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This Weeks Featured CFA Event:

Giacomo Gates:
Stories, Notes, Harmonies and Rhythm

Sunday, February 7, 3pm, The Russell House
Free Admission
Part of the Music at The Russell House Series
Giacomo Gates, jazz vocalist, is joined by guitarist Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller. The trio will play repertoire from the Great American Songbook, along with music from Monk, Miles, Ellington, Gillespie, Morgan and other greats. The concert includes stories, anecdotes and historical references about the music.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming DanceMasters Weekend performance and master classes! Performers this year include Taylor 2 Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Carmen de Lavallade. DanceMasters Weekend 2010 takes place on Saturday & Sunday, March 6 and 7. For more information and tickets call 860-685-3355.
In light of the earthquake in Haiti, the showing of the documentary Poto Mitan, originally scheduled for 2/4 at 6:30pm, has been postponed. In its place will be Because when God is too Busy: Haiti, me and THE WORLD, a spoken word performance by Gina Ulysse, followed by a panel discussion.
CFA Director Pamela Tatge writes about Gina Ulysse in this week’s installment of the CFA Blog
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This Week at the CFA (February 2-9, 2010)
1. Ensemble Pamplemousse Plays Andrew Greenwald—Saturday, February 6, 8pm, Crowell Concert Hall
2. Giacomo Gates: Stories, Notes, Harmonies and Rhythm—Sunday, February 7, 3pm, the Russell House
3. Lindsay Wright: A Violin Recital—Tuesday, February 09, 7pm, Memorial Chapel
4. Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me and THE WORLD by Gina Ulysse—Thursday, February 4, 6:30pm, Memorial Chapel
5. Imitation and Invention—through Thursday, March 4, Davison Art Center
6. Splendid Details: Textiles from East Asia—through Friday, March 5, Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
7. Julika Rudelius: Projections—through Sunday, February 28, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
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Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University • Middletown, CT 06459
www.wesleyan.edu/cfa • boxoffice@wesleyan.edu• 860-685-3355

Udall Scholarship

Udall Scholarship

In 2010, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:

• To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or
• To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or
• To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics.

The Udall Foundation seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in Native American health care and tribal public policy. Tribal policy includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities. Native American health care includes health care administration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities.

More information is available at www.udall.gov. Contact David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2012 (dphillips@wesleyan.edu, x2757) if you are interested in applying.


(Sponsored by the Office of Behavioral Health for Students)

TIME: 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Group Room #212
(2nd floor, Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have
experienced the death of a loved one. Please feel free to come and leave when it’s convenient for you. If you have questions,
please contact: Kendall (512/296-3521).

A. Wed., Feb. 3: Drop/Add Deadline, Academic Skills Workshop, and First-Year Focus

1. Yes, the 3rd is the last day to drop or add classes, so review your course schedule for accuracy and make sure you have selected the correct grading mode option. After the 3rd, you may withdraw from courses with a “W” through April 15, but you may not change your grading mode.

2. “How to Be a Star Student II”—Check it out at Usdan 114 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and then move onto….

3. The First-Year Focus program is offering an info session on “Applying for Program Housing” at 6:30 p.m. with ResLife Staff in Usdan 108. Snacks provided.

B. Wed., Feb. 3- Sat., Feb. 6

There are tons of events going on campus already! Some of these are a reading by Hilton Als, our distinguished visiting writer, a performance piece by Prof. Gina Ulysse, First-Year Plays at the ’92 Theater, Black History Month’s student and faculty of color mixer, and a panel discussion about the U.N. Human Development Report on internal and international migration. Check the class blog at www.classof2013.blogs.wesleyan.edu for more info on each.

C. Wed., Feb. 10: Dodgeball Tournament Entry Deadline

Have fun and fundraise at the same time! Get a six-person team together for the “Have a Heart for Haiti” Dodgeball Tournament and fundraiser on Sun., Feb. 14 at the Bacon Field House. Enter at www.wesleyan.edu/deans/2013council/dodgeball.html by Feb. 10. Sponsored by the 2013 Class Council and open to all classes. Valentine Prize for the Most Creative Team Attire. The winning team splits the proceeds 1/3 to 2/3 with Partners in Health Haiti Relief.

D. Thurs., Feb. 11: Musical Madness: Competition Between the Classes Entry Deadline

Show which class really rocks! From opera to rock, from blues to rap, from folk to ska, perform your piece on Crowell stage on Thurs., Feb. 18! Prizes for Best in Class and Best in Show awarded by a distinguished panel of faculty. So grab a couple of classmates or go on your own and enter Musical Madness by Feb. 11 at www.wesleyan.edu/deans/musicalmadness/entry.html . Hey, if I can do it, you all can do it!

E. CHECK THE CLASS BLOG DAILY. Make it easy and get it as favorite on your portfolio. There is a variety of information posted, but you are responsible for knowing the academic and administrative info.

I hope you’re getting settled into the semester and enjoying your classes. Please drop-in (hours below) to say hi or get your questions answered or give Susan a call to make an appointment.

Best, Dean Brown

Attention All Seniors!!

-Got no post-grad plans?
-Unsure what to do with your life after Wesleyan?
-Need some useful advice?

