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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

Winter on Wyllys 2016

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to come back to Wesleyan a week early over winter break to jumpstart your job/internship search or focus on your personal career development without the stress of classes and activities getting in the way. 

The Career Center is offering the following two classes from January 11th – 15th: 

Careers by Design

Do you know what you want to do when you graduate? Next summer? Even next semester? Careers by Design is a week-long program designed to help you identify what factors may be influencing your choice of major, internship, or career path, and help you to be mindful of your decisions and do what is right for you regardless of what messages you may be receiving from others. Careers by Design will run in the mornings only. 


CareerLab is a week-long, boot camp style introduction to everything you need to know to start your internship or job search. You will come out of the week with an understanding of how to research fields and organizations, make full use of LinkedIn to engage with alumni and trade groups, interview effectively, and launch yourself as a professional in your field of interest. CareerLab will run in the mornings only. 

These classes run concurrently and cannot be taken at the same time. There is a $100 materials fee to participate. Financial Aid is available and housing is included. Students must register on CareerDrive and fill out Res Life’s Housing Form by 12pm on December 2nd to participate. 

The Career Center is also partnering with Wall Street Prep to offer an intensive 2-day training seminar to equip students with the financial skills they need to be successful in the recruiting process for positions in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, business development, capital markets, and equity & credit research. Upon course completion, students receive high-quality materials and access to resources that enable them to revisit concepts as they prepare for interviews, internships, and full-time positions. The cost of the program Is $199. Financial aid is available and students should contact the Career Center at 860-685-2180 to request a fee waiver. Students interested in participating in the 2-day program must register here by December 1, 2015. 

Students should feel free to reach out to Rachel Munafo in the Career Center with questions. 

In celebration of International Education Week, join a panel of students knowledgeable of international fellowships, graduate school abroad, international internships, conducting research abroad, securing funding for international research or language study. Panelists will share best practices and recommendations in pursuing these opportunities abroad. The panel will be held in the Career Center on Wednesday November 18th beginning at 5:30 PM and moderated by Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships and Exchanges. Please join us to learn and plan your next international step beyond study abroad.

Website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/516955898463759/

Interested in Winter Session? Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! Registration for classes, housing, and dining closes December 2 – at noon – right after we return from Thanksgiving break. You can find the form for Winter Session, as well as links to sign up for dining and housing, in your Eportfolio Winter Session bucket or online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/wintersession/enroll/index.html. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, your advisor, or the Winter Session office at winter@wesleyan.edu.

The Deans’ Office and the Office of Study Abroad are hosting an event for prospective study abroad students featuring students who have recently returned from study abroad. These students have great pictures to show and stories to tell about their experiences, and if you are planning to study abroad, we’re sure you have great interest and questions for them.

Daniel Family Commons
Thursday, November 12, 6:30-8:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served

Please use this form to RSVP.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there! And while we have you reading this, please like the Office of Study Abroad’s new Facebook page.

Emily Gorlewski
Associate Director
Office of Study Abroad
Wesleyan University
105 Fisk Hall, 262 High St.
Middletown, CT 06457
+1 (860) 685-3007

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2016
217 North College
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT  06459
860.685.2757 (voice)
860.685.3940 (fax)

The Wesleyan Spring Intensive is a new opportunity that will allow you to plunge into a new course every three weeks and to intensively focus on project or topic at a time rather than balancing several. The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to build cohesiveness across their courses, collaborate with faculty, engage in project-based learning and sample from some never previously offered courses from prominent visitors.  Each three week course will carry a full credit covering the same amount of material as 14 week courses. Check out the menu of courses here http://wesleyanspringintensive.blogs.wesleyan.edu/  (and more details on Wesmaps)

Who can participate?  Up to 50 students interested in building their spring schedule with intensive courses and other for-credit experiences.

Can I take other courses?   Though most admitted students will take their courses exclusively in the intensive format, students may enroll in one or more semester-long credits for a senior thesis, independent or group tutorial, student forum, or internship. Students can also take quarter-credit courses outside the intensive format, schedule permitting.

When will intensive courses meet?  Classes will meet Monday through Friday for 2 hours and 50 minutes for three weeks.

