College of Letters OPEN HOUSE–Feb. 26 and Feb. 27

The College of Letters will be holding Open House Receptions for first-year students on Monday, February 26th at 4:30 PM, and Tuesday, February 27th 12 noon in COL Library (third floor), Boger Hall (41 Wyllys Ave). The COL (a combination of Western philosophy, history, and literature) begins in the first semester of a student’s sophomore year, so interested students must apply as first-years. Applications are due Monday, March 26, 2017. There will be refreshments and current COL students and professors to answer any questions prospective majors might have.

Time Management Workshop with PAs Rubye and Haley

Dear Class of 2021,

Struggled with your first semester? Want some better study and time management tools to end the school year on a high note? Like pizza? Come join your Academic Peer Advisors, Rubye and Haley, for lunch and a workshop on Friday, Feb. 23 at noon in Boger 111. Please RSVP at:

We hope to see you all there! Best, Rubye & Haley

Taming Your Social Anxiety — Sign up by 2/16


This is a 6-session workshop series for students who want to develop their social confidence.  Students will learn how to shift from “Safety Mode” to “Vital-Action Mode.” 

The workshop series will meet on Fridays from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm beginning Feb. 23rd, 2018 in the Solarium (2nd Floor) – Davison Health Center. 

If you are interested, please complete the brief online application at  by 5 pm on Friday, Feb 16th. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Smith Kidkarndee at






New Student Groups Registration with the WSA — by March 10

Hello all,

For students forming new student groups this semester, please note that the deadline for registration is the first day of spring break (March 10th). To register your new student group, you can follow the directions on the Wesleyan Student Assembly Community Committee website here. In order to complete your registration, you must meet with a member of the Community Committee to review your petition, evaluate your mission statement, and receive training on OrgSync. In order to receive funding from the Student Budget Committee, you must follow these steps and receive approval.

If you are an existing student group that has not yet gone through the process of renewal this year, you also must meet with a member of the Community Committee to receive approval. As the Chair of the Community Committee, I will be holding drop-in hours on Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm in the WSA Office, please email me, Emma Austin, at to set up an appointment in advance.

If you have any questions regarding your student group, please don’t hesitate to reach out or come by my drop-in hours. Also be on the lookout for an email from the WSA Office denoting when financial trainings for student groups are. I hope the semester is off to a fabulous start!

Best, WSA Community Committee

Categories WSA

We Speak We Stand Training — 2/20; Register by 2/18

Become an active bystander!

Register for We Speak We Stand training!

 Tuesday, February 20th

7-10pm Boger 114

Empowered bystanders create a safer campus by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. 

Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. The training features two distinct and separate tracks:  sexual violence prevention and alcohol education and intervention.

Click here for a preview of bystander intervention skills you will learn in the training, brought to you by Wesleyan students.

Register Here at least 48 hours in advance of training date.  Snacks provided!

WesWell–Education and Support

Happy Spring Semester everyone! I want to remind students that my office is a resource for alcohol and other drug issues on campus.  

I’m interested in speaking with any students who are worried about alcohol or other drug use (their own or their peers’) and anyone seeking information about the effect of substances on the body or mind. I am also happy to meet with students who have questions about the signs of addiction as well as anyone needing support for establishing or maintaining a sober life on Wesleyan’s campus.  

All meetings are private and provided using a nonjudgmental and conversational approach.  Meetings are for the purpose of both education and support. During appointments I use an evidence based set of tools called motivational interviewing to help students evaluate for themselves the pros and cons of their current substance use patterns.  To set an appointment students can email me at I am on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday.

Pamela Mulready, MS, LPC, LADC, Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist, WesWell

Wesleyan University, Davison Health Center, 860.685.3027 (Direct) 860.685.2470 (Main);

Ring Family’s Israeli Film Festival–Avi Nesher’s “Past Life”–2/8 at 8 p.m.

On behalf of the Center for Jewish Studies, it is my pleasure to invite you to the second screening in the 11th Annual Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival on Thursday, February 8, at 8PM at the Goldsmith Family Cinema. At that time, Avi Nesher’s latest film, Past Life, will be screened and introduced by Marc Longenecker, Assistant Professor of Practice in Film Studies. Avi Nesher is one of the most accomplished and internationally renowned Israeli film directors and his films Turn Left at the End of the World, the Secrets and the Matchmaker have been screened at previous Israeli film festivals at Wesleyan University. His movie are always accomplished and well casted, however, his latest film, Past Life was described by Variety as his best film ever. ( The film is 109 minutes, has English subtitles and was released in 2016.

You can watch a video trailer at our Festival website at   

Below is a short description of the film:

Inspired by true events, Past Life, tracks the daring 1977 trans-European odyssey of two sisters-one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, and the other a combative liberal magazine editor. As they try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one’s unique voice. 

The next film, Quiet Heart, will be screened on Thursday, February 15 at the Goldsmith Family Cinema at 8PM

Be an Academic Peer Advisor! Apps due Feb. 12

Interested in helping other students navigate academic life at Wesleyan next year? Consider applying to work as an Academic Peer Advisor (APA) or New Student Orientation Academic Peer Advisor (NSO APA)!

APA is a full-year position, helping students both individually and in groups with course selection, time management, study strategies, and other topics.

NSO APA is a short-term position during orientation, working with the APAs to welcome new students to Wesleyan and help them transition smoothly!

Applications are due Monday, February 12th at 5pm!

The current APAs are holding an info session Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm in Usdan 114 about the job description and application process. Come talk to current APAs about what the two positions are like! There will be snacks and refreshments.

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