Lecture by Prof. Joseph Siry on Frank Lloyd Wright

Prof. Joseph Siry:   Frank Lloyd Wright’s Steel Cathedral Project and Beth Sholom Synagogue

 In a suburb just north of Philadelphia stands Beth Sholom Synagogue, Frank Lloyd Wright’s only synagogue and among his finest religious buildings. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007, Beth Sholom was one of Wright’s last completed projects, and for years it has been considered one of his greatest masterpieces.

The talk is based on Professor Siry’s recently published book The Beth Sholom Synagogue: Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture.”  The book has been praised as “a work of art in its own right” (The Forward)

Thursday, April 5, SQUASH 112, 8:00 pm

Ariya: African Culture Show 4/7

Wesleyan African Student Association presents: ARIYA: The African Culture Show.

Please come and support ASA on April 7th, 2012 at the World Music Hall for their annual culture show.

The show will feature acts like SUYA, among others and there will be a motivational guest speaker.

The culture show is from 7-9 pm and tickets are on sale at the box office.

Come, and immerse yourself in African culture!

ResLife Open Bid Process: 3/30-4/6

The Open Bid Process begins at 12 p.m. (noon) today (March 30, 2012) and ends on April 6, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.

 We have vacancies in the following Program Houses and Community Based Living communities:

Program Houses
AAA House , International House, Lighthouse, Malcolm X House, Music House, Russian House, Sign House, The Bayit, Turath, Well Being House, Women of Color House

Fraternities and Societies
Alpha Delt, Beta, DKE, Eclectic, Psi U

Community Based Living
200 Church, Quiet Floor, Single-Sex Floor, Substance-Free Floor

To apply please complete the following steps:
1. Go to the GRS website
2. On the left hand menu, go to Program Housing and click “select house”
3. Use the drop down menu to select the house or houses you are interested in (remember that after you select the preference number, you have to click submit)
4. Contact the House Manager listed on the house or community page for the application questions

**You have to preference and complete the questions to be eligible**

Please let us know if you have any questions at either reslife@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3550

Apply to be the Next SART Intern! App due 4/9

Are You the Next SART INTERN?

Codified following student demand for an administrative response to sexual violence, the SART intern plays a multifunctional role in preventing, responding and educating the Wesleyan community about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The SART intern provides trained peer support to help students navigate on- and off-campus resources and judicial processes. The intern also serves as a liaison among administrative and student groups engaged in sexual violence prevention and response initiatives.

 Application and job description are here!

DEADLINE has been extended to Monday, April 9th.

Please submit application to Alysha Warren (awarren@wes).  Contact Alysha or

the current SART intern, Maggie Cohen ’12 (mrcohen@wes) with any questions.


“The European Edge: A Conversation About Doing American Studies and American Literary Studies in Europe” –4/3, 4:15 p.m.

There is a very special and unusual AMST/ENGLISH event that will take place in Downey Lounge, 4:15-5:30, on Tuesday, April 3 and it will feature an extremely talented guest: 

Professor Ulla Haselstein, Director of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University (Freie Universitat), Berlin.   She is one of the most wide-ranging, dynamic, and respected American literary studies scholar-teachers in Europe and is also Chair of the Literature Department at the JFK (all classes are conducted in English).  


 The John F. Kennedy Institute is world-renowned as one of the greatest centers for the study of American culture (American Studies and Canadian Studies).  She is eager to meet Wesleyan students and faculty. We’ll be talking about some intriguing and under-researched aspects of Cold War history and the Cold War production of knowledge.

Pre-registration Timeline and helpful links

You will be registering for Fall 2012 classes using the pre-registration system. This email outlines what you need to do, helpful resources and important deadlines.

8:30am Monday, April 2 thru 5pm Monday, April 16

Tuesday, April 17

8am Wednesday, April 18 thru 5pm Tuesday, April 24 (Your start time will be listed in your EP.)

Help Line – x3222 from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Letter – https://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu/departments/Reg/Pre-Registration/Public/preregstudentletter.pdf

FAQs – http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/registration/pre_registration_students_faq.html

Manual – https://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu/departments/Reg/Pre-Registration/Public/preregmanual.pdf

Between 8:30am on Monday, April 2 and 5pm on Monday, April 16 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) In order to be build a pre-reg plan, you must confirm your Spring 2012 schedule in EP>Student>Wesleyan Career>Current Classes & Schedule before 5pm on Monday, April 16. (Not applicable to students returning from leave or abroad.)

4) You must meet with your faculty advisor to finalize your course plan before 5pm on Monday, April 17. (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 Tuesday, April 17 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 Wednesday, April 18. Adjustment will close at 5pm on Tuesday, April 24.

I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the details of the pre-registration system to ensure satisfaction with your schedule. You may find it helpful to meet with a Peer Advisor to discuss your course selections before meeting with your faculty advisor.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns–Paul H. Turenne, Associate Registrar, 860-685-2352