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grading mode change formThe last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Spring 2015 semester is Wednesday, April 29. 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 Wednesday 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

Join us as a panel of former thesis writers speak about their experience and give advice on how to make the thesis process as easy as possible. This event is intended to give rising senior an insight on the thesis writing process prior to and during their senior year.

The event will be on Monday April 27th in 41 Wyllys, Room 115 at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Panelist include:

  • Alison Goldberg ’15- Psychology
  • Earl Lin ’15 – American Studies and History double major
  • Veronica Birdsall ’15 – MB&B and Neuroscience double major
  • Veronica Alvarado ’15 – English and Religion double major

This event is brought to you by the Dean’s Office and Student Academic Services.

The last of the three drug panels inspired by the Molly incident and arrests will take place April 28th, 8PM, in Shanklin 107.  This panel focuses on regional and national policy, and panelists are very signficant people in the field:

Ethan Nadelmann,  founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.  Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad.

Susan O’Connor, Program Director of Phoenix House Outpatient Services in Springfield, MA.  O’Connor is the author of a widely-read piece on Wesleyan, “Missing the Point with Molly” http://www.phoenixhouse.org/news-and-views/our-perspectives/missing-the-point-with-molly/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=social.

Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning.  Lawlor is among the most influential members of Governor Malloy’s staff regarding drug policies in Connecticut.

Invitation to First-Generation & Low-Income Students
from
AFCA (Administrators & Faculty of Color Alliance)

Thursday, April 23, 12-1pm
41 Wyllys, Room 114

RSVP to Aidan Martinez ajmartinez@wesleyan.edu or Caroline Liu cqliu@wesleyan.edu
no later that Wednesday, April 22 for a seat.

Share and listen to stories about what it is like to be first-gen or low-income at Wesleyan.

Schwarzman Scholars is pleased to announce the application is now open for exceptional students, recent alumni and young professionals to apply for its inaugural class.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role.

The program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University – one of China’s most prestigious universities. For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to:

The Application is now available here and the deadline is October 1, 2015. Additional information on the application process, including key dates, and requirements and eligibility criteria can be found on the website.

Are you thinking about your future career or considering going to grad/med/law school? Do you have a lot of questions about life post-Wes? Do you enjoy FREE MONDO PIZZA?

Join the woodframe & Fauver CAs at the Alumni Career Panel where you can ask Wesleyan alumni all of your questions!

Thursday, APRIL 23rd, 6pm – 7:30pm
41 Wyllys, room 115

Our awesome panelists have already made the transition from Wesleyan into the real world, so they will be able to provide some guidance for us students. Plus, most of them are interested in hiring Wes students after graduation! Come to learn, ask questions, and network with the following alums:

  • Melissa McCaw ’01, Budget Director at the University of Hartford
  • Brian O’Donnell ’79, Attorney at Reid and Riege
  • Kevin Egolf ’05, Managing Director of Business Operations at Iroquois Valley Farms
  • Michael Andolina ’05, MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management
  • Win Whitcomb ’84, Chief Medical Officer at Remedy Partners

Wesleyan’s Interfaith Council is proud to sponsor it’s first Faith Shadowing Week! The goal of this week is to allow both religious and nonreligious students on campus the opportunity to see what the different religious and spiritual fellowships and events look like. By providing this opportunity, you will engage in meaningful interfaith dialogue about what it means to be a part of a religious or spiritual community. During the week you will be invited to attend as many or as few events as you would like. We will culminate the week with a final dinner for all of the participants to discuss their experiences and to open up a continuous relationship between our diverse communities on campus.

This event is open to all students on campus, whether from a religious background or not. Our goal is to allow students on campus the opportunity to see what the different religious and spiritual fellowships and events look like. By providing this opportunity, we hope to provoke meaningful interfaith dialogue about what it means to be a part of a religious or spiritual community and to open up a continuous relationship between these and all communities on campus.

To participate, sign up by Wednesday, April 15, at http://goo.gl/forms/h6CiHkfPzT.

