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Kosloski Retires from Wesleyan May 15

Carol-Ann Kosloski, associate director of stewardship, is retiring from Wesleyan May 15. Kosloski built the scholarship donor stewardship program from the ground up—from matching students and donors to overseeing the appropriate stewardship for each donor. She is responsible for several plaques that recognize donors in Usdan University Center, the Center for Film Studies, Freeman Athletic Center and on the Scholarship Wall in North College. Kosloski has worked at Wesleyan almost 12 years.

Brian Nangle: Student Mentor, Supervisor in Residential Life

Brian Nangle is an area coordinator in Residential Life.

Brian Nangle is an area coordinator in Residential Life.

Q: Brian, you are an area coordinator in Residential Life. What housing areas do you oversee on campus?

A: I oversee the Senior Wood Frames, High and Low Rise, and the Washington Street Residence Halls.

Q: What does it mean to be an area coordinator?

A: In general, an area coordinator has an understanding of all that goes on in their residential area and is one bridge between the administration and the needs of the students. This includes the training and supervision of student staff, overseeing the programming that occurs within the area, as well as the adjudication of conduct violations.

Q: You also deal with student judicial issues? Can you cite a general example?

A: It’s different in all of our areas because we deal with different populations of students, but for my area which is generally upperclass students, I see a lot of noise violations and party violations (over 49 people in a house that is not holding a registered party). Occasionally I see students who are being charged with underage drinking as well as other violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.

Jones to Retire from Wesleyan May 31

Barbara Jones, the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, will retire from Wesleyan effective May 31.

Jones came to Wesleyan from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. As the Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, she has worked with students, faculty, Information Technology Services, and others to recreate library spaces and services, including the Olin Information Commons, Jakobson Periodical Reading Room, the Conservation Lab, and the renovated Science Library stacks and study areas. She has been a leader in the CTW library group, has helped make the consortium a model for collaboration among member libraries, and played an important role in securing Mellon Foundation grant to aid in the sharing of collections. By reaching out to work with others at Wesleyan and beyond, Jones has developed relationships that have proved essential in providing dynamic, innovative library services for Wesleyan students and faculty.

Jones has been a tireless advocate of intellectual freedom and privacy in the digital age. She has hosted workshops and presented papers on the subject in Africa, East Asia and Latin America. For her efforts, Jones was awarded the 2007 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Tully to Become Interim University Librarian

Patricia Tully, who has been the associate university librarian since 2004, will become interim University Librarian on June 1. Tully earned her bachelor of arts in philosophy and graduated magna cum laude from Williams College; she earned her masters degree in library science from the University of Michigan. She brings a wealth of experience to her new position, having served in both public and academic libraries. Before coming to Wesleyan, Tully served as head of technical services at the Gettysburg College Musselman Library and at Harvard’s Hilles and Lamont Libraries

At Wesleyan, Tully has worked closely with staff within and outside the library to restructure the library’s budget, implement organizational and policy changes, and provide day-to-day logistical support for library operations and projects.

Fields ’03 Maintains Digital Repository of Photos, Logos

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Jenny Fields '03, digital asset and project manager, color-corrects and edits university images.

Q: Jenny, in November 2008, you became Wesleyan’s first digital asset and project manager for University Communications. How would you describe this role?

A: I am in the process of setting up and maintaining a digital repository of photos, logos, and other digital collateral that is used in the University Communications Office, and other offices on campus. I’m also a photo editor, meaning that I respond to photo requests, do color correction, handle stock photography, and schedule photographers for events.

Q: If someone, say from the Office of Admission, needs a photograph of student activity for the department’s website, how would he or she go about getting an image?

A: A departmental request can take anywhere from an hour to a week, depending on how complicated the request is, and how many jobs are ahead of it. If the photo does not exist, then it has to be taken, which can be done, but not without setting up a shooting schedule.

Q: Does Wesleyan have a photo database? What is included in this database and who can access it?

A: Technically, the University has several photo databases. Some are open to the public, some only to those on campus, and some are for internal use only. The database that I administer is primarily for internal use, but the photos in it are seen in almost every publication and web page that our team produces.

Q: If an alumnus, faculty or staff member needs a photograph taken on campus, should he or she contact you directly?

Buden to Retire April 1

Judy Buden, assistant director of employee benefits, has announced her decision to retire after 27 years at Wesleyan. Her resignation will be effective April 1.

Wesleyan Faculty, Staff Celebrate Holiday Season

Wesleyan President Michael Roth plays piano while Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events; Nancy Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid; Roth's wife Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters and faculty fellow; and Louise Brown, dean for academic advancement/dean for the Class of 2009, sing along. President Roth held a holiday party at his home for faculty and staff on Dec. 11.

Wesleyan President Michael Roth plays piano while Gina Driscoll, associate director of development events; Nancy Meislahn, dean of admission and financial aid; guest Shanda Reynelli; Roth's wife Kari Weil, visiting professor of letters and faculty fellow; and Louise Brown, dean for academic advancement/dean for the Class of 2009, sing along. President Roth held a holiday party at his home for faculty and staff on Dec. 11.

Ethnic Bake Sale Raises $1,200 for Food Pantry

Wesleyan hosted an international bake sale in the Usdan University Center Nov. 20 to benefit the Middlesex United Way.

Wesleyan hosted an Ethnic Bake Sale in the Usdan University Center Nov. 20 to benefit the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Wesleyan raised $1,200 from the sale. (Photos by Intisar Abioto '09)

Swedish sweet bread, Greek jam cookies, Iranian walnut puffs and Irish soda bread were just a few tasty treats sold recently to benefit a local food pantry.

On Nov. 20, Wesleyan hosted an ethnic bake sale in the Usdan University Center. More than 70 bakers and volunteers contributed to the event, helping to raise almost $1,200 in two and a half hours. All proceeds were given directly to Middletown’s Amazing Grace Food Pantry.

Hundreds of baked goods were for sale.

Hundreds of baked goods were for sale.

“It was so wonderful to see the Wesleyan community come together as one and see what we could do for the community during these tough economic times,” says bake sale organizer Olga Bookas,

University Communication Changes for Bailey, Cooke, Fields

As part of the reorganization of the Office of University Communications, formerly the Office of Public Affairs, three staff members’ roles have changed to directly support the department’s mission and priorities.

Mark Bailey, formerly director of development communications, is now director of strategic communications. His responsibilities are for university brand and messaging; strategic initiatives to communicate Wesleyan advantages; and marketing communications integration across media.

Adrian Cooke, formerly web administrator, is now associate director of web technology. In this role, Cooke is the web technologist for University Communications and University Relations and principal contact for University Communications’ web initiatives. With Information Technology Services’ New Media Lab, he will develop and produce the core university website, as well as University Relations and alumni sites.

Jenny Fields ’03, formerly development communications coordinator, is now digital asset and project manager. She is the point of contact for procurement, stewardship, and delivery of university digital assets, including coordination with outside photographers and videographers for special project and event coverage.