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Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (May 21st-May 24th), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 10th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 14th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 19th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2802. Thanks for your interest!

Best, Interns

Aarit Ahuja ’16, Melissa Leung ’16, Catherine Marquez ’16, and Nisha Grewal ’17 Reunion and Commencement 2015 Interns Office of Alumni and Parent Relations 330 High Street aprinterns@wesleyan.edu (860) 685-2802

 

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All rising seniors who are considering undertaking an honors thesis are invited to attend an Honors Info Session. This is your opportunity to have your individual questions answered. The presenters will be:

  • David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2016
  • Joseph Rouse, Chair of the Honors Committee
  • Susan Krajewski, Associate Registrar and administrator for Honors

Come get your questions answered! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
4:15 to 5:00 pm
PAC 001

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Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (May 21st-May 24th), and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 10th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 14th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 19th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2802.

Thanks for your interest!

Best,
Interns

Aarit Ahuja ’16, Melissa Leung ’16, Catherine Marquez ’16, and Nisha Grewal ’17
Reunion and Commencement 2015 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
330 High Street
aprinterns@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-2802

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By A.N. Kini ’13

[Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 in Hamilton]It’s not often that an artist is compared to Shakespeare, or perhaps, it’s not often that we buy it. Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, writer, actor, musical god and 2015 Commencement speaker, has been called Shakespearean “in ambition, and in achievement.” Hamilton, the revolutionary hip hop tale of the eponymous founding father, recently opened sales for its post-Tony Broadway run. With music, lyrics and book written by Lin-Manuel, and direction by Thomas Kail ’99, the musical will move from the Off Broadway Public Theater to Broadway in July.

Hamilton‘s decision to go to Broadway in the post-Tony season was a surprising move. The production could have rushed to Broadway by April 23, the deadline to qualify for the 2015 Tony Awards, to maximize on its momentum and “hot-ticket” buzz.

In a rarity for New York theater, the artists behind the red-hot musical “Hamilton” won out on Tuesday over commercial concerns about ticket sales and Tony Awards that usually carry the day.

After weeks of tense discussions, the artists — led by the Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda — persuaded their lead commercial producer to forgo the immediate lucrative benefits of rushing “Hamilton” to Broadway this spring and competing for Tonys in June. Instead the producer, Jeffrey Seller, made the somewhat surprising decision to gamble the show’s current momentum — as a critically acclaimed hit at Off Broadway’s Public Theater — on Mr. Miranda’s conviction that “Hamilton” needs more fine-tuning and will still become a long-lasting smash after starting on Broadway on July 13.

Asked if they believed their show could be shorter, Mr. Miranda and his director, Thomas Kail, said they were not counting the minutes but rather, as Mr. Kail put it, “trying to find the right number of events in the story and the most compelling way to tell the story.”

In “The Hamilton Experience” David Brooks of the New York Times called Hamilton “one of the most exhilarating experiences [he’s] had in a theater.”

Every once in a while a piece of art brilliantly captures the glory, costs and ordeals of public life. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” did that. And so does Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” now playing at The Public Theater in New York.

[Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 and cast in Hamilton]In monitoring the @wesconnected Twitter account every day, on any given day, I see yet another famous person showing off their tickets or taking selfies with Lin-Manuel. I’d like to retweet them all. PageSix.com reported that the Clintons went to see Hamilton “amid all the talk about the 2016 race,” and notes that the Clintons went backstage with actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. It also notes that other celebrities such Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Helen Mirren have also seen the show. In the most recent New York Times story on the musical, Jennifer Schuessler notes that “Timothy Geithner, the former Treasury secretary, has also seen it, as have the former Congressman Anthony D. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, an adviser to Ms. Clinton.” And Dick Cheney and wife Lynne.

“They are part of the legacy of the highest office in the land,” he said. “They know they are going to be judged by history.”

…Still, on the evening of the Cheneys visit, Mr. Miranda…couldn’t resist a jab on Twitter. “Dick Cheney attended the show tonight,” he wrote, setting up a joke about Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr. “He’s the OTHER vice president who shot a friend while in office.”

