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Thursday, November 3

8 P.M.
Israel Through Its Literature
A lecture by internationally acclaimed writer, novelist and journalist Amos Oz.
Please find a copy of Amos Oz's biography here: amos_oz_biography.pdf
Arrangements made through the B’nai B’rith Lecture Bureau.
Contact: Gina Driscoll, gdriscoll@wesleyan.edu  
Sponsored by: The Rosenberg Family Fund for Jewish Student Life, Wesleyan Writing Programs and Annie Sonnenblick Fund, Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture Fund, Jewish and Israel Studies, Wesleyan Jewish Community, and College of Letters
Memorial Chapel

8 P.M.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Tickets through the University Box Office: $5 general public, senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students 
Patricelli '92 Theater

8 P.M.
Women and Film: The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) With Writer, Director Robin Swicord P'09
There will be a Q&A with Ms. Swicord immediately following the film. With special support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Run time: 106 minutes.  
Goldsmith Family Cinema

Friday, November 4

All Day
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.

All Day
A la Carte Meals, Beverages, and Snacks
Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Homecoming/Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. For a list of restaurants and information about making reservations in advance, visit www.wesleyan.edu/about/restaurants.html. 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.

10 A.M.–9 P.M.
Registration and Information
Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more.
Usdan University Center

9–10:15 A.M.
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

9 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Self-Tour of the Newly Renovated Romance Languages and Literatures Building
Visit the Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Spring 2011. 
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures

10:30 A.M.

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

NOON–1:15 P.M.
Tour of Campus

Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

12:15–2 P.M.
WESEMINAR Lucier Celebration Symposium: Notations
Since the composition of Crossings (1982–1984), Alvin Lucier has devoted much attention to composing pieces for instrumentalists. In all of these works, the actions of the performer serve more to expose the sonic phenomenon that is the central focus of the piece than to enact an expressive gesture. The same sensibility underlies Lucier’s prose works, even those that can invite quite theatrical realization. This panel will explore this commitment to sounding over shaping and how it and related issues can inform the performance of his music.
Moderator: Jane Alden, associate professor of music and associate professor of medieval studies
Presenters: Anthony Burr, clarinetist with a distinguished career as an exponent of contemporary music who has recorded with Alvin Lucier; Dan Wolf ’85, an American composer who studied composition with Lucier; and Volker Straebel, musicologist who works on electroacoustic music, the American and European avant-garde, intermedia, performance and sound art. He is co-director of the Electronic Music Studio at the Technische Universität and teaches Sound Studies at the Universität der Künste, Berlin.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

12:30–4 P.M.
Admission Volunteer Council (AVC) Meeting
By invitation only.
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center

12:30–4 P.M.
Athletics Advisory Council (AAC) Meeting

By invitation only
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

1–2 P.M.
Tour of Olin Memorial Library

Presented by: Erhard Konerding MALS ’82
Olin Memorial Library

1–2 P.M.
Wesleyan Abroad: Everything Your Student Might Forget to Mention

Join Carolyn Sorkin, director of international studies, and returned Wesleyan study-abroad participants, 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. 
Note: This program is offered again at 3 p.m.
Hansel Lecture Hall (Room 001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

1–4 P.M.
Career Center Open House

The Career Center’s mission is to establish and maintain relationships with current undergraduate students and bachelor of arts alumni which assist them in translating their Wesleyan liberal arts education into a lifetime of meaningful work. During the Open House, staff members will be on hand to provide a look at resources available to undergraduates, graduating seniors, and alumni. Students, alumni, and parents are welcome.
Career Center, Butterfield A

2 P.M.
WESEMINAR Wesleyan’s 2012 Reaccreditation
In early fall 2012, Wesleyan will undergo a site visit by a team of faculty and administrators from peer institutions, who will then make a recommendation on our reaccreditation to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In advance of this visit, Wesleyan faculty and administrators will write a 100-page self study; during their visit, the team will evaluate what they see and hear in person in relation to what was said in the self study. To write this self study, faculty and staff are working together, in 11 sub-committees, to identify the core issues and tell Wesleyan’s story. We are looking for input from all members of the campus community—including alumni, parents, and community members, as well as students, faculty, and staff—on how to tell Wesleyan’s story and how to present our core values. In this seminar, we will give a brief overview of our steps toward reaccreditation, and invite you to add your voice to this process. What issues do you think Wesleyan should highlight? What makes Wesleyan distinctive? What do we do well? What areas have room for improvement?
Presenters: Karen Anderson, associate provost; Ellen Nerenberg, vice chair of the faculty, professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, and chair and professor of romance languages & literature
Room 116, Judd Hall

2 P.M.
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

2:30–4 P.M.
WESEMINAR Lucier Celebration Symposium: Processes

Through the amplification of brain waves, the use of small pulse streams physically moved through a space, the repeated rerecording of a sound in a space, or the use of a pure tone to resonate percussion instruments, Alvin Lucier’s electronic music has always avoided the conventions of electroacoustic music. Lucier chooses instead to use electronic and acoustical processes to reveal relations to sound that have not been previously enacted in music. This panel will discuss those processes and the threads they form throughout his oeuvre.
Moderator: Neely Bruce P'87 P'91, professor of music
Presenters: Nicolas Collins ’76 MA '79, former student of Alvin Lucier and current professor in the department of sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Andrew Dewar ’04 PhD '09, assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts at the New College & School of Music at the University of Alabama;and Ed Osborn '87, assistant professor of visual art at Brown University. His pieces take many forms, including installations, sculpture, radio, video, performance and public projects.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

3 P.M. 
WESEMINAR Book Club with Professor Magda Teter: Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness
Come join Professor Teter in a discussion of Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness as it would happen in her class.
This memoir and story of a boy growing up in Jerusalem in the 1940s offers vignettes of his life as well as his family’s life in both Europe and Jerusalem. The book paints a portrait of Jewish intellectual elite of mid-century Jerusalem, and it weaves in painful personal stories from the author’s life.
Professor Teter will post a set of questions and thoughts to keep in mind while reading this compelling book.  There will also be a space for pre-seminar online discussion of the book.
This event will be webcast.
Presenter: Magda Teter, Jeremy Zwelling Professor of Jewish Studies
Room 58, Exley Science Center

3 P.M.
Wesleyan Abroad: Everything Your Student Might Forget to Mention

Join Carolyn Sorkin, director of international studies, and returned Wesleyan study-abroad participants, 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.
Note: This program is also offered earlier at 1 p.m.
Hansel Lecture Hall (Room 001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

