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Faith Shadowing Week

Wesleyan’s Interfaith Council is proud to sponsor its first Faith Shadowing Week! The goal of this week is to allow both religious and nonreligious students on campus the opportunity to see what the different religious and spiritual fellowships and events look like. By providing this opportunity, you will engage in meaningful interfaith dialogue about what it means to be a part of a religious or spiritual community. During the week you will be invited to attend as many or as few events as you would like. We will culminate the week with a final dinner for all of the participants to discuss their experiences and to open up a continuous relationship between our diverse communities on campus.

Thursday, April 9at 6:30pm in EDT

Downey House Lounge

Join us for a dinner conversation with Willoughby Britton, PhD about everything we know about mindfulness.

We will provide Thai Food. Please RSVP so we don’t waste any food.

Willoughby Britton, PhD is a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Brown Medical School. She has taught meditation to prisoners, the terminally ill, distressed adolescents, and anxious, depressed and stressed adults. She has studied the effects of meditation for more than 15 years and lectured internationally on the neurobiological and psychological effects. http://brittonlab.com


The Allbritton Center For The Study Of Public Life is presenting three linked panels in its Right Now! Series titled “Drugs, Harm, and the Campus.” Please join us and contribute to these important discussions.

Drug Use @ Wes
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., PAC 002
What are we doing about drugs at Wes and why?
A panel discussion on education, support and policies at Wes
· Tanya Purdy, Director of Health Education (WesWELL)
· Beth DeRicco, Higher Education Outreach, Caron Treatment Centers
· Ashley Fine ’15
moderator: Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

The Physiology of Drugs
Wednesday, April 15, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel
What is actually happening inside your body?
· Mike Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience & Behavior
· Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance
· Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
moderator: Ishita Mukerji, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Drug Policy, Regional and National
Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m., Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)
The policy debate: What is to be done?
· Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
· Susan O’Connor, Program Director, Phoenix House
· Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the State Office of Policy and Management
moderator: Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Information Session: Wesleyan’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
March 31, 2015
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM (Mondo Pizza Served)
74 Wyllys Avenue
Did you know that Wesleyan offers a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies? Graduate Liberal Studies is an open enrollment program, running courses in summer, fall, and spring. Students can register for courses in any term, or apply as a degree candidate for the following semester. GLS faculty is comprised of Wesleyan’s outstanding professors as well as fantastic GLS-only visiting instructors, like NatureServe zoologist Geoff Hammerson and novelist (and WesAlum) Rachel Basch ’80. With a flexible schedule and the opportunity to pursue independent study, highly motivated students can earn their masters in two years or less. If you would like to learn more, but are unable to attend the information session, email masters@wesleyan.edu or call 860-685-3345. Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/masters/

Diversity Week

Hello Wesleyan! We are organizing a Diversity Week in conjunction with Middletown HighSchool on May 6 (Wednesday), 9-10am and are wondering if you will be interested to conduct a 45 minute session with high school students? The session can take any form you like, be it a presentation, discussion or activity. It would be great if you can share your experiences with high school students so that they can hear about different perspectives and learn to be open to diversity. Transportation will be provided to and from Wesleyan.

Please email me at yleung@wesleyan.edu if you are interested to participate in this event!

Thank you,
Michael Leung


Middletown High School has a long tradition of supporting diversity in our community. As part of that tradition, for the last several years MHS has hosted a Diversity Week devoted to raising awareness and encouraging acceptance of diversity. To that end, the school has sought to bring in speakers who can share personal experiences that are relatable to our students and provide insights regarding the issue of celebrating, rather than fearing, diversity. This year MHS is planning its biggest coordinated effort yet. The schoolhopes to bring in 50 different speakers, discussing a variety of different experiences from a multitude of different backgrounds, to share their stories and highlight the beauty of diversity. Every student in the building will have the opportunity to select and listen to a speaker/topic of individual interest. This ambitious event requires a great deal of coordination, and we need help attracting and lining up speakers. The details of the event are:

When: May 6th from 9-10am (Wednesday)

Where: Middletown High School (200 LaRosa Lane, Middletown 06457)

Format: One speaker for twenty five kids in a classroom setting with two faculty members to assist, for approximately 45 minutes of discussion.

Who: Anyone who has a story to share and inspire kids? Specific areas of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic, physically handicapped, learning disabled, sexual orientation, gender, military service, political, or anything else that might relate to diversity or discrimination.

What is essential to this task is that we have the required number of speakers to be successful. If you know anyone who would be willing to participate in our event and volunteer their time to speak with kids for a worthy cause, please contact Michael Leung at yleung@wesleyan.edu and Ryan Mertel at mertelr@mpsct.org.

2015 GLASS Prize!

Announcing the 2015 GLASS Prize!

The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans, LGBT, or sexuality studies.

The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2015 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on Monday, April 13 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).

If you have any questions, please contact the GLASS Prize chair, Margot Weiss (mdweiss@wesleyan.edu).


The Wesleyan Investments Office has an excellent paid summer internship opportunity for students interested in exploring investment analysis and management. We offer outstanding training, mentorship, networking support for post-grad jobs, and a fun bunch to work with – “We work hard; play hard!”

The Wesleyan University Investments Office offers guidance and makes recommendations in the ongoing management and growth of the University’s Endowment. Come be a part of this worthy process to sustain the mission of Wesleyan!

Competitive hourly rate, and a possibility to continue the position into the academic year.

Find the details and apply on CareerDrive > Search for Opportunities > Cardinal Internships > Wesleyan Investments Office. Note the two-step application process! Do not wait for the deadline; applications are being reviewed now. Deadline: March 31.

Questions? Contact Jim Kubat, Career Center, jkubat@wes

Cardinal Scholars

Click here to apply!

Cardinal Scholars is a service that connects tutors with elementary, middle school, high school, and college students seeking help. Tutoring sessions can take place at the student’s home, at a nearby library, on the tutor’s campus, or even via Skype.

New tutors can join our platform to be considered for local opportunities that match their subject skills and weekly availability.

Desired Skills and Experience: Teaching, Tutoring, Leadership, and Mentorship
Responsibilities: Tutor local students based on your subject preference and availability (work as much or as little as you’d like!)
Qualifications: Fantastic teachers who have experience teaching or mentoring others, are academically curious and intelligent, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Compensation: Online tutoring sessions start at $15/hour, and in-person tutoring ranges from $23/hour up to $50/hour.

We connect tutors all over the country with students in their area for in-person tutoring—as well as online sessions—so you can tutor in your hometown during breaks and in your college town during the school year! To learn more, please visit cardinalscholars.com/about and check out our FAQ’s for tutors.

Coming on board as a tutor does not guarantee immediate tutoring work but does offer the opportunity to be considered for an assignment if we receive a tutoring request in your area for in-person tutoring and/or around the country for online tutoring.




Optimize health through harmony.
Learn how to maintain balance, improve vitality, and resist disease through lifestyle & diet choices.
Wednesday April 1st
6 PM
Usdan 108
Featuring Marc Edwards, MD

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