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Reblogged from: Class of 2017. (Go to the original post…)

Hey 2017’ers,

 As we get started on this Thanksgiving Break week, I wanted to remind you about a number of things:

1)  The last day of Adjustment is Tuesday, November 22 at 5 p.m.  Make sure to submit ranked enrollment requests for courses you want, and check your credit analysis to make sure that you will not be oversubscribed and will meet graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester.

2) The last day to withdraw from a semester or second-quarter is Friday, December 2, which is the Friday after classes resume. 

Consult with your profs about where you are in each course and talk with your faculty advisor if you are thinking about a withdrawal.  Make sure that it will not put you in an untenable credit situation or jeopardize you completing your major. 

 You can pick up a withdrawal form from my office or the Registrar’s or print one out from the Student Affairs website under Useful Forms.  Get the signature of your instructor and faculty advisor before mine (the class dean signs last). 

 3)  The last day of classes is Friday, December 9, followed by the reading period, with exams beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. and ending on Saturday, December 17.  (Hard to believe you will have finished with your last fall semester as an undergrad at Wesleyan!)

 4)  Housing closes at noon on Sunday, December 18.  ResLife says:

 Seniors living in woodframes:  If you would like to stay in your wood frame house at any point during the break, you must      register by Saturday, December 17, with Residential Life.

 Seniors in apartments or non-woodframe residences:  Students who are approved to remain on-campus are international students, approved winter athletes, or have valid on-campus employment or special circumstances. The only students approved to return for research are seniors working on their thesis, and the application for early return was due on Friday, November 18, 2016.

 5)  Plan now for the last two weeks of classes and finals, and carve out some time over break for reconnection and rejuvenation.  You will need to be ready to go when classes resume on November 28.  After three years of fall semesters, you know how these last few weeks fly by!

 Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, and know that I am always happy to meet with you.

 Have a good Thanksgiving!  Best, Dean Brown 

 

 

Reblogged from: ENGAGE – Wesleyan University. (Go to the original post…)

 

Students from the WSA, as well as staff members from the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, worked together to help register about 300 Wesleyan students to vote in the 2016 election. Check out the summary for a full report!

 

VAA Review-2 FINAL

Reblogged from: Green Street Blog. (Go to the original post…)

Our Discovery AfterSchool Instructors share stories from their classes in this guest blog series Discovery AfterSchool Stories. For more information on our AfterSchool Program, please visit – http://wesleyan.edu/greenstreet/youth/afterschool.html.

By Katie Murray and Justin Ali

Justin and KidsIn Science Club, this semester five energetic young scientists have explored animals, the environment, phase changes, and chemical reactions.

During our first meeting, we studied density and tried to mix water, oil, and molasses only to find out that their differing densities caused them to stack on top of each other.

The next week, we switched gears and went on a short field trip to Green Street’s outdoor garden to collect flowers, seeds, tomatoes, and herbs so that we could dissect them and map out the parts of our plants.

We spent several weeks looking at phase changes and defining liquids, solids, and gases. We mixed baking soda with different liquids in order to see which combinations reacted to form a gas. We found out that baking soda and vinegar made lots of bubbles and created a chemical reaction. Later on, the students made oobleck to explore how cornstarch and water interact to make something that is not quite solid, but is not completely liquid either. One week we even made some tasty butter out of heavy cream to show how energy can sometimes be used to induce phase changes and turn liquids into a solids.

Science Club is a lot of fun to teach because the kids come in each week excited to experiment, learn, and watch science in action. We love teaching this class because it helps dispel negative views that science is too boring or too difficult to be fun and opens the door for students to become interested in exploring and learning how things work.

Katie and Kids

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Go to the Memorial Chapel on Saturday  at 6:00PM for the premier performance of the

Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America.

It will be an extraordinary and moving concert of singing and instrumental music.

The bandura has long been the voice and soul of Ukraine, its strings echoing the nation’s turbulent history.

Structurally, the bandura is similar to the lute and the harp, and usually has around 60 strings.  Please join us!

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A COMMON MOMENT FOR AN UNCOMMON TIME

Connecting body, spirit and well being.

DAC COURTYARD in the CFA, 4pm Friday.

As our diverse campus community in a multitude of ways processes the election results, we wanted to offer students, faculty and staff an opportunity to come together for contemplation and healing. We intend to share embodied and mindful practices from the worlds of dance, movement, and music. All are welcome.

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From ENGAGE and the Allbritton Center.

Link to Full Calendar of Events: Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election | ENGAGE – Wesleyan University

In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that civic engagement — in its many forms — is more important than ever. To that end, we will maintain this calendar of campus and community events related to the election and its aftermath.

International Students May Especially Be Interested In:

The Trump Presidency and International Students: A Conversation 11/17  6:30-8:30 pm, Allbritton 311 Open to anyone; please RSVP to moreyes@wesleyan.edu

Link to Full Calendar of Events: Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election | ENGAGE – Wesleyan University

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The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan.  We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact.

In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that civic engagement — in its many forms — is more important than ever. To that end, we will maintain this calendar of campus and community events related to the election and its aftermath.

