Study Abroad Fair–Monday, Sept. 16

From the Office of International Studies –

Don’t miss Wesleyan’s 19th Annual Study Abroad Fair!



 (2ND Floor of Fayerweather, next to the Usdan University Center)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore deciding on a major, or a junior planning to study abroad next semester, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet representatives from many of the over 140 programs available,
receive literature about the programs and ask questions.

Find out all your options for study abroad!

Sponsored by the Office of International Studies

Host a Prospective Student and Help Create the Class of 2018!

Help Wesleyan Create the Class of 2018!

In an effort to provide our prospective students with a glimpse of Wesleyan life, we invite them to spend a night with us.  The Office of Admission’s Overnight Hosting program is looking for hosts for our high school 12th grade students during the months of September, thCAFHI30BOctober and November.  Your student visitor will be provided with a dining ticket and will attend class on their own the following day – we just need enthusiastic overnight hosts to provide them with a space to sleep!  You simply meet your guest in the Admission Office, spend the evening with them, and allow them to stay in your room.

Are you willing to share a bit of your time and space?

If you can, please sign up HERE

If you have any questions please feel free to email the following students:

Tyler “Chase” Knowles

Alexia Warren

Thank for your help!  Laura McQueeney, Wesleyan University/Office of Admissions

Community Engagement Fair–this Wed. 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Community Engagement Fair

September 11, 11:30am – 1:15pm

Usdan Courtyard

Community Agencies and Student Groups will be there to share how you can connect with the local community.

Volunteer and Work–study Opportunities!


Sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships

Rain site: Beckham Hall

Questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz (

First-Year Dinner with President Roth for Butterfield Residents — 9/17, 6 p.m.

President Michael Roth and

Dean Mike Whaley (Vice President for Student Affairs)

together with Louise Brown (your class dean)

and Rick Culliton (Dean of Students)

cordially invite you to a buffet dinner for

the Residents at the Butterfields

 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

 Join us for some great food and a chance to meet and visit with your classmates, President Roth and the Student Affairs Staff

 The dinner is limited to the first 100 students who sign up at the link below:

 We hope to see you there!


WSA Elections — Be a 2017 Rep!! Petitions due 9/13

Dear Students,

Ever feel like there is something you wish you could change about Wesleyan? Are you interested in setting policies concerning financial aid, residential life, student life, academics, dining, social justice, and other campus issues? Do you want to be involved with the allocation of money to student groups? Are you looking to serve your fellow students and the greater Wesleyan community?

If so, you should consider running for a spot on the WSA. If you are interested, election petitions are due at 5:00 PM on Friday, September 13th to the WSA office on the bottom floor of Usdan. If the office is closed, you may slide the completed petition under the office door.  A mandatory candidate meeting will then take place at 5:15 PM on the 13th in Usdan 108.

Freshmen should complete the Class of 2017 Election Petition with 25petitions signatures from members of the Class of 2017. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors should complete the At-Large Petition with 25 members from the classes of 2014, 2015, or 2016. Printed copies of the petitions can be picked up in the WSA office on the bottom floor of Usdan.

Along with the petition, candidates should read the attached election guidelines, and should send a 150 word or less statement to by 5:00 PM on the 13th.

Voting will be open from 12:00:01 AM on Monday, September 16, 2013 to 11:59:59 PM on Friday, September 20, 2013.

If you’re looking to change Wesleyan and represent your friends, classmates and fellow students, then the WSA is the place for you! Please email us ( or check out out website ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Jacob Musinsky ’15, Chair, Elections Committee, Chair, Organization and External Affairs Committee Coordinator, WSA

Categories WSA

CFA: Doug Varone & Dancers — this Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m., $6 tkts

Dear Class of 2017,

You met choreographer Doug Varone and his dancers Xan Burley and Doug Varone and dancersAlex Springer at the Common Moment during Orientation.  They’ll be back this week when the company presents two performances at the CFA Theater on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 at 8pm. If you’ve never seen contemporary dance before, then this is the performance to see — the choreographer will take you through his process as the performance unfolds!

Naya Samuel ’14 interned with them this past summer and interviewed them about the program they’ll be performing:

Tickets are $6 for students and you can get them at the University Box Office in Usdan, online or at the door.  Details are here: and below:

Doug Varone and Dancers: Stripped/Dressed featuring Rise and Carrugi

Connecticut Premiere
Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13, 2013 at 8pm
CFA Theater
Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan DanceLink Fellow Naya Samuel ’14 on Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm in the CFA Hall

Buy tickets online.

