Broad Street Books: Textbook Returns


Broad Street Books is currently returning overstock textbooks to the distributors. Please purchase all of the titles you thumbnailCAAT82T0will need for the rest of the semester at your earliest convenience.

Half-semester and trimester course materials will be kept longer.   We will be happy to reorder any title for you at any time.  Have a great semester.

 Sincerely, Colleen Chen, Text Manager, Broad Street Books, 860-685-7323

Environmental Studies Mellon Research Grants: Deadline extended to Feb. 26

thumbnailCAW6XNSLApplications are now available for the Environmental Studies Mellon Research Internship. You can obtain an application from our website ( <> ).

Internships are for a duration of 9 and a half weeks and carry a stipend of $3,900. The summer internship will run from May 26 – July 30, 2010, while the Fall internship would run the term of the semester.

Applications are due in the Environmental Studies Program Office (Exley Science Center, Room 331) on or before 26 February 2010. Internships are for either the Summer or Fall 2010. You must have 2 letters of recommendation submitted by that same date. One letter should be from your faculty mentor, the second from another member of the Wesleyan faculty. Awards will be announced by 5 March 2010.

The student application seeks two short letters of recommendation.  In addition to recommending the student, the faculty mentor must briefly (1-2 paragraphs) explain the project, its importance and relevance to her/his research program.  Letters of recommendation may either be sent to Ms. Marinelli through campus mail or by email (pdf preferred) to


Musical Madness! Entry deadline: Thurs., Feb. 11

Calling all musicians, singers & performers in the Class of 2013

Show who’s got the real talent around Wesleyan!  Play on Crowell stage! 




 7 p.m.




acoustic, electric or a cappella

ensemble or solo             original or cover         

any genre

Prizes for Best in Class & Best in Show & Judges’ Choice



“Have a Heart for Haiti” Dodgeball Tournament: Enter by Wed., Feb. 10!

Want to win some money?  Want to help with Haiti relief? 

Want to kick some butt with your friends?



Sunday, February 14th at 2 pm

Bacon Field House

Entry deadline:  February 10th

Valentine Prize for Most Creative Team Attire



Proceeds split 1/3 for the winning team & 2/3 for Partners in Health

Sign up to play and find the details online!


Note from Dean Brown: Important Deadlines and Events

Hello to the Class of 2013,

A.  Wed., Feb. 3:  Drop/Add Deadline, Academic Skills Workshop, and First-Year Focus

deadline_clock1.  Yes, the 3rd is the last day to drop or add classes, so review your course schedule for accuracy and make sure you have selected the correct grading mode option.  After the 3rd, you may withdraw from courses with a “W” through April 15, but you may not change your grading mode.

2.  “How to Be a Star Student II”—Check it out at Usdan 114 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and then move onto….

3.  The First-Year Focus program is offering an info session on “Applying for Program Housing” at 6:30 p.m. with ResLife Staff in Usdan 108.  Snacks provided.

B.  Wed., Feb. 3- Sat., Feb. 6

There are tons of events going on campus already!  Some of these are a reading by Hilton Als, our distinguished visiting writer, a performance piece by Prof. Gina Ulysse, First-Year Plays at the ’92 Theater, Black History Month’s student and faculty of color mixer, and a panel discussion about the U.N. Human Development Report on internal and international migration.  Check the class blog at for more info on each.

C.  Wed., Feb. 10:  Dodgeball Tournament Entry Deadline

thumbnailCA83Z62OHave fun and fundraise at the same time!  Get a six-person team together for the “Have a Heart for Haiti” Dodgeball Tournament and fundraiser on Sun., Feb. 14 at the Bacon Field House.  Enter at by Feb. 10.  Sponsored by the 2013 Class Council and open to all classes.  Valentine Prize for the Most Creative Team Attire.  The winning team splits the proceeds 1/3 to 2/3  with Partners in Health Haiti Relief. 

D. Thurs., Feb. 11:  Musical Madness:  Competition Between the Classes Entry Deadline

Show which class really rocks!  From opera to rock, from blues to rap, from folk to ska, perform your piece on CrowellthumbnailCAI5NB36 stage on Thurs., Feb. 18!  Prizes for Best in Class and Best in Show awarded by a distinguished panel of faculty.  So grab a couple of classmates or go on your own and enter Musical Madness by Feb. 11 at .   Hey, if I can do it, you all can do it! 

