Winter Session Registration – Courses Filling

If you are interested in taking a Winter Session course, register as soon as possible! 

To register for Winter Session, print the form from the bucket in your portfolio, complete the form, have your advisor sign it, and bring the form with payment to the Winter Session office (74 Wyllys Ave). You can also prepay on your student account before bringing your form in.

Housing and Dining forms for Winter Session are also in your portfolio and will close at noon on December 6. Only students who have completed the forms as well as registered for Winter Session (or another program) by noon on December 6 will be eligible for housing and dining. More information at http://www.wesleyan.edu/wintersession

Please contact the Winter Session office with any questions – winter@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2005.

College of Social Studies Info Session 12/13

An Invitation from the Tutors and Students in the College of Social Studies

The current CSS Tutors and Students invite you to a CSS Info Session on Tuesday, December 13, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., in the CSS Lounge, PAC 406.

Several of the CSS Tutors and the CSS Students will speak.

This Info Session will offer you an opportunity to ask questions about the CSS.

Refreshments will be served.

Please note: 

  • Applications for the CSS will be available online in the Spring Semester.
  • Interviews with CSS Tutors and Students will be held before Spring Break.
  • Check here for more information about the CSS: http://wesleyan.edu/css.

Apply to be an Eco Facilitator

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is seeking frosh and sophomores to serve as Eco Facilitators for Spring 2017 and the 2017-2018 school year! The Eco Facilitators are a group of about 15 students who work closely with freshman dorms to promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly lifestyles on campus within the context of global climate change and social inequality.

In Spring 2017, EFs will enroll in a semester-long student forum focused on strategies for encouraging sustainable behaviors. Throughout the fall and spring of the 2017-2018 school year, EFs will be paid to apply their ideas through these strategies in dorms, and work with RAs to account for unequal access to resources while promoting sustainable living. Working as an EcoFacilitator is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and take part in building a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive campus community.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 21st. There will also be an info session on Monday Nov 14th in Usdan 108 at 12:15 pm. More information, including an FAQ is available at bit.ly/EFs2017. Please email ecofacilitators@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

New Course: CGST 210 “Language and Thought: Introduction to Linguistics”

Q:  What is linguistics?
A: It’s the study of language, its structures, and the way it works.

We’re pleased to be re-introducing into the Wesleyan curriculum an introductory course on Linguistics, to be taught by Prof. Louise Neary in Spring 2017.  This course will introduce students to some of the principal areas like phonology  (the study of the sounds of language),morphology (the structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences) and semantics (the meaning of language). 

This course has no prerequisites and will be interesting for anyone curious about how and why humans make the sounds we make. 

Check out Wesmaps for more info.  Offered M & W—2:50-4:10 p.m.

Apply to be on the Title IX Student Advisory Committee

As co-chairs of the Student Advisory Committee, a student-based committee that advises the Wesleyan Administration on Policy and Education efforts related to Title IX, we believe that student voices matter. We recognize that many of you may be searching for a way to be increasingly involved in efforts to reduce sexual violence on our campus, especially considering the current climate. For those of you interested in focusing on this work throughout this academic year, we invite you to apply to join the Student Advisory Committee. Currently the committee has representation from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, so we are particularly interested in freshmen applications. Please note we will be evaluating applications regardless of class year.

The Title IX Student Advisory Committee (SAC) presents policy and education suggestions to the administration, raises awareness about ongoing efforts to reduce sexual assault on campus, and provides bi-annual updates to the Wesleyan community regarding this work.

If you are interested in joining the SAC, please complete an application at: https://goo.gl/forms/WIofoLALxIvnznkJ3

Applications are due at 12pm on Monday, November 14th and will be reviewed anonymously.

If you have any questions regarding the Title IX SAC please feel free to contact us.

Best,

Student Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
Kate Macken (kmacken@wesleyan.edu)
Nila Ravi (nravi@wesleyan.edu)

Apply to be an Admissions Intern

The Office of Admission will hire one Intern this semester. The position is open to members of the Class of 2019 and 2020 who are in good standing. The Admission Intern position is an opportunity for students to engage closely in the recruitment activities of the Office of Admission. We seek hard workers who are mature, dependable and enthusiastic in representing Wesleyan to the public.

Admission Intern responsibilities include:

  • general office work
  • developing, coordinating and implementing activities for Open House and WesFest with prospective students, their parents and members of the Wesleyan community
  • making phone calls and sending emails to fly-in participants
  • recruiting overnight hosts or student panelists for events
  • representing Wesleyan with Admission staff at area receptions when available
  • other duties as assigned

The position begins Spring 2017, with the expectation that the Intern will return for the next academic year. Interns work 8-10 hours/week (sometimes more during event weeks). Work study is preferred, but not required for this position.

Online application available here:
https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWHd4TJXt6kb1dn3B3QFpF7uBcDejy27fA1B7DxGbE8UOOJA/viewform?usp=send_form

Applications are due by Monday, December 5th at 12 noon.