This could be you, too. Wesleyan has bought out the entire house on October 2nd for a special evening. Sign up for the mailing list and hear about tickets first.

Lin-Manuel auctioned off Freestyle Love Supreme voicemails—and posted a video where he performs for Jimmy Fallon. He thanks singer Sara Bareilles for the cinematography and Phillipa Soo for beatboxing:

Jimmy Fallon reacted to this voicemail on his talk show:

The New Yorker recently published a full-length feature on Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton, exploring Lin-Manuel’s childhood, musical background and the conception of the project. “Wesleyan was very similar to Hunter, in that you can find resources for whatever cockamamie idea comes into your head,” he said to the New Yorker‘s Rebecca Mead, on his schooling. It all began with an invitation from the new President to participate an evening of live performances on “the American experience” in 2009, and a trip to Mexico with then-girlfriend and now-wife Vanessa Nadal, and the 800-page biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

As the success of the revolutionary musical would indicate, Lin-Manuel’s story is just beginning.

Headshot image: from Broadway.com

Body image: by Joan Marcus

#THISISWHY

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Reblogged from: Wesconnect News. (Go to the original post…)

By A.N. Kini ’13

[Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 in Hamilton]It’s not often that an artist is compared to Shakespeare, or perhaps, it’s not often that we buy it. Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, writer, actor, musical god and 2015 Commencement speaker, has been called Shakespearean “in ambition, and in achievement.” Hamilton, the revolutionary hip hop tale of the eponymous founding father, recently opened sales for its post-Tony Broadway run. With music, lyrics and book written by Lin-Manuel, and direction by Thomas Kail ’99, the musical will move from the Off Broadway Public Theater to Broadway in July.

Hamilton‘s decision to go to Broadway in the post-Tony season was a surprising move. The production could have rushed to Broadway by April 23, the deadline to qualify for the 2015 Tony Awards, to maximize on its momentum and “hot-ticket” buzz.

In a rarity for New York theater, the artists behind the red-hot musical “Hamilton” won out on Tuesday over commercial concerns about ticket sales and Tony Awards that usually carry the day.

After weeks of tense discussions, the artists — led by the Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda — persuaded their lead commercial producer to forgo the immediate lucrative benefits of rushing “Hamilton” to Broadway this spring and competing for Tonys in June. Instead the producer, Jeffrey Seller, made the somewhat surprising decision to gamble the show’s current momentum — as a critically acclaimed hit at Off Broadway’s Public Theater — on Mr. Miranda’s conviction that “Hamilton” needs more fine-tuning and will still become a long-lasting smash after starting on Broadway on July 13.

In “The Hamilton Experience” David Brooks of the New York Times called Hamilton “one of the most exhilarating experiences [he’s] had in a theater.”

Every once in a while a piece of art brilliantly captures the glory, costs and ordeals of public life. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” did that. And so does Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” now playing at The Public Theater in New York.

[Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 and cast in Hamilton]In monitoring the @wesconnected Twitter account every day, on any given day, I see yet another famous person showing off their tickets or taking selfies with Lin-Manuel. I’d like to retweet them all. PageSix.com reported that the Clintons went to see Hamilton “amid all the talk about the 2016 race,” and notes that the Clintons went backstage with actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. It also notes that other celebrities such Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Helen Mirren have also seen the show. In the most recent New York Times story on the musical, Jennifer Schuessler notes that “Timothy Geithner, the former Treasury secretary, has also seen it, as have the former Congressman Anthony D. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, an adviser to Ms. Clinton.” And Dick Cheney and wife Lynne.

“They are part of the legacy of the highest office in the land,” he said. “They know they are going to be judged by history.”

…Still, on the evening of the Cheneys visit, Mr. Miranda…couldn’t resist a jab on Twitter. “Dick Cheney attended the show tonight,” he wrote, setting up a joke about Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr. “He’s the OTHER vice president who shot a friend while in office.”

This could be you, too. Wesleyan has bought out the entire house on October 2nd for a special evening. Sign up for the mailing list and hear about tickets first.

