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WATSON FELLOWSHIP WEBINAR | Friday April 21 @ 12PM

Attend a webinar hosted by the Watson Fellowship program. Learn about the Watson Fellowship and stay for a Q&A after with campus advisor, Kate Smith.

FULBRIGHT INFORMATION SESSION | Tuesday April 25 @ 12PM

Juniors! Plan ahead and attend a Fulbright Information Session on Tuesday April 25 @ 12PM in Usdan 110 (feel free to pick up lunch beforehand – the presentation will start just after 12PM!).

FELLOWSHIP WRITING WORKSHOP | Tuesday April 25 OR Wednesday April 26

Thinking about applying to Fulbright or Watson? Maybe the Marshall, Mitchell or Rhodes Scholarship? And not sure where to start? Attend an upcoming Writing Workshop with Kate! Food will be provided, but registration is required. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/v3mLOYgDd6WARl7P2

For more updates, deadlines & opportunities, please follow Fellowships @ Wes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wesfellowships/

Reminders!

  • Register for Housing Selection Immediately! This MUST be done before noon on Monday, April 17, 2017. Note, Housing Selection Drop-In Q & A tomorrow (Friday, April 14, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM).
  • Sign up down for a Mondo’s Pizza and Salad dinner & Time Management/ Final Exam Prep Workshop Register Here
  • The Spring 2016 Dean’s List is updated for viewing

Microsoft Word – Time Management Workshop flyer rev.docx

 

Pre-Register Here

Shu Tokita Prize For Students of Color Studying Literature:  The Shu Tokita Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita, ’84, will be awarded to one or two students of color (US citizens or residents), current sophomores or juniors, majoring in literature, in area studies or a language major with a focus on literature, who demonstrate need for substantial financial assistance

For further information, please contact the campus coordinator of the Shu Tokita Prize committee, Alice Hadler (Downey House 209, x 2832, ahadler@wesleyan.edu, campus mail: English Dept., 294 High St.). Please submit your application and essay as an email attachment to Prof. Hadler by the Monday April 17 deadline.

 

Dear Juniors,

Applications for the scholarship described below (you can find the full description on the COL web page under Grants) were due April 4th. Because of my recent illness, the application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 14th, midnight. Please e-mail all materials to me. If you are not working on a thesis that might qualify but know others who do, please inform them as well. Thank you, KT

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Candidates must be juniors enrolled full time at Wesleyan or a Wesleyan program overseas who plan to write an Honors thesis or its equivalent (a performance, an exhibit) in any Department of the Humanities and the Arts (Division I), the Social Sciences (Division II), or in interdisciplinary Programs that have a Humanities department as a participant. Any project proposal emanating from these departments may be considered at the discretion of the Committee, as long as the thesis deals with topics closely related to certain areas in which Professor Tölölyan has conducted his teaching and scholarship — diasporas, transnational formations and activities, and the implications of globalization for communities of dispersion.

Topics that exemplify but do not exhaust all possible cases include the study of:

Past and present events and processes that lead to dispersion and the subsequent creation of the social formations variously known as “diasporas,” “transnational communities” and “transnational social fields”;

All forms of past and contemporary cultural production by artists and scholars living and working in diasporic and transnational communities;

Representational practices of such diasporic communities in the spheres of social, religious, political and cultural life;

The effects of dispersion either on the homelands from which the new communities emigrate, or on the new societies and “host-lands” where they settle;

The trajectory, problems and effects of return migration by diasporas to homelands;

Discourses, practices, performances and institutions that motivate, organize, and perpetuate these diasporic formations, such as aesthetic and political ideology, whether deployed in high art, popular culture, social practices, or in forms of historiography and academic research;

Religious, social, educational, and political activities, ranging from lobbying and the creation of digital diasporic communities to the creation of NGOs that link diasporas to each other and the homeland, and to diasporic involvement in cross-border violence and conflicts.

An application consists of:

  1. A proposal for or description of a senior thesis, 1,000-1,500 words in length.
  2. An informal academic transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from Wesleyan faculty, one of whom must be the probable supervisor of the Honors thesis. If the supervisor has not yet been determined, two letters from instructors familiar with the student’s work in fields relevant to the project will suffice.

The proposal should be e-mailed to Professor Tölölyan by midnight, April 14th, at ktololyan@wesleyan.edu. Supporting documents can be e-mailed to him there.

The decision is usually made within a week.

 

Are you interested in collecting STUFF? And sorting and storing said stuff? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? WANT TO STAY FOR SENIOR WEEK????? Then apply to work for Waste Not! Waste Not! is Wesleyan’s student-run tag sale that happens at the beginning of every year! In the spring, you’ll be helping collect donations from students moving out, sorting and storing it for the summer so that the sale can go on without a hitch in the fall! You get to meet and work with a great group of students and stay on campus for senior week! If you’re interested, fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/fE3Cas0pYy8gQjhs1 

Summer Session Registration Now Open!

Summer 2017 classes include Intro to Financial Accounting, Bio, Chem, Screenwriting, International Politics, Writing with Anne Greene, and more. More information is available in WesMaps and on the Summer Session website.

To register:

1) Print and complete the registration form (EP>Student>Summer Session>Registration Form). 

