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Friday, October 28


A La Carte Snacks and Beverages
Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown and surrounding areas. A list of on-campus dining options and hours of operation will be available when you arrive on campus and check in at the Usdan University Center (show in map).

8:30 AM to 11:00 PM
EXHIBIT Documents in Black and White
The exhibition “Documents in Black and White” consists of photographs from the Nancy Ottmann Albert Collection held by Special Collections & Archives. Selected by the artist, the works span the thirty years she spent documenting New England’s built environment. Inspired by Walker Evans and the FSA photographers, Albert (MALS ’94) began to photograph textile mills and industrial sites throughout New England in 1981. Shooting black and white film in a medium format camera, she returned over the years to record their decline and disappearance. Further exploration led her to seek out other endangered structures and landscapes. These include mental institutions emptied by changing philosophies of treatment and a commissioned study of Long River Village, Middletown’s oldest housing project, prior to its demolition. The exhibition also contains images of roadside and urban vernacular architecture; barns and abandoned homesteads; filling stations; drive-in theaters. All of the work, which includes gelatin silver photographs, was printed by the artist. 
Special Collections & Archives exhibition cases, 1st floor, Olin Memorial Library

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Attend a Class
Students may arrange with their professors for parents to visit classes, or parents and alumni may obtain a class schedule at Registration (Usdan University Center) and see what looks interesting (some classes may be restricted). Please plan to arrive on time and to stay for the duration of the class.

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Registration and Information
Everyone--parents, families, and students--please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, and more.
Usdan University Center

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
WesWell Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) Annual Halloween Outreach
Students, stop by for hot chocolate, tea, and special giveaways while we wish you a happy & healthy Halloween!
Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
EXHIBITION FLYING CARPETS: new paintings by David Schorr
Professor of Art David Schorr's solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother's Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi.
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Noon to 5pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT William Earle Williams: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic
African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
For the last three decades, William Earle Williams has traced the overlooked histories of African Americans, locating unmarked sites and photographing them with clarity and quiet elegance. This exhibition will include more than 60 photographs together with historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts. Through both his research and his photographs, Williams tracks the history of African Americans from the first shipments of enslaved Africans to the many stops on the Underground Railroad, and from the battlefields of the Civil War to Emancipation. He summarizes his subject as "historical places in the New World from the Caribbean to North America where Americans black and white determined the meaning of freedom." This moving exhibition reveals the power of photography to bring what has been willfully forgotten or erased back to our collective consciousness.
William Earle Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art and holds a BA in history from Hamilton College. His photographs have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, and African American Museum in Philadelphia. Williams's photographs are in many public collections including those of the National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. A 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Williams was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2003-2004.
Davison Art Center Gallery

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT Saddle Up! The Western Film
The exhibit showcases western-themed film posters from 1936 to 1992, and features films  from directors including Cecil B. DeMille, John Ford, Raoul Walsh, King Vidor, and Clint Eastwood.
The Gallery is open Friday and Saturday afternoons from 12 to 4 and admission is FREE.
Rick Nicita Gallery, Center for Film Studies, College of Film and the Moving Image

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT Draw Yourself In, College Of East Asian Studies
Featuring some of the Mansfield Freeman Center's finest works.Draw Yourself In is an audience-participation exhibition, allowing you to reimagine the exhibited works in new forms and mediums. Find more details here.
College of East Asian Studies, Mansfield Freeman Center

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Jummah Service & Prayer with Lunch
Please join the Muslim/Islam community at Wesleyan for Jummah prayer in the Muslim Prayer Room. This religious service will be led by Wesleyan’s Muslim Chaplain, Sami Abdul Aziz. Catered Halal Ethnic Lunch will be served after the service. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the Muslim culture and Islamic faith on campus, from both a spiritual and sociological perspective as well as to try some amazing ethnic food! All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Muslim Prayer Room (Room 211), Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 169 High Street

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gordon Career Center Open House &
Wesleyan Summer Experience Showcase  
Please stop by the Gordon Career Center to hear more about the resources available to students as they explore the future. Visit with the staff and the director, Sharon Belden Castonguay.  Chat with the 2016 Wesleyan Summer Experience Grant recipients about their internship experiences from over the summer. All are welcome! 
Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall (show in map)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Student Affairs Office Hours
An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean and/or the associate dean for student academic resources.   

