Month: September 2020
Zoom Dinner Party with WesWell Interns and Peer Health Advocates 10/1
First-year students, join the WesWell Interns and Peer Health Advocates for a Zoom Dinner Party on Thursday 10/01 at 7:30 pm. Meet your first-year friends across campus over a shared meal, get to know one another and play some games. We hope to see you all there and look out for next Thursday’s invite to see if your residence hall is invited! Remote students and sophomores living in joint residences are also welcome to join and get to know your first-year peers as well! We look forward to meeting everyone.
Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/y2a7umgh.
Bring your meal to your computer screen and come meet your peers across campus! Thursday, October 1st at 7:30 pm. Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Debate Discussion Tonight
Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey and Alyx Mark for a post-debate discussion following the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The event will start at 10:30 p.m. et (immediately following the debate) on Zoom and conclude by 11:30 p.m. You can join the discussion via this link: http://bit.ly/wes_postdebate. You will need to sign in through your Single Sign On to join the meeting.
The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with one another about the debate. Professors Dancey and Mark will pose some initial discussion questions and help facilitate the conversation.
The discussion is sponsored by the Allbritton Center and is part of the Commission on Presidential Debate’s DebateWatch initiative and Wesleyan’s E2020 initiative.
Free Access to Major Newspapers
With the election fast approaching, it’s important to stay informed. In an attempt to make that a little easier, we wanted to remind you of the national and local news sources you are able to access as a member of the Wesleyan community.
New York Times
Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff have access to New York Times articles both online and through the NYT app. Our institutional subscription also provides access to:
- NYT online archive, dating back to 1851
- Audio and video content
- 50+ Newsletters (Morning Briefing, DealBook, Smarter Living, and more.)
- NYT Cooking app
- NYT in Education website
- Closed captioning, increased font sizes, and other features for vision, hearing, and mobility impairments.
Wall Street Journal
Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff have complete and personalized digital access to The Wall Street Journal and the WSJ app, in addition to exclusive experiences, special events and discounts through WSJ+. Activate your complimentary memberships by visiting WSJ.com/WesleyanU, logging into your school portal, and creating an account on the registration page.
Those who currently pay for an existing membership may call 1-800-JOURNAL, and mention you are switching to a subscription provided by Wesleyan University. Partial refunds will be dispersed.
Content specifically curated for students and professors can be found at the WSJ Education website.
For instructions on accessing additional digital news sources, visit the library’s page on accessing major newspapers.
Math Workshop Now Open
The Math Workshop is a free drop-in math tutoring service, operated by undergraduate and graduate students, that is available to all members of the Wesleyan community. The Workshop is continuing in the online form that was initiated after spring break last year.
The hours for the “Virtual Math Workshop” are:
Monday – Friday 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Sunday – Thursday 7 -10 pm
The Zoom link is: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/94135542297
This information is also available on the Mathematics & Computer Science Website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/mathcs/
The Math&CS department organizes this service in addition to the regular office hours of individual instructors, and complementary to the other tutoring programs offered by the University.
Understanding Self & Others Virtual Therapy Group
CAPS is offering a virtual therapy group on Wednesdays from 5-6pm for female identified students on campus or staying in the state of CT called Understanding Self & Others. This group is focused on relationships and the impact that relationships can have on emotional well-being and mental health.
Engage 2020 Speaker Series
With the US Presidential elections just 8 weeks from today, Wesleyan’s Engage 2020 initiative has an ambitious slate of speakers as well as resources for students to be engaged in important grassroots organizing work leading up to November 3rd.
The E2020 Speaker Series features an array of public figures from diverse backgrounds – all with compelling messages about the power of students and young people to affect change and the urgency of this moment. The E2020 Speaker Series is a centerpiece of Wesleyan’s E2020 Initiative– the University’s comprehensive effort to support student learning and civic participation, while engaging the public around the electoral process and broader questions related to civic life.
Library Course Reserve Information
Some faculty make course reading, viewing, and listening materials available to students through Library Course Reserves. All Fall 2020 reserves are electronic, accessible 24/7 on any device. In Moodle, click on the “Course Reserve” or the “Resource List” link to get to course reserve materials. For non-Moodle courses, click on the “Course Reserve” link on the library homepage (https://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/research/coursereserve.html). Then click on “Access Online Reserve for Courses not in Moodle.” On the Course Reserve Lists page, click “Find Lists” to find your course. Contact email@example.com for help.