3–4:15 P.M.
Tour of Campus

Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

4:15 P.M.
Sharia Law: A Path Through Water
Presenter: Nuri Freedlander, Muslim Chaplain at Harvard and a PHD candidate at Harvard
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC)

4:30–6 P.M.
WESeminar Committee Meeting
By invitation only.
Connelly Room, 330 High Street

4:30–6 P.M.
Lucier Celebration Film Screening: No Ideas But In Things (2012)

The documentary on Alvin Lucier’s work and teaching, No Ideas But In Things (2012), will be premiered in Berlin next spring. This special preview screening will be introduced by the filmmakers Viola Ruche and Hauke Harder.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

5–8 P.M.
All-College Dinner

Alumni, 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. As always, Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available.
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets). Online registration closed on October 21.  You may purchase tickets for this meal onsite. 
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. For a list of restaurants and information about making reservations in advance, visit www.wesleyan.edu/about/restaurants.html.
Usdan University Center

6–8 P.M.
La Casa Open House
Join the student group Ajua Campos for coffee, tea and Latino pastries as part of Latin@ Affirmation Month. All are welcome.
La Casa, 240 Washington Street

6:15 P.M.
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

7:45 P.M.
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: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under; free for Wesleyan students.Online registration closed on October 21.  You may purchase tickets for this meal onsite.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

8 P.M.
Lucier Celebration Concert I: Solos

A concert featuring Alvin Lucier’s works for solo performers, including Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (1988), A Tribute to James Tenney (1986), Still Lives (1995), Charles Curtis (2002), In Memoriam Jon Higgins (1984), and Panorama (1993).
Crowell Concert Hall
Tickets through the University Box Office: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

8 P.M.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Tickets through the University Box Office: $5 general public, senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students 
Patricelli '92 Theater

8 P.M.
SOLD OUT Randy Newman in Concert at Wesleyan:
A Benefit Event for Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center

With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman P’14 has created musical masterpieces beloved by generations of audiences. With six Grammys, three Emmys, and one Academy Award already on his shelf, he added his second Oscar in 2011 for Best Original Song for Toy Story 3. Join us for a special benefit performance by Newman, who will perform songs from throughout his career in intimate solo piano arrangements.
The proceeds from every ticket directly benefit students in the 2011-2012 After School Arts and Science Program.
Note: This event is sold out.
Memorial Chapel

8 P.M.
Wesleyan Film Series: Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray lives the same day over and over again in this existential comedy classic. Bill Murray lives the same day over and over again in this existential comedy classic. Bill Murray lives the same day over and over again in this existential comedy classic.
Tickets: $5 at th door
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

8–9 P.M.
Gag Reflex Homecoming
Come see Wesleyan's oldest improv comedy group, Gag Reflex! Our long form show, the Armando, has welcomed families to Wes for 21 years now, so jump on the bandwagon and keep the tradition running. We make the jokes, so you don't have to.
World Music Hall

9–11 P.M.
Stargazing

Weather permitting, view the heavens on this weekend of the full moon. The astronomy staff will delight you with amazing sights. The moon and stars await your visit.
Van Vleck Observatory

Saturday, November 5

8 A.M.–7 P.M.
Registration and Information

Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more.
Usdan University Center

All Day
A la Carte Meals, Beverages, and Snacks

Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Homecoming/Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. For a list of restaurants and information about making reservations in advance, visit www.wesleyan.edu/about/restaurants.html. 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.

8:30 A.M.
Wesleyan Admission Information Sessions and Panel

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

9 A.M.
Psi Upsilon Chapter Meeting
Psi Upsilon 

9 A.M.
WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going?
The Energy Revolution Will Not Be Tweetable:  The Energy Puzzle in More Than 140 Characters
Gas at $3.50 a gallon is expensive, but its environmental, economic, political, and moral price is much higher. Journalist Lisa Margonelli gives a provocative tour of the true cost of gasoline--as bad for the citizens of the Middle East as it is for Americans-- and then explains we can change by looking at energy as a system and finding opportunities for mini revolutions in technology, policy, and behavior.
Presenter: Lisa Margonelli directs the Energy Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank in Washington DC. She is the publisher of The Energy Trap and blogs frequently at The Atlantic. Her book Oil On the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, follows the oil supply chain from the gas station to oil fields around the world.
This event will be webcast.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (simulcast in Room 58, Exley Science Center)

9 A.M.–NOON
Wrestling Breakfast (for Alumni, Friends, Families, and prospective students of Wesleyan Wrestling)
Meet the 2011-12 Wrestling Cardinals and coaches while enjoying a continental style breakfast. A mini training session (inner glimpse to the team) will run at 10:30-11:30 a.m., as well as a brief talk about the teams' goals and introduction of team members. A great opportunity to catch up and talk about the great days of Wesleyan & Wesleyan Wrestling.
Wrestling Room (lower level), Freeman Athletic Center

9 A.M.–NOON
Wesleyan Crew Row and Reception
No rowing experience necessary. Parents, alumni and friends will have the opportunity to get out on the water and row in a training barge. Meet members of the current men's and women's teams and enjoy a light breakfast.
Macomber Boathouse

9:30–11 A.M.
Men's Basketball Alumni Game
Please join the current Wesleyan men's basketball team and other Cardinal Basketball legends for our annual Alumni Basketball Game! The game will be followed by a tailgate during the football game. RSVP to Coach Joe Reilly at 860.685.2918 or jpreilly@wesleyan.edu.
Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center 

9:45–11 A.M.
Reunion Committee Meetings
Reunion & Commencement Weekend is May 24–27, 2012. Save the date! Reunion Committees will meet on Homecoming Day to begin the planning process. Join classmates to brainstorm ideas for speakers, entertainment, outreach, and more. For more information, contact Anita Varghese at avarghese@wesleyan.edu or call (860) 685-5966. Continental breakfast will be available starting at 9:45 a.m.
All committees should meet in Room 210, Fisk Hall

10 A.M.
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

10 A.M.
Family Swim

Bring your suit and goggles, and join swim team alumni for a morning of friendly competition and fun.
Pool, Freeman Athletic Center

10 A.M.
Tailgating (weather permitting)

Andrus Field

10 A.M.
Athletic Teams Alumni, Parents, and Family Tailgate and Concessions

Baseball
Cardinal Club
Women's Basketball-- starting at halftime (approx. 2:30 p.m.)
Men’s Basketball
Football
Men’s Hockey
Women's Lacrosse-- starting at halftime (approx. 2:30 p.m.)
Men's Lacrosse
Andrus Field

