2021’ers: Do the Honor Code Survey!

The Deans’ Office is collaborating with Prof. Rodriguez Mosquera of the Psychology Department on a study about Wesleyan’s Honor Code. This study focuses on students’ perspectives of the Honor Code, and your perspective as a first-year student is especially important for us since you completed a tutorial about it this summer.  Do you have 5 minutes to complete this anonymous survey?  It really is very short and you would help us a lot if you would complete it!

Here is the link to the survey: https://wesleyan.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0xNqucHZLztCfVb

Thanks much!  Best, Dean Brown

Get to Know Your Professors this Fall

Your first semester is not too soon to get to know your professors.  Not only will you feel more confident about course material from going to their office hours (really, they schedule them for you!), but also you will learn more about the department, the discipline/field, research opportunities, and the university.  Make a point to go to office hours once a week for each of your courses.  If you don’t have specific course questions, bring in an article that might be of shared interest.  An additional option is to invite your professor or advisor to lunch and bring another classmate or advisee with you.  Establishing a good academic relationship will help the faculty member to write you a substantive letter of recommendation should you need one for a summer job or internship.

Check out the piece by former Student Academic Resources Intern, Claire Wright ’16, entitled “How Do I Get to Know My Professors?”   She has some good suggestions.  Note that while you can still take a professor to lunch, the process is different now.  You will be hearing more about it from Dean Mike, the Vice President for Student Affairs, sometime in early September.

 

RSVP for First-Year Dinners with President Roth — 10/3 and 10/4

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with President Roth,

Dean Brown, and other Student Affairs staff!

Tuesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m., Daniel Family Commons
Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 p.m., Daniel Family Commons

RSVP “Yes” here for the Tuesday dinner.

RSVP “Yes” here for the Wednesday dinner.

Be sure that you can commit to the date and time before you RSVP “Yes”.

Each dinner is limited to the first 100 students who sign up.

Constitution Day Lecture: “The U.S. Constitution, Puerto Rico, and the Unfinished Business of Realizing our Best Ideals” by Prof. Jose Luis Morin

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library
present
Wesleyan’s Annual Constitution Day Lecture

The U.S. Constitution, Puerto Rico, and the Unfinished Business of Realizing our Best Ideals

by

Professor José Luis Morín

Chairperson, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Monday, September 18, 2017 — 7:00 pm

Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library
Wesleyan University

Drop/Add Deadline–5 p.m. today // Change in Friday’s Drop-in Hours

Just a reminder that today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for drop/add.  After that you may withdraw from a course up through December 1, and it will be recorded on your transcript with a W.

The deadline to change grading modes (in courses that have a choice) is Friday, September 29 at 5 p.m.

Dean Brown’s drop-in hours are from 2-2:30 p.m. and from 4-5 p.m. today.

 

Get a Writing Mentor! Apply by 9/18

Writing can be scary, but let us help you start the new year out strong! Apply for a Writing Mentor! A Writing Mentor will meet with you privately each week to help you with writing in all of your classes. Mentors are trained to help you at all stages of the writing process, whether it be brainstorming, structure, grammar, style, or time management. By having a mentor, you will be able to continuously improve your writing throughout the semester. Start out strong, and end even stronger!

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines, and all services are, of course, free.

Please apply here, by Monday, September 18th at 8:00 AM. We will notify new mentees by the 20th.

We look forward to working with you!

Best, Emery Frick, Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs

307 Shapiro Writing Center, 116 Mt. Vernon St., Middletown, CT 06459  (860) 685-3125   writingworks@wesleyan.edu

Student Activities Fair–DATE CHANGED to Sept. 22

Hello,

I hope all is well as we all get through the second week of the add/drop period. Due to the unexpected weather forecast of rain and a thunderstorm, the WSA Administrative office has rescheduled the Student Group Fair to next Friday, September 22, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Huss Courtyard.

Attached, you will also find a timeline that includes important dates for upcoming trainings provided by the WSA and WSA Administrative Office.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,
Anthony Price (he, him, his)
WSA CoCo Chair
wesleyanstudentassembly.org 

Counseling Support at Wes

Hey Wesleyan!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you to campus for the 2017-2018 year.   We are happy to share with you that, with support from Student Affairs and the President’s Office, we begin this year with additional staff to help meet your needs.  We also want to make sure you know what services CAPS provides to the Wesleyan community.  Our team of psychotherapists and doctoral level externs provide individual counseling as well as a variety of groups for students who experience personal difficulties such as grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment or relationship struggles, or any other issues with which they need support and assistance.  Students in crisis or with urgent needs will be able to see someone from our team quickly through daily crisis hours, while those with less urgent issues can typically see a provider within 7-10 days.  We also have on-call clinicians available after-hours during the academic year for students who need immediate assistance when our office is closed.

In addition to our diverse team of therapists, we have a number of externs and fellows who are here to work with you.   We also have a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner, Katie Scheinberg, who believes in a client-centered approach that focuses on psychopharmacologic treatment in partnership with therapy.

Information about our all of our staff is available on our website www.wesleyan.edu/caps, but we are happy to introduce three new clinicians on our team (bios below).

To schedule an appointment, call us at 860.685.2910 M-F from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Students can also email us their weekly availability at counseling@wesleyan.edu.  Check our webpage for upcoming groups – fall offerings will include WESupport, Self-Care for Activists, Mindful Action, Addressing Insomnia workshop series, Understanding Self and Others for Female-Identified Students, and more.

We hope to see you at CAPS!  Dr. D’Andrea

Neal Sardana, our new full-time therapist, joins us after two years as a diversity fellow at Williams College.  Neal has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development.  His professional interests include identity development, impact of culture, social justice, marginalization and privilege, and toxic masculinity.  He has a background in career counseling and will partner with the Career Center to develop new programming this fall.  Neal is also the CAPS liaison to the graduate student community.

Jennie Setaro is our new part-time therapist.  Jennie has an MA in mental health counseling, and her passion lies in working with college students who struggle with adjustment, anxiety, addiction, and sexuality.  Jennie is also a former college athlete who is looking forward to expanding the CAPS liaison program with the athletics department.

Dr. Jessica Naecker is our postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Dr. Naecker is trained as a generalist, but specializes in working with students experiencing anxiety and students who have experienced trauma.   She will also serve as the CAPS liaison to Academic Affairs, with the goal of assisting faculty in providing support to students.