Wesleyan Women in Science – WesCourses Event 4/9

Come get the inside scoop on classes from juniors and seniors in all of the different STEM majors (no professors allowed!) You can get help thinking about next semester as well as your whole plan for your major, getting involved with research, or any other questions you might have. Join Wesleyan Women in Science remotely on Friday, April 8th at noon! All WesWIS events are open to all genders and majors.

Meeting ID: 997 1629 0964

A Note from Your Academic Peer Advisors

We hope that your semester and classes have been going smoothly this semester! The Academic Peer Advisors are reaching out to offer our support. Even as life seems to be improving around us, we know that classes, homework, papers and tests are still causing stress among our community. APAs are here for one-on-one meetings, to help with various academic skills like time management, organization, study strategies, and reading or note-taking, as well as connecting you with any other resources you might need, but might not know about!

We encourage you to reach out to us with questions or concerns you might have about anything. You can email us at peeradvisors@wesleyan.edu or our personal emails, which are linked to our bios on the Wesleyan website linked here.

Hope to hear from you, please don’t hesitate to ask for help!

Best,

The Academic Peer Advisors

Wesleyan Women in Science

Swipe right, Swipe Left! WesWIS is inviting you to a Student-Faculty Speed Networking event. There will be one faculty member from every NSM department. Students of all backgrounds, identities, interests and class year are encouraged to participate.

We will use a platform that allows students and faculty to be matched according to interests, sounds familiar? Both faculty and student will have the option to skip or accept the match. If both student and faculty accept the match, they have 5 minutes to chat and have the possibility to extend the meeting to 9 minutes. But do not worry about this now, we will spend the first few minutes of the event on Zoom to go over the logistics.

Please sign up here with your Wesleyan Email or RSVP to nharzallah@wesleyan.edu to get the Zoom link.

Writing Workshop Spring Services

The Writing Workshop is here for you this spring, whether you’re on campus or not! The Workshop officially opens on Monday, February 22nd. See our available appointments via “Writing Workshop Account” under the Academics bucket in WesPortal and come meet with a classmate trained to meet you at any part of your writing process.

Applications for the Writing Mentor program are open, too! Apply here by Thursday, February 18th at noon EST, and we’ll do our best to pair you with a Mentor to meet with each week throughout the spring semester. Bring a friend to one of our Zoom Info Sessions (RSVP/link here) to learn more about the program from current and past mentors and mentees–and to be entered into our raffle for a Wes T-shirt!

For more information, please contact

Naomi Glascock (she/her, they/them)
Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs
writingworks@wesleyan.edu

Update on Library Services

I write with an update on library services between now and the extended break.

Please note that between Thanksgiving and the Extended Break

  • Olin and Science buildings will close as of 12 noon on 11/25 for the Thanksgiving break.
  • Starting Monday, 11/30 through Friday, 12/11, Olin and Science will be open daily 12noon-5pm. Online services and in-building pickup continue as usual.
  • From Saturday, 12/12 to Thursday 12/23, Olin and Science buildings will be closed.  Online services continue as usual.
  • If you are on campus, you can request books and other materials online and pick them up in the Olin vestibule beginning Monday, December 14th.  Hours for pickup are 9-5pm, Monday-Friday except during holiday breaks.
  • If you are off-campus for the extended break, you can request books and other materials online and ask us to mail them your home address.
  • All loans (except for DVDs) have been extended until February 2021

I will be in touch regarding January building hours at a later point.  Should changing campus conditions warrant any changes in hours or services, I will let you know.  You can see the latest information on the Library Services During COVID web page:  https://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/services.html

If you have time, I encourage you to attend “Before You Go” on Wednesday, November 18th 4:30-6:30pm in the Labyrinth Tent.  Folks from the Writing Workshop, Presentation Studio, Library, Peer Advisors, Math Workshop, CAPS, and the Resource Center will be there to connect you with resources and advice to support finishing the semester and completing final exams, papers, and projects remotely and successfully. There will be snacks.

We in the library wish you the best on a successful conclusion to the semester.  Have a restful and safe break and we look forward to seeing you again very soon, both on campus and online.

Andrew White, University Librarian

“Before You Go”

Worried about working remotely for final exams and projects this year? We get it. “Before You Go” for the end of the semester, stop by the Labyrinth Tent this Wednesday (Nov. 18th) between 4:30-6:30pm to see what campus resources are still available for you as many of us leave campus! Enter a raffle just by coming to the event, and pick up a goodie bag while you’re there, too. The Writing Workshop, Presentation Studio, Library, Peer Advisors, Math Workshop, CAPS, and the Resource Center will all be there to give more information about the support they offer. See you Wednesday!

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.