10 A.M.
WESEMINAR Wesleyan Athletic Leadership: The Historical View
Did you know that Wesleyan was an early member of the Intercollegiate Foot Ball Association, along with Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Penn? Or that Woodrow Wilson was a fervent supporter of Wesleyan’s football team, although never officially the coach? Join retiring Director of Athletics John Biddiscombe and University Archivist Suzy Taraba for a look at coaching and leadership in athletics throughout Wesleyan’s history.
Presenters: Suzy Taraba ’77 MALS'10, head of Special Collections and University Archivist; John Biddiscombe, director of athletics
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

10 A.M.
Wesleyan Parents Working Against Violence Meeting
All interested parents are welcome to attend this meeting of Wesleyan Parents Working Against Violence. We are a group of parents, faculty, administrators, and students working to promote safety and prevent violence on college campuses. This 3rd annual meeting will bring together members and new volunteer leaders. We will reflect on what has been accomplished on campus and will discuss possible new directions.
Room 125, Public Affairs Center (PAC) 
 
10–11:30 A.M. 
WESEMINAR Lucier Celebration Symposium: Performance

In the early 1960s, Alvin Lucier departed from his training as a neo-classical composer and became an active participant in the lively community of artists, composers and choreographers that congregated around the Judson Church in New York City, the Once Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The Performance panel will explore these origins, the pieces he made in that time, and their influence on his subsequent work.
Moderator: Mark Slobin, Richard K. Winslow Professor of Music.
Presenters: Charles Curtis is a professor of contemporary music performance at the University of California, San Diego and was previously principal cello of the Symphony Orchestra of the North German Radio in Hamburg, a faculty member at Princeton, and the cellist of the Ridge String Quartet; Ron Kuivila ’77, university professor of music and director of the electronic music and recording studio at Wesleyan University; and Richard Lerman is a composer, sound artist, and professor in the division of humanities, arts, and cultural studies at Arizona State University.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

10 A.M.–NOON
Student Affairs Office Hours

An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean as well as an opportunity for alumni to stop in and give us an update about what they have been doing since leaving Wesleyan. Light refreshments will be available in the reception area on the second floor of North College.
Noel Garrett, Dean for the Class of 2015 — North College, Room 203
Marina Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2014 — North College, Room 215
Louise Brown, Dean for the Class of 2013 — North College, Room 202
David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2012 — North College, Room 217
Sarah Lazare, Associate Dean for Student Academic Resource — North College, Room 021
Michael Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs — North College, Room 220

10 A.M.–NOON
Squash Alumni vs. Varsity Squash Team - Alumni Participation Wanted!

All squash playing alumni are invited to compete on a team against the present men's and women's varsity squads. If you would like to play please contact head coach, Shona Kerr, at skerr@wesleyan.edu. All friends, family and interested fans are welcome to come cheer and heckle. Coffee and treats will be provided alongside the showdown that will ensue!
Rosenbaum Squash Center, Freeman Athletic Center

10 A.M.–4 P.M.
Self-Tour of the Newly Renovated Romance Languages and Literatures Building
Visit the Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Spring 2011. 
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures

10:30 A.M.
Chi Psi Alumni Meeting and Pig Roast
All Chi Psi alumni are invited to a meeting followed by a Pig Roast BBQ and Tailgate on Andrus field.
Meeting, Room 004, Public Affairs Center (PAC)
Tailgate, Andrus Field

10:30 A.M. 
WESEMINAR Where on Earth Are We Going?
The Future of Nuclear Power Following the Fukushima Disaster
The nuclear catastrophe is still widening around Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi atomic power plant. The ongoing nuclear accident has created significant radioactive and political fallout in the midst of what industry had been touting as a “nuclear renaissance” of new reactor development. What are the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear accident? How is it affecting energy policy here in the United States and globally? Presenter: Paul Gunter is a lead spokespeople in nuclear reactor hazards and security concerns. He acts as the regulatory watchdog over the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry. He is a 2008 recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award from the Tides Foundation for environmental activism for his work on the nuclear power and climate change issue. He was a cofounder of the antinuclear Clamshell Alliance in 1976 to oppose the construction of the Seabrook (NH) nuclear power plant through non-violent direct action that launched the U.S. antinuclear movement. An environmental activist and energy policy analyst, he has been an ardent critic of atomic power development for more than 30 years.
This event will be webcast.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (simulcast in Room 58, Exley Science Center)

10:30 A.M. 
WESEMINAR Celebrating 50 Years of the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps program and mission began in 1960, and since then there have been over 200,000 volunteers who have served in over 100 countries. Wesleyan has had graduates participating in the program from the very beginning and now more than 200 alumni have served their country in the cause of peace. The panelists will be sharing their experiences as volunteers who have worked on issues related to health, education, and the environment and they will also talk about how their time with the Peace Corps has led them to where they are today. Reception to follow.
Presenters: Alberto Ibargüen '66 P'97 HON'11 (Columbia, 1967-1971) president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, chairman of the board of the Web Foundation in Geneva, former publisher of The Miami Herald and emeritus board member of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Valerie Rose Belanger ’02 (El Salvador, 2002-2004)  is responsible for the World Fellows curriculum and programmatic activities. She has worked on issues of poverty and development with the Synergos Institute in New York City and with Ashoka in Mexico. She has studied in Ecuador, Brazil and Spain and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a MA in International Affairs from Yale University.
Katie R. Peel ’97 (Poland, 1997-1999) is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her scholarly and teaching interests include Victorian, queer, children's and young adult literatures, and, of course, travel!
Peter Gilhuly ’83 P’14 (Nepal, 1983-1986) graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990 and is currently a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles where he practices insolvency law. He has been the chair of his firm’s pro bono program which provides over $50 million a year in pro bono legal services annually and had been the Chairman of the Board of A Place Called Home, a charity that provides a variety of after-school programs to youth in South Central Los Angeles.
Nathaniel Delafield '96 and Sarah Osterhoudt ’97 (Madagascar, 2005-2007) are co-founders of From the Field Trading Company, a business that works to establish direct trade relationships and market access for rural Malagasy farmers. Though its projects have grown, From the Field continues to work with some of the same farmers’ associations Nathaniel and Sarah partnered with as Peace Corps Volunteers. Nathaniel is currently the CEO of From the Field and he splits his time between the US and Madagascar. Sarah is a doctoral student in environmental anthropology at Yale University.
Russell House

10:30 A.M.
Wesleyan Center for Prison Education: The Ripple Effects

Learn more about the CPE and how it impacts the Wesleyan community from current students, alumni and professors.
Room 116, Judd Hall 

