Student Employees Needed for Homecoming and Family Weekends

Homecoming (Oct.21-22) and Family Weekends (Oct. 28-30) are fast approaching, and student employees are needed.

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 worker application.   Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Monday, October 10th.

Note: Homecoming is during fall break.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, October 26th at 5:00 PM (location TBD)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 the APR interns at

Nisha Grewal ’17, Avva Saniee ’17, Amanda Yeoh ’19 , and Maxine Gibb ’19
Homecoming and Family Weekend 2016 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street
(860) 685-2802

Resilience Retreat

Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 6.01.54 PMAre you yearning to feel more grounded, capable, and confident?  We invite you to participate in an off-campus, all-expense paid, interfaith weekend retreat from Friday to Sunday (Nov 11 to 13) at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, CT.  We hope to help you enjoy increased resiliency by discovering and cultivating your own inner strength and peace.  During this program, we will discuss key components of resilience, identify individual areas of strength and potential growth, learn specific tools and practices that can help us become more resilient, and reflect on the role of our faith/spirituality.  Space is limited! Register here.

Apply for a Writing Mentor

Mentor program poster fall 2016Writing Mentors will work with you one-on-one on all aspects of writing, from structure to grammar to time management.  Your mentor will meet with on on a weekly basis throughout the semester.  Open to students of all writing abilities in all disciplines.  All services are free.

Deadline to apply: Monday September 19 at 8:00am.

For information, contact the Writing Programs:

Seats Available in PHYS 107 “Life in the Cell from a Molecule’s Perspective”

Professor Candice Etson is offering a new FYS course in the Physics Department: PHYS 107, Life in the Cell from a Molecule’s Perspective, which meets TR 10:20-11:40 in Exley 221.

Have you ever wondered how things happen in the cell at the molecular level? What does DNA look like when it is not condensed into chromosomes? If a molecular motor walks, how does it take a step? How do partners in molecular processes find each other? Students will have a chance to explore these questions by discussing primary scientific literature in this course, which is a writing intensive introduction to a handful of important topics in molecular biophysics. While Professor Etson intends the course to introduce students to biophysics while they still have time to pursue the certificate, it would also be a great choice for a student looking for a course in NSM that is not math heavy. There are no problem sets, and no exams. Assessments consist of contributions to the class website (20%), twice-weekly exploratory writing assignments (40%), and a final paper (40%).

Apply to be a Peer Health Advocate

image001The 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.

For more information, please contact

Emily Pagano, MS
(she, her pronouns)
Health Education Specialist, WesWell
Office Located in Davidson Health Center

New Course: CEAS 181 Chinese Pop Culture

The College of East Asian Studies would like to draw your attention to a new class: CEAS 181, Chinese Pop Culture, which meets MW 10:50-12:10.

The course examines a wide range of Chinese pop culture materials from film to literature, martial arts to internet culture.

It appears there was some confusion about whether the class is held in Chinese or English.  It is taught in English (a Chinese language class covering similar subjects is CEAS 204).

The film screening time is currently listed as Tuesdays from 4:15-6:15, but that time is just a placeholder as required by the registrar.  The film screenings will be scheduled at a time that works for the students in the class, so if you are in athletics, please don’t let that posted time worry you.

New Section Available in DANC 111

A new section of DANC 111 has been made available:

DANC 111 Section 02
Tu, Th 8:40-10:10AM

This is an introduction to dance as an educational, technical, and creative discipline for students with no previous formal dance training. Classes will introduce the basic components of dance technique–stretching, strengthening, aligning the body, and developing coordination in the execution of rhythmic movement patterns. Through improvisation, composition, and performing, students will develop a solid framework applicable to all forms of dance.

Library Tour for New Students 9/2

New students are invited on a tour of Wesleyan’s library facilities on Friday afternoon, 9/2, at either 1:00 or 4:00.

After meeting in the front lobby of Olin, the tour will take you through the resource-filled mazes in Olin Library and Science Library, pointing out the variety of study spaces, computer and printing resources, unique collections, and much more. But since so much of what we offer is available online, we also invite you to take a quick video tour of our online resources at, and of our primary search tool (Library OneSearch) at (You can find those videos and more on the library web site from the “How-to guides and videos” link in the “Find” box.)

For more information, please contact

Kendall Hobbs
Olin Library
Research Services Department


New FYS–COL 150: Great Books Unbound

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The College of Letters is rolling out a brand-new, unique, co-taught (with Kari Weil, Tushar Irani, and Jesse Torgerson), welcome-to-the-humanities lecture + discussion + writing-workshop FYS: COL 150: Great Books Unbound.

The idea behind the course is to provide first-years with the chance to explore, stir up, and challenge the very idea of a “Canon of Great Books” that is so enmeshed in the ideal of a liberal arts education at Wesleyan.

In the course we will deploy the College of Letters’ characteristic inter-disciplinary approach (Philosophy, Literature, History) to conjoin texts that aren’t supposed to be read in the same course, and lead students in an exploration of the topics of identity, the animal, society, and transcendence.

If you’re looking for a way to explore multiple disciplinary approaches, and/or read some of those books “everyone’s read” while at the same time challenging that privileged cultural status, then check out COL 150.