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The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is open to individuals with a strong interest in eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be either a senior at or a recent graduate of an accredited 4-year college or university in the fall of 2012. Individuals with a graduate degree and those individuals currently enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible to participate. The application deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Friday, December 16, 2011. Application materials and more information are available online at http://bjordanscholars.kff.org/.

Come find out how to apply for this $10,000 grant to support projects promoting peace during the summer of 2012.  All Wesleyan undergraduates are eligible to apply and interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the info sessions. Applications are due Friday January 27.
All information is on our website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/peace/index.html.
Any questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz, clechowicz@wesleyan.edu.

Info session dates:

  • Wednesday November 2, 4pm in Usdan 110
  • Thursday November 10, 4pm in Usdan 110
  • Monday November 14, 7pm in Usdan 110
  • Wednesday November 30, Noon in Usdan 108
  • Tuesday December 6, Noon in Usdan 108

Pumpkin Fest at Long Lane Farm

  • Live Music
  • Crafts
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Food
  • Farm Tours

Bring a canned good to be entered in a raffle

Saturday, October 29
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Long Lane Farm, the WSA,  Bon Apetit, Wesleyan Farmer’s Market, and the College of the Environment.

Thesis & Essay Writing Seniors:

Come out of your carrels TONIGHT for a thesis writing workshop and Q&A hosted by the Ford Fellows and Peer Advisors!

The Ford Fellow and Peer Advisors are holding a drop-in event to discuss time management, working with advisors and applying for the thesis mentor program and will provide snacks and encouragement.

7:00pm TONIGHT 10/26 in the Shapiro Writing Center (Allbritton 311).


SJB Office Hours 10/28

A member of the Student Judicial Board will be available to answer any questions you have regarding a pending SJB hearing, an interaction you had with a Public Safety officer, or any other concerns related to the judicial process you might have.

Friday, October 28
1:30pm-3:30pm
North College 121

Learn how to access the Career Center’s extensive job resources as well as how to network through using WesCAN, the alumni database and Linked in.   Learn  some “hot tips, sneaky tricks, and last ditch” tactics for your upcoming job search!

While this session is designed for December grads, other students are welcome to attend.

Get a jump start on your future today!

November 1, 7-8:00 p.m.
Allbritton 103

Timothy Jenkins joined alternative asset manager Angelo, Gordon and Co. in 2011 and is a director. He focuses on new business development. Prior to joining the firm, Tim was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs and Co. in the Private Wealth Management group and in Commodities Sales and Trading. Tim began his career at JP Morgan Asset Management and later served as an officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. Tim received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University. Tim will talk about his career, life as a gay man in the work place, and how he found happiness with his husband and two daughters.

At Wesleyan, Tim majored in Government with a concentration in International Politics. He was active on the Wesleyan Student Assembly, and served as the vice president and student chair of the Board of Trustees. Tim rowed crew, was a member of Eclectic and Skull and Serpent, and had a work-study job in the Office of the President and was the president’s driver. Tim graduated in 1998. (Food will be served.)

Date : 10/14/2011
Time : 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
Location : South College B2/B3
Sponsor : Career Resource Center
For more information : Career Center x2180 recruiting@wesleyan.edu

SJB Office Hours

The judicial process can be daunting to navigate in the best of times, but when you have been charged with violating the Code of Non-Academic Conduct it can be particularly stressful.  You do not have to go through this experience without support.  There are many members of our community who have been trained as process advisors.  These people have an in depth understanding of the judicial process and can help you prepare for a hearing and put your best foot forward.

The members of the Student Judicial Board would also like to provide support for you and be available to answer any questions you might have about the CNAC and/or the judicial process.  Each week, one SJB member will hold office hours and will be available to answer questions about a particular incident you may be involved in or to answer questions you may have about the hearing process.  This support is designed to provide general support for students who have been accused of violating the CNAC or may want more in depth knowledge of the process from the students who are trained and have responsibility to hear judicial cases.

The office hours will change each week, so you should check the Student Affairs web site, http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/judicialboard/sjbhours.html, for the available times.

Please contact the dean of student’s office with any questions.

