Run for WSA! Candidate’s meeting 12/10

Dear Student,

As the semester comes to a close, the Wesleyan Student Assembly is already looking forward to next semester. If you’re the sort of person who has great ideas about how to improve the University’s policies on financial aid, dining, alcohol policy, or academics, we would love to have you on the Assembly.

 If you have the passion and energy to create a better Wesleyan for your fellow students, you should run for a seat on the WSA. Currently, there are ten available seats in the Winter election. The winter election is at-large, so it is open to all members of the Wesleyan community regardless of class year.

 To run, grab a petition and collect 25 signatures from your classmates. The petition can either be picked up from the WSA Office in the Usdan University Center or downloaded from this site: A copy will also be attached to this e-mail. You may either submit your petition in the WSA Office OR at the mandatory Candidate’s Meeting on the following date and place:

 Friday, December 10th at 6:00 pm in Usdan 108

 You must also send a 150 word statement explaining why you belong on the WSA to by the above time and date. This statement will appear on the voting page.

  If you cannot make the Candidate’s Meeting, please send a proxy in your place with an email to 24 hours before.

 We hope you take this opportunity to get involved here at Wesleyan. Feel free to email with questions.  Don’t wait–get involved!

Best, Nandita Vijayaraghavan, Ben Firke, and Arya Alizadeh, WSA Elections Committee

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Get Your Bucket for the Composting Initiative

The WSA is pleased to support the creation of a new student group to help us address the reduction of our waste in a reinvigorated composting program. This new Composting Committee will be holding information sessions this Wednesday (11/11) and Thursday (11/12) at 8 p.m. in Usdan 110. We encourage all students who live in a residence with a kitchen to attend the meeting and engage in this new composting program. Diverting one pound of waste to a composting process can prevent six pounds of CO2 emissions. And, composting is just as easy as taking out the trash!

The only thing you need is a 5-gallon bucket to collect food waste and some basic information about what can be composted. The best part is that these resources are free through the Composting Committee with the help of Physical Plant and the Green Fund. Once you have everything, you simply need to take the food waste out and put it into a nearby composting container when your bucket fills up. The container (with a little help form the Composting Committee) will do all of the work for you!

Again, please join us this Wednesday and Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in Usdan 110. Free apple crisp will be provided for those students who attend the information sessions. If you have any questions, please e-mail or visit the website at

Thank you, Melody Oliphant ’13, WSA Representative and Josh Levine ’12, Sustainability Coordinator

WSA–Financial Aid Forum Thurs., 10/21 — 7 p.m.


Do you (or your friends) have any stories you want to tell about your experience with financial aid at Wesleyan? Would you like to help improve the financial aid process in any way?


The Wesleyan Student Assembly is hosting this year’s Financial Aid Forum where we would like you to come and share your financial aid experiences. Your opinions will enable us to discuss a variety of topics with the Financial Aid Office in their semester meeting with the WSA’s Financial Aid Committee. 

The forum will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 in the Nics Lounge. Food will be provided.

For more information, you can contact Sandy A. Durosier at or Zachary Malter at, or follow the link to the facebook group,

Fast-a-thon for Amazing Grace Food Pantry–Thursday

         What: Fast-a-Thon 2010 
     When: Thursday, September 30th, 5:45pm
     Where: Beckham Hall and DFC

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon? 

1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $16,000 for the local food pantry.   This year the Fast-a-Thon is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever, but we need your help!

Different ways to donate points:

1. fill out a donation slip that you can find in your mailbox

2. donate at different tables set outside of Usdan marketplace, WesWings, and Summerfields

3. go to:

The idea behind the Fast-a-thon is to donate the points/meals that you would have eaten that day towards Amazing Grace Food Pantry. It is recommended to fast just to experience what Ramadhan is like, but it is by no means required.

On the day of the event we will begin with a number of speakers to introduce the event and explain its significance. Then we will break our fast with dates and eat a delicious Indian feast from Haveli’s.

Remember to get there early to get

a t-shirt and food!

Sponsored by: IJL, MSA, SBC, ResLife, SALD, Chaplain’s office, Haveli, Bon Appetit, OCS

The Green Fund Committee — Apply!

