Dahr Jamail, unembedded journalist, & David Rovics, singer

Dahr Jamail Speaks!
“Independent Media, Foreign Occupation, and the G.I. Resistance Movement”
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featuring Singer/Songwriter
David Rovics
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Monday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Memorial Chapel, Wesleyan University

thumbnailCABM2K9KAward-winning independent journalist, Dahr Jamail, will speak about his experiences as an unembedded journalist living in occupied Iraq that culminated in his breakthrough biographical book, Beyond the Green Zone:  Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq.  This past July, Jamail released his second book, The Will to Resist:  Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, about the rapidly growing GI resistance movement in the United States military.  The voice of Dahr Jamail brings an irreplaceable perspective to the understanding of U.S. wars of the past decade.

David Rovics has been called the “musical version of Democracy Now!” for his articulate and cutting-edge perspectives on war, poverty, imperialism, and protest.  He has shared the stage with such figures as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, the Indigo Girls, Howard Zinn, and Susan Sarandon, and released 12 albums to date, including the recent self-release “Ten Thousand Miles Away” in 2009.  

Dahr Jamail’s books will be sold at the event, courtesy of Broad Street Books.  David Rovics’ CDs also will be available.

This event is FREE and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5-$10.  Please give what you can to support those who have made this event possible.  The event is co-sponsored by WesPeace and WESU Radio 88.1FM.  Questions?  Contact coordinator Paul Blasenheim at pblasenheim@wesleyan.edu

Drop/Add Period Ends

thumbnailCA66YGAZNote from the Registrar:

Please review your class schedule to ensure that you are correctly registered for all your fall classes.  Drop/add will end at 11:59 p.m. today, Monday, September 21, 2009.  After this you will not be able to make any further changes to your schedule for full-semester and first-quarter course.  This includes grading mode and cross listing changes.

Wes Management Leadership Conference


– OCTOBER 23-26, 2009 –

 This intensive four-day experience has been designed for students who are interested in learning what it takes to be an effective leader and contributor in any career field.  The program is designed for students at Wesleyan who:

thumbnailCAJQ2P9R.       Aspire to pursue top management and leadership positions upon graduation

.       Are ready to begin a path to career success through foresight and determination

 Participantse will be able to obtain a variety of skills critical to career success, such as: 

.       Interacting with experts and executives from top companies, organizations, and institutions

.       Taking part in lectures, hands-on workshops, case studies, and one-on-one mentoring with top Wesleyan alumni and parents in a variety of career fields

.       Spending a day in New York City visiting high-profile industry leaders, such as J.P. Morgan, Zelnick Media, ABC/Disney, Google, Bloomberg, Bowery Resident’s Committee, and Human Rights Watch.

There is a fee and financial aid is available.  To register and for further details go to www.wesleyan.edu/mlc.

Celebrating Students ’13: Nellie Triedman

I spent seven weeks of this summer in Israel with my life-long friend Ariel from Boston. Although we did do some of the usual touristy activities–spending a weekend in Tel Aviv, going to Jerusalem, going to Masada and floating in the IMG_1591Dead Sea–we spent most of our time right outside Haifa at a youth village called Yemin Orde. The kids at this boarding school and orphanage were mostly from Ethiopia, but the school also had kids from Brazil, Russia and Eastern Europe, and even China. I loved interacting with the kids as an English tutor, which gave me the opportunity to hear their amazing stories. I also helped run a week-long summer camp for the children of illegal immigrants in Israel, which was really fun and exhausting. Overall, this summer was amazing, and I hope to go back to Israel someday.

Get Vaccinated: Flu Clinic–Mon. & Wed.

Annual Seasonal Flu Clinic for Students

Seasonal influenza (“flu”) is a highly contagious viral illness marked by fever, muscle aches, cough, headache and fatigue. These symptoms often have a dramatically sudden onset and the illness usually lasts seven to ten days. Although influenza typically improves without complications, certain individuals, especially those with underlying medical problems including asthma or diabetes may develop complications, such as pneumonia. Ear infections and sinusitis may also develop with or following influenza.

The most effective preventative measure against seasonal flu is being immunized with seasonal flu vaccine.

thumbnailCA1W2X0ZThis year, because of the ongoing concern about the 2009 H1N1 influenza (pandemic flu, swine flu), it is especially important for individuals (especially those at risk for flu complications) to be immunized with seasonal flu vaccine in addition to H1N1 vaccine when that vaccine becomes available. The novel H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine – it is intended to be used in addition to seasonal flu vaccine. Because both seasonal and H1N1 influenza can present with similar symptoms (cough, fever, body aches, sore throat) vaccination for seasonal flu will help to decrease the number of people who may receive a clinical diagnosis of H1N1 and be recommended for treatment and self-isolation.

The CDC recommends that younger people (we are recommending <30) get the seasonal flu vaccine as soon as it is available. Other adults may get the vaccine in mid to late October.

When the H1N1 vaccine becomes available we will notify the community of its availability and the vaccination planThe Davison Health Center and Department of Human Resources is sponsoring a Seasonal Flu Clinic for students, as well as faculty, staff and their dependents.  

