Fan Van to Amherst — Sat., 4/23

Hi All,

It is true – the Fan Van, a bus that takes student fans to Wesleyan athletic away games, is happening again for the last time this school year. It will launch this Saturday April 23rd, with a bus going to the men’s lacrosse game against Amherst, one of our Little Ivy rivals.  

1) People can reserve a spot for the Amherst game by emailing, stating their interest in reserving a spot. To preserve the fairness of the service, you can only reserve a seat for yourself (your friends must also reserve for themselves) unless it is an emergency circumstance. First come, first served. There are a pretty limited number of spots, so make your reservation now before bus seats run out. 

2) On Saturday, the bus will be leaving Wesleyan from Usdan at 12:15pm. The bus will be leaving Amherst at 4:00pm and returning to campus at roughly 5:30pm.  

3) You must come back on the bus on the return trip to Wesleyan. No exceptions! There will be a bus monitor with a list of student names ensuring that all students use the Fan Van both ways. 

4) The trip is free of charge, but you must bring your best Wesleyan spirit! 

5) Last chance to see our awesome men’s lacrosse team do some more damage in the NESCAC!

 Cheers for Wes, 

 Nicole Okai, WSA Transportation Committee Representative, and Zachary Malter, WSA Transportation Committee Chair

Celebrating Students ’13: Guy Geyer

Guy Geyer was awarded Honorable Mention by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.  Out of 1,000 nominations from colleges and universities across the nation, Guy is one of 200 science students who received Honorable Mention in a very competitive process for this recognition.   Congratulations!

CT in the Civil War — Lecture this evening 7 p.m.

This evening, Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm, the Friends of the Wesleyan Library are sponsoring a talk by Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and co-chair of the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission.  Dr. Warshauer will discuss his new book, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice and Survival.  Although no battles took place in Connecticut, the state was extensively involved  in the conflict. Connecticut sent more than 30 regiments to the front, had an extensive industrial capacity and was active on the home front.  Connecticut has more than 130 Civil War monuments. 

The lecture will take place in the Develin Room on the second floor of Olin, just off the main stairwell. 

>From 6:30-7:00 and again after the lecture, Suzy Taraba, Head of Special Collections & Archives and University Archivist, will host an open house viewing of the Samuel Proal Hatfield Civil War Photograph Album and other selected items related to the Civil War in the Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives (1st floor Olin).

For more information visit:


Join us for an exciting and timely conversation as we begin commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. 

Semi-Formal this Friday — Open to all Class Years


Brought to you by the 2014 Class Council

100% of the proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation and SHOFCO

When: Friday, April 22nd 10pm-1am
Where: Beckham Hall

Featuring music from:
10pm-11pm DJ j666n ‘14
11pm-1am DJ Dubbstep ’14 & DJ Nephesh ’14

A photo booth will be open from 10:30pm-12am. Our own photographer, Andy Ribner ’14, will be taking photos for you and your friends. Photos will be available online after the Semi-Formal.

Tickets are available right now at the Box Office in Usdan.
Limited number of tickets is available, so get them while they’re hot!

Pre-sale tickets are $4 for one, $7 for two
At the door tickets are $5 for one

Earth Day & COE Students and Faculty! Panel and Performances, Fri., April 22

Come experience the College of the Environment’s inaugural think-tank on the topic: Vulnerability of Social, Economic and Natural Systems to Environmental Stress. Reports by Bryan Bannon (College of the Environment), Jeremy Isard (College of Social Studies), Helen Poulos (College of the Environment), Dana Royer (Earth And Environmental Sciences), Phoebe Stonebraker (Biology) and Gary Yohe (Economics) with an introduction by College of the Environment Director Barry Chernoff.

Featuring an excerpt of the CFA commissioned music performance Dear Mother Earth: An Environmental Oratorio by Glenn McClure and a multi-media performance Fascinating! Her Resilience by Gina Athena Ulysse (Anthropology) in collaboration with audio sculpturist Val-Inc.

Free admission with a reception at intermission.

Co-sponsored by the College of the Environment and Center for the Arts with suppport from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Women in Science Seminar Thursday, 6 p.m.

This Thursday, April 21st, WesWIS (Wesleyan’s Women in Science) is holding a great event. The Empowering Women in Science Seminar is led by Gaby Jordan of the Handel Group in New York. It provides leadership training for women pursuing careers in the sciences. You can find more details here:

 The start time is 6pm in Judd 113. Refreshments will be served. Attendees should RSVP to Maureen Snow ( <msnow@wesleyan.htm> ).

Financial Aid Help Sessions — Mon., Tues. & Thurs.

Need help filling out your Financial Aid Application for 2011-12? 
Come to one of the Financial Aid Form Help Sessions happening this week.

Financial Aid Staff will be on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance filling out the necessary forms. 

Sessions will be held: 
Monday, April 18, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PAC 002 (Class of 1965 Classroom)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PAC 001 (Hansel Lecture Hall)

If you have any questions, contact Sandy Durosier ’13 (sdurosier@wes) or Zachary Malter ’13 (zmalter@wes).

Vote for WSA Pres & Vice Pres 4/18-25

Dear Students,

Voting is now open for WSA President and Vice President. Voting will be open from Monday (4/18) through Friday (4/22). You can vote here

You are also encouraged to come to the WSA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TODAY. The debate will be held today, Monday (4/18) at 6:30 PM in the Usdan Cafe.

Thanks for voting!  Wesleyan Student Assembly

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