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Come see the amazing founder of the Wesleyan American Studies Department–Richard Slotkin–in action, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 4:15, POWELL FAMILY CINEMA, fabulous Italian cookies to follow.  Professor Slotkin was a member of the English Department, began the American Studies Department (when he was in his mid-twenties), and helped establish the Film Department, and was one of Wesleyan’s most popular and beloved teachers (the first professor to win Wesleyan’s Binswanger Teaching Award twice).  He has not only written history, he has made it.  Since his early thirties he has been internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest American Studies scholars and he played a foundational role in developing the analysis of empire and race in the field of American Studies.  He taught hundreds of students each year in his movie courses on “Westerns” and also on war movies.  In December he was interviewed about gun control on Bill Moyers’ PBS show and before that has been interviewed by the major networks on gun culture and movies (for instance, re-reading the Star Wars films as extensions of the “frontier myth”).  He retired in 2008 and has not lectured at Wesleyan for undergraduates since then.  So this is a really special treat!

Please join us for the Celebration of Science Theses on Friday April 18th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, in the Exley Science lobby.

Honors and MA students from the NSM Division will present posters on their research to the Wesleyan Community.

If you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job next year, look no further. Apply to be a writing tutor!

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring Workshop Tutors, Course Tutors, and Writing Mentors for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $400 stipend and 1 course credit in English. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491/2, the Ford Teaching Seminar, a one-semester course that meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.

To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Professor
Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs (agreene@wes or ext. 3604).

Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2014 is fast approaching (May 22nd-May 25th), and we need student employees!   Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest 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, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, 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, April 11th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 16th.
 
There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 20th 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 apr.interns@gmail.com or 860-685-2678.
 
Thanks for your interest!
 
Best,
Interns
 
Aarit Ahuja ’16 and Melissa Leung ’16
Reunion and Commencement 2014 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
330 High Street
apr.interns@gmail.com
860/685-2802

WHY: Much of the conversation around climate change is dominated by the narrative of “doom-and-gloom.” We believe it is time to focus on solutions in order to move towards climate justice. The focus on the right kinds of solutions from a myriad of perspectives can help put us on the path towards a better future. Rather than continuing to talk about the forms of energy, societies, or policies we don’t want, this will be an opportunity to foster dialogues about the better future we envision.

WHAT: The conference will have panels focused on solutions to our climate and energy challenges (from campaign strategy, policy, and technological perspectives), the co-benefits of climate action (from labor, social justice, business, and national security perspectives), and on-the-ground accounts of solutions in action. The focus will be both national and local in scope.

In addition to panels, conference participants will break out into action-oriented workshops in between sessions. We want this conference to serve as a platform for people to get organized around climate action—not just talk about it.
KEYNOTE: David Foster, Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance

WHEN: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 8:30am – 5pm

WHERE: Wesleyan University, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street, Middletown, CT 06457

REGISTER: Registration is free! Register online here by March 31st to reserve your space.

For more info: contact info@usclimateplan.org or visit http://www.usclimateplan.org/#!conference/cpsh

About Wesleyan: Wesleyan University has a history of hosting well attended, effective, high level conferences of this nature. Every year in the fall, it hosts the “Where on Earth are We Going?” symposium and in 2010, it hosted the
Pricing Carbon Conference which had around 550 attendees and 33,000 live-streaming hits from all around the world. This conference is shaping up to be equally as exciting, and we hope that you will join us to make it so.

CONVENERS:
College of the Environment, Wesleyan University;
Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Wesleyan University;
Middlesex Community College;
The Rockfall Foundation;
U.S. Climate Plan;
Wesleyan Climate Ambassadors;
Wesleyan Sustainability Office

Q&A with the Department Chair
April 1st  (Tues.), 12-1 pm, Judd 116

Andrea Patalano (Department Chair), will be available to answer your questions and concerns about the psychology major (e.g., cultural immersion, foreign language, fulfillment of requirements, research experience, thesis writing, transfer credits, over subscription). She will also be available to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer of credit).

This is the last meeting of the year. Pizza will be provided.

Helpful Psychology Major Guides

When you return from spring break, the housing selection process will be continuing. Below is information related information session and important deadlines for the selection process.  Information about Open Bid, Community Standard Workshops, and Room Selection Nights Registration can be found in the Housing Selection website in your e-portfolio. Please let us know if you have any questions at reslife@wesleyan.edu

March 24, 2014
The second round of Program Housing/CBLV Open Bid begins at Noon (12 p.m.) EST
Students can apply to program houses and communities throughout spring break. Acceptance notifications start on Tuesday, March 25th

March 25, 2014
Room Selection Nights Information Session for Rising Juniors
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Usdan 108
March 26, 2014,

First Year Focus: Room Selection Nights Information Session for first-year students
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Usdan 110

March 27, 2014
Community Standards Workshop #1
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house.  Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 12 p.m.

Room Selection Nights Information Session for Rising Seniors
6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pac 001

March 28, 2014
Program Housing/ CBLV Open bid closes at noon (12 p.m. ) EST

Community Standards Workshop #2
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house.  Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 12 p.m.

March 31, 2014
Community Standards Workshop #3
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house.  Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 2 p.m.

