Recognize Professors Who Inspire You

Dear Wes Juniors, 

We are writing to encourage you to participate in the Binswanger Prize nomination process so that your voices will be heard as we recognize outstanding faculty members who have had a positive impact on your Wesleyan experience.  If you haven’t already submitted a nomination, there is still time.  Check the email with your unique link that was sent on Tuesday, January 24 by Chair of the Alumni Association David Hill ’86.  

As members of the 2023 Binswanger Prize Committee and grateful former prize recipients, we can assure you that student recommendations are a vital input in this process. 

Thanks for participating! 

Gloster Aaron, Associate Professor of Biology

Erika Franklin Fowler, Professor of Government

María Ospina, Associate Professor of Spanish

 

Holiday Resource Drive at The Resource Center 11/28-12/2

This holiday season, the Sustainability Office, in collaboration with The Resource Center, is collecting donations for climate-related disaster resources for Amazing Grace in Middletown. Any extra supplies from your dorm or home would be greatly appreciated!

Items needed:

Socks, Gloves, Warm blankets, Bandages, Protein bars, Heavy Duty Ziploc bags, Soup/Noodle Cups, Good quality water bottles, and Plastic grocery bags.

Please come to the porch of 167 High Street or the entrance of Weshop to drop off supplies!

Meet with the Campus Planning Group on the Future of the Physical Campus 11/9

The Campus Planning group is looking for student input on the long-range plans regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Come and share your input regarding accessibility, residential life, housing, academic spaces and social spaces on campus. Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Exley Fishbowl. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Forever in My Heart Foundation Seeks Student Trainers for Service Dogs

The Forever in My Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Middletown that rescues dogs and trains them to be service animals for disabled United States veterans. Shona Kerr, Adjunct Professor of Physical Education and Head Coach of Squash, is working with the foundation to start a club on campus that will provide students with the opportunity to train dogs as service animals to be placed with veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or mobility issues. More information about the program can be found in this article that was recently published in the Wesleyan Argus.

If you are interested in helping found this club, or if you are interested in learning more about the Forever in My Heart Foundation, please get in touch with Coach Kerr at skerr@wesleyan.edu, or fill out this form to explain why you would like to join.

 

 

Talk to the Student Ombuds

Want to learn about resources and options available if you navigate a challenging situation in your team, classroom, or on-campus job? Talk to the Student Ombuds. A safe and confidential peer resource

We are proud to launch the second year of the Student Ombuds (link) program at Wesleyan, which is an initiative inspired and informed by student voices.

The Student Ombuds are available to talk with students about their concerns related to experiences in the classroom, with your athletic team, or within other parts of your academic and campus life at Wesleyan.  Each Ombud serves as a resource focused on empowering students to successfully navigate the institution and advocate for themselves in moments of conflict, particularly when there are power dynamic considerations.

Here’s just a few of the ways Student Ombuds can offer support:

  • Serve as a thought partner for students considering their options for resolving an issue, especially when the other party is in a position of power in relation to the student
  • Hold a safe and supportive conversational space, simply listening and serving as an impartial sounding board
  • Provide insight and tools on how to manage challenging conversations
  • Share information about campus resources
  • Communicate any patterns of concern to university leadership

The Student Ombuds partner with and are supported by Dr. April Ruiz, Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion, & Success.

Learn more about the Student Ombuds by:

Our Student Ombuds stand ready to support you!

 

Volunteer for Waste Not

Are you interested in sorting STUFF? Love thrifting or garage sales? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? Then apply to volunteer for Waste Not! Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-run fall tag sale.  Join the volunteer team to help reduce waste, avoid capitalistic consumption, and provide affordable goods to other students.

Perks include:

  • free housing from Tuesday 8/30 – Sunday 9/4
  • free food
  • first dibs on free stuff from Waste Not and discounts on big items
  • opportunity to be PAID to help with move-in cardboard collection on 8/31 (optional)

You’ll move in on Tuesday, August 30 and volunteer about 28 hours between Wednesday, August 31 and Sunday, September 4.  When you sign up for Waste Not, you’ll be required to work at all volunteer shifts and will sign an agreement noting that you’ll be charged if you do not show up on the Saturday or Sunday of the sale.

If you’re interested, fill out this form by Saturday, June 25 at 11:59 PM: https://forms.gle/7giYnxhwfAkN6GQC7. Please email wesustainability@gmail.com with any questions.

Class of 2024 Common “Snow-ment” 3/25 @ 5:00pm

Friday, March 25, 5:00pm
Memorial Chapel

After the 2024 class photo on Foss Hill, enjoy a mid-semester celebration of music, dance, comedy, food, and fun featuring: 

Interval Notation

Circa 3022 ~ We are Interval Notation – a ragtag posse of wasteland wanderers searching the desolate plains of what was once Middletown, CT for the elusive Perfect Tritone. On our journey we’ll play all types of music from indie to jazz to r&b to rock. We take a guerrilla approach to gigging, playing both originals and covers because we’ll do whatever it takes to find the Perfect Tritone.

Gag Reflex

Gag Reflex is Wesleyan’s oldest long-form improv group. This year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary! We perform long-form improv in the Armando style, meaning that all of our improvised scenes are inspired by a monologue told at the beginning of our shows. We are so excited to perform at this event and celebrate the Class of 2024!

Belle Brown

Belle is a senior stand up comic part of Hysterics and Awkward Silence. She recently got a bad haircut which, luckily is providing lots of comedy content.

Mimi Kim

I’m Mimi (they/them), class of 2024 and I’m from Atlanta, GA. I have music out on all streaming platforms & bandcamp by my artist name Babebee. I recently released an album and an EP. I produce and write my own music and I’m a prospective film major. I’m passionate about the connection of community through audio/visual.

Left AirPod, Right Ear

Left AirPod, Right Ear is a new group playing covers in the style of established bands such as Scary Pockets and Vulfpeck. We generally play funk, pop, and soul covers from the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill and Ariana Grande, as well as some pop rock from artists like Paramore. We’re looking forward to having a great time and making some beautiful music! You’ve not heard anything like it before, and the talent in the group is unforgettable. Anais Preller, Haden Embry, Nathan Weisbrod, and Noah King serve 100% vibes in a set that you won’t forget.

EBBL

Funky tunes from Emma Bella, backed by the boys Noah and Nathan.

Katie Yin

Katie is an ENVS and ECON double major and Data Analysis Minor from Suzhou, China who loves singing, song writing, and vlogging.  Her favorite artists are Labyrinth and Madison Beer, and her favorite food is anything.

Sponsored by CoCo and the Office of Student Affairs

Spring Club Fair 2/11

Want to find ways to get involved with the various student clubs and organizations at Wesleyan? Connect and meet club leaders in a virtual space to learn more about any groups you are interested in joining!

Date: Friday, February 11th
Time: 2pm-5pm, Eastern Time
Location: Access the event on WesNest

To attend, log on to WesNest and you will see the link to the fair on the homepage. Please note, there may be a slight delay between when you log on and when the link to the fair is visible on the homepage. Each student club and organization will have their individual virtual rooms at the fair, so you are free to jump from one room to another as you explore during the afternoon.

Please send any questions to involvement@wesleyan.edu .