2012 GLASS — Gay, Lesbian and Sexuality Studies Prize

Announcing the 2012 GLASS — Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies — Prize

 The GLASS Prize will be awarded to that Wesleyan undergraduate student who has done the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans, LGBT, or sexuality studies. The prize is open to students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2012 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in both electronic and hard copy by 3pm on April 13 to:

 Jen Enxuto
hard copy to FGSS office, Allbritton Center
electronic to jenxuto@wesleyan.edu

If you have any questions, please contact Margot Weiss at mdweiss@wesleyan.edu.



Community Discussion about High Risk Drinking Mon., 4/2, 8 p.m.

Wesleyan community members,

 High-risk drinking is a complicated issue that the University is committed to addressing.  Part of this commitment is our ongoing involvement in the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP) on high-risk drinking.  Using proven, evidence-based practices, the objective of the collaborative is to work together to reduce high-risk drinking at participant institutions as well as the associated harms resulting from this behavior.

 High-risk drinking is a public health concern and our efforts will continue to focus on the many facets of this including, the individual, the system and the environment.  Due to the impact on the environment including the larger Wesleyan community we have planned a community discussion on high-risk drinking to take place on April 2nd from 8-9pm in Shanklin 107.  This discussion is being convened in an effort to have a realistic dialogue about the harms of high-risk drinking and the positive aspects of choosing to drink responsibly as seen through the eyes of community members.  The health and safety of students and the community will be the driving force behind this conversation. 

 Many students, faculty, staff and other community members have expressed concern about high risk drinking, often not knowing what to do about it.  This discussion will aim to give voice to those who have seen the harms and have yet to have a safe place to voice them.  High risk drinking is an issue about which the entire community is equally concerned due to the signifcant negative impact. 

 We are asking that anyone who would like to participate in or listen to this discussion please attend.  Please call Tanya Purdy at 860-685-2466 with any questions about the discussion.

 Sincerely, Tanya Purdy, MPH; Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education

Reception honoring memory of Dr. Phillipa Coughlan — March 30, 2 p.m.

The Wesleyan community is cordially invited to a reception honoring the memory of Dr. Philippa Coughlan on Friday, March 30, from 2-3 p.m. at the Davison Health Center – 2nd floor Solarium. A plaque recognizing Dr. Coughlan as the founding Director of OBHS from 1971-2011 will be unveiled and permanently located in the solarium. Dr. Coughlan’s husband, Neil, will be attending. There will be brief remarks at 2:30, and light refreshments will be served.


GRS Info Session — Tonight, 7 p.m.

Questions about the GRS process??

Make sure to stop by PAC 001 on March 28th at 7PM to have all of your questions answered!

Assistant Director Stacey Phelps and Area Coordinator Dan LaBonte will be able to assist you with questions regarding GRS groups, Copenhagens, GRS Nights, etc.

Anniversary Exhibition at Davison Art Center — Opening Reception 3/29, 5 p.m.

The Davison Art Center  


 With a Lot of Help from Our Friends

50 Years of Acquisitions Funded by the Friends of the Davison Art Center

Friday, March 30 – Sunday, May 27, 2012

Opening reception Thursday, March 29, 5:00–7:00 pm

Gallery talk by Clare Rogan, Curator, at 5:30 pm

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm

 In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Friends of the Davison Art Center, this exhibition presents a selection of the prints and photographs purchased through the efforts of the Friends.  Founded in the spring of 1962, the FDAC raises money for art acquisitions, educational activities and publications.  More than 900 works have been purchased through the generosity of the Friends.  Highlights of the exhibition include works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, William Hogarth, Eduard Manet, Anna Atkins, Carleton Watkins, Edvard Munch, Alfred Stieglitz, Aaron Siskind, Jasper Johns,  Helen Frankenthaler, and Glenn Ligon.


Categories Art

Israeli Film Festival: Je T’aime, I Love you Terminal — 3/29, 8 p.m.

The last screening in the Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival will take place on Thursday, March 29 at Goldsmith Family Cinema at 8  P.M. Dani Menkin, Jewish and Israel Visiting Scholar and the film’s director, will introduce and comment upon his film Je T’aime, I Love You Terminal. In this romantic comedy, a young Israeli man, travels from Israel to New York to join his American Fiancée. During a 24 –hour connection delay, he meets an eccentric and charming girl with whom he reconsiders love, relationships and life.

The film is in English and you can view a  video trail at the Israeli Film Website at http://iff.site.wesleyan.edu.

See you at the movies, Dalit Katz

 Religion Department & Jewish and Israel Studies Certificate Program, Director of the Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival

Call Admitted Students! Tues.-Sun. this week

On Friday, admission offers went live to the potential members of the Class of 2016!  The Office of Admission will be holding its annual telethons to reach admitted students all over the country and try to help them choose Wes.  We need volunteers to congratulate these students and encourage them to visit during WESFEST and other times in April.  This is a great opportunity to come and talk to students from your area of the country (or anywhere!) about Wes.  The telethons will take place at the Office of Admission on:

Tuesday, March 27 6-9pm    Wednesday, March 28 6-9pm    Thursday, March 29 6-9pm    Sunday, April 1 1-4pm

If you are interested in helping admitted students to choose Wes and encourage them to visit campus, please support this effort!  You are not required to stay the duration of the telethon, but please just come for as long you can and bring friends along to help. 

Best of all the Office of Admission will provide free food (PIZZA!) if enough people show up (6+).

Come on out and play an important role in building the Class of 2016.  If you have any questions please send an email to Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admission, at tlindros@wesleyan.edu.  If you can attend, please click here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgJyj76tFJnfdEFQb3V3a1MzcXZJWXJ4U1Y0Z3VsU0E) to sign up.  Thanks!


Help a First-Year! Be an NSO Peer Advisor! App deadline 4/5/12

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become SARN Peer Advisors for New Student Orientation (NSO), 2012. NSO Peer Advisors are juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores, who work throughout orientation to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program, and enhance student access to academic resources through the Student Academic Resource Network (SARN).  A job description and application are found on-line at http://peeradvisor.blogs.wesleyan.edu.

Applications, which require a faculty reference form, are due Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources, Sarah E. Lazare (x2332, slazare@wesleyan.edu).