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Rosh Hashanah

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Lila Levinson’18 writes in: 

Welcome in the Jewish new year with song, Torah, and apples and honey! Rosh Hashanah schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 2nd (Erev Rosh Hashanah)
6:00 pm – Services in the Davison Art Center Courtyard in the CFA (rain location Beckham Hall)
7:00 pm – dinner, DFC

Monday, October 3rd
9:30 am – Services, Beckham Hall
12 (or when Services end) – Lunch, Usdan 108/110
6 pm – Evening Services at Adath Israel in Middletown

Tuesday, October 4th
9 am – Services at Adath Israel in Middletown
7 pm – Dessert Party for a Sweet New Year, location TBD (check Facebook for event info!)

Friday, October 7th
4 pm – Tashlich (river walk and eco ritual), meet at the Bayit (157 Church)

Contact Lila Levinson llevinson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, Arielle Schwartz atschwartz[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, or Rabbi David dleipziger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Dates: Sunday, October 2 through Friday, October 7
Cost: points/meals

Apply for Thesis Writer Support Group

From the Writing Workshop:

Attention all thesis writers! This year, the Writing Workshop is looking into offering a new resource that would support YOU as you write your thesis, and help the process seem less isolating.

We want to gauge interest in monthly roundtable discussions at the DFC with a writing tutor and four other students to discuss thesis topics, practice your “elevator pitch,” ask questions of others who might be able to offer useful suggestions, and even just VENT about how things are going for you as you’re planning and writing.

The cost of lunch would be covered by the Writing Workshop, and the time commitment is only one lunch hour each month over the course of October, November, and December.

For those of you who might be interested, topics of Thesis Roundtables could include: Preparing for thesis presentations; how to talk about your thesis with your friends, professors, family, etc; “Does my research question make sense?”; what to do when your advisor doesn’t email you back; how to get the most out of thesis advisor meetings; how to make the most of the library resources; how to keep track of citations and sources; where to work if you don’t get a carrel; etc. If this sounds like an opportunity that you’d benefit from, please fill out the interest form here no later than October 3rd.

As long as there is sufficient interest, we’ll then group you with four other students so you can set up your October lunch date. We want to help you enjoy the thesis-writing process! Please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli or Interim Director of Academic Writing Meg Furniss Weisberg at writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Deadline: Monday, October 3

Apply to be on the Green Fund!

wesleyangreenfundFrom The Wesleyan Green Fund:

Looking for a way to get involved in sustainability on campus? Want to support others in making their environmentally friendly dreams a reality? The Wesleyan Green Fund is accepting applications for new members until October 3rd! Email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.

Apply here.

Application deadline: Monday, October 3rd

 

8 to 8 is up again!

8-to-8-telephoneA very important message:

8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!

Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!

The Writing Workshop is Officially Open for the Semester!

spongebob-essay-memeFrom Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:

Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.

But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.

If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through: