Summer 2021 CT College Corps – seeking college students!!!

Summer College Corps

Any college students who do not yet have summer plans, who live in CT or attend college in CT, please consider applying! Participants will receive a generous $4,500 stipend and high-level training and support.

The state is preparing to recruit 500 students statewide to work in summer programs and provide those students with training in order to be prepared to support the well-being of children participating in various summer programs throughout CT. As thousands of PK-12 students have had their school years significantly disrupted from the pandemic, it is critical that they have ample support over the summer to mitigate school disengagement and to participate in joyful, stimulating programs. The funding comes from a proposed allocation of $1.5 million from funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to complement a $1.5 million investment of Coronavirus Relief Funds in FY 2022.

Connecticut is looking to colleges and universities to identify students to help facilitate and run these summer learning programs across the state. This will provide summer programs with the needed operational support to get off the ground, college students with a meaningful and impactful summer working experience, and K-12 students with individuals their age who they can learn from and associate with over the summer. The Offices of Workforce Strategy, Higher Education, State Department of Education, as well as public and private higher education institutions will partner together to train college students and match them with summer programs.

Please  send an email to Dana Brink in the College of Education Studies, dbrink01@wesleyan.edu, to be added to a list of interested candidates. As soon as the application is live we will send it to you.

 

Updates & applications will be posted shortly at the Summer Enrichment/ Accelerate CT website: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE/COVID19/AccelerateCT/Summer-Enrichment

Engaged Projects for Rising Seniors

Fall 2021 opportunity!

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects

Engaged Projects (EPs) are rigorous, self-designed endeavors in which a student studies a topic of their choice and completes a final project intended for a non-academic audience.  Students are encouraged but not required to select a topic that is connected to another class or their major.  Final projects can take the form of blogs, videos, a website, or other media; a work of art, an event, a workshop, a presentation, or panel; a policy proposal or analysis; a white paper or op-ed series; a business plan; and/or any other piece(s) thoughtfully designed for the public.

For full details go to: https://engagedprojects.site-staging.wesleyan.edu/.

 

Industry Careers in Science Panel

This Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 4pm, WesWIS is hosting an “Industry Careers in Science” Panel for undergraduates looking for an alternative to going to grad school right after Wes. All interested students are encouraged to attend!

Our panelists have taken a wide variety of paths after their science bachelors degrees, and are now working in science journalism, energy efficiency marketing, promoting equity and inclusion, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Come talk to them about all the different ways you can put your science education to work and how to navigate finding a job after Wes.

Meeting ID: 934 1682 4562     Passcode: 047533

A Note from Your Academic Peer Advisors

Dear students,

We hope that your semester and classes have been going smoothly this semester! The Academic Peer Advisors are reaching out to offer our support. Even as life seems to be improving around us, we know that classes, homework, papers and tests are still causing stress among our community. APAs are here for one-on-one meetings, to help with various academic skills like time management, organization, study strategies, and reading or note-taking, as well as connecting you with any other resources you might need, but might not know about!

We encourage you to reach out to us with questions or concerns you might have about anything. You can email us at peeradvisors@wesleyan.edu or our personal emails, which are linked to our bios on the Wesleyan website linked here.

Hope to hear from you, please don’t hesitate to ask for help!

Best,

The Academic Peer Advisors

 

Invitation to Juniors

The Khachig Tölölyan Fund 
for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism

The College of Letters invites juniors enrolled full time at Wesleyan or a Wesleyan program overseas who plan to write an Honors thesis or its equivalent (a performance, an exhibit) in any Department of the Humanities and the Arts (Division I), the Social Sciences (Division II), or in interdisciplinary Programs that have a Humanities department as a participant to apply for this prize.