Sincerely,

The Dean of Student’s office and the Student Judicial Board

Fall Break Transportation

Shuttles to Bradley International Airport ($20 one way, $40 roundtrip):

Departure:
Friday, October 21st, 12:30 pm in front of the Usdan University Center. Arrives at Bradley at 1:30 pm.

Return:
Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00 pm inside the newer section of Terminal A on the ground level near the sign for “Bradley Ambassadors Information Center.” The pickup spot will be nearest Baggage Claim carousel number 4.

Shuttles to New York City and Boston ($25 one way, $50 roundtrip):

There are also shuttles directly to Grand Central and Penn Station in New York City and South Station in Boston.

Departure:
Friday, October 21st, 5:00 pm in front of the Usdan University Center.

Return:
Tuesday, October 25th, 3:00 pm.

In addition to these shuttles, a new shuttle to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia will be offered for Thanksgiving break. Stay tuned for more information.

The New Haven Train Station Shuttles will also be operating at the normal times for $10 one way and $20 roundtrip.

Tickets can be purchased during normal Box Office Hours or online (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=36087&schedule=list) up until Tuesday, October 18th and seating is limited.

For more information, call the Box Office at (860)685-3355.

Connect with other survivors of sexual assault.
Learn
new skills and tools to move forward in your healing.
Healing
is possible.

Sexual assault is defined as any sexual act that occurs without choice and consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.

Wednesdays, beginning October 19th—December 7th
6:30-7:45pm (Location to be announced)

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LCPC in Counseling and Psychological Services for more information at 860.685.2910, email awarren@wesleyan.edu (reference “Sass” in subject line) or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/caps/services/group.html

Dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault alone is difficult.
Support is available.

Passes for these FIVE events will be on sale from October 10-20 and will cost $140. A pass guarantees entrance to all events and EVERY EVENT includes food, drinks, dancing, music and various other activities! 8% of the pass cost will be donated to the Senior Scholarship—funds raised entirely by our class that will help send ONE worthy member of the Class of 2016 to Wesleyan!

Two events will be held in the fall and three will be held in the spring. The first event will be a rollicking Great Gatsby party with several live musical acts on November 16th and the second will be a Winter Formal held on December 12th.

Hurry and pick up your tickets –the sale times/locations are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12: Exley 12-2, Olin 9-11
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: Exley 12-2, Exley 9-11
  • Friday, Oct. 14: Usdan 12-2
  • Monday, Oct. 17: Usdan 12-2, Olin 9-11
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: Usdan 12-2, Exley 7-9, Olin 9-11
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: Usdan 12-2, Exley 7-9
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: Usdan 12-2

Additionally, if you make a donation of 2$ or more to the scholarship fund you get a free pass to see any movie (including 3D) at Destinta that starts between 7 and 8pm this Friday, Oct. 14. Includes a free popcorn and soda!

Sexual assault is an issue that touches all of our lives; whether we have experienced it personally or have a friend who has been sexually assaulted.

WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?

Any sexual act that occurs without choice and consent that may include sexual touching, rape and sexual exploitation.

FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT:

  • Physical force and injuries do not need to be present for it to “count” as a sexual assault. In most cases, physical violence is not used, instead the survivor is threatened or pressured into doing something he or she doesn’t want to do.
  • It is considered sexual assault if the survivor is unable to give consent because s/he is incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol. If a person is intoxicated, they cannot give consent.
  • Most survivors know the person who assaulted them.
  • Healing is possible.

Dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault is hard to do alone. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Group (SASS) is a place where sexual assault survivors can regain their power through connection with other survivors. If you have been sexually assaulted, either as an adult or as a child, and would like to connect and heal with the support of other survivors, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services and schedule an intake appointment with Alysha B. Warren at 860.685.2910. The sexual assault does not have to have occurred on Wesleyan’s campus. If you have experienced a sexual assault, we invite you to begin your healing process in the company of other survivors. The group will be held on Wednesdays beginning October 19 – December 7 from 6:30-7:45p.m. (location to be announced).

The group will be facilitated by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, and Maggie Cohen ’12, Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) Intern. Their role in the group is minimal as group topics are dictated by members and their unique experiences.

Are you ready to begin your healing journey? For more information, contact Alysha at 860.685.2910 or email awarren@wesleyan.edu (include “SASS Group” in the subject line).

