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The Career Center and Disability Resources are cosponsoring a workshop on Disability Disclosure in the Job Search Process this Friday, February 12th, at noon in 41 Wyllys, room 114. We will discuss the why, when, what and to whom to disclose your disability in your job search process and examine situations that current Wesleyan students and alum have shared with us. We look forward to a lively, interactive discussion!

Healing Forward: Self-Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence

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This group addresses the unique ways that a traumatic experience can impact self-care. Topics include:

self-compassion, sleep hygiene, sex and sexuality, body image, creativity and play, mindfulness, and building healthy relationships

Sessions will include art, movement and other activities.

Email Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator to sign up for the group.

The deadline to sign up is Thursday, 2.11 at 5pm.

Reference “Healing Forward” in the subject line of the email.

To:   Candidates for Bachelor of Arts Degree
From:  Rosie Villard, Administrative Assistant V

To ensure that your full legal name is spelled correctly on your diploma, we are asking you to confirm your diploma name.  Please confirm your name as soon as possible.

In your portfolio under Enrollment Status click on Diploma Names.  The name that we currently have on file will be displayed on this page.  If your name is correct, please click on Confirm/Update button at the bottom of the page.  If your name is not correct, please make any necessary corrections before selecting the Confirm/Update button.

Please note that you will only be able to update your name once per day – if you confirm your name in error, you will need to return to the page the following day to make any corrections.

If your name contains special characters or accents, please confirm the spelling of your name without the characters or accents.  In order to make sure that the special characters or accents appear correctly on your diploma, you will be asked to link to the Special Character Diploma Name Confirmation form and send it to the Registrar’s Office.

To make a correction to your legal name for all other university records, you will need to bring a form of legal identification (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, or legal name change document if your name has been legally changed) to the Registrar’s Office.

The Career Center is sponsoring the following information sessions on OPT and CPT for students:

Feb 11, OPT: Get a Job in the US

Feb 16, Working After Wes: Options for International Students

Feb. 23, CPT: Internship Search for International Students

March 1, Internships with US Companies

Have you considered a career in education? Are you interested in hearing about educational research and service happening at Wesleyan and beyond? Would you like to learn more about Wesleyan’s Certificate in the Study of Education as well as the steps you should consider taking if you would like to become a teacher? Would you like to learn more about volunteer opportunities? If so, then join the Wesleyan Education Network listserv! Just email Professor Steven Stemler (steven.stemler@wesleyan.edu) and request to be added to the listserv. 

Thursday (Feb 4), 12:00-12:45pm
Spirituality Lounge at the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
169 High Street, 2nd floor

You are invited to enjoy some pizza and learn more about the first Wesleyan interfaith spring break service trip!!!!  This trip will go from March 14-19 and will involve service work, community building, and spiritual reflection with an interfaith group.  Don’t miss this chance to help struggling neighborhoods in Pennsylvania (a 5-hour drive from Wes), visit the Hershey Chocolate Factory (!!), and deepen our understanding of service and its connection with our spiritual identities.

If you are unable to come and would like more information, please contact our chaplain intern, Jon, at jonathan.heinly@yale.edu as soon as possible.  We need to have deposits by the end of the day on Thursday, February 11.  Generous financial assistance is available based on individual need.


Stress Relief Practicum

Connect with others who are seeking self-care strategies for health and well-being.
Learn new skills and tools to manage stress and take care of yourself.  

Mondays beginning

February 1st –29th from 5-6PM

Meetings will follow an exploratory workshop format and participants will
learn and practice different techniques for mind-body wellness each week.

The group will be led by
Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education
& Colby Colbert-Sangree Wellness Intern, WesWell

To sign up fill out this registration form.

Sign up by Friday, January 29th at noon.
Space is limited and on a first come basis.
Participants will be expected to attend all 5 sessions.

Spring 2016 COL264: Schwanze-Beast Performance Composition-Animals and the Future

This interdisciplinary course led by writer and performance artist Carmelita Tropicana explores the meaning and role of animals in our lives and problematizes neat categories and distinctions between humans and other animals. The course also examines the use of sci-fi as a genre for social and political critique. The studio course will provide students the opportunity to share in the collaborative process and create content based on Schwanze-Beast, a sci-fi project in development by Tropicana. This hands on practical course aims to strengthen creative writing for interdisciplinary work. Students will also work as research assistants for Tropicana. 


Nominations for the 2016 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching are now open! Here’s your chance to recognize the Wesleyan teachers who had an enduring impact on your academic and personal development.

Click here to submit your nomination.

Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory performance piece that is conceived and created for the Wesleyan campus through collaboration between theater students and Professor Marcela Oteíza. Wes Out-Loud invites you to experience Wesleyan as a scenographic space by inserting new narratives into everyday sites. Through the juxtaposition of place and stories, we hope to bring forward the richness and diversity of the students of our campus, to promote inclusiveness, and to give space to voices that are usually not heard.

This production is an invitation to re-think and re-engage with our campus: Considering the institution and its physical context; location and architecture; its history; institutional and individual narratives; and how they affect our daily lives and our social interactions.

We will be creating a journey through specific places of our campus, into which we will intervene new narratives (students stories). Through which, we will be able to bring to light the richness of the students of this campus and, thereby, promote inclusiveness and provide space to voices that are not usually heard.

The process for this piece will be through collaboration between a group of nine to twelve students (who will register for a full credit of THEA: Performance Practice) and the project director (Prof. Marcela Oteíza). The students participating in the course will decide upon specific places and modes of interventions through group discussions, rehearsals, and aesthetic approach. The students will perform and/or create each intervention.

If you would like to participate in Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place, as a collaborator, please submit your story as the mode of audition (see attached form). If selected, you will add THEA Performance Practice under Prof. Oteíza during Drop/add in the spring.

There are also other ways to participate, such as Production Assistant, running crew, ASM, and so forth. If you are interested  please contact Rebecca Foster, Theater Department technical director at rfoster01@wesleyan.edu.

If you have further questions, please email Professor Oteíza at moteiza@wesleyan.edu, Ali Jamali (Assistant Director) at ajamali@wesleyan.edu or Eva Lou (Stage Manager) ylou@wesleyan.edu

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grading mode change formThe last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2015 semester is Friday, December 4.  Completed forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. and must include the following signatures: instructor, faculty advisor, and class dean.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and me about your concerns. If you can’t make my drop-ins, please email me at dphillips@wesleyan.edu or call me at x2757 to schedule an appointment.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do get the signatures of your instructor and advisor on your drop/add form. I cannot sign for either without his or her permission, so please save yourself the trouble of waiting to see me during drop-ins just for me to tell you that.
  • Do not wait until Friday at 4:00 p.m. to see me or you may find yourself waiting in a very long line!

Drop-in Hours: M 2-3; Tu 3-4; W 5-7; Th 11-12; F 2-4

Talking about Race with Jelani Cobb  12/2

On Wednesday, December 2nd at 7, we are welcoming Jelani Cobb, PhD, Director of the Africana Studies Institute at UConn and Staff Writer of the New Yorker to speak in CFA Hall. His book, the Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, was published in 2010 through Bloomsbury Publishing.

His post recent published pieces include:

Allbritton Talks: Effective Solidarity Organizing on Campus 12/3

When student, frontline communities, and organizers call for solidarity actions, how can we respond most effectively? What tactics do students have at their disposal to raise awareness, change policies, communicate support, or raise funds? How can work done here at Wesleyan affect change elsewhere? How is solidarity organizing different? We welcome all viewpoints- no background knowledge required. 

Thursday, December 3rd, 12-1pm.
Allbritton 311, lunch provided. 

Civic Engagement Certificate Information Session 12/4

Students in the CEC program participate in a wide variety of formal and informal civic activities in Middletown and around the world. These include volunteer work, practica, activism, and service-learning courses. The certificate is designed for students interested in reflecting upon these activities and integrating their civic and academic efforts. 

Friday, December 4th, 12-1pm

If you are considering an application for 2017 entrance to medical, dental, or veterinary school, plan to attend the annual Essential Meeting on Monday, November 30 at 6:30 PM in the Career Center Commons. Applying to these three types of health professions graduate schools requires serious advance planning, a clear sense of the required timeline, knowledge of how the process works, and what it will cost.

This information session will provide you with: (1) an overview of the application process, (2) information you need to file a request for an institutional letter of sponsorship from the Wesleyan Health Professions Panel, and (3) suggestions for how to assess the strength of your candidacy.  

Unless you have a class, you should make every effort to attend this meeting.  If you have a 7 PM class, you should attend for the first half-hour.  We will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

Unless you have a class, you should make every effort to attend this meeting.  If you have a 7 PM class, you should attend for the first half-hour.

We will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

For more information, please contact Peggy Carey Best at pcbest@wesleyan.edu

AFAM 247: Contemporary African American Poetry and Its Pasts

AFAM 304: Philosophy of Memory in African American Literature

AFAM 306: Visual Storytelling: Race, (In)Visibility, and the American Landscape

CHUM 320: Modern Intellectual History in Global Perspectives

QAC 311: Longitudinal Data Analysis

QAC 312: Hierarchical Linear Models

QAC 314: Survival Analysis

QAC 385: Applications of Machine Learning in Data Analysis

QAC 386: Quantitative Textual Analysis: Introduction to Text Mining

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