Israeli Film Festival: The Human Resources Manager — 2/16, 8 p.m.

Eran Riklis’ film, The Human Resources Manager, winner of 5 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, is based on a novel by acclaimed Israeli writer, A. B. Yehosua. The film begins with the death of a Romanian immigrant in Israel. Although her death was not work related, an investigative reporter decides to publicize the case as an example of the cold-hearted approach of the company to its employees. The company’s human resources manager is sent to Romania to counter those accusations. On his quest to honor a woman he never met, the human resources manger discovers new qualities about himself and his job as a human resource manager.

 The film is going to be screened on Thursday, February 16 at Goldsmith Family Cinema at 8 P.M.  You can watch a trailer of this film at

After the screening Rabbi Seth Haaz from Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown will discuss ethical issues arising from this film from a Judaic perspective.

Admission is free and all are welcomed.  See you at the movies, Dalit Katz, Religion Department and Director of the Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival

Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Award for Social Justice for Sophomores and Juniors — Deadline 2/29

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren who pursued social justice while a student at Wesleyan. His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Committee, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good. A committee will select the sophomore or junior who best embodies the pursuit of social justice. The application process is described below.

Any sophomore or junior in good standing may submit an essay that addresses the following: 

 Describe in detail the most influential social justice effort in which you played a leadership role that sought to make our local and global communities more equitable (The effort should have a direct affect on the Wesleyan campus and/or on external communities.);

 Explain your level of involvement in the work for example: your role in raising awareness about a particular issue on campus, coordinating events, implementing programming and campaigns in the pursuit of social justice; 

 In addition to your essay, you must include a letter of support from a faculty or administrator involved in your effort and submit evidence of impact that the social justice effort had on making our society more just by contributing testimonies from individuals (excluding family and friends) directly involved, artifacts from your social justice effort (e.g., past printed programs, presentations, and articles), and/or your work from courses. You may include non-print items, such as DVDs.

You must include at least four copies of the non-print and printed items and drop them off to Dean Marina J. Melendez, North College 215 by 5 p.m. on February 29, 2012. All essays, letters of support and printed items must be in by the deadline. By submitting your packet, you agree to allow the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships to use it (or excerpts from it) for assessment, archival, and promotion purposes.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dean Marina J. Melendez, Ph.D., x2765,



Nominate an Employee for Morgenstern-Clarren Employee Recognition Award — Deadline 2/29

Nominations are now being accepted for the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award. Eligible Wesleyan employees include custodians, dining staff, grounds crew, and building maintenance staff (i.e. electricians, plumbers). The award is to honor and thank the people whose every day work helps the students at Wesleyan. Nominators may only submit one person for consideration; you are welcome to nominate yourself. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice as a student at Wesleyan.  His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Coalition, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International.  We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good.

For application information click here: EMPLOYEE flyer revised nov 2011

WWW: Enlightenment Uganda — 2/16 at 5:30 p.m.

Wesleyan World Wednesday presents: “Enlightenment Uganda”

 What’s the link  between

    Malaria and Ugandan traditional music and Dance?

 Come find out about Bitone Children’s Center’s new project “Enlightenment Uganda,” internship opportunities and much more!

Dr. James Hadler will be speaking!

 Dr. James Hadler currently is a senior infectious disease and medical epidemiology consultant to the Connecticut and Yale Emerging Infections Programs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. 

When: Feb. 16th              Where: CRC Lobby             Time: 5:30-7pm

Food will be served!

Spring Semester Schedule Confirmation! — 2/17, 5 p.m.

Now that Drop/Add is over, we are asking you to confirm your Spring 2012 schedule.

Please confirm the accuracy of your schedule via EP>Student>Wesleyan Career>Current Classes & Schedule. If you agree that our records correctly show the courses that you registered for during Drop/Add, click on “Schedule is Correct”.

If your schedule is not correct (for example, a course is missing from your schedule or an additional course is appearing) click on “Schedule is Incorrect” and you’ll be given further instructions and a link to the petition form. Later, if your petition is successful and your schedule is corrected, you should return to your schedule page and click “Schedule is Correct”.

The schedule confirmation buttons will remain on the page until you have resolved all issues and click the “Schedule is Correct” button.

If a course enrollment is “Advisor Pending”, please ask your advisor to email requesting that the course be “Advisor Approved” in the database.

Please indicate whether your schedule is correct or incorrect by 5pm Friday, February 17. The sooner you let us know about problems with your schedule, the sooner your issues can be resolved.

If you fail to confirm your final schedule, you will not be permitted to participate in the planning phase of April Pre-Registration.

REMINDER: Grading mode and cross-listing changes were due before the end of the Drop/Add period and can no longer be made.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Sincerely, Paul H. Turenne, Associate Registrar

COE Internships for Summer and Fall 2012 — Apps due 2/20

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce Summer and Fall 2012 Internship for Wesleyan University Students. All details and the application are posted on the College of the Environment Website ( Please download and complete.

The deadline for applications is due on or before Monday, February 20, 2012, allowing us to announce internship candidates by Friday, March 9th, prior to spring break. Student applications are to be delivered to Ms. Valerie Marinelli, Administrative Assistant, College of the Environment, 284 High Street.

Late Night Social Activities Mtg. — 2/13 at 6:15 p.m. with pizza!

Dear students,

The Wesleyan Student Assembly would like to invite you to participate in a forum on the lack of late-night social activities for students that choose not to consume. We are hoping to gather some thoughts on this issue, to get some ideas for fun substance-free events, and to collect a group of people who might rather hang out together rather than consume every once in a while. Everyone is welcome to attend!

The forum will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room in Usdan (downstairs, near the mail room) at 6:15pm, Monday February 13th. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED. We hope to see you there!


-The WSA

Green Fund Proposals — Due April 9

Dear students,

If you have an idea to improve sustainability in the campus community but need funding, write a proposal to the Green Fund today. This semester, proposals to the Green Fund are due by Monday, April 9th. The proposal page can be found here: It is helpful to be as detailed as possible but we understand that you may not initially know all of the exact details. We will work with you to refine the proposal if necessary. The 2012 Spring Semester promises to be an exciting one, with several large sustainable projects in play, and all kinds of small scale projects as well. 

Here are projects that we have funded so far this year: installation of water bottle refilling stations around campus (should be in place soon) as part of an effort to remove bottle water from campus; a biochar landscape experiment at the College of the Environment; signs above laundry machines that provide instructions of how to do your laundry in an environmentally friendly way; assistance for the food salvage program; a hydroponic system in Earth House; a “real” food calculator program that audits all food purchases made by Bon Appetit qualitatively addressing ecological, local, and humane requirements, and we have also agreed to help finance a new sustainability fellowship position at Wesleyan.  

Projects potentially in play include: a bike share program in Middletown, a permeable pavement parking lot, bicycle-powered battery generators, and a photovoltaic powered performance stage.

Exciting stuff. Think you can do better?  Send us your proposals!

The Green Fund Committee:  Evan Weber, chair; Julia Jonas-Day, Adam Brudnick, Delphine Starr, & Zander Nassikas

Housing Lottery! Opens 2/10 at Noon

Dear Wesleyan Students:  

The 2012 General Room Selection (GRS) process at Wesleyan University is about to start.  Remember, all undergraduate students are required to live on campus. Therefore, if you will be a student at Wesleyan University in the fall of 2012, you MUST participate in the GRS process.

Beginning Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12:00 (noon) you will be able to access the General Room Selection site and explore your housing options for the 2012-2013 academic year.  You enter GRS through your student portfolio by clicking on “Room Selection” under “Student Life at Wesleyan”.  

Please remember two important dates that are rapidly approaching.  All applications for Off-Campus Housing are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012.  All applications for Program Housing and Community Based Living are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012.

You will be receiving many e-mails from the Office of Residential Life in the next few months as important dates draw near. Please be sure to read all these emails, as well as the information contained in the GRS site. You will not receive any hard copies of this information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life by phone at 860-685-3550 or by e-mail at  

Thank you.