“The Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars (WesMaSS) Program plans to break the Guinness world record for the largest number of people rolling down a hill within an hour. This event is scheduled from 10-12 noon on Saturday, November 4. Come join the fun and raise Cardinal spirit by having students, staff and the Middletown community work together to break a world record and get into the Guinness Book! COME for STICKERS, to WIN Cool Raffle Prizes, and a chance to throw your dorm a DESSERT PARTY!!!“
Foreign Service Careers with Max Krafft ’09 Thursday, 10/19 12pm • Career Center
Max Krafft ’09 is a diplomat in the Foreign Service of the Department of State. His first assignment was to the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. In November, he heads to Norway to begin his assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo. Max specializes in Public Diplomacy — a combination of public affairs work, planning cultural and educational programs and exchanges, and relationship building — but he also has experience with a broad range of diplomatic activities, including helping American citizens in distress (including those injured or arrested overseas), meeting with foreign government officials, and planning events with visiting American artists and authors. He speaks Spanish and Norwegian, both of which he learned at the Foreign Service Institute, as well as some German and Arabic. His pre-Foreign Service career includes stints as a marketing copywriter, video producer/director, bicycle mechanic, and baker.
Max began at Wesleyan with the Class of 2004, but took a break from his studies a couple years in, during which time he served in the U.S. Army as a bass guitar player in a military band. He returned to finish his degree in English with the Class of 2009, graduating with University Honors. While at Wesleyan, Max was active in the LGBT+ community and the campus music scene, and worked as a Writing Tutor and for the Sound Co-op. He is a member of the Eclectic Society and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Max credits his liberal arts experience at Wesleyan with helping prepare him for diplomatic work, which requires creativity, flexibility, persistence, and the ability to understand and communicate with people from other cultures and backgrounds.
The application for Winter Session Financial Aid is open. To be eligible for aid, you must currently be receiving need-based Wesleyan grant funds, and new this year: International students receiving need-based grant funds may be eligible to receive aid for Winter Session! Need-based grant funds are limited and students also should expect to consider student loans. Applying for financial aid does not obligate you to take a course; if you’re considering Winter Session but are not sure, please apply for aid anyway.
- Apply for Wesleyan grant aid by October 25, using the link in your Portal’s Courses Bucket.
- You will receive an award letter Friday, October 27.
- Enroll in your course beginning Monday, October 30: bring your paper enrollment form, award letter, and payment for the difference between tuition and your award to the Winter Session office (74 Wyllys).
- If you plan to use student loans to pay for your course, please consult with your financial aid advisor to make sure you have enough loan availability to cover both Winter Session and the spring term – and to complete the additional loan request process.
- Applications for grant aid will not be accepted after Wednesday, October 25. Need-based grant funds are limited and will not meet full need, as Winter Session is an optional term.
More information about Winter Session, including the course list, is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/wintersession. Winter Session takes place January 8-21. Course registration, housing requests, and dining requests will open on October 30. Winter Housing and Dining requests will only be accepted until Thursday, November 30 at noon.
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1. Law School Admissions: Process & Strategy
Friday, October 13, 12:15pm-1:15pm, Boger Hall, room 114.
Conducted by Elizabeth Madigan, Esq., Assistant Director of Admissions, Brooklyn Law School, this session is for students applying to law school AND for those who are undecided. Questions addressed will include: Should I apply to law school? Where should I apply? How do I strategically present my strengths and profile? How do I handle possible deficits? Ms. Madigan will cover all aspects of the application, including your LSAT score, transcript, letters of recommendation, personal statement and other essays, character and fitness issues, and resumes. You will gain insight as to how these components are viewed from the perspective of an admissions officer. Co-sponsored by the Gordon Career Center, the College of Social Studies, the Government Department, Deans Renee Johnson-Thornton and Jennifer Wood, and the Wesleyan Mock Trial Association.
2. Columbia Law School & Financial Aid
Tuesday, October 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Boger Hall, room 110.
Danielle Lev, Associate Director of Admissions, Columbia Law School, will discuss this top-ranked law program, the nuances of the application process, and financial aid for law school in general. Of note will be Columbia Law School’s financial aid options. Note that Columbia Law School admitted three graduates from the Class of 2017. This information session is co-sponsored by the College of Social Studies, the Government Department, and Wesleyan Mock Trial.
From: Writingworks Wesleyan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:23 PM
Subject: Thesis/Essay Roundtables
Hello, Thesis and Essay Writers! Back by popular demand, the Writing Workshop is offering a resource that would support YOU as you write your thesis, and help the process seem less isolating. Monthly roundtable discussions at the DFC with a writing tutor and four other students would allow you to discuss thesis topics, practice your “elevator pitch,” ask questions of others who might be able to offer useful suggestions, and even just VENT about how things are going for you as you’re planning and writing. The costs of lunch would be covered by the Writing Workshop, and the time commitment is only one lunch hour each month over the course of October, November, and December.
For those of you who might be interested, topics of Thesis Roundtables could include: Preparing for thesis presentations; how to talk about your thesis with your friends, professors, family, etc; “Does my research question make sense?”; what to do when your advisor doesn’t email you back; how to get the most out of thesis advisor meetings; how to make the most of the library resources; how to keep track of citations and sources; where to work if you don’t get a carrel; etc.
If this sounds like an opportunity that you’d benefit from, please fill out the interest form below no later than THIS FRIDAY, October 5th at 2pm. As long as there is sufficient interest, we’ll then group you with four other students so you can set up your October lunch date. We want to help you enjoy the thesis-writing process!
Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs
307 Shapiro Writing Center
116 Mt. Vernon St.
Middletown, CT 06459