Olivia DrakeNovember 11, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for October 2015: Newly hired Timothy Bacon was hired as assistant squash coach intern in the Department of Athletics on Oct. 1 Mildred Rodriguez was hired as health professions advisor in the Wesleyan Career Center on Oct. 9 Jordan Knicely was hired as associate director of institutional research on Oct. 29 Departures Mickie Dame, administrative assistant in the College of Social Studies Devin Ford, Public Safety dispatcher Annette Howard, analyst programmer, project leader in Information Technology Services Armando Ortiz, Public Safety officer Parker Smathers, acquisitions editor for Wesleyan University Press

Olivia DrakeOctober 26, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources hosted its annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon Oct. 19 in Beckham Hall. President Michael Roth attended the lunch and commended the employees for their many years of service at Wesleyan. Employees who were celebrating their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35, and 40th year were invited to the luncheon with a guest. Employees honored included: Admissions Clifford Thornton, 30 years Sheila von Schoeler, 30 years Christian Lanser, 20 years Center for the Arts Mark Gawlak, 30 years (more…)

Lauren RubensteinOctober 7, 20152min
In this issue of News @ Wesleyan, we speak to Joan Ecklund, registered nurse and nursing coordinator in Health Services. Q: Joan, how long have you worked in Wesleyan’s Health Services? How has your role here changed over the years? A: I am celebrating 30 years at Wesleyan this month. I started out in a temporary position and slowly started to work more hours through the years. I am currently the Nursing Clinical Coordinator in Health Services. I work to keep the daily operations flowing smoothly as well as working with students to assist with their health care needs. Q: Did you…

Olivia DrakeSeptember 15, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reports the following new hires, transitions and departures: Newly hired Kathleen Smith was hired as associate director of fellowships, internships and exchanges in the Center for Global Studies on Aug. 3. Joy Zelikovsky was hired as post-doctoral clinical/counseling psychologist in the Counseling Center on Aug. 3. Kaiser Aslam was hired as University Muslim Chaplain in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life on Aug. 17. (more…)

Lauren RubensteinAugust 13, 20153min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires, transitions and departures for July 2015: Newly hired Jake Bussani '14 was hired as defensive football intern on July 1. Jonathan Day '15 was hired as offensive football intern on July 1. Amanda Fairchild was hired as a library assistant on July 6. Sara Howard was hired as social science reference librarian on July 1. Meredith Nyser was hired as swimming and diving intern in athletics on July 1. Devin Ford was hired as public safety dispatcher on July 6. Jaclyn Wilson was hired as Wesleyan Press marketing manager on…

Olivia DrakeJune 30, 20152min
In this issue of News @ Wesleyan, we speak with Krystal-Gayle O’Neill, an area coordinator in Residential Life. In addition to her role with Res Life, O'Neil leads Dynamic Women at Wesleyan, a group that was created as a way for women or persons who identify as women to come together, talk about various topics, and gather under a common purpose Q: Krystal-Gayle, when did you join the staff at the Office of Residential Life and where were you working prior to Wesleyan? A: I joined the Res Life staff in the Summer of 2011. Prior to Wes, I worked in Res Life…

Olivia DrakeJune 16, 20153min
In this issue of News @ Wesleyan, we speak with Jonathan Farrar, a senior investment associate in the Wesleyan Investments Office. Q: Jonathan, when did you join the staff at Wesleyan's Investments Office? A: I joined the investments office in mid-October 2014, though in most appropriate fashion (as you’ll soon discover) my first day on the job was actually on the road in San Francisco with Anne Martin, our Chief Investment Officer. I seized the opportunity to tag along since she was seeing some of our existing investment managers as well as a few that I have invested with in…

Olivia DrakeJune 4, 20152min
On June 3, the Office of Human Resources coordinated an Ice Cream Social for faculty and staff. The event took place at Usdan University Center's Huss Courtyard. Employees won raffle prizes and participated in volleyball games, water balloon toss and bean bag toss. Mario Torres, a material handler from Physical Plant, deejayed the event while the Center for the Arts provided musical entertainment with steel pan drums. Several students who work on campus over the summer also attended the social event. "This was a fun way for colleagues to get out of the office, mingle and kick off the summer…

Bryan Stascavage '18April 17, 20153min
#THISISWHY In this Q&A we sit down with David McClure Csere, chef for Bon Appétit, recipient of the 2015 Morgenstern-Clarren Social Justice Employee Prize. The award was created in 2009 in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ‘03 who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan. Morgenstern-Clarren’s activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. Peter’s parents, Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and the honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren of Shaker Heights, Ohio, are sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good. Q: When…

Lauren RubensteinApril 17, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departures for March 2015. Newly hired Zachariah Pfeifer was hired as coordinator of Greek life on March 2. Julian Goldfield was hired as desktop support specialist and art workshops technology administrator on March 2. Pierina Cheung was hired as a research associate on March 6. Francesca Livermore was hired as digital projects librarian on March 16. Alexander Vazquez was hired as the instructional media specialist on March 23. Kera Jewett was hired as a development officer on March 30. (more…)

Olivia DrakeMarch 17, 20151min
The Office of Human Resources reported the following new hires and departure for February 2015. Newly hired Michele Matera was hired as office assistant in the President’s Office on Feb. 16. Joseph Buchino was hired as an athletic facility maintenance person on Feb. 23. Departure Dashaun Outlaw, public safety officer

Olivia DrakeMarch 2, 20154min
#THISISWHY Linda Cummings, administrative assistant in the Sociology Department and for the Public Affairs Center, was recently presented with a Cardinal Achievement Award for her efforts in taking on the responsibility of cleaning the PAC basement storage rooms. These large rooms were so full of old furniture, papers, books and assorted other items that it was almost impossible to enter them. Cummings worked with Physical Plant to arrange for multiple rounds of removal of usable furniture, assisted current and emerti faculty with review of their stored materials, arranged with the university archivist to remove historical files of interest to the university,…