“Doug Varone’s choreography is finely drawn and operatically rich…”
-Portland Press Herald (Maine)

The return of Doug Varone and Dancers to Wesleyan is designed to give the audience an intimate look at Doug Varone‘s work. The first half of the program, Stripped, opens with his masterpiece Rise (1993), with music by John Adams, and the dancers in rehearsal clothes under minimal lighting. Mr. Varone then comes onstage to walk through the creative process that gave birth to his most recent work, Carrugi (2012), deconstructing the dance and showing how he works with dancers to build the choreography. For the second half of the program, Dressed, the company returns in costume and performs the fully-produced Connecticut premiere of Carrugi. Inspired by the winding, narrow streets and alleyways of the Liguria region of the northwest coast of Italy, Carrugi is set to the oratorio “La Betulia Liberata” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts.


Pamela Tatge, Director, Center for the Arts

Join the Spring Fling Committee! App deadline 9/6

Dear Students,

Want to help plan Spring Fling, book artists, and have unadulterated access to the most top-secret listserv on campus? You’re interested in Spring Fling Committee (the artist formerly known as Social Committee). We are not the Concert Committee (they allocate money, we plan Spring Fling).

Spring Fling Committee remains a committee unlike any other, which happens to plan and execute one of the biggest campus events of the year and funding thereof. Its application process is open to the entire student body; its selection process based on your application, experience, merit and an interview. Those unhappy with the Spring Fling booking process would do well to take note: here’s your opportunity to get involved.

Spring Fling is an all-campus outdoor concert that happens on Foss kendricklamar2Hill when it’s sunny and in the Hockey Rink when it’s not, every May. In the past, artists like Chairlift, Kendrick Lamar, Big Boi and TV on the Radio have come to rock out with Wesleyan’s student body. Spring Fling Committee works throughout the year to put together a multiple-act show that brings diverse, current and enjoyable bands to campus in an effort to celebrate the end of the year with the entire student body.

If you would like to become a member of Spring Fling Committee in the 2013-2014 school year, please answer the questions in the attached application (either in an email or an attached word document) and send them to Elisa Cardona( 5pm on Monday, September 9th. We will review the applications and contact applicants for interviews. The committee meets once a week according to member availability. Download the application here.

– The Spring Fling Committee

Bookstore Rebate Program

Beginning on September 1, 2013, the Broad Street Bookstore is launching a limited time incentive for all in-store purchases.  As you librarymay know, Broad Street Books provides students with affordable and convenient options for buying and renting textbooks. Now, our new rebate program will put even more extra cash into our students’ hands for a later visit.

Program Details:  Stock up on all school essentials now!  Offer valid 9/1/13 – 9/15/13.

Spend $100* – earn $10 on your next in-store purchase

Spend $150* – earn $20 on your next in-store purchase

Spend $300* – earn $50 on your next in-store purchase

*Valid for in-store and online purchases with in-store pickup. Excludes previous purchases, computer hardware, software, and gift cards.

Don Dantzler
Store Manager

Tel: 860.685.7323 | Fax: 860.685.7338
Follett Higher Education Group
Broad Street Books
Wesleyan University Bookstore and Cafe
45 Broad Street Middletown, CT. 06457

Note from Dean Brown

Hey 2017’ers,

I hope you have had a great orientation and are ready for the first day of classes tomorrow, Monday, September 2.  It has been great meeting so many of you already!!  You now enter two weeks of drop/add, which ends on Friday, September 13.  If you are going to add or change courses during this time, consult with your faculty advisor and try to make the changes as soon as possible so that you keep pace with the coursework.   Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this.


During drop/add, check your schedule for accuracy—the right thumbnailCA66YGAZsection, the right departmental or program designation, and the right grading mode (letter grade of CR/U, if the course offers an option).  Make sure that you are in fact enrolled in all the classes you are attending!  You cannot change the designation or the grading mode option after the drop/add period.  After this comes the withdrawal period, when you will need to petition to make any course changes, so CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES!


The withdrawal period begins on Saturday, September 14 and goes through the tenth week of classes.  During this time, besides no changes in grading mode or course designations, dropping a course will be noted with a “W” for “withdrawal” on your transcript.


Check out the email I sent about the Connections—a program where you are matched with a faculty or staff mentor and an upperclass student, both of whom can serve as a good touchstone for you and answer your questions about the University and life at Wes on a one-to-one basis.  It’s a great way to get connected with the Wes community!


If you want to consult about courses or academic direction or just talk about how things are going for you as you settle into Wes, please do not hesitate to come to my drop-in hours, listed below.  I also will be sending out notes so that we get a chance to meet, so don’t be surprised if you get one!  Drop-ins are first-come, first-served and you can sign up for a meeting on the sheet outside my office door.  If you would like longer than a 10 minute or so meeting, please contact Camille Martin, my administrative assistant, at x2758 or to schedule a time that’s good for you.  Any question is a GOOD question, so please stop by to see me.

Have a great first week of classes and check out the great programs offered during extended orientation this week!

Best, Dean Brown

Drop-in Hours:  M–2-3 p.m.   T–3-4 p.m.   W–5-7 p.m.   Th–11 a.m.-noon   F–2-4 p.m.