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The Edgar  Beckham Social Justice Awards: Our Mission

The annual Edgar Beckham Social Justice Awards ceremony seeks to honor the late Dean Edgar Beckham, whose dedication to social justice continues to positively impact the Wesleyan community. We aim to celebrate the students, faculty, staff, and members of the Middletown community whose efforts align with the ideals that guided his work. Our hope is that the recognition of these individuals will inspire other members of the community to commit to social justice work of their own.

To ensure that the ceremony is as successful as possible, the current members of the

Edgar Beckham Planning Committee need full community participation. Here is how you can take

part: Join the Edgar  Beckham Social Justice Awards Planning Committee!

The Edgar Beckham Social Justice Awards Planning Committee is currently expanding. We are looking for motivated volunteers (particularly current freshmen and sophomores) to help make our annual banquet ceremony a success.

If you:

  • Care about social justice,
  • Want to make sure that students, faculty, and staff are recognized for good work they
  • are doing, as they deserve to be
  • Have any interest in event planning

Please fill out the attached form so that we can get to work!

Circulate this email and spread the word!

We need as many people to get excited and participate to make the event the most inclusive and rewarding it can be. As we move closer to the date of the event, stay tuned for posters, save-the-dates, and ticketing information.

We are excited to let you know about the 13-month Master’s in Teaching program at Brandeis. It seems like a very interesting and potentially rewarding opportunity for Wesleyan alumni. 

Danielle Igra, Director of Teacher Education, will be visiting Wesleyan this Monday and holding an info session for students. Please come!

Allbritton 304, 12:30, Monday Feb. 12th

If you want lunch, please RSVP so we can make sure to have the right amount of food – send an email to RSVP.MAT@brandeis.edu


Call for Papers: 2018 Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies Award


The Center for Jewish Studies is inviting applications for the Best Student Paper in Jewish Studies award. Did you write a good paper on the architecture of synagogues? Remember that work you did on Jewish hip-hop? Or that A-paper on Kafka that you wrote last year? From urban planning to philosophy, from music to religion, from literature to anthropology, students at Wesleyan are working on various Jewish topics using diverse methodologies. This new award is meant to showcase the excellent work being done by students in all fields of Jewish Studies broadly understood. Regardless of your major or minor, the participation is open to all students.

A committee of faculty members will select the best essay.


Submission guidelines:

  1. A) The paper should be on a Jewish topic (pretty obvious, right?)
  2. B) The paper has been awarded a grade of B+ or higher.
  3. C) For the 2018 Award, we accept submissions of papers from the years 2016-2017.
  4. D) Yes, you are welcome to revise your paper based on your professor’s comments, but please keep it to the standard final paper length.



Deadline: the deadline for submission is March 9, 2018. Results will be notified in April.

Question? Feel free to contact Prof. Yaniv Feller (yfeller@wesleyan.edu).

Please email your paper to Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu, indicating Jewish Study Award Paper in the subject line.


Good luck!

Dalit Katz, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies

Happy Spring Semester everyone! I want to remind students that my office is a resource for alcohol and other drug issues on campus. 

I’m interested in speaking with any students who are worried about alcohol or other drug use (their own or their peers’) and anyone seeking information about the effect of substances on the body or mind. I am also happy to meet with students who have questions about the signs of addiction as well as anyone needing support for establishing or maintaining a sober life on Wesleyan’s campus.


All meetings are private and provided using a nonjudgmental and conversational approach.  Meetings are for the purpose of both education and support. During appointments I use an evidence based set of tools called motivational interviewing to help students evaluate for themselves the pros and cons of their current substance use patterns.  To set an appointment students can email me at pmulready@wesleyan.edu. I am on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday.


Pamela Mulready, MS, LPC, LADC

Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist, WesWell

Wesleyan University, Davison Health Center

860.685.3027 (Direct) 860.685.2470 (Main)

860.685.2471 (fax) wesleyan.edu/weswell




Interested in helping other students navigate academic life at Wesleyan next year? Consider applying to work as an Academic Peer Advisor (APA) or New Student Orientation Academic Peer Advisor (NSO APA)!

