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Monthly Archive for September, 2009

Are you interested in law school? Have questions, but don’t know where to turn?  Attend Students of Color and the Law and hear 3 current area law students (including 2 Wes alumni) who are members of the National Black Law Students Association speak about their experiences in law school.  You can submit your questions for the law students in advance to Jim Kubat, and they will get answered on October 4, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Malcolm X House.  The law students plan to speak briefly about preparing for the LSAT, the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, law school courses & professors, and law school exams!  You will hear the Real Deal about law school!

The NBLSA regional and national board members will also inform you of an excellent opportunity that may improve your chances of getting into law school.  You can join the College Student Division of NEBLSA!

Robert Dry, Diplomat-in-Residence and an experienced Foreign Service officer, will discuss careers in the Foreign Service this Friday, October 2, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. in the COL Lounge, Butt C.  He will also discuss the Foreign Service Summer Internship (application deadline: November 1).

Please plan to attend and hear about a very exciting career option for Wesleyan students.

No sign-up required; bring your lunch; arrive late; leave early; talk is informal.

h1n1q&aDr. Davis Smith from the Davison Health Center will be holding an informal Q&A session about H1N1 flu on Monday, October 5, at 12:00 noon in Usdan 110.   Bring your own lunch.

Information for the printed student phone directory will be pulled by the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday, October 6. You may request suppression of phone, home address and local address information by navigating to your electronic student portfolio and clicking on the Phone/Nondisclosure link in the Enrollment Status bucket in the third column.

  • To suppress information from the printed student directory, you must invoke this option by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 5, 2009. Once this option is selected it is in effect for the entire academic year.
  • You may suppress your local phone number, local address, photo and home address from the Wesleyan on-line directory at any time during the academic year.

Do you wish to:

  • Find top management and leadership positions upon graduation?
  • Begin a journey to career success right now?

Then don’t miss your chance to begin your future career path today!
By signing up for the Management Leadership Conference, you will be able to:

  • Interact with experts and executives from top companies, organizations, and institutions
  • Attend lectures, hands-on workshops, case studies, and mentoring with top Wesleyan alumni and parents in a variety of career fields
  • Spend a day in New York City, visiting industry leaders such as JP Morgan, Human Rights Watch, ABC/Disney, Bloomberg, and more!

For registration and other information please visit www.wesleyan.edu/mlc for more details!

Wesleyan’s Davison Health Center has seen a modest rise in cases of influenza like illness compared to past Septembers. Some of these cases have met CDC criteria for influenza-like illness and self isolation has been recommended. A few students have been temporarily relocated to alternative housing on campus until they recover. Many of these students have already recovered and the rest are doing well. One case was tested off-campus and is probable for H1N1. We are also testing a few cases that present possible clinical matches.

We have held two clinics for the seasonal influenza vaccine and 600 students have thus far been vaccinated. The third flu clinic is Tuesday, October 13 from 4-7 in Usdan 108. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to come for vaccination. More information is available at www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/ofnote/flu04.html and there will be a faculty/staff clinic Saturday, October 17, 10-1 and we encourage students who cannot get to the clinic on October 13 to stop by on the 17th www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/ofnote/flu04faculty.html.

The currently available seasonal flu vaccine does not protect against H1N1. However, it is especially recommended for college students this year. The objective is to help prevent students contracting both types of flu at the same time and, in general, to give them as much protection from as many kinds of flu as we can.

Current information is that the H1N1 vaccine will become available in early October. We do not have final details yet as to who will be targeted for the vaccine or how many doses will be available. Once that information is available, we will communicate it to the campus community.

We continue to urge all the Wesleyan Community to follow flu-prevention behaviors, including the frequent washing of hands. Also, if you believe you have contracted flu (symptoms are listed here: http://emergencymanagement.blogs.wesleyan.edu) please arrange a visit to a physician or the health center for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

We continue to urge all the Wesleyan Community to follow flu-prevention behaviors, including the frequent washing of hands. If you believe you have contracted influenza (symptoms are listed here: http://emergencymanagement.blogs.wesleyan.edu) please call your health care provider to discuss your symptoms. Students are encouraged to call the Davison Health Center flu line (860) 685-2653 Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm and the 24-hour line (860) 685-2470 at other times to discuss their illness, if appropriate, and especially if symptoms are severe or if they need to discuss relocation.

Dr. Davis Smith, Medical Director at the Davison Health Center will be holding an informal Q&A about H1N1 on Monday, October 5 at noon in 108 Usdan. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Soul Matters

An interreligious conversation about what matters most

  • Love your neightbor
  • The pursuit of happiness
  • The identity of women
  • The controversial texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Mondays, 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., PAC 422

Muslim, Jewish,, Christian, Catholic, and Protestant panel from the Wesleyan Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

  • Sister Marwa Ally
  • Rabbi David Teva
  • Father Hal Widmer
  • Pastor Joan Burnett

Refreshments will be served!

A non-credit course.

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The application deadline for the Spring 2010 semester for the Wesleyan-administered programs in Bologna, Madrid, and Paris is Thursday, October 1, 2009.