New 0.25 credit course for Spring 2017: CIS 115 “Experiential Design and Application”

This course, co-taught with Director of Physical Plant Operations Mike Conte, will allow students to work directly with Facilities employees to design and execute modifications and repairs to existing Wesleyan spaces. The specific projects will change from semester to semester, but could include designing and building informal learning spaces, and planning and carrying out repairs and modifications to mechanical and plumbing systems. Students will learn design and engineering by carrying out projects to improve Wesleyan’s facilities. Students must be willing to work with tools and machinery with supervision. The grading in this quarter-credit repeatable course will be based primarily on active participation, and the class meetings will be held on location and at times built around participants’ schedules. The first organizational meeting will be held in the Cady building at 170 Long Lane on Friday, January 27 at 2:50 pm; interested students who cannot attend the first meeting should e-mail the instructors.  More information available in the WesMaps listing.

New FYS course: “Live Like a Philosopher”

“Live Like a Philosopher” is a project-based learning course where students will be asked to put into practice several philosophical theories about the good life from the ancient world.  Activities include the cultivation of specific habits, changing one’s behavior with others in a certain way, and going about one’s everyday routines a little differently.  In place of essays and exams, students will complete a course journal for themselves with daily diary entries.  They may also be asked to create digital stories or video diaries chronicling their experiences living like a philosopher, and at least some class time will be spent outside the classroom engaged in work related to the course content.  15 seats are available to first-years: details here.

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Section 2 of PSYC 105

Professor Lisa Dierker is teaching a small, media-based section of PSYC 105 that exposes students to psychology concepts through photography, sound, video production, editing, and graphic design.  It is a nice opportunity for first-year students to take this gateway course to the Pschology major and earn an SBS credit in a small, project-based environment.  PSYC 105 Section 2 is POI.

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PSYC Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities, and the Psychology Major 11/7

PSYC Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities, and the Psychology Major (all welcome)  11/7

Monday, November 7
Judd Hall 116
12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Office of Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities through a semester study abroad or through participation in the community at home.  The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).

Office of Study Abroad – Emily Gorlewski, Associate Director of Study Abroad
Center for Community Partnerships – Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Psychology Department – Matt Kurtz, Chair

Pizza will be served.

Psychology Majors Manual: http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/major_guides.html

Civic Engagement Certificate Info Session 10/28

CEC INFO SESSION (2)
On Friday, October 28, Professor Juhasz is hosting an information session about the Civic Engagement Certificate

Come to learn about the Certificate’s requirements, the many ways to fulfill them, and ask any questions. The Certificate is a great way to integrate questions related to civic life with your academic plans. 

Pizza will be provided! 

Friday (10/28), 12-1 pm, Allbritton 103

Anthropology and #Blacklivesmatter 11/1

You are invited to the Anthropology department’s panel discussion on Anthropology and #BlackLivesMatter on Tuesday, 11/1! It will be a fantastic event, featuring Black feminist anthropologists Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Bianca Williams, and Wesleyan’s very own Gina Athena Ulysse in a wide-ranging conversation about research, #blacklivesmatter, activism, and decolonizing anthropology.

Tuesday, November 1
4:30-6:00pm, reception to follow
Beckham Hall
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Poster 1 Prof U

Bianca C. Williams (Ethnic Studies and Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder) researches theories of race and gender within African diasporic communities, particularly the emotional aspects of being “Black” and a “woman” in the U.S. and Jamaica. She is at work finishing an ethnography, The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism (under contract with Duke University Press) and an edited volume titled, “’Do You Feel Me?’: Exploring Black American Gender and Sexuality through Feeling and Emotion,” co-authored with Jennifer A. Woodruff. Essays in Transforming Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology explore questions of race and gender in ethnographic research and pedagogical practices. She has also edited two collections of essays on #BlackLivesMatter, one for Cultural Anthropology and one for Savage Minds. She is a member of Black Lives Matter 5280 and the AAA Working Group on Racialized Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Violence.

Dawn-Elissa Fischer  (Africana Studies, San Francisco State University), also known as the “DEF Professor,” is completing two manuscripts: Blackness, Race and Gender Politics in Japanese Hiphop and Methods to Floss, Theories to Flow: Hiphop Research, Aesthetics and Activism. Her work has been published in Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Transforming Anthropology, FIRE!!! The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies and The Western Journal of Black Studies. Dr. Fischer has co-produced a short film, Nihon Style, with Bianca White, which documents an annual Hiphop festival and its related organizations in Japan.  Dr. Fischer has participated with numerous international social justice creative arts endeavors, including, but not limited to Hiphop as a transnational social movement. She co-directs the BAHHRS (the Bay Area Hip Hop Research and Scholarship) project with Dave “Davey D” Cook and she is a founding staff member of Dr. Marcyliena Morgan’s Hiphop Archive as well as a co-founder of the National Hip Hop Political Convention.

Gina Athena Ulysse (Anthropology, Wesleyan University). In 2015, Prof. U received Wesleyan’s Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Haitian Studies Association award for Excellence in Scholarship.  A public anthropologist and performance artist, Ulysse’s research integrates her interests in Black diasporic conditions, ethnography, pedadogy, performance and representation. More specifically, her interdisciplinary work explores the continuous impact of history on agency and possibilities of social justice in the present. Her publications include Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post Quake Chronicle (2015) and Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importing, A Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica (2007), and Because When God is too Busy:Haiti, me & THE WORLD (2016) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Her performance projects include VooDooDoll, What if Haiti Were a Woman? and Contemplating Absences and Distances. Ulysse guest edited “Caribbean Rasanblaj” (2015) a double issue of e-misférica journal and “Pawol Fanm sou Douz Janvye” (2011) in Meridians journal. An intermittent blogger, she often muses on AfricaIsACountry, Huffington Post, Ms Blog and Tikkun Daily.