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41 Wyllys to Be Renamed Booger—Er, Boger—Hall

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For those of you who are confused (and don’t spend a ton of time on Twitter or email), here’s what’s up: For the past several years, we’ve been attending classes in 41 Wyllys, which older alumni reading this probably remember as the former squash courts building. For whatever reason, it took almost half a decade to name this piece of real estate, but as of May 2016, that’s about to change.

Today, President Michael Roth announced that 41 Wyllys is to be renamed Boger Hall after Joshua Boger ’73, who has served as the chair of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees since 2009. Student and alumni reaction has already been mixed, with lots of comments about boogers, Boger’s interactions with students during the need-blind protests, Boger being a pharmaceutical magnate, and the fact that Boger chaired a fundraising event with Bill Cosby in 2010 (#womp).

Only time will tell if this re-naming will be as controversial as that of Bennet Hall (renamed after Douglas Bennet ’59, the dude who was in office before Roth and incredibly disliked, apparently), but for now, congrats to Bogus—I MEAN BOGER.

Anyways, you can read Roth’s email after the jump.

A Hallway Play

Hallway Play

Oh man. Cameron Couch ’13 wrote a play and it’s fucking weird. Here’s why you should come see it!

Does the name Cheryl resonate with you, perhaps make you happy? What about discussions about sex with old men? Gongs? Whatever your response (remember that Wesleyan is a judgement-free zone), come check out A Hallway Play, an experimental piece about miscommunication and the ubiquity of life’s mishaps. Yes, it does partially take place in a hallway. Yes, it will be awesome.

Starring:
Sarah Burkett ’14
Megan Cash ’14
Lu Corporan ’13
Sandy Durosier ’13
Justin Greene ’16
Laura Hess ’16
Marianna Ilagan ’15
Leah Khambata ’14
Ross Levin ’15
Afi Tettey-Fio ’13

Make the World Your Workplace: Discussion Tomorrow

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Alexandra De la Cruz ’16 has a message for all potential world-travelers, resume-builders, and snack-eaters:

Interested in traveling, working, or doing an internship anywhere in the world? Learn how to Make the World your Workplace in this discussion hosted by the Wesleyan Career Center and the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) Student Advisory Group. Plus, there will be light refreshments!

Date: Wednesday,  3/27/13 (tomorrow)
Time: 5-6 PM
Place: Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys

Audition for “A Hallway Play”

Cameron Couch ’13 has inexplicably found time to direct a play:

Want to get involved in theater without a huge time commitment? Audition for “A Hallway Play,” an experimental performance piece going up in 41 Wyllys/SQU on April 5th and 6th. A work-in-progress, this play explores themes of miscommunication and interpersonal relationships. Each character will perform a 5-7 minute monologue/dialogue. No need to prepare anything, we’ll have some parts for you to read. And if you have a monologue of your own, feel free to throw it at us.

Note: Auditions will not take the entire time period. Feel free to drop in whenever you have ~15 minutes.

Dates: Today, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113
Cost: Free

Career Center Showdown, Part Two: Sharon Beldon Castonguay Talks About Your Future

The Career Center’s seeking a new director. In a three-part series, we’re reporting from the front lines.

Not pictured:  Sharon Beldon Castonguay, careers

Not pictured: Sharon Beldon Castonguay, careers

“You don’t have to have a long-term career goal, you just have to do something,” began Sharon Beldon Castonguay in her presentation last night at 41 Wyllys.  Castonguay, director of the Baruch College Graduate Career Management Center,  is the second of three applicants considered for the position of Career Center Director. If hired, she would replace Michael Sciola, who left Wesleyan in 2012 to become associate vice president for advancement and director of career services at Colgate University.

Castonguay believes that the era of “safe career paths” are over and that college students might just have to learn how to accept a not-so-perfect job fresh out of college. (Only 64% of law school grads are practicing law nine months after graduation, according to Castonguay.) According to Castonguay, a less than ideal job after graduation will not derail your career path, and the best thing for college students (that’s us) to do is be flexible. If you are going to reach the top, you might just have to start at the bottom. “Does this mean that I might have to work a crappy job right out of college?” asks college student.  Castonguay argues, no—as long as you’re cool with waiting out on that job at Goldman Sachs for a lil’ while.

Castonguay hopes to bring opportunities to Wes students that will expose them to people and experiences that will benefit them on their future career paths, whatever those may be.

Want to check out the last applicant? Stop by 41 Wyllys, Room 112, tonight at 7 p.m.

Career Center Showdown: Steve Koppi Believes in the Liberal Arts

The Career Center’s seeking a new director. In a three-part series, we’re reporting from the front lines.

Steve Koppi, the first of three applicants for the position of Wesleyan’s Career Center Director, spoke to a small group of inquisitive Wes students and faculty last night in 41 Wyllys. Koppi is the former director of both Mount Holyoke College and Gallaudet University’s Career Centers. If hired, he would replace Michael Sciola, who left Wesleyan in 2012 to become associate vice president for advancement and director of career services at Colgate University.

Koppi spoke eagerly on the benefits of the liberal arts education we’re all so happily receiving. Koppi argued that our generation’s employers are placing more and more emphasis on essential skills that the liberal arts education offers—including writing, reasoning and social/interpersonal skills. It is these skills that Koppi hopes to draw on if he were to be given the opportunity to get us some jobs (and oh, how we need them).

Volunteer Info Meeting for Bone Marrow Drive

Kirby Sokolow ’14 sends in this plea:

Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry next Friday, December 7th and is in need of volunteers! We will be holding an informational meeting on volunteering: Tuesday, December 4th at 7:15 pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 112.

Every year 10,000 patients need a marrow transplant using blood stem cells from a caring stranger. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow ’14 atasokolow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

Happening Now: Redeveloping Our Brownfields: An Open Forum for Education and Discussion

From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:

Brownfields are sites recognized by the state or federal government as contaminated by toxins. More than three exist within the limits of Middletown, including on Long Lane Farm, and both Beckham Hall and 41 Wyllys are remediated brownfield sites.

Join members of Professor Lori Gruen’s “Justice and the Environment” for an educational discussion regarding Middletown-area brownfields and how we can get involved in their remediation and redevelopment. Light Refreshments will be served!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 2pm-3pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Olson Commons
Facebook Event: Link.

Writing Certificate Information Session

From Russell House (18)’28:

Interested in the Writing Certificate?

Please come to our information session: Friday, Nov. 2, 12pm-1pm, 41 Wyllys.

Professor Anne Greene, Writing Certificate Coordinator, and Kate Thorpe, Teagle Fellow in the Writing Programs, as well as current students working towards the certificate will provide helpful information about the certificate program and answer any questions you may have.

Mondo Pizza will be served.

Please contact Kate Thorpe, kthorpe(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, or Professor Greene, agreene(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, if you have questions.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 12pm-1:0pm
Place:  41 Wyllys room 114
Cost: We pay you in pizza nomnomnom

Eye to Eye Training

Ariel Jacobson ’15 is eyeing you for Eye to Eye and, eye, there will be pizza. Eye would go if eye were you.

Do you have ADHD or a Learning Disability (Dyslexia, processing disorders, etc)? Then join Eye to Eye! Our training is this Wednesday, October 17th at 3:00 in 41 Wyllys Room 113. There will be so much pizza you won’t believe your eyes (to eyes). COME COME COME!

Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that pairs kids with ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia with college students who have been similarly labeled. Using an arts-based curriculum, Eye to Eye mentors help their mentees understand what it means to be a different thinker: to value their own unique minds by building their self- esteem and giving them the skills to become self-advocates.

Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
Pizza: Yes.