David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2020 – North College, Room 215
Jennifer Wood, Dean for the Class of 2019 — North College, Room 203 
Renee Johnson-Thornton, Dean for the Class of 2018 – North College, Room 217
*Louise Brown, Dean for the Class of 2017— North College, Room 202
Laura Patey, Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources — North College, Room 021  
*Dean Brown will be available 2-3 p.m., as she is hosting the WESeminar, “Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad” at 3:30 p.m.  
Note: Student Affairs Office Hours will again be offered on Saturday, 10:30- 12:30 PM.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wesleyan Abroad: Everything Your Student Might Forget to Mention
Join the office of international studies staff and students to discuss what families need to know about study abroad for Wesleyan students. Topics will include affordability and financial aid, sites and kinds of programs, credit transfer, health and safety, and the benefits of spending a semester or year studying in another country. Please come with questions. 
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) Open House
The newly established Center for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) to inspire, incubate, and disseminate sustainable pedagogical innovation in the context of a high-quality undergraduate liberal arts education. The CPI staff provide Wesleyan University faculty and instructional staff with the infrastructure resources, technical and logistical assistance, training and mentoring needed to design, test, and deliver innovative courses, instructional materials, formats and modes of delivery. 
Fisk Hall

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WESEMINAR Learning with the Center for Prison Education
Learn about the Center for Prison Education - an academic program where Wesleyan faculty teach credited courses at two correctional facilities. You will hear from a faculty member, an undergraduate student and a released student about their experiences supporting, teaching and participating in the program.
Speakers: Giulio Gallarotti, Wesleyan Professor of Government and Tutor in the College of Social Studies;  James Keitt, Center for Prison Education alum; and Robbie Webster  ’18
Room 208, Fisk Hall (Class of 2003/Hulley Classroom)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WESEMINAR Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad
Members of the Class of 2017 share their summer and fall projects, representing a cross-section of student research and creativity. Students will share their work and discuss the process that guided their explorations.
Moderator: Louise S. Brown, Dean for the Class of 2017 
Presenters: Carolyn Dundes ’17 BIOL, CIS; Jake Lahut ’17 COL, FRST; Nick Morgan ’17 GOVT; Tatianna Pryce  ’17  BIOL, NS&B; May Treuhaft-Ali ’17 THEA
Room 116, Judd Hall

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
WESEMINAR Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan
Social innovation has always been in the DNA of Wesleyan. Last year, we were recognized by Princeton Review as the #1 “Best School for Making an Impact” and Forbes as the #9 college for entrepreneurship. During this panel discussion, we’ll hear from student entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, activists, and community leaders who are using their interdisciplinary liberal arts education to tackle the pressing problems of the world--starting right here on campus.
Moderator: Makaela Kingsley ’98, director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Panelists: Alvin Chitena ’19, Nebiyu Daniel ’18,  Natalie May ’17, Taylor McClain ’17, Anthony Price ’20, Dennis White ’19, AJ Wilson ’19
Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Allbritton Center 
Allbritton 311

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family Weekend Dinner
Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for dinner at the Usdan University Center. Sample a variety of fresh, local, and made-to-order options from Bon Appetit, Wesleyan’s on-campus dining service. Enjoy salad bars, carving stations, hot entrees, numerous side dishes, beverages, and desserts. Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options are available. 
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets). 
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. 
Marketplace, Usdan University Center (show in map)

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shabbat Services
Please join Wesleyan’s Jewish chaplain, Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, and the Wesleyan Jewish community for Shabbat services. All are welcome. No reservations necessary.
The Bayit, 157 Church Street (show in map)

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
WESEMINAR: Documents in Black and White: Artist Talk by Nancy Albert
Photographer Nancy Albert (MALS ’94) will present an artist talk related to her exhibition “Documents in Black and White” on view in the Special Collections & Archives exhibition cases in Olin Library. Selected by the artist, the works span the thirty years she spent documenting New England’s built environment. Inspired by Walker Evans and the FSA photographers, Albert (MALS ’94) began to photograph textile mills and industrial sites throughout New England in 1981. Shooting black and white film in a medium format camera, she returned over the years to record their decline and disappearance. Further exploration led her to seek out other endangered structures and landscapes. These include mental institutions emptied by changing philosophies of treatment and a commissioned study of Long River Village, Middletown’s oldest housing project, prior to its demolition. The exhibition also contains images of roadside and urban vernacular architecture; barns and abandoned homesteads; filling stations; drive-in theaters.
Develin Room, 2nd floor, Olin Memorial Library

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner
A special Shabbat dinner is planned for all family members and friends of Wesleyan students. Together with students, faculty, and staff, we will welcome Shabbat with song, food, and our special joyful Ruach. We invite you to be a part of a memorable celebration of the Wesleyan Jewish family.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under; free for Wesleyan students.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center (show in map)

8:00 PM
Gag Reflex Family Weekend Show
Join Gag Reflex, Wesleyan's oldest improv comedy group, for their long-form improv performance of the Armando! This show will be fun for the whole family; even babies will laugh! Gag Reflex is well-known on campus for bringing loved ones together and starting friendships through the magic of good old American Improv. Don't miss out! 
World Music Hall

8:00 PM
40th Annual Navaratri Festival:
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Vocalist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and violinist Sandhya Anand.
Tickets Through the Wesleyan Box Office: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Crowell Concert Hall

Saturday, October 29


A La Carte Snacks and Beverages
Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown and surrounding areas. A list of on-campus dining options and hours of operation will be available when you arrive on campus and check in at the Usdan University Center (show in map).

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Registration and Information
Everyone--parents, families, and students--please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, and more.
Usdan University Center

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
WESEMINAR Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad
Members of the Class of 2017 share their summer and fall projects, representing a cross-section of student research and creativity. Students will share their work and discuss the process that guided their explorations.
Moderator: Louise S. Brown, Dean for the Class of 2017 
Presenters: Jackson Anthony   ’17 MUSC, PHIL; Selena Gonzalez ’17 NS&B, PSYC; Joli Holmes ’17 ECON; Rick Manayan ’17 DANC, SOC; Trinity Russell ’17 PSYC, NS&B
Room 116, Judd Hall 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going?
Wesleyan American Landscape Painting and Its Social Impact
In the 1820s, landscape abruptly supplanted portraiture as the most popular form of American painting--a position it held until the end of the 19th century.  This talk will examine the reasons for this shift in popular taste, and will also propose that landscape painters played a major role in creating a new environmental consciousness, persuading Americans that the natural landscape was not inexhaustible but needed to be protected and preserved.
Presenter: Henry Adam, Menakka and Essel Bailey '66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment, is a distinguished scholar and noted art historian, author, screenwriter, former museum curator, and is currently the Ruth Coulter Heed Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University.  A graduate of Harvard University, he received his M.A. and PH.D. from Yale University, where he was awarded the Frances Blanshard Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in Art History. Dr. Adams is the author of 20 books or book-length exhibition catalogues that range from the architecture of Thomas Jefferson to the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock.  Among these are Eakins Revealed: The Secret life of an American Artist and Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock.  He has also had over 375 scholarly and popular articles published, ranging over the American field from the 17th century to the present, and has been singled out by Art News as one of the foremost experts in the American Field.
From 1984 to 1993 Adams was the Samuel Sosland Curator of American Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and from 1982 to 1984 he was Curator of Fine Arts at the Museum of Art at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg.  In 1985, he received the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize of the College Art Association, the first time this had been awarded to an Americanist or a Museum Curator.  Adams is also the recipient of numerous other awards including the IMS Museum Service Award - given at the White House, the William F. Yates Distinguished Service Medallion, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of The Cleveland Arts Prize.  In 2010, The Beauty of Damage, a Tom Ball/Telos Production film that Adams initiated and scripted won the Kodak Best Ohio Short Film at the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival, and in 1989, in partnership with film maker Ken Burns, Adams produced a documentary on Thomas Hart Benton which was broadcast nationally on PBS to an audience of 20 million.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Family Swim
Bring your suit and goggles, and join swim team alumni for a morning of friendly competition and fun.
Pool, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

10:00 AM
Wesleyan Lacrosse Team Tailgate
For all alumni, parents, family & friends of Wesleyan Lacrosse. Come join the team after their scrimmage!
Citrin Field

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Parents Assembly
President Michael S. Roth will provide remarks. Introduction by Chair of the Board of Trustees, Donna Morea '76 P'06. Other Wesleyan staff will be in attendance. All Wesleyan families are welcome. 
Immediately following the Parents Assembly please join us for an informal reception in Zelnick Pavilion.
Memorial Chapel

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale
Over 4,000 books available for sale.Contact libfriends@wesleyan.edu for more information.
Lobby, Olin Memorial Library

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tailgating and Parking on Andrus Field
The Wesleyan men's and women's tennis teams oversee and direct visitor parking at all home football games.  In return, many visitors choose to make a donation to the tennis program which helps defray equipment, travel, and other program costs.  The suggested donation is $3 per car, but any amount is graciously accepted.  
Open Container Policy: University policy and NESCAC regulations state that alcohol is not allowed at any sporting event with the exception of the tailgate area on Andrus Field.  Open containers are not allowed near the football field.
Andrus Field and Foss Hill (show in map)

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
EXHIBIT Documents in Black and White
The exhibition “Documents in Black and White” consists of photographs from the Nancy Ottmann Albert Collection held by Special Collections & Archives. Selected by the artist, the works span the thirty years she spent documenting New England’s built environment. Inspired by Walker Evans and the FSA photographers, Albert (MALS ’94) began to photograph textile mills and industrial sites throughout New England in 1981. Shooting black and white film in a medium format camera, she returned over the years to record their decline and disappearance. Further exploration led her to seek out other endangered structures and landscapes. These include mental institutions emptied by changing philosophies of treatment and a commissioned study of Long River Village, Middletown’s oldest housing project, prior to its demolition. The exhibition also contains images of roadside and urban vernacular architecture; barns and abandoned homesteads; filling stations; drive-in theaters. All of the work, which includes gelatin silver photographs, was printed by the artist. 
Special Collections & Archives exhibition cases, 1st floor, Olin Memorial Library

10:00 AM
Team Tailgates
The following teams are hosting tailgates during the football game.  Please check back often as more teams are added.
Baseball (Concessions)
Men's & Women's Basketball
Men's & Women's Lacrosse

Softball (Concessions)
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving  

Men's & Women's Track & Field (10 a.m. - halftime)
Wrestling

10:30 AM
WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going?
Shifting Landscapes in a Dynamic World: A Panel Discussion with professors Laura Grabel, Rob Rosenthal, Andy Szegedy-Mazak and Tula Telfair
The world is and always has been dynamic.  Our bases of knowledge and the physical conditions in which we live have changed drastically over time.  How do we take stock of our current conditions and chart our futures when the landscapes of our environment, art, science and humanity are continually shifting?  We will explore these issues through the multiple lenses of art, classics, science and sociology in a lively panel discussion with much time for input and questions from the audience.
Moderators:  Rachel Earnhardt ’17, Paul Franceschi ’19 and Ruby Lang ‘17
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Student Affairs Office Hours
An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean and/or the associate dean for student academic resources.   

David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2020 – North College, Room 215
Jennifer Wood, Dean for the Class of 2019 — North College, Room 203 
Renee Johnson-Thornton, Dean for the Class of 2018 – North College, Room 217
Louise Brown, Dean for the Class of 2017— North College, Room 202
Laura Patey, Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources — North College, Room 021

10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
President's Reception for Parents and Families
All families are invited to attend an informal reception with President Michael S. Roth and other Wesleyan staff. 
Zelnick Pavilion

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

11:00 AM
WESEMINAR Reclaiming the Past. A Stirring Song Sung Heroic:
African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
Who tells history? Which histories are told? And which are forgotten? Davison Art Center Curator, Clare Rogan, will give a gallery talk in the exhibition, A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, which features contemporary photographs by William Earle Williams.
Starting with his photographs of the battlefield at Gettysburg, William Earle Williams has traced the overlooked histories of African Americans, locating unmarked sites and photographing them with clarity and quiet elegance. The gallery talk will discuss the interplay between Williams’ photography and his collection of historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts. Through his photographs, Williams brings what has been willfully forgotten or erased back to our collective consciousness.  
The exhibition was organized by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, and Lehigh University Art Galleries. Support for this exhibition at Wesleyan University was provided by the Center for African American Studies and the African American Studies Program, the Hoy Family Fund for Afro-American Art, and the Lemberg Fund.
Presenter: Clare Rogan, Curator of the Davison Art Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History, teaches history of photography, history of prints, and museum studies.
Davison Art Center Gallery

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Family Weekend Lunch
Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for lunch at the Usdan University Center. Sample a variety of fresh, local, and made-to-order options from Bon Appetit, Wesleyan’s on-campus dining service. Enjoy salad bars, carving stations, hot entrees, numerous side dishes, beverages, and desserts. Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options are available and you do not need to specify your meal preference in advance.
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets in advance). 
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, some athletic teams may be selling concessions on Andrus Field, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. 
Marketplace, Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
WESEMINAR Celebration of Wesleyan Writing:
A Conversation with Wesleyan’s 2016 Koeppel Journalism Fellow, Steve Almond ’88 
Join us to hear journalist Steve Almond ’88 read from his recent work and discuss issues in writing long-form journalism today. 
Presenter: After graduating from Wesleyan, Almond worked for seven years as an investigative journalist in Miami and El Paso. He is now the author of eight books including The New York Times bestseller Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America. He has taught as professor of nonfiction and fiction writing at Boston College, and his award-winning fiction has appeared in annual collections of Best American Short Stories and Best Mystery Writing. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and other publications, and he teaches narrative journalism for the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. This fall he is Wesleyan’s 2016 Koeppel Journalism Fellow, teaching a course here in literary journalism offered by the Writing Certificate. 
Moderator: Anne Greene, University Professor in the Department of English
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
WESEMINAR: Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist:
Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment  
Every day, we are exposed to stories demonstrating how challenging it is for college graduates to find jobs. Sharon Belden Castonguay, the Director of the Gordon Career Center, will draw on both her doctoral research and career advising experience to discuss what factors lead to career success.
Presenter: Sharon Belden Castonguay joined the Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan in May 2013 from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where she was the Director of the Graduate Career Management Center. She holds a doctorate in human development & psychology from Harvard.
Olson Commons, Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall (41 Wyllys Avenue)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Special Collections & Archives Open House
Drop in to Special Collections & Archives to learn about its rich resources, which can enhance your student’s educational experience.
Chat with SC&A staff about the University’s rare books, artists’ books, and archival collections and how they are used by Wes students. Yearbooks, The Argus, Hermes, face books, and other historical Wesleyan primary sources will be on view.
Special Collections & Archives and Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
EXHIBITION FLYING CARPETS: new paintings by David Schorr
Professor of Art David Schorr's solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother's Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi.
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Noon to 5pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wes Stands #WithRefugees: An Interactive Gallery
The Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP) is a student organization dedicated to volunteering, advocating, fundraising, and raising awareness of current refugee crises. WRP also works with a number of international and local nonprofit organizations, assisting in areas such as tutoring, legal aid, and refugee resettlement. 
This past summer a number of Wesleyan students were working with refugees all over the world. WRP has organized a video installation project to highlight their work and spark conversation. The exhibit will be an individualized, interactive experience in which attendees can view video footage and listen to narratives of students’ experiences using headphones. This project is intended to give viewers insight into the efforts of Wesleyan students, WRP, and refugee crises as a whole.
Putnam Classroom (Room 114), Boger Hall 

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT Draw Yourself In, College of East Asian Studies
Featuring some of the Mansfield Freeman Center's finest works.Draw Yourself In is an audience-participation exhibition, allowing you to reimagine the exhibited works in new forms and mediums. Find more details here.
College of East Asian Studies, Mansfield Freeman Center

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Legacy Photo
Alumni who are parents and grandparents of current first-year students are invited, along with their children, to be part of this year’s legacy photograph for the Wesleyan magazine. Other alumni parents and their children are also welcome. Please be prompt; the photo will be taken at 12 noon sharp.
Denison Terrace (behind Olin Memorial Library) (show in map), Rainsite: Olin Memorial Library

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT William Earle Williams: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic
African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
For the last three decades, William Earle Williams has traced the overlooked histories of African Americans, locating unmarked sites and photographing them with clarity and quiet elegance. This exhibition will include more than 60 photographs together with historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts. Through both his research and his photographs, Williams tracks the history of African Americans from the first shipments of enslaved Africans to the many stops on the Underground Railroad, and from the battlefields of the Civil War to Emancipation. He summarizes his subject as "historical places in the New World from the Caribbean to North America where Americans black and white determined the meaning of freedom." This moving exhibition reveals the power of photography to bring what has been willfully forgotten or erased back to our collective consciousness.
William Earle Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art and holds a BA in history from Hamilton College. His photographs have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, and African American Museum in Philadelphia. Williams's photographs are in many public collections including those of the National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. A 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Williams was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2003-2004.
Davison Art Center Gallery

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT Saddle Up! The Western Film
The exhibit showcases western-themed film posters from 1936 to 1992, and features films  from directors including Cecil B. DeMille, John Ford, Raoul Walsh, King Vidor, and Clint Eastwood.
The Gallery is open Friday and Saturday afternoons from 12 to 4 and admission is FREE.
Rick Nicita Gallery, Center for Film Studies, College of Film and the Moving Image

12:30 PM
Football vs. Bowdoin College
If you can't make it back to campus for the game, you can view it online at NSN sports.
Corwin Stadium, Andrus Field(show in map)

12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Hospitality Suite
Enjoy refreshments, conversation and a comfortable place to relax with fellow Wesleyan families, alumni, and various faculty and administrators. Take in the view of Andrus Field and watch the 12:30 p.m. football game from the suite. 
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESU 88.1 FM Open House
Parents, families, alumni, and students are all invited to attend an Open House at Wesleyan University’s radio station, WESU. Stop in to check out the studios, browse the expansive and eclectic music libraries, and meet current Board members and DJs.
WESU, 2nd Floor (above Broad Street Books), 45 Broad Street

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WESEMINAR: What You Always Wanted to Know
About Silicon Valley Internships, But Were Afraid to Ask!
Curious about Silicon Valley - past, present and future? Want to explore the VC community, start-up incubators or the disruptive companies that seem to keep popping up there? What is it like to intern in San Francisco and Palo Alto, and what might a career path look like after Wesleyan? Industry insider BG P’20 answers these questions and more during an interactive discussion about decoding the tech internship.
Speaker: Bhaskar Ghosh (BG) P’20 is a Silicon Valley tech executive, investor and advisor. BG currently runs technology at Nerdwallet as Vice President of Engineering and previously held senior tech leadership roles at companies like LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Oracle. BG has a Computer Science PhD from Yale, loves hiring new college grads for his teams, and believes that participating in the revolution of democratized computing will help drive profound and positive social and economic change for the next generations. When he's not at work, you can probably find BG playing the tabla in a folk-music band, watching old black & white movies at a Palo Alto theater or worrying about his kid’s perfect vision (Wes 20-20?) in college!
Room 112, Boger Hall

2:30 PM
WESEMINAR FLYING CARPETS: New Paintings by David Schorr
Professor of Art David Schorr’s solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother’s Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi.
Note: The exhibition preview runs from 2-4 p.m.
Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Japanese Garden Tour and East Asian Cultural Activities
Join us for a guided tour of our Japanese Garden given by landscape designer Stephen Morrell, and calligraphy, origami, and other East Asian cultural activities put on by the CEAS Outreach program of Wesleyan students. 
All activities take place at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Paul Reynaud and the Fall of France in June 1940
Wesleyan MPhil thesis by Michel de Konkoly Thege ’74, MPhil ’16, explores the ways in which Paul Reynaud, a maverick center-right politician of France’s Third Republic, challenged the economic, defense and foreign policy orthodoxies that emerged from France’s experience in the First World War. Reynaud’s single-minded mission was to prepare France for an eventual confrontation with Nazi Germany – a mission that cost him the support of his own political allies and ended in a lonely resistance to German invasion in June 1940.
Allbritton 304

