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 DeNeile Cooper ’15:
Does your new apartment have awkward empty space in the kitchen? Is your enthusiastic chef of a housemate filling your trashcan with food waste on the daily? Solve all these minor problems AND save the environment with a free composting bucket provided by the Composting Committee and Wesleyan Sustainability. If you live in a program house, apartment, or senior housing, come grab a composting container in the Olin entrance lobby or Weshop entrance this Thursday and Sunday evening and start cutting down on your personal waste footprint. Email DeNeile (djcooper[at]wes[dot]edu) or Zach (zburns[at]wes[dot]edu) with questions.
Time: 8-10 pm
Place: Olin lobby and Weshop entrance
From Chando Mapoma ’16:
Members of Reslife staff as well as members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights will host a lively conversation about the politics, history,and controversies surrounding language used to talk about disabilities and people with disabilities. Information about disability services also will be available. Afterwards,students with disabilities will be available to discuss their experiences on campus.
Time: 6-8 pm
Place: Clark Hall. Basement Lounge
This Friday in Hartford, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, there will be an anti-war protest held to urge our local representatives not to support an attack on Syria. If you want to join us in Hartford for this critical mass gathering, or just want to start talking about everything that’s going on, join us as we gather TONIGHT Thursday at 7:00 PM at the U.O.C. (University Organizing Center at 190 High Street). You don’t have to stay long, but if you want to join us on Friday we need a head count! As many cars as possible will be driving up.
There will also be a demonstration this Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1:00 PM, at the corner of Main and Washington streets in Middletown. If you feel a need to voice your opinion on this critical issue, but can’t make it on Friday, that’s your chance to join people from the area for an anti-war rally.
Meeting in the UoC:
Date: Thursday, September 5
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High Street)
Protest in Hartford:
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Hartford, CT - Back of the Old State House (facing the highway – 90 State House Sq.)
Demonstration in Middletown:
Date: Saturday, September 7
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Corner of Main Street and Washington Street
1965. USA. Dir: Russ Meyer. With Tura Satana. 83 min.
A go-go girl gang delivers snappy innuendos and bareknuckle punches as they swerve their muscle cars in search of the ultimate con. Meyer’s influential exploitation thrill ride lives up to its delightfully kitschy title – never has rooting for the buxom bad girls been so easy, nor has cat-eyed makeup looked so right.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.
Theater expert and hat maker extraordinaire Emma MacLean ’14 is running an awesome student forum:
Come check out the student forum on signing and spatial cognition. This forum with break down into two parts: discussion based work at Wesleyan and service learning at MacDonough Elementary School. The classroom work will focus on the effects of sign language and spatial grammar on the brain. This will span deaf individuals who have lived essentially without language and then are introduced to signing later in life to hearing children who use sign to help them learn English. The service learning component will involve an hour of work in either a kindergarten or first grade classroom at MacDonough. We will be signing with the students to reinforce their reading vocabulary. Previous experience with American Sign Language is a plus but not mandatory. Come stop by Allbritton 304 Thursday September 5th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM to find out more about this class. If you can’t make it but are interested in learning more about this forum contact Emma MacLean ’14 (emaclean[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Miranda Orbach ’15 (morbach[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).
Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, September 5
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 304
Last semester, Wesleying interviewed Molly Balsam ’14 about her hopes to make Wesleyan’s music scene more inclusive. Her plans to start a Women’s Music Co-op on campus are now underway and will kick off tomorrow. She writes in with more info:
I am starting a Women’s Music Co-op that will attempt to address and resolve some of the issues women have with the music scene at Wes. I have tons of ideas on how to do this, but first and foremost I would like to find out what other musical ladies are thinking and feeling before I start to make any concrete plans. SO this forum will hopefully help to get the ball rolling. Come hang out! I will be in the Usdan Multipurpose Room from 5:30-7:30 tomorrow running this forum.
Date: Tomorrow (Thursday)
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room (in the basement)
Want mad fresh veggies?
Harvest the Westco kale in the dead of night Will Curran-Groome ’14 has the answer:
The Local Co-op is gearing up for another semester/year, and we’re
hoping to get things moving (and food delivered) ASAP. Interested in
local, high-quality, usually Organic produce, bread, meat,
meat-substitutes, eggs, dairy, and preserved goods? Want them for less
than you’ll pay at Weshop? Want to support small, regional food
producers while you’re at it?
Come to an interest/information meeting for the Local Co-op so we can
explain the details of costs, sign-ups, and logistics!
Date: Thursday, September 5th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Backyard of 66 Home Ave