Wesleyan Women in Science

Swipe right, Swipe Left! WesWIS is inviting you to a Student-Faculty Speed Networking event. There will be one faculty member from every NSM department. Students of all backgrounds, identities, interests and class year are encouraged to participate.

We will use a platform that allows students and faculty to be matched according to interests, sounds familiar? Both faculty and student will have the option to skip or accept the match. If both student and faculty accept the match, they have 5 minutes to chat and have the possibility to extend the meeting to 9 minutes. But do not worry about this now, we will spend the first few minutes of the event on Zoom to go over the logistics.

Please sign up here with your Wesleyan Email or RSVP to nharzallah@wesleyan.edu to get the Zoom link.

The Power of Language Conference

After a year-long pause, the Fries Center for Global Studies is excited to invite you, your students, and peers to participate in the 4th Annual Power of Language Conference to be held remotely on Saturday, April 10, 2021. The organizing committee is seeking paper and performance submissions on language learning and multilingual living.

The Power of Language Conference seeks to bring awareness to the many benefits and complexities of language learning and to promote the study of languages. We invite Wesleyan students, faculty, alumni, community members, and peers from neighboring institutions to join us in reflecting on all aspects of multilingualism in our communities and beyond.

For conference registration, themes and submission, please visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/eventsprograms/langconference/Power%20of%20Language%202021.html.

Application deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by Friday, March 5, 2021.

We look forward to reading your submissions! Please share widely.

Best wishes,
The 2021 Power of Language Organizing Committee

College of Letters Major Declaration

This year the College of Letters is switching to a new more inclusive declaration process for incoming majors. Starting this spring, first-year students will declare the major during the COL Major Declaration Period. The declaration period this semester begins on Tues. February 23, 2021 and runs through Tues. March 23, 2021. Total enrollment in the major is limited to 25 students.

The College of Letters is a three-year, interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy. During these three years, students participate as a cohort in a series of colloquia in which they read and discuss works together (in English), learn to think critically about texts in relation to their contexts and influences—both European and non-European—and in relation to the disciplines that shape and are shaped by those texts. Majors also become proficient in a foreign language and study abroad in order to deepen their knowledge of another culture. The COL, a unique college within Wesleyan University, has its own library and workspace where students can study together, participate in seminars and workshops, attend lectures, and meet informally with their professors, whose offices surround the library.

The COL is unique at Wesleyan in its dedication to the study of the Mediterranean world and the various origins of Europe from antiquity to the present. In our history as a department, we have moved from an oversimplified model of the formation of Europe (with Athens and Jerusalem as points of origin) to a multicausal, more complex model of plural origins. A genealogical approach of this sort to the study of European culture has the benefit of enabling students in our courses throughout the university to regard Europe no longer as the “old world” but as a continent still in transition as it becomes more multilingual, more multicultural, and more religiously diverse.

To declare the COL major, please follow the steps in the following link:


For any further information about the COL or the new declaration process, please contact the current Director, Tushar Irani (tirani@wesleyan.edu).

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Over the next few weeks, representatives from several study abroad programs are hosting info sessions in partnership with Wesleyan’s Office of Study Abroad. It’s never too early to start planning for study abroad, so we hope to see you at an upcoming event!

Temple in Rome (Studio Art)
Monday, February 15 | 5-6pm EST
Temple in Rome Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 933 2099 8292

Universidad de los Andes Exchange
Tuesday, February 16 | 5-6pm EST
UniAndes Zoom Registration Link

The Swedish Program
Wednesday, February 17 | 5-6pm EST
Swedish Program Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 864 4819 8862

BU London Internship Program
Monday, February 22 | 5-6pm EST
BU London Zoom Link
Meeting ID:988 4727 6926
Passcode: 824330

Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris, France (VWPP)
Wednesday, February 24 | 5-6pm EST
VWPP Zoom Registration Link

Eastern College Consortium in Bologna, Italy (ECCo)
Monday, March 1 | 4:30-5:30pm EST
ECCO Zoom Registration Link

Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Madrid, Spain (VWM)
Wednesday, March 3 | 5-6pm EST
VWM Zoom Registration Link

College of Integrative Sciences Research-A-Palooza 2/13

Research-a-Palooza takes place Saturday, February 13, starting @ 12:30 pm (https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/96679368314).

We will start with an hour long panel on “How to get into Research,” followed by Q&A with departments and individual research labs (Chemistry, MBB, Bio, NSB, Psych, https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/91391685233; Astronomy, EES, COE, Physics, Math, CS, https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/93954636251).

Writing Workshop Spring Services

The Writing Workshop is here for you this spring, whether you’re on campus or not! The Workshop officially opens on Monday, February 22nd. See our available appointments via “Writing Workshop Account” under the Academics bucket in WesPortal and come meet with a classmate trained to meet you at any part of your writing process.

Applications for the Writing Mentor program are open, too! Apply here by Thursday, February 18th at noon EST, and we’ll do our best to pair you with a Mentor to meet with each week throughout the spring semester. Bring a friend to one of our Zoom Info Sessions (RSVP/link here) to learn more about the program from current and past mentors and mentees–and to be entered into our raffle for a Wes T-shirt!

For more information, please contact

Naomi Glascock (she/her, they/them)
Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs

Looking for funding for your unpaid or low-paid summer experience?

The 2021 Wesleyan Summer Grants Program will be accepting applications from February 8th – February 26th, 11:59pm.

Wesleyan Summer Grants are funding resources awarded through the Gordon Career Center which allow students to pursue no- or low-paid career-related summer experiences such as internships, faculty-mentored research, language study, volunteer work, field study, and academic programs.

The Gordon Career Center will be holding three virtual information sessions which will cover funding opportunities, eligibility and requirements, navigating the application process, and what makes a strong application. All sessions will conclude with a Q&A. Please click the event links below to register.

February 3, 3pm EST
February 9, 5pm EST
February 18, 11am EST

The list of available grants and the application can be accessed on AcademicWorks through WesPortal. For more information about the application process, please visit the Gordon Career Center website.

Don’t know where to begin or need help with your application? Schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor.