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

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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: Reversing Your Procrastination – 5/1

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Why do we procrastinate and what can we do about it? Join CAPS clinical psychology extern Kayla Kleinman for a webinar filled with tips to help you stop putting off your work – just in time for finals! Learn about strategies like increasing the information you have about the task at hand, outlining the steps required, making the task more novel, creating an environment that’s conducive to getting work done, managing anxiety, and more!

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CAPS Webinar: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing – 4/27

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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

Senior Interviewer Application Extension until 5/11

Dear Class of 2021,

Greetings from the New Normal.

I hope that everyone is safe, healthy, and relatively sane.  In light of the challenges of learning and working remotely, and the ever-changing circumstances both broadly and on campus, I’m writing with some updates about the hiring process and beyond.  Please bear with me, there’s a lot to cover.

You may have heard that the University has just determined there will be no campus programming or housing this summer, which effectively means no on campus summer jobs.  While campus may reopen at some point, given the nature of our work it would be irresponsible to hold information sessions numbering in the hundreds, and to hold interviews in offices with students visiting from around the country and the world.  This decision by the University, announced yesterday, was the confirmation we needed to alter and update our plans.

We are extending the deadline to accommodate anyone who was unable to file an application as a result of Covid complications, and moving the interview process to the last two weeks of May, after finals.  We will do some online training (paid) during the first week of June.  Because there will be no on-campus programming and no housing, we are not hiring summer SI’s, and are pivoting to a new model to engage with students.  Rather than hire 6 SI’s to live and work on campus, we hope to have a cohort of summer SIs, which can be much larger, to co-host virtual information sessions with deans and conduct informational conversations (as opposed to evaluative interviews) with prospective students via Skype/Zoom/Slate (our multi-faceted database).  This would obviously be remote, virtual, and paid at the SI rate, and will allow all interested SIs to participate.

When we return to campus in the fall (frankly I’m not emotionally ready to consider an alternative, and I’m working remotely from the beach…) we will complete our training, focusing on the actual on-campus interview and office responsibilities, and hopefully be in a position to welcome visitors at that point.  If not, you will continue to co-host virtual info sessions and do evaluative interviews by Skype et al.

The new deadline for the Senior Interviewer application is Monday, May 11, at 8am. I hope the extended deadline and better understanding of how we plan to utilize the Senior Interviewer corps during the crisis provides the opportunity and information you need to apply.  Here is the link once again:  https://forms.gle/MZPN2rXNE7mMDSza8

I appreciate your flexibility, patience and interest (and peace, love and understanding) as we adapt on the fly.  Please feel free to reach out directly if you have any questions or concerns, and be well.

Chris

CHRISTIAN LANSER
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ADMISSION
Wesleyan University | Office of Admission
70 Wyllys Avenue | Middletown, CT 06459
P. 860 685-2983
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“What a lucky man, to see the earth before it touched his hand.” – Neil Young

 

Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session Recording Now Available! 4/16

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Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session Recording

Honors-Thesis Info Session Handout

Many thanks to our panelists:

  • Tanesha Leathers, Dean for the Class of 2021, Office of Academic Advancement
  • Susan Krajewski, Senior Associate Registrar, Registrar’s Office
  • Jennifer Rose, Professor of the Practice in the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the Quantitative Analysis Center, Director of the Center for Pedagogical Innovation , Director of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Lori Gruen, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Professor in Science in Society, Coordinator for Animal Studies
  • Andrew White, Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, Olin Library
  • Kendall Hobbs, Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services, Olin Library
  • Bonnie Solivan, Academic Technologist, Information Technology Services (ITS)