As many of you know, the Writing Workshop provides students with semester long writing support through our Writing Mentor Program. Students earn .25 credit for meeting with their mentors every week, and these meetings cover a range of topics related to writing from time management, to interpreting feedback, to clarifying sentence structure. If you think you would benefit from a one-on-one writing mentorship this semester, please submit an application by Feb. 5th by noon (see flyer). If you have any questions, please reach out to the Writing Workshop at email@example.com.
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The Senior Class Officers, are working hard to plan an awesome senior week, and want student input for an annual grad weekend event!
Senior Voices is a non-religious and uplifting student-centered ceremony with music, student reflections, and a faculty speaker that takes place the night before graduation. This year it will take place on May 23 at 6pm.
The Class of 2020 gets to decide which professor speaks at this event, and each student can nominate up to 3 of their favorite professors through this form. Whoever has the most nominations will make a speech! (No need to add any explanation for your nomination, we just need names)
Please fill out the following nomination form by February 12!
Have a great semester!
Maximo, Emily, Emilio, Rebecca
The Power of Language Conference seeks to bring awareness to the many benefits of language learning and to promote the study of languages other than English across campus. It creates a forum to empower culturally sensitive citizens to thrive in the contemporary global environment. This year’s conference will highlight multilingual initiatives inside and outside the classroom. We invite students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community to join us in celebrating multilingualism on Wesleyan’s campus and beyond.
To learn more about what types of a proposals we’re looking for, please visit bit.ly/wespol2020
The deadline for proposal submission is Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
If you have any questions about the conference, please feel free to reach out to me or any of the members of the Conference Steering Committee.
As you know by now, the University recently launched the E2020 Initiative…E2020 represents a unique opportunity for you to secure funding support and earn course credit while engaging in voter registration efforts, issue advocacy, and or political campaigns at the local, state or national level.
We encourage you to engage in the E2020 Initiative in a variety of ways.
- Get funded! E2020 can provide support for transportation and/or living expenses for your civic engagement experience in voter registration, issues advocacy or campaign work. Please note, all E2020 grantees will be required to enroll in CSPL494 through pre-registration for the semester of the break (Fall and Spring) or following the break (Winter and Summer). This quarter credit course will include an orientation, structured reflection, and a final paper.
- Applications for Spring Break support are due Friday February 7, 2020.
- Students can expect to hear back from the team by Friday February 21, 2020.
- Application deadlines for the Summer and Fall Breaks TBA.
- Learn more and apply here: https://engageduniversity.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2020/01/13/wesleyan-now-accepting-applications-for-e2020-spring-break-funding-support/
- Take an E2020 Course! There are 16 courses this semester that are tied to this year’s electoral season.
- Courses include: Human Rights and the 2020 Election, Activism and Theories of Change, and Intro to Environmental Science and Sustainability.
- See full course list here: https://www.wesleyan.edu/e2020/courses.html
- Go to an Event! We will be posting a series of events related to E2020. Learn about the political process and meet fellow students with similar interests.
- Check out this page to learn more: https://www.wesleyan.edu/e2020/speakers-events.html
- If you or your student group is holding an event related to E2020, please firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you publicize!
This Saturday, January 25th from 9:30 – 4:30 we will be hosting a Winter Bootcamp for Thesis Writers. The day will include timed writing sessions, a workshop on writing and mindfulness, free breakfast and lunch, a thesis journal making workshop, snacks and caffeine, camaraderie, and the option to have individual consultations with Writing Center staff on time management and goal setting. We ask students to register so we can purchase the right amount of food.
Additionally, we are working with the library this semester to provide thesis writers with biweekly write-ins, Sundays from 10am-12pm at the Shapiro Center for Writing and Wednesdays from 8 – 10pm in the Devlin Room in the Olin Library. These write-ins will be staffed by Writing Workshop tutors, and, in addition to caffeine and snacks, will provide thesis writers with consistency and accountability as they work on their projects. As we all know, dedicating two or four hours every week to the thesis writing process is exactly what gets the project done!
Lastly, we will offer a spring break bootcamp on March 22nd from 9:30 – 4:30 at the Shapiro Center for Writing following a similar schedule as the Winter boot camp. Registration can be found here.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop
Session Description: In this workshop, you will learn: 1) CPT eligibility, 2) a step-by-step guide to registering for CSLP 493, and 3) information about maintain your F-1 status while working in the summer.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop
Intended Audience: Classes of 2020 and 2021 F-1 visa holders who wish to work in the United States after graduation
Session Description: This workshop will cover: 1) OPT eligibility, 2) a step-by-step guide to complete the I-765 form, and 3) information about maintaining your F-1 visa status while on OPT. Please bring: 1) your current and all previous I-20s, 2) your passport, 3) your F-1 visa page (if on a different passport), 4) your most recent I-94, 5) your Social Security Card (if you have one), and a pen with black ink (required by U.S. government).
Optional Practical Training (OPT) Q&A
Intended Audience: Classes of 2020 and 2021 F-1 visa holders wish to work in the United States after graduation
Session Description: This is a workshop for students who already attended the OPT workshop and still have questions about the application process. In this session, OISA staff members will answer frequently asked questions such as planning your OPT start date, traveling internationally while waiting for OPT approval and more! Bring your questions to the session.
Life After Wes: Managing your Immigration Status after Graduation
Monday, April, 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. @ Gorden Career Center
OPT STEM Extension Info Session
The two sessions are exactly the same. You only need to attend one. Each session is limited to 20 students. First come, first served. Registration not required.
Intended Audience: Classes of 2020 and 2021 F-1 visa holders whose major is one of the following: archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, college of integrative science, computer science, earth and environmental sciences, economics, environmental studies, mathematics, molecular biology & biochemistry, neuroscience & behavior, physics and wish to continue working in the United States after their one-year OPT.
Session Description: This session is for students who would like to learn more about OPT STEM extension (an additional 24 months of OPT). We will cover OPT-STEM extension eligibility, the application timeline and other essential information about OPT-STEM extension.