Category Archives: Events

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!

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
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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Feature Film in MA Looking for Party Extras

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From Stefan Skripak ’13:

Do you like to party? Are you looking for something to do the day before Thanksgiving? Do you want to be in a feature length movie? Well then you are in luck! There is a Wes-alum-produced feature film shooting in Berkshire County Massachusetts , and we want you to be an extra in it.

The film is an apocalyptic teen thriller set in an elite boarding school at a time of complete economic collapse. Produced by Pat Lee ’09 and directed by one-time Wesleyan student Ted Marcus, the film stars Lindsay Keys ’11 and Anthony Nikolchev ’08 along-side actors from A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Twilight Saga, ABC’s Revenge and the Dark Knight Rises.

Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights: Dinner Conversation

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From Sarah Kalish ’14:

Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights welcomes any and all to an open meeting!

Join members of WSDR for a discussion about accessibility and disability issues on campus, our current work and upcoming projects, and how you can help create a more accessible and inclusive campus community.

Feel free to bring your dinner and deserts/snacks/refreshments will be provided!

Date: Today (Monday, Nov 25)

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Usdan 108

Cost: Free!

Trans* Activism Teach-in Today

Don’t understand what all this trans* activism is about? Come hear the facts.

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 Justine Mitchell ’14 writes in:

A lot has been happening on campus regarding the de-gendering of bathrooms and the subsequent response from the University.
Come to a student-led info session/discussion about what has been going on.
Get the facts and ask as many questions as you want.
We will cover things like….
the history of trans* activism at Wes
the importance of de-gendering bathrooms
the events that transpired this semester &
the university’s response
  • Date: TODAY – Monday, November 25, 2013
  • Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Place: Usdan black couches

Bring back a sweater from Thanksgiving break

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From Ari Lewenstein ’16 and Isabel Stern ’14:

Hey everyone!

Did your grandma knit you a flamingo sweater last year that you’ve been waiting to wear? Aunt give you an eggplant sweater that hasn’t made it out of the attic? We’ve got the perfect thing for you! When you get back from break, we’ll be having SWEATER DAYS! Anyone who layers with a sweater (ugly or not) will be getting a FREE REUSABLE TRAVEL MUG with FREE HOT CHOCOLATE. Trust us, you’re not going want to miss out. Bring back your favorite (ugly) sweater from home, and stay tuned for more details about Sweater Days. Have a great break, stay warm and stay sustainable!

Make Your Own Menorah

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From Rebecca Koppel ’14:

Getting excited for Chanukah? Unprepared because it comes so early this year? Still looking for a gift for your mother? Stop by the Wesleyan Jewish Community’s table in Usdan to make your own menorah! Spend 2 minutes or 2 hours and walk away with your own (FREE) candleholder in time for the holiday. We’ll bring the materials and you bring the creativity. All are welcome (even the uncreative).

Date: Monday, November 25
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: FREE!

Recovery @ Lunch

From WesWell:

An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are in recovery and those who are affected by a family member or friend’s substance abuse can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another. At this lunch we will discuss some ways we can best handle and enjoy the holiday season and how to support one another through it. We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 11/25 at 12 noon.

This is a closed lunch, only for those in recovery or affected by another’s substance abuse. Please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information.

Date: Nov. 25th
Time: 12PM to 1PM
Place: Please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information
Cost: Free

UOC Open Community Meeting

uoc imageWe’re back!

Come to the UOC (190 High St.) this Sunday 11/24 at 4:30 for an open community meeting. We’re going to be discussing use of the space, upcoming changes, the history of the space, and future ideas.

Date: Sunday, November 23
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: University Organizing Center (190 High St.)

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Hope to see all you activists there!

Day of the Living Veeblefetzer

veeblefetzerFrom Matthew Stein ’16:

Join Veeblefetzer/The Wesleyan Klezmer Band for an afternoon of toe-tappin’ tunes and endless dancing!

1:30 – 2:15 DANCE WORKSHOP
Come dance your tukhes off before all the mishegas even begins in a dance workshop with world famous Yiddish dance leader Steve Weintraub!

2:30 – 3:30 KLEZMER CONCERT
We’ll play a lively 45 minute dance set, with dancing led by Steve (all levels welcome!) And if that’s not enough musical madness for you, there’s more! You’ll learn to sing a well known Chanukah song… in Yiddish. You’ll witness two violins played simultaneously. There will also be a special appearance by the Mixolydians singing an old Yiddish theater song. Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Jewish Community and the Yiddish Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for Jewish Culture.

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Place: the Bayit (157 Church St)
Facebook event: here!