From the LoCo:
Here’s the link to sign up for local co-ops, including produce, dairy, eggs, bread, and more!
Please fill out the survey by 6 PM on Sunday, September 13th. The deadline to fill out this form has been ~EXTENDED~ to 6 p.m. Monday (September 14).
If you have any questions, email us at wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com.
Sign-up deadline: Monday, September 14 at 6 PM
Also, swipe day is Thursday, September 17 from 3:30 – 8:30 in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor Usdan), which is mandatory. So make sure you’re free for that.
From Associate Dean of Students Scott Backer:
After a very successful pilot, the Student Affairs leadership series Leadership @ Wes will be running a session during the winter break from January 12th through January 16th.
This five session series will focus on helping students identify their own leadership styles and building skills to apply their knowledge in relevant situations that are applicable in both Wesleyan specific environments and beyond.
The sessions will focus on a particular topic, including equity and inclusion, sexual violence prevention, and alcohol and other drugs.
Each session is two hours and will be followed by lunch that will be provided to all participants.
Space will be limited and statements of intention are due before December 1, 2014. The statement of intention form can be found here.
Deadline for statements of intention: this Monday, December 1
Winter session dates: January 12-16
From the one and only, most extraordinary Amy Zhang ’15
Hello budding authors! A reminder that Stethoscope Press book proposals are due Tuesday, September 23 at midnight. For the
application instructions, please see previous post: here
A few FAQ:
Q: Can I submit more than one book proposal?
Q: I have so many ideas for my book. What kind of details should I
include in the proposal?
A: You should develop one idea thoroughly but mention other
possibilities. We don’t expect a completely unified, coherent idea
right now. So just give us a good understanding of what’s going on in
your mind in terms of themes to explore, style, etc. Do what you want
to do, not what you think we’ll like.
Direct any more questions to Amy Zhang (email@example.com) and Kate Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Due date: Tuesday 9/23 at midnight!
From Angus McLean ’16:
Are you interested in corporate, social, environmental, or governance issues? The balance of moral values with fiscal stability? Apply to get experience and hands-on involvement as a student representative of the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR).
The CIR is a student, faculty, staff, and alumni committee that has the power to engage in shareholder advocacy on behalf of the University. This includes activities such as proxy voting, advising the University on community investment, pushing for endowment transparency, and filing shareholder resolutions.
The CIR’s recent work and charter can be viewed on our website. Members’ duties include attending bimonthly to weekly meetings, and independent responsibilities, such researching banks and institutions, researching background on shareholder resolutions, and drafting resolutions to bring to the Board of Trustees. Please visit the website and familiarize yourself with what we do before applying.
To apply, submit one to two paragraphs, explaining why you’d like to be on the committee and what relevant skills you have, to xli03[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Sunday, September 28th midnight. Top candidates will be contacted for interview.
Duedate: Sunday, September 28th
If you’ve missed your favorite late-night Espwesso barista, you’ll be happy to hear that he’s now making waves as a Venture for America Fellow in downtown Las Vegas. Since the final VFA deadline (Monday, March 24th) is approaching rapidly, Jacob Eichengreen ’13 agreed to an interview about his post-graduation experiences, and the takeaway is honest and encouraging: “Life after graduation is uncomfortable,” but there’s great personal and professional growth to be found in taking risks and embracing discomfort.
For more information on risk-taking and growth with VFA, contact Jacob at jacob.eichengreen[at]gmail[dot]com or the campus ambassador at scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
What sparked your interest in VFA and what led you to choose the fellowship over other options you had during your senior year?
I chose VFA early on. I did the second Selection Day and it was one of those things where the more I went through the process, the more I started focusing on VFA and the less I was focusing on everything else. Lauren Gill actually gave me a cold call at some point senior year and I was a huge jerk and hung up on her. She then emailed me and said that Josh Levine ’12 had put my name down as someone who would find the program interesting. We ended up having a good conversation and I said okay, I really respect Josh, let’s just see what happens.
Oh yes, Jack Spira ’16, tell me about your fiction. I want the fiction:
et al.: URGE is currently taking submissions for our spring publication! Like, shit’s gonna get real. If you want to submit, first, tell all of your friends about it; we want this to be contagious. Then, attach your story in an email to etalsubmissions(at)gmail(dot)com. We’ll take fiction, dramatic writing, and comic books. It should be related to the theme, URGE, but just make sure to submit. If it’s good, it’ll be in there.
We’re taking submissions throughout the Winter Break, so make sure to spend all that extra time writing as much as you can! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Seriously, if you don’t submit, when you see the magazine in May, you will regret it. There’s not a joy in the world like seeing and idea you constructed turned into something material, and knowing hundreds of people will read it.
Deadline: January 15th, 2014
Facebook event? Facebook event.
From Olivia Alperstein ’14:
Ever wanted to be a published author? Now is your chance! Metis, the undergraduate journal of classical studies at Wesleyan, is now accepting submissions!
Submit any essays, translations, compositions, photographs, or art in 2-D form that is related to classical studies to wesleyanmetis(at)gmail(dot)com.
Deadline: February 28th, 2014
OSTRANENIE 6.1, a campus publication, is now considering submissions through October 17th. The magazine accepts ANYTHING CAPABLE OF 2-D REPRESENTATION, including but not limited to:
-DOCUMENTATION OF 3-D WORK
Send your work to SAMIZDATPRESS@GMAIL.COM or WESBOX 92156.