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The Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee invites you to two special events featuring a lecture, “Alcohol In You” by Dr. Erika Taylor tomorrow at noon in 108 Usdan. Free tacos from Iguanas Ranas! Check out the link for all our upcoming activities.


CSS Application Deadline

Attention Freshmen!

This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting applications to the on-line system for admission to CSS is Friday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. Once the application system closes, no further applications can be submitted or accepted.

To access the on-line application, navigate to http://www.wesleyan.edu/css/recruiting/Application.doc and follow the directions carefully. If you should have any questions please contact the Administrative Assistant, Mickie Dame at mdame@wesleyan.edu or call the CSS Office at (860) 685-2240.

Do you know what’s going on in Usdan this month? We have something for everyone!

Wednesday, November 10th
Goodnight Blue Moon – 7pm, Daniel Family Commons
Goodnight Blue Moon is an orchestral-acoustic-folk that cites influences ranging from Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel to Matt Pond PA and The Averett Brothers. But, thanks to their diverse musical backgrounds, the members of this 7-piece combo come together to deliver a sound that is uniquely their own. Goodnight Blue Moon is made up of some of Wesleyan’s own. Come out and support them! Free!

Wednesday, November 17th
The Physics of Salsa – 7pm, Daniel Family Commons
Join us and Rey Bermudez, founder of trysalsa.com for a workshop on the science of dance and Salsa to get you moving and dancing!

Tuesday, November 30th
Lunchbox Serenata – Noon, Beckham Hall
Tired of eating in the Usdan? Get your lunch to go and bring it to Beckham Hall for 45 minutes of great, classical music. Lunchbox Serenata is a new Student & Faculty Recital Series!

The American Food System: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where Are We Going
7pm, Daniel Family Commons
Helene York, Director of Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation informs us about the current dilemmas of the food system and a peek into the future of food management.

A list of events held in Usdan is available at Wesleyan.edu/Usdan and on our facebook page

DKE Alcohol Education

The Brothers of Delta Kappa Epsilon invite you to join us in listening to Connecticut College educator and former Wesleyan DKE alumnus Charles Cocores discuss the dangers associated with alcohol consumption. Mr. Cocores, with the help of a few DKE brothers including a fully trained DKE EMT, will speak upon a number of issues concerning alcohol consumption from the negative chemical processes associated with drinking to the social dangers that come with over-consumption of alcohol. Mr. Cocores is well versed in alcohol and drug awareness education so please take the time to stop by Thursday October 21st at 7pm at DKE, it’s sure to be an educational and helpful talk and should be of interest to all students at Wesleyan.

* Date: Thursday, Oct. 21
* Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
* Place: Delta Kappa Epsilon – 276 High Street

Sustainable Agriculture & Community Organizing in Mexico

The Nagarote-Wesleyan Partnership
WesFRESH (Wesleyan Students for Real, Ethical, Sustainable Habits)
Invite you to join them for
A Witness for Peace New England Presentation by
Kiado Cruz, Community Organizer
RASA (Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty),
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

Thursday, October 14, 2010
12:30 PM
PAC (Public Affairs Center)
Hansel Lecture Hall, Rm 001
Wesleyan University Campus

“The long-term idea is to create many knots. You can’t have a net without many knots.” Kiado Cruz

The New England Region of Witness for Peace brings Kiado Cruz, Community Organizer for RASA (La Red Autónoma por la Soberanía Alimentaria: The Autonomous Network for Food Sovereignty). RASA is a spin-off of UniTierra, a school that concentrates on indigenous forms of education such as mentoring, horizontal networking and apprenticeship, community service, and environmental sustainability. RASA is an ever-increasing, city-wide network of people who are learning, and then teaching, inner-city gardening, while rediscovering their cultural food roots. The people of RASA are reclaiming their complex agricultural and culinary heritage, “roof by roof, yard by yard.”

Señor Cruz will speak on sustainable agriculture as well as the community organizing that has been instrumental in the current autonomous movements in Oaxaca and Chiapas. He will also address questions about the effects of U.S. trade policies and increasing privatization that have been damaging to Mexico, and about related migration issues.

With this presentation, the Nagarote-Wesleyan Partnership and WesFRESH aim to enrich the cross-borders dialogue between those who are creating and supporting local food systems and local economies; engaging in education reform; advocating for immigration reform; and promoting fair and just international trade, both in Latin America and in the U.S.

Please join us for this exciting event!

Make sure you read below to get everything you need:


This is a reminder that the General Wesleyan Permission to Study Abroad Application is due on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 for all students planning to study abroad for the SPRING 2011 SEMESTER. This is the “permission to study abroad” application that ALL students must complete, regardless of program choice, including Wesleyan-administered programs (Bologna, Madrid, Paris). Applications must be turned in at the Office of International Studies, 105 Fisk Hall and may be turned in anytime on October 15.

A copy of the permission application may be picked up at the Office of International Studies or printed from our website at www.wesleyan.edu/ois. Click on “Applications” in the “Forms” bucket and print the “Permission to Study Abroad” PDF document.

