Note from Dean Brown 11/26/13: Course Withdrawal Deadline Today

Hey 2017’ers,

Just a reminder that today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for withdrawing from courses.  Please consult with the professor and your faculty advisor about doing so and if it’s a yes, then get their signatures before bringing the form to my office for my signature.

Use the Thanksgiving break to get organized and on top of your work for the last week of classes and finals.

Whether you will be on campus, at home or visiting friends, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Best, Dean Brown


Course Seats Open

Looking for a course?  Prof. Anu Sharma, chair of Anthropology, wants to bring to your attention African Archaelogy, taught by Professor Sarah Croucher, which is open for first-years and sophomores and meets at 9 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

ANTH   256
Spring 2014
Crosslisting:   ARCP   256
Course   Cluster: African   Studies
Africa’s past is too often written about in clichés, with the darkness of   prehistory presumed to shroud most of that which archaeologists study. This   course will take a different approach through the archaeology of Africa’s   historic past, which includes those centuries of prehistory that are   historical in Africa by merit of their ties to oral histories of contemporary societies.Chronologically, we will begin with the origins of agriculture in sub-Saharan   Africa, moving on to ironworking, complex societies, urbanism, and the   archaeology of the recent and contemporary past. Topics of study will include   archaeological approaches to social identities and gender; ethnoarchaeology   (the study of contemporary material culture to inform the past) including   studies of potters, ironworkers, housing, and cuisine; the archaeology of   Islam and Christianity in Africa; studies of the African diaspora through   material approaches; and contemporary heritage issues on the continent.

First-year Seminar Availability!

Professor Andy Curran, the director of curricular initiative and dean of the Arts and Humanities, wants to inform the Class of 2017 that there are several excellent first-year seminar classes that still have spots for the spring semester. These classes are writing intensive and are designed to demystify college writing, while still introducing you to an interesting discipline. A survey among students this year (on last year’s program) determined that students felt like they improved their writing and got a lot of the new FYS classes.

Here are the remaining classes:

ANTH111Hawai`i:   Myths and Realities
Section: Instructors: Times:
01 Kauanui,J.     Kehaulani ..T….     01:10PM-04:00PM;
02 Kauanui,J.     Kehaulani .M.W…     11:00AM-12:20PM;
COL115How   to Read a Literary Text
Section: Instructors: Times:
01 Fitzpatrick,Joseph     J. ..T.R..     10:30AM-11:50AM;
HIST138The   Environment and Society in Africa
Section: Instructors: Times:
01 Twagira,Laura     Ann ..T.R..     10:30AM-11:50AM;
HIST144What   Is History?
Section: Instructors: Times:
01 Eudell,Demetrius     L. ..T.R..     02:40PM-04:00PM;



Fullbridge Internship Edge Program — App deadline: 11/25

Fullbridge Internship Edge

is hosting their 12 day business fundamentals immersion boot-camp on campus this winter. Personalized coaches will teach competencies and skills to help students gain a competitive edge in the internship & job market, allowing students the opportunity to learn from business-related curriculum that they otherwise wouldn’t get to experience at Wes.  The final day of the program is dedicated to networking with hiring managers, from various industries, including Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and start-ups, who will give an exclusive first-look at their coveted Summer 2014 internships.

Application Deadline is November 25th.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO from Oladoyin Oladapo ’14, who talks about her experience going through the program:

CSS Open House — 11/19/13

An Invitation from the Students and Tutors

in the College of Social Studies

Join current College of Social Studies students and tutors for an Information Session to be held on Tuesday, November 19th, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in the PAC 4th Floor Lounge.  Here’s your opportunity to ask questions to a panel of current students and tutors, and to learn what we might have to offer you as a major. Pizza and beverages will be served.  To learn more about the College of Social Studies visit

An announcement will be made in early 2014 when applications will be accepted for admission consideration.

Juice Vocal Ensemble — Sat., Nov. 9, Crowell


Juice Vocal Ensemble
Connecticut Premiere
Saturday, November 9 at 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall

“Sassy, vibrant and enthralling.”
The Irish Times (Dublin)

London’s Juice Vocal Ensemble, an experimental a cappella trio that mixes contemporary classical with folk, jazz, world music, pop, and electronica, features sopranos Anna Snow and Sarah Dacey, and alto Kerry Andrew. The group’s influences range from Meredith Monk and the Beach Boys to Camille (France) and Björk (Iceland). Their playful debut album Songspin (2011) won an Independent Music Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Album” in May 2012.

For their first U.S. tour since an appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in March 2011, at Wesleyan the group will perform vibrant classical works including the world premiere of “Ferrara Redux” by New York-based composer and Wesleyan alumnus Toby Twining MA ’06; six U.S. premieres, including one work written by Anna Snow, plus compositions by Mica Levi, Anna Meredith, Dai Fujikura, Jim Moray, and Peter Moran; and unusual arrangements of British folk songs and pop music by Guns N’ Roses, Erasure, Mariah Carey, and Flatt and Scruggs.

Watch a video of Juice Vocal Ensemble singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses on YouTube.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.

There will be a pre-concert talk by Wesleyan University John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce at 7:15pm. He will be joined by composer Toby Twining MA ’06.

Tickets for this performance are $22 for the general public; $18 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, and non-Wesleyan students; and $6 for Wesleyan students. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Sing with Juice
Friday, November 8 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)
60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

Come sing with the Juice Vocal Ensemble. All singers welcome!