Updated Information for Math Workshop Spring 2021

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 online form for the Spring 2021 semester.

The hours for the “Virtual Math Workshop” are:

Monday – Friday 12:00 noon – 1 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 Workshop also has in-person hours (noted below).

The hours for the “In-Person Math Workshop” are:

Mondays & Wednesdays 12 noon – 1 pm

Sundays – Thursdays 7 -10 pm

The location is: 1st Floor Science Library Conference Room (Room 166)

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.

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Ilesanmi Adeboye
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Wesleyan University 
 
265 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459
860-685-3857
 

Apply for National Fellowships

Dear All,

Have you heard about national fellowships? They are fully funded, usually year-long programs that support a range of global and domestic experiences – from independent exploration to research and graduate study to English teaching.

  • Most fellowships are open to graduating seniors and recent alumni from any academic discipline and don’t have a minimum GPA requirement.
  • Some are discipline-specific, intended for STEM, humanities, or social science majors.
  • Most are only open to U.S. citizens, but a few are open to all citizenships.

For programs that take place in 2022-23, campus deadlines are usually in late summer/early fall 2021.

If you’re in the Class of 2021, consider the Fulbright Study/Research or English Teaching Assistant grants. These awards allow you to spend a year in one of 100+ participating countries, pursuing independent research or graduate study or teaching English in the classroom. They are open to graduating seniors and recent alumni who are U.S. citizens.

If you’re in the Class of 2022, consider the Fulbright (above) and the Watson. Open to graduating seniors of all citizenships and academic backgrounds, the Watson supports a post-graduation year of independent travel pursuing an experiential project that grows out of your passion. The Watson has a narrow window of eligibility – you may only apply in early fall of your senior year– so don’t miss out!

If you’re in the Class of 2023 or 2024, look into the Goldwater (STEM research), Udall (environmental issues), Truman(leadership in public service), and Beinecke, and start thinking about Fulbright and Watson (see above).

Explore our website to learn about other fellowship opportunities and watch short video testimonials from recent applicants.

To learn more about applying for fellowships, please watch this recording. Fellowships Assistant Genesis Garcia ’22 and I talk about what fellowships are, what experiences they fund, who can apply, and why you should be thinking about them. I also encourage you to watch this recording, in which recent fellowship applicants from Wesleyan share their experiences and advice.

Throughout the spring semester, Fellowships Assistant Genesis Garcia ‘22 is holding peer advising drop-in hours via Zoom. Please stop by on Mondays from 5-6 and Wednesdays from 2-3 at the following link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/s/92250822173.

You’re also welcome to sign up for a video appointment on my calendar to talk about choosing the right program and planning the application process. As I mentioned earlier, for programs that take place in 2022-23, campus deadlines are usually in late summer/early fall 2021, so now is a good time to plan.

We are looking forward to talking to you!

Best wishes,

Magda

Magdalena Zapędowska, Ph.D. [za-pen-doff-ska]

Assistant Director, Fellowships | Fries Center for Global Studies

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Wesleyan University

201D Fisk Hall, 262 High St. | Middletown, CT 06459, USA

New OPT Application Resources on OISA Website

Dear international seniors,
I am writing to let you know that we just added additional resources on the OISA website to help F-1 students who are applying for their one-year post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) based on the feedback we received from you.
Here are the links:
If you need help with your Form I-765, please visit us during the drop-in hours. We can also proofread your Form I-765 for you once. Please send a copy of your completed I-765 to oisa@wesleyan.edu. We will get back to you in 7-10 business days.
Please note that you need to submit your OPT request via the ISS Portal. Directions for how to submit all your documents are listed on here.
Feel free to reach out if you have additional questions. Good luck with your application!
Chia-Ying

Chia-Ying S. Pan | Director, International Student Services

Office of International Student Affairs Wesleyan University
Room 024, North College 237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459
Zoom Meeting Room | Schedule an Appointment | Spring 2021 Drop-In Hours

CAPS Presents: Coping with Burnout during COVID-19 – 3/5

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Presents

Coping with Burnout during COVID- 19

Join Anthony Carnevale, CAPS Doctoral Extern, as he discusses burnout during the pandemic. Anthony will define what burnout is and discuss various types of burnout, as well as explore the signs, symptoms, and stages of burnout. The webinar will conclude by exploring strategies to prevent burnout. 

Date: Friday, March 5th, 2021

Time: 3 pm –  4 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/97760701376?pwd=Z3M1eHpzdVN2ekxodGlGcVZ5dUFUQT09

Meeting ID: 977 6070 1376

Passcode: 542224

Understanding, Validating & Healing From Trauma – 3/3 & 3/10

You are invited to participate in a two-part series we will be offering to students in the Wes community regarding personal trauma and substance use on campus.

In the first part, Understanding, Validating & Healing From Trauma, Demetrius Colvin (SRC), Jami Carlacio (ORSL), and September Johnson (WesWell) will speak about various forms of trauma they have encountered and the coping mechanisms- both healthy and unhealthy- that they have used to deal with it. In the second part, Coping and Connecting in Crisis: Substance Use and Self-Care During College, the speakers will share their experience as it relates to substance use (in the family and personally) and again, how they found hope by using effective coping skills and seeking help.

The presentation blends storytelling with professional knowledge and aims to reach students through presenters personal accounts of trauma and substance use. The focus ultimately centers on coping, recovery, and resilience, with the message being that life is messy but/and that we can emerge from it whole when we have the right support and resources.  We ask that you promote these two events with students, staff, and/or faculty you know who may benefit from it, whether as a trauma sufferer/survivor or as a resource for anyone who might need help. To be clear, we hope to start a campus-wide conversation about the increased intensity of challenges facing college students today as they navigate illness, death, isolation, fear, and insecurity due to the pandemic and to the effects of structural racism.

