Open House Schedule is Up!

Click on for the Open House schedule for potential majors that begins today, Monday, February 7 and runs through Friday, February 25.  Open Houses are a great opportunity to meet faculty in a department or program and to ask questions about major requirements, study abroad, research possibilities, and so on.  Check out the schedule and check out the Open Houses!   You need to declare a major by Friday, March 4.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The following two universities will have info sessions Tuesday and Wednesday this week:

Tuesday, Feb. 8 —  Queen Mary, University of London, Noon – 1 p.m., Fisk Hall 302

 Wednesday, Feb 9 — The Swedish Program,Noon – 1:00 p.m., Fisk Hall 210

The Vagina Monologues — 2/11 and 2/12

Come see The Vagina Monologues, Feb. 11 and 12! 

The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler (pictured), is co-directed by two members of the Class of 2013–Alanna Greco and Julia Black as well as Emily Steck ’12–and among its stars are five more members from the sophomore class! The play at the ’92 Theater is a Wesleyan tradition–full of sexy moans, hilarious anecdotes, and heartwarming stories.  It is not to be missed!

Tickets are $4 at the box office.  Proceeds from tickets will go to SHOFCO–Shining Hope for Communities!

Symposium on Academia and Activism — Feb. 11

Save the date for the upcoming symposium on Academia and Activism at Wesleyan on February 11. The symposium brings together interdisciplinary scholars for two roundtable discussions on bridging academic and activist work. All events will be held at Russell House.

Roundtable I: Intellectuals as Activists/Activists as Intellectuals (10am – noon in Russell House) with Karen Brodkin, Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Matthew Garrett, Mara Kaufman and Scott Morgensen

Roundtable II: The Politics of the (Neoliberal) Academy (2 – 4pm in Russell House) with Purnima Bose, Janet Jakobsen, Jeff Maskovsky and Dylan Rodríguez

We hope that you can join us. More information is available at our website:

The symposium is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and co-sponsored by the Ethics in Society Project, the American Studies Program, and the Department of Anthropology. For more information, please contact Margot Weiss ( or Naomi Greyser (

Wes Cheese Co-op

Over the last few months, the WSA Cheese Co-Op Ad Hoc Committee has been planning a cheese co-op to provide local, artisanal cheeses to the Wesleyan community. We drafted a proposal, obtained administrative approval, and organized the logistics of the co-op. We are happy to announce that the Wesleyan cheese co-op will launch this semester. 

Starting now, you can visit our website to sign up through February 8th. 

As a member of the co-op you’ll get two different delicious cheeses (with fun names like Hooligan and Drunk Monk) provided by nearby Cato Corner Farm every other week for the rest of the semester. A share costs 92 points (or Middletown cash), and you can also split a share with one friend (46 points each) or two friends (31 points each). Students will pick up their cheese from Weshop on Wednesdays; the first delivery is scheduled for February 16th. Spread the word to your friends about this great new co-op!

If you have questions e-mail We look forward to indulging together in Connecticut’s finest cheeses.

Musical Madness III — 2/24; entry deadline 2/17

The Class of 2013 rocks!  It’s time to enter…

Musical Madness III:  Competition between the Classes!


 Thursday, February 24  —  7 p.m.   Crowell Concert Hall

Entry Deadline:  Thursday, February 17   Enry Forms: bottom of side bar.

Enter solo or with others from the Class of 2013 for an acoustic, electric or a cappella performance of an original or cover, any genre.

Prizes for Best in Class, Best in Show and Judges’ Choice


Usdan Updates


Please note that due to the weather, the first floor mail window and Print Shop will be closed today.  Package pickup is still open from the lower level window.  Fed Ex and the purchase of stamps are available in Cardinal Technologies Store. 

Thank you for your continued patience.  – Usdan Administration

Teaching Careers Panel–2/3–and Urban Education Semester info

Upcoming Educational Opportunities!

Teaching Careers, Thursday, Feb. 3, 7 – 8 p.m., Albritton 103
Three young alumni , 06′ and 09′, will discuss their teaching experiences in public school, their Teach for America experiences, and teaching in independent schools. Dessert will be served. Don’t’ miss this great, informal opportunity to get an insider’s view of “a day in the life of” a teacher, a TFA teacher, and an independent school teacher.

Urban Education Semester Info Session
The URBAN EDUCATION SEMESTER is an interdisciplinary, academic immersion program that introduces students to the theory and practice of urban public education. UES provides real world experiences in community development, teaching, urban issues and public education and is offered in both fall and spring semesters. UES is one of a handful of domestic-approved programs that Wesleyan students may attend for credit.  The program combines supervised fieldwork in the NYC schools with coursework and an advisement seminar at Bank St. College of Education. The program also provides real world experiences in community development. 

Applications for Fall 2011 due Monday, March 21, noon, Career Resource Center.
Interested but can’t attend info session? Contact Vicky Zwelling at and check the Web site: