Overview of Psychology Major on October 6

Overview for New and Sophomore Prospective Psychology Majors
Oct. 6th (Tues.), 12-1pm, Judd 116
Andrea Patalano (Chair of the Psychology Department) will provide an overview of the major to sophomore prospective majors and to review requirements with junior and senior majors. This meeting is not appropriate for first year students (due to a change in major requirements). The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits). Helpful handout: Psychology Majors Manual, Class of 2018 and earlier. Pizza will be provided.

Work during Family Weekend

Hey ’18!

Family Weekend 2015 is fast approaching (November 6th-November 8th), and we need student employees! 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 employee application, available here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 16th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Tuesday, October 20th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, November 4th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 PM. 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 us at aprinterns@wesleyan.edu.

Thanks for your interest!

The Interns

Catherine Marquez ’16, and Avva Saniee ’17
Family Weekend and Homecoming 2015 Interns
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
330 High Street
(860) 685-2802

Fair Trade Study Abroad Workshop TODAY!

Fair Trade Study Abroad Workshop
Interested in a study abroad program that serves and empowers local communities by acting as a decolonizing force? Do you believe in the arts as a means of producing knowledge and creating community? Come find out more about Fair Trade Study Abroad and how the Rehearsing Change program in Ecuador embodies these goals.

Tuesday, September 29
4:30pm, Usdan 108
Workshop by Daniel Bryan
Executive Director, Pachaysana Institute

Florian Sedlmeier: American Studies/American Literary Studies beyond the U.S. 9/30

This Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4:30-6:00, Downey Lounge, the American Studies major and English major will be hosting a very special guest, Florian Sedlmeier, a young professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University (Freie Universitat), Berlin, Germany.  (Delicious treats will be served.)  He is really eager to meet Wesleyan students and faculty.  The “JFK” is the greatest American Studies center in Europe.  I am going to have a dialogue with him about the kind of critical edge one can develop by doing American Studies and American literary studies outside (yes, outside) of the U.S.!  This subject is close to my heart because my first full immersion in American Studies–my intellectual conversion–was when I did an M.A. in American Studies at the University of London.  Several Europeans–Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, D. H. Lawrence, Antonio Gramsci–have given us some of the most astute analyses of how America “ticks” as a power structure and culture (and popular culture, for instance, Francois Truffaut on Westerns).  And many Americans–Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and others–went to Europe to bust out of the American bubble critically and artistically.  Florian Sedlmeier and I want to spark a conversation–that we will open up to everyone once we raise some concerns and questions–about what’s at stake in thinking about this.  American Studies became a big deal in Europe after World War II as part of America’s–the U.S. Information Agency’s–“free world” Cold War propaganda campaign.  But European American Studies has had a way thinking critically about the U.S., partly because of its own radical traditions.

Florian will also tell us more about the famous “JFK.”  This amazing institute is located in the gorgeous neighborhood of Dahlem, in Berlin, and ALL CLASSES–undergraduate and graduate–ARE IN ENGLISH.  You might wish to consider being an exchange student at the “JFK” at some point.  And if you consider doing graduate work in American Studies there–say, an M.A.–you should know that THE TUITION IS FREE (you just have to pay for your lodging and food).  It was my privilege to be a visiting professor at the “JFK” in 2012 and I loved it.  It’s very comprehensive.  There are five departments within American Studies:  Culture, Literature, History, Political Science, and Economics.  The faculty–as you’ll see when you meet Florian–are brilliant, accomplished, and a lot of fun.  The courses that each department offers are wide-ranging and fascinating.  And Berlin is an absolute BLAST!

So please come and please bring any friends!  You’ll learn some surprising stuff.  Florian is really psyched about coming to Wes!


Be a Peer Health Advocate!


The 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.

Writing Tutor Schedule

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Tutors meet with first-year students, senior thesis writers, and even faculty members. Everyone is welcome and all services are free.

Here is this semester’s schedule:
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Rachel Earnhardt – HIST/ENVS
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Isabel Fattal – COL/RELI
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Justin Greene – ENGL/ANTH
Appointment – 1:45-4 pm – Downey 104 – Sophia Franchi – FELLOW/ENGL/FRST
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Alison Denzer-King – PSYC/CSED
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Leah Bakely – HIST/HISP
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Giordana Martino – PSYC
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Gabriel Borelli – CSS
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Jenna Shapiro – HIST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Penny Snyder – ENGL
Appointment – 1:45-4 pm – Downey 103 – Elana Rosenthal – FELLOW/COL/FRST/WRCT
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Rebecca Brand – ARHA/ARST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Hein Jeong – PHIL/GRST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Aryeh Lieber – ENGL
Drop-in – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 77 – Alexandra Ricks – HIST/LAST
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Olin 106 – Sarah Mininsohn – SOC/DANC
Appointment – 7-11 pm – Sci Li 266 – Jeremy Crimm – CSS

And here is the link to their page with all of the above information:

French and Francophone Theater in Performance

Sharpen your French in a fun way: for the first time in many years, you can take a theater course in French!
There are still spaces available.

French and Francophone Theater in Performance
FREN 281
Fall 2015 Section: 01
Crosslisting: THEA 291

This course offers students the opportunity to put their language skills in motion by discovering French and Francophone theater in general, and acting in French in particular. This transhistorical course will introduce students to acting techniques while allowing them to discover the richness of the French and Francophone dramatic repertoires. A particular emphasis will be placed on improving students’ oral skills through pronunciation and diction exercises. The course will culminate in the performance of the students’ work at the end of the semester. Based on the “cours d’interprétation,” and offered exclusively in French, this course gives French language students a chance to improve language skills and discover the art of acting.
Instructor(s): Meere,Michael Times: .M.W.F. 02:40PM-03:30PM; Location: FISK414

Memorial Service: In Honor of 9/11 TONIGHT


Friday, September 11, 2015
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Memorial Service: In Honor of 9/11
Flag in front of South College

Students will be gathering with flashlights and phones to take a moment to remember the tragedy of 9/11 and support one another in that remembrance.

The Mash, a celebration of Wes musical talent, TODAY!

A reminder that The Mash, the fourth annual celebration of Wesleyan’s student music scene, with non-stop music from 2-7:30pm today. Due to weather, we had to move the events inside today, so please stop by the Patricelli ’92 Theater, the Usdan Café and Crowell Concert Hall today to see bands, a cappella groups and other music ensembles.

The full schedule is here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2015/09-2015/09112015the-mash.html

And to give a nod to all of the the faculty/staff who make music too, you can see Smokin’ Lillies featuring our own Louise Brown, Barry Chernoff, Rob Rosenthal, Luanne Benshimol, Evan Glass; Paul Horton and special guest Michael S. Roth on keyboards at 5pm in Crowell Concert Hall. Please come by!

Apply for a Writing Mentor!

Have you ever wanted a personal editor? Someone who would meet with you privately to help you with your writing?

Your Writing Mentor will work with you on your particular writing concerns, whether you need help generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving sentence clarity and grammar, or managing your time. As mentors and mentees meet on a weekly basis, this program is designed for students who enjoy regular collaboration. If you participate, you will have a sophomore, junior, or senior assigned to meet with you throughout the semester.

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines. All services are free.

To apply for a writing mentor for the Fall 2015 semester, please fill out the online application here by Monday, September 21st at midnight. We will let you know whether we were able to pair you with a mentor by Thursday, September 24th. Please contact Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal at writingworks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2440 if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to working with you.