Category Archives: Events

EcoFacilitators Is Hiring! (and info session!)

captureFrom Emily Murphy ’18:

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking frosh and sophomores to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2017-2018 school year! The EcoFacilitators are a group of about 15 students who work closely with freshman dorms to promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly lifestyles on campus within the context of global climate change and social inequality.

In Spring 2017, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum focused on strategies for encouraging sustainable behaviors. Throughout the fall and spring of the 2017-2018 school year, EFs will be paid to apply their ideas through these strategies in dorms, and work with RAs to account for unequal access to resources while promoting sustainable living. Working as an EcoFacilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and take part in building a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive campus community.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 21st and are on Wesleyan’s Office of Sustainability website. There will also be an info session on Monday Nov 14th in Usdan 108 at 12:15 pm. More information, including an FAQ is available at bit.ly/EFs2017. Please email ecofacilitators[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions!

Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 12:15-1 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Wesleyan Student Visual Art Showcase and Concert

ueootsgCome support Wesleyan’s Visual Artists:

From November 10 – November 23, original prints, drawings and oil paintings by Wesleyan visual artists will be on display at The Buttonwood Tree, Main St’s non-profit performing arts and cultural center.

To kick off the gallery show, The Buttonwood Tree will also sponsor an evening of performances by Wesleyan musicians on Thursday November 10 at 8:30 pm.

Date: Thursday, November 10 to Wednesday, November 23
Time: 8:30-10:30PM
Place: The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center

(More info after the jump) 

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: