End-of-Semester Checklist for Int’l Students

From: Office of International Student Affairs <oisa@wesleyan.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:35 AM
To: Pan, Chia-Ying
Subject: End-of-Semester Checklist for Int’l Students

Dear International Students,
Here is an end-of-semester checklist for you:

  • Check your I-20 to see if you need a new travel signature: Check the bottom of page 2 of your I-20, if you don’t have a signature there, you need to get one. If you do have a signature, the date on it must be less than 12 months old from the date on which you will return to the U.S..
  • Check your I-20 for your program end date: Check page 1 of your I-20 where it says “program of study” and make sure that your program end date corresponds with your projected degree completion date at Wesleyan.
  • Check your passport expiration date: Your passport must be valid for at least six months past the date you plan to return to the U.S.. Make plans to renew your passport if you need a new one.
  • Check your F-1 visa expiration date: Your F-1 visa (attached in your passport) must be valid for at least 2 days past the date you plan to return to the U.S.. If you need a new F-1 visa, contact the U.S. consulate in your passport country. Check the visa appointment wait time and plan ahead.
  • Make summer storage arrangements: Wesleyan does not provide on campus storage to students. However, you can find a list of commercial storage facilities to support your summer storage needs.
  • Find a travel buddy to share the cost to the airport: Use the May 2019 Airport Rideshare Spreadsheet to find someone if you need a travel buddy.

Please note that all summer off-campus employment in the U.S. requires a prior work authorization.

If you need to adjust your program end date, get a new travel signature or have questions about off-campus employment during the summer, please email oisa@wesleyan.edu to schedule an appointment.
Good luck wrapping up your semester!
Office of International Student Affairs 

Summer Statistics Course, PSYC 200 Statistics is a requirement to get into the psychology major. 

Summer Statistics Course, PSYC 200

Statistics is a requirement to get into the psychology major.

https://owaprod-pub.wesleyan.edu/reg/!wesmaps_page.html?stuid=&crse=008827&term=1196

 

This five-week course is an introductory-level statistics course for students interested in conducting psychological research and/or considering a psychology or neuroscience undergraduate major. The course will introduce the concepts and methods most commonly used in the analysis of quantitative data in psychological research such as behavioral experiments and life observations. Lectures will be provided to introduce the concepts and/or mathematical procedures of the core statistical topics and methods, including descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation, simple regression and nonparametric tests such as chi-square tests. The course will emphasize activity-based learning by engaging students into practices of statistical methods and analysis procedure using statistical software for social sciences and task-based problem solving activities. The course will also include periodical reviews and unit tests to consolidate learning. Performance will be assessed using homework assignments, projects, and tests with objective problem items and objective scoring guides. To register, the prerequisite of other coursework (e.g., Psyc105) as a requirement for eligibility to enroll in this section will be waived. Please contact Dr. Chenmu “Julia” Xing atcxing@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.

Summer Session Financial Aid Deadline this Friday at Noon

Please note that THIS FRIDAY APRIL 19 at noon is the deadline for Financial Aid, Housing and Dining.

Financial Aid form: in WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session – a simple, 2-minute, no-obligation application.

Housing Request link and Dining Request link are also in WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session.

Summer Session registration is open now and will remain open until the classes begin, although courses will be cancelled for low enrollment on May 10.  So if you intend to register, please do so as soon as possible.

To Register:

  • Download the form from WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session
  • Meet with your advisor and get approval to register for the courses you want
  • Prepay the tuition here: https://wesleyan.afford.com/
  • Bring your completed registration form and proof of payment to the Summer Session office.
  • We are located at 74 Wyllys Ave, next door to Admission and our hours are M-F, 8-5

If you are off-campus for the fall term, instructions on registering can be found in WesPortal/Courses/Summer Session.

Helpful links:
Course descriptions: wesleyan.edu/summer/curriculum/index.html
Calendar: wesleyan.edu/summer/Calendar.html
Summer Session Homepage: wesleyan.edu/summer/

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Summer Session Staff
summer@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-2005

Sustainability (Composting) Intern Position – Apply Now

Passionate about the environment? Love to get your hands dirty? The Wesleyan Sustainability Office is looking for 2 new composting interns for next semester, Fall 2019. Training for this position will be required and will occur in the first few weeks of May. Fill out this form if you are interested!  Applications will close Wednesday, April 17th.

Jennifer Kleindienst

Sustainability Director

284 High St. Room 104

(860) 685-3242

International students who received income in 2018 must file taxes

International students who received income in 2018:
  • Filing deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Students who fall under the category of non-resident aliens should log in to FNTR (tax preparation software) to file taxes. To access log in information for FNTR, check here. Students must log in through WesPortal to access the file.
  • FNTR is NOT for resident aliens.
  • If students are not sure whether they are non-resident aliens or resident aliens for tax purposes, they should visit this IRS page.
International students who did not receive income in 2018.
  • Filing deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Students must file Tax From 8843.
Best,
Chia-Ying
Chia-Ying Sophia Pan

Director of International Student Services

Office of International Student Affairs

Wesleyan University

North College, Room 218
237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459
P. (860) 685-3031

How to Register for Room Selection Nights

If you want to participate in Room Selection Nights, you must be registered in the system before 12 p.m. (noon) EST on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  Be sure to do this early, so that if you run into any issues we can assist you.

To find the Housing Selection Site:

  1. Select the “Offices & Other Services Bucket”
  2. Click on Residential Life
  3. Click on Housing & Staff Selection

You will need to accept the housing contract and lead paint agreement before you can start.

To register as an individual:

  1. Register via selecting “Room Selection Nights” on the “Explore Housing” page.
  2. Read the information on the “Room Selection Nights” page and go to the navigation box and select “Form a group of one”.
  3. Check the “status” tab to make sure the housing type in the status box says “Room Selection Nights”.

To apply as a group of two or more individuals:

  1. The first person registers via selecting “Room Selection Nights” on the “Explore Housing” page.
  2. Read the information on the “Room Selection Nights” page and find the box at the bottom of the page and select “Form a Group”.
  3. Email addresses can be entered so invites are sent to the rest of the selection group.
  4. The invited people will receive an email inviting them to join. They can either click the link in the email or go to their e-portfolio and select “join group” and enter the email address or WesID of the person that invited them.
  5. Each student in the group must register separately. Everyone should check their “status” tab to make sure the group names and housing type in the status box are accurate.

Paz y luz,

Liliana Carrasquillo-Vasquez  (she, her pronouns)

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Wesleyan University

860-685-3550/ lcarrasquill@wesleyan.edu

Drop-in Hours: M: 3-4pm, Th: 3-4pm, and F: 9-10am

Beyond Assimilation: Seeking a Disabled Aesthetic – Thursday, April 4, 4:30-6PM,

Beyond Assimilation: Seeking a Disabled Aesthetic

Lecture/Demonstration with Toby MacNutt  https://www.tobymacnutt.com

Thursday, April 4, 4:30-6PM, Schonberg Dance Building, 247 Pine St

As disability in dance becomes more visible and mainstream, there is pressure to assimilate to mainstream dance aesthetics. But disability presents an enormous range and variation of potential in movement, perception, and thinking, by its very nature, which can expand upon and challenge the existing field. What does it mean to embrace a disabled aesthetic? How does it change dance practices and performance? Toby MacNutt will discuss these questions, show some sample work, and speculate on the future of disability in dance and why it matters.

This lecture/demonstration is sponsored by the Dance Department and Disability Studies Course Cluster, the Division II Dean’s Office and the Center for Pedagogical Innovation.

 

Relational Dance

Open Class. No experience necessary, all are welcome!

Friday April5, 1:20-4:10PM, Schonberg Dance Building, 247 Pine Street

Working as a group requires consensus, a shared understanding of goals, boundaries, and trust. To negotiate this consensus, each group member needs to be able to communicate their needs, and that requires understanding them. We’ll practice locating our own physical and emotional boundaries, and blending them safely into duos and groups. We’ll also explore some specific tools for leaderless thinking as a group, and creating, strengthening, and straining relationships with choreography.

This lecture/demonstration is sponsored by the Dance Department and Disability Studies Course Cluster, the Division II Dean’s Office and the Center for Pedagogical Innovation.

 

BIO Toby MacNutt  https://www.tobymacnutt.com is a queer, nonbinary trans, and disabled dancer/choreographer, author, and teacher living in Burlington, VT. They make dance work for crutches, wheels, ground, and aerial. In June 2018 Toby premiered ENTER THE VOID, a performance installation in the darkness of space, accompanied by a sci-fi poetry guidebook. Toby has been creating performance work since 2014 and has also performed with Heidi Latsky’s GIMP Project, Tiffany Rhynard/Big APE, Nicole Dagesse/Murmurations Dance, and Lida Winfield, among others.

 

A few short readings that will give context in Dance and Disability, and also its intersection with Queer Studies.

Rather than trying to find comprehensive overviews of disability in dance I picked a few for a particular example, Kinetic Light’s “Descent”. Conveniently, I know both Alice and Laurel.

History, including of disability in dance in general and of Alice and Laurel and DESCENT specifically: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xyyyx/the-women-building-a-new-art-form-in-the-world-of-dance

Theory, including the ideas of supercrips and the connection between disability and queerness and race, https://filthydreams.org/2018/04/15/what-bodies-and-whose-stories-do-we-primarily-witness-onstage-intersectional-world-making-with-kinetic-lights-descent/

Both of those articles cite a number of folks who would be good to explore more of (Carrie Sandahl, Simi Linton) if classes are looking for more context, and link to other articles and materials with more info too.

More about DESCENT: https://kineticlight.org/

: ) Toby