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Family Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (November 6th-November 8th), and we need student employees!   Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s most important events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the registration site, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 16th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Tuesday, October 20th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, November 4th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM.  If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu.

Thanks for your interest!

The Interns

Catherine Marquez ’16, and Avva Saniee ’17
Family Weekend and Homecoming 2015 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
330 High Street
(860) 685-2802

The Deans Office and the Office of Study Abroad, is hosting a Welcome Back Reception for Study Abroad Students on Thursday, October 8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Daniel Family Commons.  The reception will provide an opportunity for you to share your study abroad experiences with fellow students, reconnect with classmates, and provide us with feedback on the study abroad process.

If you think you may attend, please RSVP through this link.

We would very much like to create a study abroad slideshow for the event, so if you have photos from your travels that you would like to share with the group, please indicate so on the form and we will follow up with you.

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2016
217 North College

Emily Gorlewski
Associate Director of Study Abroad
105 Fisk Hall

Completing your degree this December? Feel like you’re the only one? Unsure of what to do next? You’re not alone!  You are invited to attend the

December Completion Meet & Greet
Friday, October 9 at 4:30pm
Allbritton Room 311

Here you will have opportunity to meet other students completing their degrees in December. and to ask questions and get great advice from Dean Phillips and Persephone Hall from the Career Center.

Refreshments will be provided!

Please RSVP through this link.

Sponsored by Dean David Phillips and your Academic Peer Advisor.

Thursday, October 1st is bring your professor to Espwesso day! As we expand our hours, we hope to foster a space that will help develop a more cohesive student/faculty community. If you bring your professor you will both receive half off any drink of your choice, any time between 8:30am and 12:30pm on October 1st.

The link to your Major Certification Form is in your Academic Career bucket in portfolio.  You will need to submit a Major Certification Form for each major you intend to complete.

First you need to mark your courses by checking the box next to the courses you wish to offer in satisfaction of each requirement.  Some departments allow courses to count toward more than one requirement and others apply a mutually-exclusive rule which will prevent you from offering the same course twice.  The form will provide messaging if your major uses the mutually-exclusive rule so that corrections can be made.  If you need to offer a course that is not automatically appearing on the form, you should click the “submit override” link on the requirement line where you wish to offer the course.  That will open up a drop-down menu displaying your entire academic history.  Then simply select the course you wish to offer from that list, scroll down and click the Submit Override button.  That will send an electronic message to your advisor which he or she can then approve and the course will appear in green with the status “advisor pending”.

All seniors are certified in their major(s) via this electronic form and all seniors are required to submit their final form for certification in their final semester at Wesleyan.  This means that seniors who are completing their work this semester, will be required to submit their final Major Certification Form this semester.  All other seniors will submit their forms in the spring.  You will receive messaging from the Registrar’s office reminding you when an action is required on your part.

All seniors are encouraged to review their Major Certification Form with their academic advisor when they meet for November pre-reg planning to ensure that you have completed all the requirements or that you register for the appropriate courses that will allow you to complete your major in the spring semester.  If you need assistance, contact Susan Krajewski in the Registrar’s office at x2738 or skrajewski@wesleyan.edu.

The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1  at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Tutors meet with first-year students, senior thesis writers, and even faculty members.  Everyone is welcome and all services are free.Here is this semester’s schedule:


Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Rachel Earnhardt – HIST/ENVS
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Isabel Fattal – COL/RELI
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Justin Greene – ENGL/ANTH
Appointment – 1:45-4 pm – Downey 104 – Sophia Franchi – FELLOW/ENGL/FRST
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Alison Denzer-King – PSYC/CSED
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Leah Bakely – HIST/HISP
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Giordana Martino – PSYC
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Gabriel Borelli – CSS
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Jenna Shapiro – HIST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Penny Snyder – ENGL
Appointment – 1:45-4 pm – Downey 103 – Elana Rosenthal – FELLOW/COL/FRST/WRCT
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Rebecca Brand – ARHA/ARST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Hein Jeong – PHIL/GRST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Aryeh Lieber – ENGL
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Alexandra Ricks – HIST/LAST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Sarah Mininsohn – SOC/DANC
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Jeremy Crimm – CSS

For more information, go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/index.html

