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Spirituality Tour 9/13

Come discover serene locations on campus beyond the standard Admissions Tour.

Meet outside of the Admissions Office at 4:45 p.m.,  Tuesday 9/13.

This is an opportunity to learn how to tell if someone you know is struggling and learn how to let a friend know you care.

Tuesday, 9/13, 7:00 pm
Downey House Lounge
294 High Street (corner of Court and High)

Dessert will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Active Minds on Campus.

Deciphering Pakistan and US-Pakistan Relations

September 30th – October 1st, 2011
Wesleyan University – Middletown, CT

Free Entry

The Wesleyan International Relations Association would like to invite you to its 2011 Conference, “Deciphering Pakistan and US-Pakistan Relations,” organized in collaboration with the Wesleyan Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative and Wesleyan South Asian Studies Faculty.

The conference aims to increase understanding and awareness about Pakistan from its culture to its politics. The conference will also focus on US-Pakistan relations, which have both strained and strengthened after 9/11. The conference’s speakers are among the top commentators, officials and scholars on Pakistan and US-Pakistan relations, and the event will be open to the students, faculty and the larger public.

Panelists and guest speakers include:

  • Shahid Javed Burki is a professional economist who has served as Finance Minister of Pakistan and as a Vice President of the World Bank. He has written extensively on economic development and on the political history of Pakistan.
  • Ambassador Howard B. Schaffer is a retired American Foreign Service officer who spent much of his 36-year career dealing with U.S. relations with South Asia.
  • Asim Khwaja is the Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School and the faculty chair of the MPA/ID program.
  • Najam Sethi is the editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore based political weekly, and the Editor-in-Chief of Geo News. He is the only journalist from Asia to receive three international press freedom awards in a decade.
  • Humeira Iqtidar is currently a research fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies and at King’s College, Cambridge University. Her research is concerned with secularisation, secularism, feminism and Islamism.
  • Stanley Wolpert is an American historian, biographer and novelist and also an emeritus professor of History in University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Najeeb Ghauri is the founder, Chairman and CEO of NetSol Technologies, Inc. Mr. Ghauri is heavily involved in political and non-governmental organizations committed to US-Pakistan relations, particularly the US-Pakistan Business Council (vice president) and the Pakistan Human Development Fund (founding board member).
  • Mehreen Jabbar is a noted Pakistani film-maker and television director/producer. She directed the Pakistani film “Ramchand Pakistani”, which won the Audience Award of the Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland.
  • Imran Aziz Mian, a highly popular Qawwal from Pakistan, transfers the passion of his Qawwalis to his audience in live performances.

The conference schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 30th:

4-6:30pm: Screening of Ramchand Pakistan followed by a discussion with the film’s Director Mehreen Jabbar. Free Entry

8-10pm: Imran Aziz Mian Qawwali Concert. General Public Price: $20. Student and Wesleyan Faculty Price: $15. Wesleyan Student Price: $5

Saturday, October 1st:

9:30am-12pm: Panel discussion on Pakistan’s internal dynamics. Free Entry

12pm-1:30pm: Lunch catered by Roti Boti, Indian/Pakistani cuisine. General Public Price: $15. Student and Wesleyan Faculty Price: $15. Wesleyan Student Price: $10

1:30pm-4pm: Panel discussion on US-Pakistani relations. Free Entry

5pm-7pm: Keynote Speaker Shahid Javed Burki. Free Entry

7pm-9pm: Dinner with Keynote Speaker and Panel Speakers. General Public Price: $20. Student and Wesleyan Faculty Price: $20. Wesleyan Student Price: $15

Proceeds from the conference will go to Wesleyan Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative.

To register, refer to the Registration Form. Please be aware that seats are limited.

For more details, please contact our team at wira.conf@gmail.com. If you are looking for lodging please us know, so we can provide you with information on nearby lodging facilities.

An Honors Information Session will be taking place on Thursday, September 15, at 4:15 p.m. in PAC 001.  If you are writing an honors thesis or pursuing any other avenue to honors available in your major, this is your opportunity to have your questions answered.  The meeting will be facilitated by Susan Krajewski, Honors Coordinator in the Registrar’s office, and David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2012.

