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Exhibition: Sense Impressions: Experiencing Art Through Interactivity

On View:  Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12-6 pm ONE DAY ONLY

Live Performance: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12-1 pm

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Location:    Wesleyan University

                    Davidson Art Center, 2nd Floor

                    301 High Street, Middletown, Connecticut


Exhibition and performance curated by Wesleyan University student Sophie Becker explores audience participation in art through works by Miles Cornwall, Angus Macdonald, Torie White, Jackie Soro and Yatta Zoker. Sense Impressions, a one-day exhibition and performance event taking place on Thursday, April 24, 2014 with performances from 12pm to 1pm, includes works that utilize audio, video, visual art, and performance to explore what it means to interact with a viewer, giving a broad way of looking at different methods of artist-viewer connection. This exhibition tackles themes of the brutality in honesty, traces left behind, and the duality between the natural and the synthetic. Sense Impressions celebrates immersing the viewer into an artistic experience through the incorporation and engagement of the senses.


Situating the performances and exhibition in the second floor of the Wesleyan Davidson Art Center brings this presentation into the context of an art space and places it in a building whose abandoned ambiance wills audience members to enter and explore. The artists will be, for the most part, together in one space, allowing not only for the viewer to interact with the works, but for the different works to play off of each other.


This exhibition and performance is the culmination of an independent study project on the History of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practices with Professor Liena Vayzman in the Wesleyan Department of Art and Art History, with the support of Davison Art Center and Curator Clare Rogan.

Information sessions about the Federal and Wesleyan student loans you borrowed while at Wesleyan will be:

Thursday, May 1, 2014: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 1, 2014: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All sessions will be held in Exley Science Center 150 (Tishler Hall).

These informational sessions are designed to provide you with repayment information for federal and institutional loans you may have borrowed while at Wesleyan.  Information on debt management, budget management, and default prevention, will also be presented at each session.  Representatives from the offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid will be available to address your questions.


At the session, you will also receive your loan exit packet.  The packet contains a list of all the loans you have borrowed while at Wesleyan and instructions for completing mandatory Federal Stafford, Perkins and/or Wesleyan Loan exit counseling.  If you cannot attend, your packet will be mailed to your campus address.  All exit interview materials must be completed by Friday, May 16,2014.  It is university policy to withhold both the diploma and official transcripts for any student who does not complete  mandated loan exit counseling.

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending one of these sessions.  Note that the sessions are NOT “drop-in” presentations; you should be there from the start in order to avail yourself of the information presented. 

Please contact any of the individuals listed below for any questions or concerns OR if you believe you have not received any loans while at Wesleyan OR if you have paid off your loans!



Jacqueline Outlaw                       Hrissi Haldezos                                Margaret Neale

Associate Director                       Associate Director                           Department Assistant

Office of Financial Aid                           Office of Student Accounts            Office of Financial Aid

(860) 685-3320                                     (860) 685-2823                                (860) 685-2862

joutlaw@wesleyan.edu                           hhaldezos@wesleyan.edu                 mneale@wesleyan.edu

Please log in to the Senior Online Name Recorder website at sonar.wesleyan.eduWhether you participate or not in Commencement you must visit the website.


If you will be participating in Commencement, you need to record the pronunciation of your name as you would like it to be read during the ceremony on May 25.  If you will not be participating in Commencement, you need to log in to let us know that as well. 


To begin, please note the following:


  • The online name recorder will NOT work with a mobile phone. It requires a MAC OR PC computer with built-in microphone input.  Make sure that your computer is not muted and that the volume is turned up.
  • Some newer versions of Google Chrome may have a problem with playing back the recording. 
  • If you have issues with your computer, there are two auxiliary computers with these microphones for your use, one at the info desk in Usdan and one at the student help desk in Exley.



If you will be attending, please record your name exactly as your family and you will want to hear it read. If you dislike your middle name, and it will not offend anyone in your family to omit it, you may do so. If you have additional middle names that are not in our official records, they can be read. If you are a “Jr.,” you can decide whether you want that included. Just remember that Commencement is a formal occasion, and should be respected as such. 


There is space on the website for you to leave a note for the faculty members who will read the names, such as phonetic hints if you have a name that may be challenging for them to pronounce.  If you are adding a name(s) that is not in the Registrar’s records, please be sure to pronounce it very distinctly.


Do NOT record your name in a space with a lot of background noise


The deadline for name recording is 12:00 noon on Friday, May 2, which will give the faculty name-readers time to rehearse and to get back to you if they have questions as to the pronunciation of your name.


If you have questions or problems, please contact Kirby Hawkes at khawkes@wesleyan.edu.

