Senior Reception for H&A Majors with the Roadside Girls — Tues., April 30

Senior Majors, Faculty, and Staff in



are cordially invited to a



4:30-5:30 p.m.

The McKelvey Room, Office of Admission


 Lois Brown, Louise Brown, Annie Burke, Lauren Caldwell, Laura Grabel, Susan Lourie, Sarah Mahurin, Liza McAlister, Marina Melendez, Suzanne O’Connell, Julia Randall, Andrea Roberts, Tula Telfair, and Kari Weil

 Come and toast the Class of 2013 with

 The Roadside Girls’ Song for the Seniors at 5 p.m.!

Hosted by Dean Louise S. Brown

(Seniors must have WesID)

Loaner Caps and Gowns — Available May 6-8

Get Loaner Caps and Gowns Available May 6, 7, 8 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. —

Seniors who do not want to purchase the cap and gown through the bookstore can come to the Usdan Administration Office and borrow a set, while supplies last, sizing not guaranteed. As each student comes to see us, we will need to see if we have the correct size cap and correct length gown. If we do, then they will need to fill out a form acknowledging that this is a loan and if it is not returned they will lose their deposit of $40. Cash or checks will be accepted. The cap and gown must be returned either on the day of commencement by 3pm or the following business day, Tuesday, May 28th between 9am-3pm (the office will not be open on Monday, May 27th).   They still must purchase their tassel from the bookstore since those are year specific (~$3-$5).  If we run out of caps, they can purchase them separately from the bookstore but not until the week before commencement.

If there are questions, contact Michelle Myers-Brown at

Senior Exit Interviews and Financial Literacy Sesssions — 4/29, 4/30, 5/1

Dear Graduating Senior,

This email is to inform you of the exit interview process for student loans you have borrowed at Wesleyan.  All students who borrowed a Federal Stafford Loan, Perkins, or Wesleyan Loan are required to complete an exit interview for each loan type prior to graduation.  This process informs you of your rights and responsibilities as a loan borrower and your repayment options. 

There will be three loan exit presentations:

Monday, April 29, 2013: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30pm

All three sessions will be held in Exley Science Center: Room 150.

These informational sessions are designed to provide you with repayment information for federal and institutional loans you may have borrowed while at Wesleyan.  Information on debt management, budget management, and default prevention, will also be presented at each session.  Representatives from the offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid will be available to address your questions.

At the session, you will also receive your exit interview packet.  The packet contains a list of all the loans you have borrowed while at Wesleyan and instructions for completing the mandatory Federal Stafford, Perkins and Wesleyan Loan exit interviews.  If you cannot attend, your packet will be mailed to your campus address.  All exit interview materials must be completed by Friday, May 10,2013.  It is university policy to withhold both the diploma and official transcripts for any student who does not complete these mandated loan exit interviews.

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending one of these sessions.  Note that the sessions are NOT “drop-in” presentations; you should be there from the start in order to avail yourself of the information presented. 

Please contact any of the individuals listed below for any questions or concerns OR if you believe you have not received any loans while at Wesleyan OR if you have paid off your loans!


Jacqueline Outlaw, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid, (860) 685-3320,                                     Nancy McLees, Associate Director,  Office of Student Accounts,    (860) 685-2823,                         Margaret Neale, Department Assistant, Office of Financial Aid,  (860) 685-2862,




Cap & Gown Announcement

Commencement is just around the corner and graduation regalia is now available for purchase at Broad Street Books.

The cost for a Bachelor’s Cap and Gown is $39.00 and includes your mortar board, gown, and tassel. The packages are sized according to height. Quantities by size are based on expected number of graduates and historical sales.

The earlier you come in, the more likely you are to get the exact size you need. In case you wondered, all Bachelor’s recipients wear red here at Wesleyan.

The bookstore is currently open normal hours:

Mon.-Fri. 9am to 8 pm   and   Sat. and Sun.  9am to 5pm

 If you have any questions please contact the bookstore at 860-685-7323

Please note that student accounts can be used through May 8th.

Celebration of Science Theses TODAY–12:45 – 2 p.m. Exley Lobby



If you are majoring in science, thinking about majoring in science, or just plain interested in science, the Celebration of Science Theses is the perfect place for you to learn some more, you guessed it, science! Come listen to Wesleyan students explain their thesis research. Chances are, you’ll learn something new, and then you’ll get to tell your friends about it.

On Friday, April 19, the Eighth Annual Celebration of Science Theses
will feature seniors, BM/MA, and MA students from the Natural Science
and Mathematics division, presenting posters on their thesis research
to the Wesleyan community.

Refreshments will be provided!

Please join Wesleyan students and faculty members in celebrating the
achievements of our NSM thesis students.

Photographs from last year’s NSM Poster Session can be found here.

Place: Exley Science Center Lobby
Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 12:45 – 2 p.m.
Cost: None

Fellowships for Law School and Grad School — App deadlines: May 2 & 28, respectively

Hello Seniors,Looking for a full-time job with a nonprofit organization? Applying to law school this year?If so, these fellowships may be of interest:

The Horace Reed Baldwin Fellowship provides a financial award to offset your first year’s tuition at law school. Deadline: May 2.

The Miller Family Foundation Prize provides a loan forgiveness award to any senior with Wesleyan need-based financial aid loans. Deadline: May 28.

Application is through MyCC.  Email me if you have questions!  — Jim Kubat/jkubat@wes



Lecture: Kirill Medvedev–“It’s No Good” 4/17, 4:15 p.m.

Kirill Medvedev

 “It’s no Good” 

April 17th at 4:15 PM in Fisk 210 

A reading by the poet and activist from Moscow and his translator, Keith Gessen

 Kirill Medvedev is a poet and socialist activist from Moscow. He is the founder of the Free Marxist Press and the author, most recently, of It’s No Good: Poems/Essays/Actions. He has opted out of the literary world by refusing to copyright his works; the copyright page of It’s No Good reads “Copyright denied by Kirill Medvedev, 2012,” and the Moscow (NLO) edition of his works is titled “Without Permission of the Author.” Kirill is also the lead singer of Arkady Kots, a protest rock band.

“He comes across as a shambling holy fool, an unkempt mix of Roberto Benigni and Gary Shteyngart.  He throws complicated moral thunder. . . . Medvedev’s unrhymed, come-as-you-are poems (he is a translator of Charles Bukowski) reject romanticism of any sort.”  — Dwight Garner, The New York Times.

Keith Gessen is a founding editor of n+1 and Kirill Medvedev’s translator; he has also translated Ludmilla Petrushevskaya and Vladimir Sorokin. He writes about Russia for the New Yorker and the London Review of Books.

Sponsored by the Russian Department.  For further information, contact

Roll Your Way Spring! Tuesday, April 9 — 7 p.m.

The 2014 Class Council Presents:

Roll Your Way into Spring!

Spring is finally here and the Class of 2014 would like to celebrate with a night of roller skating!

Students from all class years welcome!

Will be taking donations for Amazing Grace.

Non-perishable goods only please!

April 9th
Beckham Hall