VNA Healthcare will provide the clinical services and staff and Health Center staff will assist with clerical duties.

Information about the flu, flu vaccine, and notice of privacy practice can be found below by clicking on the appropriate link.  For faster service the day of the clinic, please print off and complete the Influenza Immunization Permission sheet and bring with you to the clinic.  Copies will also be available at the clinic site. Registration is not required. Please wear a short sleeve shirt for ease of access to your arm.

Date:         Mon., Sept. 21
:         12 – 4 p.m.
Location:  Usdan 108
Fee:           $37 (cash, check, or bill to student account)

Date:        Wed., Sept. 23
:         12 – 4 p.m.
Location:  Usdan 108
Fee:           $37 (cash, check, or bill to student account)

Date:         Tues., Oct. 13
:         4 – 7 p.m.
Location:  Usdan 108
Fee:           $37 (cash, check, or bill to student account)

Click below for information about the flu clinic:  Flu Facts   Flu Vaccine Information   Influenza Immunization Permission (complete and bring to clinic)   VNA Privacy Disclosure Form

For more information, contact Joyce Walter, Health Center Director at x2656 or jwalter@wesleyan.edu

Student Activities Fair – TODAY, 2-5 p.m.

NEW LOCATION – Usdan Center, Beckham Hall and Huss Courtyard – Rain or Shine!

thumbnailCA1T7JIFCome browse and join student groups, check out campus departments and services, “Discover Your University Center” and see what Usdan has to offer, see live student performances, sample food from local vendors, and take part in raffles to win incredible prizes, like an IPod Touch, Pulse SmartPen, Wes Gear, and more!  NOT TO BE MISSED!

Sponsored by the WSA and the Usdan Center

Academic Skills Workshops: Get Your A+ On!






Exam Prep:     9/18:  2:30 p.m.   (Rm. 109),  9/19:  1:30 p.m.   (141),         9/20:  7:00 p.m.   (109)

Exam Taking:      9/18:  4:00 p.m.   (Rm. 058),  9/20:  7:00 p.m.   (141)

Note Taking:    9/18:  2:30 p.m.   (Rm. 121), 9/19:  12:30 p.m.   (121),          9/20:  8:45 p.m.   (141)

Reading Retention:   9/18:  3:15 p.m.   (Woodhead),  9/19:  3:30 p.m.   (Rm. 058),   9/20:  7:00 p.m.   (137)

Public Speaking:   9/18:  3:15 p.m.   (Rm. 139),  9/19:  3:00 p.m.   (139),        9/20:  8:45 p.m.   (139)

Study Skills:   9/19:  1:30 p.m.   (Rm. 137)

Time Management:   9/18:  4:00 p.m.   (Rm. 121),  9/19:  12:30 p.m.   (109),  9/20:  5:30 p.m.   (137)

Writing:  9/20:  5:30 p.m.   (Rm. 058)


Meet Susan Kulesza, Administrative Assistant to Dean Brown

Dear Class of 2013,

Again, Welcome!  My name is Susan Kulesza (pronounced ku-less-a) and I’m the administrative assistant for your class dean, Dean Brown, and for Dean Garrett, who is the dean for the Class of 2011  You can find me in room 201, second floor of North College.  

susanI have enjoyed working with Wesleyan students and staff since 2001 and look forward to meeting and assisting you during your time at Wes.  If you need to schedule an appointment with Dean Brown, please contact me at 860-685-2758 or send an email to skulesza@wesleyan.edu.  Don’t forget to include your available dates and times so that I can find a time that is convenient for both of you.  I promise to get back to you quickly! 

If you are looking for a form, i.e. to transfer credit, change an advisor, apply for Education-in-the-Field or Independent Study credit, etc., please see me. I also assist in coordinating University prizes, so I may see you at the end of the school year too. If I don’t have what you need, I can direct you to the appropriate website, department or person.

Hope we’ll have a chance to meet soon – even if it’s just to say, “Hi!”  Regards, Susan

Want a Writing Mentor?

thumbnailCALYMHMFThe Writing Mentor Program is accepting applications!

Have you ever wanted a personal tutor and editor, someone who would meet with you privately to help with your writing?  If you are selected to participate in the Writing Mentor program, you will meet every week throughout the semester with a student writing mentor.  Your writing mentor will help you with papers for all your courses as well as with general questions about your writing, whether you need advice about generating ideas, structuring your essay, grammar issues, or time management.

We invite you to apply. We plan to select some first-year students who are not yet experienced in essay writing and others who are capable writers already.  We also welcome all ESL students. Upperclass students with special needs may also apply.

We look forward to hearing from you. You can find the electronic application at:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/mentorapp.html

This is a relatively new program with limited funding so we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be paired with a mentor.  Please note that if you participate in the Writing Mentor program, you are making a commitment to meet with your mentor regularly.  

Charlie Weiss and Oriana Korol, Ford Fellows in the Writing Program, 103 and 104 Downey House, (860) 685-2440, writingworks@wesleyan.edu , and Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs