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Campus Violence Topic of Key Issues Forum April 27

Almost half of college students have experienced abuse in a relationship, according to a 2008 study. Abuse can range from cyber- stalking to beatings and rape.

On April 27, Wesleyan University, The Hartford Courant and FOX CT will present a Key Issues Forum titled “The Person You Think You Know: Signs and Solutions of Campus Violence” at 6 p.m. in Beckham Hall. The forum will feature experts who will discuss relationship violence on campuses, including how to recognize danger signs and where to get help.

The panelists are:
Claire Potter, professor of American studies, professor of history, whose research interest includes the study of violence against women.

Jaclyn Friedman ’93, who is a performer and co-editor of “Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.”

Connie J. Kirkland, director of sexual assault services at George Mason University in Virginia and a national expert on campus stalking.

Janet Peckinpaugh, a 30-year broadcast journalist with her own media marketing firm who has been a victim of stalking and domestic violence.

Laurie Perez, reporter, FOX CT will moderate the event.

“Violence  — stalking, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and hazing –among young people is a problem in the United States, and to that extent, we have to assume that it is a campus problem to some degree,” Potter says. ” In addition, according to the Department of Justice, women in particular are most likely to be the object of violence between the ages of 16 and 24; hence, you might even argue that we on college campuses are at the epicenter of something we could affect and intervene in.  What seems to me most relevant, however, is that administrators and faculty always want to be in the position of anticipating challenges proactively, rather than responding to incidents of violence on campus and assessing, after the fact, what we might have done to help someone who has already been harmed.”

The event is co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant and FOX CT, and presented in partnership with Wesleyan University. It is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register by e-mail at corpaffairs@courant.com or by calling 860-241-3614.

Allbritton Center Honored with Gold Certification for Sustainable Practices

The Allbritton Center, formerly the Davenport Campus Center, was a renovation project completed in August 2009. Wesleyan considered sustainable measures throughout the redesign and construction, earning a Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

The Allbritton Center, formerly the Davenport Campus Center, was a renovation project completed in August 2009. Wesleyan considered sustainable measures throughout the redesign and construction, earning a Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Photo by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Wesleyan has reached the gold standard in sustainable structures.

On March 15, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Wesleyan’s newly-renovated Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life building a Gold Certification based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system that verifies that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

“The Gold Certification demonstrates Wesleyan’s commitment to sustainable design, operation and maintenance of its buildings,” says Alan Rubacha, construction services consultant for the center. “From the salvage and reuse of existing materials, to the design and specification of new materials and even into the site design, LEED was consulted for every decision.”

The Allbritton Center, formerly the Davenport Campus Center, was a nine-month renovation project completed in August 2009.

LEED awards points based

Campus Tours Ongoing Throughout Summer

The Office of Admission hosts student-led campus tours throughout the summer Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon.

The Office of Admission hosts student-led campus tours throughout the summer Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at noon.

XX, center in blue shirt, leads a tour down College Row. All events begin at the Stewart M. Reid House. No pre-registration is necessary for campus tours or group information sessions.

Vernie Chia '11, center in blue shirt, leads a tour down College Row. All events begin at the Stewart M. Reid House. No pre-registration is necessary for campus tours or group information sessions.

XX, at far right, speaks about Olin Memorial Library to a tour group July 30.

Dan St. Hillaire '10, at right, speaks about Olin Memorial Library to a tour group July 30.

XXX, at right, leads a group through the Center for the Arts on Aug. 4. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Jayvan Mitchell '11, at right, leads a group through the Center for the Arts on Aug. 4. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

Senior Citizens Tour, Learn About Wesleyan

More than 80 senior citizens from the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) visited campus Oct. 10 for a day-long program about the history of Wesleyan University.  The event included lectures, gallery visits, an organ concert and a self-guided campus tour.

More than 80 senior citizens from the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) visited campus Oct. 10 for a day-long program about the history of Wesleyan University. The event included lectures, gallery visits, an organ concert and a self-guided campus tour.

Valerie Gillispie, assistant university archivist, speaks to the MILE guests about the architectural history of Wesleyan in the Center for Film Studies. Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of special collections, spoke about the history of Wesleyan and Middletown. Both talks concluded with a question and answer session.

Valerie Gillispie, assistant university archivist, speaks to the MILE guests about the architectural history of Wesleyan in the Center for Film Studies. Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of special collections, spoke about the history of Wesleyan and Middletown. Both talks concluded with a question and answer session.

Guests had ample time to explore the Wesleyan campus. The event was coordinated by the Office of Community Relations. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Guests had ample time to explore the Wesleyan campus. The event was coordinated by the Office of Community Relations. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)