When: Wednesdays, beginning October 19th
Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Where: TBD

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP FAQ

What is the sexual assault survivors’ support group (SASS)?
The SASS group is a support group for survivors of sexual assault. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm beginning October 19th. The group is facilitated by Alysha Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, and Maggie Cohen, SART Intern. Their role in the group is minimal as discussion topics are dictated by members and their unique experiences.

Who can join the group?
The group is open to students who identify as female who have experienced sexual assault. Men are also survivors of sexual assault and a male survivors’ support group is being developed. If you are interested in the male survivors’ support group, contact Alysha, 860.685.2910 or awarren@wesleyan.edu.

How can I participate?
To join the group, schedule an intake appointment with Alysha in Counseling and Psychological Services (860.685.2910). The purpose of the intake appointment is to learn more about you, your experiences and your interest in the group.

What happens the first night of the group?
Joining a new group can be both exciting and anxiety provoking. On the first night, the group facilitators and members introduce themselves, their goals and hopes for participation in the group and establish guidelines. Topics of discussion are determined by group members.

Is information shared in the group confidential?
In order to foster a safe environment, the facilitators request that information that is shared within the group environment is not shared with people outside of the group. The group will ultimately determine the bounds of confidentiality.

How safe is it for me to participate in the group?
The group location will only be publicized to members of the group. The facilitators work to create an inclusive, safe environment with the assistance of group members. Group members will determine consequences, if any, for violations of group confidentiality.

Who are the facilitators?
Alysha B. Warren joined the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff in September 2011. She provides counseling and advocacy services to students who have been affected by sexual violence as well as conducts outreach related to education and prevention. Prior to joining the CAPS staff, she developed a grant-funded Campus Against Violence (CAV) program, which included prevention, education and counseling services for students related to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking at Salisbury University. She has also worked as a therapist at the DC Rape Crisis Center where she provided individual, group and couples counseling to survivors of sexual violence and managed the field placement program. She is inspired by the resiliency of the clients with whom she works and is honored to be a witness to their healing process. In her work with clients, she is empowerment and client-focused and integrates a variety of approaches. When Alysha is not working to eradicate sexual violence, she can be found creating playlists, eating pizza and perfecting her yoga poses.

Maggie Cohen is a senior (at Wesleyan University) and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Intern for 2011-2012. In this position, she supports students affected by sexual violence, and offers them the resources and options available on and off campus. Additionally, she acts as the liaison among student groups working on sexual violence prevention/response and sexual health, helping to foster collaboration among diverse perspectives. Maggie also blogs for The Line Campaign, which works to empower youth to end sexual violence and to actively promote enthusiastic consent. She believes in the importance of healing and self-care, which she finds through yoga, friendships and yummy tea.

I have experienced sexual assault, but I do not want to attend a group. Are there other options available?
Individual counseling is available for students. Seeking counseling can help you sort out your feelings about the event(s), assist you in making decisions about what you would like to do next and help you begin the healing process. Contact Alysha in CAPS to schedule an appointment, 860.685.2910.

Financial Aid Open Forum

The financial aid office invites you to a presentation and open forum to learn more about financial aid issues at Wesleyan.  Hosted by the new financial aid director, this is an opportunity to share ideas about financial aid, student loans, student employment, student accounts, and Wesleyan’s commitment to need-blind admission and meeting 100% of calculated financial need.  Come for the cookies and brownies, stay for the conversation.  7 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2011, Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room).  For questions, x2800 or finaid@wesleyan.edu.

The Office of International Studies invites you to submit a proposal for a Poster Session on Student Research Abroad.

The session will take place on Friday, November 4, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Wesleyan University’s Exley Science Center.

If you have carried out academic research in another country, this is a great opportunity to present your findings and gain public speaking experience, as well as to hear about other student research abroad and share your stories.

Please forward a poster title and one-paragraph abstract by Monday, October 10 to:

Carolyn Sorkin
Director of International Studies
csorkin@wesleyan.edu

 

Counseling and Psychological Services will facilitate its first focus group on Wednesday, October 12, from 7-8 PM in the 2nd floor solarium of the Davison Health Center. Students are invited to attend and participate in a conversation about ideas for future services and program enhancements at the counseling center. The groups will be held every Wednesday evening from 7-8 PM for the rest of the semester, and students are welcome to attend one or several of these groups.

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