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Please consider submitting a proposal for a session at the conference. For more information and to submit, please use this form.

To receive a notification about when registration opens for SJLC 2011, send an email.

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest or expertise. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change.  SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.

To see the 2010 Conference schedule, click here.
To see the 2009 Conference schedule, click here.

To request more information, send an email.

Get to know Public Safety and the Middletown Police Department!

Come mingle with the Officers of Public Safety as well as the Middletown Police Department tomorrow night Tuesday, October 12, in Usdan from 6-8pm.

PSafe and MPD will be in the Usdan lobby to answer any questions you may have. Stop by if you have any questions or concerns or if you simply want to say hi to the men and women serving you in Grey and Blue!

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and queer friendly students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet, mingle, and talk about coming out and being out!

Monday, October 11, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Daniel Family Commons

Usdan

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Queer Resource Center and Student Affairs Office.

Take the time to donate, and you can save 3 lives with your blood. Wesleyan will host a campus-wide blood drive on Wednesday, October 6, and Thursday, October 7 from 11:45 am-5:00 pm each day. The drive will take place at Beckham Hall – Fayerweather Building, next to Usdan University Center. Go to www.givelife.org (use WesleyanU for the sponsor code) and sign up for the appointment slot that best fits your schedule. Please feel free to email Jennifer Paykin (jpaykin@wesleyan.edu) or Frank Kuan (fkuan@wesleyan.edu) if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your consideration.

The offices of Public Safety and Residential Life would like to welcome back all continuing students.  We also want to take this opportunity to share some important information with you.

  • All students who have a car on campus must register their vehicle with Public Safety, and park only in designated student lots.  Public Safety will begin ticketing immediately. Parking rules and regulations remain in effect even when classes are not in session.
  • The RIDE route has been changed to better accommodate students.  Students will no longer need to transfer at the Exley Science Center. Go to the Transportation website for this and other updated information- http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/.
  • The Zip car program begins its second year – go to http://www.zipcar.com/wesleyan for more information.
  • Please remember to carry your keys with you at all times. Lockouts cost $10.00 and will be posted to student accounts.
  • Please remember to secure your residence at all times.   Even when in your space, make certain to utilize window locks and keep screens in place.  In the past, squirrels, bats and even a turkey have found their way into University buildings through open windows and doors.  In the event that an animal makes its way into your residence, please contact workorder at x.3400 during regular business hours or Public Safety at x.2345 evenings and weekends.  If you are missing a window screen, report it to workorder immediately.
  • The Campus Fire Safety department will soon begin conducting room safety inspections in all residential facilities. Please refer to http://www.wesleyan.edu/firesafety for fire safety guidelines.

In closing, we want to remind you to

  • lock your doors and windows
  • not leave your keys in your door
  • not leave your possessions unattended or unsecured, and
  • report suspicious persons or activities to Public Safety immediately at 685-2345 or 685-3333.

Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our community safe.  Have a great semester!

Waste Not is Wesleyan’s student-organized collection of unwanted items at the end of the Spring semester. Don’t throw away your stuff at the end of the year, give it a new home!

In the fall 2010, we’ll have a huge tag sale in an effort to keep our stuff in circulation and out of the dumpster. Money from the sale and leftover items will go to charity. All food and laundry detergent is also donated to charity!

How to help!

If you live in a residence hall: Look out for the taped off “Waste Not Collection Zones” on your dorm’s entrance or a stairwell landing. You can leave any items there or, if your item is too large, give the Waste Not Coordinators a call or email and we will pick it up for you!

If you live in a program house: Let your house manager know you want to participate in Waste Not and/or send a quick email out to wesustainability@wesleyan.edu. We’re taping off collection zones in any houses that want to participate! You can leave any unwanted items there and they will be collected by volunteers later in the week!

If you live in a senior wood frame: To let us know when your items are ready to donate to Waste Not, just put an official Waste Not hanger on your door (you should have received this over the weekend). All the necessary information is on this hanger. During senior week we will be coming around to pick up items from the wood frames.

You can also drop off items directly at the Waste Not collection center in Zion Church, a few doors down from Neon Deli and across from the Freeman Athletic Center, starting Saturday, May 15th!

