Internship Positions on Campus Next Year — Apps due Tues., April 5

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

 Please note the deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Dawn Brown, or (860) 685-3163. 


Apply to be a Peer Career Advisor Next Year!

The CRC is accepting applications for its coveted Peer Career Advisor position for the next academic year.  The job pays well, is in a fun and friendly work environment, and will transition from the Butts to our new location next to Usdan in January 2012. 

For details, go to the MyCRC calendar > April 12 > and click on Peer Career Advisor. 

If you have any questions, contact Jim Kubat at the CRC: jkubat@wes

Apply for Honor Board position — deadline 4/1

Serve on the Honor Board

Wesleyan University, like every academic community, maintains certain standards of conduct, both academic and non-academic.  The Student Judicial Board is a peer-based legislative body which reviews and addresses all alleged violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.  The Honor Board does the same for all alleged violations of the Honor Code.

The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board for the next four semesters, starting in September, 2011.

All reports of alleged violations of the standards of academic conduct that constitute the Honor Code are adjudicated by the Honor Board.

The Board exists to provide the protection of fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code, to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations, and to promote uniformity in the handling of cases.  The Honor Board also serves as a constant reminder of our institutional values.  Please refer to the online student handbook for more information

If you are interested in becoming part of this essential component of the Wesleyan academic community, complete the application form, attached to the e-mail from Dean Brown, and submit it to Lorna Scott, at

Applications are due by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 Morgernstern-Clarren Social Justice Award for Sophomores & Juniors

 The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice 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.   The committee will select the applicant who best embodies the pursuit of social justice. Sophomores and juniors in good standing are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit an essay that addresses the following: 

  • Describe in detail the most influential social justice effort in which you have played a leadership role that sought to make our local and/or global community more equitable. The work should directly affect the Wesleyan campus and/or an external community.
  • Explain your role in raising awareness about a particular issue on campus, coordinating events, implementing programming and campaigns, etc., in the pursuit of social justice.
  • While local efforts central to the Wesleyan campus are weighted equally with external efforts at home, on a national, or international level, students who have managed to link their local activism with a larger community are especially encouraged to apply.  Please describe, in detail, how you have sought to synthesize local and external efforts.

 Additional materials:

  • Include a letter of support from a faculty member, administrator who was involved in your social justice effort or other person(s) (excluding family and close friends) with firsthand knowledge of your social justice activities
  • Submit evidence of the impact that the effort had on its target community by contributing testimonies from individuals directly involved or who benefited (excluding family and close friends), printed programs/presentations/articles, non-print materials such as DVDs, and/or your work from courses.

Provide at least four copies of your application materials (print and non-print) to Dean Marina J Melendez (North College 215) by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2011. By submitting your packet, you agree to allow the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships to use it for assessment, archival, and promotional purposes.

Note from Dean Brown: Withdrawal Deadline, Semester Calendar, Study Break, & Some Spring Events

Hey 2013’ers,

Glad you’re back!  Whether you went home, to a friend’s or relative’s, or stayed on campus, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break and are ready to dive into the last two weeks of classes.  I know it’s hard to believe that fall semester courses will end on Friday, December 10.  While certain parts of the semester may seem to go slowly, the entire period seems, in retrospect, to have zoomed by.  These last two to three weeks will telescope.  NOW is the time to get super-organized work-wise, if you haven’t already. 

The calendar for the rest of the semester is: 

  • Reading Week:  Saturday, December 11 – Tuesday, December 14 at 5 p.m. 
  • 2013 Study Break:  Monday, December 13 from  9-11 p.m., 3rd floor Allbritton
  • Finals:  Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. – Saturday, December 18
  • Housing Closes:  Sunday, December 19 at noon

THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM FULL SEMESTER AND SECOND QUARTER CLASSES IS THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 5 P.M.  Talk with your professors to get a realistic sense of where you stand in your classes.  If you decide to withdraw, get the form from the Registrar’s Office or mine.  You will need to get the signature of the instructor and your faculty advisor before getting mine.  That should not be a problem since you will be consulting with both of them prior to your decision to withdraw.  I’d be more than happy to talk with you about it as well.

In addition to the great STUDY BREAK brought to you by the 2013 class council in two weeks, STAY TUNED for the 2013 DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT on Sunday, February 13 (with a new consolation round this year, so get your teams ready!) and MUSICAL MADNESS on Thursday, February 24.  (For some reason, the class of 2014 thinks they have the chops to challenge the awesome and amazing talent in the class of 2013.  What is that all about???) 

As always, check the class blog (really) and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me either by e-mail (, by phone (x2758), drop-in (hours below), or appointment (x2758). 

Best, Dean Brown

Finalize Schedules today by 5 p.m.!

Tuesday, November 16 is the last day to finalize your course plan.  You faculty advisor must finalize it by 5 p.m. today.  Wednesday you will be able to review your course schedule.  The adjustment period begins on Thursday, November 18 and goes through November 23.  You will get a message about what day you may begin to adjust your schedule.

The last day to withdraw from first semester and second quarter courses is Friday, December 3.

Room Change Requests & Winter Break Housing Deadlines, Spring Semester Return

TO:                 All Students

This is a reminder to students that all residential units will close for the fall semester at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, December 19, 2010. 

All residential units, with the exception of wood frame houses, will close at this time; students who wish to stay in their wood frame house must register with Residential Life on-line by Saturday, December 18, 2010 at

 Students can return to campus at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011.International students and student athletes will receive information regarding winter break housing from either the Office of International Student Affairs or their coach. 

Students who wish to return to campus early must submit an on-line application located at This application is due on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – no exceptions.  Please also note that all applications will be scrutinized and there is no guarantee that your request can be approved.

***Furthermore, students who are moving into a new residence hall will not be able to pick-up their keys before Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

There will be a limited number of employment opportunities for students looking for work on campus during winter break.  Students wishing to do so must request housing with the Office of Residential Life by Wednesday, December 1, 2010. 

In order to maximize class appropriate spaces for students returning from leave/abroad, the Office of Residential Life will not process Room Change Requests after Friday, November 12, 2010.  Students interested in making a room change after this date must wait until two weeks into the spring semester, after all returning students have been placed.  Requests to pull-in a student into a spring vacancy can be made until Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Any questions regarding these processes should be directed to Residential Life at 860-685-3550 or at

Urban Education Semester Deadline — 11/3

Through the Urban Education Semester (UES), students spend a semester in New York City, engaged in a combination of supervised fieldwork (primarily teaching but there may be some urban policy placements) and coursework offered by Bank Street College of Education. This interdisciplinary, academic immersion program earns Wesleyan academic credit and introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public education.
Ideal program for students interested in urban education and issues, and child and adolescent development. There are 23 psych courses for which you can receive credit.

For more information, visit

Applications for the Spring 2011 program are due to Vicky Zwelling in the CRC on Wed. Nov. 3.

Vicky Zwelling, Career Resource Center, x2180,