How will students be admitted?  The Intensive program is POI. Interested students may apply for admission by meeting with Professor Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wesleyan.edu) or any of the faculty teaching through the intensive program, during planning period (Nov 3 through 16). Admitted students will then seek final course selection approval from their advisors.

Period 1
NS&B/BIO 250, Lab in cellular and behavioral neurobiology, Jan Naegele, Jan 22-Feb 11 1:10 to 4:00
PSYC261, Cultural Psychology, Bob Steele, Jan 22-Feb 11, 1:10 to 4:00
DANC/THEA/MUSC231, Performing Arts Videography, Lauren Petty, Jan 22-Feb 11, 9:00 to 11:50

Period 2
PSYC/NS&B 316, Schizophrenia and its treatment, Matt  Kurtz, Feb 15-March 4, 1:10 to 4:00
PSYC381, Project-based programming for research, Lisa Dierker, Feb 15-March 4, 9:00 to 11:50

Period 3
MUSC222, Music and interactive media, Ron Kuivila, March 21 – April 8, 9:00 to 11:50
SOC313, Time, Masks and Mirrors: Aging in America, Peggy Carey-Best, March 21 – April 8, 9:00 to 11:50
PSYC294, Developmental Tasks in Adolescence, Andrea Barthwell, March 28 – April 1, 9:00 to 4:00

Period 4
CSPL202, Power of Insights: Design Thinking, Celena Aponte and Danielle Razo, April 13 – May 3, 9:00 to 11:50
PSYC204, Methods of interpretation, Bob Steel, April 13 – May 3, 1:10 – 4:00
COL264, Animals and the Future, Carmelita Tropicana, April 13 – May 3, 9:00 to 11:50
DANC240, Deeper Ecology, Jill Sigman, April 13 – May 3, 1:10 to 4:0,

Photos from India

Roop Ghosh sends these photos from India, where he is volunteering as a teacher at the Shanti Bhavan School in the Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India.


12th graders, Shanti Bhavan school.


11th graders, Shanti Bhavan school.


The Shanti Bhavan school building.


Photos from Prague

Cyrus Nury shares these photos from his study abroad experience in Prague.


UPCES friends taking a photo outside of Prague Castle


In front of Litomerice Town Square


Bohemian Palace outside of Litomerice


In front of the Lennon Wall (Malostranská)


In front of the Lennon Wall (Malostranská)


The Dancing House (Prague 1)


With friends on a weekend trip to Budapest


Bone Church (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic)


Great Stone Church (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic)


Burano Island Spring Break (Venice, Italy)



Interior of St. Vitus Cathedral — Prague Castle


UPCES Closing Day Reception


View of Prague from Letna Hill Park


Interior of the Dohany Street Synagogue (Budapest, Hungary)


Orzaghaz (Hungarian Parliamentary Building — Budapest)


Another view of Orzaghaz


Snowy day in Prague 1


Photos from Turkey

Rachel Hobert shares these photos from her study abroad experience in Turkey.


A mosque in Istanbul from a ferry crossing continents.


Rachel’s University Soccer team played in an international tournament against Lebanon, Denmark and Serbia.


Rachel’s University Soccer team played in an international tournament against Lebanon, Denmark and Serbia.


The View of the Bosporus on a daily run.


A photo after a long 24 hours consisting of: a cancelled flight, a 6 hr bus ride, 4 hours of sleep, a bag or corn nuts for dinner, an early flight, a cab from the airport straight to the race, a “sympathy” knee problem, and 13.1 miles –The completion of the Istanbul Half Marathon.


Central Turkey near Cappadocia on an excursion with Duke in Istanbul.

Photos from Italy

Eli McClintock-Shapiro shares these photos from his study abroad experience in Italy on the ECCO program.

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Ponte Pietra (1st cent. BCE Roman Bridge) in Verona

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Canal in Venice

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Cathedral of Siena

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Torre del Mangia in Siena

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At the Cathedral in Modena with the other students on the ECCO program.

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At the Cathedral in Modena with the other students on the ECCO program.

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Ivan Tassi, one of the professors who teaches for ECCO.

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ECCO students at the Palazzo Te, in Mantova

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One of the canals in Mantova


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.

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