A complete application includes the following 7 items:
• Personal information sheet
• Academic justification
• Online Health Information Clearance form*
• Pre-approval of courses form
• Student Medical Release and Parental Statement form
• Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver form
• Standards of Conduct Pledge
*All applicants must complete our online Health Information Clearance form. If you have not already done so, you may still do it now. It is in your student e-Portfolio under “Tools and Links.” Be sure to do this by October 15, 2010.
If you have any questions about the “permission to study abroad application,” please feel free to stop by the office during drop-in hours (M-W-F 10-noon; T-TH 2-4 p.m.) or call us at 860 685 2550.

Please note that approved programs (not run by Wesleyan) have their own specific deadlines (many do “rolling admissions”)and can fill before stated deadlines so students should check directly with the programs to make certain that applications are filed in a timely manner.

WSA Green Fund

Dear Students,
Last year, students, the WSA, and the administration teamed up to create the Wesleyan Green Fund. The Green Fund is a student-elected, student-financed, and student-managed pool of money which will sponsor sustainability initiatives on campus. Projects sponsored by the Green Fund will decrease our carbon footprint and waste, increase our use of renewable energy and increase the visibility of environmentally responsible practices. All students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to submit project proposals for the Green Fund Committee to consider.
This semester we will be creating the first ever Green Fund Committee, a group of five students who will review and approve project ideas. Students of all class years are encouraged to apply to be on the committee, and we will be sending out the details of application procedures in the next two weeks.
The Green Fund relies upon a $15/semester fee and is an incredible opportunity for the entire student body to support sustainability in our local community. At the same time, all students are able to opt-out through September 17 in your student portfolio so that those students with financial limitations or those who do not want to support the fund have the opportunity to decline payment.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any of this, shoot me an email at jslevine@wesleyan.edu and I’ll get back to you pronto.
Josh Levine
WSA Sustainability Coordinator”


“Wesleyan Behind the Scenes”

Sunday, September 26th, 6:00-10:00 pm, Goldsmith Film Center

Come see a film screening of Jerry Maguire, and learn about undergraduate fundraising at Wesleyan University.
Learn about your role in fundraising at Wesleyan! How can you help support financial aid programs? Contribute to the Senior Gift? Get in touch with Wes alumni and become an active member of a wider Wesleyan community!
Please join us for this dinner-and-a-movie event! With a great cast featuring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renée Zellweger, Jerry Maguire tells the story of a big-shot sports agent who has a moral epiphany about his work. He gets fired for expressing this epiphany, yet he decides to test his new philosophy, independent of his major agency with his lone remaining client.
Preceding the Jerry Maguire film screening, members of the University Relations and Wesleyan Fund team will speak briefly about the importance of fundraising and the role of undergraduates in insuring Wesleyan’s future. This is a great opportunity to become more aware of what goes on behind the scenes at Wesleyan. Through the many facets of fundraising in University Relations, we keep Wesleyan running smoothly, and we’d love to see you get involved!

Please RSVP to this event by emailing Anita Varghese at avarghese@wesleyan.edu

With any questions please contact Dan Bloom, Assistant Director of the Wesleyan Fund at djbloom@wesleyan.edu

To the Wesleyan Community:

We write today concerning the flood-related crisis in Pakistan. As you probably know, the crisis began in late July when unusually heavy monsoon rains swept across the country. About 1,500 people have died as a result, and more than 21 million people are homeless. The United Nations has declared it to be the worst crisis to have ever occurred in the UN’s history. The aid required is huge but donations have been slow. People in Pakistan are trying their best to help the flood victims, but Pakistan cannot overcome this crisis without help from other countries.

Wesleyan’s Pakistani Students’ Association has launched the “Pakistan Flood Relief Initiative,” which will be coordinating a number of fund-raisers throughout the year to help the flood victims. The first open meeting will be held on Monday, September 13th at 7:00 PM in PAC 001. If you are interested in working with this group or have fund raising ideas, please attend the open meeting or contact one of the facilitators: Ali Chaudhry ’12 (achaudhry@wesleyan.edu) and Zuleikha Hester ’11 (zhester@wesleyan.edu).

The following organizations are currently active in providing flood relief in Pakistan. We hope you will also consider making a donation to support their efforts:
Red Cross – https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?idb=48164971&df_id=4932&4932.donation=form1&gclid=CJHTtuLe-aMCFdJL5QodLCmOLA
World Food Program – https://www.wfp.org/donate/pakistanflood
Oxfam – http://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/pakistan-floods-2010#donate
Islamic Relief – https://www.islamicreliefusa.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=203

Many thanks for your consideration and for your support of those affected by this historic flooding.


Ali Khalid Chaudhry ’12 (from Lahore, Pakistan)

Dean Mike Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

Study Abroad Fair

Don’t miss Wesleyan’s 16th Annual Study Abroad Fair!


(2ND Floor of Fayerweather, next to the Usdan University Center)

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Whether you are a first year student, a sophomore deciding on a major, or a junior planning to study abroad next semester, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet representatives from the over 140 programs available,
receive literature about the programs and ask questions.

Find out all your options for study abroad!

Sponsored by the Office of International Studies

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