Vote in Middletown Elections, Tues., Nov. 8

Dear students, 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th, is election day!

Polls will be open from 6AM to 8PM. Students will be voting at either the Senior Center, or at the Snow, Macdonough, or Spencer schools. 

Shuttles will be going to all polling locations continuously throughout the day, leaving from the Wyllys Ave. entrance of Usdan and outside the Butterfields dorms on Lawn Ave. If you need information about transportation on election day, call (609-472-5940). 

If you are unsure of where you will be voting, ask a van driver, or call the Registrar of Voters at (860-344-3518). 

Remember to **bring your WesID** or another form of photo identification to the polls. 

**Please note: any student who registered to vote is eligible to vote on Tuesday, regardless of whether or not they confirmed their residency with the registrar last week.**

Happy voting! The WSA

Fast-a-Thon Planning Meeting — 4:30 p.m. Monday

Do you remember last year’s Fast-a-Thon?

1200 Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and local residents participated to raise over $14,000 for the local food pantry.
This is the one event on campus that is able to engage nearly half of the student body
This year’s Fast-a-thon will be even BETTER! 

If you’d like to help us with this year’s Fast-a-thon, join us at the meeting for volunteers:     

     What:   Fast-a-Thon 2011 Volunteer Meeting
     When:  Monday, November 7th, 4:30pm
     Where: PAC001

The idea behind the Fast-a-thon is to donate the points/meals that you would have eaten that day towards the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Considering the catastrophic storm that hit Connecticut, and especially Middletown with great force, this event is all the more important to the community. 

We really need your help to make this year’s Fast-a-Thon a success! If you can’t make it to the meeting but want to help, send an email to Get excited, and we hope to see you there!The Fast-a-Thon Planning Committee


Where On Earth Are We Going? Symposium

Where on Earth are We Going?

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Two Presentations: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Exley Science Center, Tishler Lecture Hall 150

The Energy Puzzle Will Not Be Tweetable: the energy puzzle in more than 140 characters

  Lisa Margonelli directs the Energy Policy Intiative at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. She is the publisher of The Energy Trap ( and blogs frequently at The Atlantic web site. Her book Oil On the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank follows the oil supply chain from the gas station to oil fields around the world.

The Future of Nuclear Power: following the fukushima disaster

  Paul Gunter is a lead spokesperson in nuclear reactor hazards and security concerns. He acts as the regulatory watchdog over the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry. He is a 2008 recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award from the Tides Foundation for environmental activism for his work on the nuclear power and climate change issue. Mr. Gunter was a cofounder of the antinuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 to oppose the construction of the Seabrook (NH) nuclear power plant through nonviolent direct action that launched the U.S. antinuclear movement. An environmental activist and energy policy analyst, he has been an ardent critic of atomic power development for more than 30 years.

Free and open to the public.

Buddhist Crafts Festival

Buddhist Craft Festival.

Offering Asian-themed crafts, altars, jewelry, knit items, candles, books, CDs, Christmas/holiday items with  a joyful atmosphere of music, food, and games, reiki, meditation lessons, reflexology and haiku poetry. Children are welcome. Free Admission. Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown Ct. (860) 805-2078.

Support Brighter Dawns!

Are you looking for a nice, cozy and warm place to relax, enjoy a hot delicious meal, listen to some live music performed by Wesleyan students, and connect with your parents post-snowpocalypse? Or perhaps you would just like to eat for a good cause? Either way, be sure to join Brighter Dawns at our first ever benefit dinner! The Benefit Dinner will be hosted by the Mattabesett Canoe Club, November 5th from 12-9PM and we would love to see you there! Present this ad with your bill and 10% of your check will go directly to our mission to improve the health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh!

Wesleyan Student Voters

Dear Students,


Please note that the Middletown Registrar of Voters has revised their policy regarding Wesleyan student voter registration for the coming elections. This will affect how students will go about voting on election day. 

**Students will now have to vote at one of four different polling locations depending on where they officially reside on campus according to ResLife records.**


Students should check their WesBox for a letter from the Registrar of Voters to get their new polling location information. If you do not get a letter, call the registrar of voters at 860-344-3518 to find out your polling location. Students do not need to go confirm their official residence at the Registrar of Voters. They may go to their appropriate voting location on Election Day with their WesID and verbally confirm their residence. 

Students may still register to vote in person at the Registrar of Voters until Monday, November 7th at noon. (located at 245 DeKoven Drive, open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm). 

Rides will be provided to the various polling locations for students on election day.


If you have any inquiries, please contact or Thanks and happy voting!  The WSA

Spring 2012 Pre-registration Instructions

Juniors:  Make sure that you meet with your major advisor to review major requirements and plan your course of study in conjunction with your Major Certification Form.  As always, check your credit analysis for oversubscription in a department or other category as well as for your progress on other graduation requirements.  –Dean Brown
The below outlines what you need to do, helpful resources, and important deadlines for Spring 2012 pre-registration. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the details of the pre-registration system to ensure satisfaction with your schedule.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  –Paul H. Turenne, Associate Registrar, 860-685-2352
Planning:  8:30am Tues., Nov. 1 thru 5pm Mon., Nov. 14
Scheduling:  Tues., Nov. 15
Adjustment:  8am Wed., Nov. 16 thru 5pm Tues., Nov. 22  (Your start time will be listed in your portfolio.)
Help Line – x3222 from 8:30am to 5pm, Mon.-Fri.

Letter –

FAQs –

Manual –

Between 8:30am on Tues., Nov. 1 and 5pm on Mon., Nov. 14 you MUST:
1) Create a course plan, including ranked course selections via EP>Student>Course Registration>Pre-Registration. 

2) Electronically submit Permission of Instructor and Prerequisite Override requests to the instructors through your portfolio.

3) confirm your Fall 2011 schedule in EP>Student>Wesleyan Career>Current Classes & Schedule before 5pm on Mon., Nov. 14 in order to be build a pre-reg plan. (Not applicable to students returning from leave or abroad.)

4) meet with your faculty advisor to finalize your course plan before 5pm on Mon., Nov. 14. (Students returning from leave or abroad also need advisor finalization, but a meeting is not required.)

1) Adding a course to your plan does not guarantee you a seat in the course.

2) If you are scheduled into your top ranked class, the system will proceed down list A. If you do not get your first choice, the system will proceed down list B. You should list courses in both columns, and there should be some overlap between the A and B columns.
3) On Tues., Nov. 15, the pre-registration system will run a scheduling program enrolling students into courses. The system will look at: rank, class year/major, number of previous requests, number of courses already scheduled, completed pre-requisites, permission of instructor status, and, all things equal, a random number.

4) Later that day, in your portfolio, you will be able to preview your preliminary schedule and ascertain what time you may begin adjustment. Based on the number of scheduled full credit courses (those with fewer enrolled credits go first), you may participate beginning as early as 8am Wed., Nov. 16. Adjustment will close at 5pm on Tues., Nov. 22.