Fast-a-thon — Nov. 15

Quick correction on the date for Fast-a-thon: the banquet is tomorrow, November 15, and the last day to donate points is tomorrow. You may also donate meals and points on site tomorrow, at the banquet. 

Time is running out to donate your points to Fast-a-Thon! 

Tuesday is Wesleyan’s 5th Annual Fast-a-Thon Banquet. Participants are invited to join the rest of the campus in donating points, cash, or check to the Amazing Grace Soup Kitchen in Middletown. This event raises money to fight food insecurity in our local community, and demonstrates solidarity against poverty across all boundaries.

Don’t wait! Donate and RSVP now – you can do it online at

All participants are invited to the Banquet this TUESDAY, 5:45PM in Beckham Hall, with FREE dinner from Haveli India and free t-shirts. Donate more than 15 points and enter a raffle for a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. Seats at the Banquet are limited, so come early!

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee

Please email with any questions. 
Sponsored by: Interfaith Justice League, Muslim Student Association, Haveli India, Bon Appetit, Office of Residential Life, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office of Community Service, SBC, SALD

Trip to NYC — Sat., 11/19; tkts on sale 11/15, noon

Hey Students,

Want to spend a day in New York City for only $10? The Wesleyan Student Assembly is organizing a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, November 19th. We’ll take you to some of the world’s most famous tourist attractions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Students are given opportunities for dining (not included in the ticket), shopping, and exploring some part of the city themselves. Buses will be leaving Wes at 9 am and will be returning to campus around 10:30 pm. Final itinerary will be sent out to students prior to the day of departure

Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday at noon in the box office and online. Only the first 50 people will be able to join this great adventure with us! Feel free to email or if you have any questions. Hope to see you in New York next Saturday!   

Austin Dong ’15, Finance and Facilities Committee, and Zach Malter ’13, WSA President

Watson Fellowship Info Meeting for SP’12 study abroad/leave students — Tues., 12:15 p.m.


WANT $25,000 to go around the world to do a project about which you’re passionate in the year after you graduate?

Come to a informational meeting on Tues., Nov. 14 at 12:15 p.m. in Usdan 136 with Dean Brown about the Watson Fellowship for students studying abroad or going leave for the Spring 2012 semester.  Learn about how you can get this phenomenal opportunity!

Looking for program housing this spring? Apps due 11/18

Looking to move into a Program House this Spring ????

Most of our program houses will have vacancies this Spring (at this time, it looks like there will not be any vacancies in Music House, Sign House or The Bayit).  The Office of Residential Life will be opening up the application process for Program Housing on Monday November 14th

 What you’ll do:

  • ·         Apply to up to 3 program houses by visiting our website ( 
  • ·         The first step is to fill out and submit a housing preference form consisting of basic information and your preferences for specific program houses
  • ·         The second step is to fill out subsequent program house specific applications–the links to those applications will be available after you submit your preference form.  Please note that the housing vacancies remain fluid since vacancies will be filled by those coming back from abroad and residents who are switching between houses. 
  • ·         The third step is to wait for an offer.  The DEADLINE for this application process is Friday November 18th.  Offers will be extended the week of November 21st.   After placement occurs from this round of applications, a second round of open bids for existing vacancies will occur on Wednesday November 30th (these second round candidates will be selected from the applications of those who were not placed during the 1st round). 

*If you currently reside in a program house and are looking to move to another program house, you MUST fill out your application during the first round of applications which are due on Friday November 18th.  You will not be eligible to move into another program house if you do not apply by the deadline and receive an offer from this process.

*There is no pull-in process for program houses.  All those interested in program house vacancies must go through this application process!!

Please contact Dan LaBonte, Area Coordinator of Program Housing, if you have any further inquiries.  Thank you, and good luck in the process!

Projects for Peace — Mon., 7 p.m.

Projects for Peace:  Info Session Monday November 14, 7pm, Usdan 110

Come find out how to apply for this $10,000 grant to support projects promoting peace during the summer of 2012.  All Wesleyan undergraduates are eligible to apply and interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the info sessions. Applications are due Friday January 27.  

