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The Green Fund is a student-financed, student-managed fund for campus sustainability projects

Do you have a project idea to decrease the carbon footprint of Wes? Decrease waste? Increase the use of renewable energy? We are looking for innovative, well-developed proposals that can move the university forward in sustainability and environmental stewardship.

If you need help submitting a proposal or want some questions answered, stop by the main floor of Usdan at dinner on Thursday, February 3rd to speak with members of the Green Fund Committee!

For more information/ideas/to submit an application, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/green-fund/

Applications will be approved on a rolling basis.

Deadline for consideration this semester is April 29th!

Friday, January 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Address by Geoffrey Canada at the Memorial Chapel

Saturday, January 22nd at 9:30 a.m.

Check-in and walk in registration opens at the Usdan University Center
Go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/sjlc to register.

Workshops include:

  • Radical Accessibility
  • Building a Green and Equitable Economy
  • Local Social Justice: Elementary School Education in the Middletown Microcosm
  • Immigrants and National Values
  • How to Win: Building Power for Effective Social Change
  • Pell Grant Ineligibility and Incarcerated Students: Good Politics, Bad Policy?
  • Educators for Education Reform – The Reform we Have, the Reform we Need
  • The Liberal Arts in Prison: Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education
  • Leading the Food Fight: Local Agriculture and Food Politics at Long Lane Farm
  • When and How Faith Does Justice
  • The Intersection of Interfaith and Social Justice
  • Food Inequality in Hartford
  • Affirmative Reaction: Mapping Affirmative Action’s Legacy and Current Position in Higher Education
  • The Truth About Public Education Reform
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a Social Justice Issue

Brighter Dawns’ and Bon Appétit Management Company are collaborating to have a Gingerbread House Making Match.  All the proceeds will go to providing access to clean, safe water in Bangladesh!  Brighter Dawns’ first mission is to provide access to clean and safe water to the slum inhabitants of Khalishpur, Khulna. Currently, more than 100,000 children die each year in Bangladesh alone due to lack of water!

The gingerbread match will take place this Saturday, December 4th from 12-3 pm.  It’s only $4/person if you pre-register, or $5 at the event.  Participants will receive all the supplies to make their own house.  Winners will get a gingerbread trophy.

Finished gingerbread houses will then be donated to Amazing Grace or local churches in the Middletown Community as an early holiday treat and that way we’ll benefit people not only within our vicinity, but also benefit those abroad– AND have some bonding going on among students through the support of a great cause!

For inquires and to register please Email brighterdawns@gmail.com

Addams Family Tickets

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.

Do you want to get involved in helping plan and organize Class of 2012 activities?  Would you like to advise your class dean on programming initiatives?

Then volunteer for the 2012 Class Council!

Email Dean Phillips and let him know of your interest by Tuesday, October 12.

Wednesday, September 15, 11:30am – 1:15pm
Usdan Courtyard

  • Connect with the Middletown community
  • Volunteer and Work study opportunities
  • 25 local agencies and student groups will be there to share opportunities

Rain Site: Beckham Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships
Questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz (clechowicz@wesleyan.edu)

Can’t make the Fair? CCP will be at the Student Activities Fair on Friday.

Wednesday September 15, 11:30am – 1:15pm
Usdan Courtyard
Connect with the Middletown community
Volunteer and Work study opportunities
25 Local agencies and Student groups will be there to share opportunities
Rain Site: Beckham Hall
Sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships
Questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz (clechowicz@wesleyan.edu)
Can’t make the Fair?  CCP will be at the Student Activities Fair

Lou & The Blues, “The Class Year Blues” (original)
Louise Brown, Barry Chernoff, Paul Horton, Sarah Lazare, Marina Melendez, David Phillips, Rob Rosenthal


Men with Bad Manners, “Natty on the Road” (original)
Jesse Humm ’12, Benjamin Kaufman ’12, Jeremy Keim-Shenk ’12, Immanuel Lokwei ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, Abaye Steinmetz-Silber ’12