3:45 PM
The 24th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium:
Opportunities and Challenges in Higher Ed
Panel featuring Tracey Gardner ’96, Deputy Chief of Staff, President's Office, New York University; Allen Green P’19, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Sarah Lawrence College; C. Andrew McGadney ’92, Vice President and Secretary, Colby College; Marina Melendez ’83 MALS '88, Associate Dean, Connecticut College; and Renee Sher ’07, Assistant Professor of Physics, Wesleyan University
Moderated by C. Andrew McGadney ’92, Vice President and Secretary, Colby College
The Dwight L. Greene Symposium honors Dwight L. Greene ’70 as a memorial and tribute to his life and work as a professor of law, mentor and friend.
Welcome by Antonio Farias, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, Wesleyan University
Note: All are welcome, and seating for the symposium is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Sponsors: The Alumni of Color Network and the Wesleyan Education Network 
Memorial Chapel

6:00 PM
Student of Color Reception/Celebration
We all share a common thread as people who have experienced the unique environment that Wesleyan offers, and we have all had unique experiences here. The Student of Color Reception/Celebration will be a wonderful opportunity for students to share with their families the lessons learned, the passions ignited and the unforgettable experiences that Wesleyan has to offer-more importantly, where their experience at Wesleyan will potentially take them. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing student accomplishments.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

8:00 PM
WESEMINAR Hamilton Documentary Film Screening
Introduction and Q&A with director Alex Horwitz '02
Seating is available first-come, first-served.
Goldsmith Family Cinema

8:00 PM
40th Annual Navaratri Festival: Shenkar
"Some of the most daring, exuberant, and technically proficient improvisational music…has cascaded from the fingertips of Indian violinist L. Shankar."—Downbeat
Indian-born American violinist, singer, and composer L. Shankar earned a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in 1974, and co-founded the group Shakti with British guitar player John McLaughlin the next year. Shenkar has worked with Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Phil Collins, and many other artists. He returned to Wesleyan in September 2000 to perform with Zakir Hussain.
Tickets Through the Wesleyan Box Office: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Indian-born American violinist, singer, and composer L. Shankar earned a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in 1974, and co-founded the group Shakti with British guitar player John McLaughlin the next year. Shenkar has worked with Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Phil Collins, and many other artists. He returned to Wesleyan in September 2000 to perform with Zakir Hussain. 
Crowell Concert Hall 

Sunday, October 30


A La Carte Snacks and Beverages
Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown and surrounding areas. A list of on-campus dining options and hours of operation will be available when you arrive on campus and check in at the Usdan University Center (show in map).

10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
EXHIBIT Documents in Black and White
The exhibition “Documents in Black and White” consists of photographs from the Nancy Ottmann Albert Collection held by Special Collections & Archives. Selected by the artist, the works span the thirty years she spent documenting New England’s built environment. Inspired by Walker Evans and the FSA photographers, Albert (MALS ’94) began to photograph textile mills and industrial sites throughout New England in 1981. Shooting black and white film in a medium format camera, she returned over the years to record their decline and disappearance. Further exploration led her to seek out other endangered structures and landscapes. These include mental institutions emptied by changing philosophies of treatment and a commissioned study of Long River Village, Middletown’s oldest housing project, prior to its demolition. The exhibition also contains images of roadside and urban vernacular architecture; barns and abandoned homesteads; filling stations; drive-in theaters. All of the work, which includes gelatin silver photographs, was printed by the artist. 
Special Collections & Archives exhibition cases, 1st floor, Olin Memorial Library

