Be a Writing Tutor, Course Tutor or Writing Mentor next year! Apps due mid-April (see website)

thumbnailCA83COYLIf you’re an articulate writer, organized student, and all-around gregarious person looking for a job next year, look no further. Apply to be a writing tutor!

The Writing Workshop is currently hiring Workshop Tutors, Course Tutors, and Writing Mentors for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. 

 Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $400 stipend and 1 course credit in English. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491/2, the Ford Teaching Seminar, a one-semester course that meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM. 

 To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Professor

Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs (agreene@wes or ext. 3604).

Froyo Fundraiser for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready — 4/7 through 4/13

thumbnailCA15YYFSWesleyan Let’s Get Ready Froyo Fundraiser

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. 

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (/ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

FroyoWorld is located at 386 Main St.  They are open until 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

*****In order to make your purchase count, please remember to tell the cashier that you’re participating***** 

Work at Reunion/Commencement Weekend! Apps due April 11

thCA8SH47AHey 2017’ers!

Reunion and Commencement Weekend 2014 is fast approaching (May 22nd-May 25th), and we need student employees!   Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s biggest events, make lasting connections with alumni, and represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the Registration site, being a Camp Cardinal Counselor, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student employee application, available here.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11th at 5:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday April 16th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Tuesday, May 20th in Exley Science Center 150, at 5:00 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 or 860-685-2678.

Thanks for your interest!  Best,  The Interns

Housing Selection Information for Rising Sophomores — Selection Day: April 10

Hello from ResLife!

Rising sophomores will select housing on:   Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.   Ranks 367 – 597

We will send an email the day before your selection day with your appointment time. Room Selection Nights will be in Usdan 108 and 110. You will need to bring your WesId or a photo Id when you check in for your appointment.

Please check-in by going to Usdan 108 at your appointment time. If you arrive early, you should wait in the café area as the area in front of Usdan 108 and 110 is too small.

It is important that you and your group come prepared to your selection night. Part of the preparation process should be creating plans and making ranked lists of what you have bookmarked.  When you check-in, you will have to show the staff either a printed bookmark list printed from the selection website or an electronic PDF on a phone, tablet or laptop.

Please make sure you bookmark as much possible so you and our staff have ample options for you to choose from at your appointment. 

If you cannot be present when your group is called, make sure at least one person from your group is present. Contact Residential Life if you need to designate a Proxy to select for you. Students should NOT miss an academic class to participate in room selection.

Please contact ResLife if you have any questions at or 860-685-3550.  Good luck in the process!


Hispanic Film Series: Tanta Agua (So Much Water) — Tonight, Thurs., April 3 — 8 p.m.

Please join us tonight at the Goldsmith Family Cinema for the second film of our Hispanic Film Series that showcases new cinema from Latin America and Spain. This week we have a  story about youth by two up and coming Uruguayan directors. We hope to see you there!

     APRIL 3, 8 PM   TANTA AGUA  (SO MUCH WATER)   Directed by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay/México/Holland/Germany, 2013

What can be worse than being 14 and going on vacation with your father? Alberto, who doesn’t see his kids Lucía and Federico much since his divorce, refuses to allow anything to ruin his plans for vacation at a hot springs resort. But the springs are closed due to heavy rains, and Lucía’s adolescent rebellion clashes against her father’s enthusiastic efforts for family quality time. When she meets friends her age, Lucía’s vacation starts looking up. But flings can be fleeting, and it’s her father’s reliable insistence they spend time together that proves to be the most meaningful part of their unexpectedly enjoyable getaway.


CT Academy of Arts & Science Lecture: “Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War” — Prof. Lois Brown TODAY, 5 p.m.

We invite you, your students and guests to the annual lecture at Wesleyan sponsored by the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Wesleyan University Library:

The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences

Founded 1799   Meeting No. 1435

TODAY, Thursday, April 3, 5:00 p.m.

Olin Library, Smith Reading Room


Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War


By Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor,

African American Studies Program and Department of English


Summer RAs and CAs Needed! Apps due soon!

Dear Students,

The Office of Residential Life is currently seeking applicants the following summer positions:

Summer Community Advisors
Pre-College Summer Session Resident Advisors

Information related to Pre-College and Summer Housing can be found on our website at:

To apply, the application can be found

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Isleib at

Lecture: “Bagasse: Caribbean Art & Lit and the Debris of the Sugar Plantation” — Wed., Apr. 2, 4:30 p.m.

This lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 2, in the Common Room at 300 High St. (Romance Languages & Literatures).   


Bagasse: Caribbean Art and Literature and the Debris of the Sugar Plantation

Speaker:  Professor Lisa Paravisini-Gebert (Vassar College)

Location: Common Room in the Romance Languages Building (300 High Street)

Date: Wednesday, April 2 at 4:30pm


The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Major Committee is pleased to present a lecture by Vassar Professor Lisa Paravisini-Gebert. The lecture examines, through the prism of ecocritical theory, recent installations by Caribbean artists reflecting the history of sugar production through its human and environmental costs. These works (many of which incorporate bagasse, the debris left after cane is crushed, as artistic material) metaphorically illustrate how Caribbean nations and peoples have been marked by the crushing and discarding of bagasse.

Lisa Paravisini-Gebert is a professor of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College as well as a member of the Programs in Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Studies and Women’s Studies. Specializing in the multidisciplinary, comparative study of the Caribbean, she serves as an expert in Caribbean art and culture.

Refreshments will be served.

Lecture: “The Missing Piece in the Affordable Healthcare Act” — Prof. Joseph White, Thursday, April 3–4:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

4:15 PM    Public Affairs Center 002

The Missing Piece in the Affordable Care Act

Sponsored by the Government Department

 Professor Joseph White 

Luxenburg Family Professor of Public Policy
Case Western Reserve University

Four years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act makes no credible promise to meet the goal that most voters most desired — which was not to expand coverage to the previously uninsured, but to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of paying for health insurance. Why did the Democrats pass legislation that was not explicitly designed to reduce health insurance costs? The answers involve interest group politics, regional divisions in the Democratic Party, and the politics of the health care policy community