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(The Society of Underrepresented Students in STEM)
for our
Fall Semester Student Mixer
Thursday September 18
Woodhead Lounge
7:00PM- 9:00PM


(2ND Floor of Fayerweather, next to the Usdan University Center)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore deciding on a major, or a junior planning to study abroad next semester, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet representatives from many of the over 140 programs available,
receive information about the programs and ask questions.

Find out all your options for study abroad!

Sponsored by the Office of International Studies

Heal in the company of others:
A support group for female identified survivors of sexual assault will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 23rd – December 2nd from 5:30-6:45PM. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.
Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, to join and for more information. Reference “Tuesday Support Group” in the subject line. Contact Alysha if you’re interested in forming a male identified survivors support group.
The deadline to sign-up Thursday, September 18th.

The Navaratri Festival of Indian music and dance is a grand Wesleyan tradition, now in its 38th year. The festival includes concerts as well as a free lecture, film screening, and a traditional Hindu ceremony. The Center for the Arts encourages first-year students to experience this important festival by offering you a free ticket to any concert during the festival, which runs from Wednesday, September 24 through Sunday, September 28, 2014. The ticketed events are as follows:

B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India – Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8pm, Crowell Concert Hall
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya (United States Debut) – Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8pm, Crowell Concert Hall
Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari (New England Premiere) – Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3pm, Crowell Concert Hall

For free tickets, visit the Wesleyan University Box Office in Usdan or call 860-685-3355.

And here’s the full festival schedule: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/navaratrifestivalevents-2014.html

Here is the link for more information about the MASH.  Happy Friday!

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Peer Advisors are running two sessions of a workshop focused on the Academic Culture at Wesleyan. The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd from 6-7 in Usdan 110 and Thursday, September 4th from noon – 1:00 also in Usdan 110.

Please attend to engage in a dialogue about the academic culture on campus.

HIST 258
Fall 2014
Certificates: South Asia Studies
Pre-modern India is often conceived as the epitome of the Mystic East, a timeless land of fabulously rich maharajas, massive war elephants, sinister yogis, and powerful courtesans. Well, it turns out that pre-modern India did have all these things, and much more besides. But India was never timeless. This course examines the major patterns and transformations that defined South Asian society in the four centuries preceding the rise of formal British imperialism in 1858, focusing in particular on such themes as war and military service; asceticism and devotionalism; the jungle and human-animal relations; statecraft and kingship; trade, pilgrimage, and travel; cross-cultural encounter; physical culture and sexuality; poetry and performance traditions; information networks, spying, and court intrigue.


American Jewish History, 1492-2001

The two central questions is this course are these: How did American Jews begin, and continue, to develop a distinct identity from Jews elsewhere? And in turn, how has America been influenced by their presence?

While we begin with Christopher Columbus and discuss colonial episodes (for instance, George Washington’s significant letter to the Touro Synagogue), our primary focus will be the 19th and particularly the 20th centuries. Among issues to be explored are the successive waves of Jewish immigration, business and labor, political expression, the arts and popular culture, intergroup relations, and the impact on American Jews of European and Middle Eastern developments.

In addition to primary sources and historical scholarship, the class will look at fiction, poetry, music, and film.

The course will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 2:40-4pm. It is available as History 210 and as American Studies 223. Open to First-Years. Taught by Professor Ron Schatz

A three-year, interdisciplinary major combining Literature, History, Philosophy and Foreign Language Study. Applications due in the spring.

The College of Letters is a three-year, interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy, from antiquity to the present. During these three years, students participate as a cohort in a series of colloquia in which they read and discuss works together (in English), learn to think critically about texts in relation to their contexts and influences—both European and non-European—and in relation to the disciplines that shape and are shaped by those texts. Majors also become proficient in a foreign language and study abroad in order to deepen their knowledge of another culture. The COL, a unique college within the University, has its own library and workspace where students can attend lectures, study together, and meet informally with their professors, whose offices surround the library.

Please check the COL website or contact the director, Kari Weil with questions (kweil@wesleyan.edu)

Dear First-Years:

As we reach the end of bittersweet end of summer and start packing to return to Wes, I wanted to send you all a few tips and reminders to help you get through those Fire Safety checks in the fall. Unfortunately, many of these prohibited items carry heavy fines, and will be confiscated in almost all cases if they are found in your room during a Fire Safety check.

Fire Safety Inspections occur at any point during the semester. Inspectors will search through all visible places in your room (that does not include closed drawers).

If you do get fined and you believe it to be unfairly levied, you can appeal the fine at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/firesafety/fineappeals-form.html.

Below are a few of the most notable things not to bring to campus in September. Full details can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/firesafety/guidelines.htm.

Here we go:

• Candles and incense: don’t bring them.

• Cooking appliances: microwaves and coffee-makers/electrical water kettles can stay in your room, but anything else (including George Foreman grills or other devices with a heating plate) needs to find a home in the kitchen of your residence hall, apartment, or wood-frame house.

• Charcoal or gas grills: this one is for the upperclassmen. If you bring one of these, it must be stored outside. You cannot store it indoors, or even or your porch or balcony. Also don’t bring devices that use a combustible fuel (such as kerosene or propane lamps), or build bonfires or firepits (forbidden by the City of Middletown).

• Tapestries: cannot be larger than 35 sq. ft. Since inspectors will be estimating I would advise only bringing tapestries or wall-hangings significantly under that limit.

• Extension cords and plug adapters: If it has three prongs, it’s fine, if it only has two (or converts from 3 to 2), don’t pack it.

• Halogen lamps: no halogen lamps of any kind are allowed.

• Portable electric heaters/space heaters: Don’t bring your own. If your living conditions are unbearable, Physical Plant can provide you with one until your living space is made habitable.

• Vaporizers: anything that uses a heating element to vaporize fragrances, oils, or herbs is not allowed.

• Fog/smoke machines: Fog/smoke machines have a tendency to set off the smoke detector (after all, it is a smoke machine) and bring the Fire Department to your door. Don’t bring it.

• Mercury thermometers: alcohol based thermometers are cooler, so get one of those.

• Explosives/fireworks/ammunition/other incendiary devices: these carry a very heavy fine of $500 so definitely don’t bring them.

• Lethal weapons: obviously prohibited

Tips For When You’re on Campus:

• Don’t mess with the smoke detector in your room, big fines will ensue.

• Remember that Fire Safety Inspectors cannot open closed drawers, but they can see through clear containers and follow George Foreman grill cords to the grill hidden under the pile of clothes.

• Don’t hang anything from pipes or attach anything to the ceiling.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at bmachiavelot@wesleyan.edu

Good luck packing and can’t wait to be chilling on Foss with you all in just a few weeks!


Bruno Machiavelo-Tinoco ‘16

Chair of Wesleyan Student Assembly’s Student Affairs Committee

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