Homecoming and Family Weekend Application

homecoming-2013-logoFrom APR Interns:

Apply now to be a part of Homecoming (Oct. 21-22) and/or Family Weekend (Oct. 28-30), events put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more! DO NOT apply for Homecoming if you plan to leave campus during Fall Break.

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit this form by Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Monday, October 10, 2016. For Family Weekend student workers only, there will be a mandatory student worker meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 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. Please note: Students who intend to work catering for Bon Appetit during Homecoming or Family Weekend may not apply for a position. However, regular Bon Appetit workers with weekly shifts are permitted to apply and may be accommodated, so long as any time conflicts are clearly outlined in the appropriate section below. If you have any questions, please contact Nisha Grewal ’17, Avva Saniee ’17, Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19 at aprinterns[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 5 at 5 PM

Theory Certificate Presents: Capitalism and Planetary Crisis

theory_0929_moore_emailFrom Professor Matthew Garrett:

The rise of capitalism after 1450 marked a turning point in the history of humanity’s relation with the rest of nature. It was greater than any watershed since the rise of agriculture and the first cities. In relational terms, it was even greater than the rise of the steam engine. This history has assumed new salience in an era of runaway global warming and the Anthropocene narrative, which purports to explain the origins and prime movers behind such deepening planetary instability. In this talk, environmental historian Jason W. Moore explains why and how the early modern origins of capitalism, understood as a world-ecology of power, capital, and nature, have shaped the crises of the twenty-first century. Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory.

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Downey 113

Interactive Media Workshop w/ Cardinal Pictures and Eko!

Emily Feher ’17 writes in:

Do you like digital storytelling?? Do you like $$$???

Eko is pioneering a new form of media in which video responds to a person’s actions and interests in real time. Come to this interactive media workshop to learn to tell stories that can adapt in a multitude of directions using Eko’s patented technology, meet the people you’ll need on your team to make winning interactive content, and explore marketing and distribution strategies to help you launch your career.

Workshop attendees will be eligible to enter a treatment contest that Eko will be hosting on the Wesleyan campus, with a $500 CASH PRIZE for the winner and the opportunity to produce their project! It is preferred if the story has the ability to be serialized.

To see what kinds of projects Eko is looking for and how their technology works go to their website.

Date: Monday, September 26 (tomorrow!)
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Weshop’s “Secret Menu” goes online

It’s not news to me that Weshop has a special-order catalog. Now that I’m in my senior year, I’ve had some time to hear stories of people ordering from the catalog to economize points by buying in bulk, or to buy brands that Weshop doesn’t stock in-store. I first heard about Weshop bulk ordering in 2015 from Wesleying-er kg, who not only knew the ins and outs of the process… but also found out how to bulk order DivaCups. From Weshop.

But back then, ordering from the catalog wasn’t especially convenient — or well-advertised. Those in the know could venture to the back of the store, where they could look at a catalog in the office and place orders. But, this meant you had to go out of your way just to see the catalog options, and you had to know it was there.

That’s why this year is an exciting time — for the first time in Weshop history, students can access the catalog and place orders online.

Register for Sinai Scholars – Earn $350!

charlton_heston_in_the_ten_commandments_film_trailerFrom Jared Fineberg ’17:

Sinai Scholars is a class on Jewish identity and core Jewish ideas offered by Rabbi Levi and Chabad at Wesleyan. The class consists of one 90-minute class per week for 7 weeks, as well as a Shabbat dinner at the Rabbi’s house and an off-campus field trip. Sinai Scholars is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to learn about three thousand years of beautiful tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax! Completion of the class will earn you a $350 stipend. Registration link below.
http://www.sinaischolars.com/index.html?task=location&lid=11565

Date: Thursday, September 22 to Wednesday, September 28
Time12 AM on September 22 to 12 AM on September 28
PlaceClass will meet in Allbritton 113
Cost: Complete the class and you earn $350

Apply to Be an OCS Van Driver!

ocs_anchor_l2From the Office of Community Service:

The Office of Community Service (OCS) is hiring van drivers!! To be a driver, you must be 20+ years old and have a valid U.S. driver’s license for at least two years. This position is open to work-study and non-work study students.

Read more here or apply directly to Ying-Fei Chen by sending an email to yfchen[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Deadline: ASAP

Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) Organizational Meeting

35k78yqFrom Wesleyan Women in Science:

Join WesWIS for our first event of the year! Learn about who we are and what we do, hear about the events we have planned for this semester, and eat PIZZA with some fantastic women in the sciences! We’d also love to hear all of your ideas for new activities to plan this year. People of all majors and genders welcome. We will also be looking for a couple of new steering committee members– if you want to get involved with WesWIS and event planning, now is your chance! The current members will go over how to apply at the meeting. If you plan on coming, please send an email RSVP to msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Tuesday, September 27
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (Exley 184)
Cost: Free (plus free pizza!)

Film Series: Le Havre

2011. France/Finland. Dir: Aki Kaurismäki. With André Wilms. 93 min. 35mm print



In this urban fairytale, a failed author takes under his wing a young illegal immigrant from Africa. With European xenophobia at its peak, Kaurismäki – a kind of droll Finnish precursor to Wes Anderson – applies a deadpan humor and pictorial compositions to inject a dose of optimism into a dilapidated world of lovable outcasts and deadbeats.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Library Workshops for Senior Thesis and Essay Writers

From Olin Library:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/26, Tuesday 9/27, Wednesday 9/28, and Thursday 9/29 at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Date: Monday, September 26 to Thursday, September 29
Time: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM every day
Place: Olin Library, Reference Desk