The Khachig Tölölyan Fund supports a monetary prize for second-semester juniors to be used to buy the successful applicant some free time in the summer before senior year to start research on Honors theses on particular topics more fully described here: https://www.wesleyan.edu/col/for_majors/grants_prizes.html

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021 and consists of:

  1. A proposal for or description of a senior thesis, 1,000-1,500 words in length.
  2. An informal academic transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from Wesleyan faculty, one of whom must be the probable supervisor of the Honors thesis. If the supervisor has not yet been determined, two letters from instructors familiar with the student’s work in fields relevant to the project will suffice

A form for uploading your documents will be available on the COL web page (listed above) soon.

If you have any questions, please email col@wesleyan.edu.

 

Student Fellowship

“All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities during the 2021-2022 academic year. A total of eight Student Fellowships are awarded each year by the Center’s Advisory Board (four Student Fellows for each semester).  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center events and activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday Night Lecture series; colloquia discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for the Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (usually an Honors Thesis) on a topic relating to the Center theme for the semester or year.  The Fall 2021 theme is “Consent and Subjection” and the Spring 2022 theme is “Islands as Metaphor and Method”; for full theme descriptions click here. The project need not be underway at the time of the application. Student Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with Faculty Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Visiting Research Fellows in residence at the Center. The Center also provides up to $500 in travel funding to Student Fellows for travel to archives, libraries, museums, conferences, performances and other sites necessary to the completion of their senior projects.

Applications for student fellowships are due by 5pm on Monday, April 5th.  Applicants will be informed of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by Friday, April 9th, 2021.

If you have any questions, please email Logan Ludwig at lludwig@wesleyan.edu

For further information, see: http://wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/students.html

 

Apply to be a We Speak We Stand Actor!

Want to earn a $250 stipend?  Want to play a unique role in Orientation and welcoming the first year class?  Apply to be a We Speak We Stand Actor!

Write, edit, and perform monologues addressing interpersonal violence and alcohol use during Orientation 2021.  No experience necessary!

For More Information & to Apply:
Fill out this application by Sunday February 28th at midnight:

www.tinyurl.com/wswsperformer21

Questions? Contact Johanna DeBari (jdebari@wesleyan.edu)
or September Johnson (sfjohnson@wesleyan.edu).

Register for LIT!

Hello Everyone,

We are BEYOND EXCITED to share that The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability Interns have been working with ReisUP (and our co-sponsors the Adelphic Educational Fund, FGLI Advisory Board, and the Office for Equity and Inclusion) to bring the LIT financial literacy program for first-generation and low-income students to Wesleyan!

 

Terrified of money?

Confused about taxes?

No idea about insurance?

Wondering about investing?

LIT for Wesleyan has you covered!

LIT was created by a first gen, low-income college grad as a way to empower students like her to take ownership of their financial future. How incredible will it be to have your money questions and concerns addressed by SOMEONE WHO GETS IT !!

The program is totally online and FREE to those who sign up (sign-up link)! Step into and step back from content as you need to over the course of this year to gain the tools and knowledge you need to make decisions now, for summers, and for after graduation!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 15TH (sign-up link)! This is a pilot program this year to see if Wesleyan students would utilize this program, so there are a limited number of spots.  You can find more information (FAQs, an intro video, etc.) about LIT here.  The program will launch on Feb. 15th, but if we have more spots left- sign-ups can continue throughout the month of February.

We are so happy to be bringing this program to our community!  If you have any questions or concerns about the program or sign-up process, please contact Demetrius Colvin (dcolvin@wesleyan.edu).

Sincerely,

The Resource Center Socioeconomic Status and Disability Interns

– Griselda Solis

– Alice Musabe

– Shakira Fortson

– Briana Rodriguez Castillo

The College of Integrative Sciences Research-A-Palooza 2/13

Research-a-Palooza takes place Saturday, February 13, starting @ 12:30 pm (https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/96679368314).

We will start with an hour long panel on “How to get into Research,” followed by Q&A with departments and individual research labs (Chemistry, MBB, Bio, NSB, Psych, https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/91391685233; Astronomy, EES, COE, Physics, Math, CS, https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/93954636251).