The former Turath House
It’s official: ResLife is looking to create new program houses. This happens every couple of years, for one administrative reason or another. In 2008, ResLife called for proposals for new houses, and in January of 2009, Music House and Farm House were approved. Calls for proposals also occurred in the Fall of 2012, which led to the creation of Art House.
Lizzie Shackney ’17, chair of the WSA Student Life Committee and co-chair of the Undergraduate Residential Life Committee (URLC) explains the general process:
Students or groups of students will fill out a proposal that includes a series of questions that we’ll all approve ahead of time. They also submit a list of 30 potential residents with contact information.
After that, URLC reviews the proposals, and students will have the opportunity to present their house ideas to the committee. We then deliberate and come to our decisions, which are informed by conversations with students and an understanding of the role that current program houses are playing on campus.
Additionally, current program houses will be given the opportunity to move to new locations. Program house proposals, for the most part, should be open to any potential residence and there’s no option to specify location.
Not that, in this process, completely new houses can be formed and existing houses can move to new spaces. The addresses being opened up for this round of proposals are 202 Washington Street (currently Recess House), Turath House (on Pearl St.), 34 Lawn Avenue (formerly Chinese House), and 230 Washington Street (currently Art House).
Jasmine Mack ’16 writes in:
The Christopher Brodigan Fund was established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awards will be made to graduating Wesleyan seniors (first priority) and recent Wesleyan graduates who plan to pursue public service or research (in that order of preference) on the African continent.
Students from any discipline are encouraged to submit applications proposing a public service or research project. Service projects should be carefully designed to provide some form of valuable assistance to people in Africa. Students may propose to provide service in educational institutions, development organizations, grassroots groups, or non-governmental organizations pursuing service work. Research projects will be supported especially if it is likely to provide concrete benefits to African society or to contribute to the student’s ability to serve African interests in some capacity.
Info Session Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: PAC 422
Click through for more information about the award / application process.
From Lauren Burke ’16, otherwise known as Lizard The Wizard:
ESQUE :: wtf is it???
Honestly, we don’t know. But we’re doing a show and we need YOU.
Last Spring, ESQUE took the form of a queer(ed) burlESQUE about desire and difference. This April, we’re doing it all again!
As a show/group/organization ESQUE is all about creating space on this campus for marginalized voices. We’re open to work in any form–poetry, visual art displays, performance art of all kinds, singing, dancing, short film, making strange noises on stage, head-shaving, sex ed demos and more! This is an explicitly political space for work you might not see room for anywhere else.
Want in as a performer or artist or production person!?! Fill out The Big ESQUE Form (link below!!!) by February 26th. Tell us what you want to do and we’ll help you make it happen.
Questions? Email Rémy Hatfield-Gardner (rhatfieldgar[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), José Luis Sánchez (jlsanchez[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), or Sarah
Application Deadline: Friday, February 26 at 11:59 PM
From the folks in the Wesleyan Student Assembly:
Do you wish to make an impact on the Wesleyan community? Are you interested in helping Wesleyan pursue its sustainability endeavors or improve its academic programs? Do you want to help student groups communicate with each other and encourage a lively campus atmosphere?
If so, consider joining the WSA! Right now, we have 4 open positions on the following committees:
- Academic Affairs Committee (1)
- Communications Committee (2)
- Environmental Sustainability Sub-Committee (part of Student Life Committee) (1)
For more information about the committees, please check out their descriptions on our website.
The deadline is Thursday, October 1st (that’s today!), by 5 pm.
~click through~ for information on how to apply and who you need to talk to if you have any questions.
From Dara Mysliwiec ’16:
Are you concerned with food waste on campus? Are you passionate about decomposition? Are you tired of the three-question format for interest posts?
Well worry no further, because as a COMPOSTING INTERN, you can be in charge of these things! There is a newly available position for a Residential Composting Intern. The job involves organizing individual student composting, decreasing food waste on campus, and helping organize composting awareness events. It involves ~5 (paid) hours of work per week (and is available to both work-study and non-work study students).
The position is for this semester, and starts as soon as possible! The only requirements are that you must be over 20 years old and carry a valid driver’s license, and you must have a passion for composting :)
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, or if you have any questions, email wesleyancompost[at]gmail[dot]com.
There’s no deadline, but apply sooner rather than later.
From Mira Klein ’17:
Are you interested in corporate, social, environmental, or governance issues? The balance of moral values with fiscal responsibility? Apply to the Committee for Investor Responsibility to become involved as a student representative!
The CIR, a student, faculty, staff, and alumni committee, was created to consider social and ethical issues with regards to the Wesleyan Endowment. The CIR engages in shareholder advocacy on behalf of the University and offers oversight to the investment decisions of the Board of Trustees. The CIR’s recent work and charter can be viewed on our website at cir.wsa.wesleyan.edu. Members’ duties include activities such as attending bimonthly to weekly meetings, independent research on issues of concern, as well as drafting shareholder resolutions. Most recently, the CIR has developed a proposal concerning the divestment of Wesleyan’s endowment from coal. This proposal can be found on the CIR website.
If you are interested in the CIR, please visit our website and familiarize yourself with what we do before applying. To apply, please submit one to two paragraphs explaining why you are interested in the committee and what relevant skills you would contribute to jhanway[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Wednesday, April 22th at midnight.
Top candidates will be contacted for an interview. We hope to hear from you soon!
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 22 (tomorrow!) at midnight
Student government wants you:
The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board, beginning in September 2015. Wesleyan University, like every academic community, maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic. The Honor Board is a peer-based judicial body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Honor Code.
The Board exists to provide fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases. The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values.
Please refer to the online Student Handbook for more information: http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/honorboard/honorcode.html
If you are interested in becoming a part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, complete the attached application and submit it to Lorna Scott at lscott[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or at North College 218.
Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 (TODAY)
Application Deadline: TODAY, 4 PM
Place: North College 218
THE APPLICATION IS HERE
From Melissa Leung ’16:
Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (May 21st-May 24th), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!
To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 10th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 14th.
There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 19th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or 860-685-2802.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 10 at 5 PM
Place: the web
From Savannah Whiting ‘GRAD:
Have you always dreamed of having your name on one of those colorful Writing Workshop posters? Want to get Wes Compliments on your brains, not (just) your body? If you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job next year, look no further. Apply to be a writing tutor!
The Writing Programs are currently hiring Writing Workshop Tutors, Course Tutors, and Writing Mentors for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $400 stipend and 1 course credit in English. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491/2, the Ford Teaching Seminar, a one-semester course that meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.
Pre-Application Deadline: Friday, April 17 at 5 PM
Full Application Deadline: Friday, April 24 by 5 PM
Place: the comfort of the web (i.e. the forms can be found here and here)
[click thru for more impt info]
From Veronica Birdsall ’15:
Are you gifted at prereg, a wiz at time management, and/or rife with organizational skills you want to share with the world?? Do you want move in early next semester and make mad bill$ on a flexible schedule?
Apply to be a Peer Advisor! You will have the opportunity to be an academic resource to other students while honing your own skills!
Rising juniors and seniors can apply to be full-year Academic Peer Advisors, and anyone can apply to be a Peer Advisor during New Student Orientation!
Both applications can be found HERE.
The application deadline is April 6th at 5pm. Email Dean Laura Patey at lpatey[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions!
Application Deadline: Monday, April 6 by 5 PM