The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is excited to be launching the series “What Matters to Me and Why,” dialogues with Wesleyan faculty and administrators that address questions about life, vocation, passion, purpose, values, and motivations. Our first event is this Tuesday (3/28) at 6pm in Allbritton 311 with Professor Victoria Pitts-Taylor. A free vegetarian meal from Tandoor will be served.
QPR Training 3/29
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training for Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, 3/29 from 4:30-6:30pm in Usdan 110
QPR is a suicide prevention training that teaches participants how to engage with a person who might be suicidal and get them to a supportive resource. In this training, you will learn facts and figures about suicide, what the warnings signs are (verbal, behavioral, and situational), and how to engage in a productive and direct dialogue with someone who might be at risk. No RSVP required — simply show up. There’s space for 25 students to attend. Any questions? Email Chelsie Green at email@example.com
Class of 2025 Housing Selection Info Sessions
Housing selection is here! Please consider attending a Housing Selection Info Session:
For rising Juniors who transferred to Wes: Thursday 3/30 at 5:30pm in Boger Hall 113
For rising Juniors who did not transfer to Wes: Wed 4/12 at 4:30pm in Boger Hall 114
Questions? Be sure to contact Residential Life for more information.
TEDxWesleyanU Annual Conference – Sat 3/4
TEDxWesleyanU’s 2023 conference is coming up soon on Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 p.m.at Ring Auditorium. TEDxWesleyanU is the annual, student-organized TEDx conference on campus focused on celebrating ideas worth spreading.
Buy your tickets today at tedxwesleyanu.com! $10 for students, $12 for non-students.
Our schedule is packed with brilliant speakers, exclusive sponsor offers, Wesleyan student performances, merch give-aways, free food and, of course, ideas worth sharing! Don’t miss it!
Call for Papers: 2023 CSGS UG Research Conference
Undergraduate Research Conference
Historical and Current Perspectives on Guns & Society
Friday, April 28, 2023, 10 am – 3 pm.
The Center for the Study of Guns and Society at Wesleyan University is pleased to announce its first annual one-day undergraduate research conference on Friday, April 28, 2023.
Undergraduate students who are interested in presenting at the conference are invited to submit proposals by 5PM on March 20, 2023, at this link. Submissions should include: 1) a brief (one paragraph) abstract of your proposal; 2) a brief (one-paragraph) description of the context of your research project (e.g. short bio, relevant courses, extracurricular activities, etc.); 3) an indication of your preferred format to present your research (a 15-minute presentation; a 5-minute lightning round presentation; or as a poster presentation). Please remember to include in your submission a title for your research, your name, major, and an email address for us to contact you. Submissions will be reviewed by a faculty-student conference committee and presenters will be informed by the end of March 2023.
Research topics in guns and society for this conference may relate to history, religion, literature, visual arts and material culture, public health and medicine, museums/public history/memorialization, business, theater, film and media, government, policy, engineering/design, manufacturing, law, anthropology, lethality, environmental history, animal studies, psychology, and or other relevant scholarly fields.
For questions, please contact Center Director, Prof. Jennifer Tucker (HIST/FGSS/SISP/CSS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Center Associate Director Joseph Slaughter (Religion and History) at email@example.com.
This event is co-sponsored with students at Trinity College and Amherst College with help from from Prof. Scott Gac (American Studies and History at Trinity) and Prof. Jonathan Obert (Political Science at Amherst). Special guests will include a curator from the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)
The event is free and open to the Wesleyan community. Lunch will be provided.
The Center for the Study of Guns and Society was established in April 2022 at Wesleyan University to foster historical research on guns in society and strengthen academic, museum, and public history collaborations.
Group Therapy with CAPS
Please review the following Understanding Self and Others (USO) group therapy options offered by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS):
USO for Women (Thursdays at 5:30pm)
USO for LGBTQIA+ folx (Wednesdays at 5:00pm)
USO Grief Group (Wednesdays at 2:00pm)
“You Were Saying…” (Wednesdays at 5:00pm)
Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship
The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-founder and CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though they come from different backgrounds, both the President and Brian believe that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy, and cooperation which equips the next generation to create meaningful change. Applications due 3/22/23 at 3pm Central Time.
To learn more, visit this link here.
Community Standards Board Positions
Leadership positions will be available for The Community Standards Board for the Spring 2023 through the 2025 academic year.
CSB applications for a 1.5-year term (class of 2024) or a two-year appointment (class of 2025) are due by Friday, Dec 2 at 5 PM.
If you are interested in helping to uphold academic integrity & community standards at Wesleyan, access the application by using this link:
All applicants must be in good academic and non-academic standing. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, staff member, or administrator is required and should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org with your application. For information about the standards of conduct, policies, procedures, and membership, please visit here
For questions, please contact Assistant Dean/Director of Community Standards
Kevin Butler at email@example.com
Teaching Fellow Opportunity – Spring 2023
Wesleyan University + National Education Equity Teaching Fellow
Wesleyan University and the National Education Equity Lab are partnering to offer Wesleyan college courses to Title 1 or Title 1 eligible high schools across the country. During the spring 2023 semester, we will be offering PSYC105 (Introduction to Psychology) composed of digital projects that help students learn about the field of psychology. With your help, students from our nation’s most underserved communities can gain access to a rigorous college course and have the opportunity to earn pre-college credit and build college confidence. As a Wesleyan University and National Education Equity Teaching Fellow you will engage students in synchronous discussions, grade student work, drive student success, and be part of a national community working to advance education equity.
Essential Responsibilities (approximately 10 hours per week)
- Host weekly 45-minute synchronous discussion sessions via Zoom to enhance students’ engagement with course content, expose them to college-level seminar-style discussions, and help improve their analytical skills.
- Grade and provide feedback on student work.
- Participate in weekly course team check-ins to share learnings, successes, and challenges.
- Answer course content questions, as needed.
Please send a current CV and a statement of interest to Lisa Dierker (firstname.lastname@example.org)