Dear Students,

Last year, students, the WSA, and the administration teamed up to create the Wesleyan Green Fund: a student-elected, student-financed, and student-managed pool of money which will sponsor sustainability initiatives on campus.

Critical to the Green Fund’s success is the Green Fund Committee, a group of five students who will seek out, review and approve project ideas. This is the first year of the Green Fund and the Green Fund Committee, and joining the committee is a great opportunity to engage with environmental issues and shape the future of Wesleyan.

We are now seeking applicants for the committee, and we encourage students in all class years with an interest in sustainability to apply. Attached is the full application. Applications should be emailed to Josh Levine at by no later than Sunday October 3rd.

If you have any further questions about the application process or the green fund, feel free to contact us. We look forward to reading your applications.

 Cheers, Josh Levine,WSA Sustainability Coordinator & Zachary Malter, WSA Finance and Facilities Chair

Vote for your WSA Reps–today!

Dear Students,

 There are only 24 hours left in the Wesleyan Student Assembly Elections.

 Vote Now:

 Want to change the WSA? Influence the University’s financial aid, sustainability, alcohol, dining, and fire safety policies? Make sure that the Assembly reflects the views of students like you!

 9 Frosh seats and 8 At-Large seats are up for grabs.

 Voting ends at Midnight, so log on to and cast your ballots now!

 Sincerely, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Run for WSA Soph Rep

It’s not too late…to run for the WSA!

There’s still time to print a petition, submit your 150 word statement and come to the candidate’s meeting today (Friday) at 5:00 pm in PAC 002.

Access the petition here: or just pick one up from the WSA Office in Usdan!

There are 8 seats in the at-large category and 9 seats for freshman representatives.
The At-Large election is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors whereas the Freshman election is restricted to the Class of 2014 ONLY.

Don’t wait – get involved!

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Cardinal Night on Main Street 4/28

Heard of Cardinal’s Night?  Best described as a “huge party on Main Street with music and food,” it’s happening THIS WEDNESDAY, April 28th from 6-9pm, and here’s how you can get in on it:

Step 1: Walk or take a Ride shuttle down to Main Street (the ride will be picking up students throughout the night at Weshop, Usdan, and High Rise) and look for the tents at the Riverview Center (222 Main Street, by Cold Stone and Esca), where the WSA’s Community Outreach Committee will be giving you free snacks and information on restaurant discounts.  Student bands August West, It’s Chinatown, Bones Complex, and Linus will be playing there throughout the night.

Step 2: Enjoy a discounted dinner at a Main Street restaurant in honor of Cardinal’s Night!  Participating restaurants offering 10-20% discounts include: It’s Only Natural, Pho Mai, Feng’s, Mikado, Tschudin Chocolates, First and Last Tavern, Osaka’s, Tandoor, Esca, Thai Gardens, Iguana Ranas, Sweet Harmony, Firehouse Steakhouse, and Tuscany Grill.

Step 3: Feel free to come back to the tents at the Riverview Center to hang out and listen to more music, and even grab some more snacks.

Questions?  Email the Community Outreach Committee at

Run for WSA! File by 4/23-4 p.m.

The WSA is looking for fresh faces. You think to yourself, “hey, mine’s pretty fresh. And I have lots of ideas about ways to make Wesleyan a better place for students.” Well that’s just super. Because frankly, it’s WSA elections season, and we need you.

There are five seats open for each class year (’11, ’12, ’13, that’s you). And you should run for one of them.

All candidates must fill out a petition and attend a mandatory candidates’ meeting on Friday, April 23 at 4:00 PM in Usdan 108. Petitions are available in the WSA Office or at and are due in the WSA Office by 4:00 PM on Friday.

Elections will begin on Monday, April 26th and will run through Friday, April 30th.

Becky Weiss, WSA VP, on behalf of the Elections Committee

WSA Presidential Debate — Mon., April 19

It’s time for the WSA Presidential candidates to duke it out. Come hear what Micah Feiring, Bradley Spahn, and Lowell Wood have to say about the hot campus issues in this year’s WSA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. Expect things to get heated.

 When:  Monday, April 19, 7 p.m.    Where:  The Usdan Courtyard

Becky Weiss, WSA VP

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