If you are leaving for Thanksgiving Break…

Hi everyone, 

If you’re leaving campus for Thanksgiving Break, take a few minutes to reduce energy consumption and save the school some money. Here are some suggestions: 

Unplug electronics and appliances (TVs, computers, chargers, microwaves, etc.).

Turn off your lights and alarm clocks before you leave.

Close your windows.

Turn down your thermostats, if you can.

Unplug and clean out your fridge, because your food will likely go bad anyways. You can donate your food to the Middletown Chapter of Food not Bombs by emailing this address: fnbmiddletown@lists.riseup.net, or give your food to your friends that are staying on campus.

Have a great break!!  WSA Sustainability Task Force 

Any questions, comments:  Rebecca Rubenstein ’15, rrubenstein@wesleyan.edu,  WSA Sustainability Task Force Chair


Lecture: Environmental Monitoring & Good Policy Decisions — Today, 4:15 p.m.

Chasing Storms and Stalking Mercury:  How We Can Use Environmental Monitoring To Make Good Policy Decisions

Rachel Allen, Environmental Analyst from the San Francisco Estuary Institute will present SFEI’s unique model for a research organization, discuss the history of water quality and water quality monitoring in the Bay and illustrate some of the ongoing challenges and current efforts in the San Francisco Estuary. 

November 17    4:15 p.m.    PAC 001

Snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by The College of the Environment.  For more information, please contact Valerie Marinelli at vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu


Fire Safety Inspections

Hi all!

Just a reminder, fire safety inspections are happening this month. Please remove any of the following prohibited items listed here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/firesafety/reslife.html

The Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board has been receiving appeals from students about having candles in their rooms that were purchased due to the recent power outage.  Please get rid of any candles that you may have had from this time. We will no longer be excusing student appeals about this issue.

Also, please remember that if you are under 21 years of age, make sure you are complying with the Code of Non-Academic Conduct (http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/studenthandbook/standardsregulations/code-of-non-academic.html). If you are found to have any prohibited items in open view, they will be confiscated and you may have to go before the Student Judicial Board.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely, Dina Moussa ’12, Chair, WSA Fire Safety and Facilities Appeals Board, dmoussa@wesleyan.edu

SJB Advisor Training — Wed., noon

Dear Students,

Come get trained to be a process advisor! Process advisors guide students through the judicial procedures of the Student Judicial Board. Come learn how in Woodhead Lounge (between Hall-Atwater and Exley) tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, from noon until 1p.m. Hope to see you there!

Thanks, Andrew Trexler ’14, SAC Chair

“The Revolution Will Be Financed”: Brad Burnham ’77 — Today, 6:30 p.m.

It’s been suggested that Wesleyan’s 1960s & 70s counter-culture has now taken the revolution to Wall Street.  They occupy Wall Street, too, I guess–but not in Zuccotti Park.  Instead, venture capitalists like Brad Burnham ’77 have been financing the social media technologies that facilitate popular mobilization—from Tunisia to lower Manhattan.  And maybe the Tea Party, too.

Brad Burnham will speak of such things tonight at 6:30 in PAC 004. 

Brad Burnham graduated from Wesleyan as a government major in 1977. He began his career in venture capital at AT&T Ventures in 1993.  In 2003 Brad co-founded Union Square Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm that funded Twitter, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and  other popular networks.

Theater Faculty Production: The Great God Brown, directed by Y. Kordonskiy — 11/16-19

The Theater Department would like to invite you to attend our faculty production of The Great God Brown this coming week.
Here is the link to the short promo clip created by Allyn Wilkinson (New Media Lab):

The Great God Brown by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Yuriy Kordonskiy
Designed by Jack Carr, Marcela Oteiza, and Leslie Weinberg
Wednesday, November 16 through Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8pm
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2pm & 8pm
CFA Theater
Tickets are available by phone (860-685-3355) or online at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=24317
CFA link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events.html#theater

In his experimental play
The Great God Brown (1926), Eugene O’Neill explores the elements of expressionistic theater through the use of multiple masks that create a dramatic clash between the public and private personas of the characters. The rivalry between Billy Brown, a successful but mediocre architect, and Dion Anthony, a talented but  dissolute artist; their love for the same woman, Margaret; and the conflict between their exterior and interior lives create a tale of loneliness, suffering, a search for identity and an everlasting quest for the meaning of life.

LAST/CAMS Talk on the Border and Migration — Tues. at 5 p.m.

Please join the Latin American Studies Program and the Center for the Americas for a talk by Mark Overmyer Velazquez (UConn) entitled “This Thin Edge of Barbed Wire: Border Disruptions and Narrative Elisions in Latino American Migration History.”

Tuesday, November 15 at 5 pm at CAMS 

We hope to see you there!


Flu Shots Still Available

Dear Students:

The Davison Health Center has a limited supply of influenza vaccine available for students.  Please call for an appointment at 860-685-2470.  Cost is $30 and can be billed to your student account.   

Thanks, Joyce Walter, Director of Health Services