Register to Vote on Nov. 6 by Oct. 23!

Please be aware that Wesleyan students who are U.S. citizens may vote in their home state or in Connecticut. Some state scholarships have residency requirements, so you are encouraged to check your home state’s regulations before deciding where to vote.


In order to register in Middletown:   Connecticut Voter Registration Applications are available at and at the Wesleyan Registrar’s Office on the first floor of North College. These forms need to be postmarked by Tuesday, October 23 or dropped off in-person by 8pm on Tuesday, October 30. As a courtesy, registration forms can be dropped off in the locked box at Wesleyan Station by Noon on Tuesday, October 23. Once registered to vote, you will received a confirmation letter advising you of your voting location.

In order to register in your home state:  The National Mail Voter Registration Form is available via  States have varying voter registration deadline and policies, so please check your home state soon.

After you have registered, you may visit the National Association of Secretaries of State via or another reputable organization to vote by absentee ballot.

If you are interested in signing up to receive text and email reminders regarding election deadlines, this service is available via

For additional information, check and review the attached information sheet.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Paul H. Turenne, Associate Registrar
North College  860-685-2352

2013 Wine & Cheese Reception — Wed., 10/17




We would like to invite you to a wine and cheese reception

to celebrate the awesome class of 2013!

Come mingle with your fellow classmates,

as we celebrate your senior year!

 The reception will be Wednesday, October 17 at 4 p.m.

in the Daniel Family Commons at Usdan.

Hope to see you there!

 Dean Louise Brown and Dean Mike Whaley

Got Consent? Workshop on Keeping It Consensual 10/10, 7 p.m.

From Hook-ups to Relationships: Keeping it Consensual Workshop


  Students for Consent and Communication invites you to a conversation about enthusiastic consent, sexual assault and rape culture.Through this workshop, we will provide a space to discuss and reflect on these important issues and build skills on how to obtain consent in relationships and discern whether a person is able to provide consent. We will also discuss bystander intervention strategies, develop personal definitions of consent and examine Wesleyan’s policies dealing with consent and sexual misconduct.

Location: Downey House Lounge    Date: Wednesday, October 10    Time: 7-8:30pm

Hosts: Students for Consent and Communication      Let Rachel Verner, SART Intern, know if you will join us! Bring friends!   Facebook Event


CHUM Lecture: “The Time’s We’re In” — Mon., Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Russell House

Robyn Wiegman, Duke University

This talk takes on the Center for the Humanities 2012 theme by surveying debates about temporality in contemporary scholarship. It begins by thinking about how the keywords—stasis, repetition, transformation—are loaded with both critical and political expectations before exploring various contestations that collectively converge on a struggle over the definition and political character of the present: queer theory’s quest for queer time; postcolonial studies’ engagement with “ruination”; and feminist theory’s turn toward a “new materialism.” Seeking less to decipher “the times we are in” than to wonder over our critical certainty that we have a grasp on the present, the talk parses the language, affects, and political investments that shape the circulation of temporality as an object of inquiry in the interpretative human sciences today.

Hispanic Film Series: Academy-nominated “Chico & Rita” — 10/4

Please join us tomorrow night  for the fifth film of our Hispanic Film Series that showcases new cinema from Latin America and Spain. We hope to see you there!



 Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando / 94 min. / 2012

Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (The Age of Beauty) and famous artist Javier Mariscal, have teamed up to make Chico & Rita, an animated love story starring the music, culture and people of Cuba. Chico is a dashing piano player and Rita is an enchanting  Havana nightclub singer. When they meet, the sparks fly and they fall madly in love. An epic romance unfolds as the pair travels the glamorous stages of 1940s/1950s Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris.    

Where: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies
When:  Thursday, October 4th, 8 p.m. 

Free Admission 

 Presented as part of The Spanish Film Club series with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with U.S. Universities. In collaboration with Wesleyanʼs Latin American Studies program and the Department of Romance Languages and Literaturesʼ Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund. 

The Art of Russian Song –10/4, 8 p.m.

“The Art of Russian Song,” Monika Krajewska (mezzo-soprano) and Natasha Ulyanovsky (piano)

This recital features art songs by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Rachmaninoff, as well as the popular Russian songs known as “romansy [romances].”  Romansy are poignant, nostalgic songs of love and loss, often set in a garden at twilight, a gypsy café, or a carriage drawn by three horses through the snowy Russian plains:  “Coachman, don’t urge on the horses, / I have nowhere left to hurry to, / I have no one left to love.” Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano, is the winner of numerous vocal competitions and has appeared with opera companies and orchestras in Europe and the United States.  Natasha Ulyanovsky, pianist, organist, and conductor, is the Music Director at Beth Israel Congregation in West Hartford, and has given concerts in Hungary, Italy, Russia, and throughout New England.  Monika and Natasha specialize in the repertoire of Slavic composers.  They have recently performed at Indiana University, Boston College, the Hartt School, and Carnegie Hall.


CAPS Workshop: Revolutionary Self-Care — 10/3, 7 p.m.



Having thriving relationships with others starts with caring for and understanding ourselves. Join us in a lively conversation where we will reflect, share experiences and learn new skills to create thriving relationships.

Through this workshop, we will examine and think of new ways to care for ourselves and others, gain deeper understanding of our desires, needs and boundaries, and develop effective ways to communicate and manage conflict in relationships.

Location: Downey House Lounge     Date: Wednesday, October 3     Time: 7-8:30pm

Facilitators: Alysha Warren, LPC and Rachel Verner, SART Intern and YOU!

Let Rachel know if you will join us! Bring friends!      Facebook Event