The presentations will be held on:

Wednesday March 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/validatingtrauma

Facebook Link

Wednesday March 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/copingincrisis

Facebook Link

Please reach out to us if you have questions or comments, and thank you in advance for spreading the message.

Sincerely,

Demetrius Colvin, Jami Carlacio, and September Johnson

Student-Faculty Speed Networking in NSM Departments – 2/26 @ 4pm

Swipe right, Swipe Left! WesWIS is inviting you to a Student Faculty Speed Networking event on Friday, February 26th at 4pm.
There will be one faculty member from every NSM department. Students of all backgrounds, identities, and class years 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.

Resource Center Reopens Today – 2/22

The Resource Center will reopen after the Wesleyan quarantine period ends on Monday, February 22nd at 12noon.  Our operational hours for the rest of the semester will be Sunday-Friday from 12pm-8pm.  If you need to check out a book from the RC, you can see what books are available in the library by checking out our catalogue.  You can also check out books from the RC or request a book to be purchased through the FGLI Textbook Fund (even if you are studying remotely- we will ship the book to you).  Visit our website (https://www.wesleyan.edu/resourcecenter/programs.html) for more details.

Also starting this semester, students can reserve a room in the RC (the spare office which contains a large desk, a comfortable office chair, and a clear view of the street outside) for studying, working, and relaxing by using The RC Calendly. If you do not show up within the first 10 minutes of your reservation, the space will be free for anyone’s use.  To claim your time slot, simply check in with an RC employee in the front room before using the space!

Beyond providing academic supplies, The RC staff is eager to continue engaging with the Wesleyan student body on creating meaningful virtual community spaces for underrepresented and marginalized students.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop about our programs, initiatives, and opportunities that can benefit you and our community.  Also check out the Black History Month 2021 calendar on Ujamaa’s Instagram for other great programs to attend this month.  If you have an idea for a program or initiative that would help support underrepresented student populations on campus,  please reach out to us therc@wesleyan.edu with your suggestions.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Campus Life After Quarantine

To Our Wesleyan Community,

Tomorrow, we will emerge from our initial campus-wide quarantine. I want to thank you all for your patience and cooperation in following quarantine protocols. I know they are challenging, but your participation has been critical in starting off our spring as safely as possible.

As we enter the next phase of the semester, I write with important information about campus life post-quarantine starting February 22.

  • Academics: Classes will be taught in their indicated modality (in-person, hybrid, or online).
  • Dining: Grab-and-go dining will continue to be available with additional venues and hours. More information can be found on the Dining Website.
  • Travel: Students may leave campus only to travel to grocery stores, pharmacies, and for medical appointments in Middletown.
  • Libraries: Olin and Science Libraries are now open. Learn more about library hours and operations.
  • Residence Halls: Students may visit with others who live in the same residence hall or program house, while wearing masks, maintaining six foot distancing and abiding by COVID capacities.
  • Usdan University Center is open and available to students.  No visitors are permitted.
  • Health Services: The Davison Health Center is open by appointment only, and both telemedicine and face-to-face visits are available. More information is available on the website.
  • Test and contact tracing: Please be sure you are complying with the University’s requirement for ongoing COVID-19 testing. Students and employees should schedule their own tests, which are required to remain on campus this semester. Students who miss more than three tests will be immediately required to leave campus and study remotely for the rest of the semester. Please use the form if you must miss a test due to extenuating circumstances.
  • Athletics: Freeman Athletic Center is now open for all students. Please register via the online booking form.

By March 8, we will evaluate Middletown positivity rates and the possibility of opening off-campus travel to restaurants and retail outlets in Middletown as well as allowing students to visit other residences, including woodframes and apartments.

Finally, please ensure that you are familiar with the spring COVID Code of Conduct and continue to follow all the community guidelines detailed within at all times. We appreciate your care and attention in keeping our community safe.

Rick Culliton

Dean of Students
Chair, Pandemic Planning Committee

Reserve Short-Term Study Space at Olin

Olin Library, under guidance from the campus pandemic planning team, is opening up 20 carrels in Olin for general student use.  Via an online reservation system, students can reserve a space in 6 hour blocks.  The spaces will be deep cleaned daily and each room will have supplies and instructions for self-cleaning.

You may reserve space through the following link: https://libcal.wesleyan.edu/allspaces.

Updated COVID-related information will be available on the Olin website on Monday, February 22nd.

Global Opportunities After College Fair – 2/24

Global Opportunities After College Fair

Wednesday, February 24 | Events scheduled throughout the day

Are you interested in researching, working, studying, or teaching internationally after you graduate from Wesleyan? Wesleyan University is partnering with six peer institutions to host a Global Opportunities After College Fair on Wednesday, February 24. Register at bit.ly/global-fair.

Events will take place throughout the day and will be hosted virtually on Sched, the same platform used for the 7 College Study Away Fair last fall.

All class years are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope that these events will be especially helpful for upperclassmen as they weigh their post-graduate options and for students who were unable to study abroad due to COVID-19.

At the virtual fair, you can explore international graduate schools, fellowships, volunteer opportunities, and more. There will also be live presentations and panels, including:

  • A keynote address by Wesleyan alum, Talya Zemach-Bersin
  • International Fellowships
  • Careers Abroad
  • Internationalizing your CV
  • Teaching & Volunteering Abroad
  • How to Apply to Grad Schools Abroad
  • Options for International Students

Register now at bit.ly/global-fair to attend the Global Opportunities After College Fair on February 24. After you complete the Google form, you will be sent a link to register on Sched. Events will take place throughout the day and you do not need to attend every event to register. Live events will also be recorded for later viewing.