APA is a full-year position, helping students both individually and in groups with course selection, time management, study strategies, and other topics.

NSO APA is a short-term position during orientation, working with the APAs to welcome new students to Wesleyan and help them transition smoothly!

Applications are due Monday, February 12th at 5pm!

The current APAs are holding an info session Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm in Usdan 114 about the job description and application process. Come talk to current APAs about what the two positions are like! There will be snacks and refreshments.

Info session event:


APA job description:


APA application:


NSO APA job description:


NSO APA application:



Apply for a Spring Writing Mentor (Deadline 2/5)

A Writing Mentor is a writing tutor who works steadily with a student for a full semester. Students like the arrangement because it feels private, and the mentor and student often develop a close working relationship.

The deadline for students to apply for a mentor is Monday, February 5th, at 9:00AM.

Students can find complete information on the “Apply for a Writing Mentor” page on the Writing Workshop Web site, along with an application form.

College of the Environment Internships

Wesleyan University


To:           Students and Faculty

From:       Barry Chernoff, Director

Subject:    Summer or Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Research Internships

Date:        January 29, 2018


The College of the Environment offers internships for undergrad students to undertake research under the guidance of a Wesleyan faculty or other mentor during the Summer or Fall, 2018 and for the Spring, 2019.  The projects must relate to any of the broad themes covered by Environmental Studies and the College of the Environment. These internships are available to students across the entire University regardless of major or class-year.  The internships may be undertaken at Wesleyan or off-campus.


The summer internship will run from May 30, 2018 – July 27, 2018.  Internships are also available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.  Fall internships may extend into the spring semester but Spring internships must be completed in the spring semester.


The deadline for applications is due on or before Monday, February 19, 2018, 5pm, allowing us to announce internship candidates by Friday, March 9th, prior to spring break.


Please submit the applications online at www.wesleyan.edu/coe. Under the Wesleyan University Internships tab, select “2018-2019 Internship Application.” Complete and submit by the application due date.

The student application must include two short letters of recommendation.  In addition to recommending the student, the faculty mentor must briefly (1-2 paragraphs) explain the project, its importance and relevance to her/his research program.  Letters of recommendation must be delivered to Ms. Valerie Marinelli, Administrative Assistant, College of the Environment by email (pdf preferred) to vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu.


The applications, including statements by faculty, will be judged by the oversight and awards committee. Award decisions will be announced prior to spring break.


For further information, please contact Valerie Marinelli at (860) 685-3733.


Interfaith Service Trip 2018!  The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is organizing a trip to New Jersey where we will do community service, learn about other religious traditions, and engage in rich dialogue and discussion from March 19-23.  All are welcome!!  The cost for five days (transportation, room, and board) is $450/person, but generous financial aid is available.  If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Tracy at tmehrmuska@wesleyan.edu, or register here:    https://goo.gl/forms/S9wJrStbeuExuQRZ2.




Competition details for the second annual Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize are available at http://libguides.wesleyan.edu/libprize/home.  The deadline is 5:00 pm February 23, 2018.

Projects will be evaluated based on the use of Wesleyan’s library collections and resources as well as on the quality of writing and research. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that show evidence of learning about research techniques and the information-gathering process itself.

There will be two cash awards: a 1st-place prize worth $500 and a 2nd-place prize worth $250.

Instructors and librarians are encouraged to nominate students’ work via the online nomination form.

Students may also nominate themselves directly on the application form.

All materials must be submitted electronically. Applications will consist of:

1)     An online application form

2)     Statement on the use of the Wesleyan libraries (maximum 600 words)

3)     Paper/Project

4)     Bibliography

The jury will be comprised of members of the Friends of Wesleyan Library Board, Wesleyan librarians, and Wesleyan faculty from Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Deadline: February 23, 2018.

Awards will be announced in April 2018.

For further information, contact the Friends of Wesleyan Library at libfriends@wesleyan.edu.

RA Info Sessions Dates!

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