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The Urban Education Semester, sponsored by Wesleyan’s CRC and the OIS,  is an interdisciplinary, academic immersion program in New York City which introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education.  Ideal program for students interested in teaching, public policy, community development or systemic reform.  Info session, Monday, Feb. 14. Time and place to be announced and on MyCRC calendar.

Interested?  Please contact Vicky Zwelling, Career Resources, or Gail Winter in Office of International Studies.

Thinking about writing a thesis? Not sure where to start? Come talk to professors and current thesis writers about how the thesis declaration process works, how students choose topics, and what factors you should take into account when deciding whether or not to write a thesis.

Whether you already know something you might like to research, or are just beginning think about the possibility of thesis writing, now is a great time to get your bearings.

Please join us in a conversation with Professors Vijay Pinch (History), Joel Pfister (English), and Suzanne O’Connell (Earth and Environmental Science) and current thesis writers for insights into the whys and wherefores of undertaking a thesis.

Thursday, December 2, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Albritton 103

Through the Urban Education Semester, students spend a semester in New York City, engaged in a combination of supervised fieldwork (primarily teaching but there may be some urban policy placements) and coursework offered by Bank Street College of Education. This interdisciplinary, academic immersion program earns Wesleyan academic credit and introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education.

Ideal program for students interested in urban education and issues, and child and adolescent development. There are 23 psych courses for which you can receive credit.

For more information, visit www.urbanedsemester.org.

Applications for the Spring 2011 program are due to Vicky Zwelling in the CRC on Wed. Nov. 3.

The General Wesleyan Permission to Study Abroad Application is due on Friday, October 15, 2010 for all students planning to study abroad for the Spring 2011 semester. This is the “permission to study abroad” application that all students must complete, regardless of program choice, including Wesleyan-administered programs (Bologna, Madrid, Paris). Applications must be turned in at the Office of International Studies, 105 Fisk Hall and may be turned in anytime on October 15.

A copy of the permission application may be picked up at the Office of International Studies or printed from our website at www.wesleyan.edu/ois. Click on “Applications” in the “Forms” bucket and print the “Permission to Study Abroad” pdf document.

A complete application includes the following 7 items:

  • Personal information sheet
  • Academic justification
  • Online Health Information Clearance form*
  • Pre-approval of courses form
  • Student Medical Release and Parental Statement form
  • Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver form
  • Standards of Conduct Pledge

*All applicants must complete our online Health Information Clearance form. If you have not already done so, you may still do it now. It is in your student e-Portfolio under “Tools and Links.” Be sure to do this by October 15, 2010.

If you have any questions about the “permission to study abroad application,” please feel free to stop by the office during drop-in hours (M-W-F 10-noon; T-TH 2-4 p.m.) or call OIS at 860 685 2550.

Please note that approved programs (not run by Wesleyan) have their own specific deadlines (many do “rolling admissions”)and can fill before stated deadlines so students should check directly with the programs to make certain that applications are filed in a timely manner.

An information session for the Urban Education Semester will be held on, Oct. 12, 5:30 – 6:30, Allbritton 103.  Pizza and drinks will be served.

Through the Urban Education Semester, students spend a semester in New York City, engaged in a combination of supervised fieldwork (primarily teaching but there may be some urban policy placements) and coursework offered by Bank Street College of Education. This interdisciplinary, academic immersion program earns Wesleyan academic credit and introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education. Ideal  program for students interested in urban environments, community development, teaching and learning, and systemic reform. For more information, visit www.urbanedsemester.org.

Applications for the Spring 2011 program are due to Vicky Zwelling in the CRC on Wed. Nov. 3.

The application deadline for the Spring 2011 semester for the Wesleyan-administered programs in Bologna, Madrid, and Paris is Friday, October 1, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. This is a firm deadline and late applications will not be accepted. Please note that the Paris Program application doubles as the application for the Sciences Po Exchange and the Bordeaux Immersion Program and applicants must indicate if they wish to be considered for either/both of these programs.