10:30 A.M.
Wesleyan Football Pre-Game Show (Webcast)

11–11:30 A.M.
Class of 1960 Celebration

Please join friends and family at a reception honoring leadership donors who recently established the Class of 1960 Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship Fund. By invitation only.
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center

11 A.M.
Women's Basketball Alumnae Game
Join the current squad on the floor or on the sidelines.  The more alumnae who play, the more rest you'll get!
Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center

11 A.M.
Psi Upsilon Memorial Service
Memorial Chapel 

1111:45 a.m.
Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Dedication and Ribbon Cutting
Please join family and friends as we dedicate the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The Patricelli Center was recently established through the generosity of Robert E. Patricelli ’61 P’88 P’90 and the Robert & Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation. All are welcome to attend this celebration.
Patricelli Center (lower level), Allbritton Center

11 A.M. (networking session at 10:30 A.M.) 
WESEMINAR Social Media: The Legal Landscape, Challenges and New Frontiers

It only takes seconds to put out that Twitter or Facebook post. But what are the risks to you, your organization and your employer? As social media and technology make it possible for us to be connected from anywhere at any time, courts and law makers are trying to catch up to the seemingly endless complex and novel legal questions that emerge from these new means of communication.
Join the Wesleyan Lawyers Association for a discussion, led by Orin Snyder, Esq. ’83 P'13, of the global law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, about the current legal landscape and emerging frontiers generated by the ubiquitous use of social media. As a leading litigator in media, entertainment and technology law, Attorney Snyder has counseled Mark Zuckerberg and such Fortune 500 companies as NBCUniversal, Facebook, Inc., Cablevision and Warner Music Group, on the myriad legal facets of harnessing social media’s power by corporate entities and their employees. Attendees will gain an understanding of the privacy rights, security concerns, freedom of speech considerations, and user-rights issues that are at play as society and the legal system continue to determine the critical questions of who has rights to the materials you, your organization or your employer post on social networks, who controls the use and privacy of your information on social networks and what the legal risks are that individuals and corporations assume when interacting through social media.
Presenter: Orin Snyder, Esq. '83 P'13, of the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Organized by the Wesleyan Lawyers Association
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)

11 A.M.
WESEMINAR Wesleyan Science Club and Elementary School Science Pedagogy
Science can be intimidating to kids and adults alike. STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives have recently been introduced in elementary schools to improve science literacy. In an answer to this challenge, Wesleyan students have designed the Science Pedagogy course, a service-learning course that focuses on the practical aspects of designing and implementing hands-on science-based activities for elementary school students. The Wesleyan students write lesson plans, demonstrate and critique the science activities and study the techniques necessary for teaching science to elementary school children.
Pedagogy course members and other Wesleyan student volunteers have partnered with the Kids Korner program at the Middletown YMCA to provide elementary school students in Middletown (grades 1-5) with an after school science club experience. Wesleyan volunteers travel to five different schools during the week and work with the elementary school children to show them that learning science is fun!
Join Emily and Charles as they show you and your children one of their favorite cool, hands-on activities that was developed in the course. Bring your kids and your curiosity!
Presenters: Emily Berman ’13 and Charles Baron ’12 and Andrea Roberts PhD ’11, visiting assistant professor of chemistry 
Hall-Atwater 71 

11 a.m.
Women's Ice Hockey Alumnae Skate & Reception
Come join us for an alumnae skate with a reception to follow. Later in the day Susie Bellizzi Cirone ’99, will be inducted into the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. For more information about Wesleyan's Athletics Hall of Fame, please visit the Hall of Fame website.
Spurrier Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center

11 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Tour of Campus

Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center Open House
Green Street celebrates Wesleyan Family Weekend! Join us for tour of our beautiful facility, and see our community in action. Guests will see our state-of-the art Sound Studio, observe the Community Music Initiative (a collaborative program with the North End Action Team) in action, and try out our fabulous West African Drumming class! Refreshments will be served, and shuttles will be available between Usdan and Green Street Arts Center throughout the event.
The Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University is a three-story arts and education center located in the heart of Middletown’s North End. Green Street continues to offer an eclectic mix of events, exhibitions, classes and workshops to a diverse population, serving local individuals and families, as well as people from more than 25 surrounding towns. Green Street’s state-of-the-art facility includes a sound recording studio, black-box theater, computer and media labs, and dance and art studios. As part of Wesleyan’s Center for Community Partnerships, Green Street is an integral part of the University’s community engagement effort. Since opening in 2005, more than 15,000 people from Middletown and the region have experienced Green Street’s programs and workshops.
Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street

11 A.M.–2 P.M.
WESU 88.1 FM Open House

Tour Wesleyan’s student-run radio station and meet the board of directors. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about WESU or to listen live, visit http://www.wesufm.org/.
WESU, located at 45 Broad Street, 2nd Floor (atop Broad Street Books, the campus bookstore)

11 A.M.–3:30 P.M.
Homecoming Day Lunch

Alumni, 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. As always, Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available.
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets in advance). Online registration closed on October 21.  You may purchase tickets for this meal onsite.
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, athletic teams will be selling concessions on Andrus Field, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. For a list of restaurants and information about making reservations in advance, visit www.wesleyan.edu/about/restaurants.html.
Usdan University Center

11:30 A.M.
Reception Celebrating 50 Years of the Peace Corps
Preceded by a WESeminar at 10:30 a.m.
Russell House

11:30 A.M.
Swimming and Diving Parents Brunch

By invitation only.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

11:30 A.M. 
WESEMINAR Iowa: A Model of Political Fairness

Is it time to abolish the House of Representatives--or can Iowa save us from ourselves?
Jack Knapp '66 asks this question and explains the rise of the Tea Party and the debt ceiling fiasco based on extensive research he conducted under the auspices of a grant from Buckingham Browne and Nichols on the history of gerrymandering and the antidote to this problem created by the State of Iowa. His work was recently cited during the introduction of the bill in the Iowa General Assembly that permitted it to be the first state to redistrict after the 2010 census, unanimously and after only fifteen minutes of debate. Earlier in the fall, Jack co-taught a graduate seminar on the subject at the University of Iowa.
Presenter: Jack Knapp ’66, University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. '73, has just retired after a career in independent school administration.
Hansel Lecture Hall (Room 001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Donor Associates Reception

President Michael S. Roth invites members of the Trustee Associates, President’s Circle, Founders Club, Willbur Fisk Associates, College Row Society, John Wesley Associates, 1831 Society, Douglas Cannon Club, Foss Hill Club, Day Society, and Olin Associates to a pre-game reception.
By invitation only.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

