WSA Seats Available–Get Involved! Make a Difference! App deadline 10/3

Dear Students,

There are a number of positions open with the Wesleyan Student Assembly for which we would like to offer you the opportunity to apply. There are currently five (5) open positions for full voting membership on the Assembly, as well additional positions with two subcommittees of the Assembly. These positions are as follows: Three (3) positions for membership on the Academic Affairs Committee These positions include full voting membership on the WSA.

Academic Affairs is made up of 6 students and is charged with representing the student perspective on all  academic issues, including reviews of programs and departments, academic regulations, library policy, student-professor relations,  as well as general academic procedures. The Chair and Vice-Chair vote alongside six faculty members on the Wesleyan Educational Policy Committee (EPC), the forum through which all changes to academic regulations at Wesleyan are debated and voted on.  The Educational Policy Committee (EPC) has both the responsibility and the right to review proposed changes in the curriculum.  Although there are no specific criteria specifying which proposals concerning major programs must be approved by the EPC, precedent and common sense suggest that proposals with the following impact be presented to the EPC for its approval.  Areas that AAC has worked on include: the Honor Code, the academic calendar, advising, Drop/Add regulations, the Art Library move, the formation of Winter Session, and much more.

One (1) position for membership on the Sustainability, Finance, and Facilities Committee. This position includes full voting membership on the WSA.

Composed of seven members, the Sustainability, Finance and Facilities Committee (SuFFaC) is responsible for monitoring and recommending changes to Wesleyan’s facilities and finances. The committee’s chair, Ellen Paik ’16, co-chairs the Committee for Investor Responsibility, holds the student seat on the Major Maintenance Committee and sits on the Budget PrioritiesCommittee. SuFFaC members also influence decisions regarding sustainability, the Freeman Athletic Center, and Financial Aid at Wesleyan.

One (1) position for membership on the Student Affairs Committee. 

This position includes full voting membership on the WSA.

Composed of seven students, the Student Affairs Committee works with members of the administration to help set policy and make other important decisions to improve student life on campus across a wide range of student life issues at Wes. The broad focus of the SAC includes issues of residential life, public safety, student health and services, alcohol and other drugs, fire safety, relations with the Student Judicial Board, and general campus climate.Each SAC member sits on a variety of sub-committees with administrators, faculty, and other students. The SAC serves an important role on the Student Life Committee and the Undergraduate Residential Life Committee, both critical policy-making bodies.

Five (5) general positions and one (1) chair position available on the Committee for Inclusion and Diversity.

The Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) aims to increase productive dialogue within the student body about issues of diversity and inclusion as well as to take action to cultivate a Wesleyan community that is more inclusive to all students, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, disability, etc. It will focus on bringing together the campus as a whole and promote inclusion through diversity throughout campus through discussion, administrative outreach, and campaigns designed to make individual constituency groups feel more included in the broader campus dialogue. CID had a successful start last year, and looks to expand collaboration with student groups and other members of our community.

Four (4) general positions and (1) chair position available on the Middletown Relations Committee.

On both individual and community levels, MidWes aims to promote meaningful interactions between Middletown and Wesleyan through a long-lasting, student-based institutional body. Since its founding, the committee has met with numerous members of university and Middletown leadership to discuss, initiate and incentivize more interactions between members of both town and university so as to strengthen ties between both communities. In particular, the subcommittee believes a stronger relationship between Wesleyan and Middletown can be achieved primarily through increasing / facilitating personal and ongoing interactions between members of the university and the town. Furthermore, the committee strongly believes that such efforts must be done in a collaborative and, more importantly, a mutually beneficial manner. Lastly, these efforts must be done with an understanding of the history and present situation of Wesleyan-Middletown relationships.


Please submit a 300 word statement of interest to Please be sure to include your name, class year, and the position for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for multiple positions, please submit separate statements. The deadline is Friday, October 3rd, by 5pm.

The best candidates will be contacted for an interview. All candidates will receive receipt of their application and a notice of their status by Sunday, October 5.

Please direct any questions to I look forward to your applications.

Thank you, Sadasia McCutchen, Coordinator, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Categories WSA

Photograph Exhibit: Animal Dignity and the Ethics of Sight


Photography by Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker

Tuesday, September 23 through Friday, October 10, 2014
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts

Presented in conjunction with the launch of Wesleyan Animal Studies Course Cluster.
Curated by Lori Gruen, Professor of Philosophy, Environmental Studies,
and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:30pm

Visit here for more information about the exhibition.

On view through Friday, October 10, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, Noon–5pm

Above: Frank Noelker, Giraffe, Washington D.C., 1997, color photograph

Center for the Arts | Wesleyan University | Middletown, Connecticut

BBall Tourney — Deadline to Sign Up 9/29



 in the basket





10PM 3AM






(The Top 4 teams will win an Award)


Rules also posted here

Sponsored By:

Wesleyan Public Safety &

The Division of Student Affairs

Late Night Music at Usdan: Jack & Katie with Teryn Citino

Come on out for the Late Night Featured Musician of the Week!

Jack and Katie with special guest Teryn Citino on drums, performing an acoustic set of covers and originals.

thumbnailCAIT0207Friday Night, 9/26/14 from 9pm – 12 midnight

West Dining Bay, Usdan


Next week’s featured musician: Isaac Butler-Brown

Grading Mode Option Change Deadline — 9/26, 5 p.m.

Hey 2017’ers,


Here is information concerning grading mode changes for a course with a grading mode option: 


thumbnailCAGFPHI0In courses in which students have a choice of grading mode, the final choice must be made by Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m.


If you wish to change the grading mode of a course in which you are currently enrolled, you must do this by completing the grading mode change form and submitting it to the Registrar’s Office no later than fourteen days after the drop/add period ends—September 26 at 5 p.m.  


Whether a course has a grading mode option is listed in the course’s description in Wesmaps.  If it does not say “Student option” under Grading Mode, then it only has one grading mode and there is no option.   


Best, Dean Brown

Study Abroad Deadline for Wesleyan-sponsored Programs–Oct. 1



This is a reminder that applications for SPRING 2015 for the Wesleyan-administered programs in BOLOGNA, MADRID, and PARIS are eiffel towerdue WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 BY 5:00 P.M. This is a firm deadline and late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be turned in to the Office of International Studies, 105 Fisk Hall.

Effective this semester the Wesleyan “Permission to Study Abroad” application doubles as the application to these three programs. If you have already done the steps noted BELOW, the application and checklist are in your portfolio.

If you have NOT been in our office this semester, the process is as follows:

Go to the “Academic Career” section in your student portfolio and click on the “Study Abroad application and information” link. This takes you to our landing page and you must:

  • Read the four documents (General Regulations for Study Abroad, Financial Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Responsible Study Abroad).
  • Complete the “Initial Inquiry” form and click “submit.”
  • Come to our office for an advising session during our drop-in hours (M-W-F 10-noon; T-TH 2-4 p.m.) If you cannot make any of our drop-in hours, please call for an appointment.

After your advising session you will be given access in your portfolio to the Permission to Study Abroad Application and Checklist which you must complete by the October 1 deadline. The application consists of 7 documents, 4 of which are online.

Best, Gail Winter, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, 105 Fisk Hall, 860 685 3006,

Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group



Sexual Assault Survivors* Support Group


sexual assault survivors workshop       

Connect and heal in the company of others.

Meetings follow an open support group format

and participants determine topics each week.

Tuesdays beginning September 30th – December 2nd from 5:30PM-6:45PM.

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator,

to sign up and with questions.  

Reference  “Tuesday Support Group” in the subject line.

Sign up by Wednesday, September 24th.

*The group is open to female identified survivors.

Please contact Alysha if you’re interested

in joining a male-identified survivors support group.

Hip Hop Festival — Sat., Sept. 20

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts presents

Planet Hip Hop Festival with Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh, Meryem Saci, and Poetic Pilgrimage

Curated by Nomadic Wax

What: Afternoon workshops and evening performances by international Muslim women in hip hop, including London’s spoken-word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, the U.S. debut of Montreal-based Algerian singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci as a solo artist, and the New England debut of Washington, D.C.-based and Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh as a solo artist. Using hip hop as a platform to explore issues of social importance—faith, peace, unity, social justice—educate individuals, and inspire change, the evening concert will also feature the Nomadic Wax Collective, a live backing band that will include bass, drums, keys, guitar, and a DJ. This event is part of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014


  • Three workshops (between 11am and 5pm): World Music Hall, located at 40 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • Concert(9pm): Fayerweather Beckham Hall, located at 55 Wyllys Avenue on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, Connecticut.

