Dec. 3, 2013 by mmelendez
Interested in learning about Wesleyan’s alternate term options? Study abroad, leave, transfer and 3-Year completion are all great reasons to learn more about Summer and Winter Session. Representatives from Summer Session, Winter Session, the Career Center and ResLife will join Dean Phillips to tell you everything you want to know. Registration for Winter Session is open until December 14, so there’s no reason not to satisfy your curiosity. If you aren’t able to make the meeting but want more information, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, December 4
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2013 by mmelendez
Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting data and structuring your thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis. And when I say soon, I mean really soon. As in this weekend. (Seriously.)
But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor!
Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting as regularly as you’d like to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your wholethesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.
To apply for a thesis mentor, fill out this form by Friday, November 22 at 5 PM. Please note that this is a very popular program and while we do our best to help everyone, we will likely not have the resources available to pair every applicant with a mentor. Therefore, we suggest that you both apply early and make a good case in your application for why you would like to work with a mentor!
If you have any questions about the thesis mentor program, please direct them to Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs, at (860) 685-3604 firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Ford Fellows Savannah Whiting and Piers Gelly at (860) 265-2440 or email@example.com.
Nov. 6, 2013 by mmelendez
Wesleyan’s American Medical Student Association will be hosting a bone marrow registry drive this Friday, November 8th in USDAN 108 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM.
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the bone marrow registry to find a match to save their life.
Although the chances of matching are 1/540 (or .002%), in the past three years we’ve held this drive at Wesleyan, we have found TWO successful matches and two lives were saved as a result.
Joining the registry is only paper work and a cheek swab– no bone marrow donations will be taken at the drive.
For more information about participating, please contact Swetha Mummini at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirby Sokolow at email@example.com“
Oct. 8, 2013 by mmelendez
First Forum – Privilege, Class, and Policy
This Thursday, October 10th from 7 – 9 PM in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of Usdan) we will be having the first of the Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan series. This discussion will center around the intersection of privilege, class, and policy at Wes, from work-study policy to outside-tuition costs to more subtle ways in which policies make money and background influence our college experience. We invite all students to join us to share their experiences, come up with ideas, and meet other students who care about these issues.
Second Forum – Privilege, Ability, and Policy
Next Monday, October 14th from 7 – 9 PM in Allbritton311 we will be hosting the second of the Privilege and Policy at Wesleyan series. The discussion will cover how differences in ability - neurological, psychological, and physical, on the spectrum from transient challenges to long-term differences – intersect with privilege and policy at Wesleyan. We will address topics like medical leave policy, accommodations, building accessibility, Davison and CAPS, and anything else you care to bring up. We invite all students to come speak, brainstorm, and meet others in the community who are interested in changing the environment at Wesleyan.
With comments or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 2, 2013 by mmelendez
Come to “Does Money Buy Education?” presented by the WesDEFs! Through interactive activities and discussion we aim to raise awareness about the role money plays in education. We will look at how money is allocated in high schools as well as how money (and class) plays a role in college admissions.
Wednesday, October 9th at 7:30 pm in 41 Wyllys Room 112
Oct. 1, 2013 by mmelendez
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
(Sponsored by the office of Counseling and Psychological Services)
Location: Solarium (Room 201)
(2nd fl., Davison Health Center)
Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Lerman-Shinkoff email@example.com ,
Jasmine Masand firstname.lastname@example.org (774.270.2043),
Miranda Linskymmlinsky@wesleyan.edu (808.721.3740)
Sep. 25, 2013 by mmelendez
This Sunday, Middletown Potluck (a Wesleyan student group) is facilitating a communal meal and conversation between the Wesleyan community and greater Middletown. We would love your participation and support!
Please join us at Green Street Art Center
(51 Green St, Middletown)
This Sunday from 5:30 until 8:00
We have invited Middletown residents, a Wesleyan professor, and a Wesleyan student to share stories relating to Middletown. We will be providing delicious food! Please spread the word (and the flyer!) to friends and family around and beyond Campus. Bring a dish to share if you like.
Sep. 19, 2013 by mmelendez
On Saturday, Sept 28, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Wesleyan Association of Christian Thinkers (WACT), and CT Against Gun Violence are hosting a conference in Exley from 8:30am-2:00pm to discuss ways we can help reduce gun violence. Governor Malloy, Middletown’s mayor, Senator Blumenthal, U.S. Representative Himes, and others are scheduled attend. The event is free for students, but registration is required. Sponsors include Wesleyan Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Wesleyan Center for Community Partnerships, Wesleyan College of Social Studies, DKE, Psi U, Womanist House, Wes Democrats, Buddhist House, Turath House, 200 Church, Wellness House, and various departments from Trinity College. Click here to register: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5610/c/1493/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=67969
Sep. 18, 2013 by mmelendez
We have extended the deadline for initial application to the Luce Scholarship to this Monday, September 23, at 9:00 am. The Luce Scholarship provides a year’s internship in Asia for students with a strong academic record and little experience studying or visiting Asia.
Interested students should forward a 1,000-word personal statement on a proposed project, and a resume, to Carolyn Sorkin, Director of International Studies (email@example.com), by Monday at 9 am, and contact her with questions at x2550. Dr. Sorkin has drop-in hours this Thursday from 2-4 pm and Friday from 10 am-noon, and can be reached by phone at other times.
Sep. 16, 2013 by mmelendez
Senior Thesis and Essay Writers:
The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/23, Tuesday 9/24, Wednesday 9/25, and Thursday 9/26 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.
- Kendall Hobbs (860) 685-3962
Olin Library, Reference Department