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Hey Juniors!

Family Weekend 2014 is fast approaching (September 26th-May 28th), 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 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 employee application, available here.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 8th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Friday, September 12th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, September 24th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM.  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.

The Prospective PhD Preview (P3) at the Graduate School of Princeton University is a one-day visitation program taking place Friday, September 19th that provides doctoral applicants the opportunity to learn more about academic programs, the graduate admissions process, and about life as a student at Princeton University. The program is open to all, though underrepresented minorities, women in STEM fields, and those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to attend (both current students and alumni).  For those who are seriously interested in the Graduate School at Princeton University, there may be opportunities for travel subsidies should there be a financial hardship. For questions or to discuss travel subsidies, please contact Diana Hill Mitchell (dmitch@princeton.edu). All planning to attend should register at the P3 website by September 17th.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Theater and Music departments’ production of In The Heights since it rocked the Broadway world in 2008. In The Heights started right here on campus, in a Second Stage production at the Patricelli ‘92 Theater!

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and book by playwriting faculty Quiara Alegría Hudes, this award-winning musical about life in New York City’s Washington Heights asks for a diverse cast and various performing expertise.

***Please note: students performing in this faculty production will receive a full course credit***

We are looking for actors, singers, dancers, rappers, musicians, and more. Want to work backstage? Please contact Stage Manager Miranda Haymon at mhaymon@wesleyan.edu as soon as possible!

Sign up for an audition on the call board in the Theater Department foyer:

Vocal Auditions – Thursday 9/4, Friday 9/5 – 5 to 10pm, Saturday 9/6 – 12 to 5pm
Dance auditions – Sunday 9/7 – 1:30 to 4:30pm
Call backs (as necessary) - Thursday 9/11 and Friday 9/12 – 5 to 10pm

Piano accompanist available on Wednesday 9/3 from 5:30-7:30pm to practice one song, one time through per student auditoner. Email Aileen Lambert at ajlambert@wesleyan.edu for location and to reserve a spot.

Vocal Auditions to be held in the CFA Theater and/or Theater Studio (TST 001). Dance Auditions to be held in Fayerweather 106/108.

For audition instructions, character list, sides/vocal parts: www.wesleyan.edu/theater, click on side bar link.

Questions? Email Stage Manager Miranda Haymon (‘16)  – mhaymon@wesleyan.edu

Pit Orchestra Auditions are being held for the following positions (Please note: Interested individuals must IMMEDIATELY contact Nadya Potemkina (npotemkina@wesleyan.edu) to schedule an audition):

Reed (requires proficiency in all of the following: flute/piccolo, clarinet, SATB saxophone), Trumpet (B-flat, flugel, piccolo), Trombone, Keyboard/rehearsal accompanist (paid student-worker position, requires solid sight-reading skills; prior accompanying experience is a plus), Guitar, Bass, Drums/percussion.

Log into the Student Account Center via Student Portfolio to view the current balance due.

If you would like guests to have access to your financial information, make payments on your behalf, enroll in an optional semester monthly payment plan and be able to speak freely with our staff about your account, please be sure to grant them access to the Student Account Center. It’s quick and easy once you are logged into Student Account Center:

  • On the right-hand side select “Manage Account Access”
  • Click on the green +Add button
  • Fill in the required name and email address, check the box and then hit “Send”

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Accounts Office if you have any questions: (860) 685-2800 or student-accounts@wesleyan.edu.

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers for In the Company of Others 2014. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when ten students share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what is means to live in a diverse community. In addition to the many other identities that our students bring, we are specifically looking for a few individuals who identify as first generation college students to share their stories. If you are interested in being a performer for this program. Please complete the  interest form and send it back to Taylor Dauphin at tdauphin@wesleyan.edu directly. Be aware that the deadline for applications is June 19th.

Sophomore Study Break BBQ, Sunday, May 11, 4-6pm
Huss Courtyard, Usdan Center (rain location: Fayerweather)

Grilled hamburgers, all beef hot dogs, vegetarian burgers, baked beans, corn on the cob.

Click here to sign up.

 

There’s still time to sign up for Summer Session! Registration will remain open until the start of classes as long as there’s space available. You can register for one or more classes (in one or both sessions):

Session I: May 28-June 26
Session II: June 30-July 30

Course listing:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/courses.html

Paper Registration form:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/forms/Registration-Waitlist.pdf

If you have any questions, please call x2005 or send email to summer@wesleyan.edu.
 

Hear from a group of extraordinary Wes grads who founded or run their own ventures. This Startup Showcase will include stories about startup life, an unprecedented opportunity to mingle with inspiring young entrepreneurs, and hearty snacks and refreshing conversation.

Sunday, May 4
4:00p-6:00p
Olson Commons
Facebook Event
RSVP Here

ART FELTMAN ‘ 80
Founder of International Hartford
International Hartford creates jobs in Hartford through Connecticut small business enterprises started or expanded by foreign born immigrants. International Hartford works closely with foreigners to help them build their own Connecticut startup business and become more productive members of the community.