NOON
Lucier Celebration Film Screening: Tribute to John Cage (1972)

Alvin Lucier played a central role as a performer/actor in projects of Charlotte Moorman, George Manupelli, and Nam June Paik. Mr. Lucier’s extraordinary contribution to Mr. Paik’s Tribute to John Cage (1972) captures the wit, verve, and aggression of those performances. This screening will be introduced by John Hanhardt who, as a curator at the Whitney Museum, pioneered the introduction to the museum of sound works, including those of Mr. Lucier. Mr Hanhardt is currently senior curator for Media Arts at the Nam June Paik Media Arts Center of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

NOON–2 P.M.
GOLD Alumni Special

GOLD alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade) who made a gift to the 2010–2011 Wesleyan Fund will receive a discounted lunch voucher for the Marketplace. Lunch will be free for donors from the Class of 2011. All GOLD alumni should stop by to update your address and be entered into our raffle.
Usdan University Center

NOON–3 P.M.
Student Group and Activities Fair
Lawn in front of North College, Andrus Field side

NOON–4 P.M.
Special Collections and Archives Open House

Drop by SC&A to see how history comes alive! See yearbooks and other Wesleyan materials from past years, and learn about the brand new project to digitize the Argus. Find out how the rare book and archival collections are used in classes to provide hands-on experience with primary sources to Wesleyan students.
Special Collections and Archives, First Floor, Olin Memorial Library

NOON–4 P.M.
Psi Upsilon Tailgate Party
Psi Upsilon

1 P.M.
Football vs. Williams College

To view a live streaming video of the game, log on to http://wescast.wesleyan.edu/ approximately 1/2 hour prior to game time and follow instructions.
Tickets at the game: $5 adult; $3 children/student; Wesleyan students—free with Wesleyan ID; football players' parents—free tickets put aside at the ticket booth.
Corwin Stadium, Andrus Field

1 P.M. 
WESEMINAR Gamelan Workshop
Dominated by colorful, bronze percussion instruments, the Gamelan ensemble features gongs, bronze and wooden xylophones, two-headed drums, a female soloist, and a male chorus. Some of the instruments date back to the 12th century in Java, an Indonesian island located between Sumatra and Bali. Get some real experience playing the Gamelan in this lively, hands-on workshop.
Presenter: Sumarsam MA’76, university professor of music; I.M. Harjito, artist-in-residence
World Music Hall, Center for the Arts

1–2:15 P.M.
Tour of Campus

Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

1–3 P.M.
Freeman Asian Scholars Alumni (FASA): Life After Wesleyan
Ever wonder what you will be doing 5, 10, 15 years from now? Are you getting ready to step out of Wesleyan next year?
Joining us this Homecoming Weekend are 4 Freeman Asian Scholars alumni (including one of the very first class of Freeman Scholars, and one who just graduated last May!), who will share about their lives after Wesleyan and help answer your questions regarding career and further education plans. 
We really hope you could come and join us! It is a great opportunity to get to know the alumni and ask them about their experiences. Refreshments will be served.
Panelists: Pao-Lin Tien '99, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University; Wichuda "Tang" (Wichaidit) McConnell '02, Service Coordinator at the Department of Health's Early Intervention Program, freelance translator and photographer, New York City; Ivy Chen '09; 3rd year PhD student in Biomedical Science, University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC);  Mikako Tai '11, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at The Africa-America Institute (AAI), New York City
Room 004, Public Affairs Center (PAC)

1–4 P.M.
Argus Open House

Did you work for the Argus, Wesleyan’s student newspaper, when you were at Wes? Haven't seen your fellow Argus-ers in years? Want to see our newly-organized office above Broad Street Books and meet our current staff? Stop by our alumni open house and snack on some refreshments.
45 Broad Street, 2nd Floor (above Broad Street Books)

1:30 P.M. 
WESEMINAR Celebration of Wesleyan Writing:
Issues in Broadcasting and Journalism Today
A panel featuring 2011 Koeppel Journalism speakers Laura R. Walker ’79, Robert King ’84, and Jane Eisner ’77 P’06 P’12.
Presenters: Laura R. Walker ’79 is President and CEO of New York Public Radio, America’s premier public radio franchise. Walker’s many new programming initiatives include the expansion of WNYC’s news and documentary units, the extension of live music programming, and creation of new national programs. She began her professional career as a journalist and producer at National Public Radio, where she received a Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence. Robert King ’84, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of ESPN Digital Media, is a national leader in sports journalism. He has been responsible for ESPN’s award-winning NBA programming, coverage of major golf events (including the Masters and U.S. Open), and ESPNEWS, twenty-four hour sports news television. He began his career in print journalism at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jane Eisner ’77 P'06 P'12 is editor of The Forward, the influential Jewish national weekly newspaper. Under her leadership, The Forward has won numerous national and regional awards for its journalism, in print and online. She is a senior fellow in media leadership programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Journalism. Her book, Taking Back The Vote: Getting American Youth Involved In Our Democracy, was published by Beacon Press.
This event will be webcast.
Moderator: Anne Greene, director of writing programs, and a 2006 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Memorial Chapel

1:30 P.M. 
WESEMINAR Tips on Effective Decision Making

Most of us make hundreds of decisions per day. Some of these decisions are small, such as what clothes to wear. Others are important, such as who to date, where to live, and whether to attend Homecoming/Family Weekend. During this seminar, Professor Plous will discuss the latest research findings on how to make effective decisions. Studies in psychology suggest that decision makers generally perform well but are prone to certain biases and errors, many of which can be reduced with practice once decision makers are made aware of them. His advice: Dress casual and be sure to attend Homecoming/Family Weekend.
Presenter: Scott Plous, professor of psychology, is author of The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making and serves as executive director of Social Psychology Network, a nonprofit educational organization he founded in 1996. Professor Plous has received several teaching awards, including the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1998 and 2011, "Connecticut Professor of the Year" award by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the American Psychological Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

