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.

Fulbright Information Session 4/27

Have you thought about applying for a Fulbright? Through the Fulbright U.S. Student program, U.S. citizens who hold a bachelors or Masters degree can travel to 140+ countries to undertake a graduate degree program, conduct independent research, pursue a creative or performing arts project, or teach English abroad.

The final Fulbright Info Session of Spring 2022 is coming up on Wednesday, April 27 at 12:15-1:15pm at the Career Center in Boger Hall.

At this event, a general introduction to the program will be followed by advice and insight from students from Class of 2022 who have just recently been named English Teaching Assistants. They will offer tips on the application process for those who are planning an application for the September 2022 deadline.

The info session is open to all class years (it’s never too early to get inspired!) and we will serve pizza for lunch.

Any questions can be directed to Erica Kowsz at fellowships@wesleyan.edu.

(Please note that the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is only open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals—other opportunities are open students of other citizenships. Encourage them to email fellowships@wesleyan.edu.)

Scholarships for Graduate Study Abroad 4/25

Are you thinking of going to graduate school? Did you know there are fellowships and scholarships that pay for US students to pursue graduate degrees abroad? At this info session, Assistant Director for Fellowships, Dr. Erica Kowsz, will give an overview of the opportunities available, including fellowships for graduate study in the UK, Ireland, China, and more! Students from all class years are welcome to attend. We will meet on Monday April 25 at 4:30pm in Fisk 201 for snacks, a short presentation, and plenty of time for Q&A!

TEDxWesleyanU 2022 Conference

Don’t miss the TEDxWesleyanU 2022 conference! Tickets are on sale now for $15 for students and $20 for non-students and can be purchased at TEDxWesleyanU.com. A ticket purchase includes a free sweet treat, free event merch, access to our photo booth, exclusive student group performances and more!

Apply for the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize Summer Stipend

****DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH****

In April 1986, the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (WBAC) established a memorial fund to honor late alumni of African descent. The memorial honors the memory and spirit of Bruce D. Hall ’77, James “Donnie” Rochester ’74, and Dwight L. Greene ’70 through a summer experience grant to support students interested in projects or research pertaining to the African American experience. Stipends are typically $5,000.

APPLICATION

A student who wishes to apply for the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize must submit an application that includes all of the following:

  1. A personal statement sharing your motivation for and interest in the proposed project. This statement must also include information about your preparation for the proposed project (for example, coursework or extracurricular projects that have helped you to develop the skills or background knowledge you need to engage this work).
    (limit: 500 words)

  2. A description of your project, including your research question or project aim, some background information on the topic, and the specific approach, structure, and/or methodology you will use in your project. Please be sure to include information on dates and time commitment. (limit: 750 words)

  3. An itemized budget that describes how the stipend will be used.

  4. The name of a faculty mentor with whom you have discussed your research proposal, or the name of a professional connected with your project.

  5. An unofficial academic history.

The application documents must be submitted through this form by the extended deadline of Sunday, April 10th.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Research involving participants who could be individually identified, audio or video recordings of participants, sensitive data, vulnerable populations, or the observation of behavioral tasks in a laboratory setting will require IRB approval. If you are not sure whether your research requires IRB approval, please consult with your faculty mentor and/or the Wesleyan Institutional Review Board.

  • As we work to support as many students as possible in their summer plans, recipients of other summer funding and/or students engaging in full-pay internships or jobs are not eligible to receive the WBAC Memorial Prize. A student will not be permitted to accept another award that meets their full summer funding need (e.g., a Wesleyan Summer Grant) or full-time paid summer internship in conjunction with the WBAC Prize. A student may, however, use proposals that were submitted for other funding to apply for the WBAC Prize. And a student may combine partial awards to meet full need. The student will be expected to inform all funding bodies if multiple awards have been offered so that students on waitlists on either side might be awarded.

In addition to the funding provided by the WBAC Memorial Prize, recipients are traditionally highlighted during the annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium during Homecoming/ Family Weekend, and typically present their project at the Alumni and Students of Color Reception. Should this traditional format not be possible, prize recipients will present their projects in another way, as determined by the prize organizers.

By submitting your application materials, you agree to allow the Office for Equity & Inclusion to use these documents — in whole or in part — for archival, promotion, or assessment purposes. 

If you have any questions about this summer grant, please contact April Ruiz, Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion, & Success: aruiz01@wesleyan.edu

The Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize Selection Committee looks forward to reading your application!

Class of 2024 Photo and Event, Friday 3/25 @ 4:30

Assemble for the 2024 Class Photo on Foss Hill on Friday, 3/25, at 4:30 pm on Foss Hill

After the class photo, enjoy music and comedy performances in the Memorial Chapel.

Sponsored by CoCo and the Office of Student Affairs

Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Employee Recognition Award 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award. Eligible Wesleyan employees include custodians, dining staff, grounds crew, and building maintenance staff (e.g., electricians, plumbers). The award is to honor and thank the people whose everyday work is central to student life at Wesleyan. Nominators may submit only one person for consideration; you are welcome to nominate yourself. The winner(s) will receive an award of $2,500.

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice as a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Coalition, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good and his care for the staff community at the university.

To nominate a staff member (you may nominate yourself) for this award, please submit a letter or essay that explains how the nominee contributes positively to student life at Wesleyan. If possible, please share specific examples. Please be sure to include the nominee’s name and job on campus. The document you submit should be no longer than 500 words, and may be much shorter.

Submit nominations to inclusion@wesleyan.edu by 5:00pm ET on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
** Please use the subject line “Employee award nomination” **

If you have any questions, please contact April Ruiz, Dean for Academic Equity, Inclusion, & Success at aruiz01@wesleyan.edu

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