Projects for Peace Info Session

LAST INFO SESSION IS TUESDAY DECEMBER 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Usdan 110

Davis Projects for Peace Info Session — $10,000 GRANT!thumbnailCADLW1ZF

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an info session.

100 Projects for Peace is an initiative for all undergraduate students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (of which Wesleyan is a member) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010.  100 projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.  Wesleyan is guaranteed funding for one project.  

In addition, information will be shared about how to apply to get nominated for the Dell Social Innovation Grant — an award up to $50,000.

For more information:

Questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz:

CSS Info Session–Tues., Dec. 15

An Invitation from the Students and Tutors in the College of Social Studies

Join current CSS students and tutors for an Information Session to be held on Tuesday, December 15 at 4:15 p.m. in the PAC 4th floor Lounge.  Here’s your opportunity to ask questions to a panel of current CSS students and tutors, and to learn what CSS might have to offer you as a major.

Applications are currently available and can be found on the CSS homepage at or in the CSS Office, 4th floor PAC.  Completed applications can be e-mailed to or brought to the CSS Office.  The deadline for submission is Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2 p.m.  Interviews will be conducted the week after Spring Break.

Pizza will be served at the CSS Information Session.

Get Your A+ On: Various Skills Workshops Dec. 13

thumbnailCAFQ0QJCthumbnailCA47O4GLTime Management Workshop

Sun. 12/13 at 7 p.m., Exley 139

With exams and end-of-the-semester papers and projects rapidly approaching, managing your time well is more important than ever.  This workshop will help you begin to organize your time and prioritize your academic and co-curricular activities so that you can finish the semester stress-free.  Bring your 2009-2010 Wes Planner and your major deadlines.

thumbnailCAGR6RHGExam Preparation Workshop

Sun. 12/13 at 7 p.m., Usdan 136

 With finals approaching next Thursday, discover what methods will best aid your success in the closing weeks of the fall semester. The Exam Preparation workshop will cover the use of notes, studying, working in groups, and more.

Exam Taking WorkshopthumbnailCAPT7PMO

Sun. 12/13 at 8 p.m., Usdan 136

Each type of exam question – multiple choice, short answer, true-false, essay or other, requires a certain kind of approach or understanding. Obviously there is more than one way to approach each kind of questions. Come to the Exam Taking Workshop this Sunday and learn some of basics of test taking to help you stay cool, calm and collected during your exams!

Here We Go a-Caroling…

It’s Time to Carol!!


Wednesday, December 16

7-8 p.m.

Meet on Olin steps to carol around campus

Lyrics provided!

Come for Hot Chocolate at  

Bon Appetit’s Study Break for Class of 2013 that follows

8-9 p.m.    Allbritton Center 311

Run for WSA

It’s not too late…
To run for the WSA!

There’s still time to print a petition, submit your 150 word statement and come to the candidates meeting Friday, thumbnailCA305U6QDecember 11 at 4:00 pm in Usdan 108.
There are 7 seats in the at-large category and 2 seats in the SBC election.
Both elections are open to all four class years.

Don’t wait – get involved!

Meherazade Sumariwalla
WSA Coordinator

Categories WSA

Send a Friend a Final Exam Care Package!

hollyHave a holly jolly reading week by purchasing a $1-$3 uniquely personalized Final Exam Care Package for the person of your choice. Sponsored by the 2012 Class Council, you can compile a combination of treats–tasty cookies, candy bars, and candy canes–at a dollar each with this online form. Simply order now, jingle all the way to Usdan on December 10 and 11 to deliver your payment (failure to do so will result in order TERMINATION), then wait for your recipient to react with delight when their Wesbox reveals a trove of holiday bounty!

Celebrating Students 2013: Dan Nass

Over the summer of 2008, I participated in a young filmmakers program at Maine Media Workshops, where I had the opportunity to learn about the craft of filmmaking with other students as well as professional filmmakers. I knew from IMG_1621the beginning of the workshop that I wanted my final project to be a documentary, and after investigating a variety of subjects around Rockport, ME, I learned about a local man named Andy Swift who made a living restoring antique fire engines. I was immediately interested, so I gave him a call. He turned out to be a far more interesting subject than I ever imagined. He was an extremely profane but good-natured guy with an incredible wealth of knowledge about fire engines. He seemed like he had been interviewed by local media maybe one time too many for his liking, but he was fun to work with and very accommodating. I spent several hours exploring and filming his enormous workshop, and then interviewed him about his trucks and his work. At the end of the day, he took me for a ride on his favorite fire truck, where I got some of the day’s best footage. My film, entitled Fire Engine Man, was a hit at the Workshops, and is now available for viewing online:

The English Major: Alum/Faculty Panel — Dec. 10


English Major Grads Take on the World:  Literature as Equipment for Living (and Making a Living)

Can the study of literature not only give you pleasure, but equip you to make visible and question the givens, the language, the form, and the history that have shaped the way we read ourselves and our world? And is this ability valuable? Of course!

Come hear about what English alums have done, are doing, and can do!  Featuring:

  • Ariel levy ’96, book author and staff writer for The New Yorker; recently interviewed on the Colbert report (we will show this exciting clip).
  • Sophie Pollitt-Cohen ’09, book author and independent writer (The Huffington Post, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications).
  • Amy Tang, Assistant Professor of English and American Studies and Harvard University English major ’94, who worked in several different and fascinating fields before switching gears and earning her Phd from stanford ’09.
  • Jim Kubat, Associate Director for Career Development and Pre-Law advisor, who will distribute eye-opening statistics and information on what English majors have actually done over the years and can do.

Introduced and moderated by

  • Joel Pfister, Chair, Department of English, and Kenan Professor of the Humanities

A reception with groovy treats after the panel

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 4:15 p.m.
Downey House 113

Sponsored by the English Majors Committee and the English Department

Chanukkah 2009 at Wesleyan!

Please join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for nightly candle lighting this Chanukah. Every night, we will celebrate the holiday with special snacks and other fun activities. The holiday begins Friday, December 11, with candle lighting in the Bayit at 6 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the holiday is:

Saturday 12/12:  Zelnick Pavilion at 5 p.m.chanukkah

Sunday 12/13:  Olin Library Lobby at 7 p.m.

Monday 12/14:  Nic Lounge at 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12/15:  Usdan Lobby at 7 p.m.

Wednesday 12/16:  Butt C Lounge at 7 p.m.

Thursday 12/17:  Fauver Fishbowl at 7 p.m.

Friday 12/18:  Bayit at 7 p.m.

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, University Jewish Chaplain, 860-685-2278