International Education Posters — Submission Deadline: 10/15

The Fries Center for Global Studies (FCGS) is now accepting proposals for posters during International Education Week (November 13 – 17). Posters will be presented during lunch on Tuesday, November 14.

We invite students to submit a proposal to share their international experience — including experiences in the United States — to showcase research, internships, academic study, language acquisition, artistic endeavors, and independent work that has an international component. We hope this experience will allow students to connect with one another, to share their knowledge and experience and to grow personally, academically, and professionally through this experience.

The value of sharing what you know through a poster session can have a far-reaching impact. Because of the collaborative nature of this sessions and International Education Week, presenters often find that through the process of sharing their expertise they often gain new insights themselves. Being a presenter is also an excellent way to build your professional résumé and speaker profile. We hope you will consider participating and help fulfill our mission to support students in expanding international opportunities and experiences by sharing what you know with others.




Apply to the Green Fund Committee — Deadline 10/2

The Wesleyan Green Fund is now accepting applications for new committee members!

The Green Fund Committee is responsible for allocating over $85,000 each year to environmental initiatives led by students, faculty, and staff. The committee meets every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm. You can find more information about The Green Fund and examples of projects we have funded on our website:

Applications are due October 2 at noon. You can find the application form at:

Please contact Ingrid Eck ( with any questions you might have.

Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting — 10/2 (Pizza included!)

Overview for Prospective Psychology Majors 10/2 

Prof. Matthew Kurtz, department chair, will provide an overview of the major to prospective majors and to review requirements with junior majors. Prof. Kurtz will be available before and after the meeting to sign forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).  Meet our peer advisor, Julia LeJeune ’18.

Pizza will be provided.

Oct. 2nd (Mon.), 12:20-1:10 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:

Prospective student email after submitting request:


Panel: “Latinx Students and LAST in Critical Conversation” — Wed., 4:30 p.m.

“Latinx Studies and Latin American Studies in Critical Conversation”

Speakers: Robert Conn, Diana Schwartz, Paula Park, 

  Laura Grappo, and Rachel Ellis Neyra

Wednesday, September 27th          4:30pm in Judd 116

Sponsored by the Center for the Americas (CAMS)

This event will focus on challenging the boundaries of ethnic studies and area studies in relation to diaspora, nationalism, and globalization. Presenters will address the relationship between the fields of Latinx and Latin American studies, as well as their respective genealogies and political orientations.

For more information, contact:   Kehaulani Kauanui, Professor of American Studies and Anthropology, Chair of American Studies, Director of the Center for the Americas

Work at Homecoming/Family Weekend — Nov. 3-5 Apps due 10/6 at noon


This year’s Homecoming/Family Weekend (Nov. 3-5) is fast approaching, and we need student employees!

Aside from getting paid, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to help out with one of Wesleyan’s most important events, make lasting connections with alumni, and to represent the student body to hundreds of visitors and guests. Potential jobs include working at the registration site, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the student worker application. ​ ​

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 6th at 12:00 PM, and we will notify you of your employment status no later than Wednesday, October 11th.

There will be a mandatory student employee meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:00 PM (location TBD). If you are hired, you must attend this meeting to receive your work schedules, event staff T-shirt, and other important event information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at  Best,  Interns

Amanda Yeoh ’19, Maxine Gibb ’19, and Jejomar-Erln Ysit ’19
Homecoming/Family Weekend 2017 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street
(860) 685-2802

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

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:

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.