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WESupport International Students

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



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia 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)

WestCo Disco

Michael Vaughan ’16 wants you to shake ‘all that:’

The Westco Disco aims to bring a sexy, sweaty, underground night club to the basement of WestCo. Wesleyan DJs will be spinning dance music in the Westco Cafe from 10pm to 2am. Come dance. All. Night. Long.

Time: 10PM to 2AM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Beta Theta Pi Rush BBQ


From Joey Amendola ’16:

Come join the brothers of Beta Theta Pi for their first rush event. No commitment necessary, just some free BBQ and some information about us.

Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 6-8 pm
Place: 184 High St
Cost: FREE

Writers, Graphic Designers, and Environmentalists Needed for GreenScene

environmentalismFrom the super green Isabel Stern ’14:

The Wesleyan GreenScene is an environmental newsletter put out by Wesleyan’s Environmental Organizer’s Network (EON). It includes all the comings and goings of environmental groups on campus, as well as news, events, articles, and pictures! If you are interested in helping design, edit, or write for GreenScene, or you are just interested in learning more about Wesleyan’s environmental scene, email Katy Hardt or Isabel Stern for more information! Help spread the word!

Deadline: Friday, September 27th
Interested? Email: Katy Hardt at khardt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Isabel Stern at istern(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Post-Orientation Comedy Combo Show (TONIGHT)

Combo Show Poster TemplateCome see every comedy group perform live tonight at 7:30pm in the Nics Lounge! All groups will also be announcing their auditions, which are imminent!

  • Desperate Measures: short-form improv
  • Gag Reflex: long-form improv
  • Lunchbox: sketch comedy
  • New Teen Force: long-form improv
  • Punchline: stand-up comedy
  • Vocal Debauchery: a-cappella + sketch comedy

WHERE?: Nics Lounge.

WHEN?: TONIGHT at 7:30pm.

SHOULD I BRING A FRIEND?: Bring all your friends.

Film Series: Wet Hot American Summer

2001. USA. Dir: David Wain. With Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler. 97 min.

Send summer off with a bang! A rag-tag group of counselors face the last day of camp in this noveau cult favorite with a loaded ensemble cast. Nostalgic spoofing meets sheer absurdity as the hackneyed cliches of “summer love” give way to full-on sexual odysseys and talking cans of vegetables.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.


mash_logoInspired by Fete de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, THE MASH is a day of music that highlights Wesleyan’s student music scene. Student bands on three stages at Olin, WestCo and Butterfield Courtyard from 2pm to 5pm; then food and music from 5pm to 7pm on Andrus Field.

Click past the jump for the day’s full schedule:

Tashlikh – Eco-Nature Walk


From Britt Duncan ’15:

Join us for an afternoon of tranquility as we stroll from the Bayit to Harbor Park on the Connecticut River. During Tashlikh, we engage in a ritual to start the new year of 5774 from a place of wholeness.

Contemplate the year that has passed and start anew by the river.

Please meet at the Bayit (near the corner of Church and High Street), 4PM, on Friday, September 6th.

All are welcome.

Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 6 pm
Place: The Bayit

Audition for BROADCAST


From Dylan Zwickel ’14:

Broadcast is an exciting new musical by Nathan Christensen and Scott Murphy that was workshopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Music Theater Conference this past summer. If you’ve ever wanted to be a musical theater hipster (because let’s be real, who doesn’t want that?) and be in an AMAZING show before most of the rest of the world even knows it exists, now is your chance.

Though set at the time of the invention of radio, Broadcast is a remarkably relevant look at the role technology plays in communication. A cast of five men and three women will explore how this incredible innovation empowered, inspired, rescued, and destroyed
the relationships of 30 historical and fictional characters.

Oh, and the music is ridiculously beautiful. If you don’t believe me, come find me and I’ll play a demo track for you. It’ll make you want
to audition, I promise.

Auditions will be held on Friday 9/6 from 5pm-8pm and Saturday 9/7 from 12pm-3pm in the Jones Room (TST 101), and callbacks will be Sunday 9/8 from 1pm-4pm, also in the Jones Room. Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song. Come when you can and you can leave when your audition is over.

The show will go up December 5-7.

Feel free to email the director, Dylan (szwickel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or comment with any questions!

Date: Sept 6 and 7
Time: 5 pm
Place: Jones Room