WESupport Peers: Active Listening — 217 DHC

Do you need someone to listen? WESupport peers are now holding office hours in room 217 of the Davison Health Center. We’re a CAPS-affiliated, confidential peer support program of students who have been trained in active listening skills.  We are happy to talk with you about whatever is troubling you, whether it is a big issue or a small one.  We will not give advice or suggest solutions to your problems – we offer empathy and can give you information about campus and community resources. So if you ever feel overwhelmed, sad, or just want to chat, stop by! (Bonus: We have free coffee and tea!)

Mental Health Support Group for the Fall Semester

The WESupport student-led mental health support group has filled to capacity.  The group will not be able to accommodate any new members this semester, but additional support groups are already being planned for the fall.  If you would like to join a group next semester, email Dr. D’Andrea at jdandrea@wesleyan.edu.  WESupport looks forward to seeing you at a future support group!

Jennifer T. D’Andrea, Ph.D., Director, Counseling and Psychological Services


VOTE in WSA Elections! Deadline is 11:59 tonight!

thumbnailDear students,

Elections for WSA President, WSA Vice President, and Senior Class Officers will close today, Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:59:59PM.  Please vote immediately at wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting if you have not already done so.

The winners of these elections will claim to represent the interests of the Wesleyan student body or a significant segment of it, whether or not you vote.  Therefore, it is crucial that you vote so that your voice accounted for. Administrators, outsiders, and fellow students will take the words of these students to represent the views of the student body as a whole.  These representatives will have critical direct and indirect input on everything from the handling of the sexual assault issue to need-blind admissions to SBC allocations.  If you care about pretty much any student issue, you should vote.

Please note that you can vote in these elections even if you are studying abroad or a current senior (Class of 2014).

Have a wonderful weekend,
Elections Committee for Presidential and Senior Class Officer Elections

P.S.  Want to have direct input on these issues yourself? Join the WSA.  Petitions for the Spring At Large Election will go out on Monday. Look out for an email for more information!

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Lecture: Professor Richard Slotkin, founder of Wesleyan’s American Studies Dep’t., Thurs., April 24, 4:15 p.m.

Dear First-years,

Come see the amazing founder of the Wesleyan American Studies Department–Richard Slotkin–in action, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 4:15, POWELL FAMILY CINEMA, fabulous Italian cookies to follow (see the poster below).  Professor Slotkin was a member of the English Department, began the American Studies Department (when he was in his mid-twenties), and helped establish the Film Department, and was one of Wesleyan’s most popular and beloved teachers (the first professor to win Wesleyan’s Binswanger Teaching Award twice).  He has not only written history, he has made it.  Since his early thirties he has been internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest American Studies scholars and he played a foundational role in developing the analysis of empire and race in the field of American Studies.  He taught hundreds of students each year in his movie courses on “Westerns” and also on war movies.  In December he was interviewed about gun control on Bill Moyers’ PBS show and before that has been interviewed by the major networks on gun culture and movies (for instance, re-reading the Star Wars films as extensions of the “frontier myth”).  He retired in 2008 and has not lectured at Wesleyan for undergraduates since then.  So this is a really special treat! 

Best, Professor Pfister, Chair, American Studies Department


Fall 2014 Housing Preference form for those not housed during GRS or to request housing change — due June 1st

The Fall 2014 Housing Preference form is in your e-portfolio under “Residential Life”. We will begin this process on June 2, 2014.  In order to take advantage of this early movement, you should complete your preference form by Sunday, June 1st.

Various housing vacancies will occur throughout the summer.  Students who want to change their housing assignment and students who did not receive housing are eligible to complete a Preference Form. If you participated in Room Selection Nights, ALL members of your GRS group must fill out this form if you want to move as a group. 

Students who participated in Room Selection Nights and received a room, can only preference a different type of housing (i.e. ResLife will not honor requests to move from a single-occupancy residence hall room to another; however if you are in a double occupancy-room you can request a single-occupancy room). Students are moved based on rank number and availability of space.

ResLife will begin contacting students via email in early to mid June as options become available and will continue until August 15, 2014.

If you have any questions please contact Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or reslife@wesleyan.edu.