Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) is hosting a campus research panel next Thursday (10/27) at noon (Exley 109).
Fresh Check Day is a fun fair-like event, featuring snacks, t-shirts, games, interactive booths and activities, prizes, and more. Overall it is a great opportunity for students to check in on their mental health and get resources to support them while at Wes. This year our grand prizes are an Amazon Fire tablet, a yoga kit and some Wes gear.
Wesleyan Women in Science will be hosting a kickoff meeting on Thursday, 9/15, at noon in Exley 109. Please join us to meet other female and nonbinary students in the sciences and find out more about all the various WesWIS events and activities. Pizza will be served.
We hope you are excited to explore your interests and find ways to get involved at Wes! If you check out WesNest, you will see all the active student groups on campus and can connect with people through similar interests.
If you’re interested in creating a new group, the New Group Registration Period is now open on WesNest as well. Navigate to “Organizations” and click on the button “Register an Organization” on your left-hand side. There will be a blue button on the bottom of the page to “Register a New Organization.” Follow the instructions on the form and be prepared to submit information about the mission of your group, why it is different than other groups on campus, and a roster of your members.
The NEW GROUP registration period is from September 5th, 2022 at 8:30am until October 28th, 2022 at 11:45pm.
Good morning, Class of 2025 –
I hope this weekly email finds you well. If you can believe it, there are only 6 more days until the last day of classes! For many of us, this year has been filled with lots of excitement and challenges. I am confident you will continue to experience this fluctuation as you progress through your Wesleyan career; however, my hope is that you are now more aware of resources that can help you during any part of your time here at Wesleyan.
Some upcoming dates and/or events that may be of interest to you:
- Wellness Resources: End of the semester can cause stress as due dates quickly approach. Make yourself aware of both in and out-of-the-classroom resources to finish the semester strong. This includes but is not limited to meeting with your professors, talking with your course assistants, scheduling an appointment with an Academic Peer Advisor, reviewing resources offered through Student Academic Resources (SAR), meeting with me, visiting CAPS, WesWell and/or the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. If you need assistance navigating resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
- Wes Day (5/5 from 12pm – 5pm): WesDay is a great opportunity to interact with the entire campus community. In addition to free carnival food, we’ll enjoy carnival rides, games, music, therapy dogs, wellness activities and novelties such as stuff-a-bear and pot your own succulent plant. Fried dough, popcorn, ice cream, and cotton candy provided at no charge to the first 1500 attendees. Food Trucks include Los Mariachi’s, Jackie’s Pizza the Pie, and Fryborg. Food truck tickets must be purchased at the Box Office in Usdan for $5 before the event and $10 on the day of the event. More info on Wes Day as well as other end of the year events can be found on WesNest on WesPortal.
You have what it takes to finish this semester strong. Pushing yourself to be successful academically does not have to happen alone. Take stock of the resources shared with you on this weekly email and think about what resources you used this year that worked to your advantage. If you didn’t use any resources, think about ways in which you can utilize resources in the future to get even more out of your courses.
You should be proud of how far you’ve come as you complete your first year of study at Wesleyan. I look forward to supporting you as you continue on this journey. If you’re up to it, feel free to send me an email sharing with me your favorite part about your first year at Wesleyan. I’d be delighted to celebrate with you all of your wins and successes this year.
Take care! Dean Dunn
Cardinal Pictures is hosting a 48-hour Film Festival. No equipment is necessary. First-time filmmakers are heavily encouraged to participate. All participants must apply individually, but mutual partner requests will be honored when forming teams. Teams will have 48 hours to conceptualize, shoot, and edit a 3-minute film.
Participants will receive the festival theme at the kickoff meeting at 3 PM, Friday, April 29, 2022 in Exley Science Center 150. Films will be due at 5 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2022, and screened for the Wesleyan community at 7 PM that night.
Audiences will vote on awards in various categories, and winning teams will receive prizes. Whether you’ve never been on set or you’re a post-thesis senior, spend next weekend making a movie. For the sake of equitable teams, sign-up is mandatory. The form is linked here.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions!
Don’t miss the TEDxWesleyanU 2022 conference on Saturday 4/23 at 1pm in Beckham Hall! Tickets are on sale now for $15 for students and $20 for non-students and can be purchased at TEDxWesleyanU.com. A ticket purchase includes a free sweet treat, free event merch, access to our photo booth, exclusive student group performances and more!
Greetings, Class of 2025 –
Below are some upcoming events and important dates to keep in mind:
Adjustment (through 4/19): Now that preregistration is over, we enter the Adjustment period for Fall 2022 course selection. For helpful hints on how to approach adjustment, utilize this guide here. Still have questions? Be sure to chat with your premajor advisor – they can offer a wealth of knowledge on many of the questions associated with course selection. You can also reach out to an Academic Peer Advisor or schedule an appointment with me.
Course Withdrawal Deadline (4/27): Wednesday, April 27 is the last day to withdraw from full semester and 4th quarter classes.
Wes Day (5/5 from 12pm – 5pm): WesDay is a great opportunity to interact with the entire campus community. In addition to free ice cream and tie dye, we’ll enjoy carnival rides, games, wellness activities and novelties such as stuff-a-bear and pot your own succulent plant. Fried dough, popcorn, and cotton candy provided at no charge to attendees. Students and faculty will perform music all afternoon at the base of Foss Hill.
Athletic Events: Many of our spring athletic teams are rounding out their seasons – be sure to catch a home game! Click here for schedules.
WesNest: As I often share, there are so many events, programs, plays, and opportunities to take advantage of posted on our WesNest engagement platform here. I challenge you to take a peek at some of the events offered in the next few weeks and attend something you’ve never participated in before – who knows, you might find a new interest with this small action!
Keep up the great work in and out of the classroom – if you need anything, don’t hesitate reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org).