are lead by John Walsh of New Paltz college. Lunch Cult are fun moshy, rock with anthem-y tunes that you will like. COME AND MOSH AND SING
Date: March 30, 2013
Place: Westco Cafe