Graduate Student Speaker Series! Open to All:

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*

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Winter on Wyllys! Registration Deadline Monday, Dec 1!

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,

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.

Course Withdrawal Deadline 11/25

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 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;

Winter Break Reminders from Reslife!

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 ( 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
• 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:

• 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 or call our office at 860-685-3550


New Haven Train Station Shuttle Schedule
Bus Service Schedule


Service Provided By Wesleyan University
Transportation Services (860) 685-3788
Box Office (860) 685-3355

Leaving Leave
 Arrive

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

Returning Leave
 Arrive

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.


• 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

Categories WSA

New Planetary Science Minor!!

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 (

The Planetary Science Minor:

List of all Minors at Wesleyan:

Planetary Sciences at Wesleyan:

All best,
The Planetary Science Group

Interested in Winter Session at Wes!

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! Registration for classes, housing, and dining closes the day you come back from Thanksgiving break (December 1 – at noon).

You can find the form for Winter Session, as well as links to sign up for dining and housing, in your Eportfolio (EP>Student>Winter Session>Registration Form) or If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, your advisor, or the Winter Session office at

“Protecting You, Securing Wesleyan” Campaign

Information Technology Services is pleased to launch our new cyber security awareness campaign: “Protecting You, Securing Wesleyan”, by providing all faculty, staff, and students with free access to a series of security awareness training videos. We ask that you please watch these videos at your earliest convenience, as they contain important information that will help you be safer online. There are 11 short videos totaling ~35 min. When you complete them all by December 15, we will automatically enter your name into a drawing for an iPad Air 2! There will be an iPad Air 2 given to one student from each of the class years! For video viewing go to .



Need headphones? You can get a FREE pair of earbuds while supplies last at these locations:
Student Helpdesk (Exley 116)
Olin Library
Science Library
Cardinal Technology Store (Usdan)

Recovery@ Lunch, 11/7!

An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are in recovery and those who are affected by a family member or friend’s substance abuse can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another. We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 11/7 at 12 noon. This is a closed lunch, only for those in recovery or affected by another’s substance abuse. Please email for more information and location.

Tanya Purdy, MPH, MCHES
Director WesWell, Office of Health Education
Wesleyan University