Get your Textbooks!

Dear Students,

Over the next few weeks the bookstore will be returning unsold textbooks to the publishers and distributors. If there are books that you still need for the rest of the semester please purchase them at your earliest convenience.

Quarter and trimester class books will be held longer, and we will be happy to reorder any title for you if needed.

Sincerely, Textbook Department, Broad Street Books,860-685-7323

Musical Madness III Winners!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN MUSICAL MADNESS III!!  It was a great night and you all were in excellent company!!


 Best in Show:  Lonesome & High – Nick Jackson ’11 and Michael Vitale ‘11

Best in Class 2013:  Emma D. and Mel H. – Emma Daniels ’13 and Melanie Hsu ‘13

Best in Class 2014:  The Fauver 3 —  Ben Jacobs ’14, Ben Kafoglis ’14 and Leah Khambata ‘14

Judges’ Choice:   Grandfather – Robert Caplan ’14, Henry Hall ’14 and Evan Low ‘14


Stay tuned for pictures and videos….


SJB Applications Due — 3/3

Attention Class of 2013:

 The Student Judicial Board is seeking to fill five positions with students from the class of 2013. The position is a two-year appointment beginning in the Fall 2011 semester and continuing through the Spring 2013 semester. An application form is attached and is also available through Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Student Judicial Board, located in the Dean of Students Office, North College, First Floor, Room 108. The deadline for applications to be handed in is Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 5:00pm. A description of the duties of the Student Judicial Board can be found in the Student Handbook at

Positions on the Student Judicial Board require a good deal of time, effort, and devotion. Please make sure you are fully aware of the responsibilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Board (listed below) or me.

Caitlin MacLeod-Bluver ‘11, Sergei Pourmal ‘11, Allana Kembabazi ‘11, Rick Maynard ‘11, Ian Park ‘11, Adrian Hernandez ‘11, Ross Firestone ‘12, Jeremy Koegel ‘12, Meg Vasu ‘12

  Scott R. Backer, Asst. Director of Student Life/Student Conduct  860-685-3162

Writing Prizes & Fellowships 3/3

Apply for the Writing Prizes and Fellowships Awarded By the ENGL Department and Writing Programs. Sophomores should feel welcome to apply for most of the prizes and fellowships, except for where indicated. Sophomores are eligible to apply for an Olin Fellowship for independent study over the summer. The fellowships are to be used for work in English outside the Wesleyan course structure. Suitable projects may include, for example, study in an academic program, research, training in research methods, or sustained work on a piece of writing. Unless otherwise indicated, all entries are due by March 3, 2011 by 5:00 PM.

 Sophomores are also welcome to apply for the Wesleyan Writers Conference Scholarships. They should note that the deadline is March 24th, 2011.

 Visit the Writing Prizes website for prize and fellowship information:

Recommendations & Getting to Know Your Profs

As you move into your major, make a point to get to know well at least one or two faculty in your department or program.  Don’t hesitate to ask questions in class or get clarification after class about an issue or read additional articles to discuss (articles with which your instructor may or may not be familiar), or visit office hours with questions or just to introduce yourself.  Profs often comment that they have office hours, but that sometimes few come for discussion, so take advantage of this time, whether it is to get help or find out more about a point of interest.  Be authentic in your interactions, of course, but don’t be shy about taking advantage of this opportunity to get to know these folks who have a wealth of knowledge in what your interested.  

YOUR PROFS WANT TO KNOW YOU, SO HELP THEM OUT–LET THEM KNOW YOUR INTERESTS AS YOU TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEIR COURSES & RESEARCH.  DISCOVER WHERE YOUR INTERESTS INTERSECT.  TAKE THEM OUT TO LUNCH.  ASK FOR ACADEMIC ADVICE.  That they know you will make a big difference when it is time for you to get recommendations for an internship, a job, graduate school.  They will have examples to show what a smart, good, and interesting person you are.  Moreover, they’re great people to get to know and can enrich your intellectual lives.

THEA Open House

This is the last Open House of the season!

THEA — Noon-1 p.m. — Pizza Lunch —  CFA Dance & Theater Studios, Jones Room

BLOG about your Wes Experience!

If getting paid to write about your life and experience at Wesleyan sounds good, then we’ve got the job for you!

The Office of Admission is looking for students to blog on the Admission website.  All current Wesleyan students from all class years are welcome to apply.  Our bloggers must:

  • Update their blogs at least once a week and respond to comments.
  • Possess good judgment, writing skills, and the willingness to engage that is required to connect with prospective Wesleyan students and others.
  • Be comfortable with, or willing to learn, simple HTML text formatting and including multimedia like videos and images into your posts to make them interesting.

Please see the attached document for more information how to apply.  Applications are due no later than Monday, March 7 at 12pm.  Please e-mail Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admission at with any questions.

International Studies Internal Deadline for Fall ’11 & ’11-’12 — March 1


This is a reminder that the General Wesleyan Permission to Study Abroad Application is due ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 for all students planning to study abroad for the fall 2011 semester or Full Year 2011-2012. This is the “permission to study abroad” application that ALL students must complete, regardless of program choice, including Wesleyan-administered programs (Bologna, Madrid, Paris). Applications must be turned in at the Office of International Studies, 105 Fisk Hall and may be turned in anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on March 1.

A copy of the permission application may be picked up at the Office of International Studies or printed from our website at Just click on “Applications” in the “Forms” bucket and print the “Permission to Study Abroad” PDF document.

A complete application includes the following 7 items:

  • Personal information sheet
  • Academic justification essay
  • Online Health Information Clearance form*
  • Pre-approval of courses form**
  • Student Medical Release and Parental Statement form
  • Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver form
  • Standards of Conduct Pledge

*All applicants must complete our online Health Information Clearance form. If you have not already done so, you may still do it now. It is in your student e-Portfolio under “Tools and Links.” Be sure to do this by March 1, 2011.

**Please note that IF YOU ARE IN YOUR MAJOR DECLARATION SEMESTER, the Coursework Abroad approval form (page 3) is not due until April 1.  ALL OTHER FORMS ARE DUE MARCH 1.

If you have any questions about the “permission to study abroad application,” please feel free to stop by the office during drop-in hours (M-W-F 10-noon; T-TH 2-4 p.m.) or call us at 860 685 2550.

Please note that approved programs (not run by Wesleyan) have their own specific deadlines (many do “rolling admissions” and can fill before stated deadlines) so students should check directly with the programs to make certain that applications are filed in a timely manner.Gail Winter, Assistant Director, International Studies, 105 Fisk Hall, 262, 860 685-3006,

Musical Madness III — Thurs., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.


 FEBRUARY 24   7 p.m.   CROWELL

 Come cheer on our 2013 performers!!

Zack & Julia, Diverse Sounds, Elizabeth Reagan, Landing Strip,

Emma D., Rug Smell, Enobong Etteh, and Fosswatch!

Special Opening Guests:  Lou and The Blues with Michael Roth and friends


Judge’s Panel:  Prof. Jay Hoggard, Prof. Barry Chernoff, Dean Sarah Lazare & Casey Feldman ‘12