Enjoy Dinner with President Roth! RSVPs due soon!

   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

If you haven’t RSVP’ed yet,

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”.

How to Plan a Successful Student Event!

Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) will be hosting workshops this week and next to better help you plan events on campus.  We will walk you through Room Request (EMS) and the process of how to register a Social Event.  We will also answer any questions you have on budgeting, funding and advertising for your event.  If you have found the process confusing or overwhelming we strongly encourage you to attend one of the workshops below.  We’re here to help!

Workshop Dates:

Thursday, Sept. 28th, 5:30-6:30pm – Daniel Family Commons, Usdan 3rd floor

Wednesday, October 4th, 12:00-1:00pm – Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)

Friday, October 6th, 1:30-2:30pm – Usdan B25 (Multipurpose Room)

If you can’t attend on any of these dates please stop by and visit us.  Our offices are located in Usdan – across from the Cardinal Tech store.  Or you can always email us at stuact@wesleyan.edu.

We hope to see you!  – SALD

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