Apply to be a Peer Health Advocate!

WesWELL is dedicated to promoting and delivering health promotion awareness events and activities. In order to most effectively reach the Wesleyan student body, we have Peer Health Advocates, a community of Wesleyan students interested in proactively addressing health issues on campus.

The PHAs are the soul of WesWELL’s peer-led health education efforts and integral to the development and implementation of those efforts. Involvement in the group is intended to be a resource for your own education, and more importantly, for the education of the student body. We welcome students with interest in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the Wesleyan student body.

You can find out more about the PHA program at

Or you can download and application at

Tanya Purdy, MPH, Director WesWell, Office of Health Education, Wesleyan University, 860-685-2466,

Jane Eisner: “Spirited Debate: God Talk on the Campaign Trail and Beyond” — 9/16

Friends of the Library Constitution Day Lecture:

Spirited Debate: God talk on the campaign trail – and beyond

By Jane Eisner ‘77 P’06’12

Friday, September 16 – 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Science Library Reading Room (Exley Science Center 146)

Jane Eisner has been editor of the Forward since June 2008 and prior to that held executive editorial and news positions at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years, including City Hall bureau chief, London correspondent, and features editor.  She has also served as vice president for national programs and initiatives at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  A 1977 cum laude graduate of Wesleyan, Ms. Eisner was the first woman to edit the college newspaper, The Argus, served as an alumni-elected trustee from 1983-86, and received the McConaughy Award in 2007 for contributions to journalism and public life.  She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.

Pizza will be served.  Please RSVP to

Conversation about Depression and Suicide — Tonight 7 p.m.

A Conversation About Depression and Suicide in College Students with Coach Black and Professor Flores 

This is an opportunity to learn how to tell if someone you know is struggling and learn how to let a friend know you care.


Tuesday, September 13    7:00 p.m.     Downey House Lounge, 294 High Street [corner of Court and High],   Dessert will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Active Minds on Campus

Audition Wednesday for open Theater Acting Course

Audition for Directed Experiences in Acting (THEA183). This is a half credit class that requires no papers, no reading, and no tests: just acting.

Actors who are cast will work with the students of Directing 1, and at the end of the semester you will present a scene. All levels of experience are welcome. Froshies: it’s a great opportunity for you to meet some people in the theater department whether or not you’re considering being a major, and it’s the only class for actors this semester. Everybody else: it’s a totally low pressure way to try out acting whether or not you’ve ever done it before and get some credit for it!

The class meets on Fridays from 1:10 to 4 p.m., and there will be 6-8 hours per week of outside rehearsal. You will be contacted the day after auditions and informed if you are cast, and then you should submit an enrollment request for the class and it will be approved.

Auditions will be Wednesday from 7 to 11 p.m. in the theater studios. For the audition, please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (memorized, preferably written before 1970). Sign up on the call board in the theater studios.


WSA Elections Open

Dear Students, 

Just want to let you know that elections are now open. They will be open until Friday night at midnight.

Take a quick look! 

Vote in Frosh elections for 2015.

Vote in at-large elections for 2012, 2013, 2014.

Fill out the survey. That’ll let us know how campus stands on certain issues.


But wait! There’s more. If you think there is a major issue that we didn’t address in our survey…email us. A quick note, comment, observation, question, etc. can go a long way. 

In the meantime, go vote!

Cheers, Arya M Alizadeh ’13, Coordinator, WSA


Categories WSA

Mixed Signals: Masculinity in Sports



Friday, September 9 through Sunday,Ocober 23, 2011

Friday, September 9, 5-7pm; Gallery Talk at 5:30pm by artist
Shaun El C. Leonardo. Refreshments will be served.
Free Admission


Center for the Arts | Wesleyan University | Middletown, Connecticut

For more information about the exhibition, vist

Celebrating Students ’13: Emma Daniels

The kids who live in Concepcion and Lindavista, two of the poorest neighborhoods on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, had never heard of lacrosse.  As the rest of the Beyond Study Abroad students and I handed out lacrosse sticks and balls the first day of camps, a flood of questions ran at us from different directions.  Answering twenty questions at once is hard enough, but try doing it in Spanish when you’re trying to learn it.  After three days of lacrosse, most kids were throwing, catching, and cradling with their lacrosse sticks. 

I spent six weeks in Costa Rica this summer teaching sports camps in the marginalized neighborhoods around San Jose.  I worked with a program called Beyond Study Abroad, which recruits collegiate athletes from the U.S. to travel to Costa Rica and facilitates their working with kids.  The first three weeks of my trip consisted of studying Spanish at the University of Costa Rica, working out with my fellow students, and traveling around Costa Rica.  We had the opportunity to visit the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, zip-line through rain forests, and jump into waterfalls. 

But just as amazing as the weekends were our experiences with our host families and with the kids.  In the neighborhoods we spent the most time in, the kids take their shoes off to play soccer because the soles are in such bad shape that running in them is a hindrance, and many of the girls get pregnant early simply to escape their households.  But when we showed up every day with a bag full of soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs, footballs and lacrosse sticks, it seemed as if every worry left these kids alone for a minute.  We would spend the afternoons learning new sports, playing soccer (of course), and just talking. 

Every time we left, a chorus of “Pura Vida!” followed us all the way out of the soccer field down the street to the bus stop.  Pure Life.  From a group of kids who don’t even get to attend school for a full day every day because the government can’t afford it, to a group of college students who attend some of the best liberal arts colleges in the world.  From a group of kids who can still play a full soccer game with a falling apart ball to a group of kids who receive much of their equipment for free, brand new, every year.  From a group of kids who don’t speak any English, but are more than willing to teach their new “Gringo” friends every Spanish word they know.  Yes, I can say for sure I’m pretty sure that even though I went down to Costa Rica to teach, I came back being the one who learned the most.

ResLife Issues–in case you missed the e-mail…

Dear Students,

We are receiving a lot of questions about cable, lockouts, parking, and room condition reports. Please see below for more information and important links to assist you with each:

Students who are looking for contact information for cable installation, the contact information can be found here:

Public Safety and Residential Life are experiencing a high volume of lockouts and we want to remind students to remember their keys, especially if their room door locks automatically.  The lockout and lost key procedures can be found:

Information about parking can be found here:

Room Condition Reports
Below you will find the information from Facilities about completing your Room Condition report and other information about living in your new residence:

Wesleyan University Facilities:  Welcome to your new home for the upcoming academic year. In order for you to have a safe and comfortable experience we ask that you do the following three things:

1) Inspect your room and report if furniture is missing or if something is damaged by going to . This Room Condition Report will generate a work order for us to remedy the issue and will also protect you from being charged for damages at the end of the year. Submit this report within five (5) days after you check in. Please do not submit a report if your room is in good condition.

2) Read the Physical Plant Housing Guidelines and Fines by going to www.wesleyan.edulpplant/fams.html. Here you will find information that could save you money just by following a few simple policies. For example:

a) If you paint a wall in your room you will be fined $250.

b) If you remove furniture from your room you will be charged for the cost to replace the furniture at the end of the year.

3) Please read the Campus Fire Safety Department’s Fire Safety Guidelines by going to www.wesleyan.edulfiresafety/. You and your neighbor will live in a safer environment and save money by following policies found here. For example you will be fined $100 for:

a) Having a candle or incense in your room (no exceptions).

b) Having a cooking device, other than a microwave oven, in your room.

Thank you for your cooperation with these procedures and University policies!

Please let us know if you have any additional questions, The Office of Residential Life Staff