Apply to be a Peer Advisor — April 6 Deadline

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Academic Peer Advisors and New Student Orientation Peer Advisors. Academic Peer Advisors are juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores who work over the summer and throughout New Student Orientation to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources. NSO Peer Advisors are rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who meet with new students during NSO as they prepare to meet with faculty advisors. Check out the position descriptions and applications.

Applications and supporting documentation are due by Monday, April 6th at 5 p.m. 

Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Laura Patey (x5581,


Student Leadership Award Nominations — due April 4

Dear Students,

The office of Student Activities and Leadership Development would like to remind you that you can nominate student leaders and student organizations for the 2015 Leadership Awards. Nominations are being accepted now until April 4th.

For more information about the awards or to submit a nomination please visit:

Best, Elisa Cardona, Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development / New Student Orientation

Certificate in SCCT Lecture: “Difference” — Prof. Amy Tang — Wed., Mar. 25

Please join us for the fourth and penultimate of this year’s lectures on Fundamental Concepts in Theory, sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. Amy Tang (American Studies and English) considers DIFFERENCE at 4:30 on Wednesday, March 25, in Downey 113.

The full schedule of lectures is available here:

FILM: Venezuela’s “Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)” — Tonight at 8 p.m.!

Pelo Malo

The recent Venezuelan film  “Pelo Malo” (Bad Hair) will be screened today as part of the Hispanic Film Series. We hope to see you there!

PELO MALO [Bad Hair]

Mariana Rondón / 2013 / Venezuela / Perú / Germany / Argentina



A touching and humorous coming-of-gender story that chronicles the life of nine-year-old Junior who lives in a bustling Caracas tenement with his widowed mother. Junior fears he has pelo malo – bad hair. For his school photo, he wants to iron his stubbornly curly mane straight to resemble one of his pop star idols. His mother, unemployed and frazzled from the pressures of raising two children in an unforgiving city, has serious misgivings; she suspects her son is gay. Grandma is more accepting, teaching Junior to dance to one of her favorite ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll tunes.

Watch the trailer here!


Where: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

When: Tuesday, March 24th, 8 p.m. 

Free Admission 


Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literaturesʼ Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, and the Latin American Studies Program. With support from the Wesleyan Film Series. 

Stress Relief Practicum — Wednesdays beginning March 25


Stress Relief Practicum

Connect with others who are seeking healthy ways to handle stress.

Learn new skills and tools to manage stress and take care of yourself.  

Wednesdays beginning

March 25th –April 22nd from 5-6PM

Meetings will follow an exploratory workshop format and participants will learn and practice different stress relief techniques each week.

Contact Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of Health Education

for more information or to sign up.


Positive Psychology Strategies Workshop Series — Sign up by March 30 for April 2 start date

Positive Psychology Strategies Workshop Series

Thursdays 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

41 Wyllys Room 110

1st session Thursday April 2nd 


Hey Wesleyan –

CAPS is happy to announce the first positive psychology strategies workshop series!  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s “Oh, Happy Day!” event, we have developed this workshop to help students integrate positive psychology research and strategies into daily life.  The workshop will consist of 5 meetings, and it will incorporate a little lecture, a lot of discussion, and weekly homework assignments.  The series will be led by Dr. Jen D’Andrea.  If you are interested in participating, please contact her at by Monday March 30th, 2015.




Lecture: “Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent” by Prof. Isaac Martin — Today! 4:30 p.m.

Today at 4:30 p.m., Isaac Martin will talk about his recent book

Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. with coffee and cookies

Public Affairs Center, Room 422

Sponsored by Sociology, Division II, and Allbritton


Isaac William Martin is professor of sociology at the University of California – San Diego. He is the author of Foreclosed America (Stanford University Press, 2015) with Christopher Niedt; Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent (Oxford University Press, 2013); and The Permanent Tax Revolt: How the Property Tax Transformed American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2008). He is editor of The New Fiscal Sociology: Comparative and Historical Studies of Taxation (Cambridge University Press, 2009), with Ajay K. Mehrotra and Monica Prasad, and After the Tax Revolt: California’s Proposition 13 at 30 (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2009) with Jack Citrin. He is the recipient of a Charles Tilly Book Award (2014), a Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association (2014), a Douglas R. Maines Narrative Research Award (2012), and a President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association.






CAAS Distinguished Lecture: “The Geography of Resistance”–Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, March 27, 4:15 p.m.

Please join us on

Friday, 27 March at 4:15 p.m.

for the

21st Annual CAAS Distinguished Lecture

Reception to follow! 

This year’s speaker is Dr. Cheryl LaRoche of the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park.  An award-winning archaeologist and historian, Dr. LaRoche teaches in the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland and has been influential in the archaeology of African American sites. She uses powerful interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary rubrics in her work to define and to reclaim 19th century African American cultural landscapes and their relationships to the Underground Railroad.  Her scholarship and practice combines law, history, oral history, archaeology, geography and material culture and she has been honored for her exemplary work in the field of African American archaeology.  A project historian for the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, she also has worked closely with National Park Service, the National Forest Service, the African Meeting Houses in Boston and Nantucket, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, and a number of other vital historical sites and projects.

AFAM lecture--3-27-15



CAAS Day-long Symposium: “Within Our Sites: Legacies and Imperatives of African American Historic Places” — Sat., March 28

The CAAS Distinguished Lecture will lead into the Saturday, March 28 CAAS day-long symposium Within Our Sites: Legacies and Imperatives of African American Historic Places.  The symposium is inspired by the Beman Triangle that is part of our Wesleyan campus and that also stands as one of the  nation’s earliest-known African American planned communities.  Beman family members were at the forefront of many nineteenth-century religious, educational, social, and political movements and they had strong ties to the communities of color here in Middletown, Colchester, New Haven, Hartford, as well as Boston.  We look forward to a day of illuminating presentations and inspiring discussions. We hope to see you in CAAS!

AFAM Symposium 3-27-15