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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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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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
experience!

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)
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The Writing Programs present: Another Publishing Workshop

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Ford Fellow Piers Gelly ’13 sends us this, but I’m too tired to think of something witty to say in this line and am just going to end it with a colon after this word:

Bring a short piece of writing (you own or someone else’s) and learn
how to turn that text into a beautiful printed work. Halloween-related
texts are extremely welcome but not required.

Please email pgelly[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Date: TODAY, Thursday, October 31
Time: 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Place: CFA Lab

Five Woman Wearing the Same Dress

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From Helen Handelman ’16:

Come see Alan Ball’s wonderful play “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”!

Directed by Gwendolyn Rosen ’15
Stage Managed by Helen Handelman ’16 and Rachel Kaly ’17

Thursday, 10/31 at 8PM
Friday, 11/1 at 8PM
Saturday, 11/2 at 8PM

in the Downey House Lounge.

Show will be first come, first served–so arrive half an hour early to get a seat! (NO TICKETS WILL BE NEEDED)

CAST (In order of appearance)
Frances – Alison Goldberg
Meredith – Annie Cooperstone
Trisha – Connie Des Marais
Georgeanne – Jessica Wolinsky
Mindy – Rebecca Hutman
Tripp – Conor Boughton

Sponsored by Second Stage.

Date: October 31st, November 1st & 2nd
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
Cost: Free!

Film Series: The Devil’s Backbone

2001. Spain/Mexico. Dir. Guillermo del Toro. With Marisa Paredes. 106 min.

A boy sent off to a remote orphanage in Spain discovers the remnants of a horrible tragedy that still lingers behind creaking doors and lonely corridors. Before the success of Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro tapped into the horrors of the Spanish Civil War with a chilling and hauntingly lyrical ghost story.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

Medieval Studies Open House

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Straight from Ronnie Alvarado ’15:

Did you pretend that you were a knight when you were little? Do you love King Arthur or secretly listen to Gregorian chants? Think that the Crusades are really awesome? Then come to the Medieval Studies Open House this Thursday at noon!

Learn about the courses offered in this amazing interdisciplinary major and enjoy free pizza!

Date: October 31st
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Place: Downey House Lounge

Westco Open Mic

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Willie Zabar ’16 writes:

Come on down to the Westco Open Mic tonight! Share a song, dance, comedy routine, poem, or whatever. THERE WILL BE FREE FOOD AND PRIZES!

  • DATE?: Tonight!
  • TIME?: signups @ 9:30pm, show @ 10pm
  • PLACE?: Westco Café

Film Series: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

1974. USA. Dir: Tobe Hooper. With Marilyn Burns. 83 min.

Five teens road-tripping through isolated backcountry pick up a creepy hitchhiker, run low on gas, wander into a creepy old farmhouse…needless to say it ends messily. Be thankful that this influential yet truly disturbing film (and its acolytes) taught you the warning signs so well.

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

WesBAM Halloween Yoga/Zumba Fusion Class

displayimageAnya Morgan ’14 wants you to celebrate Halloween mindfully:

Come join us for a spooky fusion class in which we will be doing a yoga warm up with Anya & working up to learning the Thriller dance from Ally! All you need to bring is your own corpse! (& an optional $5 donation if you’re not already signed up for the class)

Costumes ENCOURAGED (just make sure you can boogie in them!)

Date: October 31st
Time: 4:45-5:45pm
Place: Fayerweather Basement– Theater Room
Cost: Free (optional $5 donation)