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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Applications for the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Intern for the 2011-2012 academic year are now being accepted.  The SART intern will provide trained peer support to help students navigate on- and off-campus resources and judicial processes.  The intern will also serve as a liaison between the Davison Health Center, the Office of Behavioral Health for Students, WesWell, Student Activities, SART, the Administration, WSA, and other student and campus groups engaged in sexual assault prevention and response initiatives.  More information can be found through the following links:

Applications must be submitted to Dr. Davis Smith (pdsmith@weselyan.edu) at the Davison Health Center by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 15.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Smith or Eliza Gordon ’11 (ejgordon@wesleyan.edu), the current SART intern.


Bring pride to your wood-frame or program house! Do it in the Dark is Wesleyan’s wood-frame energy competition! Make a conscious effort to reduce your energy consumption and you and your housemates could win gift certificates to a restaurant of your choice in Middletown! We reward participants in two categories: lowest overall consumption (controlled for the houses’ square footage and outside temperature) and the greatest percentage of decline in consumption in the same house during the same month, last year (to control for specific differences in each house’s efficiency). The winners for January have just been calculated and the winners in these categories were 6 Fountain Ave and 37 Home Ave, respectively. Congratulations, energy-savers!

Make April the month that your house wins! The results will continue to be posted on wesustainability.blogspot.com, check it out to see how your house does and get energy saving tips!

Get your team together and raise money for Pakistan and Japan relief efforts AND have a good time!

Entry deadline is this Wednesday, March 30; entry form is on right sidebar.  Get your $20 and throwing arm ready for Sunday, April 3 at the Bacon Field House.

1/3 of the proceeds goes to the winning team; 1/3 to Pakistan and 1/3 to Japan.  The more teams, the more $$.

Relive the Rivalries–Start New Ones!

Wesleyan for Japan is the official website of Wesleyan Japan Earthquake Relief Group.
In response to the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, we are putting all of our efforts together to raise both awareness and funds to aid people in Japan.  All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.  Visit our website for event information on campus. We are also welcoming a post submission of any type (photo, video, link, etc) from you for the better understanding of the current situation.  If you have any questions, please contact Fumi Tanakadate (ftanakadate_at_wesleyan.edu).

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee is sponsoring a forum this Thursday, March 24, for students interested in discussing alcohol-free event opportunities on campus. The gathering will take place in Daniel Family Commons from 6-7 p.m., and dinner from Typhoon will be provided.

Student members of the committee will be running the forum, providing information on resources available (such as how to submit a request for SBC funding), and will be encouraging all attendees to brainstorm event ideas.

One of the goals of this forum is to identify students who are interested in taking a leadership role in expanding upon the social opportunities currently available on any given weekend. The committe looks forward to seeing you there!

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities during the 2011-12 academic year. Wesleyan’s is among the first such university humanities centers established and serves to bring together Wesleyan faculty, students and visiting scholars for extended exploration of selected subjects. Our 2011-12 themes are “Fact and Artifact” (Fall semester) and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life” (Spring semester).  Descriptions of these themes are appended below.

Four Student Fellowships are awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board for each semester.  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (an honors thesis) on a topic related to the Center theme for the year.  The project need not be underway at the time of the application.  The themes, “Fact and Artifact” and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life,” are broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during Fall semester are Professors Askamija (Art History), Autry (Sociology), Fullilove (History), Stark (Sociology and Environmental Studies), and Tucker (History, SISP, FGSS). Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during the spring semester are Professors Chakravarti (Government and Social Studies), Kauanui (American Studies and Anthropology), Rodriguez Mosquera (Psychology), Visvardi (Classical Studies), and Wright (African American Studies and History). There will also several Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.

More information about the fellowship and the application process is available on the Center for the Humanities website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/chum/student_fellowship_09_10.html

Applications for student fellowships are due at the Center by Friday, March 25th.

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become SARN Peer Advisors for the 2011-2010 academic year. SARN Peer Advisors are juniors and seniors who work throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program, enhance student access to academic resources through the Student Academic Resource Network (SARN), and give individual peer advice and facilitate workshops on public speaking, time management and academic skills strategies. A job description and application can be found at www.wesleyan.edu/deans/peeradvising/.

Applications, which include a faculty reference form, are due Monday, March 28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Sarah E. Lazare (x2332, slazare@wesleyan.edu).

Fall 2010 Dean’s List

The Dean’s List honors students who have earned a semester GPA of at least 93.35 with at least 3.00 graded credits.

