Incomplete Policy and Requests: Training for Electronic Request — Mon., April 19

The Registrar’s Office debuted the new electronic “Incomplete Requests” system with the Spring 2010 courses.

TRAINING:   4:15pm Monday, April 19 – Shanklin 107

Students will be able to submit incomplete requests starting two weeks before the end of a course. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate a conversation with the instructor about needing an incomplete.  Following that communication, the student needs to submit the request in the “Incomplete Requests” link in their Student EP.

Relevant information and detailed instructions are available on the attached manual and at

For information about Incompletes in general, see

Sincerely, Paul H. Turenne, Associate Registrar



Friday, April 16

3:00pm – 4:30pm

(unless otherwise noted) 

  •  Check out our WOODFRAMES HOUSES:  Stop by @ Pi Café to pick up a list of participating houses  1:00 – 4:00pm 
  •  NICOLSON wants YOU!  Stop by the Nic Lounge to play some Wii games! We’ll have rooms to check out in case you’re interested in living in Nicolson next year. Pick a free gift while you’re there (limited supplies) 
  •  Is LOW/HIGH RISE on your radar?  Stop by the HIGH RISE lounge to learn more about these areas and see some of the apartments 
  •  Want to Tie-Dye a shirt while decorating and eating cookies? Stop by Lighthouse/Interfaith (230 Washington Street) 
  •  Fauver Apartments – Stop by to check out some apartments. Snacks will be provided 
  •  Get to know the BUTTS & 156 High   Stop by the Butterfield A Lounge for food, games and to tie-die your own tees. We’ll have a list of  rooms that you can visit!

 EVENTS will happen rain or shine

2010 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Thursday, April 22 8 p.m.

It is our pleasure to invite you to this year’s Earth Day Celebration:  



 Thursday, April 22   8 p.m.  CFA Hall

The event will feature a world premier screening of Paul Horton’s film:  

There will also be a panel discussion asking the question:  Are art and science natural allies in communicating environmental issues to the public?  This will be moderated by Jeremy Isard ’11, with panelists:
Godfrey Bourne, University Missouri St. Louis
Marda Kirn, EcoArts Connections, Colorado
Cassie Meador, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Washington, D.C.
Barry Chernoff, Wesleyan University
We will award the Schumann Prize for Distinguished Environmental Stewardship to a member of the class of 2010.
An open  reception will follow the event.  So, please join us for EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2010
This event is Free and Open to the Public  

Foreign Policy Discussion with Government Profs 4/15 at 4:15 p.m.

In celebration of WesFest, join Wesleyan Model United Nations and

Professors Giulio Gallarotti, Nancy Schwartz and Anne Peters, Government Department

for a wide-ranging discussion on the foreign policy challenges that confronted the new administration and how successfully President Obama responded to them.  The speakers will give an in-depth analysis of President Obama’s foreign policy with a special focus on US-Arab and US-Israel relations.

Date: April 15 (Thursday)         Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Location: PAC 001


Community Service Week Sign-up

Don’t miss out!

Sign-up for Service Week ends this Wednesday at 5 PM.

Please join us in making this a memorable event!

Click here to sign-up:

 Also make sure to check out the new events that have just been added on…

The Annual Spring 3 v 3 Grassroots Soccer Tournament on Sunday, April 25th

This tournament is a fundraiser for Grassroots Soccer, an organization that works to use the power of soccer in the fight against HIV and AIDS and provides African youth with the knowledge, life-skills and support to live HIV-free.

·       The tournament is on Sunday, April 25th at 2:00 PM on Jackson Field.

·       $5 per person and $20 per team. Teams can have 3-5 people on them

·       Training shoes only. NO CLEATS!!!!

·       1 varsity soccer player per team allowed. 1 boy and 1 girl varsity player is permissible

·       Prizes for the winning teams including gift certificates, t-shirts etc.   

This is an event organized by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. It is a great cause and always a fun time.

If you would like to participate or receive more information, contact Jory Kahan at

The 2nd Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 17th

This event, hosted from 10AM to 3PM, will take place at the YMCA on Main Street. It will feature health professionals and workers displaying resources available to members of the Middletown community. There will tables devoted to specific specialties and services with fun activities such as healthy cooking demos and self-defense and yoga presentations.

If you would like more information, please contact Fludie Naka, President of the American Medical Student Association here at Wesleyan at

Poetry Reading: Brenda Coultas 4/14

Brenda Coultas will read at Russell House

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BRENDA COULTAS is the author of The Marvelous Bones of Time (2008) and A Handmade Museum (2003) from Coffee House Press. Coultas’s poetry is deeply invested in the local, blending lyricism with documentary reality. She is the recipient of the Norma Farber Prize from The Poetry Society of America, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency.   

A reception and book signing will follow.

Note from Dean Brown: Withdrawal and Pre-reg Deadlines; WesFest

Class of 2013:

Thursday, April 15 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for two important procedures—course withdrawal and pre-registration! 

1.  Withdrawal from full semester and fourth quarter courses :  You need to discuss withdrawing from a class with your instructor and faculty advisor as well as get their signatures on a withdrawal form, available from my office or the Registrar’s.  My signature is the last one you need before submitting the form to the Registrar’s Office.  I would be happy to talk with you as well if you’re deciding what to do.   

2. Pre-registration for the Fall 2010:  You need to meet with your faculty advisor—MAKE AN APPOINTMENT NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO ALREADY—to review your course selection and finalize your schedule.  Check out the websites of majors you might be interested in and know what gateway courses you need in order to keep the doors open as you better identify your interests.  Those wanting to do pre-med and/or study abroad also need to keep an eye on course scheduling over the next few semesters.

3. WesFest:   Can you believe that last year at this time, it was YOU coming to WesFest?  Now YOU are in the position to welcome these newly-admitted students to the Wes community.  Check out the schedule at and bring on the Wes spirit!     

As always, don’t hesitate to come to drop-in, if you have questions or concerns. 

Best, Dean Brown       202 North College, 860-685-2758 (office)

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.

Creative Writing Course open to rising sophs

ENGL241 is designed especially for frosh and sophs, but is listed incorrectly on WesMaps as only an FYI.  This course is not only designed for rising sophomores, but also will count toward the Creative Writing Concentration.


Students will explore, both in the readings and their own work, forms of writing that don’t fit neatly into traditional genres such as fiction, essay, or criticism. Readings will include Maxine Hong Kingston’s THE WOMAN WARRIOR (which combines fiction and personal essay), Eduardo Galeano’s MEMORY OF FIRE: GENESIS (historical writing combined with fiction), and selected short works by Donald Barthelme, Rebecca Brown, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others (all playing with genre in various ways). Brief weekly creative writing assignments keyed to the readings, two of which students will develop into longer pieces.

Two Internship Opportunities for ’10-’11

Looking to Create Change on Campus Next Year?

Are you interested in any of the following:

providing programmatic and networking  opportunities for various activist groups on campus, facilitating difficult dialogue conversations between students and fostering meaningful connections between students, faculty and staff on campus?

If you answered yes to any of those questions please consider applying for one of the following internship opportunities:

Dwight Greene ’70 Internship

  University Organizing Center Internship

For more information about either one of these internships please click on the links below.