Lin-Manuel auctioned off Freestyle Love Supreme voicemails—and posted a video where he performs for Jimmy Fallon. He thanks singer Sara Bareilles for the cinematography and Phillipa Soo for beatboxing:

Jimmy Fallon reacted to this voicemail on his talk show:

The New Yorker recently published a full-length feature on Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton, exploring Lin-Manuel’s childhood, musical background and the conception of the project. “Wesleyan was very similar to Hunter, in that you can find resources for whatever cockamamie idea comes into your head,” he said to the New Yorker‘s Rebecca Mead, on his schooling. It all began with an invitation from the new President to participate an evening of live performances on “the American experience” in 2009, and a trip to Mexico with then-girlfriend and now-wife Vanessa Nadal, and the 800-page biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

As the success of the revolutionary musical would indicate, Lin-Manuel’s story is just beginning.

Headshot image: from Broadway.com

Body image: by Joan Marcus

#THISISWHY

Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20150401-lin-manuel-miranda

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[Twitter] follow @Lin_Manuel on Twitter ➞

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Reblogged from: Wesconnect News. (Go to the original post…)

By A.N. Kini ’13

[Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 in Hamilton]It’s not often that an artist is compared to Shakespeare, or perhaps, it’s not often that we buy it. Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, writer, actor, musical god and 2015 Commencement speaker, has been called Shakespearean “in ambition, and in achievement.” Hamilton, the revolutionary hip hop tale of the eponymous founding father, recently opened sales for its post-Tony Broadway run. With music, lyrics and book written by Lin-Manuel, and direction by Thomas Kail ’99, the musical will move from the Off Broadway Public Theater to Broadway in July.

Hamilton‘s decision to go to Broadway in the post-Tony season was a surprising move. The production could have rushed to Broadway by April 23, the deadline to qualify for the 2015 Tony Awards, to maximize on its momentum and “hot-ticket” buzz.

In a rarity for New York theater, the artists behind the red-hot musical “Hamilton” won out on Tuesday over commercial concerns about ticket sales and Tony Awards that usually carry the day.

After weeks of tense discussions, the artists — led by the Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda — persuaded their lead commercial producer to forgo the immediate lucrative benefits of rushing “Hamilton” to Broadway this spring and competing for Tonys in June. Instead the producer, Jeffrey Seller, made the somewhat surprising decision to gamble the show’s current momentum — as a critically acclaimed hit at Off Broadway’s Public Theater — on Mr. Miranda’s conviction that “Hamilton” needs more fine-tuning and will still become a long-lasting smash after starting on Broadway on July 13.

In “The Hamilton Experience” David Brooks of the New York Times called Hamilton “one of the most exhilarating experiences [he’s] had in a theater.”

Every once in a while a piece of art brilliantly captures the glory, costs and ordeals of public life. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” did that. And so does Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” now playing at The Public Theater in New York.

[Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 and cast in Hamilton]In monitoring the @wesconnected Twitter account every day, on any given day, I see yet another famous person showing off their tickets or taking selfies with Lin-Manuel. I’d like to retweet them all. PageSix.com reported that the Clintons went to see Hamilton “amid all the talk about the 2016 race,” and notes that the Clintons went backstage with actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. It also notes that other celebrities such Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and Helen Mirren have also seen the show. In the most recent New York Times story on the musical, Jennifer Schuessler notes that “Timothy Geithner, the former Treasury secretary, has also seen it, as have the former Congressman Anthony D. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, an adviser to Ms. Clinton.” And Dick Cheney and wife Lynne.

“They are part of the legacy of the highest office in the land,” he said. “They know they are going to be judged by history.”

…Still, on the evening of the Cheneys visit, Mr. Miranda…couldn’t resist a jab on Twitter. “Dick Cheney attended the show tonight,” he wrote, setting up a joke about Hamilton’s duel with Aaron Burr. “He’s the OTHER vice president who shot a friend while in office.”

This could be you, too. Wesleyan has bought out the entire house on October 2nd for a special evening. Sign up for the mailing list and hear about tickets first.