1:30 P.M.
WESEMINAR Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan
Come learn more about three amazing groups at Wesleyan which are serving the public good all over the world.
The MINDS Foundation aims to eradicate stigma surrounding mental illness through educational, medical, financial, and moral support. Mental illness should be globally recognized as a biological disease, rather than a personal weakness. We want people with mental illness and their loved ones to seek help rather than hide. We emphasize education about mental health care in rural communities and provide access to resources for patients and families. We establish collaborative partnerships with local community-orientated institutions and provide educational and diagnostic support as part of a grassroots effort to improve the lives of the mentally ill in regions of need.
Brighter Dawns aims to provide the slums of Bangladesh ease of access to liquid life — clean water — while empowering women and improving health conditions as part of a larger initiative. Thanks to successful events, fundraisers, grants, community support and hard work, Brighter Dawns embarked upon its first mission over the summer, constructing 15 wells, 20 latrines and distributing 1,000 health kits to help promote clean sanitation in Ward 12. Brighter Dawns is now planning on expanding their projects this coming summer, focusing on maternal care and women's empowerment.
Kennedy Odede ’12 was born and raised in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya–the largest slum in Africa. The first time Kennedy ever had extra money, 20 cents in 2005, he bought a soccer ball and started the first organization in Kibera founded and run by slum residents. After his arrival at Wesleyan, Kennedy and Jessica Posner ’09 transformed the organization into an internationally recognized non-profit: Shining Hope for Communities. Shining Hope for Communities has developed a community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of gender inequity and extreme poverty. Shining Hope's tuition-free school for girls is linked to essential social services available for all, including a health clinic offering primary and women's health care, community programs that empower and educate, sanitation facilities, and Kibera's largest clean water point. Shining Hope's innovative model cultivates a community ethos that improves gender equality, while also providing desperately needed services. Shining Hope for Communities’ investment in women and girls benefits the heath and development of the entire community.
Moderator: Rob Rosenthal, Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology, Secretary of the Board of Directors of SHOFCO
Presenters: Raghu Kiran Appasani ‘12, founder and CEO of The MINDS Foundation; Tasmiha Khan ’12 and Jason Lee ’12, Brighter Dawns; Nathan Mackenzie ’12 and Emily Weitzman ’14, Shining Hope.
Room 116, Judd Hall

2 P.M. 
WESEMINAR Whatever Happened to Those Weekly Sunday Night Calls to Home?

Texting, Calling, Skyping and Facebooking with your Wesleyan Student: how much is too much? Or just enough?
College parents are often urged to just "let go" when their children arrive on campus. But the ability to connect 24/7 with our children makes that advice as relevant as a rotary phone.
Learn how to manage this new digital connection from Abigail Sullivan Moore, journalist, college parent and co-author of The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College and Beyond While Letting Them Grow Up. Ms. Moore’s presentation is funny, poignant and above all, practical.
Presenter: Abigail Sullivan Moore, former staff writer for The Hartford Courant, is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and hosted a webinar for Wesleyan parents this past spring. She writes about children and education issues, especially college students. Moore has recently written about the trend of long-distance romances among college students and how SAT and ACT officials are getting tougher on granting accommodations to students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Moore is a parent to two adolescents—one a college freshman—and she faces her own iConnected challenges daily.
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)

2 P.M.
WESEMINAR
The Cinematic Moment: A Glimpse into the Wesleyan Film Studies Classroom
Join Wesleyan film faculty members Jeanine Basinger, Scott Higgins and Steve Collins for an exploration of cinema as an art form. Each professor will present one of their favorite cinematic moments and discuss its structure, power, and importance. Together, we will ask, “what is cinema” and “what makes great cinema.” Get a taste of the Wesleyan Film Studies classroom experience, where history, form, and filmmaking illuminate one another.
Presenters: Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, chair of the Film Studies Department, curator of the Cinema Archives, and a 1996 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Scott Higgins, associate professor of film studies and a 2011 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Steve Collins ’96, assistant professor of film studies
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

2 P.M.
WESEMINAR Wesleyan's Practical Idealism: from Middletown, CT to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
The Wesleyan family has been serving our nation from Town Halls to City Halls to Congress to the White House. Service has been a core value of ours. Come hear several members of our Wes family who have been tapped by President Obama to serve his Administration.
Presenters: Daphne Kwok ’84, current Trustee at Wesleyan, has had numerous roles which have provided her opportunities to work as an advocate on behalf of the Asian American & Pacific Islander community with the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch. She was appointed by President Obama to chair his Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and in this role Daphne is the "eyes and ears" of the AAPI community for the President and the federal agencies as well as a conduit of information from the federal government back into the AAPI community. Bruce Reed P’15 previously worked in the White House during the Clinton-Gore administration, where he spent four years as the Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to the President, after two years as Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor and two years as Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Planning. During this period, he helped President Clinton win passage of landmark welfare reform, the Clinton education agenda, and much more. On behalf of the Clinton-Gore Administration, Reed worked closely with then-Senator Biden to help craft and win passage of the 1994 Biden Crime Bill, which included then-Senator Biden’s Violence Against Women Act and his initiative to put 100,000 cops on the streets. In January of 2011, Bruce was appointed as the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Vice President.
Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150), Exley Science Center

2 P.M.
Eclectic Alumni Homecoming Meeting

Refreshments will be served.
Eclectic

2–4 p.m.
Opening Reception for Alvin Lucier (and His Artist Friends) Exhibit
Alvin Lucier (and His Artist Friends) is a broad overview of the composer’s distinguished career over nearly six decades. The exhibition will explore the nature of Mr. Lucier’s engagement with artists such as John Cage, Sol LeWitt, John Ashbery, Italo Calvino and Lee Lozano. Related works by some of these figures will be juxtaposed with the compositions they inspired. The exhibition will also make the first in-depth exploration of the broad influence of Mr. Lucier's work I Am Sitting in a Room (1970). Nearly two dozen audio presentations of his compositions, along with a number of performance videos and an interview with Robert Ashley will be featured. Numerous notated and text-based scores, a select group of artifacts from earlier performances, and an extensive variety of archival memorabilia documenting Mr. Lucier's career to date will be on display. An installation version of Mr. Lucier’s Chambers (1968) realized as a tribute by former students and colleagues will complete the exhibition.
NOTE: Walk-through at 2 p.m. by Guest Curator, Andrea Miller-Keller.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts

2–4 p.m.
Davison Art Center (Alsop House) Open House
The Alsop House was recently honored with National Historic Landmark status. See the architectural treasures of the Alsop House at your own pace with the Alsop House Audio Guide. Download the nine tracks from
iTunes U http://fdac.blogs.wesleyan.edu/alsop-house/ before you come to campus or simply call (860) 685-6200 and listen to learn more about each room. The house will be open at this time for visitors to see
the historic rooms and meet Friends of the Davison Art Center members.
Davison Art Center (Alsop House)

Halftime of Football Game (Approximately 2:30 P.M.)
Halftime Tailgate for Volunteer Leaders
Join us during halftime of the football game for a reception to thank our volunteer leaders. Buffalo wings generously provided by WesWings and Ed Thorndike '89.
Please RSVP to Kathi Srubas at ksrubas@wesleyan.edu or 860/685-2110.
The Wesleyan Fund Office, 110 Mount Vernon Street

