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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

A panel on working with students with disabilities.

Wednesday, October 20 at 4:15 p.m. in Usdan 108.

You will have the chance to hear from undergraduate students from Wesleyan and recent graduates and world-class Paralympians from other institutions discuss their experience working with faculty.  All are welcome.

This event is sponsored by The Hartford Insurance Company, and Wesleyan University’s Human Resources, Disabilities Services and Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights. For more information, write to disabilitiesservices@wesleyan.edu or call x2332.

Financial Aid Forum 10/21

Do you (or your friends) have any stories you want to tell about your experience with financial aid at Wesleyan? Would you like to help improve the financial aid process in any way?


The Wesleyan Student Assembly is hosting this year’s Financial Aid Forum where we would like you to come and share your financial aid experiences. Your opinions will enable us to discuss a variety of topics with the Financial Aid Office in their semester meeting with the WSA’s Financial Aid Committee.

The forum will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 in the Nics Lounge. Food will be provided.

For more information, you can contact Sandy A. Durosier at sdurosier@wesleyan.edu or Zachary Malter at zmalter@wesleyan.edu, or follow the link to the facebook group, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134999029883130.

Please consider submitting a proposal for a session at the conference. For more information and to submit, please use this form.

To receive a notification about when registration opens for SJLC 2011, send an email.

The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.

Students, student groups, alumni, community members, faculty and staff facilitate sessions in their area of interest or expertise. Sessions focus on leadership skills that may be applied to any social movement and on the many manifestations of injustice and how participants can be involved in creating change.  SJLC provides participants with resources and opportunities for engagement on campus, in Middletown, in Connecticut and across the globe.

To see the 2010 Conference schedule, click here.
To see the 2009 Conference schedule, click here.

To request more information, send an email.

Improve your writing,
Help other students with theirs,
And impress the whole world with your skills.

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring tutors and mentors for the spring semester!

As a writing tutor, you will receive one course credit in English and a $400 stipend. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491, the Ford Teaching Seminar, which meets weekly on Tuesdays, from 12-1pm. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

The pre-application is due Monday, November 1st.

To learn more or apply, visit:


Contact Professor Anne Greene at x3604 and agreene@wesleyan.edu, or Ford Fellows Katherine Eyster and Emily Schmidt at x2440 and writingworks@wesleyan.edu.

Get to know Public Safety and the Middletown Police Department!

Come mingle with the Officers of Public Safety as well as the Middletown Police Department tomorrow night Tuesday, October 12, in Usdan from 6-8pm.

PSafe and MPD will be in the Usdan lobby to answer any questions you may have. Stop by if you have any questions or concerns or if you simply want to say hi to the men and women serving you in Grey and Blue!

The 195 Study Abroad Blog

Do you like to travel?  Do you wish there was a way to share your experiences with your community back home while you’re away?  Now there will be!  Northwestern University’s 195, an online publication for study abroad, is coming to Wes.  The independently-run blogging platform is a place where students can relate their experiences abroad back to campus, fostering a Wes-based global community.

Check out the195’s award-winning website. If you’re interested in helping bring the publication to Wes and eventually running it, email asimmons@wesleyan.edu.

The second of three flu clinics is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 from 4-7pm in 108 Usdan.  This year the seasonal flu shot includes protection against H1N1.  You should consider this vaccine even if you had an H1N1 shot last year for continued protection.

Please click on the following link for details about the last two clinics.  www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/ofnote/flu04.html

Costume Shop Tag Sale 10/8

Interested in unique, cheap clothing?  If so, come to the Costume Shop Tag Sale, this Friday October 8, on the CFA Green from 12:00 noon until 5 pm.  Everything $1 or less!

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.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and queer friendly students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet, mingle, and talk about coming out and being out!

Monday, October 11, 2010
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Daniel Family Commons


Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Queer Resource Center and Student Affairs Office.

Do you want to get involved in helping plan and organize Class of 2012 activities?  Would you like to advise your class dean on programming initiatives?

Then volunteer for the 2012 Class Council!

Email Dean Phillips and let him know of your interest by Tuesday, October 12.

Learn how to break down your semester and use organization and study strategies so that you can effectively prepare for your exams. We will review ways of practicing test-taking for different exam formats.

Monday, October 4, 9:30 p.m.
Butt C Lounge

Wesleyan Language Bank

Do you speak more than one language? Do you want to get involved in community service?  Then check out the Wesleyan Language Bank:

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