The application deadline for the Spring 2010 semester for the Wesleyan-administered program in Regensburg is Thursday, October 15, 2009. Applications can be downloaded from our website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/ois/forms/application2.htt.

  • A complete program application includes:
  • Application form
  • Essay in the appropriate language
  • Language evaluation form
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-language instructor

In addition to these specific program applications, all students applying to any Administered or Approved programs must complete and turn in the General Permission to Study Abroad Application by Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Please turn in completed applications at the Office of International Studies, Fisk Hall 105.

Grief Workshop

Any student who is trying to deal with the death of someone very important to them may want to consider this workshop for support and perspectives.
We will also discuss plans for the ongoing Peer Grief Support Group.

Wednesday, September 23rd
8:00 p.m.
OBHS, Room 212 (second floor) Davison Health Ctr. (327 High Street)

Sponsored by Office of Behavioral Health for Students
Dr. Larry Antosz, Facilitator

wsaCome browse and join student groups, check out campus departments and services, “Discover your University Center” and see what Usdan has to offer, see live student performances, sample food from local vendors, and take part in raffles to win incredible prizes such as an iPod Touch, Pulse Smartpen, Wes Gear, and more.

Sponsored by the WSA and the Usdan.

Friday, September 18, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Usdan Center, Beckham Hall, and Huss Courtyard

Rain or shine!

writingNeed help on a writing assignment?

Stuck on page six? Haven’t even started page one? Whether you’re a senior writing an honors thesis, a first-year student working on your first college paper, or a multilingual student looking to practice your English, the Writing Workshop can help you. At the Workshop, you will meet privately with a trained tutor who will help you start writing, work on a particular problem, or interpret a professor’s comments. Bring a draft, outline, or even just ideas for a paper. Remember, the Workshop can help improve your writing regardless of your experience. Also, it is totally confidential and free.

This semester we’ve made many exciting changes to the Writing Workshop.  First, we have a new office in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center on the third floor of the Allbritton building where we will be holding tutoring sessions in room 306.  Second, we have a new web-based appointment scheduling system. To schedule an appointment at our Shapiro Creative Writing Center location, sign in to your E-Portfolio and click the “Writing Workshop” link in the “Tools and Links” section. This will take you to a page where you can schedule a tutoring session in any of our available locations.  Lastly, we’ve moved to a new drop-in location in Science Library, Room 77 downstairs. We’ve also hired a fourth writing tutor for Sunday evenings, which tend to be particularly busy.

Appointment Hours
Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Shapiro Creative Writing Center 306

Drop-in Hours
Sunday-Thursday 7:00-11:00 p.m.

  • Shapiro Creative Writing Center 306
  • Olin 106 (Info. Commons)
  • Science Library 77

Go to www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/hours.html for more information about locations, times, and staff.  Please call x2440 or email writingworks@wesleyan.edu to make an appointment. Also, contact us if you have any questions.

Charlie Weiss and Oriana Korol
Ford Fellows in the Writing Program
103 and 104 Downey House
(860) 685-2440


Anne Greene
Director of Writing Programs
(860) 685-3604

Psyc 280: Applied Data Analysis

There are still openings in the course Psyc 280 Applied Data Analysis.  It crosslists with Psyc, Soc, Govt, NS&B, and QAC. Below is the course description, and go to wesmaps for more information.

PSYC 280 Applied Data Analysis
Course – MW 11-12:20pm
section 3: Lab – W  7:00-8:20pm
section 4: Lab – R 4:10-5:30pm
section 5: Lab – F 4:10-5:30pm

This combination lecture and hands-on laboratory course provides experience in data management and applied statistics. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in several aspects of the research process including generating testable hypotheses based on extant data; conducting a literature review and evaluating the content of scientific literature; preparing data for analysis; selecting and conducting descriptive and inferential statistical analyses; and presenting research findings. By providing opportunities for training in one of the three major statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, and Stata), this course aims to empower students to manage and analyze large data sets. Each laboratory group will be organized around a specific software application.

Any student who plans to miss classes during the upcoming Muslim or Jewish holidays (Ramadan August 20- September 20, Eid September 21, Rosh HaShanah/Yom Kippur, September 18-20, and September 28) is expected to speak with her/his professors as soon as possible.

To see the schedule for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and events, go to

Wesleyan’s policy on observance of religious holidays is as follows:

“Faculty are asked to accommodate students whose religious holiday observance conflicts with paper deadlines or scheduled examinations. Not all holidays require absence from routine commitments. Questions about the holidays may be directed to the University Chaplains. Students who have questions about class attendance and assignments should consult with their Class Dean.”

abroadDon’t miss Wesleyan’s 15th Annual Study Abroad Fair!

Monday, Sept. 14, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beckham Hall

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 the 140 programs available, receive literature about the programs and ask questions.

Find out all your options for study abroad!

Sponsored by the Office of International Studies

Tuesday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Usdan Courtyard

Rain Site: Beckham Hall

  • Connect with the Middletown community
  • Volunteer and Work study opportunities
  • Local agencies and Student groups will be there to share opportunities

Sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships
Questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz (clechowicz@wesleyan.edu)
Can’t make the Fair? CCP will be at the Student Activities Fair

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