From Lizzie “Shack Attack”/”Lizzie McGuire” Shackney ’17:
All student group leaders and aspiring student group leaders: Come to this year’s Student Group Leadership Summit this Tuesday, March 4th, at 7 pm in Usdan 108. It’s a great chance to hear what all of Wesleyan’s 277 registered student groups have been up to, and to talk about what’s been going well, not so well, the future of your group, or any issues you may want to bring up. Members of the WSA will be there to remind you of how the WSA can be a resource to you.
There will most def be cookies, coffee, and cross-group collaboration. Bring a younger member from your group because we’re all about ensuring the continuity of student groups.
Date: Tuesday, March 4th
Place: Usdan 108
From SALD Leadership Intern Jordan Gaynes ’14:
Join us for a conversation on positive activism in our community. How can we effectively motivate change? What challenges do we face as movers and shakers, and how can we encourage others to join the cause? Come share your thoughts and learn from the experiences of other student leaders!
Date: Tomorrow, February 21st
Place: Allbritton Room 004
From SALD Leadership Intern Jordan Gaynes ’14:
Join Joanne Rafferty, Associate Director of the Usdan Center, and facilitator for the World of Difference Institute, an Anti-Defamation League initiative. Learn about Joanne’s involvement, and participate in an exercise exploring how hate can escalate in society. We will discuss and think critically about ethnic, racial and religious bias, discrimination, and violence.
Lunch will be provided!
Date: Friday, February 7th
Place: Usdan Room B25
From Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:
Presented by: Dr. Jack Leonard, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts Boston
America has a long tradition of entrepreneurism, which is admired around the world. The entrepreneurial leadership style is central to our American democratic image as the land of opportunity. And in K-12 schooling, hardly a day goes by without an appeal for entrepreneurial leaders who can “think outside the box.” However, there is also widespread skepticism about entrepreneurism in education, which often implies larger-than-life leaders who are willing to take questionable risks in a fiercely competitive market – hardly the ideal environment for children.
From the incredible Makaela Kingsley in the PCSE:
Our friends at Ashoka Youth Venture are offering free tickets for Wesleyan students who would like to attend their “Be A Changemaker Bootcamp” on Saturday, February 8, 10am-4pm at Boston University. Interested? Read the details below then email Makaela in the Patricelli Center at mjkingsley(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to reserve your ticket today!
Do you see a social problem in your community and wish to take action to address it? Join us on Saturday February 8 for a changemaking experience you won’t forget! The Youth Venture Be A Changemaker Bootcamp will bring youth from across the Boston area together to participate in a day-long bootcamp focused on social venture creation and the development of changemaker skills that can be applied toward civic contributions and a career that impacts the lives of others in meaningful ways.
From Elisa Cardona and the nifty Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development:
Have you always wanted to make a difference in the Wesleyan Community?
Now is your chance! The Office of New Student Orientation is looking for 4 eager and excited orientation summer interns and 30 equally excited and vibrant fall Orientation Leaders.
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is gearing up for spring semester, and PCSE Director Makaela Kingsley wants to get the word out about some opportunities for current students:
Patricelli Center Seed Grants and Davis Projects for Peace Prize
Applications due Sunday, January 26
Do you have an idea for a project, program, or venture that could make the world better? Do you want $5,000 or $10,000 to get started or grow your idea? Apply now! Details, eligibility, and application instructions are here.
From Elisa Cardona and the totally rad people of SALD:
Want to get your spring semester started off right? Come to any of the following “Re-Orientation” events! If you attend at least 7 programs and turn in your stamped “passport” to the SALD office by February 12, 2014, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win an iPad! Passports can be picked up from Dean Brown’s office, ResLife, or the SALD/NSO office in Usdan.
Read after the jump to see all of the events (there’s quite a lot of them).
For those of you who Wesleying’d last year and saw our 2012 Year in Review post, brace yourselves: the 2013 Wesleying Year in Review is here. So, how does our Buzzfeed-esque list of all things Wesleyan work? In here, you’ll find the top ten biggest moments to hit campus during the 2013 year, along with a bunch of honorable mentions. For each point, we provide numerous links to Wesleying articles so you can become schooled if you missed anything during the year.
The big takeaway from this post is to remember that these issues are forever ongoing; just because something happened at the beginning of 2013 doesn’t make it any less important now that 2014 is upon us. We have a ton of bizarre, interesting, obnoxious, awesome, and freaky things happen on this campus, and it’s crucial to keep the institutional memory alive.
My usual disclaimer: Obviously, I didn’t get to everything. So instead of leaving us a snarky comment saying that we’re a bunch of Internet-addicted hillbillies, feel free to leave your other big Wesleyan moments in the comments section.
In addition, these events are in no particular order of importance, severity, seriousness, or enormity. The order is seriously random.
Read after the jump to see what Wes events made the list!
Yes, I know, we all feel really fucking old.
Breaking news: Some of the youngsters of the class of 2018 (yes, meaning most of them were born in 1996) have been accepted to Wes through Early Decision, and they are now officially part of the Wesleyan community. Holla at all the prefrosh who are reading this post, and welcome to the Bestleyan.
Oh the little ED applicants.
As usual, however, no one really cares about the actual members of the class; we’re all in it for the WesAdmits 2018 page (which does in fact exist already!). Prefrosh who are reading this: Save yourself some awkwardness when you get to campus and know your WesAdmits etiquette.
- About 70% of the upperclassmen on WesAdmits are totally trolling the shit out of you. When they say really random things things like, “All Wesleyan dorms are being equipped with froyo machines next year!”, they’re expecting you to be gullible. Last year one of my friends convinced an entire group of freshmen that Summerfields was getting a Starbucks express line.
- Don’t talk about all the other colleges you were going to apply to. You got into Wesleyan ED; those other colleges don’t mean anything now. Stop trying to impress everyone with how you were going to apply to Brown ED but didn’t because you were too authentic for that Ivy League life.
- Don’t post pictures of you holding your acceptance letter on WesAdmits. Some weird upperclassmen will turn it into their Facebook cover photo. Plus it just looks awkward.
- Do NOT for the love of all that is Wesleyan friend request everyone in the WesAdmits Facebook group. It’s been two years since I got into Wesleyan, and to this day, every time my friends and I see the kid from my class year who friended 350+ Wes ED classmates back in December 2011, someone yells, “That’s the dude who friended all the people on WesAdmits!”