Posted 3 weeks ago

International students, Residential Life student staff and graduate students are trickling onto campus, Aug. 26. 

Posted 4 weeks ago

Warped Wesleyan! Aug. 22.

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A wide-angle view of Wesleyan’s campus, Aug. 15. 

Posted 2 months ago

Long Lane Farm is Wesleyan University’s student run organic farm devoted to allowing students a place to experiment and learn about sustainable agriculture.

This summer, seven students are tending the two-acre farm full-time. New to this year’s farm are Rhode Island red hens, who reside in the farm’s chicken coop. The coop was designed and built by Wesleyan’s Architecture II class in 2013.

Pictured, Catherine Walsh ’16 handles a young hen July 14 at Long Lane Farm. The hens will start laying in fall and supply Bon Appétit and Wesleyan’s Dining Services with fresh eggs.

Learn more about the garden and view more photos here

Posted 2 months ago

Following the principles of permaculture, the student group WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan) has transformed the West College Courtyard — once an eroded hillside with compacted soil and diseased trees — into complex ecosystems that provide food, attract insects and requires minimal resources and maintenance. The students also are working on a terraced garden near Summerfields. Follow the group’s progress on their blog.

Pictured are summer blooms, berries, bees and other bugs thriving in the garden this July. 

Posted 2 months ago

Wesleyan’s Posse Foundation Veteran Scholars attended an academic immersion and campus visit July 10-11. They started their visit to Wesleyan with a student-led campus tour.

The 10 scholars are funded by The Posse Foundation, which supports students with a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship. The students will join Wesleyan’s Class of 2018.

This is the inaugural year for Posse at Wesleyan; the university hopes to add 10 veterans per class for the next three years. Deborah Bial, president and founder of The Posse Foundation, stressed that the Veterans Posse Program seeks to recruit veterans “who have tremendous leadership potential to go out into the workforce and become major contributors” in whatever field they pursue. 

While typical college freshmen are 18 years old and straight out of high school, the average veteran entering college is in his/ her late 20s or early 30s, and has spent time in Afghanistan and Iraq.

While on campus, the fellows learned about classroom culture, Wesleyan expectations, study strategies, time management, class selection, library resources and other campus resources.

Read more about Posse Scholar Andrew Olivieri ’18 in this News @ Wesleyan article.

Posted 2 months ago

We’re baby Wes Squirrels who are eager to meet Wesleyan students! See you on August 27. BRING FOOD.

Posted 2 months ago

Area high school students participating in Wesleyan’s Upward Bound Math-Science Program are on campus through July 25. The students, pictured here on July 7, often spend their lunch recess near Usdan University Center and play sports on Andrus Field. Upward Bound is designed to help low-income and first-generation college students recognize and develop their potential, to excel in math and science, pursue post secondary degrees, and ultimately to find careers in the math and science professions. 

The six-week academic summer program offers intensive math, science, writing and language training; counseling, mentoring and academic support services; exposure to Wesleyan’s faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences; and education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

Posted 2 months ago

Contractors started scraping and painting Memorial Chapel’s clock tower section on July 7. Last week, the chapel received fresh paint on the exterior wood sills. In addition, the Chapel and 92 Theater received a foam insulation application above the attics to reduce humidity infiltration and provide improved HVAC control and consistency. 

Read more about ongoing summer campus renovations here

Posted 2 months ago

Xiyue Li ‘16 of Needham, Mass. and Mary DePascale ‘16 of Eliot, Maine are spending their summer at Wesleyan. Xiyue is participating in the Quantitative Analysis Center’s Apprenticeship Program, where she’s taking morning classes and workshops in statistical analysis and statistical software. In the afternoon, she’s working on economics research with Gary Yohe, the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies. 

"I’m really enjoying my summer on campus, for the incredible opportunity to learn and work closely with my professor and the time I can spend with my college friends," Xiyue said. 

Mary is a Summer Session student. She recently completed the PSYC 258 course, “Positive Psychology” and the ENGL 290 course, “Place, Character and Design: Techniques in Writing Nonfiction and Fiction,” during Summer Session I, held May 28-June 26. 

Now she’s working on psychometric research with Steve Stemler, associate professor of psychology. 

"This is my first summer on campus, and I’m definitely enjoying being here. I liked my classes and working with Professor Stemler is a great opportunity," Mary said.