Please call the sustainability interns if you have any questions at all:

Jannie Trelogan 202.258.2276
Cella Jones 914.787.0081

or email us at wesustainability@wesleyan.edu

Items you can donate:

  • clothing
  • furniture
  • chests of drawers
  • shelves
  • refrigerators
  • microwaves
  • rugs
  • lamps
  • electronics
  • printers
  • alarm clocks
  • phones
  • textbooks
  • course packs
  • books for classes
  • other books
  • posters
  • dorm decorations in general
  • bedding
  • dishes/kitchen ware
  • hangers
  • mirrors
  • food (will be donated upon collection in the Spring)
  • cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent (also will be donated)
  • brooms
  • household chemicals

The goal of the Clean Energy Expo at Saint Clements Castle is to help inform the community of the tools and resources needed to move toward a clean and green energy future. Visit with vendors from local companies exhibiting their products and services for “green” building, renewable energy and efficiency. Attend the presentations in The Prince Edward Ballroom and learn how you can reduce energy consumption, generate renewable power and save money.

April 25, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saint Clements Castle
1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd
Portland, CT

860.342.0593
info@saintclementscastle.com

Wesleyan’s SAGES (Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship) has compiled a calendar of events sponsored by a variety of student, University, and community groups happening this Earth Day Week.

Monday, April 19

Wednesday, April 21

Thursday, April 22

Friday, April 23

Saturday, April 24

Sunday, April 25

Ongoing

  • TAP THAT! Campus water fountain awareness
    Look for signs and information about campus water fountains and facts about bottled water presented by the TAP THAT! Bottled Water Awareness week, an Earth Day Week program of the Environmental Organizers Network (EON).

For events happening after Earth Day Week (including several WesFRESH events, a screening of Food Inc., and an Earth Day 5K) visit http://wesgreenscene.blogspot.com

For more information about sustainability at Wesleyan, visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/sustainability/

WesFest is upon us and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee would like to encourage you to check out our new Blog for students called, “Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.”  The blog’s  focus is on providing pertinent information prior to large scale events where alcohol is served and/or likely to be a major focus of the events. Information is also be provided to assist those who choose not to drink alcohol. We hope students find the blog to be a useful tool for making healthy decisions.  We encourage you to share this information with any prefrosh you host this weekend.

You will see this blog a few more times with different information prior to Spring Fling and Commencement weekend.  Have a safe and healthy end to your semester.

http://knowyourrights.blogs.wesleyan.edu

WesDEF Info Session 4/6

Unite!  We have heard the word diversity being used and perhaps misused many times on this campus.  We see the important implications diversity has in our lives at home or at Wesleyan everyday.  Now we ask you to have your voice heard in the way diversity is talked about on campus!

WesDEF is a student group that has existed for several years now, talking with other students about diversity and hosting campus events. We are looking to revamp things, so in the spirit of a rejuvenating Springtime we invite you to become an integral part of WesDEF!

If you are interested in generating more awareness on campus and  faciliting talks on diversity next year the WesDEFs extend a warm invitation for you to join our family. For more information please join us at an into session next week and check out our mission statement at the following website:

WesDEF Website and Commitment Form:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/odse/wesdef_commitment%20form10.html

Info Session: Tuesday, April 6th 8PM in Usdan 136

Attention Class of 2012:

The Student Judicial Board is seeking to fill five positions with students from the class of 2012. The position is a two-year appointment beginning in the Fall 2010 semester and continuing through the Spring 2012 semester. An application form is available online or from Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Student Judicial Board, located in the Dean of Students Office, North College, First Floor, Room 108. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:00pm. A description of the duties of the Student Judicial Board can be found in the Student Handbook at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studenthandbook/.

Positions on the Student Judicial Board require a good deal of time, effort, and devotion. Please make sure you are fully aware of the responsibilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Board (listed below) or Scott Backer, Assistant Director of Student Life/Student Conduct (sbacker@wesleyan.edu, 860.685.3162).

Anna Chang ‘10
Tess Eisenhart ‘10
Adam Gomez ‘10
Ernest Sliwinski ‘10
Emma Van Susteren ‘10
Allana Kembabazi ‘11
Rick Maynard ‘11
Ian Park ‘11
Adrian Hernandez ‘11

Almost half of college students have experienced abuse in a relationship, according to a 2008 study. Abuse can range from cyber-stalking to beatings and rape.

Four experts will look at relationship violence on campuses, how to recognize danger signs and get help at the Hartford Courant and FOX CT Key Issues Forum, “The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence.” The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall – Fayerweather Building – from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The Fayerweather Building is located at 47 Wyllys Avenue in Middletown.

Panelists are:

  • Jaclyn Friedman, Wesleyan class of ’93, who is a performer and co-editor of “Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.”
  • Connie J. Kirkland, director of sexual assault services at George Mason University in Virginia and a national expert on campus stalking.
  • Janet Peckinpaugh, a 30-year broadcast journalist with her own media marketing firm who has been a victim of stalking and domestic violence.
  • Claire Potter, professor of American studies and history at Wesleyan University, whose research interest includes the study of violence against women.