YSETTE GUEVARA ‘98
Founder and CEO of Minds on Fire
Minds On Fire provides youth with structured opportunities for self-definition so they can bring greater consciousness to their transition to adulthood and reach their fullest potential. We have a soft spot for young people aging out of the foster care system, and work most closely with a group of aspiring social entrepreneurs with personal experience in foster care who all wish to give back to their communities. Our Emerging Leaders serve as youth advisors to Minds On Fire and as thought partners in the development of Game Plan, a continuous learning technology platform that employs the principles of meaningful gamification to help youth transitioning to adulthood face challenges and achieve their goals.

LIZA CONRAD ‘11
Fundraising and Operations Manager of Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code’s vision is to reach gender parity in computing fields. We believe this is paramount to ensure the economic prosperity of women, families, and communities across the globe, and to equip citizens with the 21st century tools for innovation and social change. We believe that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in the technology and engineering fields.

ZACH VALENTI ‘12
Founder and CEO of Project Uplift and Beastly Productions
Project UPLIFT is a mental health awareness campaign designed to empower students as their own first line of defense against stress, anxiety, & depression. Leveraging biofeedback technology, UPLIFT is designed to raise awareness and generate excitement about existing mental health resources at educational institutions with its unique live programming. Learn more at www.upliftproj.org

KWAKU AKOI ’14, WILL DURNEY ’14, OLADOYIN OLADAPO ’14, OLAYINKA LAWAL ’15, MAXWELL DIETZ ’16, GEOFREY YATICH ’16, AND MICHAEL YEE ’14
Startup Team for JooMah
JooMah is a web and SMS platform that will connect job-seekers in Sub-Saharan Africa with targeted employment opportunities nearest them.

Come enjoy some fabulous pizza and hear first-hand experiences from a panel of first-generation college students at Wesleyan

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Tuesday, April 29, 5:00-6:30 pm
41 Wyllys, Room 114

 

Please join the College of the Environment as we host

FILMMAKER ABBY HORTON ’11

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VICTORIA MAMAS

Short film screening and discussion
Wednesday, April 30 – NOON
Downey House Room 113
 
Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP by April 28th
to VMARINELLI@WESLEYAN.EDU

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The Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp is a two-day program for Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American college undergraduate freshmen and sophomores who are interested in exploring the numerous career paths in the financial services industry, and learning more about summer internship opportunities at the firm.  The program features challenging and interactive case studies, career workshops, technical and soft skills training, and networking with Goldman Sachs business and recruiting professionals.

Eligible students must be:

  • Current college freshmen or sophomores
  • Black, Latino/Hispanic, or Native American
  • Any major

Dates: June 24 – 25, 2014
Location: Goldman Sachs Headquarters, New York
Application Deadline: May 11, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST

If you would like to apply to attend, please visit our events portal at www.GoldmanSachs.com/careers and select ‘Workshop’ under Event Type to submit an application for the ‘Goldman Sachs 2014
Undergraduate Camp.’

Please note Goldman Sachs will provide domestic travel within the U.S. and hotel accommodations.

Buy your ticket to this great event now! Tickets are on sale at the box office and online here for $20.
Join the Facebook Event for daily updates about WHY THE AWARDS MATTER: here.

Any questions? Contact the members of the 2014 EBA Committee (Taylor Dauphin, Christian Hosam, Evelyn Kim, and Nicole Okai).

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The last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Spring 2014 semester is Wednesday, April 30. Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and me about your concerns. If you can’t make my drop-ins, please email me at dphillips@wesleyan.edu or call me at x2757 to schedule an appointment.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form. I cannot sign for either without his or her permission, so please save yourself the trouble of waiting to see me during drop-ins just for me to tell you that.
  • Do not wait until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to see me or you may find yourself waiting in a very long line!!!

Drop-in Hours: M 2-3; Tu 3-4; W 5-7; Th 11-12; F 2-4

Come see the amazing founder of the Wesleyan American Studies Department–Richard Slotkin–in action, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 4:15, POWELL FAMILY CINEMA, fabulous Italian cookies to follow.  Professor Slotkin was a member of the English Department, began the American Studies Department (when he was in his mid-twenties), and helped establish the Film Department, and was one of Wesleyan’s most popular and beloved teachers (the first professor to win Wesleyan’s Binswanger Teaching Award twice).  He has not only written history, he has made it.  Since his early thirties he has been internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest American Studies scholars and he played a foundational role in developing the analysis of empire and race in the field of American Studies.  He taught hundreds of students each year in his movie courses on “Westerns” and also on war movies.  In December he was interviewed about gun control on Bill Moyers’ PBS show and before that has been interviewed by the major networks on gun culture and movies (for instance, re-reading the Star Wars films as extensions of the “frontier myth”).  He retired in 2008 and has not lectured at Wesleyan for undergraduates since then.  So this is a really special treat!

Please join us for the Celebration of Science Theses on Friday April 18th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, in the Exley Science lobby.

Honors and MA students from the NSM Division will present posters on their research to the Wesleyan Community.

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