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You Are Invited to Attend
the
Wesleyan PossePlus Retreat
February 27 – March 1, 2015 | Incarnation Conference Center
Free to all Wesleyan constituents!
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/Wesleyan-PossePlusRetreat2015


Are you…
Interested in discussing the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri?
Concerned by recent police actions?

Interested in learning more about power, authority, crime & punishment in the United States?
Then come take advantage of an incredible off-campus retreat happening February 27 – March 1, 2015! The retreat will be a unique opportunity for a large cross section of Wesleyan student leaders, faculty, administrators and staff to engage and discuss issues like policing, prisons, safety and justice, both at the global level and directly related to Wesleyan’s campus.

The retreat will be hosted by the Posse Foundation and all expenses will be covered by Wesleyan. By attending, Wesleyan students faculty, and staff will be able to bring their own experiences, perspectives and ideas to this event and also connect with other key leaders on campus. They will also be part of the thousands of student and faculty leaders on 48 college campuses across the country who are participating in Posse retreats on the same topic.

To RSVP and secure your spot go to this link: http://tinyurl.com/Wesleyan-PossePlusRetreat2015

Dear Members of the Class of 2018:
I hope your break was restful. If you have not reviewed your grades just yet, they will be open to all students by Wednesday, January 21. As you make final preparations to return for spring term, please take a few moments to reflect on last semester. What worked? Were you involved in too many activities? Remember our RULE of 7! Or do you want to be more involved and not sure how to go about that?
I can and many others on campus can be of assistance to you. We want to ensure a smooth transition for another semester.
Most important lesson of all: ASK QUESTIONS! LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE WESLEYAN!
In the meantime, please read the following carefully. Lots of great information to begin the spring term!

SOCIAL
ICE SKATING WELCOME BACK CLASS OF 2018 EVENT! Sunday, January 25 6:30-8:30PM
Bring your WES friends and get reacquainted on the ice! If you have skates bring them with you to campus or skates will be available at the Hockey Rink. Hot Cocoa and Snacks will be provided. Raffle too!

Free Metro Movies Day for First-Year Students: Wednesday, January 21
Ask RA for more information!

ACADEMIC
If you have incomplete, deadline is Thursday, January 22 at 5PM or as instructor has indicated. Any questions please email your class dean immediately.

Summer Session @ Wesleyan or Summer Transfer Credits: See WESMAPS for course information or visit website: http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/ . If you are interested in taking courses at another institution, there is a process for departmental approval. Completed copy or original form must be submitted to your class dean. It is never too early to start. Complete the transfer permission form include syllabus and bring to pertinent Wesleyan department. Any questions, please contact your class dean. http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/pdfs/ptc.pdf .

Join current College of Social Studies students and tutors for an Information Session to be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in the PAC 4th Floor Lounge. Here’s your opportunity to ask questions to a panel of current students and tutors, and to learn what we might have to offer you as a major. Refreshments will be served. To learn more about the College of Social Studies visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/css/.

The College of Social Studies will be accepting applications from February 5thth until 2:00 p.m. on February 13th at which time the application link will be deactivated. Applications submitted after the day and time indicated cannot be considered. To access the application use the link provided. http://www.wesleyan.edu/css/applying/application.html.

Dear Students,

As you are settling into break mode, the office of New Student Orientation would like for you to think, have you always wanted to make a difference in the Wesleyan Community? If you’re answer is yes then now is your chance we are looking for 4 eager and excited Orientation Summer Interns and 35 equally excited and vibrant fall Orientation Leaders.

If you have what it takes to welcome the class of 2019, transfer, visiting and exchange students please apply.

All the information you need including job descriptions & applications are available at www.wesleyan.edu/orientation
Summer Intern Applications are due January 23, 2015 and Orientation Leader Applications are due January 31, 2015

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail orientation@wesleyan.edu

Best,
Elisa

Speaker: Peter Blasser, MA Candidate in Music
Title: Algorithms for Pipe Organ
Abstract: Peter Blasser will present the last two years worth of work in programming the Wesleyan
pipe organ, using the computer music program Supercollider. He bases this work on prior experience in
computer music, years of experience apprenticing to pipe organ builders, and his main employment, a
business selling analog synthesizers. Emulation of analog and vice versa is the philosophical underpinning to
this integrative science of composition, as his experience managing transistors, current flows, and oscillator
topographies informs the aesthetic decisions of an abstracted musical system such as MIDI (musical
instrument digital interface) that the organ uses. He will present some of his past work in instrument
building: squishable analog organs, gesture interfaces, and a newest project based on “the numerical
materials of electronics” themselves.
*Open to the whole Wesleyan community*
*Lunch will be provided*

SpeakerSeries2Flyer Dec 2 2014

There are still spots available in the programs listed below. Students with questions should contact: Rachel M. Munafo, Assistant Director of PR & Communications, Wesleyan University Career Center, 860.685.2180, rmunafo@wesleyan.edu

Winter on Wyllys 2015 encompasses a variety of career programming options designed for students to focus on their own career development over Winter Break. Students interested in CareerLab, Wall Street Prep and the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (the BAT) must register and fill-out the Res Lifehousing request form by 12pm on Monday, December 1st.

CareerLab will be held in the mornings from January 12th through the 16th and will be followed by the Winter WESpeaker Series in collaboration with APR. Wall Street Prep will be held January 19th & 20th and the BAT will be given on January 21st. While students can only sign up for either Choosing Good Work or CareerLab all students are welcome to also sign up for Wall Street Prep & The BAT.

