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Dean Wood

New Psychology Courses

Dear ’18,
I’m Jennifer Wood, dean for the class of 2019, and I’ll taking over the ’18 blog until your new dean is hired.
Please see below regarding new Psychology courses.
Dean Wood

The Psychology Department has added several new courses for the fall (listed below). They are all in WesMaps. To ensure that they would not completely fill over the summer, the courses were indicated to be by permission-of-instructor (POI) but most simply require the stated prerequisites (typically PSYC 105) for admission, assuming seats are available. If you are interested in one of these courses, you should make an enrollment request as soon as it is possible to do so, and plan to attend the first class (or let the professor know if you cannot attend).

Introductory Research Methods:
PSYC 203-01 Quantitative Research Methods, MF 1:10-2:30
PSYC 203-02 Quantitative Research Methods, MF 2:40-4:00

Column 1 Breadth Course:
PSYC 221-01 Human Memory, TR 10:30-11:50
PSYC 221-02 Human Memory, TR 1:10-2:30

Column 2 Breadth Course:
PSYC 251-01 Psychopathology, MWF 9:00-9:50
PSYC 251-02 Psychopathology, MWF 10:00-10:50

Specialized Courses:
PSYC 322 Psychology of Decision Making, T 1:10-4:00
PSYC 350 Seminar on Eating Disorders, MW 1:10-2:30

Dear Members of the Class of 2018:

I hope this finds you well rested from the first year of college and well into your summer plans. It is with mixed emotions that I inform you I will be taking a position at Connecticut College and leaving Wesleyan as of July 21, 2015.

It has been my pleasure to work with you during this past year as you transitioned to college life and the Wesleyan community. As you reflect on your first year, I hope that you will implement strategies to use the abundant resources on campus as you move forward in the coming years. As I have said countless times, smart students at Wesleyan use the resources and ask for assistance.

The Dean’s Office will begin the search for a class dean immediately. In the meantime, Ms. Teri Maheu will be the point person. If you have any questions or concerns before your arrival in September, please email tmaheu@wesleyan.edu or call at 860.685.2765. She will direct you to the appropriate dean.

May you thrive at Wesleyan! I’m sure I will bump into you sometime in the near future. As an alumna, I will be back for Homecoming, Reunion & Commencement!
With my warmest wishes for you! GO WES!
Dean Melendez

Registration for Summer Session and Summer Housing is open. You’ll find everything you need to register in your E-Portfolio, in the Summer Session bucket.
Don’t wait to register! Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will remain open for courses with open seats until after Commencement, but many courses fill quickly and others may be cancelled due to low enrollment (decision date May 1). The course listing is online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer.
If you have any questions, email the Summer Session office at summer@wesleyan.eduor call 860-685-2005.

symposium is a day-long interdisciplinary critique, which:

Prompts the exchange of ideas and methods of inquiry between students and faculty across the curriculum,
Stimulates creativity and innovation,
Serves as a platform for juniors to develop senior research topics.

Why Risk?

Notions of vulnerability, security, and susceptibility are central to the ways we think and avenues of inquiry. “Risk” can apply to issues of statistical probability, genetic citizenship and responsibility, immigration and the precarity of citizenship, or climate change. We are eager to engage in an interdisciplinary conversation that honors these dimensions and complexities from many different vantage points and on a variety of scales.

Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 2. Lunch and dinner will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Gabriel Frankel (gfrankel@wesleyan.edu) to register.

For more information: Symposium Schedule

Please remember that all residential units must be vacated by Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. Only graduating seniors and students who have been pre-approved by the Office of Residential Life can remain in their rooms after 1 p.m. on May 16, 2015. Students who have not been pre-approved or guests of pre-approved students are not permitted in University residences after this date.
A student is considered checked out when their room is vacated and keys are turned into ResLife by 1 p.m.
Students who fail to check out of their rooms will incur a late check-out fine of $200.00, and may also incur additional per diem charges until they vacate their rooms. The fee will be charged for anytime after 1 p.m. There is no longer the flexibility of a grace period since the time was moved later.
Non-graduating students who are pre-approved to stay past 1 p.m. on May 16, 2015 will be required to move out of their spring housing assignment into alternate housing if they live in Bennet Hall, Clark Hall, Hewitt and Program Houses. They will receive more information about transition assignments the week of May 11th. Students that have to transition to a new room must be on campus on Saturday, May 16th since we cannot grant move extensions.
If you are participating in one of the following and need to remain on campus after 1 p.m. on May 16, 2015, you must apply for an extension with ResLife by April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.:
• Working for Reunion and Commencement but not through University Relations, Bon Appetit or IMS
**University Relations, Bon Appetit and IMS will be sending us with the names of students working for them and you will receive a confirmation email from us the week of May 4th**

• University Summer Housing participant (applications due Friday, April 24 and will move to Bennet Hall May 26thafter 4 p.m.)
You can apply for housing for May 16 – May 25, 2015 by completing the application that is available: http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/summer_housing/transition_housing.html.
Please note that applying for an extension does not guarantee approval.
Applications are due on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. and we will not be able to accommodate any late requests.Housing extensions will not be granted for academic extensions after the closing deadline.
Graduating seniors are automatically approved to stay in their current housing assignment until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015 and do not have to submit an application. For more information please go to our website:
If you have any questions, please contact our Office at 860-685-3550 or reslife@wesleyan.edu

Finals are around the corner. Know that Final Exam Care Packages are available to help you thru long study hours.

Click HERE to order a goodie bag – snacks, drinks, pen, pencil – everything you need to see you thru finals.

Proceeds support Wesleyan athletics and our men’s soccer team. The package will be hand delivered by a men’s soccer play on Friday, May 8!

Tell you friends, your parents – you are almost there.

Geoffrey Wheeler
Wesleyan Men’s Soccer, Head Coach
860-685-2898, gwheeler@wesleyan.edu
NCAA Appearances: 2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2005
NESCAC Champs: 2005
NESCAC Tournaments: 2000-2014

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.

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.

As of now, we are taking submissions through Wednesday April 15th! Also, the link to sign up is: http://goo.gl/forms/h6CiHkfPzT

Lydia Ottaviano
Wesleyan University ’17
Mathematics, Economics

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