E.  CHECK THE CLASS BLOG DAILY.   Make it easy and get it as favorite on your portfolio.  There is a variety of information posted, but you are responsible for knowing the academic and administrative info.

I hope you’re getting settled into the semester and enjoying your classes.  Please drop-in (hours below) to say hi or get your questions answered or give Susan a call to make an appointment.

Best, Dean Brown

202 North College  860-685-2758 (office)  Drop-in Hours:  M–2-3 p.m.   T–3-4 p.m.   W–5-7 p.m.   Th–11 a.m.-noon   F–2-4 p.m.

Second Pre-Reg Deadline for Advanced Creative Writing Workshops

Good news! If you missed the pre-registration deadline for the advanced creative writing workshops (ENGL 326, 337, thumbnailCA3L0B63and 342), please note that there is now a second deadline: January 18, 2010, the Monday before the semester begins.

To apply for these courses, please submit 5 pages of your writing (in prose or poetry, depending on the course to which you are applying) along with a cover page that includes the following information: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences, and 2) a short biographical paragraph describing your history and/or interest in writing.

Please submit these materials electronically in a single attachment to the professor who is teaching the course (see below) by 10 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich-text-format for your attachment.

You may take one of these workshops along with either Hilton Als’s “James Baldwin in Black and White” or Paul La Farge’s “Space and Place in Fiction”; however, you may not take two courses designated as “advanced workshops” (ENG 326, 337, or 342) concurrently. If you are applying to more than one of these courses, please include the ranking of your request on your submission.

This information will also be available on the WesMaps pages for these courses.

Winter Break Shuttle Deadline

Friday, December 18 is the last day to purchase all shuttle tickets to and from destinations over Winter Break. Tickets must be purchased at the box office in Usdan.

Shuttles are available to and from Union Station in New Haven, Bradley Airport, Penn Station in NYC, Grand Central thumbnailCA6XVSK1Station in NYC, and South Street Station in Boston.

Tickets for the return trip to Wes in January must be purchased by this Friday. They will not be available for last-minute purchase in January.

Shuttle Times

New Haven Shuttle, Union Station, $9 each way

To New Haven:   Monday 12/21 – 2pm;  Tuesday 12/22 – 2pm;  Wednesday 12/23 – 10am

From New Haven:  Sunday 1/17 – 4pm; Monday 1/18 – 4pm; Tuesday 1/19 – 11am;

New York City and Boston, NYC – Grand Central Station and Penn Station, Boston – South Street Station, $20 each way

To NYC  (Penn Station or Grand Central Station) or Boston (South Street Station):

Wednesday 12/23 – 10am

From NYC (Penn Station or Grand Central Station) or Boston (South Street Station):

Monday 1/18 – 3pm

Bradley Airport, $25 each way

To Bradley:  Monday 12/21 – 5:45 am, 12pm, 4:30pm; Tuesday 12/22 – 5:45am, 12pm, 4:30pm; Wednesday 12/23 – 5:45am, 12pm

From Bradley:  Sunday 1/17 – 1pm, 6pm, 10pm; Monday 1/18 – 6pm, 10pm; Tuesday 1/19 – 6pm;

Wednesday 1/20 – 1pm 

Becky Weiss, WSA Vice President

Adjustment Deadline: 12/1/09

thumbnailCA66YGAZReminder:  The last day to make adjustments this semester to your spring course schedule is today, Tuesday, December 1 at 5 p.m.  You will still be able to drop and add courses during the first two weeks of the spring semester.

Remember to submit your ranked enrollment requests!

Ranked Enrollment Requests

Now is the time during pre-registration to submit your ranked enrollment requests for courses that you thumbnailCAULFOVVwould still like to add for the spring semester.  A ranked request lets the instructor know how you prioritize his or her course relative to others, and will often make decisions based on it, if space in the course becomes available.  The scheduling program also will take into account ranked requests in future semesters.  Keep checking for course openings during adjustment period, but make sure to submit your ranked enrollment requests before adjustment ends on December 1.