2) Meet with your faculty advisor to have them sign your form.

3) Bring your completed form with a check for payment to the Summer Session office (74 Wyllys) during business hours (8:30 am – 5:00 pm). You can also put the payment on your student account before bringing your form to the office.

Session schedule and deadlines are online at http://wesleyan.edu/summer/Calendar.html

If you need any additional assistance, please contact the Summer Session office at 860-685-2005 or summer@wesleyan.edu.

POSTER APRIL 7

http://wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/students.html

STUDENT FELLOWSHIP

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities. A total of Eight Student Fellowships will be awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board (Four Student Fellows for each semester).  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday Night Lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (usually an honors thesis) on a topic related to a Center theme for the year.  The project need not be underway at the time of the application.  The themes for each semester will be broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. The Student Fellows will work closely with Faculty Fellows at the Center as well as with Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Applications for student fellowships are due at the Center by Monday, April 3, 21017.

We will let you know of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by April 10, 2017.  If you have any questions, please email Erinn Savage at esavage@wesleyan.edu.

 

2017 Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award for Sophomores and Juniors 

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good.  A committee will select the sophomore or junior who best embodies the pursuit of social justice. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.  The application process is described below. Any sophomore or junior in good standing may submit an essay that addresses the following:

Describe in detail the most influential social justice effort in which you played a leadership role that sought to make our local and global communities more equitable (The effort should have a direct effect on the Wesleyan campus and/or on external communities.)

1.      Explain your level of involvement in the work for example: your role in raising awareness about a particular issue on campus, coordinating events, implementing programming and campaigns in the pursuit of social justice

2.      In addition to your essay, you must include a letter of support from a faculty or administrator involved in your effort and submit evidence of impact that the social justice effort had on making our society more just by contributing testimonies from individuals (excluding family and friends) directly involved, artifacts from your social justice effort (e.g., past printed programs, presentations, and articles), and/or your work from courses. You may include non-print items, such as DVDs.

You must include at least four copies of the non-print and printed items and drop them off to Dean Teshia Levy-Grant, North College, 1st floor, Room 122 by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017.  All essays, letters of support and printed items must be in by the deadline.  By submitting your packet, you agree to allow the Office of Equity & Inclusion to use it (or excerpts from it) for assessment, archival, and promotion purposes. If you have any questions, Please do not hesitate to contact Dean Teshia Levy-Grant x4771, tlevygrant@wesleyan.edu

Previous recipients:

2015: Hannah Sokoloff-Rubin class of 2016 &       Work and Leadership in the Wesleyan Doula Project

         Claire Wright, class of 2016                        Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivor Support

2014: Hailey Sowden, class of 2015                     Middletown Food Project/Long Lane Farm

2013: Joshua Krugman, class of 2014                  Long Lane Organic Farm

2012: Corey Guilmette, class of 2013                  Wesleyan Committee for Investor Responsibility

2011: Ali Chaudry, class of 2012                         Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative

2010: Allegra Stout, class of 2012                        Disability Issues

2009: Lily Mandlin, class of 2010                        Facilitator, North End Action Team Teen Dreams Society

2008: Mu Abeledo, class of 2009                         Founder, Middletown Youth Radio Project (MYRP)

2007: Lashawn Springer, class of 2008                 Program Organizer, “Common Struggle for Freedom & Justice”

Selection Committee:  Joseph Matthew Brown ’03; Richard Culliton; Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students; Teshia Levy-Grant, Chair & Dean for Equity & Inclusion; Derek Vincent Garcia, ’04; Sara Morgenstern; Mogenstern-Clarren Family Representative, Shelissa Newball; Associate Director, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Ann Wightman, Professor of History and Latin American Studies. 

2017 Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARD – Student Nominee

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award. Eligible Wesleyan employees include custodians, dining staff, grounds crew, and building maintenance staff (i.e. electricians, plumbers). The award is to honor and thank the people whose every day work helps the students at Wesleyan. Nominators may only submit one person for consideration; you are welcome to nominate yourself. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice as a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Coalition, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good. 

To apply, please respond to the following questions in no more than two pages:

1)     What is your (the employee’s) job at Wesleyan? In what ways, do you (the employee) engage and interact with Wesleyan students on campus?

2)     In what ways have you (the employee) contributed to student life at Wesleyan? If possible, please give specific examples.

3)     What do you (the employee) find most rewarding about working on campus?

4)     Is there anything else that you would like to tell the committee about yourself (the employee)?

 

 Submit nominations to Dean Teshia Levy-Grant, North College, 1st floor, Room 122 by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017.

 

Previous recipients

2015: David Csere

2014: Lucia Valenzuela

2013: David Wright

2012: Jose Rodriguez

2011: Gloria Tobon

2010: Mollie Lane

2009: Ron Bowman & Wendy Norton 

 

 

Selection Committee:  Joseph Matthew Brown ’03; Richard Culliton; Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students; Teshia Levy-Grant, Chair & Dean for Equity & Inclusion; Derek Vincent Garcia, ’04; Sara Morgenstern; Mogenstern-Clarren, Family Representative, Shelissa Newball; Associate Director, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Ann Wightman, Professor of History and Latin American Studies.

 

 

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