Note from Dean Brown


I hope you are getting into your classes and the rhythm of the semester—and are enjoying being a senior!  

With drop/add over, CHECK YOUR CREDIT ANALYSIS to make sure you are all set to meet degree requirements by the end of the spring semester so that you can walk in the ceremony and graduate on May 28!!! 

Update Your Major Certification Form (MCF)

December Completions should submit a completed form by September 30; May Completions should do so early in the spring semester.  This tool both tracks your progress in the major and is used by your department to confirm that you have completed major requirements. 

 Grading Option/Schedule Confirmation Deadline

September 30 is the deadline for choosing a grading mode for courses that offer the option.  It is also the deadline for confirming the accuracy of your schedule so be sure to check!

Thesis & Essay Writers

The library is offering workshops on research sources and interlibrary loan and other services for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Sessions will be offered on Mon. 9/26, Tues. 9/27, Wed. 9/28, and Thurs. 9/29 at 11 a.m, 1 p.m and 3 p.m. each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45-minute info session at Olin Library’s Reference Office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges. Contact Kendall Hobbs, Reference Librarian, at with questions.  

Work at Homecoming and Family Weekends
This year’s Homecoming (Oct.21-22) and Family Weekends (Oct. 28-30) are fast approaching, and we need student employees! Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s most important events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Fill out and submit the student worker application by Wed., Oct. 5 at 5 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Mon., Oct. 10.  Note: Homecoming is during fall break.  There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wed., Oct. 26 at 5 PM. If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.  If you have any questions, please contact us at  Best, Nisha Grewal ’17, Avva Saniee ’17, Amanda Yeoh ’19 & Maxine Gibb ’19 

I have loved seeing so many of you already this semester.  Don’t hesitate to drop in, make an appointment, or email me with questions or concerns.  Best, Dean Brown


Romance Languages Open House! 10/12 at Noon

Romance Languages & Literatures 

Open House

Monday, October 12, 2015 at Noon

The Common Room

300 High Street

Food and refreshments

Increase your global potential!

Study French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese, and open the door to life and work experiences on five continents.

Major in:

French studies: reach 250 million speakers worldwide (blue)

Italian studies: reach 65 million speakers worldwide (yellow)

Hispanic Literatures & Cultures: reach 420 million speakers worldwide (green)

Romance Studies: combine 2 languages!

Portuguese language (no major): reach 260 million speakers worldwide (orange)

If you are interested in our majors but cannot attend the information session on October 12, please contact Kristine Schiavi (

TODAY AT NOON PSYC Majors Meeting – Overview for New and Prospective Majors

PSYC Majors Meeting – Overview for New and Prospective Majors 10/6

Tuesday, October 6 Judd Hall 116 12 PM – 1 PM

Andrea Patalano (Department Chair) will provide an overview of the major to sophomore prospective majors and to review requirements with junior and senior majors. This meeting is not appropriate for first year students (due to a change in major requirements). The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits). Pizza will be served.

Psychology Majors manual:

PSYC Open House — March 3 at noon

Overview of the Psychology Major for Prospective and New Majors March 3rd  (Tues.), 12-1pm, Judd 116

Andrea Patalano (Department Chair) will give a brief overview of the major including course requirements, cultural immersion and foreign language, and research experience and thesis writing. Much of the time will be devoted to answering individual student questions about major requirements so come with all your questions in hand.  At the beginning and end of the hour, Professor Patalano will also be available to sign forms (e.g., abroad forms, transfer of credit, etc.) and to look over your academic history (if you bring a copy) and to give advice about future directions.  Please taking advantage of this event for getting your questions answered about the major! Pizza will be provided!

History Matters…Careers: Lunch and Talk with Pam Tatge ’84 — Thurs., Feb. 19


History Matters…Careers:


Pamela Tatge ’84 P’16

“From History Major to

Art Center Director”

 Pam Tatge


Come to hear Pamela Tatge, Wesleyan’s Director of the Center for the Arts, reflect on the role her history major and her Wesleyan education played in her personal and professional path. 


Thursday, February 19, 12-NOON

PAC 002. Lunch will be available.

Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting –2/3 noon-1 p.m.

Interested in the Psychology Major?

Learn more about the Cultural Immersion Experiences – Abroad and Domestic

Feb. 3rd (Tues.), 12:00 -1:00 pm, Judd 116

Prospective Majors bring your questions and concerns.   

Office of International Studies – Gail Winter, Assistant Director

Office of Community Partnerships – Catherine Lechowicz, Director

Psychology Department – Andrea Patalano, Chair

Pizza will be provided!

Helpful info on the major:



Faculty/Sophomore Supper Series with Profs. Pitts-Taylor and Kaye–RSVP deadline today


Defining Your Interests and Making Informed Choices


Reminder to RSVP today!  Only a few spaces left.


Guests of Honor:

Professor Victoria Pitts-Taylor, FGSS


Assistant Professor Kerwin Kaye, Sociology


Come and enjoy a three-course meal while you talk with Professors Pitts-Taylor and Kaye

in an informal setting about their experience as undergrads, their path to the academy,

their research and teaching, and why they love what they do.


Wednesday, October 29 at 6 p.m.,  Limited Seating

RSVP required by Tuesday, October 28 at noon to


Co-hosted by Dean Brown, Deans’ Office/Student Affairs,

and Liliana Carrasquilla-Vasquez, Residential Life/Student Affairs, and

joined by Persephone Hall, Wesleyan Career Center