Theater Department Open House for Prospective Majors–10/12

Please join us for a Theater Department open house for prospective Theater majors on Thursday, October 12th from 12pm-1pm, in the Theater Studios Room 114 (East Room). This event is for freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing Theater educationally. Professors and current majors will talk about the Department and their experiences.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 9th by emailing Dawn Alger at dalger@wesleyan.edu or on the sign-up sheet in the Theater Department lobby.

Right Now! Series: From Art to Action: A Different Response to Wartime Sexual Violence — 10/4 at 4:30 p.m.

RIGHT NOW! Series:
From Art to Action: A Different Response to Wartime Sexual Violence

Wednesday, October 4, 4:30 pm, Allbritton 311

On June 12, 2015, the art installation “Thinking of You” displayed 5,000 dresses in the football stadium of Pristina, Kosovo, to honor the thousands of survivors of wartime rape. The documentary The Making of #ThinkingOfYou, produced by Anna Di Lellio and Fitim Shala, is a story of art and women activism to change the culture of isolation, resignation and shame that surrounds sexual violence in war.  Professor Anna Di Lellio will be speaking.

Prof. Anna Di Lellio is a sociologist and policy analyst, whose research focuses on nationalism, security, transitional justice and state-building in the Balkans. She teaches at the Graduate Program in International Relations, The New School for Public Engagement, and at the International Relations Program of New York University. Prof. Di Lellio received her doctorate in Sociology from Columbia University and her Master’s in Public Policy from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

She worked in Kosovo for some years, as political adviser to the Prime Minister; Media Commissioner under the aegis of the OSCE; and research analyst and advisor on the Kosovo Liberation Army program of reintegration for IOM and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. Among her publications is the book The Battle of Kosovo 1389. An Albanian Epic (I.B. Tauris, 2009), published also in Albanian and Serbian, and the edited collection of essays, The Case for Kosova. Passage to Independence (Anthem, 2006). She is the producer of Thinking of You, a documentary on the making on the art installation by Alketa Xhafa Mripa, dedicated to the survivors of Kosovo wartime sexual violence. Prof. Di Lellio is the cofounder and managing director of the Kosovo Oral History Initiative. In 2015, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merits by the President of the Republic of Kosovo.

For further information please contact Peter Rutland  prutland@wesleyan.edu

International Education Posters — Submission Deadline: 10/15

The Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS) is now accepting proposals for posters during International Education Week (November 13 – 17). Posters will be presented during lunch on Tuesday, November 14.

We invite students to submit a proposal to share their international experience — including experiences in the United States — to showcase research, internships, academic study, language acquisition, artistic endeavors, and independent work that has an international component. We hope this experience will allow students to connect with one another, to share their knowledge and experience and to grow personally, academically, and professionally through this experience.

The value of sharing what you know through a poster session can have a far-reaching impact. Because of the collaborative nature of this sessions and International Education Week, presenters often find that through the process of sharing their expertise they often gain new insights themselves. Being a presenter is also an excellent way to build your professional résumé and speaker profile. We hope you will consider participating and help fulfill our mission to support students in expanding international opportunities and experiences by sharing what you know with others.

TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL, PLEASE CLICK HERE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 AT 11:59 PM EST.

 

Apply to the Green Fund Committee — Deadline 10/2

The Wesleyan Green Fund is now accepting applications for new committee members!

The Green Fund Committee is responsible for allocating over $85,000 each year to environmental initiatives led by students, faculty, and staff. The committee meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm. You can find more information about The Green Fund and examples of projects we have funded on our website: http://www.wesleyangreenfund.org/.

Applications are due October 2 at noon. You can find the application form at: http://www.wesleyangreenfund.org/apply-be-on-the-green-fund/.

Please contact Ingrid Eck (ieck@wesleyan.edu) with any questions you might have.

Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting — 10/2 (Pizza included!)

Overview for Prospective Psychology Majors 10/2 

Prof. Matthew Kurtz, department chair, will provide an overview of the major to prospective majors and to review requirements with junior majors. Prof. Kurtz will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).  Meet our peer advisor, Julia LeJeune ’18.

Pizza will be provided.

Oct. 2nd (Mon.), 12:20-1:10 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf

Prospective student email after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

 

Panel: “Latinx Students and LAST in Critical Conversation” — Wed., 4:30 p.m.

“Latinx Studies and Latin American Studies in Critical Conversation”

Speakers: Robert Conn, Diana Schwartz, Paula Park, 

  Laura Grappo, and Rachel Ellis Neyra

Wednesday, September 27th          4:30pm in Judd 116

Sponsored by the Center for the Americas (CAMS)

This event will focus on challenging the boundaries of ethnic studies and area studies in relation to diaspora, nationalism, and globalization. Presenters will address the relationship between the fields of Latinx and Latin American studies, as well as their respective genealogies and political orientations.

For more information, contact:   Kehaulani Kauanui, Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Chair of American Studies, Director of the Center for the Americas

Work at Homecoming/Family Weekend — Nov. 3-5 Apps due 10/6 at noon

2021’ers,

This year’s Homecoming/Family Weekend (Nov. 3-5) is fast approaching, and we need student employees!

Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s most important events, make lasting connections with alumni, and to represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the registration site, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student worker application. ​ ​

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 6th at 12:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday, October 11th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:00 PM (location TBD). If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu.  Best,  Interns

Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19, and Jejomar-Erln Ysit ’19
Homecoming/Family Weekend 2017 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street
aprinterns@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-2802

Enjoy Dinner with President Roth! RSVPs due soon!

   Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with President Roth,

Dean Brown, and other Student Affairs staff!

Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m., Daniel Family Commons
Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m., Daniel Family Commons

If you haven’t RSVP’ed yet,

RSVP “Yes” here for the Tuesday dinner.

RSVP “Yes” here for the Wednesday dinner.

Be sure that you can commit to the date and time before you RSVP “Yes”.

How to Plan a Successful Student Event!

Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) will be hosting workshops this week and next to better help you plan events on campus.  We will walk you through Room Request (EMS) and the process of how to register a Social Event.  We will also answer any questions you have on budgeting, funding and advertising for your event.  If you have found the process confusing or overwhelming we strongly encourage you to attend one of the workshops below.  We’re here to help!

Workshop Dates:

Thursday, Sept. 28th, 5:30-6:30pm – Daniel Family Commons, Usdan 3rd floor

Wednesday, October 4th, 12:00-1:00pm – Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)

Friday, October 6th, 1:30-2:30pm – Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)

If you can’t attend on any of these dates please stop by and visit us.  Our offices are located in Usdan – across from the Cardinal Tech store.  Or you can always email us at stuact@wesleyan.edu.

We hope to see you!  – SALD