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 pmulready@wesleyan.edu. 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); wesleyan.edu/weswell

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. (http://variety.com/2016/film/reviews/past-life-review-1201852775/). The film is 109 minutes, has English subtitles and was released in 2016.

You can watch a video trailer at our Festival website at http://iff.site.wesleyan.edu/   

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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Study Abroad Fair–Mon., Feb. 12 Noon-1 p.m.

Monday, February 12, 2018   (12pm-1pm)   Fisk Hall 201, 262 High Street 

Come along to this Study Abroad Fair to learn more about the three study abroad language and cultural immersion programs administered by Wesleyan in Italy, Spain, and France: 

** ECCO: Eastern College Consortium in Bologna (Italy)

** VWPM: Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Madrid (Spain)

** VWPP: Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris (France) 

These programs offer instruction in all disciplines, through enrollment in either regular university courses or courses taught for foreign students by local faculty. 

If you are a student aiming to gain proficiency in French, Italian or Spanish, and are interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities, we highly encourage you to attend! 

Office of Study Abroad      P.S.  Did we mention there’ll be free pizza?



CHUM Monday Night Lecture Series–“Neither Grand nor Modest: Critique as a form of historical analysis” with Joan Scott, Institute of Advanced Studies, 2/5/18, 6 p.m.

Neither Grand nor Modest: Critique as a form of historical analysis
Joan W. Scott • Institute for Advanced Studies
FEBRUARY 5 @ 6 P.M. | Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

This talk will argue that critical approaches to history need neither endorse grand narratives nor restrict themselves to small case studies. Using material from my new book, Sex and Secularism, I will try to formulate what I take to be a vision of theoretically informed critical histo.

Center for the Humanities · 95 Pearl Street , Middletown, CT 06459 www.wesleyan.edu/humanities

Interfaith Trip during Spring Break — 3/19-23! Sign up ASAP!!

Interfaith Service Trip 2018!  

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life is organizing a trip to New Jersey where we will do community service, learn about other religious traditions, and engage in rich dialogue and discussion from March 19-23.  All are welcome!!  The cost for five days (transportation, room, and board) is $450/person, but generous financial aid is available.  If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Tracy at tmehrmuska@wesleyan.edu, or register here:    https://goo.gl/forms/S9wJrStbeuExuQRZ2.


PAC Speaker Series–“Freedom of Expression: A View from the Bench” with Hon. Katherine B. Forrest ’86 — Today, 2/1 at 4:30 p.m.

ACA18_PACSpeakerSeriesPoster_0125_ls    TODAY, FEBRUARY 1     PAC001     4:30 p.m.

Katherine B. Forrest (class of 86) will be speaking this afternoon on freedom of expression. She was appointed as a federal judge by President Obama (Southern District of New York) and has been involved with a number of high profile cases, including a challenge to indefinite military detention under the National Defense Authorization Act.