We will cross-post events that we find elsewhere, and we urge you to contact us if you have any to add.

We are committed to transparency, open discourse, and the safety and well-being of all our community members. We hope to post all events that we learn about, but we reserve the right to screen accordingly.

Bolded events are those held on Wesleyan’s campus; inclusion of an event does not equal endorsement.

Event Date Time/Place Audience?
Sociology Majors pizza lunch & discussion 11/15 12:00-1:00 pm, PAC 421 Sociology majors only
Mass Meeting: Showing Up Against Hate in a Post Trump World 11/15 6:00-8:00 pm, Unitarian Society of Hartford (Hartford, CT) Open to anyone 
We’ll Be Watching (sign making and photo campaign) 11/15  11:00 am-2:00 pm, Usdan Open to anyone 
Discussion with students involved at Allbritton 11/16 11:50 am-1:10 pm, Allbritton 311 Students involved at Allbritton (Alls) and their guests
New Haven Stands with Standing Rock at TD Bank 11/16 4:30-6:00 pm, 994 Chapel Street, New Haven  Open to anyone
Post-Election Climate Dialogue 11/16  6:30-8:00 pm, Exley 150 Open to anyone
Classroom, office & campus experiences and strategies  11/17  12:00 pm, Woodhead Lounge  Open to faculty only
Your Call to Action: Info Session on Wesleyan’s Phone Bank 11/17 4:30-5:30 pm, location TBA Open to students
The Trump Presidency and International Students: A Conversation 11/17  6:30-8:30 pm, Allbritton 311 Open to anyone
Anti-Trump March and Demo 11/18 6:00-8:00 pm, Downtown New Haven on the Green Open to anyone
Community Organizing Conference 11/19 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Bridgeport Public Library (Bridgeport, CT) Open to anyone; register online (agenda also available)
A Leftist Response to Trump Teach-In 11/20 3:30-5:00 pm, Woodhead Lounge Open to anyone
Donations for Standing Rock now – 11/22 Outside of Weshop Open to anyone; food and cash donations accepted
Not My President 1/20/17 all day, U.S. Capitol Building Open to anyone
Women’s March on Washington- National Page 1/21/17  10:00 am-5:00 pm, Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC Open to anyone

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Jessica Torres is a Middlesex Community College student completing a Human Services internship here at Green Street this semester as a teaching assistant in our Discovery AfterSchool Program. She will be making several blog posts and reflections during her time here for an inside look at our AfterSchool classes.

By: Jessica Torres

This week, I noticed that the group of children I am with had a really great time in their classes. They showed a great deal of ownership in the projects and activities.

In Sign Language, the children had to spell out their name in sign on their own. Two students in particular, Ariana and Jesaidy, were so happy because they had been practicing at home and we’re excited to show the rest of the class they could do it. After this activity, we started practicing how to use sign language to sing a song we will be performing soon. The idea of our first performance makes for a good goal the students are looking forward to and inspires even more at home practice.

In Environmental Science, Miss Katy came up with a game to learn what types of animals are omnivores, herbivores and carnivores. First, the children had to pick the name of an animal from a bucket and act the animal out so that their friends could guess what type of animal it was. Second, Miss Katy set up different stations – one had meat, one had plants, and one had fruit. The children had to decide what animal belonged in which station. The animals included giraffes, and pandas, and bears, oh my! They all were excited for this game because they got to move around the room and work with their friends.

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By Keren Alshanetsky ’17

[The Assembly Theatre]The Assembly Theatre, a collective of multi-disciplinary performance artists created by four Wesleyan alumni, was recently featured in the Fall 2016 edition of TDR (The Drama Review), published by The MIT Press.

In an article by Hofstra University Professor of Drama Cynthia Rosenthal, we learn how this theatre collective came of age since being founded by Stephen Aubrey ’06, Nick Benacerraf ’08, Jess Chayes ’07, and Edward Bauer ’08. The Assembly chooses work in three-show seasons and embraces collaboration as a means to establish profound sense of community among its artists.

Rosenthal emphasizes how the long-term relationships of this group, dating back to their time as students at Wesleyan, play a part in the mutually supportive camaraderie and success of the collective:

“A collective of writers, actors, designers, and directors, The Assembly’s compassionate artistry, commitment to clear storytelling, and creation of a stage language that is both lyrical and visceral sprouted in undergraduate classrooms at Wesleyan University, beginning in 2006.”

Citing the progress that they have made and continue to make as a creative collective, and underlining their individual growth as artists within it, Rosenthal spotlights some of the work The Assembly’s members have independently accomplished:

“Chayes has a solid string of associate director and assistant director credits on Broadway, including Misery (2015), The Snow Geese (2013), and Peter and the Starcatcher (2012). She has worked as a producer for The Civilians, and was invited to participate in directing pro- grams at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Public Theater . . . Benacerraf designed Up and Away (a children’s theatre project at Lincoln Center, 2015) and Queen of the Night (2014). Benacerraf is a full-time lecturer at Kean University, New Jersey. Aubrey too, works in academia, as an adjunct professor in literature and writing composition at Brooklyn College.”

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