We can help; Sundays in February join us for the SENIOR SPEAKER SERIES
What: Navigating the Future: The Senior Speaker Series
When: Sundays in February @ 3pm
Where: Daniel Family Commons (top floor of Usdan)
Why: Interesting conversation, and a nice selection of food and refreshments
Feb. 7th: Mark Mckinnon (P’10)
Award-winning political and media strategist for U.S. Presidents
Feb. 21st: Marta Kauffman (P’10)
Co-creator and executive producer of Emmy award winning sitcom Friends
Feb. 28th: Lexy Funk (’91)
Co-founder of Brooklyn Industries, a multimillion dollar clothing and handbag company

Navigating life after college is a daunting challenge that we are all soon to face. Some of us have no doubt locked up the sick six figure job we all have dreamt of (or perhaps a rewarding Peace Corps assignment) and are ready to roll into life with a full head of steam, but what of the rest of us?! Join us for this informative event where our speakers will prove to you that it is ok if we have no clue what to do next year!

The lecture will be followed by an informal Q&A and refreshments. Space is limited to 130 seniors. PLEASE RSVP TO SeniorSpeakerSeries@gmail.com WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.

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Attention Students: The Office of Residential Life is now hiring for Community Advisors (CAs) and Resident Advisors (RAs). Please consider applying for one or both of these exciting leadership opportunities!

The Office of Residential Life is now accepting applications for both Community Advisors (CAs) and Resident Advisors (RAs)for the 2010-11 academic year. Being a CA or RA is one of the most rewarding student leadership opportunities on campus. You will develop invaluable life skills while serving your community; CAs and RAs play an integral role in establishing a community environment conducive to maximum academic, personal, and social development; maintaining healthy and safe living conditions; and providing overall support of the mission of Residential Life. For more information about the positions and the application processes, check out our website at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/student_staff/selection/welcome1.htm . Applications are due Thursday, February 4, 2010.

From Dean Phillips:
Study Abroad Information Sessions

Mark your calendars:

• Study Abroad & Science Majors
Wednesday, February 3:
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Fisk 302
• Financial Aid & Study Abroad
Thursday, February 4:
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
302 Fisk Hall
• School for International Training (SIT)
Monday, February 8:
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
210 Fisk Hall
• Bordeaux Immersion Program
Tuesday, February 9:
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Fisk 305
• Students of Color & Study Abroad
Thursday, February 11:
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Fisk 302
• Internships in Francophone Europe
Monday, February 15:
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Romance Languages & Literatures
(300 High Street)
• IES – Nanzan University
Wednesday, February 17
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Fisk 302

More information available from the Office of International Studies at http://www.wesleyan.edu/ois/.


November 17, 2009

Please read the following information from the Office of Residential Life:

As you prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday, remember to LOCK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS whether you will be remaining on campus or leaving for the break!  Also, please consider taking home your bikes and other belongings that you will not need through the winter.  If you are staying on campus over the break period, remember to walk in well lit areas after dark, preferably in groups, and report suspicious people to Public Safety immediately at 860-685-3333 or x3333 from a campus phone line.  Although the RIDE program will not be operating Thursday through Saturday, Public Safety will provide escorts for individuals upon request.  Public Safety’s general phone number is 860-685-2345.

As you finalize your travel arrangements for the winter break, remember that the residential units will close for the fall semester at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2009.  All residential units, with the exception of the wood frame houses, will close at this time.  Students can return to campus at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 17, 2010.

There will be a limited number of employment opportunities for students looking for work on campus during winter break.  Students wishing to do so must request housing with Residential Life by December 2, 2009.   Requests should be made through the Winter Break web site at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/ugrad_housing/winter_closing.htmlPlease note:  Housing is not guaranteed during the winter break period, students who are granted permission to live in their units during the break will be notified by December 11, 2009.

Thank you.

The Office of Residential Life

WesWars 2009

WesWars 2009
SENIORS are winning, but it’s not over yet!
Seniors: 4922; Freshmen: 4029; Sophomores: 3237; Juniors: 2916
(Check out the WesWars Scoreboard and see how your class is doing)
Kickball Tournament
Friday, 12:30 p.m. outside Usdan
Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt
Friday, 9 p.m. Usdan Courtyard
Host your own game
You choose the game, you make the rules, you choose the time and place.
Send us the information, we’ll post to the website and add the points to
your score! Any and all games are welcome, we will tally points
until 9:30 p.m. on Friday night.
Bragging Rights at Homecoming
President Michael Roth will present the “Class Key” to the winning
class during halftime of the Homecoming Football Game. A photo of the
winning class, with the “Class Key” will hang in Usdan for the remainder
of the school year.
A reception for your class
Dean Michael Whaley has offered to host a reception for participants of
the winning class with your class Dean.
for the Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt, Kickball or to post your own game.
We hope you will continue to support your class!
The Cardinal Council
For more information about WesWars or the Cardinal Council, please visit: www.wesleyan.edu/gowes

Dear Wesleyan Musical Performers,
In an effort to collaborate and combine programming efforts, a new committee has been established. The Usdan Common Connections Committee is looking to work with musical performers within the Wesleyan Community to provide opportunities to showcase your talents.

These performances will take many different forms and will happen in a variety of venues. We are currently planning a series of Coffee House performances that will feature two or three artists or groups and will likely be held in the Daniel Family Commons on the third floor of Usdan. The committee is also putting together a “Last Waltz”esque jam that will happen on December 14th in the Marketplace Dining wing. This event is tentatively being billed as “Classes Ending on a Good Note”.

Our hope is that throughout the year many different performers or groups will take advantage of the opportunity to let the Usdan Common Connections Committee plan their performance event. If you have ideas for performances or would like to play in either a Coffee House or in the December jam, please contact Michelle Myers-Brown via email (mmyersbrown@wesleyan.edu) for more details.

If you, or your group, are interested in performing in Usdan at these or other events, please email Michelle Myers-Brown by 11/20/09.

We look forward to hosting performances that showcase the diverse musical styles and the musicians helping to continue the tradition of great music at Wesleyan.

The Usdan Common Connections Committee

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