About: As a teenager, singer-songwriter and rapper Meryem Saci moved with her family from her native war-torn Algeria to Canada. She joined the multi-cultural Montreal hip hop group Nomadic Massive in 2005, opening for Mos Def, Wyclef Jean, Public Enemy, and Busta Rhymes, and appearing with the group at Trinity College’s International Hip Hop Festival in 2010. This performance at Wesleyan will be Ms. Saci’s United States debut as a solo artist. Meryem Saci’s workshop, “Music Is Medicine: Hip Hop Therapy for the Bifurcated Soul,” will take place at 11am. In the workshop, Ms. Saci will explore her experiences as a refugee, an artist, and a Muslim woman. She will unpack the therapeutic and spiritual benefits that music can provide, pulling examples and lessons from her own history and life story.

Singer-songwriter, poet, and emcee Maimouna Youssef a.k.a. Mumu Fresh was featured on the track “Don’t Feel Right” on the album “Game Theory” (2006) by The Roots, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album.” She also appeared with the group in Dave Chappelle’s hip hop documentary “Block Party” (2005). Ms. Youssef ‘s first full-length solo album “The Blooming” (2011) was included The Washington Post’s list of best D.C. music of that year, saying “This R&B/soul/hip-hop dynamo delivers a vibrant collection of songs…every track is an impressive showcase of the up-and-coming performer.” Her single “I Got A Man,” produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, has been featured on VH1 and BET. Ms. Youssef has toured as a supporting vocalist for The Roots as well as Lalah Hathaway, Zap Mama, and Common, and has performed with Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Nas, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Talib Kweli, among others. This performance at Wesleyan will be Ms. Youssef’s New England debut as a solo artist. Maimouna Youssef’s workshop, “Freestyling through the History of American Music – Improvisation 101,” will take place at 1:45pm. The workshop will take participants on a vocal journey chronologically through various genres of American music using the pillars of Islam from a female perspective. Participants will learn to use improvisation techniques to share their personal experiences while having loads of musical fun.

Born in Bristol, England to Jamaican migrant parents, Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor formed the spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage in 2002, and converted to Islam in 2005. Fusing the spiritual mysticism of Alice Coltrane with the sounds of Gil Scott-Heron and A Tribe Called Quest, their music is a portrait of resistance, challenging a hostile environment with unparalleled lyricism and thought-provoking content. Poetic Pilgrimage opened for Talib Kweli’s 2008 tour of Norway. In 2009, the duo were featured at the South by Southwest Festival supporting Mr. Lif, and were the first British group to perform at Trinity College’s International Hip Hop Festival, sharing the bill with Blitz the Ambassador. Poetic Pilgrimage’s workshop, “The Art of Rhyme: Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing,” will take place at 3:30pm. In this workshop, the group will explore the topic of Islam and hip hop using poetry and verse writing, supported by a live DJ. After a short lecture, participants will have an opportunity to write a four-bar verse on a topic relating to the subject of Islam and hip hop. Poetic Pilgrimage will coach participants through the writing and performing process, and participants will have the opportunity to present their verses at the Planet Hip Hop Festival Concert at 9pm.

Nomadic Wax is a U.S.-based social enterprise that produces music, film, and educational events aimed at creating cross-cultural exchange and increasing awareness of global issues. Nomadic Wax links diverse communities and encourages social and cultural dialogues through art. Founded in 2001 as a fair trade record label and production company of African hip hop and urban music, Nomadic Wax has grown into an internationally recognized brand firmly rooted at the intersection of urban media and social change.


  • Three workshops (Meryem Saci – 11am; Maimouna Youssef – 1:45pm; Poetic Pilgrimage – 3:30pm): $12 per workshop, or $30 for all three workshops. Workshops are free for Wesleyan students. Lunch provided for participants.
  • Concert (9pm)$18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students.

Special Offers: Purchase a Passport to Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan by Saturday, September 20, 2014 and see the evening concert for only $12.50! Click here for more details about this special offer:

Ticketing Information: To purchase tickets online, please visit Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performances, subject to availability. The Center for the Arts accepts cash, checks written to “Wesleyan University,” and all major credit cards. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges.

For More Information: For more information and to watch preview videos of all the artists, please visit