Full disclosure: This Wesleying writer also happens to be one of the hosts of this event, so that’s that.
From Alex Cantrell ’14 and Katya Sapozhnina ’16:
After a semester dissecting what it means to be an entrepreneur and developing our entrepreneurial skills, the student forum “Out of Theory, Into Practice: Entrepreneurship Studies 101” invites you to come to our final class and pitch fest to see what we’ve been cooking up.
Students will present their ideas to a panel of judges and will receive feedback shark-tank style. Let them awe you with their creativity and ambition, and come take part in the growing entrepreneurial community here at Wesleyan.
We hope to see you there! There will be light snacks and delicious mate tea.
What: Entrepreneurship Studies 101 final pitch fest
Where: Allbritton 113
When: 7pm sharp
WSDR invites all members of the campus community to join us for this open meeting. What does WSDR do? How can you be involved in making this campus more accepting and accessible? What does ‘disability’ actually mean, anyway?All these questions and more will be answered. Additionally, we invite comments and suggestions from the community about what WSDR’s next projects might be, focusing on accessibility and attitudes towards disability at Wes and in the wider world.
Date: TODAY Thursday, May 1st
Place: Allbritton 113
Hot off the press from Faisal Kirdar ’14:
In case you haven’t noticed, Headspace is out and about!
For those unfamiliar, Headspace is an NS&B
sponsored student publication created by the MINDS
foundation. It examines all topics related to the mind and brain, featuring art, science writing, creative fiction and nonfiction, and more!
Come by Usdan from 12-2 tomorrow for what is likely your last chance to pick one up!
What: Headspace handouts
Where: The tables in Usdan
Join WSDR and ResLife for a screening of film clips depicting disability rights activism throughout history and a discussion of these actions and activists. Dinner will be provided.
Date: TODAY Monday, April 28th
Place: Butt A Lounge
From Sarah Kalish ’14:
Curious how disability studies relates to other majors offered at Wes? Come to a panel discussion of senior theses/essays!
Although currently Disability Studies is only a course cluster here at Wes, there are many interdisciplinary applications of this field. There will be presentations by six seniors on the research they have been doing this year in a variety of departments. Presenters include: Lizzy Clayton ’14 (COL), Stratton Coffman ’14 (Science in Society), Jenna Doctoroff ’14 (Sociology), Emma MacLean ’14 (Theatre), Natalie Sacks ’14 (Theatre), and Kayla Stoler ’14 (CSS).
AND there will be snacks.
Date: TODAY Thursday, April 24th
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Place: PAC 002
This just in from Sarah Kalish ’14:
Join students from Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights, Active Minds, and the Peer Health Advocates for a conversation about disability/ability, health, and wellness at Wesleyan. Feel free to bring any questions you may have relating to any aspect of campus life or transitioning to college. We invite anyone interested in discussing these issues as well as learning about disability and health activism on campus to join!
Date: Today, Thursday April 17th
Place: 41 Wyllys, Rooms 115 and 113
This just in, a way to help yourself and everyone else:
There was already an all-campus email sent out about the new Mental Health Support Group, but we want to make sure everyone hears about this opportunity. Brought to you by WESupport and Counseling and Psychological Services, this support group will meet on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:15PM in the Solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. If you are struggling with everyday life at Wesleyan for any reasons relating to your mental health, whether you feel lonely, sad, anxious, or anything else of that nature, you should join us. This group is open to all Wesleyan students and is facilitated by trained students who will participate right along with you!
At our first meeting, next Wednesday on April 2nd, we will set the ground rules for all future meetings. The support group will maintain a policy of strict confidentiality, in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for our members.
If you are interested in joining us, email us at WESupport (at) wesleyan (dot) edu.
Hope to see you there!”
What: First meeting for the Mental Health Support Group
Date: Today, Wednesday the 2nd
Where: The Solarium on the 2nd Floor of the Davidson Health Center
As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning
, Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights will be holding a vigil Saturday, March 1, 2014 to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by their families and caretakers. These deaths often go unnoticed and unmourned with some even going so far as to say that it was mercy killing or for the better. The Autism Self Advocacy Network
organized this vigil and we will be one of many satellite locations. The vigil will take place in the Usdan courtyard or inside Usdan (Usdan 136) if the weather is too cold. Please join us in mourning the lives that have been cut too short and support those still trying to live.
Start Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Start Time: 7pm
Place: Either Usdan Courtyard or Usdan 136 (if the weather is too cold)