Mindfulness@Wesleyan–Apply now for workshop series


Based on the positive student feedback last year, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is going to continue this initiative.

This “Wesleyanized” MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) class  is a 6 week class that focuses on various techniques of mindfulness practice and spiritual awareness. The goal is to give students a spiritual toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. Students will gain an understanding of the roles these practices can play in leading a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

The first class will start on 1/27 and continue for 5 Mondays from 6-8pm. You can find more info and apply at:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/orsl/jewish/PMW.html

Grants and Workshop Opportunities at the Patricelli Center and elsewhere: Deadlines Soon!!

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Competition – application deadline January 26 – http://www.wesleyan.edu/patricelli/grants/seedgrantinfo.html

Three $5,000 grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture.   

Davis Projects for Peace – application deadline January 26 –http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/peace/index.html

thumbnailCADLW1ZF$10,000 grants for grassroots summer projects anywhere in the world which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  A wide variety of project types will qualify, including many which do not directly focus on conflict resolution or promotion of peace. 

Digital Wesleyan Startup 101 Workshop Series – apply by February 1 –http://engageduniversity.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/01/13/digital-wesleyan-startup-101-free-workshop-series-saturdays-starting-215-apply-now/

A free six-session course held on campus Saturdays 10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. starting February 15. The curriculum includes introductions to computer science and application design, alumni in the startup industry, and startup business basics. Participants will be considered for ten Digital Wesleyan Internships in New York and San Francisco during summer 2014. 

If students have any questions about any of these opportunities, they should feel free to contact Makaela Kingsley (mjkingsley@wesleyan.edu)

Free Movie Day at Metro Movies! January 22

thumbnailCAZKOFM3Free Metro Movies Day for First-Year Students!

Wednesday, January 22

11:30 a.m. first to final showing at 9:30 p.m.

Show your 2017 Wes I.D. at the ticket counter

As a special welcome back program, Students Affiars, the 2017 Class Council and the University Center Activities Board (UCAB) have arranged for first-year students to see a free movie (or more!) on January 22.  Students need to show their 2017 I.D. at the ticket counter to gain free admission to the movie/s of their choice.

All student ResLife Staff also will be allowed free admission on January 22.  Staff members need to show their I.D. so they can be checked off a list that will be provided to Metro Movies.