WesFiles Management System

WesFiles is a centralized, web-based, document storage system that enables users to have easy network access to all wesfiles[1]their documents from anywhere. WesFiles replaces the old system of different storage locations for different types of documents, often requiring different front end programs and different usernames and passwords to gain access to files stored on different systems. There are many advantages to storing your documents in WesFiles

  • Easy network access to all your documents from anywhere.
  • Easy web access. You simply have to connect to https://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu and provide your credentials to access all your documents.
  • WesFiles system can also be mounted on your desktop so it appears as though it is another disk on your computer.
  • Ease of collaboration – you can set the access control for any document yourself; you can also share documents with anyone who doesn’t even have a Wesleyan email account.
  • You don’t have to worry about backing up your files because WesFiles is backed up for you on a regular basis.
  • WesFiles lends itself to extensions easily. For example, ITS has written a dropbox function that the faculty can set up in WesFiles.
  • WesFiles provides a document workflow engine that is very powerful.

More information is available on the WesFiles blog.

The Douglas Cannon


dcannonOne of the most enduring and celebrated sagas in Wesleyan’s history is the Douglas Cannon. In the late 1860s, a yearly contest, the “Cannon Scrap,” began between the freshmen, whose mission it was to fire the cannon on February 22, and the sophomores, who were charged with foiling the effort.

Today, its empty gun mount sits near the flagpole, between South College and Memorial Chapel. In 1957, the tradition of stealing the cannon began in earnest. The cannon has traveled widely since that time: It has been hidden in dormitories, presented to the Russian Mission at the United Nations as a “symbol of peace, brotherhood, and friendship,” appeared unexpectedly in the offices of the managing editor of Life magazine, presented to President Richard M. Nixon as a protest against the war in Vietnam (Nixon declined), and baked into Wesleyan’s sesquicentennial birthday cake, among many other escapades. After resting again briefly on its pedestal in 1995, the cannon disappeared, and then briefly reappeared in December of 1997. Its present location is unknown.

For a more detailed history of the Douglas Cannon, click here.



dcannonA campus-wide field day based on the “Cannon Scrap” and other inter-class competitions that used to take place back in the day. Come and let your inner-child have a day of FUN!

There will be GAMES, Ice CREAM, MUSIC and a MOON BOUNCE!

There also will be games, hosted by WSA groups, going on throughout the week followed by a Scavenger Hunt, the night of Nov. 6 starting in the Usdan Courtyard.

Freshmen will be wearing white. Come dressed in your colors! 

WHEN: OCT. 30th-Nov. 6th 2009     TIME: (Field Day) 4-6 pm     (Scavenger Hunt) 9pm-until

WHERE: Andrus Field

Register to ensure a spot in your favorite game or just show up with your Wesleyan Spirit!


The First Annual WesWars is sponsored by the Cardinal Council, University Relations, the Alumni Association, and Student Affairs.

Volunteer as a PHA!

thumbnailCAOPGX49We welcome students with interests in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the Wesleyan student body to join WesWELL’s PHA program.  As a PHA member, you will help proactively address health issues on campus, learn about important health and wellness resources for your own education, and share these with our student community through innovative programming and outreach.  Join us on one of the info sessions below (all sessions at the Davison Health Center solarium 2nd floor).  Visit the WesWELL website at www.wesleyan.edu/weswell for further info and a PHA application!

Sunday, 11/1 @ 4 pm (you are welcome to attend the regular PHA meeting @3 pm)

Thursday, 11/5 @ 12noon

Sunday, 11/8 @ midnight – new PHA application deadline

Joyce Walter, Director of Davison Health Center

Flu Shot in Middletown

City of Middletown Flu Shot Clinic


 In case you missed the Wesleyan flu shot clinics for faculty and staff, the City of Middletown is holding a first-come/first-serve flu clinic tomorrow (10/23) from 12-3 at St. Francis Community Center on Elm and Silver Streets.  If you have questions, please call 344-3474.

Wes World Wednesdays — on Thursday

Reforming the United Nations:  Mission Impossible?

Thursday, October 22           7 p.m.

Daniel Family Commons, Usdan

Reception to follow



Professor Paul M. Kennedy, Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale University, will speak on UN reform to mark Connecticut’s celebration of the 64th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

Professor Kennedy is an internationally-known scholar, writer and commentator on global political, economic and strategic issues.  He is the author of The Parliament of Man:  The Past, Present and Future of the United Nations and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, among others.

Sponsored by WWW, The United Nations Association of the USA-CT, Usdan University Center, and Wes Model UN.

2013 Class Dinners with Deans Whaley, Brown & Culliton

thumbnailCAH3WYJPJoin Deans Whaley, Brown and Culliton for one of four dinners for first-years being hosted by Dean Whaley over the next two weeks.  These dinners are grouped by residential area and are first-come, first-served.  There are a few spaces still available at each one, so contact your Area Coordinator if you are interested and more details about location and time will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 22:   Clark and Westco   (Jon Connary)

Thursday, October 29:   Fauver and Nicholson   (Jon Connary, Alex Cabal)

Tuesday, November 3:   Butterfield A & B   (Sharise Brown)

Wednesday, November 4:   Butterfield C & 200 Church   (Sharise Brown)

Take Back the Night — Wednesday

Please come to the steps of Olin Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. for the annual Take Back the Night march, rescheduled from last week.  

Show your support for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Listen to their stories. Everyone’s presence is important.

Take a stand and break the silence because everyone deserves to be safe.

Take Back the Night

We will begin at Olin and march around campus. We will form speak-out circles in which survivors can share their stories (talk, read poems, sing, cry, yell, or request a moment of silence) in a supportive environment. There will be a candlelight vigil to end the march followed by debriefing sessions in Usdan led by counselors from the Women and Families Center.


Take Wes Home

Greetings from the Admission Office!

cardinalAs you prepare to travel home for Fall Break, I hope that you’ll consider taking information about Wesleyan back to the college advisor or guidance counselor at your alma mater. As an office, we encourage students to participate in this fall break activity to increase awareness about Wesleyan at high schools and to keep counselors updated on Wesleyan news.

I can’t stress enough how important your involvement in the recruiting process is. While prospective students and counselors value the information they gain from admission counselors, they value hearing personal stories about Wes even more. If you’re interested, please let me know by responding to this e-mail with your name, hometown, and high school. You are also welcome to stop by and sign-up on the spot. Additionally, I invite you to join me at the Office of Admission for our Take Wes Home Kick-off Event on Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30pm. This will give you an opportunity to pick up a packet of information and will allow me to not only offer a few talking points for your visit, but also thank you in advance for your participation. 

 And as always, if you have any questions, just ask.

 LaShawn Springer ’08, Assistant Dean of Admission