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Digital Wesleyan will be offering a Programming Workshop open to all students – no prior experience necessary.

In 6 Saturday sessions, you’ll learn programming fundamentals, the coding language Python, and meet connected alumni working in the tech industry. The last day will be a demo day on which you can show off what you’ve built! It’s open to all class years, is completely free, and includes lunch.

Based on workshop participation, 10 students will be chosen for a paid summer internship with a Wes alum working in technology in either SF or NYC.

Some of you may have done the program last year – we’ve revamped the curriculum and have brought on a new teacher who worked for MIT’s Lincoln Lab and later for Girls Who Code, so feel free to re-apply. I highly recommend it. I did the workshop last year and ended up interning at Betaworks – it was an incredible learning experience and provided me with exposure to the tech world.

******APPLY HERE: http://digitalwesleyan.com/apply/******
Apps are due by December 21st – Questions? contact on-campus representative Ani Acopian (aacopian@wesleyan.edu)

Wesleyan University Concerto Competition || Application Deadline: February 5th, 2015

NEW!!! Large Ensemble Scholarship || Audition Deadline: February 5th, 2015

 

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For more information, contact: Dreisen Heath <dheath@wesleyan.edu>; Monique Siaw <msiaw@wesleyan.edu>; Jasmine Mack <jmmack@wesleyan.edu>.

 

You can help us gain knowledge about the role of social media and social networks by participating in a brief online survey for Dawanna Butler ’15’s senior thesis! This short 5 minute survey will ask about your participation in social networks. Click here to access this interesting survey. Those who have participated in this survey before are not eligible to complete it for a second time. Thank you for your participation!

New Dance course!

The Department of Dance is pleased to announce an exciting new course for the spring semester:

NEW COURSE: Performance Matters: Creating Performance on Specific Topics
DANC 240
Spring 2015

This course introduces dance as a method of inquiry based in the physical, creative body and performance. This special offering is specifically designed for students interested in applying dance and performance toward a particular theme, question, topic, or area of research. Students are expected to come with a specific area of interest in mind, and ready to ask “In what ways can dance and performance deepen my understanding of…”

https://iasext.wesleyan.edu/regprod/!wesmaps_page.html?crse=014227&term=1151


If you have additional questions please feel free to contact the courses instructor, Katja Kolcio (kkolcio@wesleyan.edu).

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90s Dance!

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SAVE THE DATE!

You are cordially invited to Beckham Hall on Thursday, November 13th, between 9:30PM and 1:30AM, to attend a Seniors 2014 ’90s Bash! Let’s celebrate the decade that gave us the Internet as we know it, our favorite TV shows to rewatch on Netflix, and US! Fancy snacks and awesome ’90s activities and paraphernalia will be provided. More information coming soon. See you there!

Graduating this year?
Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America?
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with
Manna Project International!

Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development. We connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Apply to be a 5, 7, or 13 – Month International Program Director! The day-to-day operations at each of our sites are run by teams of international Program Directors who design and implement community development initiatives in a range of fields, including health, environment, education, and micro-finance.

Looking for a shorter term commitment abroad? Be a part of our Summer Internship Program! Through MPI’s 4 to 8 week Summer Internship Program, interns assist the Program Directors in planning and leading programs on the ground in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Interns use their skills and interests to determine the programs with which they work, and many choose to design and lead their own project.

For more information on these unique opportunities, visit www.mannaproject.org or contact Virginia Green, our Recruitment Coordinator, at virginia.green@mannaproject.org.

 

Recovery@ Lunch

Recovery@ Lunch
An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are in recovery and those who are affected by a family member or friend’s substance abuse can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another. We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 11/7 at 12 noon. This is a closed lunch, only for those in recovery or affected by another’s substance abuse. Please email recovery@wesleyan.edu for more information and location.

Careers in History Event

Careers in History Event

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This lunch talk by our alumn, Glenn Lunden ’83, who is now a Senior Director of Subway Schedules, will inaugurate conversations we plan to have about the variety of careers History majors have. Next semester we will have several events, including with some alumni from the last decade with different career paths.

I hope you will come next week to meet Glenn Lunden, and other students and faculty.

History Matters… Careers Lunch talk sponsored by the History Department

Glenn Lunden ’83, NYC Transit Authority
“History Track / Career Track / Railroad Track.”

Glenn Lunden graduated from Wesleyan in 1983 with a B.A. in History, concentrating on American History. A 1981 Truman Scholar, he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

A railroad enthusiast since childhood, Glenn often focused on transportation issues in many of his history, and economics classes at Wesleyan. He held a series of internships in public transportation, including at the Middletown (Ct.) Transit District, and the London Underground. After a brief stint at New Jersey Transit, he went to work for New York City Transit in 1986 and has been there ever since. At NYCT, Glenn has served in an array of planning and policy positions for the subway system, including service planning, fare policy, business planning, infrastructure and fleet planning, and operations analysis.

Since 2013, he has been the Senior Director of Subways Schedules, responsible for managing the staff, who prepare the train timetables and crew assignments needed for 8,091 train trips a day and who analyze rail operations to develop strategies for improvement. Glenn lives with his life partner, Frank Meola, in Brooklyn, NY, and commutes (of course) by subway.

November 4, 2014, 12-NOON, PAC
Lunch will be served

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