Prospective PSYC Majors Meeting — April 2 at 12:20 p.m.

Overview of the Psychology Major for Prospective First-Year Majors  —   April 2nd, (Mon.), 12:20-1:10pm, Judd 116

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the major.  Note, there are several requirements to  complete in order to be considered a psychology major. Come and talk about the major with the department chair—bring all your questions—and better assess whether this major might be right for you.  The chair will be available before and after the meeting to sign any forms (e.g., study abroad, transfer credits).  This is the last meeting of the year.

Pizza will be provided.

Psychology Majors Manuals:


Patricelli Center Fellowship and Jewett Center Board Residency Program — Applications due April 13

Applications are now open for two exciting courses that provide a deep dive into the realm of social impact and social entrepreneurship work. Applications are open until 11:59 pm on April 13. Applicants will be notified by 9:00 am on April 18th.

The Patricelli Center Fellowship (CSPL264 and CSPL265) is a year-long, project-based learning opportunity for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and changemakers. They are seeking highly-dedicated students who wish to take a deep dive into social impact work. Some students enroll with a specific venture in mind, while others designed a project or join a team after the course begins.
The Jewett Center Board Residency Program (CSPL280 and CSPL281) provides an opportunity for Wes students to learn about the nonprofit sector while serving as non-voting members of a local board of directors. In addition to a weekly lecture on campus, we got to attend board meetings, actively participate in board committees, and complete board-level projects.

Drop-In Hours
Monday, April 2 – 10:00-4:00
Tuesday, April 3 – 10:00-11:30, 3:00-5:00
Wednesday, April 4 – 10:00-4:00
Thursday, April 5 – 10:00-11:30, 3:00-5:00
Friday, April 6 – 10:00-4:00

Rhea Drozdenko ’18, Civic Engagement Fellow, Allbritton 318

Dance Department Open House — Mon., May 9

The dance department  open house

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM



Get information about majoring in Dance, learn about our gateway course, meet and talk to dance faculty, see examples of research and choreography.

If you are unable to attend but interested in the major, please make an appointment with prospective major advisor:

Katja Kolcio x3329 /



Emerging Technology Applications & Workflows in Archaeology 3/28, 4:30 p.m.

Emerging Technology Applications & Workflows in Archaeology

Ian Roy, Head of Brandeis MakerLab and Director of Innovation at Brandeis University Library

This Wed Mar 28, Downey Lounge, 4:30pm

Come see how 3D scanning and printing, drone photogrammetry and VR visualization helps us to better study, understand and experience the past!

In addition to being a passionate advocate for teaching technology as a liberal art, Ian Roy is a brilliant technologist who has worked with our archaeological team on sites and materials from Greece and Crete. In his talk he will demonstrate how new tools, techniques and workflows are being employed to better document and study archaeological sites and artifacts (and perhaps an opportunity to try the VR goggles).

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia with Dr. David Abramson ’87 — Today, 4:30 p.m.

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia

Monday March 26, 4.30 pm, PAC 001

Dr. David Abramson, Senior Analyst in the Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. Department of State. will discuss the drivers of Russia’s outreach in Asia and its prospects for success.

Putin initiated his pivot to Asia policy even before the West began imposing sanctions on Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine in 2014.  Putin’s reaction to the U.S. and European-led condemnation was to double down and demonstrate that Russia had partners other than the West and would not remain isolated.  Consequently, Moscow has been reaching out actively to both familiar and nontraditional partners in Asia, but has a long way to go in building trust and following through on its commitments beyond the optics of trying to reestablish itself as a global power.

Dr. David Abramson (Wesleyan Class of 1987, Russian Language and Literature) is senior analyst covering Russia’s relations with Asia for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia.  He previously worked for many years as a Central Asia analyst, focusing primarily on Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Islamic trends in Eurasia.

During 2001-2005, Dr. Abramson spent four years in the Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, monitoring and promoting religious freedom in the Middle East as an element of U.S. foreign policy, advising on outreach to the Muslim world, and engaging with Muslim-American communities.

Dr. Abramson also teaches courses on Central Asia at Georgetown University and has published on Islam, national identity, and foreign assistance in Central Asia, and on anthropologists working on national security.  He received his doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University where he specialized in community and conflict in post-Soviet Uzbekistan.


Work at Reunion/Commencement Weekend, Apps due April 6

Thank you for your interest in working for Reunion & Commencement 2018 (May 24-27) as part of the University Relations student staff. Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more. This is a great opportunity to network with alumni and parents, as well as, spend some time celebrating with seniors as they prepare to graduate!

  1. Application Link:
  2. Application Deadline: April 6, 2018 at 12pm
  3. Hiring Notification: April, 10th

Best,Interns Fred Wills ’19, Sophia Law ’20, Ainsleigh Caldicott ’21, and Iiyannaa Graham-Siphanoum ’21

Reunion & Commencement 2018 Interns
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
330 High Street





Faculty/Student Dinner for 2021’ers Wed., Mar. 28, RSVP by Mar. 27



Wed., March 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Join Profs. Boggs (SOC) and Nasta (HIST) for a three-course meal as they

reflect on

              their first-year at Wes and how they used what they learned to navigate their sophomore year.

Discussion encouraged!

                RSVP by Tues., March 27 at noon      Limited to 20 students.

       Make sure you can commit to the date and time before you sign up.

Hosted by Dean Louise S. Brown