From Teagle Fellow Kate Thorpe ’06 (via the Writing Workshop blog):
Come to Downey this Tuesday to hear Professors Stephanie Weiner (English), Jan Naegele (NS&B), and Peter Gottschalk (Religion) discuss how mastery of certain writing techniques can be important in jobs and internships beyond Wesleyan.
Alumni in any number of professions, from law to engineering to medicine, tell us how important the writing skills they learned at Wesleyan have been as they’ve advanced in their careers. But just how can your paper on the symbolic resonance of garbage in Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend or your essay on how a Greek verb changed global Christianity help you excel in a professional career outside of academia?
This panel is part of a grant-funded initiative to support the teaching of writing at Wesleyan, and all three speakers have participated in a weekly faculty seminar to discuss strategies for teaching writing across the curriculum.
Date: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Place: Downey 113
The Interfaith Justice League and ResLife present a panel discussion where Wesleyan’s Muslim chaplain Sister Marwa, Prof. Attiya Ahmad (Religion department) and Prof. Elvin Lim (Government department)
will respond to anonymous questions submitted by Wesleyan students, relating to Islam, Islamophobia and contrasting portrayals of Park51
in the American media.
The entire student body is invited to attend this important event. Please submit any relevant questions that you would like to ask the panel to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Nov 3. You can also fill out a “question card” at our table in Usdan during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you cannot attend you are still encouraged to submit any questions that you might have.
What: Islamophobia and Park51: The “Othering” of Muslims in America
When: Thur Nov 4, 4.30pm
Come hear what queer faculty and staff have to say about queer life at Wesleyan. We’ll be talking about the state of queer activism and social life on campus, queer studies, and a whole lot more!
Prof. Margot Weiss (AMST/ANTH)
Prof. Henry Abelove (AMST/ENGL)
Dean Mike Whaley
Class of 2011 Dean Noel Garrett
Provost Karen Anderson
Dessert will be served!
Sponsored by the April Awareness Month Planning Committee and SALD.
Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons Woodhead Lounge in Exley Science Center