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)
From two ladies who can tell you how to get that golden 2400 (maybe?), Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14:
Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??
Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students.
The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Platt High School in Meriden to work with high school juniors and seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.
As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.
Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at THIS LINK, and are tentatively due Sunday, September 15th!
Deadline: September 15th
Link: Standardized testing is a social construct
From Adam Bresgi ’14:
Come try out for the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. It’s fun, will eventually be competitive, is often exciting, and usually worthwhile.
We’ll be at the bottom of Foss Hill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00 until about 6:30. If you’re interested, please show up with cleats, a light shirt, a dark shirt, and water.
Date: Today, tomorrow, and Thursday (September 5)
Place: Bottom of Foss
From my super cool homie Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:
Come audition for Onomatopoeia, one of Wesleyan’s all-female a cappella groups! Bring a song and your lovely self!
Auditions will take place Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th from 8-10 PM in the Butts C lounge.
Date: Today (September 3) and tomorrow (September 4)
Place: Butts C Lounge
From the lovely Helen Handelman ’16:
Come audition for Alan Ball’s hilarious and poignant comedy!
Directed by Gwen Rosen ’15
Stage Managed by Helen Handelman ’16
Auditions will be Tuesday 9/3 from 5-8PM in Fayerweather 106 and Wednesday 9/4 from 4:15-7PM in Fayerweather 108. You can come during the audition times listed above and you will be able to leave as soon as you finish your audition.
Sides (text from the play) will be provided for girls; guys should bring a monologue if they can.
Callbacks will be Thursday 9/5 from 7-10PM.
Please email Gwen Rosen at grosen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Helen Handelman at hhandelman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions!
Date: Today (September 3) and tomorrow (September 4)
Time: 5-8pm today and 4:15-7pm tomorrow
Place: Fayerweather 106 today and Fayterweather 108 tomorrow
From Cat Walsh ’16:
Hey! Want to know the dirt on dirt? Come learn about soil, plants, and much, much more in this semester’s student forum on the farm, Theory and Practice of Small Scale Organic Agriculture.
The farm forum aims to be an experiment in experiential learning alongside more common academic methods such as critical reading and discussion. No experience necessary — if you can’t tell the difference between a tomato and a tomatillo, we’d love to have you.
Our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 PM in the UOC (which is between Eclectic and Beta). We will schedule farm work periods and hand out enrollment forms and information.
Date: Tuesday, Sept 3
Time: 7-8:16 p.m.
Place: The UOC (Between Eclectic and Beta)
Alissa Myer ’15 writes in with this appetizing event sponsored by the Alpha Delta Phi Literary Society:
Well, congratulations on finishing the first day of classes! Treat yourselves and come by the Alpha Delta Phi Society house anytime between 4 and 6 for some snacks and chats! Cookies, chips, and delicious drinks will most definitely be provided.
I’ll probably be there, but mostly because I’m hoping the pug will be a snack option.
Date: September 3rd
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Society (185 High Street)
From Ben Keeshin ’14:
Quasimodal, Wes’s oldest co-ed acapella group, is holding auditions Monday and Tuesday of this week. We’re looking for men, women, ze’s, dudes, broads, divas, etc. If you love singing, we’d love to have you! Please prepare a little something and come on down on Monday, 6-8 in Usdan 110, and Tuesday, 6-8, in the Nics Lounge. See you soon!
Date: Today, Sept 2 and Tomorrow, Sept 3
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Usdan 110 (Mon) and Nics Lounge (Tues)
Cost: a song
From Dylan Zwickel ’14:
Second Stage will be offering a series of student-taught workshops this semester! The first one will be an AUDITION WORKSHOP taught by Beanie Feldstein, Tess Jonas, and Paul McCallion.
The workshop will cover audition skills for theater (musical and non-musical) and film and will be fun and useful for actors and non-actors (particularly directors) alike! Feel free to bring a prepared monologue or cut of a song if you’d like, but it’s by no means necessary.
More workshops and information for those interested in teaching workshops will be available next month at Second Stage’s Outreach Weekend.
Date: Tues, Sept 3
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: ’92 Theater