The application deadline for the Spring 2011 semester for the Wesleyan-administered program in Regensburg is Friday, October 15, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. This is a firm deadline and late applications will not be accepted.
Applications can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ois/forms/application2.htt .
A complete program application includes:

  • Application form
  • 250-word essay in the appropriate language explaining why you wish to participate in the program
  • Language evaluation form (to be completed by your current or most recent language professor)
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-language instructor (may be sent through campus mail, delivered to our office, or sent as an email attachment or the text of an email to gwinter@wesleyan.edu)

Please note that all applicants to these Wesleyan-administered programs must also complete the general “Permission to Study Abroad Application” which is due Friday, October 15, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.

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

Don’t miss Wesleyan’s 16th Annual Study Abroad Fair!

Monday, September 13
Beckham Hall
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 over 140 study abroad programs, receive literature, and ask questions.

Find out all your options for study abroad!

Sponsored by the Office of International Studies

Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2012 who are among this year’s recipients of Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes:

Blankenagel Prize

Income from the John C. Blankenagel Fund, established in 1970, awarded at the discretion of the Department of German studies to enrich educational offerings in the area of humanistic studies, or to assist a superior student in completing a project in German studies.

Matthew Alexander 2012
Katherine Wolf 2012

Bruner Freshman Improvement Prize

The gift of William Evans Bruner, Class of 1888, to the student whose second-semester first-year record shows the greatest relative improvement over that of the first semester.

Elaine Chan 2012

Condil Award

Given in memory of Caroline Condil, Class of 1992, and is awarded to a worthy East Asian Studies major, preferably a sophomore or junior, for study in China.

Marjorie Rivera 2012

Herbert Lee Connelly Prize

Given in 1980 by Mabel Wells Connelly in the name of her husband, member of the Class of 1909, and alumni secretary, 1924-56. Supplemented by friends, relatives, and sons Hugh Wells and Theodore Sample, Class of 1948, the fund provides income to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate who demonstrates an interest in English literature and an unusual ability in nonfiction writing.

Amanda Schwartz 2012

Susan Frazer Prize

Awarded annually to the student (or students) who has done the most distinguished work in the elementary and intermediate French language sequence.

Emma Paine 2012

James T. Gutmann Field Studies Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Lisette Cooper �81, to honor her former professor and mentor, Prof. James T. Gutmann. Awarded to an especially promising major in Earth & Environmental Sciences to support geologic field research expected to lead to a senior honors thesis.

Rebecca Snelling 2012

Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Social Justice Award

Awarded to a sophomore or junior with a demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.

Allegra Stout 2012

Olin Fellowship

Founded in 1854 by the wife of Stephen Olin, president, 1839-41 and 1842-51. Later increased by gifts of their son, Stephen Henry Olin, Class of 1866 and acting president, 1922-23, and his wife, Emeline. Awarded in recognition of achievement in English. The fellowship supports supervised work in English outside of the Wesleyan course structure.

Patrick Cline 2012
Kennedy Odede 2012
Jared Radin 2012
Andrew Zingg 2012

Parker Prize

Established in 1870 by the Reverend John Parker, Trustee 1859-71. Awarded to a sophomore or junior who excels in public speaking.

Ali Chaudhry 2012

Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award

Established in 1986 by John Plukas, Class of 1966, this prize is awarded for excellent service to the Economics Department as a teaching apprentice.

Mitchell Belkin, 2012
Jack Hoskins, 2012
Kwan Yeung (Brian) Lau, 2012
Eunju Rho, 2012
Mathew Stinson, 2012
Margaret Vasu, 2012
David Wei, 2012

Reed Prize

Established in 1968 by Leon Reed and his sons, S. Chadwick, Class of 1941, and Dr. Victor Reed, in memory of Mrs. Sophie Reed, for the best poem or group of poems.

Corey Dethier 2012
Leia Jane Zidel 2012

Robertson Prize

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore.

Kwan Yeung (Brian) Lau 2012
Zin Lin 2012
Julia Thomsen 2012

Siver Scholarship

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Siver in memory of their son Roger Brooks Siver, who graduated from Wesleyan in 1968. Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in or demonstrating strong academic interest in physics.

Syed Mohommad Kumail Akbar 2012
David Amrhein 2012
Thomas Kuntz 2012
Prashant Mukhopadhyay 2012
Nicholas Rotile 2012
Garrett Ruggieri 2011

Social Activist Award

Awarded to the individual or student group that best exemplifies the spirit of social activism and through his/her/their efforts, constructive social change ensued.

Joshua Levine 2012

Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize―Music

Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler. Expanded in 1989 for excellence in piano performance. Two prizes are given annually: one for Western classical piano performance and the other for jazz piano performance.

Fumi Tanakadate 2012

After a successful April registration period, we are pleased to confirm the courses below for the new Wesleyan Summer Session. Students may continue to register until May 31, although courses and housing may fill before then.

2010 Wesleyan Summer Session
June 7 – July 9, 2010
Final Course List

  • ARST 453 Digital Photography I // Sasha Rudensky
  • ECON 110 Introduction to Economic Theory // Richard Adelstein
  • ECON 300 Quantitative Methods in Economics // Joyce Jacobsen
  • ENGL 290 Place, Character and Design // Anne Greene
  • GOVT 155 International Politics // Giulio Gallarotti
  • GOVT 311 United States Foreign Policy // Douglas Foyle
  • LANG 190 American Sign Language I // Sheila Mullen
  • MATH 121 Calculus 1, part 1 // Daniel Bravo
  • MUSC 114 Chinese Music and Theater // Po-wei Weng
  • PHIL 214 Justice and Reason // Joseph Rouse
  • GOVT 201/NS&B 280/PSYC 280/QAC 201/SOC 257 Applied Data Analysis // Joyce Jacobsen
  • SOC 151 Introductory Sociology // Jonathan Cutler

Thematic Institute: Computer Programming and Computer Music

  • COMP 112 Introduction to Programming // James Lipton
  • MUSC 220 Composing, Performing, & Listening to Experimental Music // Ronald Kuivila

Thematic Institute: Pathologies of the Mind

  • PSYC 247 Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathologies // Matthew Kurtz
  • PSYC 274 Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders // Jill Morawski

Courses are available at roughly half the usual tuition rate and offer a low student/faculty ratio. Unlike other summer programs, you can apply the graded classes to your GPA (your dean can best advise you about taking courses pass/fail or for credit).

Courses meet 5 days a week. Course information is online here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/courses.html

There is also a special Wesleyan Summer Session Wesmaps link in your EPortfolio. Current enrollments are not yet reflected in the “Seats Available” number in each course description. The registration form is available on the Summer Session website and in your EPortfolio. Please download the form, complete it, including all necessary approval signatures, and submit the form and tuition payment to the Summer Session office at 284 High Street. If you have any questions, please call our offices at (860) 685-2900 or send email to summer@wesleyan.edu.

As you begin to plan your fall course selection, NOW is the time to think about summer classes with Wesleyan’s Summer Session.

All courses are available at roughly half the usual tuition rate and many offer a low student/faculty ratio. Unlike other summer programs, you can apply the graded classes to your GPA (your dean can best advise you about taking courses pass/fail or for credit).

The session is June 7 – July 9, and offers 28 courses across the curriculum, including:

– Popular intro and gateway courses
– New upper-level courses
– Psychology Institute
– Theater Institute
– Music and Computer Programming Institute

Course information is online here:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/summer/courses.html

There is also a special Wesleyan Summer Session Wesmaps link in your EPortfolio. Current enrollments are not yet reflected in the “Seats Available” number in each course description. The registration form is available on the Summer Session website and in your EPortfolio. Please download the form, complete it, including all necessary approval signatures, and submit the form with the $500 deposit to the Summer Session office at 284 High Street.

If you have any questions, please call our offices at (860) 685-2900 or send email to summer@wesleyan.edu.

How many classes have changed your life?  How many classes have let you change someone else’s?

“The class demonstrated the power and life of theater. Through visits to different community centers I witnessed the way in which theater goes from text to touching the lives of people- from the old to the young” – Joelle Minott, ’09

Prison Outreach Through Theater (THEA 205)
Taught by Professor of Theatre, Dr. Ron Jenkins
Offered in Fall 2010, Wednesdays from 1:10 – 4:00 p.m.
and Tuesdays from 1:10-4:00 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to put social activism into practice by working with incarcerated women on the writings of Shakespeare, Dante, and other writers. Readings will include Shakespeare Behind Bars by Jean Trounstine and Theater of the Oppressed by Agosto Boal, the Brazilian actor/activist who has pioneered techniques advocating theater as a force for social change. Students need no theatrical experience but can use whatever artistic interests they possess (acting, puppetry, drawing, writing, story-telling, vocal and instrumental music).

There are no prerequisites for this course, and non-Theatre majors are encouraged to join! Anyone with an interest in bettering the community, check out the class on a WesMaps near you!

Students will have the opportunity to put social activism into practice by working with incarcerated women on the writings of Shakespeare, Dante, and other writers. Readings will include Shakespeare Behind Bars by Jean Trounstine and Theater of the Oppressed by Agosto Boal, the Brazilian actor/activist who has pioneered techniques advocating theater as a force for social change. Students need no theatrical experience but can use whatever artistic interests they possess (acting, puppetry, drawing, writing, story-telling, vocal and instrumental music)

dierker-238x300The Sophomore Supper Series invites you to dinner on Tuesday, March 30, with

Professor Lisa Dierker
Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Psychology Department

Professor Dierker’s research focuses on patterns of psychopathology in families, the development of substance abuse and dependence, and the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children.

Come enjoy a three-course meal catered by Typhoon and chat with Professor Dierker about her research and teaching, and why she loves what she does.

Tuesday, March 30, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Dean Phillips

Space is limited to 20 sophomores.
First come, first served.

Sign up soon!

RSVP by March 26 to Teri Maheu at tmaheu@wesleyan.edu, or x2765.

The following departments will be hosting Major Declaration Open Houses 2/22 – 2/25.  For more information about the major declaration process, check out the Major Declaration website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/major_declaration/.

  • Monday, February 22
    • Anthropology
      4:15-5:30 p.m.
      Anthropology Department, Anth 6 Classroom
      281 High Street
      Light refreshments
    • French Studies
      4:15-6:15 p.m.
    • RL&L Common Room
      300 High Street
      Snacks and refreshments
    • Iberian Studies
      4:15-6:15 p.m.
      RL&L Common Room
      300 High Street
      Snacks and refreshments
    • Italian Studies
      4:15-6:15 p.m.
      RL&L Common Room
      300 High Street
      Snacks and refreshments
    • Spanish
      4:15-6:15 p.m.
      RL&L Common Room
      300 High Street
      Snacks and refreshments
  • Tuesday, February 23
    • Studio Art
      4:30-5:30 p.m.
      Zilkha Gallery, Room 202
      Refreshments
    • Classical Studies
      12:00-1:00 p.m.
      Downey House Lounge, Room 200
      294 High Street
      Pizza Lunch
    • History
      12:00-1:00 p.m.
      CSS Lounge, 4th Floor PAC
      Lunch and Refreshments
    • Latin American Studies
      12:00-1:00 p.m.
      Center for the Americas, Rooms 1 and 2
      255 High Street
      Lunch
    • Philosophy
      12:00-1:00 p.m.
      Allbritton 311
      Sandwiches/Drinks
  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Thursday, February 25

The URBAN EDUCATION SEMESTER (UES) combines supervised teaching in  NYC progressive public schools with coursework at the Bank Street College of Education.

You will receive WES CREDIT for this program through the Office of International Studies.

INFO SESSION: Thursday, Feb. 25, 6 – 7, Allbritton 103. Application Deadline: March 29

Interested in UES but can’t come to the info session?  Contact:

Vicky Zwelling
Career Resource Center
860-685-2180
vzwelling@wesleyan.edu

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