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Ford Fellowship Pre-Application Due Tomorrow

From the desk of Emma Mohney ’12:

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If you’re interested in being paid to help fellow students with their writing and develop yours in the process, don’t forget that the pre-application to work as a Writing Tutor is due this Friday, April 19th, at 5 p.m. The full application is due next Friday, April 26th, at 5 p.m.

Working as a writing tutor is impressive on a resume or a grad school application–if you’re planning to enter a field in which writing is important (that’s most fields, by the way!), having experience as a tutor will make you stand out. Tutoring is also really rewarding, and fun!

You can find more details about applying on our website, and if you have any questions please contact Ford Fellow Emma Mohney at writingworks@wes. We look forward to receiving your application!

Teagle Panel: What Is Writing Good For?

From Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe ’06 (via the Writing Workshop blog):

Come to Downey this Tuesday to hear Professors Stephanie Weiner (English)Jan Naegele (NS&B), and Peter Gottschalk (Religion) discuss how mastery of certain writing techniques can be important in jobs and internships beyond Wesleyan.

Alumni in any number of professions, from law to engineering to medicine, tell us how important the writing skills they learned at Wesleyan have been as they’ve advanced in their careers. But just how can your paper on the symbolic resonance of garbage in Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend or your essay on how a Greek verb changed global Christianity help you excel in a professional career outside of academia?

This panel is part of a grant-funded initiative to support the teaching of writing at Wesleyan, and all three speakers have participated in a weekly faculty seminar to discuss strategies for teaching writing across the curriculum.

Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Place: Downey 113

WESU Concert: Boldy James, Gifted Higgz, Kill-F

Jesse “Morocco Mike” Brent ’13:

boldy james2WESU’s Spring Concert Series concludes on Friday, April 12th with:

  • Boldy James, a wildly inventive, cool-headed MC from Detroit. He’s due to release a new project with prolific producer The Alchemist later this year.
  • Gifted Higgz, an up-and-coming MC from RIGHT HERE IN MIDDLETOWN.
  • Kill-F, the mysterious controversy whose music was too hot for the Internet. Read about (and listen to) his EP here.

This event is on Facebook, but it’s also outdoors in real life. And it’s free. And open to all.

We hope — WE SUpplicate — to see you there.

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 9 – 11pm
Place: WestCo Courtyard (rain: WestCo Café), 18 Foss Hill Drive
Free: AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Info Session: Dwight Greene Internship for Diversity and Community Engagement

From Christian Hosam ’15:

social-justiceDo you have a commitment to social justice and anti-oppression? Are you interested in aiding in the institutional memory of the university? Then apply to be the Dwight Greene Intern for the 2013-2014 school year! We are holding an information session today at 6:30 p.m., at 41 Wyllys, Room 114. If you have any questions, please forward them to Dean Renee Johnson-Thornton at rjohnson01@wes or Christian Hosam at chosam@wes.

What: Dwight Greene Internship Information Session
Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 114

Writing Certificate Info Session (and Lunch)

An appetizing message from Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12 over at the Writing Workshop Blog:

Considering Wesleyan’s exciting Writing Certificate? Come and learn about the Certificate at an information session and lunch this Friday, April 12th, from noon to 1 p.m. in Allbritton 311. Professor Anne Greene and current students pursuing the Writing Certificate will talk about the goals, opportunities, and logistics of the program, and how it can help you pursue your love of writing here at Wes! (If you’re not convinced yet, we’ll be serving Mondo pizza).

The Writing Certificate offers students from all majors a chance to practice writing in a range of forms. Courses approved for the Certificate include fiction-writing, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, translation, and nonfiction, including biography, science writing, journalism, and writing about academic subjects for non-specialists.

Questions? Contact Professor Anne Greene at agreene@wes or 860-685-3604.

What: Writing Certificate information session
Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Where: Allbritton 311
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#YOZO: Zammuto, Snowblink, The Japanese @ Eclectic

If you read our winter concert forecast (cloudy with a chance of Delicate Steve), you’ll recall the short bit we included about Zammuto:

Zammuto is the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Nick Zammuto of the generally inimitable Books, who called it quits a year ago. Zammuto features that same glitchy, wildly inventive cut-and-paste aesthetic, but more vocal-oriented and less emphasis on bizarre spoken word samples. (If you don’t know The Books, stop what you’re doing and watch this video.)

Guess what, homedrones? Winter’s over, and that means Zammuto is bringing his powers of freak experimental wizardry THIS SATURDAY to ECLECTIC for a FREE CONCERT that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Jesse “Skeevy on the Radio” Brent ’13 with the crucial deets:

Last Call to Apply for Wesleyan Writing Programs Fellowships

Another message — just in time! — from current/outgoing Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12:

RussellHouseCalling seniors from all majors!

If you are:

1. unsure of where you’ll be next year,
2. looking for work with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities,
3. hoping to get into graduate school in the future (or considering it), and
4. interested in contributing to the success of writing programs at Wesleyan,

then consider applying for Wesleyan’s prestigious post-graduate Writing Programs fellowships!

The application deadline for the two Writing Programs fellowships is right around the corner: Wednesday, March 27, at 4:30 pm. You can find specific information on the application process–it’s quite simple!–at the Ford Fellowship and the Shapiro/Russell sites. (N.B. for those interested in the Shapiro Center/Russell House Arts Fellowship: As the Arts Fellow position is being redefined, just apply to the Ford Fellowship and be sure to indicate your interest in the Arts Fellowship.)

WesMaps 2013-2014. Great.

Don’t get up. Not even the pic WesMaps sent in is excited for this announcement.

wesmaps_buttonWesleyan officially released its course catalog for the 2o13-2014 school year on WesMaps this weekend. But trust me: it’s not really worth reading through.

I mean, sure, look at it for a second, if you want. It’s got all the courses that the school will offer for the next two semesters. I guess it would come in handy if you’re trying to work out your schedule. But other than that, WesMaps isn’t anything to write home about.

For one thing, WesMaps lists Christina Marie Othon as teaching four sections of General Physics I at the same time, M.W.F. 11:00AM11:50AM. Really, Christina? Four classes at once? Good luck with that. (I give her a week.)

As if that weren’t embarrassing enough for WesMaps, you know when Priscilla Meyer’s Pushkin class is scheduled to meet? “TBA.” Well, I don’t know if that’s an actual time in Russia, but where I’m from, TBA stands for “to be announced.” Even worse? The class’s location: “TBA.” Thanks for your help, WesMaps. I’ll just assume this course occurs all across the spacetime continuum. (Maybe Christina can help me figure this one out. If she’s not too busy teaching every class ever simultaneously.)