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Wesleyan Thinks BIG: Fall 2016

wtb-black-2016Catherine Wulff ’18 writes in:

Wesleyan Thinks BIG is a TED-talk style event where Wesleyan’s beloved professors and administrators are asked to speak for about 10 minutes on an experience, a personal passion, an existential question, etc. It’s a way to bring the community together outside of the classroom and think BIG!

Our speakers for Fall 2016:

  • Iris Bork-GoldField (GRST): “Thank you for Smoking. The Unintended Consequences of Lucky Strikes”
  • Danielle Vogel (ENGL): “Narrative & Nest”
  • Renee Thornton-Johnson (Dean C/O 2018): “How to Excel in College By Cultivating Membership in A Community of Practice”
  • Khalil Johnson (AFAM): “Settler Colonial Blues: Musings from the Margins of Black and Indigenous History

Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

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: