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Tonight English comes to Fauver (the newest building on Foss Hill, behind Westco and by the observatory).  Professor Joel Pfister, Professor Matt Garrett, Professor Joe Drury and two talented alums of English 201 (the seminar gateway to the major) are going to say a few words about why literary studies and English 201 rock in Fauver, 7:00-8:30.  We hope that all sophomores and frosh even considering the possibility of majoring in English and taking English 201 will come.  Treats will be served!

Anonymous-Superman-Logo-158371-300x300Do YOU want to be a SUPER-Sophomore!?

Come to the Super-Sophomore Workshop on Thursday, October 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Usdan 110 to stop slumping and start being super!

Many sophomores have an understandably difficult time transitioning into their second year of college. Peer Advisors have also gone through times where we lost focus on our work, weren’t sure if we were choosing the “right” majors, worried about our professional futures, had too much to juggle with academics, work, activities, and friends, or were just ready to get over that ambivalent hump of our sophomore lives.

HAVE NO FEAR! The workshop will be a panel discussion targeted to sophomores who want to maintain focus and understand the important and crucial decisions that come with being a sophomore. Come listen to, discuss, and receive advice on how to make the most out of your sophomore year: topics to be addressed include major declaration, study abroad, working with faculty, finding internships, and maintaining focus. Dean Phillips will also be there to provide any answers to questions that you may have. SARN Peer Advisors will lead discussion.

Come learn about what matters and about what kind of things you can do to get rid of your “kryptonite”!!

NOTE: This is a very limited event. In order to have a more intimate discussion, we will only be accomodating the first 14 sophomores to arrive. Please COME EARLY!! (Bring your dinners if you want!)

kirnThe Sophomore Supper Series invites you to dinner on Thursday, October 22, with

Professor John Kirn
Professor of Neuroscience & Behavior and Biology
Chair of the Neuroscience & Behavior Program
Director of Graduate Studies at Wesleyan

Professor Kirn’s research focuses on the neurobiological basis of vocalization in songbirds, examining how birds learn new songs and what the potential may be for therapeutic applications to human neurodegenerative disorders.

Come enjoy a three-course meal catered by Typhoon and chat with Professor Kirn about his research and teaching, and why he loves what he does.

Thursday, October 22, 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 October 20 to Teri Maheu at tmaheu@wesleyan.edu, or x2765.

Two academic skills workshops will be offered this Sunday, October 4 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Exam Preparation in Usdan 110 and Reading Retention in Usdan 136.

For more information about the schedule and peer advisor drop-in hours, see http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/peeradvising/dropins.html#workshop.

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!

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!

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

Danryans3According to “History and Legends of the Ice Cream Sundae,”

Some historians claim, but never proven to be true, that the name “sundae” was created in response to the “Blue Laws” which said that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays because they were too “frilly.” For some reason the “righteous” were very much against what they called “sucking soda” (especially on the Sabbath and the clergy started preaching against them). The dish has gone by other names at various time, most notably “sundi” and “sondhi.” Some accounts have explained all these names as attempts to avoid offending the sensibilities of the devoutly religious, which might take a dim view of a pile of ice cream and syrup being named after the Sabbath.

Frilly?  Offensive?  Put history to a taste test at the

Sophomore Sundae Sunday
Nicolson Lounge
September 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.