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Apply to the Nonprofit Board Residency Program

Would you like to work in the nonprofit world after graduation?

During the 2015-2016 school year, Wesleyan students in the new Nonprofit Board Residency Program will gain special insight into the inner workings of  nonprofits by working closely with a local board of directors, that is, the group of elected or appointed volunteers who help govern and guide an organization.

Each student will attend board meetings, actively participate in a committee, and complete an independent project.  Participants will also meet on campus for group discussions on the nonprofit sector, Boards of Directors, reflections on their experiences, and more.

Students will receive .25 credits per semester and must be willing to commit to the entire academic year. Applications are due Tuesday, May 12.

Wesleyan Student Film Festival


From Ella Israeli ’17:

“Blood, sweat and tears meet camera and action!”

Come see a selection of student-made short films hosted by the Wesleyan Film Project. There will be snacks, comfortable seating and CINEMA. No tickets needed.

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: Exley 150
Cost: $0.00

Video Art: Final Screening

It’s not just video, it’s art! Come to the Digital Design Studio this Wednesday any time between 5 and 7 for some free snacks and cool art!! (Digital Design Studio? Where’s that, you ask?? The entrance is in the back of Davison Art Center, on the side of the parking lot.) There will be a continuous screening of the final projects for ARST480//Video Art. Did I mention FREE SNACKS??

Featuring work by:
Ben Velaise 18
Carlos Lopez Jr. ’16
Emily Wilson ’15
Grant Lounsbury ’17
Haenah Kwon ’17
Hannah Norman ’16
Heather Whittemore ’17
Jake Katofsky ’16
Shea Fitzpatrick ’18
Tristan Bass-Krueger ’15
Alison Lam ’17
Tiffany Liang ’17
Wyatt Krutsch ’18

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: Digital Design Studio
Cost: Free!

Writing Prize Winners Read at Russell House

Selected student winners of the Wesleyan writing awards will read from their work on Wednesday, May 6th in the Russell House.

The speakers will include:
Anna Strzempko 17, winner of the Boylan Award for an outstanding piece of journalistic work
Nora Canby 17 and Rebecca Michelson 15, co-winners of the Herbert Lee Connelly Prize for an outstanding piece of creative nonfiction
Madalena Henning 15 and Markeisha Hill 16, co-winners of the Sarah Hannah Prize for an outstanding poem
Rachel Kaly 17, winner of the Horgan Prize for an exceptional short story
Hea-Ream Lee 15, winner of the James L. McConaughy Prize for the best essay on a specialized subject, written for general readers
Amy Mattox 17 and Katherine Gibbel 15, co-winners of the Sophie Reed Prize for the best poem or group of poems
Quinn Frenzel 16, winner of the Wesleyan Fiction Award for an outstanding piece of fiction

This event is free an open to the public. Click here for more info or call 860-685-3448.

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: Russell House

WILD Wes Workdays!

From our friends at WILD Wes:



Join us for some post-brunch gardening as we spruce up the WestCo Courtyard. We’ll plant some pretty flowers & tasty treats and begin the process of sheet mulching, a staple of permaculture. Newcomers are always welcome; add us on OrgSync or email wildwesu@gmail to stay in touch.

We’ll also be collecting cardboard over the coming weeks, so if you’ve got any of that good biodegradable stuff to spare, feel free to drop it off during a workday!

Dates: Sunday, May 3 and Sunday, May 10
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Place: WestCo Courtyard

A Celebration of “Silent Sounds”

Celebrate the writing excellence of students in Middletown Public Schools, grades 6 through 12, and hear their winning submissions of essays, short stories, and poetry from the annual literary magazine “Silent Sounds.” Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Community and University Services for Education, and the Middletown Public Schools Cultural Council.

Date: Wednesday, May 5
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Free

Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care

CSS alumnus Jonathan Bush ’93 has seen the health care industry from all angles, first as an EMT and Army medic, then as a consultant, and now as one of the most successful social entrepreneurs in the industry. He believes that the health care field is broken, and he is using his Wesleyan education to fix it.

During this lunch, Jonathan will talk about his post-Wes journey and his current work as the co-founder, CEO, and President of athenahealth. Staff from athenahealth (including Derek Lukin ’13) will also be on site to talk about job and internship opportunities for Wesleyan students. Pizza will be served.

Register and read more about Jonathan here.

Date: Wednesday, May 6
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue

Ono’s Final Concert!

A special invitation from Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come see Ono perform in their final concert of the year! We’ll be singing lots of new songs as well as a few old favorites.

Date: Sunday, May 3
Time: 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Place: Olin Lobby

Cameraphone: An Exhibition of Mobile Photography

From Albert Tholen ’15:

Calling all photographers and visual artists—even if you haven’t thought of yourself as one until now! The Arts Collective is curating an exhibition of photos that rarely escape our screens into the material world.

All submissions must have been captured and processed, or created, on a mobile phone. Individual photos, as well as series, will be considered so submit as many or as few photographs as you’d like.

The exhibition will take place on the afternoon of May 10th in Eclectic and will be accompanied by music, refreshments, and millennial optimism.

Please send submissions and direct any questions to atholen@wes. Submission are due May 4th.