April 2, 2014
Room Selection Nights Registration closes at Noon (12 p.m.) EST
We will not be able to register students after 12 p.m. Any student not registered to participate will be placed on the waitlist and housed over the summer.

Community Standards Workshop #4
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house.  Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 12 p.m

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life invites applications from students in all majors for a new program to begin in Fall 2014 that will engage twenty students in a Cluster of three one-credit courses, a year-long collaborative research project, and a range of associated lectures and academic and social activities throughout the academic year.

Professors Richard Adelstein and John Finn, both acclaimed scholars and past winners of the Binswanger Teaching Prize, will be running this first Cluster.

This first Cluster is organized around the theme of centralization and decentralization in both economic and political life. This is an issue of special salience in the twenty-first century, as citizens in the U.S., the former Soviet Union, the European Union and emerging nations elsewhere debate the proper relation between local and central governments in a range of political and economic contexts.

For more details on the cluster and how to apply, see:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/allbritton/Collaborative_cluster_initiative.html.

The Student Judicial Board is seeking to fill five positions with students from the Class of 2016. The position is a two-year appointment beginning in the Fall 2014 semester and continuing through the Spring 2016 semester.  An application form can be downloaded through this link or obtained as hard copy from Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Student Judicial Board, located in the Dean of Students Office, North College, First Floor, Room 108. The deadline for applications to be handed in is Friday, March 28, 2013 at 5:00pm. A description of the duties of the Student Judicial Board can be found in the Student Handbook.

Positions on the Student Judicial Board require a good deal of time, effort, and devotion. Please make sure you are fully aware of the responsibilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Scott Backer, Associate Dean of Students, or any member of the Board (listed below).

Anika Amin ‘14
Gideon Too ‘14
Jackson Ulrich ‘14
Ga Eun (Gena) Yoo ‘14
Isabella Banks ‘15
Jonathan Coombs ‘15
Daniel Sneed ‘15
Andrew Yin ‘15

Please be aware that the Minor and Certificate declaration process will now be handled through the Electronic Portfolio. This online application replaces the Registrar’s paper form.

Once a student has an approved major, the student will be able to submit minor/certificate requests via EP>Student>Academic Career>Major Declaration. Upon submission, the student will receive an automated email from the appropriate department/program/certificate.

Please note that this EP tool does NOT replace any declaration requirements that may also be required. For instance, if an application, interview or supporting materials are required, the instructions will be included within the automated email from the appropriate department/program/certificate OR available on the web (http://www.wesleyan.edu/acaf/dept.html). Students should expect that their electronic request will remain pending until all application requirements are satisfied.

Furthermore, this EP enhancement is simply the mechanism for a student’s official Wes record to be updated to include any minor/certificate that the student has been approved to pursue. Students who successfully complete the minor/certificate will need to continue to be cleared by the appropriate department/program/certificate.

Questions regarding this EP application can be directed to Paul Turenne at pturenne@wesleyan.edu.

The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board, beginning in September 2014.

Wesleyan University, like every academic community, maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic.

The Honor Board is a peer-based judicial body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Honor Code.

The Board exists to provide fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases.

The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values.

Please refer to the online Student Handbook for more information:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/honorboard/honorcode.html

If you are interested in becoming a part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, complete an Honor Board Application and submit it to Lorna Scott at lscott@wesleyan.edu.

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014.

March 4th  (Tues.), 12-1:00pm, Judd 116

Andrea Patalano (Department Chair) will give a brief overview of the major including course requirements, cultural immersion and foreign language, and research experience and thesis writing. Much of the time will be devoted to answering individual student questions about major requirements so come with all your questions in hand.
 
At the beginning and end of the hour, Professor Patalano will also be available to sign forms (e.g., abroad forms, transfer of credit, etc.) and to look over your academic history (if you bring a copy) and to give advice about future directions.  Please take advantage of this event for getting your questions answered about the major!
 
Pizza will be provided.
 
Majors Guide on Psychology website

12:15 – 1 p.m. | Tuesday, March 4 Usdan 136 (Hicks Meeting Room)

12:15 – 1 p.m. | Tuesday, April 1 Usdan 136 (Hicks Meeting Room)

Students may also email summer@wesleyan.edu for more information at any time.

This post by a student may also be of interest to those students considering summer study:

http://voices.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/02/21/summer-at-wesleyan-2/

For: Prospective History Majors
Date:  Tuesday, February 25
Time: 12 noon-1:00pm
Place: CSS Lounge, PAC 4th Floor

A chance to meet history majors and faculty and to learn more about the exciting changes in the history major.

Pizza and refreshments served, courtesy of the History Department.  Spread the word and bring a friend.

Not sure what you want to major in?

Looking for some guidance in navigating Wesleyan’s open curriculum?

Like pizza?

Then bring your questions, comments and appetite to the Q&A panel with Dean Phillips and the Peer Advisors!

When: Thursday, 2/27 from 6:00-7:15 PM
Where: 41 Wyllys Room 114

Panelists

David Phillips, Dean of the Class of 2016
Carolyn Lipp ’14, History
Cynthia Tong ’14, Sociology
Faisal Kirdar, ’14, Neuroscience
Gabrielle Bruney ’14, Music and Creative Writing
Veronica Birdsall ’15, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Neuroscience

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