“Continuing Conversations:” Talk and Dinner with Prof. Tony Hatch on “Carceral Technologies of Jim Crow” — Nov. 1

Professor Tony Hatch will facilitate a dinner workshop next Tuesday as part of our “Continuing Conversations” series.  This series follows the Class of 2020 Common Reading of The New Jim Crow, and is open to ALL STUDENTS.  Details below.  Please RSVP (link below) so that we can plan an appropriate amount of food.

Continuing Conversations

To sign up for this workshop, click here.

Metacognition/Learning Strategies Workshops–Jan. 29 and 30

There are fantastic academic workshops being offered on Wesleyan’s campus next Thursday and Friday. The first is for particular students while the second is open to everyone.

These workshops are designed to help students of all levels and abilities learn effective strategies for improving their academic work and grades. Please RSVP for one or both workshops by emailing CFCD@wesleyan.edu.

Workshop for Under-represented Minorities, Veterans, and First-generation College Students

Thursday, January 29, 2015       Time:   7:00-8:15 PM

Location:       41 Wyllys, Olson Commons (CRC lobby space)

Audience:      Under Represented Minorities, Veterans, and First-Gen college students

Title:              The Journey to Excellence

Description: Minority students in college often fail to reach their academic potential because of past experiences that have thwarted their motivation and drive to excel.  This interactive inspirational discussion presents the experiences of the speaker along her academic journey, which includes an award presented in the White House Oval Office.  Specific learning strategies are presented, and students are urged to commit to using the strategies to achieve their personal academic and career goals.

Please RSVP for workshop 3 (cfcd@wesleyan.edu)


Workshop for all undergraduate students

Friday, January 30, 2015          Time:   9:00-11:00 AM

Location:       Exley Science Center, Woodhead Lounge

Audience:      All Undergraduate Students

Title:               Metacognition:  The Key to Acing Courses!

Description:  All students who are admitted to college have the ability to ace their courses.  However, most students did not acquire effective learning strategies in high school, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This strategy usually yields poor results, with students earning grades much lower than their ability.  This interactive workshop will introduce students to cognitive science based learning strategies that help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning, resulting in A’s in their courses!

Please RSVP for breakfast (served at 8:30) and workshop 4 (cfcd@wesleyan.edu)

Stress Relief Practicum–App deadline Jan. 28


Stress Relief Practicum

Connect with others who are seeking healthy ways to handle stress.

Learn new skills and tools to manage stress and take care of yourself.  

Wednesdays beginning

February 4th –March 4th from 5-6PM

Meetings will follow an exploratory workshop format and participants will learn and practice different stress relief techniques each week.

Contact Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of Health Education

for more information or to sign up.

Reference “Stress Relief Practicum” in the subject line.

Sign up by Wednesday, January 28th.

Space is limited and on a first come basis.

Participants will be expected to attend all 5 sessions.

Wesleyan PossePlus Retreat

You Are Invited to Attend


Wesleyan PossePlus Retreat

 February 27 – March 1, 2015 | Incarnation Conference Center    Free to all Wesleyan Constituents!

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/Wesleyan-PossePlusRetreat2015

Are you…

Interested in discussing the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri?

Concerned by recent police actions?

Interested in learning more about power, authority, crime & punishment in the United States?

Then come take advantage of an incredible off-campus retreat happening February 27 – March 1, 2015! The retreat will be a unique opportunity for a large cross section of Wesleyan student leaders, faculty, administrators and staff to engage and discuss issues like policing, prisons, safety and justice, both at the global level and directly related to Wesleyan’s campus.

The retreat will be hosted by the Posse Foundation and all expenses will be covered by Wesleyan. By attending, Wesleyan students faculty, and staff will be able to bring their own experiences, perspectives and ideas to this event and also connect with other key leaders on campus. They will also be part of the thousands of student and faculty leaders on 48 college campuses across the country who are participating in Posse retreats on the same topic.

To RSVP and secure your spot go to this link:http://tinyurl.com/Wesleyan-PossePlusRetreat2015 


Internship Workshop — Thurs., Nov. 20 at 12:15 p.m.

Join Persephone Hall of the Wesleyan Career Center and Dean Brown to talk about internships–

how to think about them, how to find them, and how to get them.

Grab your lunch and meet in the Multi-Purpose Room in the basement of Usdan at 12:15 p.m.  See you then!

Check out “Celebrating Students” for 2017’ers experience with internships and other work experiences this past summer!


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)