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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…”


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

SpeakerSeries2Flyer Dec 2, 2014

90s Dance!



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


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

We Speak We Stand – Wesleyan’s Bystander Intervention Program

We are having our next campus-wide training November 3rd, 7:00-10:00pm in 41 Wyllys room 112.

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention.

Register here by October 31st: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/1W5qwZTGtalI9_zgOgc9R1rilBJa6GVV9wYKuDVKDCDA/viewform

Dinner included!

Red Cross Blood Drive

The drive will take place on Tuesday, October 28th from 11:45am-5pm in Beckham Hall.

To make an appointment people can email sdiazroa@wesleyan.edu or you can sign up at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation

Facts about blood donation:
Someone needs blood every two seconds.
One pint of blood (one donation) can save up to three lives.
About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.
If only one more percent of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.With all the tragedies that are occurring everyday in the US, blood is constantly in need to save lives.


WesleyanWorldWednesdays, Academic Affairs, and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life present a panel discussion with Wesleyan alum Dr Matthew Cartter, CT State Epidemiologist, Profs Anna Geltzer and David Constantine, on the public health response to Ebola, this Thursday, Oct 23rd.

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