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What Can You Do with Anthropology? Alumni Panel + Open House

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From Professor Margot Weiss:

What can you do after graduation with a degree in Anthropology? Come hear four recent Wes Alumni talk about life after Wesleyan!

Friday, February 17, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Russell House
reception with snacks to follow — department faculty will also be on hand to answer questions about the major.

Mariama Eversley ’14, Embedded Historian Fellow for Blights Out in New Orleans
Promiti Islam ’08, National Training Specialist at the Posse Foundation in New York City
Michele Ko ’16, Government Relations Associate at Planned Parenthood of New York City
Katie McConnell ’13, Master of Environmental Science candidate at Yale’s School of Forestry

Contact Prof. Margot Weiss with any questions! Click here for more.

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Place: Russell House

Wesleyan Women in Science Presents: WesCourses!

wescwhteThis one requires an RSVP but has the potential of free food:

Whether you’re a freshman who wants the scoop about the cool profs, a sophomore trying to choose a mathy/sciencey major, a junior curious about journal club, or a senior with advice to share, Wescourses is for you! We’ll have ~in-the-know~ upperclassmen from many majors that will calm your pre-reg nerves and answer questions about how to navigate your major. There’s free lunch too! All genders welcome.

RSVP to msnow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you’re interested!

Date: Friday, November 6 — today!
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
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History Open House

From Valere Demuynck ’16:

Interested in history? Considering a history major or history minor? Come to the History Open House! Meet students and faculty, discuss potential careers, and enjoy a pizza lunch!

Date: November 13
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: CSS Lounge in PAC (4th floor)

The Varied Facilities of Different Majors

No matter how extensively you go about this campus, you still won’t know everything about Wesleyan’s many different facilities. Are you ever curious about what is up on the 3rd floor of 41 Wyllys because all you seem to see is a locked door? Or what is in the beautiful glass structure on Washington Terrace that, let’s admit it, is just too far to visit? Well, now I have done the legwork, so you don’t have to.

As an inevitable result of watching 16th-17th century English drama recently, I dare to categorize my findings of Wesleyan’s facilities for different majors into “the commoners,” “the nobilities,” and “the royals.”

*This post will not be a report on administrative details such as what department owns what. It is also not a very reliable guide for stalking any specific major’s students. It is, most importantly, NOT diminishing or elevating any majors just because of the facilities.

Minorities In Science Interest Meeting

goalsFrom Ama Essuman ’15:

Did you feel unprepared?
Did you wish you had more guidance?
Were you considering changing your major?
Come out and discuss the next steps in establishing a network/support
group for Minorities pursuing the sciences. ALL ALLIES ARE WELCOME!!

Date: Wednesday, December 4th
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114

College of Letters Open House

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Are you tired of academic monogamy? If you’re a freshman, COL might be just the right solution for you:

Freshmen: You are cordially invited to the COL Open House receptions on Monday Feb. 25 and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 4:15 pm!! COL majors, faculty, and cookies will be present to provide comfort, support, and answers to any major-related questions.

Classical Studies Open House Lunch

From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13:

Interested in learning about how studying the ancient world can help set you on a modern career path? Well, come find out over free lunch provided by Typhoon! Current and prospective majors alike are encouraged to come and engage!

Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: noon – 1:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200, 294 High Street)
Free food: FREE FOOD

EAST Majors Open House

Find out what the East Studies major is all about. Meet the professors and other students who are also interested in East Asian studies. Take advantage of the Mansfield Freeman Center’s art gallery, meditation room and Japanese garden while enjoying a Chinese food buffet in the seminar room. Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere and learn about what makes EAST and the Mansfield Freeman Center the shining star of Wesleyan University.

Date:   Thursday, Feb 10
Time:   Noon – 1:00 PM
Place:  Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Environmental Studies major in the works?

Members of the Facebook group “Support the Environmental Studies Linked Major at Wesleyan” received the following message last night:

Good News: We now have a Environmental Studies Major at Wesleyan!!! It passed today at the faculty meeting! Thanks so much everyone for your help at support! I will keep this group running for a while for questions about the major. No news on declaring yet, but I will post info about declaring the major, courses, description etc etc in the coming weeks. Thanks so much again everyone!!

According to group creator Eliana Theodorou ’12, the major will go into effect in the fall. Rising sophomores will be able to declare it, and rising juniors will likely be able to switch as well. The group also notes that “Students will still have to fulfill requirements for another major to gain expertise in an area. The Environmental Studies major is linked so that students will be able to bring use their expertise from another major to the table when dealing with environmental issues.” The major requires one introductory course and seven electives, including a senior “capstone project” and senior colloquium. The Environmental Studies certificate will still be offered as well.

WesMaps still only lists the Environmental Studies certificate, and be aware there hasn’t been an official confirmation of this yet. Still, I see no reason to doubt this.

Yo Sophomores! Declare Your Future!

As most of you know, major declaration has begun and ends March 6th. So as you contemplate your future, your friendly Peer Advisors of the SARN has compiled a few resources that can help you decide. Dean Garrett, 2011 Class Dean, will offer his advice, the CRC will have info on possible careers, and there will be a instructions on how to add a major online. Snacks will be served as you ponder whether Econ or Religion is your calling.

What: Major Declaration Workshop
When: Sunday, February 22nd 7-8 PM
Where: Usdan Multi-purpose Room (Basement)