TODAY–WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 11:59 p.m.–is the last day
to drop or add a course or to change your grading mode.
Check your course schedule to make sure it is accurate!
News and Information for the Class of 2013
The Psychology Department is adding a second section of the introductory psychology course, Psyc 105 Foundations of Contemporary Psychology. It will be held on MW 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m., and will be taught by Visiting Prof. Stacy Fambro, who taught this course last year. You can enroll in this course during the Drop/Add period. Please attend the first class.
Wednesday, February 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Check to make sure that your course schedule is accurate.
After this day, you will have until April 15 to drop a course with a “W” on your transcript.
Make sure the grading mode option is correct. You may not change it after drop/add.
Hello to the Class of 2013,
A. Wed., Feb. 3: Drop/Add Deadline, Academic Skills Workshop, and First-Year Focus
1. 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 www.classof2013.blogs.wesleyan.edu for more info on each.
C. Wed., Feb. 10: Dodgeball Tournament Entry Deadline
Have 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 www.wesleyan.edu/deans/2013council/dodgeball.html 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 Crowell 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 www.wesleyan.edu/deans/musicalmadness/entry.html . 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.
Offered by the distinguished journalist Jane Eisner, Wesleyan’s first Koeppel Fellow in Journalism
Class Meets Thursdays 7:00-9:50 in PAC 421
Students may register online, the course is open to students from all four class years.
In this weekly writing seminar, we will explore how journalists exercisetheir roles as citizens, and, in turn, how journalism affects the functioningof our democracy. Using historic and contemporary examples, we willexamine how, at its best, the media exposes inequity, investigates wrongdoing, gives voice to ordinary people, and encourages active citizenship.
Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism, became editor of the Forward in June 2008, becoming the first woman to hold the position at the influential Jewish national weekly newspaper. Eisner held numerous executive editorial and news positions at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years, including stints as editorial page editor, syndicated columnist, City Hall bureau chief and foreign correspondent. In 2006, she joined the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where she served as vice president for national programs and initiatives, with responsibility for all adult programming, the Liberty Medal, and the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. Since 2002, Eisner has been a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, as well as an adjunct professor in the school’s political science department. In 2006, she was one of three women chosen to be the first fellows of the new Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College, where she led conferences and workshops and was the college’s 2007 commencement speaker. In 2009, Eisner was selected to be one of 20 fellows in the Punch Sulzberger Executive News Media Leadership Program at the Columbia School of Journalism. Her book, “Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in our Democracy,” was published by Beacon Press in 2004. In addition to her Inquirer column “American Rhythms,” which was syndicated to 100 newspapers, Eisner has contributed articles to a number of Jewish publications, including The Reconstructionist, Ma’ayan and the Forward. She has also written for the Washington Post, Newsday, Brookings Review and Columbia Journalism Review, and served as a regular panelist on the WPVI television talk show “Inside Story.”
An active member of her local community, Eisner is a board member of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a past president of the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum, a former trustee and secretary of The Philadelphia Award, and a mentor with Philadelphia Futures. Nationally, she is a member of the Columbia School of Journalism Alumni Board, the National Conference on Citizenship’s advisory committee, and the Encore Leadership Network. Eisner received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and graduated from Wesleyan University cum laude in 1977, where she was the first female editor of the college newspaper and was a member of the board of trustees. She recently was the first woman to win Wesleyan’s McConaughy Award for contributions to journalism and public life.