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
WESEMINAR: Wither the Death Penalty?
The death penalty seems to be in the news every week in recent years -- from horribly botched executions and dramatically-decreased public support, to the unceasing parade of innocents released from death rows around the country, to state judicial and legislative repeal (eight in the past decade), even in Republican-led states. This WESeminar discussion will address a range of issues implicated by capital punishment in the United States as the nation turns away from state-sponsored killing. 
Panelists: Richard Jasper '73, criminal and capital defense attorney in NYC; Hope M. Hill ’74, PhD, clinical psychologist and Howard University professor; and Debra Long-Doyle P'17, Assistant US Attorney, District of Columbia (retired) and former member, US Attorney General's Death Penalty Review Committee. Moderated by Tanya Greene '91, Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel.  
Sponsored by the Wesleyan Lawyers Association and the Alumni of Color Council
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fall Harvest Brunch
Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for brunch at the Usdan University Center. From seasonal, locally-grown fruit to made-to-order waffles piled high with delicious toppings, there will be something for everyone at this traditional Family Weekend festivity. Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available.
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets.)
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. 
Marketplace, Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:00 AM
40th Annual Navaratri Festival: Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts, and other items for blessing.
World Music Hall

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT Draw Yourself In, College of East Asian Studies
Featuring some of the Mansfield Freeman Center's finest works.Draw Yourself In is an audience-participation exhibition, allowing you to reimagine the exhibited works in new forms and mediums. Find more details here.
College of East Asian Studies, Mansfield Freeman Center

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
EXHIBIT William Earle Williams: A Stirring Song Sung Heroic
African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865
For the last three decades, William Earle Williams has traced the overlooked histories of African Americans, locating unmarked sites and photographing them with clarity and quiet elegance. This exhibition will include more than 60 photographs together with historic books, maps, newspapers, and manuscripts. Through both his research and his photographs, Williams tracks the history of African Americans from the first shipments of enslaved Africans to the many stops on the Underground Railroad, and from the battlefields of the Civil War to Emancipation. He summarizes his subject as "historical places in the New World from the Caribbean to North America where Americans black and white determined the meaning of freedom." This moving exhibition reveals the power of photography to bring what has been willfully forgotten or erased back to our collective consciousness.
William Earle Williams is the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts, and Curator of Photography at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art and holds a BA in history from Hamilton College. His photographs have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, and African American Museum in Philadelphia. Williams's photographs are in many public collections including those of the National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. A 1997 Pew Fellow in the Arts, Williams was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2003-2004.
allery hours are 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).
Davison Art Center Gallery

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
EXHIBITION FLYING CARPETS: new paintings by David Schorr
Professor of Art David Schorr's solo exhibition and site-specific installation FLYING CARPETS revisits his childhood days spent playing on his grandmother's Persian rugs. In the paintings, gouache with silverpoint drawing on linen, he recreates the richly-colored world of his young imagination, contrasting familiar toys from the mid 20th century with images that hint at the exotic and expansive world beyond his home. The artist brings the actual subjects of the paintings in a site-specific installation. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog designed by David Schorr, featuring an essay by poet Jonathan Galassi.
Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Noon to 5pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The 6th Annual Stone A Cappella Concert
Sponsored by the Charles B. Stone, Jr. A Cappella Fund
The Charles B. Stone, Jr. A Cappella Fund was established through the generosity of Sarah Stone Maynard ’79, P’11 and Fred Maynard ’80, P’11 in honor of Sarah’s father, Chip Stone ’49, P’79, P’82, GP’11, GP’15, and in celebration of the Stone family’s long Wesleyan legacy. Once called the “singing college of New England,” Wesleyan still boasts a strong musical tradition and the annual Stone A Cappella Concert provides an extraordinary showcase of the vocal talent and stage presence of Wesleyan undergraduates. 
Note: This is not a ticketed event, however seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be webcast.
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

3:00 PM
40th Annual Navaratri Festival: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
“The ensemble mesmerized a sold-out audience with its artistry, energy, technique and beauty.”—Dance Magazine
Internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble from Bangalore, India brings its exceptional synchronicity, compelling physicality, and emotional honesty to redefine dance and theater through powerful imagery and captivating dance. 
Tickets Through the Wesleyan Box Office: $28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Crowell Concert Hall

7:00 PM
Catholic Mass
Memorial Chapel