Interested in studying abroad in a Wes program during your senior year? Apps due 2/15–no exceptions



This is a reminder that applications for FALL 2012 and YEAR 2012-13 (NOT spring 2013 only) for the Wesleyan-administered programs in PARIS, MADRID, and BOLOGNA are due on FEBRUARY 15. This is a firm deadline and late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be turned in to the Office of International Studies, Fisk Hall 105. A complete application includes the following four items:

  • Application personal information sheets
  • 250-word essay in the appropriate language, explaining why you wish to participate in the program
  • Language evaluation form (to be completed by your current or most recent language professor)
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-language professor (may be sent through campus mail, delivered to our office, or sent as an e-mail attachment or as the text of an email to

The applications can be downloaded from our website at

Applicants to Wesleyan-administered programs must also complete the general “Permission to Study Abroad” application. This application is due on MARCH 1, 2012. Completed general applications must be turned in to the Office of International Studies, Fisk Hall 105.

Author Edwidge Danticat to read Feb. 8, 8 p.m., The Chapel



Edwidge Danticat is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory,
Krik? Krak!
(a National Book Award finalist), The Farming of Bones (an American Book Award winner), and the novel-in-stories, The Dew Breaker. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, her most recent book, is a collection of essays. She is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the Langston Hughes medal.


Wednesday, February 8th

8 P.M.

Memorial Chapel

221 High Street

Middletown, CT 06459


Co-sponsored by the English Department, the African American Studies Program, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, 

and Academic Affairs

EVENT INFORMATION: or 860.685.3448


Musical Madness IV: Competition between the Classes

2013–Get Your Act Together and Feel the Love!  Bring it on!

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Crowell Concert Hall

Acoustic, electric or a cappella
Ensemble or solo, original or cover, any genre
All performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries.
Performances must be no longer than 5 minutes.

Very Decent Prizes for Best in Class, Best in Show & Judges’ Choice

Entry Deadline: February 9!

Click on this link to submit entry form:

Summer Session Info Session– 12:15 p.m. 2/7

Summer Session Information Sessions

12:15-1:00pm, Tuesday February 7, Usdan 136

with cupcakes from a local Middletown bakery!


Summer Session is a great opportunity to take summer courses and still have two months of time for other summer projects.  Students can get ahead in order to prepare in advance for a challenging semester when they’ll be playing a sport or participating in a performance.  Students can take summer courses and receive both a grade and a credit.  Transfer students may need additional classes to graduate on time.  

Wesleyan Summer Session allows students to accomplish these goals and more with full-semester courses compressed into only 5 weeks. They’ll build close relationships with faculty and students in small classes, and enjoy immersive study and concentrated focus. If they can find a willing faculty member, students may also be able to do an individual tutorial for credit. 

The session runs from May 30 to June 29, and registration opens in less than two weeks, on February 14. 

We Speak, We Stand, Community of Care bystander intervention program — reg. deadline 2/9

Dear Students,

 Registration for the WE Speak, We Stand, Community of Care bystander intervention program is now open!  Please forward the information below to students in your networks. Thanks for your support.

WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use and sexual assault. Empowered bystanders create a safer community by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.  

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members.  The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools.  Specifically, you will learn  how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency.   We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.

The training will be held on Sunday, February 12th  in Usdan 108 from 10am-4pm.  Participants must attend the full training.  Lunch will be provided. To register, visit


Registration closes on Thursday, February 9th.   Please contact Alysha Warren ( or Tanya Purdy ( with questions.

The Cheese Co-op: Apps due 2/8

The Cheese Co-op is back for another spring of dairy goodness! This semester will feature local, organic cheeses from the family farms you’ve come to know and love, but with more variety than ever before! Sign up for a share all to yourself (98 points per semester), to split with one friend (49 points each per semester) or with two friends (33 points each per semester). Deliveries will come every two weeks for the whole semester, but space is limited so sign up now! Just go to our website and fill out a quick form between today and Wednesday February 8th! Contact with any questions. GO CHEESE!


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