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Dear Seniors,

Come see the amazing founder of the Wesleyan American Studies Department–Richard Slotkin–in action, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 4:15, POWELL FAMILY CINEMA, fabulous Italian cookies to follow (see the poster below). Professor Slotkin was a member of the English Department, began the American Studies Department (when he was in his mid-twenties), and helped establish the Film Department, and was one of Wesleyan’s most popular and beloved teachers (the first professor to win Wesleyan’s Binswanger Teaching Award twice). He has not only written history, he has made it. Since his early thirties he has been internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest American Studies scholars and he played a foundational role in developing the analysis of empire and race in the field of American Studies. He taught hundreds of students each year in his movie courses on “Westerns” and also on war movies. In December he was interviewed about gun control on Bill Moyers’ PBS show and before that has been interviewed by the major networks on gun culture and movies (for instance, re-reading the Star Wars films as extensions of the “frontier myth”). He retired in 2008 and has not lectured at Wesleyan for undergraduates since then. So this is a really special treat!

Best,

Professor Pfister
Chair, American Studies Department

WANT $28,000 TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD
DOING A SELF-DESIGNED PROJECT BASED ON YOUR PASSION
FOR ONE YEAR AFTER YOU GRADUATE?

ATTENTION JUNIORS!

APPLY FOR THE
THOMAS J. WATSON FELLOWSHIP FOR 2015-16

APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

WATSON INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Wednesday, APRIL 16
4:15 to 5:00 PM PAC 002

with Dean Brown & Watson Fellow Emily Watson ‘14

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
www.watsonfellowship.org and www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/scholarships/index.html
College loan assistance and insurance allowance also available.

Climate Justice Conference of Solutions
Wesleyan University, April 12th, 2014

WHY: Much of the conversation around climate change is dominated by the narrative
of “doom-and-gloom.” We believe it is time to focus on solutions in order to move towards climate justice. The focus on the right kinds of solutions from a myriad of perspectives can help put us on the path towards a better future. Rather than continuing to talk about the forms of energy, societies, or policies we don’t want, this will be an opportunity to foster dialogues about the better future we envision.

WHAT: The conference will have panels focused on solutions to our climate
and energy challenges (from campaign strategy, policy, and technological perspectives), the co-benefits of climate action (from labor, social justice, business, and national security perspectives), and on-the-ground accounts of solutions in action. The focus will be both national and local in scope.

In addition to panels, conference participants will break out into action-oriented
workshops in between sessions. We want this conference to serve as a platform for people to get organized around climate action—not
just talk about it.

KEYNOTE:
David Foster, Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance

WHEN:
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 8:30am – 5pm

WHERE:
Wesleyan University, Exley Science Center

265 Church Street

Middletown, CT 06457

REGISTER:
Registration is free! Register online here by March 31st to reserve your space.

For more info: contact info@usclimateplan.org or visit http://www.usclimateplan.org/#!conference/cpsh

About Wesleyan: Wesleyan University has a history of hosting well attended, effective, high level conferences of this nature. Every year in the fall, it hosts the “Where on Earth are We Going?” symposium and in 2010, it hosted the Pricing Carbon Conference
which had around 550 attendees and 33,000 live-streaming hits from all around the world. This conference is shaping up to be equally as exciting, and we hope that you will join us to make it so.

Dear ’15,
There will be an Honors Thesis informational session for rising seniors TOMORROW from 12:00-12:45 in PAC001. A faculty representative from the Honors Committee, the Honors Coordinator and I will be on hand to explain the process. Bring your lunch and your questions!

‘15ers,
-Want to know more about the Career Center’s amazing alumni database? These are alums who have volunteered to serve as resources/mentors and who might help you get your foot in the door.
-Want to know more about some fantastic internships that are still available? How about some incredible internships students have done in the past (the what, how and why)?
-Want to have someone help you create a targeted resume? How about a cover letter?
-Want to know more about careers in the performing arts? Careers in journalism?
-Want to know more about volunteering abroad? Woofing? Working for a non-profit?
Come by the Career Center at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon for cookies, coffee and life-altering wisdom!
Best,
Dean Wood

Dear ’15,
There will be an Honors Thesis informational session for rising seniors on April 8 from 12:00-12:45 in PAC001. A faculty representative from the Honors Committee, the Honors Coordinator and I will be on hand to explain the process and answer any questions you might have.

There will also be an IRB student workshop on April 3rd at 4:15pm in 41 Wyllys, Room 114; please attend if you’re planning a thesis that involves human subject research.
Relevant information can be found here:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/registrar/honors/honors_program.html

Best,
Dean Wood

Housing for 2014-2015

When you return from spring break, the housing selection process will be continuing. Below is information related information session and important deadlines for the selection process. Information about Open Bid, Community Standard Workshops, and Room Selection Nights Registration can be found in the Housing Selection website in your e-portfolio. Please let us know if you have any questions at reslife@wesleyan.edu

March 24, 2014
The second round of Program Housing/CBLV Open Bid begins at Noon (12 p.m.) EST
Students can apply to program houses and communities throughout spring break. Acceptance notifications start on Tuesday, March 25th

March 25, 2014
Room Selection Nights Information Session for Rising Juniors
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Usdan 108
March 26, 2014,

First Year Focus: Room Selection Nights Information Session for first-year students
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Usdan 110

March 27, 2014
Community Standards Workshop #1
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house. Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 12 p.m.

Room Selection Nights Information Session for Rising Seniors
6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Pac 001

March 28, 2014
Program Housing/ CBLV Open bid closes at noon (12 p.m. ) EST

Community Standards Workshop #2
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house. Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 12 p.m.

March 31, 2014
Community Standards Workshop #3
2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house. Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 2 p.m.

April 2, 2014
Room Selection Nights Registration closes at Noon (12 p.m.) EST
We will not be able to register students after 12 p.m. Any student not registered to participate will be placed on the waitlist and housed over the summer.

Community Standards Workshop #4
12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Science Center 150
Rising Seniors that want to select a wood frame house. Attendees must present WesID at the door and no one is admitted after 12 p.m

New Academic Opportunity in 2014-15 for rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores!

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life invites applications from students in all majors for a new program to begin in Fall 2014 that will engage twenty students in a Cluster of three one-credit courses, a year-long collaborative research project, and a range of associated lectures and academic and social activities throughout the academic year.

Professors Richard Adelstein and John Finn, both acclaimed scholars and past winners of the Binswanger Teaching Prize, will be running this first Cluster.

This first Cluster is organized around the theme of centralization and decentralization in both economic and political life. This is an issue of special salience in the twenty-first century, as citizens in the U.S., the former Soviet Union, the European Union and emerging nations elsewhere debate the proper relation between local and central governments in a range of political and economic contexts.

For more details on the cluster and how to apply, see: http://www.wesleyan.edu/allbritton/Collaborative_cluster_initiative.html

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