Interested in getting $30,000 to pursue your dream project
in countries outside the U.S.?

Apply for the Watson Fellowship!

Come to the Informational Session on

Wednesday, April 15
4:15 p.m.
PAC002

with Dean Brown
and
Watson Fellow Isabella Banks ‘15

The Allbritton Center For The Study Of Public Life is presenting three linked panels in its Right Now! Series titled “Drugs, Harm, and the Campus.” Please join us and contribute to these important discussions.

Drug Use @ Wes
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., PAC 002
What are we doing about drugs at Wes and why?
A panel discussion on education, support and policies at Wes

  • Tanya Purdy, Director of Health Education (WesWELL)
  • Beth DeRicco, Higher Education Outreach, Caron Treatment Centers
  • Ashley Fine ’15
  • moderator: Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

The Physiology of Drugs
Wednesday, April 15, 8 p.m., Memorial Chapel
What is actually happening inside your body?

  • Mike Robinson, Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neuroscience & Behavior
  • Stefanie Jones, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Mark Neavyn, M.D., Director, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hartford Hospital
  • moderator: Ishita Mukerji, Dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Drug Policy, Regional and National
Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m., Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)
The policy debate: What is to be done?

  • Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Susan O’Connor, Program Director, Phoenix House
  • Mike Lawlor, Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the State Office of Policy and Management
  • moderator: Rob Rosenthal, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

African Studies is holding an information session on Monday, April 6 to advertise courses and other possibilities for students, including HIST 217 Africa to 1800, ARHA 299 African History and Art, GOVT 324 Africa in World Politics, and multiple sessions of West African Dance and West African Music and Culture.

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All rising 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
  • Joseph Rouse, Chair of the Honors Committee
  • Susan Krajewski, Associate Registrar and administrator for Honors

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
4:15 to 5:00 pm
PAC 001

Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (May 21st-May 24th), 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 10th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 14th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 19th 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 or 860-685-2802.

Thanks for your interest!

Best,
Interns

Aarit Ahuja ’16, Melissa Leung ’16, Catherine Marquez ’16, and Nisha Grewal ’17
Reunion and Commencement 2015 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
330 High Street
aprinterns@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-2802

Screen-Shot-2015-03-23-at-7.29.04-AM-300x210On Friday, April 3 will be an info session at noon in Allbritton 311 for Wesleyan’s Civic Engagement Certificate, a unique program that encourages students to reflect on their civic life and integrate it with their academics. This is a great opportunity to ask current CEC students about their experiences, learn about upcoming courses, and get ideas for your practicum and community service requirements. Lunch will be provided!

The 2015-2016 WesMaps is now live and pre-registration begins March 30, so check out Civic Engagement and Service-Learning courses, as well as classes in the Center for the Study of Public Life.

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities each academic year. Four Student Fellowships are awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board for each semester.  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (an honors thesis) on a topic related to a Center theme for the year.  The project need not be underway at the time of the application.  The themes for each semester will be broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. The Student Fellows will work closely with Faculty Fellows at the Center as well as with Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Applications for student fellowships are due at the Center by Friday, April 10.

http://www.wesleyan.edu/humanities/fellowships/students.html

A new opportunity available to Wesleyan students next spring!

Information sessions:

  • Thursday, 4/2 at 12:30 – pizza lunch in Usdan 110
  • Tuesday, 4/7 at 7:30 in Usdan 110

The Wesleyan “Spring Intensive” will allow students to plunge into a new course every three weeks and to intensively focus on one course 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.

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@wes) or any of the faculty teaching through the intensive program, before or during planning period this fall. Admitted students will then seek final course selection approval from their advisors.

A bonus! Students admitted to the Intensive semester will not need to participate in pre-registration for spring 2016.

How do I learn more? Check out the emerging menu of courses that will be offered through the intensive http://wesleyanspringintensive.blogs.wesleyan.edu/, attend one of the information sessions on campus (4/2 12:30 pizza lunch in Usdan 110 or evening information session 4/7 at 7:30 in Usdan 110) or contact Lisa Dierker (ldierker@wes).

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