Study Abroad, Community Service Opportunities and the Psychology Major

PSYC Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities, and the Psychology Major (all welcome) 11/3

Tuesday, November 3
Judd Hall 116
12 PM – 1 PM

Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Office of Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities for meeting the cultural immersion requirement in the major through semester study abroad or through participation in the community at home. The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).

Office of Study Abroad- Gail Winter, Assistant Director
Office of Community Partnerships – Catherine Lechowicz, Director
Psychology Department – Andrea Patalano, Chair

(Important Note: The requirement of the cultural immersion applies only to Psyc majors ’16, ’17 and class of ’18.) Pizza will be served.

Stress Relief Practicum


Stress Relief Practicum

Connect with others who are seeking self-care strategies for health and well-being.
Learn new skills and tools to manage stress and take care of yourself.
Mondays beginning
November 2nd –30th from 5-6PM
Meetings will follow an exploratory workshop format and participants will learn and practice
different techniques for mind-body wellness each week.
The group will be led by
Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education
& Abi Colbert-Sangree Wellness Intern, WesWell

To sign up fill out this registration form.
Sign up by Friday, October 23rd.
Space is limited and on a first come basis.
Participants will be expected to attend all 5 sessions.

Recovery@ networking lunch!


Recovery@ networking lunch!
Friday, October 9th 12-1pm
RSVP to for location.
An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are either in or seeking recovery can come together
and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.
This is a closed lunch, only for those in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs.

Storytelling for Life, Business & Politics: A Writing Symposium at Wesleyan

Storytelling for Life, Business, & Politics: A Writing Symposium at Wesleyan

We are thrilled to offer a first-of-its-kind, free, full-day writing event for civilian and veteran writers looking to engage in thoughtful conversation and sharpen their writing skills. The Words After War: Storytelling for Life, Business, and Politics symposium will take place Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Wesleyan University.

The symposium will feature panel discussions and breakout workshops with talented authors and academic instructors. Participants can expect to walk away having learned valuable and practical writing techniques, along with a newfound sense of empowerment and inspiration in producing art that builds community, makes an impact, and reaches a wider audience.

This event is free, and meals will be provided throughout the day. Please register here. Space is limited.

Location: Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8am to 5pm
Event Schedule:

8:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:15am Art of the Interview Panel Discussion
10:30am Elements of Craft Panel Discussion
11:45am Lunch
1pm Breakout Workshops: Writing Your War (Memoir and Creative Nonfiction) and Blogging, Social Media, PR, and the Business of Writing
2:30pm Breakout Workshops: Writing in the Academy and Journalism, Politics, and National Security
4pm Closing Remarks and Reception
Our instructors:
Adrian Bonenberger, author of war memoir Afghan Post.
Matt Gallagher, author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom and the forthcoming novel Youngblood.
Vanessa Gezari, managing editor of Columbia Journalism Review, professor at Columbia Journalism School, and author of The Tender Soldier.
Thomas M. Gibbons-Neff, writer at The Washington Post.
Anne Greene, Professor in English, founder and co-director of Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate program, and director of the Wesleyan Writers Conference.
Lauren Katzenberg, managing editor of Task & Purpose.
Peter Molin, author of Time Now blog and writing instructor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Maxwell Neely-Cohen, author of the novel Echo of the Boom.
Sara Nović, author of the novel Girl at War.
William R. Pinch, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan and associate editor of the journal History & Theory.
Kristen L. Rouse, writer and founding director of the NYC Veterans Alliance.
Brandon Willitts, Executive Director and Co-founder of Words After War.

Please learn more about the event and register via Eventbrite.

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

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!rehearsing-change/c1ylq

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