Wesleyan Media Project Conference — Today!

With the support of the Knight Foundation, CSPL, the Baldwin University Lectures, and the Government Department, the Wesleyan Media Project is proud to be able to bring several prominent scholars and national media representatives to Wesleyan’s campus for a day-long conference on campaign finance, political communication and U.S. elections this Friday, Nov 30 from 9-4:30pm  in Usdan 108.  Full program details and the list of presenters is available at http://mediaproject.wesleyan.edu/events-4/.

The conference is free of charge and open to the public though seating is limited.  We welcome your attendance.  If you can’t make it in person, the event will also be webcast, and you can visit our website on Friday for a link to the live stream.  Hope to see many of you on Friday!

UR Wants Your Opinion — RSVP by Tues., 4/10

Dear Student,

We would like your opinions. University Relations is working with a consulting team to create a message for the next Wesleyan fundraising campaign. We are preparing to raise more money than ever before through a capital campaign that will launch in the next year or so. Our top priority is to increase scholarship funds, while enhancing academic programs.


We need to hear from students as we define the best way to express Wesleyan’s needs. Why did you choose Wes? What is particular to a Wesleyan education? Student voices will allow us to create a campaign that resonates with our alumni and parents. Please come to one of two discussions and talk about Wesleyan. 

 Tuesday, April 17th at 10:30 am (coffee/snacks will be provided),  Location: Usdan 110, Andersen Meeting Room OR

 Tuesday, April 17th at 2:30 pm (coffee/snacks will be provided),  Location: Usdan 136, Hicks Meeting Room 

Space is limited. RSVP by April 10 to Jen Peck at jpeck@wesleyan.edu.  Your thoughts and opinions are crucial – we can’t do this without student participation! 

Many thanks!  Barbara-Jan Wilson

Textbook Returns to Broad Street Books

Dear Students,

Over the next few weeks the bookstore will be returning unsold textbooks to the publishers and distributors. If there are books that you still need for the rest of the semester please purchase them at your earliest convenience.

Quarter and trimester class books will be held longer, and we will be happy to reorder any title for you if needed.

Sincerely, Textbook Department, Broad Street Books, (860) 685-7323

Durham County Fair — 9/22-25


In 1916 the Durham Fair began a tradition. That tradition continues today during the last full weekend in September when the fairgrounds come alive and magically transform into Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair. Come visit the Durham Fair and you’ll see what a real fair is all about. Live entertainment, rides and games on the Midway, first-class animal competitions and discovery events on the Corn Stalk Stage. Along with a trove of crafts, exhibits, shopping and fun food. Yum! The Durham Fair is easy to reach yet hard to leave. We know you will have a great time!

The Durham Fair is owned and operated by the Durham Agricultural Fair Association, Inc., and is a private, not-for-profit corporation. The Durham Fair is the largest fair in North America managed entirely by unpaid volunteers. For more information click http://www.durhamfair.com/.

Note from Dean Brown: Headliners are KC and the Sunshine Band (a little retro disco anyone?) on Sunday night, Blues Traveler with harp afficionado, John Popper, on Saturday night, and Steel Magnolia on Sunday afternoon. There is an entrance fee for the fair whether you go day or night, so check that out on their website as well. Great rides, fair food, music, and exhibits of all types. Don’t miss this New England county fair!

Mixed Signals: Masculinity in Sports



Friday, September 9 through Sunday,Ocober 23, 2011

Friday, September 9, 5-7pm; Gallery Talk at 5:30pm by artist
Shaun El C. Leonardo. Refreshments will be served.
Free Admission


Center for the Arts | Wesleyan University | Middletown, Connecticut

For more information about the exhibition, vist

Usdan Hours…Plus More

Please visit the Usdan website for our hours of operation starting May 13th:  www.wesleyan.edu/usdan/rchours.html

Important notes to remember:

  • Meal Plans for the semester end as of Brunch on May 14, 2011
  • There will be a shipping kiosk available across from the 1st floor mail window starting May 4 – 13th from 11:30am – 5pm (M-F)  Mail your stuff home!!
  • Don’t forget about Usdan as an alternative study location.  You may reserve one of the meeting rooms if they are available, use the 2nd floor dining bays when not in operation, and the 3rd floor lounge when events are not scheduled!

The Usdan Staff wishes all students good luck during this upcoming finals weeks and congratulations to the class of 2011!!