2:30 P.M.
THIS EVENT IS CANCELED: Community Bike Ride

Join members of the Cardinal Velo Cycling Team for a 10- or 25-mile ride. Route maps will be provided. All are welcome. Please bring your bicycle.
Note: In the case of rain, the Community Bike Ride will be rescheduled for Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Outside Zelnick Pavilion (North College Lawn side)

3 P.M.
What Can I Do With a Biology Major?
Join 4 alumni who majored in Biology for a discussion about life after Wesleyan. Reception will follow in Woodhead Lounge. Parents and families are welcome to attend both the panel discussion and the reception.
Panelists: Dan Sloan ’03, Postdoc at Yale in Ecology & Evolution lab; Bess Thaler '04, Biology Teacher, Match School, Boston; Yoni Rabino ’07, Business Entrepreneur; Nicole Gentile ’07, Sr. Field Associate, Pew Environmental Group
Room 121, Exley Science Center

4 P.M.
19th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium: "Journey from Student to Teacher" 
Join us as we welcome back long time Wesleyan professor and Dean of the College, and current Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at UCLA, Janina Montero. Janina will be moderating a panel discussion with three other distinguished alumni and friends of Wesleyan, entitled “Journey from Student to Teacher”.

Greg Baldwin ’91, co-founder of the New Haven Academy, Alford Young, Jr. ’88, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology and Chair at the University of Michigan, and Leah Wright, Dartmouth Mellon Fellow and current Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at Wesleyan, will share reflections about their experiences in college and the challenges and triumphs they have faced on their way to becoming educators at the secondary or higher-education level. They will discuss the factors that have inspired them to support diversity in student populations at all levels and in both public and private schools, and to serve as mentors, especially to students of color.

The symposium, held in honor of Dwight L. Greene ’70, began in 1993 as a memorial to his life and work as a professor of law, mentor, and friend to many.

Note: All are welcome, and seating for the symposium is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A brief reception will follow in Zelnick Pavilion.

Sponsors: The Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (BAC); The Alumni of Color Council (AOCC) 

This event will be webcast.
Memorial Chapel

4 P.M.
DKE Open House for Brothers, Alumni, and Family

Delta Kappa Epsilon

4 P.M.
Kaze: Japanese Taiko Drumming Concert
Kaze, Wesleyan Taiko Ensemble, was selected to host the second Eastern Taiko Conference next year! Please support this entirely student-run conference by coming to our fundraiser performance. There's no cost of admission, but please consider donating. The concert will feature both traditional and contemporary taiko pieces. Bring your family and friends, and enjoy a fun and festive afternoon of taiko!
World Music Hall, Center for the Arts

4 P.M.
Skull & Serpent Reception
The Tomb

4–6 p.m.
Wesleyan Christian Fellowship (WesCF) Alumni Open House and Reception
Alumni are invited to join Protestant students for a special reception at Professor Richard Elphick's home at 12 Yellow Yellow Circle, in Middletown.

4:30 P.M.
Alpha Delta Phi Cocktail Reception
For current members, alumni, and families. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi

Approximately 4:30 P.M.
Women’s Basketball Legacy of Success Reception

An opportunity for alumnae, their parents, and current parents to continue the Cardinal story and celebrate the beginning of the 2011-12 season.
Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street

57 p.m.
Jan Brett Presentation and Book Signing

Come join us and celebrate Jan Brett’s release of Home for Christmas. Broad Street Books is Jan’s only stop in Connecticut during her 2011 tour. Jan will give an artistic presentation and sign books. You're invited to take pictures with Jan Brett, Hedgie, and the Home for Christmas tour bus. Exclusive for Wesleyan families - arrive at 4:15 p.m. for preferred seating and Jan Brett cake!
Broad Street Books, 45 Broad Street

5:30 P.M.
Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony and Dinner

A celebration of the fifth class of inductees to the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. Throughout the weekend, all are encouraged to visit the Athletics Hall of Fame Wall located in the Warren Street Lobby at the Freeman Athletic Center. By invitation only and space is limited. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fay at mfay@wesleyan.edu.

2011 Inductees:
Steven “Spike” Paranya ‘61
James F. “Sandy” Van Kennen ’66
John Thomas Gardner ’74
Linda Ruth Polonsky ’82
Susie Bellizzi Cirone ’99
1980 Field Hockey Team

5:307 p.m. Reception, Beckham Hall, Fayerweather
79:30 p.m. Dinner, Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

5:30–6:30 P.M.
Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Happy Hour
Michael Klingher ’78 P’12 P’15, Ruth Pachman ‘78, and Andrew Calica ‘01 invite GOLD alumni to a casual happy hour. Drinks and light snacks will be free for every GOLD alumnus/a who made a gift to the 2010-2011 Wesleyan Fund. Those who did not support the 2010-2011 Wesleyan Fund can contribute to the 2011-2012 Wesleyan Fund on or before November 5 in order to attend. See who’s coming and RSVP now! ID required.
Russell House 

6 P.M.
Alumni and Student of Color Dinner and 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 Alumni and Student of Color Dinner and Celebration will be a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends of Wesleyan to share lessons learned, the passions ignited and the unforgettable experiences they had a Wesleyan-more importantly, where their experience at Wesleyan has taken them. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing student and alumni accomplishments.
By invitation only and seating is limited. If you have questions, please contact Greg Bernard at gbernard@wesleyan.edu.  
Campbell Reference Center, Olin Library

6 P.M.
Alpha Delta Phi Banquet Dinner
For current members, alumni, and families. Reception begins at 4:30 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi

6–7 P.M.
Psi Upsilon Cocktail Hour
Psi Upsilon

7 P.M.
Lucier Celebration Concert II: Ensembles

The Wesleyan University Orchestra, Gamelan Ensemble and Collegium Musicum perform Alvin Lucier’s ensemble works Music for Gamelan Instruments, Microphones, Amplifiers and Loudspeakers (1994), Six Geometries (1993), Panorama 2 (2011), Exploration of the House (2005), and Shadow Lines (2008).
Crowell Concert Hall
Tickets through the University Box Office: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

7:30 P.M.
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?
The Middletown-based Vintage Players presents a staged reading of the 1972 play by Eric Bentley, based on the transcripts of the hearings held by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) from 1947-58. During the course of the reading, the audience will hear the words of writers Abe Burrows and Lillian Hellman, actors Larry Parks, Sterling Hayden and vocalist, actor, and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (among others.) Director Carolyn Kirsch rediscovered the play during the midst of New York Representative Peter King's "Muslim Hearings" in the Congressional House of Representatives this past March.
Presented by the Vintage Players
Pre-performance talk with Wesleyan University Muslim Chaplain Sister Marwa at 7 p.m.
Advance reservations are not required, however if you would like to reserve a seat for this event please contact the Green Street Arts Center at (860) 685-7871.
Wesleyan's Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street