CareerLab , taught by Persephone Hall, is aimed at students who know what they want to do after graduation or for the summer but aren’t quite sure how to get there. The program is a boot camp style introduction to everything a student needs to know to start their internship or job search and with the skills to launch themselves as a professional in their field of interest. Cost: $100, Fee Waivers Available.

Wall Street Prep is an intensive 2-day seminar led by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, and bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the hands-on practical financial skills that they will need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job. Cost: $200, Fee Waivers Available.

The Bloomberg Aptitude Test evaluates the ability to think critically on financial topics and readiness for careers in business. After taking the test, students can enter their scores into the BAT Talent Search, a tool used by employers to identify candidates for entry-level jobs in business. Wesleyan will be offering the two-hour test on-campus for no cost.

The last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2014 semester is Tuesday, November 25. 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 mmelendez@wesleyan.edu or call me at x2765 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 Tuesday 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;

Break Reminder
• If you need to stay for winter break and are not an international student or approved winter athlete, you must complete the Winter Break Housing/Early Return form by Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9 a.m. If you work on campus, you must also submit this form and your employer has to contact Dawn Hinton (dhinton@wesleyan.edu). Please remember that only students approved to be on campus for research are seniors.
** Program houses are not considered wood frame houses
** Athletes will receive information from athletics about winter break arrangements and do not need to apply.
***International students with questions regarding winter break should contact Janice Watson at jwatson@wesleyan.edu
• Students participating in the winter session offerings must complete the Winter Session Housing form by December 1, 2014 at Noon (12 p.m.) EST.

• Students will be notified of their status the week of December 5, 2014 via email.
We will not be making exceptions for late winter break housing applications.
Pull-in Form
• Completed pull-in forms must be submitted to the Office of Residential Life by Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9 a.m. The pull-in form is available on our website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/policies/pull_in.html

• If you will have a spring vacancy and want to pull someone in but do not know of anyone, we have a list of students who are currently abroad or on leave that would like to be pulled in. The list can be found here.

• Please remember that students living in program houses/halls, fraternities and societies are not able to be pulled in since they made a year-long commitment to the program.
• There must be at least one person returning to the unit to pull a student in. Single-occupancy rooms and adjoining single-occupancy rooms in Hewitt are exempt from the pull-in process.

• If you are being pulled in and are unsure that someone submitted a form for you, please contact the person who is pulling you in for confirmation.
If you have any questions, please email reslife@wesleyan.edu or call our office at 860-685-3550

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
THANKSGIVING RECESS 2014
WESLEYAN BRADLEY AIRPORT SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
New Haven Train Station Shuttle Schedule
Bus Service Schedule

RESERVATIONS DEADLINE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER,22nd

Service Provided By Wesleyan University
Transportation Services (860) 685-3788
Box Office (860) 685-3355
www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles

Date
Leaving Leave
Wesleyan
 Arrive
Bradley

Tue. Nov. 25th 5:45am 6:45am
11:30am 12:30pm
4:30pm 5:30pm
Wed. Nov. 26st 5:45am 6:45am
11:30am 12:30pm

Date
Returning Leave
Bradley
 Arrive
Wesleyan

Sun. Nov. 30th 1:00pm 2:00pm
6:00pm 7:00pm
10:00pm 11:00pm

Shuttle LEAVES Wesleyan from the front of Usdan University Center.
• BRADLEY RETURN shuttle pick up location: INSIDE the newer section of Terminal A
at its lower/ground level, near desk and sign for “Bradley Ambassadors Information Center.”
This desk is closest to Baggage Claim carousel #4.
• Cost is $20.00 one way, $40.00 round trip.
• Reservations must be made in advance at the University Center Box Office.
• Payment is due upon reservation; payment can be made in Cash, Check or Credit Card.
• No refunds allowed.

THE NEW HAVEN TRAIN STATION SHUTTLE

• Cost is $15.00 one way, $30.00 round trip.
• Reservations must be made in advance at the University Center Box Office.
• No refunds allowed

Sat. Nov.22nd, 10am Shuttle departs from the front of Usdan Center.
Sun. Nov.23rd, 4pm Shuttle departs from the front of Usdan Center.
Tues. Nov.25th, 11am & 6pm Shuttle departs from the front of Usdan Center.
Wed. Nov.26th, 10am Shuttle departs from the front of Usdan Center.

Sat. Nov.29th, 11am Shuttle departs from the front of the New Haven Train Station.
Sun. Nov.30th, 11am & 5pm Shuttle departs from the front of the New Haven Train Station.

NEW YORK and BOSTON Bus Service

• Cost is $25.00 one way, $50.00 round trip.
• New York City: Grand Central Station and Penn Station.
• Boston: South Station.

Tue. Nov.25th, 5pm Buses depart from the front of Usdan Center.

Sun. Nov.30th, 3pm Buses depart from New York City and Boston.

Philly to DC. and Return Bus

• Cost is $125.00 Round Trip Only
• See Box Office For Details.

Wed. Nov.26th, 9am Bus Departs from the front of Usdan Center.

Sun. Nov.30th, Bus Departs from DC at 1pm, Leaves Philly at 4pm

This joins the MA Concentration in Planetary Science and the Planetary Science Course Cluster as curricula providing students the background and tools to understand our place in the cosmos. Our view is changing rapidly, to wit, at 3:35 this morning, we (humanity) are attempting to land on the surface of a comet (http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta).

The Planetary Science Minor:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/Courses/index.html

List of all Minors at Wesleyan: http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/majors_minor_certificates/index.html

Planetary Sciences at Wesleyan:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/planetary/

All best,
The Planetary Science Group

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