Updated Information for Math Workshop Spring 2021

Math Workshop is a free drop-in math tutoring service, operated by undergraduate and graduate students, that is available to all members of the Wesleyan community.

The Workshop is continuing in online form for the Spring 2021 semester.

The hours for the “Virtual Math Workshop” are:

Monday – Friday 12:00 noon – 1 pm

Sunday – Thursday 7 -10 pm

The Zoom link is:  https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/94135542297 

This information is also available on the Mathematics & Computer Science Website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/mathcs/

The Workshop also has in-person hours (noted below).

The hours for the “In-Person Math Workshop” are:

Mondays & Wednesdays 12 noon – 1 pm

Sundays – Thursdays 7 -10 pm

The location is: 1st Floor Science Library Conference Room (Room 166)

The Math&CS department organizes this service in addition to the regular office hours of individual instructors, and complementary to the other tutoring programs offered by the University.

Ilesanmi Adeboye
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Wesleyan University 
265 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459

Major, Minor and Certificate Certification for Graduation

From: Susan Krajewski <skrajewski@wesleyan.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:05 PM
To: Senior on campus Announcement <senioron-l@wesleyan.edu>
Subject: Major, Minor & Certificate Certification for Graduation

Dear Senior:

Now that Drop/Add has closed for the spring semester, it’s time to review your Major/Minor/Certificate CertificationForms to ensure they are ready for submission beginning March 1st.

  1. Click on the Major/Minor/Certificate Certification link in WesPortal. There you will find secondary links to all your current majors, minors and/or certificates. Click on those links to access each of your forms.
  2. The first thing you need to do is mark the courses you wish to offer in satisfaction of each requirement.  The form is built so that it pre-populates with courses that are pre-approved to count in various categories.  You need to check the box next to the courses you wish to offer.
  3. If you wish to offer a course that does not automatically appear on your form, click the request override link on the requirement line where you want the course to appear.  That will open up a drop-down menu that displays your entire academic history, including study-abroad courses. Simply select the course from the drop-down and click the Submit Override button.  That will cause the course to appear in green and the status will say “pending advisor approval.” Your advisor will receive an automated email alerting them to your override request so they can approve it. Important note: you cannot submit your final certification form if you have overrides pending so submit those now if necessary.
  4. Make sure you offer something in satisfaction of each and every requirement listed on the form.
  5. Lastly, select a Capstone Experience and click the SAVE button to update.

Beginning Monday, March 1st seniors will see a Final Submit button appear on the landing page where you access each of your certification forms.  After you review your forms to make sure they are in good order, click the Final Submit button to send the form to your academic department for final certification.  This is an important step in the graduation clearance process that you must initiate.

Note: you must do this for each and every major/minor or certificate you intend to complete.  If you do not intend to complete one of your current plans, you should use the Declaration tool in WesPortal to drop it.  Your Class Dean will work closely with the Registrar’s office to confirm your major completions.  Minors and Certificates are handled differently. It is solely the student’s responsibility to submit their Minor and Certificate Certification forms for approval. Minors and Certificates that are not certified prior to graduation will not be posted to your academic record so make sure you submit them!

The senior deadline for submitting all certification forms is Friday, March 19th at 5pm.

Faculty members then have 2 weeks to complete their certifications by Friday, April 2nd.

If you need assistance working with the forms, please contact me or your Senior Class Dean.


Student-Faculty Speed Networking in NSM Departments – 2/26 @ 4pm

Swipe right, Swipe Left! WesWIS is inviting you to a Student Faculty Speed Networking event on Friday, February 26th at 4pm.
There will be one faculty member from every NSM department. Students of all backgrounds, identities, and class years are encouraged to participate! We will use a platform that allows students and faculty to be matched according to interests, sounds familiar? Both faculty and student will have the option to skip or accept the match. If both student and faculty accept the match, they have 5 minutes to chat and have the possibility to extend the meeting to 9 minutes. But do not worry about this now, we will spend the first few minutes of the event on Zoom to go over the logistics!
Please sign up here with your Wesleyan Email or RSVP to nharzallah@wesleyan.edu to get the Zoom link.

Resource Center Reopens Today – 2/22

The Resource Center will reopen after the Wesleyan quarantine period ends on Monday, February 22nd at 12noon.  Our operational hours for the rest of the semester will be Sunday-Friday from 12pm-8pm.  If you need to check out a book from the RC, you can see what books are available in the library by checking out our catalogue.  You can also check out books from the RC or request a book to be purchased through the FGLI Textbook Fund (even if you are studying remotely- we will ship the book to you).  Visit our website (https://www.wesleyan.edu/resourcecenter/programs.html) for more details.

Also starting this semester, students can reserve a room in the RC (the spare office which contains a large desk, a comfortable office chair, and a clear view of the street outside) for studying, working, and relaxing by using The RC Calendly. If you do not show up within the first 10 minutes of your reservation, the space will be free for anyone’s use.  To claim your time slot, simply check in with an RC employee in the front room before using the space!

Beyond providing academic supplies, The RC staff is eager to continue engaging with the Wesleyan student body on creating meaningful virtual community spaces for underrepresented and marginalized students.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the loop about our programs, initiatives, and opportunities that can benefit you and our community.  Also check out the Black History Month 2021 calendar on Ujamaa’s Instagram for other great programs to attend this month.  If you have an idea for a program or initiative that would help support underrepresented student populations on campus,  please reach out to us therc@wesleyan.edu with your suggestions.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Reserve Short-Term Study Space at Olin

Olin Library, under guidance from the campus pandemic planning team, is opening up 20 carrels in Olin for general student use.  Via an online reservation system, students can reserve a space in 6 hour blocks.  The spaces will be deep cleaned daily and each room will have supplies and instructions for self-cleaning.

You may reserve space through the following link: https://libcal.wesleyan.edu/allspaces.

Updated COVID-related information will be available on the Olin website on Monday, February 22nd.

Power of Language Conference – Apply by 2/22

After a year-long pause, the Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to invite you, your students, and peers to participate in the 4th Annual Power of Language Conference to be held remotely on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The organizing committee is seeking paper and performance submissions on language learning and multilingual living.

The Power of Language Conference seeks to bring awareness to the many benefits and complexities of language learning and to promote the study of languages. We invite Wesleyan students, faculty, alumni, community members, and peers from neighboring institutions to join us in reflecting on all aspects of multilingualism in our communities and beyond.

For conference registration, themes and submission, please visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/eventsprograms/langconference/Power%20of%20Language%202021.html.

Application deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Friday, March 5, 2021.

We look forward to reading your submissions! Please share widely.

Best wishes,

The 2021 Power of Language Organizing Committee

Research-A-Palooza! – 2/13

This event is scheduled for  Saturday, February 13th starting @ 12:30 pm (https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/96679368314).  It will start with an hour long panel on “How to get into Research,” followed by Q&A with departments and individual research labs (Chemistry, MBB, Bio, NSB, Psych, https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/91391685233; Astronomy, EES, COE, Physics, Math, CS, https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/93954636251).


Research-A-Palooza Flyer
Flyer for Research-A-Palooza scheduled for Saturday, February 13th.

Service-Learning Courses – Spring 2021

While service-learning courses this semester do not look quite the same as they do when we can be in person, they are being adapted to meet COVID circumstances.  Some courses still have seats open, and interested students should feel free to contact the instructor if the course is POI.  Note that students who are not Dance or Theater majors are welcome in DANC376,  The Artist in the Community, and that first-year students may enroll in THEA 114, Incarcerated Stories.


Black Middletown Lives: The Future of Middletown’s African American Past


Community Impact: Building Capacity to Support Educational Enrichment and Socioemotional Development


The Artist in the Community: Civic Engagement and Collaborative Dancemaking


Access to Civil Justice


Teaching Music Lessons to Children in Local Schools


Incarcerated Stories: Documenting In/Justice

Wishing you a very good start to the new semester,


Peggy Carey Best
Director, Service Learning, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459
Phone: 860/685-3726

Patricelli Center Offerings – Spring 2021

I am writing to ask for your help getting the word out about three spring Patricelli Center offerings. These are an especially good fit for students who are inclined to project-based learning, social/environmental impact, or leadership.


CSPL262 Patricelli Center Fellowship (seats open)

In this course, students learn strategies for studying social and environmental problems, and they come up with ideas for innovative, systems-changing solutions. To learn more schedule a meeting- http://calendly.com/mjkingsley.

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects (seats open; apply by 2/7)

Engaged Projects empower Wesleyan students to study a topic of their choice and produce a public project. Details attached and at http://www.wesleyan.edu/patricelli/engaged-projects.html.

PCSE Seed Grants (apply by 2/28)

$5,000 grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project/venture with potential for impact. Details at https://www.wesleyan.edu/patricelli/grants/Guidelines-Seed-Grant.html


Makaela Kingsley, Director, Patricelli Center

Adjunct Instructor, Allbritton CSPL