Lin-Manuel auctioned off Freestyle Love Supreme voicemails—and posted a video where he performs for Jimmy Fallon. He thanks singer Sara Bareilles for the cinematography and Phillipa Soo for beatboxing:

Jimmy Fallon reacted to this voicemail on his talk show:

The New Yorker recently published a full-length feature on Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton, exploring Lin-Manuel’s childhood, musical background and the conception of the project. “Wesleyan was very similar to Hunter, in that you can find resources for whatever cockamamie idea comes into your head,” he said to the New Yorker‘s Rebecca Mead, on his schooling. It all began with an invitation from the new President to participate an evening of live performances on “the American experience” in 2009, and a trip to Mexico with then-girlfriend and now-wife Vanessa Nadal, and the 800-page biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

As the success of the revolutionary musical would indicate, Lin-Manuel’s story is just beginning.

Headshot image: from Broadway.com

Body image: by Joan Marcus

#THISISWHY

Share this link: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/news-20150401-lin-manuel-miranda

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[Twitter] follow @Lin_Manuel on Twitter ➞

Don’t have a Facebook account, but want to comment? Email us.

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Calling all student leaders, graphic designers, and design thinkers on campus…

Kai Wes and the “Innovation Through Design Thinking” students are bringing J. Dontrese Brown – a motivational creative design professional and a former creative director – to impart the following skills and lessons (and more):

  • Establish credibility with the organization’s key stakeholders as creative strategist within the organization’s structure. Creative leadership belongs not only in the creative, marketing and communications divisions of an organization, but also in the operations, strategic business and leadership positions.
  • Build a culture of innovation: how design thinking is about more than style.
  • Put it all together – the truth behind visual storytelling.

Facebook event page for updates.

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reSET is a Hartford-based nonprofit organization working to “promote, preserve, and protect social enterprise as a viable concept and a business reality.” They aspire to make Connecticut – with the help of talented students like you – a hub for ventures that address our communities’ social and environmental needs.

Applications are open now for the newly launched 2015 reSET Impact Challenge. Just by applying, New England-based social start-ups will receive:

  • Feedback at every point in the application process
  • Access to “applicant-only” workshops events, including coaching sessions and technical workshops
  • Opportunities to meet, network, and share resources with other applicants
  • The opportunity to win thousands of dollars of unrestricted seed capital

Applicationss are due June 1 and are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply here, spread the word among eligible start-ups in the region, and keep reSET in mind for all your future ventures!

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The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking rising sophomores and juniors to serve as Eco Facilitators for the 2015-2016 school year. Eco Facilitators are peer-to-peer sustainability educators who promote energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and other sustainable habits on campus. In the fall, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum designed to equip them with the tools to promote these behavior changes.  In the spring, EFs will be paid to continue in their role. EFs will work with first-year students and Res Life to serve as a resource on how to adopt sustainable lifestyles.  Working as an Eco Facilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and learn how to build a sustainable campus culture.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Friday, April 10th. There will be an information session on Tuesday, April 7th at 4:15 PM in Allbritton 004. More information is available here. Email ecofacilitators@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

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Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education is currently seeking students who are passionate about social justice and access to higher education to serve as Peer Tutors and Research Interns during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Peer Tutors work with CPE students to complete course assignments and develop writing skills. Tutors travel to the prison either once or twice per week for a three-hour study hall session, during which they meet individually with students. If a Tutor can only commit to one study hall per week, they will be required to hold on-campus research hours, where he or she will edit student paper drafts and fill research requests. Tutors are required to check in with the Center for Prison Education Fellow on a weekly basis. This application is due on Sunday, April 12 at 11:59 PM.
Click here for the mandatory editing exercise.

Research Interns help the CPE students and staff meet their research needs. As an intern, you will find and print relevant research materials for the incarcerated students, plan on-campus “awareness” events, and help the released students gather the information that they need to continue their education. You will be asked to attend a weekly intern meeting. This position requires a commitment of 2 to 3 hours per week. This application is due on Friday, May 1 at 11:59 PM.

Contact CPE Fellow Shannon Nelson at senelson@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

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