MODERATED BY: Laurie Perez, reporter, FOX CT

The event is co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant and FOX CT, and presented in partnership with Wesleyan University. It is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register by email at corpaffairs@courant.com or by calling 860-241-3614. Limited parking is available in Lot E or T; additional street parking can be found on Mt. Vernon, Washington Terrace and High Street. Visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/campusmap.html for a campus map.

To schedule an interview with moderator Laurie Perez or any of the panelists, please contact Andrea Savastra at 860-241-3934 or by e-mail: asavastra@courant.com.

Almost half of college students have experienced abuse in a relationship, according to a 2008 study. Abuse can range from cyber-stalking to beatings and rape.

Four experts will look at relationship violence on campuses, how to recognize danger signs and get help at the Hartford Courant and FOX CT Key Issues Forum, “The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence.” The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall – Fayerweather Building – from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The Fayerweather Building is located at 47 Wyllys Avenue in Middletown.


Panelists are:

· Jaclyn Friedman, Wesleyan class of ’93, who is a performer and co-editor of “Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.”
· Connie J. Kirkland, director of sexual assault services at George Mason University in Virginia and a national expert on campus stalking.
· Janet Peckinpaugh, a 30-year broadcast journalist with her own media marketing firm who has been a victim of stalking and domestic violence.
· Claire Potter, professor of American studies and history at Wesleyan University, whose research interest includes the study of violence against women.

MODERATED BY: Laurie Perez, reporter, FOX CT

The event is co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant and FOX CT, and presented in partnership with Wesleyan University. It is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register by email at corpaffairs@courant.com or by calling 860-241-3614. Limited parking is available in Lot E or T; additional street parking can be found on Mt. Vernon, Washington Terrace and High Street. Visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/about/campusmap.html for a campus map.

To schedule an interview with moderator Laurie Perez or any of the panelists, please contact Andrea Savastra at 860-241-3934 or by e-mail: asavastra@courant.com.

Take the time to donate, and you can save 3 lives with your blood. Wesleyan will host a campus-wide blood drive on April 12 (Monday) and 13 (Tuesday) from 11:45 am-5:00 pm each day. The drive will take place at Beckham Hall, next to Usdan University Center. Go to www.redcrossblood.org (use WesleyanU for the sponsor code) and sign up for the appointment slot that fits your schedule best. Please feel free to email fkuan@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions. Your small act of donating blood (that only takes about an hour) can make a difference in the lives of many. Thank you.

RelayOn April 24th, 2010, Wesleyan will be hosting it’s first-ever Relay for Life event.  Relay for Life is an overnight event in which people raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Teams of students, faculty, and staff will join together in the fight against cancer and take the steps toward a world with more birthdays.  It is a chance to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and to fight back against the disease.  People will take turns walking the track from 6pm Saturday night until 10am Sunday morning.  Cancer never sleeps, so neither will we.

Throughout the event, there will be various forms of food and entertainment.  Come jump in the bouncy-bounce, play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, toss water balloons, and do yoga.  See performances by student groups such as Prometheus and Bones Complex.  Most importantly, spend a night with your friends that will make a difference.

There will be three ceremonies at the event:

Celebrate – The Survivors Lap

Relay starts with a Survivors Lap an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track.

Remember – The Luminaria Ceremony

After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Fight Back – The Fight Back Ceremony

Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

Don’t be left out!  There are many ways to get involved!  In order to start a team, join an existing team, or make a donation, visit http://relayforlife.org/welseyanct.  To perform at Relay, volunteer the day of the event, or give any suggestions, email Hannah Monk (hmonk@wesleyan.edu) or Morgan Greenleaf (morgan.rae.greenleaf@cancer.org)

Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

US Census Surveys

As you know, the U.S. Census Bureau is in the midst of the 2010 Census efforts to count every person residing in the United States.  Since you spend the majority of your year residing at Wesleyan, you will complete your survey here, rather than through your parent or guardian.  You will receive your census form in your mailbox in Usdan during the first week of April, and Census representatives will be at a table in Usdan on April 7 and 8 to collect your form.  It will only take you a few minutes to complete, as it is seven basic questions.  Your response will assist Middletown in getting its proper share of federal and state funding for schools, employment services, health assistance, services for elderly, etc.  Should you have any questions, please contact Fran Koerting, Director of Residential Life, at fkoerting@wesleyan.edu.

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