The librarian is in at Wesleyan’s Science Library, March 4.
Wesleyan alumnus Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy award winning-actor, delivered the closing remarks during Connect@Wes March 1 in the Career Center. Connect@Wes was a two-day networking and relationship building opportunity offered to Wesleyan students, alumni and parents. Whitford spoke about his career, acting and advocating for the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation. Whitford answered questions from the audience and offered career advice. He also spoke one-on-one with students after his talk.
Whitford was nominated for three Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,” winning the award in 2001, for his role playing White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the television show, “The West Wing.”
Connect@Wes was sponsored by University Relations and the Career Center and was designed to help current students and alumni build relationships with other members of the Wesleyan community and receive advice from an array of experts.
Wesleyan’s Class of 2014 attended a SWAG (Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift) event Feb. 27 in Daniel Family Commons. During SWAG, students and guest speakers encourage seniors to give to the Senior Class Gift, a tradition that dates back about 20 years.
In 2013, members of the senior class were among the more than 11,000 Wesleyan alumni, parents, and friends gave $10.4 M to the Wesleyan Fund.
This year the Class of 2014 has a goal of $10,000 and 60 percent participation.
University Relations and the Career Center hosted Connect@Wes Feb. 28 on campus. The career advancement forum featured an array of experts — created for Wesleyan alumni and students.
During the event’s “Creating Connections,” workshop, students of all class years and interests were matched with Expert Advisors (recruiters and hiring managers as well as alumni and parent volunteers) for brief, one-on-one sessions. Students introduced themselves and their backgrounds, and practiced their networking and presentation skills. Expert Advisors used their experience and expertise to critique what they heard and offered valuable insights on how the presentation might have been more effective. This structured speed-networking event will allowed advisors to meet several students in a short period of time and allowed Wesleyan students to build professional relationships and connections while preparing to join the professional workforce in the future.
A gaggle of Canada geese took a gander at Wesleyan Feb. 28. Many basked in the sun near College Row. Canada geese are year round residents in Connecticut; these geese may be checking out the wide open Wesleyan lawns—a favorite habitat for feeding and breeding.
Wesleyan’s Sustainability Office and the Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship (SAGES) hosted a Sustainability Action Planning Workshop Feb. 21. More than 50 faculty, administrators, staff and students gathered for five hours to brainstorm and develop creative new ideas for Wesleyan’s next Sustainability Action Plan.
The event included an introduction by Wesleyan President Michael Roth, a brainstorming session, group idea development sessions and presentations. Workshop attendees broke into groups to focus on areas of campus buildings; dining and food; diversity, inclusion and affordability; education and research; energy; community and campus engagement; grounds; health and well-being planning; purchasing; transportation; waste; and water.
In March, the Sustainability Office will invite the campus community to work in small groups to take the brainstormed ideas to the next level.
The Usdan Center Activities Board (UCAB) hosted a animal building workshop Feb. 20 in Usdan University Center. Students created their own stuffable, huggable and lovable furry friends and mythical creatures. UCAB, founded in 2007, encourages evening and weekend use of the Usdan University Center and provides additional social and community building activities for Wesleyan students.