8 P.M.
Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Tickets through the University Box Office: $5 general public, senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students 
Patricelli '92 Theater

8 P.M.
Wesleyan Film Series: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Political-prisoner-turned-terrorist Captain Nemo stalks the world's seas in a steampunk submarine, exacting vengeance on the empires that betrayed him while trying to avoid the ferocious giant squid. Lavishly adapted from the Verne novel, Walt Disney's first live-action film remains gripping to this day.
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

8:30 P.M.
Alpha Delta Phi Dancing and Gaiety
For current members, alumni, and families.
Alpha Delta Phi

9 P.M.–12 Midnight
Psi Upsilon Band Party
Psi Upsilon

10 P.M.
Lucier Celebration Concert III: A Concert of Electronic Theatre Music May 3, 1968

Alvin Lucier’s first concert at Wesleyan, “A Concert of Electronic Theatre Music” on Friday, May 3, 1968, will be reconstructed and performed by Mr. Lucier and the original student performers: Carwiddwen (1968) by John Fullemann, John Pemberton, and Douglas Simon; Vespers (1967) by Mr. Lucier; Flying, or Possibly Crawling or Sitting Still (Burdocks) (1971-72) by Christian Wolff; Distance (1961) by Toshi Ichiyanagi; and Rozart Mix (1965) by John Cage.
Memorial Chapel
Tickets: Through the University Box Office: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

10 P.M.–1 A.M.
Alumni and Students of Color X House Party
Alumni are invited to The X House for an opportunity to socialize and enjoy music provided by a long time Wesleyan favorite, DJ Montez! Refreshments and bar snacks. Don’t forget your Wesleyan ID or Homecoming/Family Weekend nametag.
Malcolm X House

Sunday, November 6

8 A.M.–4 P.M.
Registration and Information

Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more.
Usdan University Center

8:45–10 A.M.
Parents Assembly

President Michael S. Roth will provide remarks and several key university staff will be available to answer questions. All Wesleyan parents, grandparents, and guardians are welcome.
Continental breakfast will be available at 8:45 a.m. The program will start promptly at 9 a.m.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center

9:30 A.M.–12 Noon
Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

10 A.M.
The MINDS Foundation 5K Run/Walk
Run (or walk) for a cause during Homecoming/Family Weekend. The MINDS Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit that aims to eradicate stigma surrounding mental illness and neurological diseases in rural India via educational, financial, medical, and moral support. Please visit the MINDS Foundation for more information. All proceeds from the run will go towards growing The MINDS Foundation's Program in rural Gujarat, India. Register now! Pre-race day registration fee is $10 and day of race registration fee is $20. All individuals who register will receive a MINDS tee-shirt for free. So register early! The race begins at 10 a.m.; on-site registration will start at 9 a.m. 
Contact Raghu Appasani '12 at rappasani@mindsfoundation.org for more information. 
The Wes Fuhrman '05 Trails at Long Lane (Wesleyan's Cross Country course) 

10 A.M.–1 P.M.
Self-Tour of the Newly Renovated Romance Languages and Literatures Building
Visit the Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Spring 2011. 
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures

10:30 A.M.–2 P.M.
Fall Harvest Brunch

Alumni, 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 Homecoming/Family Weekend festivity. As always, Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan options will be available.
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets).Online registration closed on October 21.  You may purchase tickets for this meal onsite.
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. For a list of restaurants and information about making reservations in advance, visit www.wesleyan.edu/about/restaurants.html.
Usdan University Center

11 A.M.
Catholic Mass
Memorial Chapel

11 A.M.
All-Campus Protestant Worship

Alumni, parents, students, and families, please join Wesleyan’s Protestant community and Pastor Joan Cooper Burnett, for Sunday Worship. All are welcome.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

11 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. 
WESEMINAR Lucier Celebration Symposium: Composers' Roundtable Discussion

This panel brings together close colleagues and younger composers to share their insights and questions relating to Alvin and his work.
Moderator: Anthony Braxton, professor of music
Presenters: Robert Ashley, co-founder of the Once Festivals of contemporary music and the Sonic Arts Union, was director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (1969–1981); Kyle Gann is a widely recorded composer and writer who teaches at Bard College; Gordon Mumma, co-founder of the Once Festivals of contemporary music and the Sonic Arts Union, was professor of music at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1975 until 1994. In 2000, he received the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; David Behrman is a composer and designer of multimedia installations who teaches at the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts and contributes music to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He was a co-founder, with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma, of the Sonic Arts Union; Paula Matthusen, is a composer and assistant professor of music at Wesleyan; Christian Wolff is an internationally renowned composer and was professor of classics and music at Dartmouth College from 1971 to 1999. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Germany and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Pauline Oliveros, distinguished research professor of music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College, Oakland, California
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema)

12 NOON 
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission

12 NOON.–1 P.M.
Daltry Piano Dedication
Please join family and friends as we dedicate the Daltry Piano, a gift to Wesleyan University from Marjorie R. Daltry Rosenbaum in memory of Joseph Samuel Daltry. Joseph Daltry was Wesleyan’s first Professor of Music, founder of the Wesleyan Music department, University Organist, and the inaugural John Spencer Camp Professor of Music. All are welcome.
Organ Room (lower level), Memorial Chapel

12:15 P.M. Sharp
Legacy Photograph
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 who have not been previously photographed are also welcome.
Denison Terrace (behind Olin Memorial Library), Rainsite: Olin Memorial Library 

12:15 P.M.
Legacy Lunch: Wesleyan Today
Alumni who are parents and grandparents of current students are invited, along with their children, to an informal boxed lunch for the chance to learn about Wesleyan today.
By invitation only.
Zelnick Pavilion

1:30 P.M.
First Annual Stone A Cappella Concert
Welcome to the first 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. The First 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.
Memorial Chapel

2 P.M.
Lucier Celebration Concert IV: Tributes

A tribute concert by friends and colleagues of Alvin Lucier.
Crowell Concert Hall
Tickets through the University Box Office: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Monday, November 7

All Day
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 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.

All Day
On Campus Dining Options

Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Homecoming/Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. For a list of restaurants and information about making reservations in advance, visit www.wesleyan.edu/about/restaurants.html. 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.