Photos from Sweden and Denmark

Melisa Olgun, who is studying abroad in Denmark this semester, shares these photos from Scandanavia.

Taken at ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark. Entitled “Your rainbow panorama,” the work is a permanent installment at the art museum.

Taken in Malmö, Sweden, with her host sister, Amalie.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark a famous harbor and tourist spot.

Student Input Needed for External Review of ITS

ITS is undergoing an external review.  We have hired an outside firm that specializes in working with higher ed institutions to help us:

  • Gain a fresh perspective on our use and management of technology
  • Identify opportunities to design future ITS services
  • Assess ITS service delivery mechanisms, practices, and development
  • Make best use of our ITS resources

Student input is important to this process and the consultants have setup two open forums for students:

Monday, Sep 17, 12:10-1:20 South College B2/B3  Pizza will be served
Tuesday, Sep 18, 3:00-3:45 South College B2/B3  Cookies will be served

Drop by either one to share your thoughts.  The consultants will be asking questions to get your feedback.

Accelerate: Prepare for Fall Recruiting

Accelerate: Prepare for Fall Recruiting
Friday, September 14th • 10am – 1pm
Lunch Provided

Accelerate is a job search boot camp for seniors and juniors planning on applying for positions via the Gordon Career Center’s Fall On-Campus Recruiting program. It is intended to provide you will real time guidance in order to prepare for interviews and evaluate offers of employment. Lunch will be served and will include Q&A with GCC staff. The workshop will be led by the Director of the Gordon Career Center, Sharon Belden Castonguay.

Register on Handshake: https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/events/186290/share_preview

For more information, please contact

Rachel M. Munafo
Associate Director of PR & Communications
Gordon Career Center • Wesleyan University
860.685.2180 • rmunafo@wesleyan.edu

New DANC Courses with Space Available

New Section of Introduction to Dance, DANC 111.03

Monday/Wednesday 2:50-4:20PM in Schonberg Dance Studio on Pine Street.
Taught by Professor Pedro Alejandro, palejandro@wesleyan.edu

If you are interested, contact Professor Alejandro and please attend on Wednesday at 2:50.

Jazz Technique, DANC 213

Tuesday/Thursday 6:40-8:10PM
Taught by Joya Powell jpowell01@wesleyan.edu

If you are interested, contact Professor Powell and please attend tomorrow – Tuesday at 6:40!

Seats Available in “Allegory and Devotion in Medieval and Renaissance Music”

MUSC 241
Professor Jane Alden
Music Studios 210
MW 2:50-4:10

Employing approaches as diverse as the music it celebrates, MUSC 241 investigates the theories and sounds of medieval and Renaissance musicians. It addresses a broad spectrum of issues, such as the status of musicians, the politics of religion, experimentation, and the construction of alternative identities. It balances overarching narratives with extensive profiles on some of history’s most creative musicians and their lasting influence.

It’s not too late to join! MUSC 241 usually fulfills a Hist/Culture requirement for the Music major, but I can adjust the assignments if you would rather it fulfill a Theory or even a MUSC 300 seminar requirement for the major. MUSC 241 can also accommodate students in other majors, looking for another Arts and Humanities credit at the 200 level.

Apply for a Writing Mentor

Are you anxious about writing academic papers? Do you want to develop your writing skills over the course of the semester? Would you benefit from having a peer tutor dedicated to helping you with your assignments on a consistent basis? If so, apply for a Writing Mentor! Mentors are Wesleyan students majoring in a variety of disciplines who are specifically trained to help peers with their writing. If matched with a Mentor, you will meet with them once a week for 45-minutes and work on your assignments at any stage in the writing process. This service is completely free, and successfully matched mentees will be given 0.25 credits for working with a Writing Mentor.

Please apply here, by Friday, September 14 at 9:00 AM. You will be notified directly about your mentee status through email. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Ford Fellow, Dache Rogers, at writingworks@wesleyan.edu.

New DANC Course: Jazz Technique

DANC 213
Professor Joya Powell
TR 6:30-8:10pm
Schonberg Dance Studio

This course is an introduction to the African American jazz dance vernacular through the embodied practice of Simonson jazz. It will cover basic principles of alignment, centering, and technique through the context of jazz’s African roots. Class sessions will principally consist of movement exploration including a comprehensive warm-up and will be supplemented by online discussions and media to better understand the place of jazz dance in society and culture at large.

New DANC Course: Site-Specific Choreography

DANC 371
Professor Pedro Alejandro
TR 2:50-4:20

This course addresses the construction of contemporary performance in alternative, nontheatrical spaces. Students will create, design, and structure movement and image metaphors; design and realize scenic objects; and integrate technologies that enhance performance at large. Daily practice will focus on developing compositional tools to trigger events, to set off the performance space, and to create optimal conditions for audience and performer participation. Skills in movement observation, critical reading, and video analysis will inform the course’s practical and historical frameworks. Student’s from all divisions are encouraged to pursue enrollment in this course.  Students with interests in making performance of any kind and/or analyzing culture from the lenses of “performance” are encouraged to seek enrollment.  All levels of physical skills, training, and abilities welcomed.  If interested, you may show up to the first day of class, or contact the professor via email at palejandro@wesleyan.edu.

Bharata Natyam II: Embracing the Traditional and the Modern

DANC 362
Bharata Natyam II: Embracing the Traditional and the Modern
Professor Hari Krishnan
MW 1.20-2.40pm

This advanced course is designed to further students’ understanding of the technique, history, and changing nature of Bharata Natyam dance and of Indian classical dance in general. The primary aim of the course is to foster an understanding of the role, function, and imaging of Bharata Natyam dance vis-à-vis ideas about tradition and modernity. Although the course assumes no prior knowledge of Bharata Natyam, we will move rapidly through the material. We will focus mainly on more complex studio work, extensive readings, and video presentations. In preparation for this course, students should have movement experience in other dance tradition(s). Occasionally, the class could include a guest lecture given by either a visiting scholar, dancer, or choreographer respected in the field of South Asian dance internationally.

Apply to Work for Family Weekend and Homecoming

University Relations is looking to hire student to work Family Weekend and/or Homecoming 2018 (Sept. 28-29th & Oct. 10th).  Student workers play an integral role in both events by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more. This is a great opportunity to network with alumni and parents, as well as demonstrate your school spirit!

If you have any questions, please contact the student interns in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at apinterns@wesleyan.edu.