Costumes and Consent: Looking at Halloween and Harassment — Thurs., noon-1 p.m.


 Costumes and Consent:   Looking at Halloween and Harassment


  Come join the Sexual Violence Action Committee, the Queer Resource Center, and Students for Consent and Communication

 to discuss the importance of consent and Halloween.

 What are the pressures surrounding women and costumes?

What kind of experiences of consent have you had on Halloween?

How can we make a more friendly Halloween experience for all? 

What are some of your favorite Halloween consent phrases?   


Where: Woodhead Lounge

 When: Thursday, October 31st from 12pm-1pm

 There will be Mondo’s Pizza!!


East Asian Studies Lecture: “Luring the Immortals: An American Artist’s Experiences in a Chinese Garden” — Thurs., 4:30 p.m.


Luring the Immortals: An American Artist’s Experiences in a Chinese Garden

Ian Boyden

Thursday, October 31, 4:30 PM

Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

for info — 860-685-2330

Witness to the drama of burgeoning China and how it responds to, incorporates, and sometimes eclipses its past, Asian art historian and visual artist Ian Boyden (‘95) presents a talk about recent experiences as the first artist-in-residence in the Jia Yuan Garden, a 17th century classical garden in the heart of Suzhou, China. At the invitation of an investment arm of China Telecom, Boyden was the art consultant in the garden’s extensive renovation, an experience that provided an incredible stage upon which to witness and participate in the surreal clash of recasting and leveraging old-world culture according to new-world values. In this highly visual talk, Boyden contemplates multiple forms of acculturation: that of the often awkward and hilarious ways the Chinese made sense of him, of his own struggles making sense of the quickly shifting identity of China, and of the way his evolving knowledge of Chinese culture filters and informs his own art practice. His wild art trajectory in Suzhou included introducing the concept of a place-based artist residency, designing and overseeing the construction of a 4,700 sq ft art gallery, making a series of installations responding to the garden, and ultimately holding a solo exhibition at the I. M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum where his ink paintings were hailed as starting a new tradition of Chinese painting.

Artist’s website:

Flu Shots!

thumbnailCA1W2X0ZDear Students,

If you missed the campus-wide flu clinic but would like a flu shot, please call the Health Center for an appointment at 860-685-2470.  We have a limited supply for students and will offer on the following dates BY APPOINTMENT:

Friday, 11/1 (afternoon), Thursday, 11/7 (late morning and afternoon), Wednesday, 11/3 (afternoon), Friday, 11/5 (afternoon)

Joyce L. Walter, Director
Davison Health Center 860-685-265

Student Accounts and Pre-Reg

This is a reminder from the Office of Student Accounts that the October 2nd E-Bill due date is November 1. If you are participating in the Tuition Management Systems (TMS) monthly payment plan, November 1 is also the due date for the November installment.

To be eligible to participate in spring course pre-registration your account must be in good standing. Use the “Student Account” link within your student portfolio to verify if payment has been received.

If you have questions about your account, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Accounts Office by email at or phone (860) 685-2800.

Thank you,

Karen Hook, Director of Student Accounts

Book Sale — Sat., Nov. 2

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  – Homecoming Weekend

libraryOlin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown, CT  06459

3500+ academic and popular, donated and ex libris books. 

Most books priced $1-$5.  Special books $10+.  Cash and checks accepted.

Bring friends and enjoy browsing the excellent selection. You never know what treasures you will find!

We are still looking for volunteers for that day, so please consider helping out for an hour or two.  It’s fun!

For more information or to volunteer to help, contact or 860-685-3897.

Winter Session Course Enrollment–First-come, First-served

Registration is now open for Winter Session courses at Wesleyan.

Please note that enrollment is “First-Come, First-Served” and spaces are already being filled.

Winter Session course descriptions:

Registration form:

For complete information about Winter at Wesleyan including Winter Session courses, the Fullbridge Internship Edge, and the workshops and events offered by the Career Center, please go to

If you have any questions, please send email to

GOVT Lecture: Fear & Loathing Across Party Lines–Thurs., 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

4:15 p.m.

Public Affairs Center 002

Sponsored by the Government Department

 Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization

Professor Shanto Iyengar

Department of Political Science, Stanford University

Professor Iyengar presents the results of three related studies showing that Americans today are divided even more strongly by party than by race.

Dr. Shanto Iyengar holds the Chandler Chair in Communication at Stanford University where he is also Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Laboratory. He is author or co-author of News That Matters (University of Chicago Press, 1987), Is Anyone Responsible? (University of Chicago Press, 1991), Explorations in Political Psychology (Duke University Press, 1995), Going Negative (Free Press, 1995), and Media Politics: A Citizen’s Guide (Norton, 2011).

Wes Media Project–Short-term Job Opportunity

Short-Term Job Opportunity with the Wesleyan Media Project

Are you interested in the politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act? Want to know more about how it’s being covered in the media? Looking to get involved in faculty research at Wesleyan?

The Wesleyan Media Project and Professor Erika Franklin Fowler are seeking interested students for a short-term project related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The positions: We are looking to hire and train several students by Thursday, October 24. The positions will involve data collection and analysis of local television news coverage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

Qualifications: Applicants should be highly motivated, detail oriented, and organized.

Compensation & Hours: $9.00/hour. Hours are somewhat flexible and students can work from their personal computers. We expect students to work 10+ hours/week (30-80 hours total) through November 15, with the potential for additional work depending on the project’s needs.

Application instructions: Send an email describing position fit and prior experiences and current resume or CV to:

Laura Baum, Project Manager, Wesleyan Media Project

Background: The Wesleyan Media Project tracks and analyzes all broadcast advertisements aired by or on behalf of federal and state election candidates in every media market in the country. In 2012, our data on ad spending were cited in over 550 stories (many thousand placements) by over 300 news organizations, including the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, National Public Radio, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, MSNBC, and CNN.  Our primary goal is to enhance the ability of scholars, citizens, and journalists to hold government accountable by providing the only publicly available, real-time information on how special interests are attempting to influence American democracy, in general, and political campaigns, in particular.