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Check out an exhibition curated by Ahmed Badr ’20.

“Part sculptural installation, part oral history project, the show runs Sept. 13 through 18 at Artspace’s 50 Orange St. gallery space.”


Post-Study Abroad Course

Students who have studied abroad over the past academic should consider a new half-credit course being offered this fall:

CGST 201: Crossing Identities and Borders: Processing Study Abroad
https://iasext.wesleyan.edu/regprod/!wesmaps_page.html?stuid=&facid=NONE&crse=014894&term=1179 .

Research has shown that students make the most of their experiential learning abroad when they are given the opportunity to reflect upon it mindfully. This student-centered seminar will offer returnees from abroad (fall 2016 or spring 2017) the opportunity to do just that: reflect on their personal experience through regular interactions with others who have shared similar experiences. We will meet once a week as a group to discuss readings of general interest, related to identity, borders, culture, and intercultural sensitivity and growth. The goal of this half-credit course is to provide you with the support needed for gaining a deeper understanding of your experience, and for representing this understanding in the way that makes most sense for you (e.g., through an essay, a digital narrative, a work of art).

Inquiries may be sent to Prof. Bernardo Antonio González at agonzalez@wesleyan.edu.


1. this class meets on Thursday mornings only
2. the readings are intended to generate discussion
3. success in this course equates to their commitment and participation, to their efforts at processing their own experience in a personally meaningful way; it does NOT equate to conventional notions of mastery
4. this course is really an ideal “capstone” for our majors.
5. this is an ideal way of picking up an extra half credit, stress-free

Welcome from CAPS!

Hey Wesleyan!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you to campus for the 2017-2018 year. We are happy to share with you that, with support from Student Affairs and the President’s Office, we begin this year with additional staff to help meet your needs. We also want to make sure you know what services CAPS provides to the Wesleyan community.

Our team of psychotherapists and doctoral level externs provide individual counseling as well as a variety of groups for students who experience personal difficulties such as grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment or relationship struggles, or any other issues with which they need support and assistance. Students in crisis or with urgent needs will be able to see someone from our team quickly through daily crisis hours, while those with less urgent issues can typically see a provider within 7-10 days. We also have on-call clinicians available after-hours during the academic year for students who need immediate assistance when our office is closed.

In addition to our diverse team of therapists, we have a number of externs and fellows who are here to work with you. We also have a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner, Katie Scheinberg, who believes in a client-centered approach that focuses on psychopharmacologic treatment in partnership with therapy.

Information about our all of our staff is available on our website www.wesleyan.edu/caps, but we are happy to introduce three new clinicians on our team (bios below).

To schedule an appointment, call us at 860.685.2910 M-F from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Students can also email us their weekly availability at counseling@wesleyan.edu. Check our webpage for upcoming groups – fall offerings will include WESupport, Self-Care for Activists, Mindful Action, Addressing Insomnia workshop series, Understanding Self and Others for Female-Identified Students, and more.

We hope to see you at CAPS!

Dr. D’Andrea

Neal Sardana, our new full-time therapist, joins us after two years as a diversity fellow at Williams College. Neal has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development. His professional interests include identity development, impact of culture, social justice, marginalization and privilege, and toxic masculinity. He has a background in career counseling and will partner with the Career Center to develop new programming this fall. Neal is also the CAPS liaison to the graduate student community.

Jennie Setaro is our new part-time therapist. Jennie has an MA in mental health counseling, and her passion lies in working with college students who struggle with adjustment, anxiety, addiction, and sexuality. Jennie is also a former college athlete who is looking forward to expanding the CAPS liaison program with the athletics department.

Dr. Jessica Naecker is our postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Naecker is trained as a generalist, but specializes in working with students experiencing anxiety and students who have experienced trauma. She will also serve as the CAPS liaison to Academic Affairs, with the goal of assisting faculty in providing support to students.


Have you ever wanted a personal editor? Someone who would meet with you privately to help you with your writing?

Your Writing Mentor will work with you on your particular writing concerns, whether you need help generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving sentence clarity and grammar, or managing your time.  As mentors and mentees meet on a weekly basis, this program is designed for students who enjoy regular collaboration.  If you participate, you will enroll in a .25 credit tutorial and have a sophomore, junior, or senior assigned to meet with you throughout the semester.

We work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines.  All services are free.

To apply for a writing mentor for the Fall 2017 semester, please fill out the online application here by Monday, September 18th at 8:00AM; we will let you know by Wednesday, September 20th, if we’ve been able to pair you with a mentor. Please contact Ford Fellow Emery Frick at writingworks@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3125 if you have any questions or concerns.

Volunteer with ESL (English as a Second Language) children in the Middletown Public School System
Provide academic instruction and support to children at Woodrow Wilson Middle School as they continue to hone their English language skills. Help with day to day assignments and classroom activities
Knowledge of Spanish / French / Sinhala preferred, but not required
Minimum commitment: ~2 hours per week, between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm (WWMS school hours), preferably over the whole 2017-2018 academic year

Informational meeting: Have pizza with the middle schoolers you’ll be assisting!
Friday Sept. 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Highwaymen Common Room
Dept. Romance Languages & Literatures (300 High St)

For further information, please contact Phoebe Howe (phhowe@wesleyan.edu)



Teach elementary Spanish / French to Middletown children (ages 4-7)
at the Russell Library (“Speak like Babar” / “Speak like Dora”)
Limited to 4 volunteers who will be enrolled in a French/Spanish class 221 or above (2 French/2 Spanish)
Commitment: 1 hour on Saturday (12-1 for Spanish, 1-2 pm, October and November), plus several sessions to prepare lessons

Informational meeting

Friday Sept. 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

127 Downey House

For further information, please contact Prof. Ana Pérez-Gironés (aperezgirone@wesleyan.edu )

Dear Students,

We are excited to announce our annual Wes in the World Photo Contest! This contest offers our students who have studied or live abroad to share their experiences with our community. We invite anyone who falls within this group to submit photographs that you feel best represent your experiences abroad. In doing so, you will support the Fries Center for Global Studies in our efforts to recognize and celebrate cultural diversity.

Here is how you can participate.

You can find the contest rules, submission guidelines, and upload your photos on this website: http://bit.ly/2whqxB2

This year we have 5 categories for photo submission, as displayed below:
• People: Single pictures portraying individual or groups of people.
• Nature and Architecture: Single pictures of flora, fauna, structures, or landscapes.
• Daily Life: Single pictures documenting either the ordinary or extraordinary elements in everyday life not normally considered news.
• Contemporary Issues: Single pictures documenting cultural, economic, environmental, political, or social issues.
• Sports: Single pictures that capture individual or team sports.

Entry Deadline: September 30th, 2017

Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category at a special event, to be hosted in the Fries Center for Global Studies during International Education Week (November 13-17).

If you have any questions about the photo contest, please email Kia Lor (klor@wesleyan.edu).

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