Class of 2012

Naakai Addy
Matthew Alexander
Nemo Allen
Jeffrey Arace
Abigail Baker
Brittany Baldwin-Hunter
David Barach
Lila Becker
Ana Begazo
Douglas Bensimon
Naadu Bentsi-Enchill
Maxwell Bevilacqua
Sierra Bintliff
Laura Bliss
David Brunelli
Edward Bularzik
Annika Butler-Wall
Natasha Camhi
Romaine Campbell
Steffani Campbell
Ali Chaudhry
Charmaine Chen
Daisy Chen
Samuel Choi
Lo-Ching Chow
Charlotte Christopher
Clare Colton
Jennifer Corcoran
Theresa Crain
Daniel DeBonis
Corey Dethier
Jad Donato
Matthew Engel
Kenneth Feder
Casey Feldman
Claire Feldman-Reich
Benjamin Firke
Aaron Forbath
John Gallagher
Alexandra Givner
Deena Godfrey
Lee Gottesdiener
Elizabeth Greenwald
Dylan Griffin
Seth Hafferkamp
Noah Heau
Mark Hellerman
Paula Hernandez
Tresne Hernandez
Jacob Hertz
Christine Hsueh
Kuan-lin Huang
Michael Inkles
Ponpatchara Issaraviriyakul
Rajeeta Iyer
Elleza Kelley
Lindsay Kenney
Jae-Whan Keum
Tasmiha Khan
Esther Kim
Zachary Kirwood
Sarah La Rue
Lana Lana
Nicola Latto
Jared Lefkowitz
Sophia Levan
Rebecca Levit
Han Hsien Liew
Bernard Lillis
Miin Lin
Zin Lin
Isabella Litke
Max Livingston
Nicole Long
Samuel Long
Catherine Lum
Jordan Lyons
Nathan Mackenzie
Samuel Masur
Anna Mckinsey
Rachel Merzel
Elana Metsch-Ampel
Jason Mix
Nathan Mondschein
Kimberly Muellers
Julia Mulhern
Alexa Narzikul
Seth Neill
Erin O’Donnell
Alejandra Olvera
Emma Paine
Anya Palkowski
Shiwei Pan
Jong Wook Park
Jennifer Paykin
Adam Peck
John Pianka
Myles Potters
Leslie Pyne
Jared Radin
Claire Randall
Bridget Read
Chelsea Reutcke
Eunju Rho
Charlotte Robertson
Glamildi Rondon
Grace Ross
Abram Rowe
Reed Sarney
Marie Scarles
Daniel Schniedewind
Ariel Schwartz
Rebecca Schwartz
David Sedgwick
Silvie Senauke
Julian Silver
Elizabeth Simon
Rebecca Snelling
John Snyder
Emily Steck
Allegra Stout
Meherazade Sumariwalla
Gil Sunshine
Michaela Swee
Johnny Tan
Jeffrey Tanenbaum
Aunchisa Tapanakornvut
Bennett Taren
Rachel Tretter
Alexandra Truebenbach
Kathryn Wagner
James Walkup
Alexandra Wang
Miles Watkins
Sarah Wolfe
Katherine Yagle
Nga Man Carmen Yip
Leia Jane Zidel

Huong Nguyen is on study abroad in Denmark and sends us these pictures from Copenhagen and a recent trip to Istanbul.

Huong and two friends in front of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Huong with her host mom and grandmom in a town outside Copenhagen.

With a friend in front of Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey.

In a Turkish restaurant on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Geri Rosenberg is on study abroad in Copenhagen this semester and sends these pictures from a recent trip to Abisko, Sweden, inside the Arctic Circle.

Dogsledding in the mountains near Abisko.

Two views from the Torneträsk, the second deepest lake in Sweden originating from the remains of a glacier.

The train station in Abisko.

It’s Back…..      Get your teams together!


Entry Deadline:  March 30


Last April, Wesleyan hosted the first annual Relay For Life, joining together over 200 students, faculty, and staff raising $27,000 in the fight against cancer. This year we hope to double our efforts and make Relay a campus wide event!

At Relay, teams take the track to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against this disease! Each Relay is different but full of entertainment, activities, food, fun and games for all ages to enjoy. There are also moving ceremonies throughout the event to honor all those who have been touched by cancer.

Sign up your Relay team today! Go to www.relayforlife.org/wesleyanct
Learn more about upcoming meetings, fundraising tips, and how you can join the fight!

Here are some pictures from Elana Metsch-Ampel’s adventure in Heredia, Costa Rica.

Native Costa Rican flowers in San Jose

Michael Nelson is studying at the University of London this semester and sends us these pictures from his travels.

AhDream Smith is studying abroad in Ecuador this semester and sends us these pictures taken in the Andes, right on the equator.