Be a Peer Advisor! Apps due 3/28

Be a SARN Peer Advisor!  You’ll get to:

  • Blog to new students over the summer, blog about academic resources and experiences!
  • Help new students plan their academic schedules and work with their advisors during Orientation week.
  • Act as a resource during course registration and major declaration.
  • Learn effective strategies for time management, reading retention, public speaking, test and note taking and effective communication.
  • Participate in First Year Matters programming.
  • Direct students to Wesleyan’s full range of academic resources.
  • Facilitate study skills and time management workshops.

Application deadline is March 28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications and additional information are available at:

A direct link to the application is here.    QUESTIONS?  Email Dean Sarah E. Lazare at

Major Declaration & Deferral Deadline — 3/4/11

All sophomores must do one of the two things below by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4:

1)  Declare a major by going to the academic career bucket in your student portfolio;  or 

2)  Submit a completed major deferral form, only if you are not able to declare a major because you do not meet entry requirements.  Click on “Major Deferral Form” on the right side bar on the blog.  Note:  Completing this form includes getting the signature of a faculty member in your intended major.  

Questions?  Contact Dean  Brown at or at x2758.

Ring Family Film Series — The Beetle, 3/3

Yishai Orian’s journey to save his old beloved VW beetle, starting with finding the previous owners and ending with a journey to Jordan, is the subject of the documentary comedy The Beetle. The movie will be screened as part of the Ring Family Wesleyan University Film Festival on Thursday, March 3 at 8 P.M at the Goldsmith Family cinema. Assistant professor Anne Peters from  the Wesleyan Government Department will situate the film within the political context of Israel – Jordan relations. Her talk is entitled Israel-Jordan: Friendly States and Cold Societies.

More information about the movie as well as a video trail can be found at

Alcohol in YOU — Lunch Discussion, March 3

Alcohol in YOU!

Join Professor Erica Taylor (CHEM & ENVS) for a discussion on the bio-metabolism of alcohol in the human body.

Thursday, March 3   Noon   Usdan 108

Lunch will be provided.  First come, first served.

Sponsored by the AOD Committee and Weswell

Last Week for DAC Exhibit–“Caprice and Corruption”


Last chance!  Davison Art Center exhibition closes Thursday, March 3

Caprice and Corruption: 18th-Century Prints

Bernard Baron (French, 1696 – ca. 1766) after William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764), Marriage a la Mode, 1745, number two from the set of six, etching and engraving. Gift of George W. Davison, 1943.D1.106.2 (photo: R.J. Phil). 

Play, fantasy, and corruption were the counterweights to the famed enlightenment of the eighteenth century in Europe. This exhibition begins with Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s “capriccio” or “caprice,” and ends with Francisco de Goya’s “Los Caprichos,” his biting satires of Spanish society. Organized by students in a Wesleyan University seminar, ARHA 360, the exhibition includes more than fifty Old Master prints from the Davison Art Center collection.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 pm (closed Mondays).
The gallery is open to the public free of charge.
The Davison Art Center is located at 301 High Street.

For further information, telephone (860) 685-2500 or visit the DAC website at
Clare Rogan

Categories Art

Orientation Leaders Needed for Fall 2011

Apply to be an Orientation Leader for Fall 2011

The Orientation Program is now accepting applications for 30 Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2015, and new transfer, exchange and visiting students. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will work for both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO).

Orientation Leaders work with Resident Advisors to mentor and guide students during both ISO and NSO. Orientation Leaders also help manage events, including welcoming international students at airports, working at residence hall arrival sites, informational forums and social events. Students from the class of ’12, ’13 & ’14 are eligible to apply. Successful candidates must be reliable, enthusiastic, and compassionate with good verbal communication skills, a positive attitude about campus life, culturally sensitive and experience working with diverse student populations.

Applications: To apply, go to the orientation website,

Application Deadline: Applications are due by March 23, 2011 by 5:00pm

Questions? Please contact:  Timothy Shiner, Director, New Student Orientation,, 860.685.2467