Do You Want to Create Social Change? Two Social Impact/Innovation Courses

Applications are now open for two exciting courses that provide a deep dive into the realm of social impact and social entrepreneurship work. Applications are open until 11:59 pm on April 13. Applicants will be notified by 9:00 am on April 18th.

The Patricelli Center Fellowship (CSPL264 and CSPL265) is a year-long, project-based learning opportunity for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. They are seeking highly-dedicated students who wish to take a deep dive into social impact work. Some students enroll with a specific venture in mind, while others designed a project or join a team after the course begins.

The Jewett Center Board Residency Program (CSPL280 and CSPL281) provides an opportunity for Wes students to learn about the nonprofit sector while serving as non-voting members of a local board of directors. In addition to a weekly lecture on campus, we got to attend board meetings, actively participate in board committees, and complete board-level projects.

Dance Department Open House 4/9

Dance Department Open House

Monday, April 9, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
160 Cross Street Dance Studio
Lunch Provided / Join Us!!

Get information about majoring in Dance, learn about our gateway course, meet and talk to dance faculty, see examples of research and choreography.

If you are unable to attend but interested in the major, please make an appointment with prospective major advisor:

Katja Kolcio x3329 / kkolcio@wesleyan.edu

Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Info Session 3/28

This Wednesday, March 28, we invite you to more about Williams-Mystic: The Maritime Studies Semester of Williams College and Mystic Seaport.

  • Visit our table in Usdan from 11:30 – 1
  • Attend our information session in Usdan 114 from 6 – 7 pm; drop in anytime. Pizza will be served!

At Williams-Mystic, you’ll:

  • Experience field sites on all 3 of America’s coasts
  • Spend  10 days learning to sail a tall ship — no experience required
  • Gain primary research experience in all 4 of your classes. You’ll gather scientific data from local beaches, discover some of the 2 million artifacts and manuscripts at Mystic Seaport’s Collections and Research Center, and much more
  • Learn about the science, history, literature, and policy of our oceans and coasts from 5 faculty — and from fishermen, community leaders, activists, and scientists across the country
  • Engage with current environmental issues by learning how they affect our oceans and coasts and the communities that rely on them
  • Become part of a close-knit, residential community of 18–24 students from colleges across the country
  • Call Mystic Seaport, the country’s largest maritime museum, your home campus
  • All majors encouraged to attend! Credit and financial aid transfer guaranteed through the 12 College Exchange Program.
  • Spaces still available for the Fall ’18 semester.

 

Apply to Work During Reunion & Commencement

Student workers will play an integral role during Reunion & Commencement weekend (May 24-27) as members of University Relations student staff 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, spend some time celebrating with seniors as they prepare to graduate!

  1. Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/A8qFiWZkhRr01vpo2
  2. Application Deadline: April 6, 2018 at 12pm
  3. Hiring Notification: April, 10th

Best,

Interns 

Fred Wills ’19, Sophia Law ’20, Ainsleigh Caldicott ’21, and Iiyannaa Graham-Siphanoum ’21
Reunion & Commencement 2018 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street
aprinterns@wesleyan.edu

Summer Session Financial Aid Deadline 3/1

The deadline to apply for Summer Session aid before registration opens is March 1 at 12:00 midnight.  Summer Session registration opens Thursday, March 8 and students will get award emails on Tuesday, March 6.  Students who need aid but don’t apply by that deadline can still apply before April 20, but won’t get awards until April 24 at which point they can register for classes.  For more information, contact:

Mary Kelly
Senior Associate Director for Finance and Administrative Services
Continuing Studies
860-685-3334
mgkelly@wesleyan.edu

“Natural History in the Age of Humans” 3/1

Kirk Johnson, the Sant Director of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and formerly first curator of the Wesleyan museum, will be speaking on “Natural History in the Age of Humans” in Shanklin 107 on March 1st from 7:30-8:30pm, followed by a catered reception at Woodhead Lounge (Exley 184).

“Natural history museums represent a fundamental tool to understand and preserve Earth’s natural and cultural heritage. The public perception of museums as educational experiences masks their deeper value to human society as the creators and keepers of our knowledge of the natural and cultural world. With a rapidly growing world population, food insecurity, infectious diseases, and invasive species are problems that may find their solution in the genomics of biodiversity housed in museum collections. Minerals, meteorites, and fossils are the physical evidence of the planet’s history, climate, biological evolution, and resource base. In an increasingly digital era, museums are one of the last bastions of the real thing. “

Workshop on Disability Disclosure in the Employment Process 3/1

The Gordon Career Center is partnering with Accessibility Services to offer a workshop on Disability Disclosure in the Employment Process.

The workshop will discuss questions such as:

  • Should I disclose my disability?
  • If I decide to, then when should I disclose?
  • How can I professionally handle the disclosure and request for accommodations?

The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 1st, at Noon, in Boger Hall 112.

Register for the workshop on HANDSHAKE EVENTS: https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/login

Apply for the Honor Board

Honor Board Leadership Positions for the Class of 2020
Applications now available
Due Friday, March 9  

The Honor Code is integral to a vibrant and thriving community of learning, research and creativity.  It is affirmed by every Wesleyan student each semester.  Alleged violations of this Code are adjudicated by the Honor Board, a group of juniors and seniors serving two-year terms.  The tenure of applicants selected this spring runs from the Fall 2018 semester through the Spring 20120 semester.

If you are interested in helping to uphold the “intellectual honesty and academic integrity”* of the Wesleyan community, please complete and submit the application for this leadership position by Friday, March 9 at 5 p.m.  Interviews for the three open positions will be held the week after Spring Break.  Check out the Honor Board process and responsibilities at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studenthandbook/.

*Student Handbook 2017-2018, The Honor Code, Introduction, p. 4.

Apply for the Community Standards Board

The Community Standards Board (formerly the Student Judicial Board),  is seeking to fill vacant positions with students from the Class of 2020. As a member of the CSB, you play a major role in caring for not only the student beside you but the Wesleyan community as a whole.  This role will provide you with an opportunity to engage in inspiring and critical conversations, where you will develop skills applicable to both your time at Wesleyan and the larger world.   A description of the duties of the Community Standards Board can be found in the Student Handbook at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studenthandbook/.

The position is a two-year appointment beginning in the Fall 2018 semester and continuing through the Spring 2020 semester.  Please complete and submit your application by Friday, March 9, 2018 at 5:00pm.  In addition, please ask two faculty or staff members to provide a brief (3 to 5 sentences) description of the traits that will make you a good candidate for a CSB position. These should be sent to Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Community Standards Board, kkarpa@wesleyan.edu or by campus mail to the Dean of Students Office, North College, First Floor, Room 108.

To apply for a position please click on the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/JhohCvP15dAGREAa2