FREN 281
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: THEA 291
This course offers students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French and Francophone theater in general, and acting in French in particular. This transhistorical course will introduce students to acting techniques while allowing them to discover the richness of the French and Francophone dramatic repertoires. A particular emphasis will be placed on improving students’ oral skills through pronunciation and diction exercises. The course will culminate in the performance of the students’ work at the end of the semester. Based on the “cours d’interprétation,” and offered exclusively in French, this course gives French language students a chance to improve language skills and discover the art of acting.
Instructor(s): Meere,Michael          Times: .M.W.F. 02:40PM-03:30PM;       Location: FISK414

The Peer Health Advocates (PHA) are the student voice of WesWELL’s health education outreach efforts and integral to the development and implementation of those efforts.

Involvement in the group is intended to impact your own understanding and behaviors around health as well as educate and promote health to the entire Wesleyan community.

We welcome students with interest in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the well-being of Wesleyan to apply to be a PHA.

Please visit the WesWell website for more information and to apply.

Our 6 week MBSR based class now called: BPN: Being Present Now. Starts Monday 10/5 with a sample class on Monday at 9/28. To apply: http://mindful.blogs.wesleyan.edu/class/. This is limited to 25 students.

In addition, Mindfulness with Brownies : every Wednesday at 7pm: basement Memorial Chapel. Informal, lasts 30 min. No previous experience necessary. This is a supportive community led by our mindfulness intern. This is year two of this project.

For more info on the benefits of mindfulness from a scientific perspective:

Dear Class of 2016,

We hope Senior Year has been off to a great start!

The Senior Class Officers have been working to start planning events for the year. There is one open Senior Class Secretary position that we are looking to fill, and we need your help.

If you are interested in applying for the Secretary position, please email Bulaong Ramiz at bramiz@wesleyan.edu with a brief paragraph outlining the reasons for your interest in the position and also your extracurricular activities at Wesleyan. The Secretary of the Senior Class is primarily responsible for record-keeping and plays a key role in working with the other Officers to help plan events for the year. Please send in all emails by Wednesday September 16th 5pm.

Thank you! We look forward to having an awesome Senior Year with you all.

All the best,
Senior Class Officers

Ellen Paik, President
Martin Malabanan, Vice President
Derrick Holman, Treasurer

Are you looking for opportunities to fill out your resume as you start looking for jobs? Employers like to see fundraising experience on your résumé. It is a respected skill that transfers to virtually any career and demonstrates that you are a passionate, confident person with excellent sales and communications skills.

Wesleyan’s University Relations department is looking for dedicated, high-energy seniors who have a real passion for Wesleyan to join the Senior Class Gift Committee. We will train you in how to educate your peers, ask for gifts, plan successful events, and achieve goals. This position allows students the opportunity to enhance their communication skills, build their résumés, and earn a recommendation letter from Wesleyan’s University Relations Department. Join the 10 seniors who have already joined the Committee, and together let’s continue to make Wesleyan great! Last year 407 members of the Class of 2015 gave nearly $5,000, which went right back to the Wesleyan Community.

If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact Michael Schramm in the Wesleyan Fund at 860-685-2417 or mschramm@wesleyan.edu.

Also, don’t forget to come out for the Senior Class Gift Wine and Cheese kickoff event in Beckham 7:00-9:00 pm on September 25th! Register online at http://wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/s/1318/index.aspx?sid=1318&gid=1&pgid=5473&content_id=7688

healing picThe Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group for female-identified survivors will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 22th-December 8th from 5:30-6:45PM. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) to sign up no later than Thursday, September 17th. Reference “Tuesday Support Group” in subject line of email.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 22nd-December 8th
Time: 5:30-6:45PM

All  seniors who are considering undertaking an honors thesis are invited to attend an Honors Info Session. This is your opportunity to have your individual questions answered. The presenters will be:

  • David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2016
  • Su Zheng Chair of the Honors Committee
  • Susan Krajewski, Associate Registrar and administrator for Honors

Come get your questions answered! Hope to see you there.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
PAC 001

A reminder to senior thesis writers – applications for Olin library carrels for honors thesis writers are now available online in student portfolios .  Paper applications for Science Library carrels can be picked up in person in Sci Li.  Both applications are due by Sept 18th.

Full details on the carrel assignment process are available here:   http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/infoforyou/carrelsabout.html

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