More information about Wesleyan’s Honors Program is available through the Registrar’s Office at http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/honors/honors_program.html

Hope to see you there!

The staff from Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and WesWell invite you to apply to become a member of the newly revitalized Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). We are looking for approximately 10-12 students from all class years who have an interest in health-related efforts. The committee is instrumental in providing Davison Health Center staff (including Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and WesWell) with information on how to better serve the health needs of students.

To see SHAC mission, goals and application form, please check out the link at www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/links/SHAC.html

Deadline to apply is September 26.

For more information, contact Joyce Walter, Director of the Davison Health Center, at jwalter@wesleyan.edu.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues.  The program has awarded 134 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall.  It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.  The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings.  Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media.  Former Scoville Fellows work for U.S. and international NGOs, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress and academia, and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

Students interested in peace and security issues should visit the Scoville website at www.scoville.org.  Although the majority of Scoville Fellows have received college degrees in political science, government, international relations, history, or peace studies, we do not require any specific major.  There is no application form; application requirements are listed on our website, as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows.  The next application deadline is October 3, 2011 for the spring 2012 fellowship.

All U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who have an appropriate work permit, are eligible to apply; foreign nationals living outside the United States are not.

For additional information, contact

Paul Revsine
Program Director
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 446-1565

We would like to invite you to a Wine and Cheese Reception
to welcome back to campus the awesome class of 2012!

This will be an opportunity for you to meet and greet your
fellow classmates and members of the administration. 

Monday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m
Daniel Family Commons in the Usdan Center

We hope that you can find time in your schedule to join us.

Free Class of 2012 T-Shirt for those who attend!

Hope to see you there!

Dean Mike Whaley and Dean David Phillips

Please RSVP to Lorna Scott at lscott@wesleyan.edu (x2772)

9/11 Prayer Vigil

Please join the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Wesleyan Religious Program Houses, Interfaith Community, and other Wesleyan Greek Organizations for the

9/11 Prayer Vigil

commemorating the tenth anniversary, to be held on Friday, September 9, from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, in Memorial Chapel.  September 11, 2001, was a time of great tragedy which has continued to shape our lives, faith and world. Please mark your calendar to join the Wesleyan Community as we celebrate life, remember the fallen and call for peace.

A reception is to follow in Zelnick Pavilion.

For more information, please contact Pastor Joan Burnett, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life or Matthew Hadge ’13.



To: Members of the Class of 2012
From: David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2011
Subject: Preparing for Graduation

Welcome back to the senior year!

This on-line “packet” contains important information about the graduation process and Wesleyan’s graduation requirements. Please review the contents carefully and contact me immediately (217 North College, x2757, dphillips@wesleyan.edu), if you have any questions or concerns.

Preparing for Graduation: Explains Wesleyan’s graduation requirements, the Senior Concentration Form, the Credit Analysis Report, oversubscription, December Completion, and honors.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Senior Year: Answers to common questions about graduation requirements and the graduation process.

Academic History: Your academic history can be found in your e-portfolio in the “Wesleyan Career” bucket.

Senior Concentration Form: The form, on which you will list the courses you have taken and will be taking to complete your major. The form must be signed by an authorized advisor in your major department. If you are a December Completion, it is due on Friday, September 16 in my office.

Credit Analysis Report: The link to this report, which reviews your academic record in light of oversubscription and monitors your progress towards meeting graduation requirements, can be found in the “Weselyan Career” bucket in your e-portfolio.

Honors and Thesis Information: Deadlines and other important information for students undertaking honors theses.

Graduation does not just happen; you must make it happen! It is important that you fully understand Wesleyan’s graduation requirements (concentration, credit, GPA, residency) and that you are able to interpret your academic record in light of these requirements. As the you choose courses and build a program of study for your senior year, it is essential that you know exactly where you stand in terms of fulfilling Wesleyan’s graduation requirements so that everything goes smoothly when degree certification takes place in the Spring. Remember, you are responsible for your own graduation and you must fulfill all graduation requirements to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2012.

Have a great senior year! I look forward to working with you!

David Phillips
Dean for the Class of 2012

Drop-in hours: Mon. 2-3 p.m.; Tue. 3-4 p.m.; Wed. 5-7 p.m.; Thu. 11-12 p.m.; Fri. 2-4 p.m

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