Yousry Benyoun ’11, “Dream in Purple” (Bob Dylan)


DJ Swanrape, “Mingus & Zappa” (original)
Harry Ezratty ’13


Thelonius Funk, “Other Side of the Looking Glass” (original)

Julian Applebaum ’13, Adam Brudnick ’13, Adam Jaskol ’13, Audrey Kiely ’13, Greg Shaheen ’13, Zack Sulsky ’13


Genelle Faulkner ’13, “Warrior Love” (Etana)/”Officially Missing You” (Tamia)


Max Baum ’11, “Teach Your Children” (Graham Nash)


Walrus Hunters, “Return of the Midnight Watch” (original)

Robbie Hardesty ’11, Henry Keily ’11, David Thompson ’11


Anastasios Germanidis ’13, “Movie in the Making” (original)


Clark 3 Jam, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” (Frankie Valli)

Jon Kim ’13, Ryan Richman ’13, Michael Zazzaro ’13


Alex Hunt ’13, “Put a Penny in the Slot” (Fionn Regen)


Lu Yang ’10, “Gran Sonata Eroica” (Mauro Guiliani)


Emma Daniels ’13, “Horizon Line” (original)

Bones Complex, “Between Hemispheres” (original)

Mark Bennett ’13, Shivan Bhaynani ’13, Frank Fineis ’13, Zack Goldberg ’13, Andrew Pfeiffer ’13, Alex Ray ’13


Henry Kiely ’11, “Ragged Army” (original)

The Senior Moments, “Hear My Song” (Jason Robert Brown)

Jesse Bordwin ’10, Justin Bours ’10, Sam Friedman ’10, Leah Lucid ’10, Ariela Rotenberg ’10, Hansel Tan ’10, Elizabeth Trammell ’10


Here’s a video of Men With Bad Manners performing at the 2010 Musical Madness Competition on February 18.  Men With Bad Manners won the Best in Class category for the Class of 2012.

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/

The West Indian Students Association (WISA) cordially invites you to the annual culture show – BAJARI.  Come join us in celebration of the diverse, lively, and eclectic mix of world cultures that make up the West Indies.

The show will be in Crowell Concert Hall this Thursday, 4/15, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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

The end of this academic year is approaching fast. Why not end it with service?

On April 19-24, a school-wide Service Week will take place at Wesleyan University hosted by the Senior Class Officers and in coordination with the Office of Community Service.  This first-time event has been coordinated in an effort to get all students involved in giving back.

Throughout the week, there will be opportunities for you to participate with different organizations and groups here on campus and in the Middletown community. Click here to sign up:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/serve.html

Please join the senior class in making this an unforgettable event!

Questions? Feel free to contact seniorclass@wesleyan.edu

The Orientation Program is now accepting applications for 30 Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2014, and new transfer, exchange and visiting students.  Orientation Leaders (OLs) will work for both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO). Orientation Leaders work with Resident Advisors to mentor and guide students during both ISO and NSO.  Orientation Leaders also help manage events, including welcoming international students at airports, working at residence hall arrival sites, informational forums and social events.

Questions: Please contact Timothy Shiner at tshiner@wesleyan.edu

Apply online: www.wesleyan.edu/orientation by March 24 at 5pm.

Think you’ve got one of the hottest rooms on campus?  Send us some pictures and give us a tour!

ResLife wants to know who has the skills, the brains, and the courage to overcome small spaces and tight budgets.  Enter WesCribs and show us the amazing things your doing with your living space!

WesCribs is a WesLife sponsored competition that is open to all University undergrads.  For more information on how to enter please visit the ResLife website.   Deadline: March 5, 2010

Winners will be announced on April 1, 2010.  Prizes will include $100 Visa gift cards to the 5 winners and $50 Visa gift cards to the 5 runner-ups. There will be one winner and one runner-up for each of the five areas.

Good luck and may the best crib win!

Please Note: The room must be in full compliance with CNAC and Fire Safety regulations!

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