All information is on our website:  

Any questions, contact Cathy Lechowicz,

48 Hour Magazine Project — Starting Friday Noon

48 Hour Magazine Project 

We are going to write, edit, design, and publish a magazine over the course of forty-eight hours.

We’re seeking writers, photographers, artists, filmmakers, designers (both print and web), copy editors, and anyone else who thinks this is even remotely a good idea. Your efforts will define this project because we can only make it happen with a great team of contributors. You can spend anywhere from one to forty-eight hours with us, assisting with any or every step of the process. Experience is not necessary.

Here’s how it will go:

At noon on Friday, November 11th, we will announce the magazine’s theme, a loose topic that you can use as a jumping-off point for your work. We’ll also have a selection of prompts, prods, and suggestions if you’re looking for a little extra direction. Over the next forty-eight hours, you will join us in selecting and editing content, establishing the magazine’s graphical and editorial identity, and designing the print and web editions. You’ll even get to help choose the name.

Why bother? It’s going to be forty-eight hours of frenzied fun and free food. When we’re done we will have an awesome magazine to distribute throughout campus (for free!), and we will weep joyous tears of elated exhaustion and/or exhausted elation.

If you want to contribute, send an email to At noon on Friday, will will announce the theme and prompts  via facebook and email (and on Wesleying).

Follow us on FacebookAlso, tell your friends.

Many thanks to the Shapiro Creative Writing Center for making this event possible.

UCAB Now Hiring!

“The Usdan University Center Activities Board (UCAB) is now hiring! UCAB is looking for 4-5 students who are not only excited and passionate about  new opportunities in the Wesleyan community, but also about program planning, teamwork, and leadership development. Applicants should be creative, organized, motivated, dependable and enthusiastic. Due to the nature of the position, applicants should be free to work Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, attend weekly meeting with the board and have FUN! Visit for a detailed job description and application. Contact Veronica Young, Graduate Intern of Student Activities, for more information. “


“The Poojari’s Daughter,” film by Prof. Goslinga — today, Nov. 10, 5 p.m.

The Department of Religion, in concert with the Department of Anthropology, is pleased to announce the campus film premiere of “The Poojari’s Daughter” an ethnographic film by Anthropology faculty member Gillian Goslinga .

Using experimental film techniques that recall the work of Trinh Minh Ha, The Poojari’s Daughter weaves dramatic footage of a South Indian temple goat sacrifice with the moving narration of the priestess Rajathiamma who performs the ritual. The film also includes interviews with Rajathiamma’s family and brief narrations by the film maker. Together, these create a vivid and unforgettably intimate portrait of the devotional worlds of South Indian Hinduism and a remarkable woman priest. 

Following the film, Professor Goslinga will offer food for thought through a discussion of the film, after which a small reception will provide more corporeal forms of food: specifically, South Indian food and beverages.

Please join us–Today,  November 10th, 5-7 pm, Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Be Sure to Pre-register for Spring 2012!

2013’ers–You all know what to do…!  Meet with your advisor NOW!! 

PRE-REGISTRATION [picking & approving of course plan] = Now through Monday, November 14 at 5pm

SCHEDULING [the computer system scheduling your courses is based on class standing, major preference, seat availability, the number of times you have previously requested the course and, when appropriate, whether you have met the prerequisites or have the permission of the instructor] = Tuesday, November 15

**Probably by Tuesday evening you’ll be able to see what courses you were scheduled for by the computer**

ADJUSTMENT [going through wesmaps and adding courses with seats still still available] = Staggered start times depending on how many courses you got. Those with 0-1 courses go at 8am on Wednesday, November 16 (you will receive an email indicating what time your adjustment starts)

DROP/ADD? Start of next semester!

CAAS’s First Book Series: Khalil Gibran Muhammad — 4:15 p.m. Tues.

Please join us TODAY at 4:15 in CAAS’s Vanguard Lounge for the fourth speaker in the First Book Series.

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library will discuss The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard University Press 2010).  Prior to joining the Schomburg, Dr Muhammad was a professor of history at Indiana University. For more on info:

The talk will be followed by a book signing. 

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Joan Chiari in AFAM at ext: 3569.