Senior Week Outing Day – Tuesday, May 20th: $28

Price includes: transportation, picnic food for the duration of the afternoon, swimming and other outdoor activities


Senior Week Semi-Formal – Thursday, May 22nd: $42

Price includes: transportation, 4-course dinner with choice of entrée, and dancing

(Entrées: Grilled Salmon, Grilled Chicken Breast, Vegetarian Penne Pasta with Veggies, or Vegan Meal option)



Senior Week event tickets will be on sale Tuesday, April 15th until Wednesday, May 14th.

Limited Guest Passes for Senior Week are also available from April 15th until May 14th on a first-come basis.


Tickets will be available at the Box Office.

Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm.

*Students will need to buy tickets in person with their Wesleyan IDs.


Please note: If you purchased a full spring pass in February, your pass includes these two events.

We will contact you shortly about your meal choice for the Semi-Formal.


If you have any questions or concerns, email us at wesleyansco@gmail.com!!!


We hope to see you all there to celebrate our last week together!
Senior Class Officers
Oladoyin Oladapo, Jalen Alexander, Mary Diaz, and Alecia Ng

Please join us for the Celebration of Science Theses on Friday April 18th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, in the Exley Science lobby

Honors and MA students from the NSM Division will present posters on their research to the Wesleyan Community.

Ah, Spring, when a young student’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of research papers! We in the library know you are all impatiently excited to delve deeply into your topics. But before you can dive into a bunch of fascinating articles, books, recordings, etc., you have to find them. And the library has literally [and I mean ‘literally’ literally, not figuratively] hundreds of indexes, databases, and other resources for finding articles, etc. So, to help you save time tracking stuff down so you can spend more time working on your actual papers, you can sign up for a Personal Research Session with a librarian to quickly find everything you need to finish your projects.

Go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/howdoi/makeanappointment.html (or look for the link on the library’s home page at http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr), tell us what you are working on and when you can meet one of us, and we will make a list of appropriate resources and show you how to use them effectively.


 - Kendall Hobbs, Library Instruction Coordinator

The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans, LGBT, or sexuality studies.

The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2014 Commencement booklet.

Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on April 14 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).

If you have any questions, please contact the GLASS Prize chair, Margot Weiss (mdweiss@wesleyan.edu).


Margot Weiss, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology Wesleyan University Center for the Americas, Room 211 Make an appointment: https://calendly.com/margot-weiss http://margotweiss.com/

Broad Street Books

The Wesleyan University Bookstore

45 Broad Street

Middletown, CT 06457


Congratulations on your achievements!  The 2014 Commencement season is approaching soon and it is time to start thinking about purchasing your graduation items such as caps, gowns and class rings.  All these items can be purchased through Broad Street Books, your local university store.

You can purchase your caps and gowns beginning April 1, 2014.  Class rings can be ordered anytime.  To ensure that you will obtain the correct size and fit for your graduation regalia, we recommend that you purchase your items early because some sizes sell more quickly than others do.  If you are unable to pick up your regalia at the bookstore, we will be glad to have it shipped to you.  Contact Broad Street Books to place your order and provide shipping information.  Payment will be due at the time of ordering.  A shipping and handling fee will be applied to your purchase total.

Prices for the Graduation regalia are listed below.  Please note that these prices do not reflect sales tax and that all graduation regalia are non-refundable.

  • Undergrad/ Bachelor: $39 (price includes cap & gown)
  • Master’s Unit:$69.00 (price includes hood)
  • Doctoral Unit:$130 (price includes hood & tams)
  • Tassels: $5.00

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (860) 685-7323(860) 685-7323 and ask for Erin Ricker or Don Dantzler.  Our store hours are Monday –Friday 9 am-8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.

Thank you and again congratulation on your well deserved honor.



Don Dantzler

Store Manager

Broad Street Books

Wesleyan University Bookstore & Café

Wesleyan University, April 12th, 2014 W,

HY: 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.

CONVENERS: College of the Environment, Wesleyan University; Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Wesleyan University; Middlesex Community College; The Rockfall Foundation; U.S. Climate Plan; Wesleyan Climate Ambassadors; Wesleyan Sustainability Office

Learn more about Graduate Liberal Studies at Wesleyan

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 6:30pm

74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown (white house past Admissions)

Graduate Liberal Studies at Wesleyan is an opportunity for you to earn your MA in just one or two years, depending on the pace you set for yourself, while studying with your favorite professors and continuing to enjoy the best of what Wesleyan has to offer. Join us on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 to learn more about degree applications and financial aid. The next deadline for submitting degree applications and financial aid applications is April 14, 2014. We’ll meet at 74 Wyllys Avenue – the white building just past Admissions. Call us at (860) 685-2900(860) 685-2900 or email masters@wesleyan.edu to learn more. 





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