Writing Workshop Tutoring Resources Available

A Note from the Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop will be holding online tutoring hours during reading period today, Friday, 5/8, tomorrow, Saturday, 5/9, and Sunday, 5/11. They are offering a range of times from 8am until 9pm, EST to try to accommodate as many students from across the globe as possible.

Online remote sessions are certainly different, but can be so very helpful to students as they navigate this new terrain of finals. Working with a peer can be grounding, and our tutors are trained and ready to meet students and help as much as they can in these difficult times. Whether they want to use video, audio, or simply the chat function, students can share their drafts and brainstorm together through our online tutoring software.

As always, students can make appointments by going to Wes Portal –>Academics –> Writing Workshop where you will be redirected to our online scheduling system. Please review this PDF for directions and screenshots to help you navigate the online appointment. You can also find this information on our website.

 

CAPS Webinar: Navigating Long-Distance Relationships

Flyer for Navigating Long-Distance Relationships

 

Relationships are hard and this pandemic seems to be making them harder. Want to learn more about tips and tricks to help navigate and maintain your relationships at this time? Join clinical psychology extern, Elena Cela, in a Zoom webinar where she will discuss all of this and more.

Topic: Navigating Long-Distance Relationships
Time: May 4, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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CAPS Webinar: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing – 4/27

Flyer for Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing Webinar

 

Are you having difficulty coping with social distancing? This webinar was designed to provide you with skills to navigate the current pandemic. The information provided in this presentation was selected based on its effectiveness in helping people to manage crises . You will learn how to identify when you are in a crisis and what you can do about it. You will gain tools to help you cope with distressing thoughts, change your body chemistry, and deal with intense emotions . To guide you in creating a life worth living, these activities will also focus on helping you to tolerate distress , to change what is in your control, and to accept what you cannot change . If you are interested, please join CAPS advanced clinical psychology extern and community mental health provider Katie Burns.

Topic: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing
Time: Apr 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 970 7591 6950
Password: WesCAPS

ORSL Pastoral Counseling for the Wesleyan Community

Hello Everyone,

I’m sending this message on behalf of the university chaplains. We know that this is a stressful time, and that in addition to the uncertainty of these times, many of us are dealing with the illness and loss of loved ones. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life writes:

‘All of the chaplains at ORSL offer pastoral counseling to those who would like to connect with a confidential, nonjudgmental, listening presence. We are all comfortable working with people of any, all, or no faith backgrounds.

We have been doing this via phone and some of us via zoom for the past few weeks, and hope that people will continue to reach out to us individually.

We can be reached at: https://www.wesleyan.edu/orsl/meetchaplains.html

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva
Director, Religious and Spiritual Life
University Jewish Chaplain
Wesleyan University
860-227-5644

You may schedule a conversation with me via zoom or phone by going to calendly.com/dleipziger

Services for New Week and Beyond 3/20

Dear Students,

As we all struggle to get used to Wesleyan in a distance-learning mode, we in Student Affairs wanted to provide you with an online resource guide detailing services and supports that will still be available regardless of whether you are near or far in the coming weeks.

Wishing you safe travels, good health and successful transitions.  As always, let us know how we can help.  Go Wes!

Warmly,

Dean Mike

 

Update on Global Coronavirus Emergency – 3/4/20

To the campus community:

As our campus looks forward to spring break, we are writing again with an update on the global coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We plan to provide regular updates going forward until the situation stabilizes. We have also created a new website with the latest information about the virus for the Wesleyan community, along with an FAQ addressing common questions and concerns, and links to other resources.

To date, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 at Wesleyan or in Connecticut. As the virus continues to spread through the U.S. and the rest of the world, the Wesleyan Emergency Response Team is actively managing our readiness and response to the epidemic. Health and safety continue to be the University’s top priority.

We are also closely monitoring the situation in countries around the globe. Earlier this week, we made a decision to close our study-abroad program in Bologna, Italy. Students in the program are instructed to return to their homes, and we’ve asked them not to visit campus until after spring break. Classes in the program will be offered online for the remainder of the semester. Students in several independent Wesleyan-approved programs in South Korea have also been sent home.

As many students prepare to leave campus over break, we urge everyone to make informed and thoughtful decisions about travel in consultation with their families. Wesleyan has made a recommendation that faculty, staff, and students should not travel internationally at this time. The Centers for Disease Control’s informative website contains resources to track COVID-19 cases by geography, advice for avoiding illness, and much more.

We are asking all faculty, staff, and students to register any travel beyond Connecticut—domestic or international—on this form.

As a reminder, Wesleyan’s campus will remain open over spring break. Students are permitted to remain in residences, and dining service and other supports will be available.

As always, no matter where you are in the world, please take common sense measures to stay healthy, such as washing hands and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

We will continue to communicate regular updates to the campus. If you have questions about services over spring break, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (860) 685-2772. Questions about study abroad can be directed to Associate Director of Study Abroad, Emily Gorlewski, at egorlewski@wesleyan.edu.

Rob Rosenthal, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs