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3rd Annual Wes in the World Photo Contest
Hosted by the Fries Center for Global Studies

Every year the Fries Center for Global Studies asks Wesleyan students who have had any global experience over the summer and/or previous semester to submit photographs to the annual Wes in the World Photo Contest, which usually takes place in the fall semester. This group includes, but is not limited to, study abroad returnees, international students, exchange students, fellowship recipients, and foreign language teaching assistants.

The purpose of the Wes in the World Photo Contest is to share stories about humanity across the globe through photographs within these five categories: contemporary issues, daily life, landscape, people, and sports. Our hope with these categories is to allow students to reflect on ways in which their global experience transcends borders by working towards peace and human rights, recognizing different realities of daily living, appreciating the wonderful landscapes of the earth, raising awareness about peoples and cultures outside of their ethnocentric lens, and connecting with others universally through sports and play. Students are not required to be professional photographers to participate. In fact, we are more interested in the stories behind the photographs than the photo-editing software they use. This year’s contestants shared global experiences from 51 cities across 24 countries.

We encourage the Wesleyan community to VOTE for the top 3 photos that speaks to you about transcending borders and boundaries.

Official Photo Contest Rules:
1. We encourage you to “Like” & “Share” as many of the photos as you wish on the FCGS Facebook Page, however official voting will take place online on http://bit.ly/wesintheworld.
2. Photo voting is open to all Wesleyan students, staff, faculty, and alumni only (valid @wesleyan.edu email address required).
3. You may only vote once.
4. Voting ends Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST)

How to cast a vote:
Voting will take place online on http://bit.ly/wesintheworld.
Step 1. Each photo has a number (#), which is required to vote.
Step 2. Click on the photo to read description and view photo number.
Step 3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to cast your vote.
Step 4. You may vote up to 3 photos. Type in photo numbers of your top 3 choices. Click SUBMIT.
Encourage your friends and professors to vote for your photo! Voting ends Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EST).

How to win:
Photos with the highest number of votes WINS a $50 gift card to the Wesleyan R. J. Julia Bookstore! A total of 5 Winners will be selected, one in each of the five categories:
1. Best Photo of Contemporary Issues
2. Best Photo of Daily Life
3. Best Photo of Landscape
4. Best Photo of People
5. Best Photo of Sport

– The Fries Center for Global Studies Staff

Weseminar: Natural History Collections in the Liberal Arts Education

Saturday, September 29th | ESC058


In the Methodist tradition, Wesleyan sought to put natural sciences on an equal footing to the classics in its early days. In 1871, the Wesleyan Museum opened in Judd Hall, with large and varied collections organized as the curiosity cabinets typical of the times. With the rising importance of laboratory sciences, interest in the museum declined and it was closed in 1957. Specimens were donated, loaned, or stored in tunnels under Foss Hill. By the 1970s, during evaluation for a move to Exley, collections were found to be severely vandalized. Numerous remaining specimens were secured but not curated, and largely forgotten. In 2017, we started to bring specimens out of storage to curate for exhibition and use in object-based learning. Our first efforts placed a life-sized model of Glyptodon (giant extinct armadillo) in the lobby of Exley. We aim to make these historical collections a focus of integrated student investigation, combining biology, paleontology, history of science, archaeology and the arts in campus wide exhibits.


Ellen Thomas is the Smith Curator of Paleontology of the Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History, the Harold T Stearns Professor of Integrated Sciences, and Research Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her research interests are focused on reconstructions of past oceanic environments and ecosystems.

Ann C. Burke is Professor and Chair of the Biology Department. Her research interests are in the development and evolution of vertebrates, and the developmental sources of morphological variation.


We hope to see you all there!


Your Friends at the Natural History Museum

Careers for the Common Good:
A panel discussion about meaningful work after Wesleyan
Monday, October 1
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Gordon Career Center


Ila Shah ’00, Managing Director at College of Social Innovation. She has worked in talent acquisition for non-profit organizations across the U.S. in areas such as education, healthcare, and philanthropy.
Wesleyan Major: Government

Kalia Lydgate ’07, National Coordinator at Dream Corps, a non-profit founded by Van Jones that is committed to social justice causes.
Wesleyan Major: University Major/Social Ecology

Leslie Gabel-Brett ’76, Consultant at Gabel-Brett Consulting, which offers strategy, planning and communications for the public and nonprofit sectors. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan.
Wesleyan Major: Psychology

Ron Brone, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Residential Care at the Albert J. Solnit Center, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for adolescent girls. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Fairfield University and Middlesex Community College.


Anthony Price ’20, Founder, Be The Change Venture

Sponsored by the Gordon Career Center and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Registration on Handshake is encouraged: https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/events/211718/share_preview

Hi seniors!

Did you know that there is an easy way to compost on campus? If you fill out this form, you can have a compost bucket delivered right to your door! These buckets are for any non-meat foodwastes, and can be easily kept outside. Once you get your bucket, you can deposit the food waste into one of the black bins around campus (there are bins on Fountain, Vine, and home, as well as elsewhere around campus). We, the compost interns, can deal with it from there. Composting is a great way to cut down on food waste and your carbon footprint. If you have any questions, email the compost interns at wesleyancompost@wesleyan.edu.

Thank you and happy composting!
Rose Shuker-Haines
Compost intern

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