The 2013 Class Council invites you to
brave the cold with hot cider, coffee and cocoa!
in the NESCAC championship quarterfinals against Middlebury!
Give a shout out to the 2013 players!
“In the Archives of the Soviet Institute of Marxism-Leninism”
With Professor Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, on Thursday, October 27, from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M., in Allbritton 311. Professor Smolkin-Rothrock will speak about her research on Soviet “Scientific Atheism” in the archives of Moscow’s Institute of Marxism-Leninism, the archive of the central organs of the Soviet Communist party. Come learn about the relationship of archival documents to the lives of their subjects and strategies for filling in the gaps in the official record. Iguanas Ranas lunch will be served, courtesy of the History Department.
The debate is co-sponsored by the Wesleyan Student Assembly and The Middletown Eye. See you there!
The last campus-wide flu clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 from 4-7pm in 108 Usdan.
Please click on the following link for details about the upcoming clinics and flu facts. www.wesleyan.edu/healthservices/ofnote/flu04.html
Thank you. Joyce Walter, Director, Davison Health Services
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
The German Studies Department and the Writing Center invite you to meet Christopher Kloeble on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in the Shapiro Center/Allbritton 311. Join us for stories by Christopher Kloeble and a sneak preview of his latest novel, Almost Everything Very Fast, which will be published in March 2012. Mr. Kloeble will read in English and German. English translations will be available for the parts he reads in German. A discussion will follow.
More Information on our News blog http://german.site.wesleyan.edu/
Sleep hygiene is one of the most common problems among college students and Wes students are no exception. Sleep is often the first thing neglected in order to focus on other areas of our lives. However, poor sleep hygiene impacts all those areas in a negative way, and so the cycle begins. You may stay up to get work done and then the quality of the work suffers, or the work is good, but you are irritable or cannot retain information in your classes the same way. On the flip side of that, research suggests that getting adequate sleep helps learning and memory. A well rested person can optimally focus hir/her/his attention and therefore learn efficiently. Sleep plays a large role in the consolidation of memory, which is necessary for learning new information.
If you are concerned about your sleep, one of the first things I would suggest is taking the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. You can easily find the scale online as many health education sites use it. This scale will measure your daytime sleepiness which is a good indicator of whether you are getting enough sleep and thus predicts what your next course of action should be. If your score is high I would encourage you to make an appointment with a provider at the Davison Health Center. If you have a medium score then you can set up an appointment with me at WesWell and we can create a specific plan for you to improve your sleep hygiene. If you have a low score then it is a good indicator that you are getting enough sleep.
Many of the best practices for sleep hygiene are simple, but are different for everyone. I want to share a couple with you that you can try. You should try a combination of the ones that you think might work for you for 7-10 days. Then assess if they are working. If they work, great! If you don’t feel your sleep hygiene has improved, then eliminate the things you didn’t find helpful, add new techniques and try for another 7-10 days.
Please feel free to contact me for more information on sleep or stop by the WesWell resource room to gather some of our sleep resources.
Tanya Purdy, MPH Director of WesWell – Office of Health Education, 1st floor Davison Health Center, firstname.lastname@example.org