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Photos: 46 Years of Adzenyah On May 7th Wesleyan University Master Drummer Abraham Adzenyah was honored with a ceremony, farewell concerts, and reunion. Photos: Wesleyan Women Then and Now On April 20th, more than 125 alumnae gathered in New York City to celebrate Wesleyan women at the inaugural Wesleyan Women’s Network event, featuring alumnae speakers from across the decades. Photos: GOLD Parties Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) came together on April 7 at parties around the country. Photos: Austin SXSW Meetup On March 15, alumni gathered in Austin for South by Southwest. The space for the meet-up was provided by Justin Soffer '03 at Travelzoo. Photos: Connect@Wes Bay Area On February 4, Cardinals in the Bay Area gathered for the third event in this career development series, featuring Wesleyan trustee Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, Leader, CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart and author of The Career Playbook, and Wesleyan Career Center Director Sharon Belden Castonguay. Photos: Connect@Wes NYC On December 1, Cardinals in NYC gathered for the first event in this career development series, featuring Wesleyan trustee Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, Leader, CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart and author of The Career Playbook, and Wesleyan Career Center Director Sharon Belden Castonguay. Photos: Connect@Wes Boston On December 8, Cardinals in Boston gathered for the second event in this career development series, featuring Wesleyan trustee Jim Citrin P’12, P’14, Leader, CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart and author of The Career Playbook, and Wesleyan Career Center Director Sharon Belden Castonguay. Photos: Under the Skin On October 16, alumni and friends joined in on a thoughtful conversation about race and writing, artistic authenticity. Photos: 2015 football season kickoff The 2015 Wesleyan football season officially kicked off on Sept. 11 with the annual golf outing at Lyman Orchards, and Sept. 14 at the Yale Club of NYC reception hosted by Dave Thomas '77 P'15. Photos: Arrival Day 2015 Wesleyan welcomed more than 800 new, transfer, visiting, international and exchange students to campus during Arrival Day activities on Sept. 2. Photos: Fundraising Events 2015 In the year 2014-2015, Cardinals all over the world rallied at events benefitting the Wesleyan Fund and financial aid to show their support for Wesleyan. #THISISWHY Photos: Sculpture in the Age of Donatello On Monday, June 8, alumni, parents, art history faculty and friends gathered at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City for an evening of renaissance sculpture. Photos: D.C. WAPPS event, 2015 On June 8, Cardinals attended a panel discussion on energy, education, and healthcare at Ogilvy Public Relations, DC. Coordinated by WAPPS. Photos: Senior Donor BBQ, 2015 On Wednesday May 20th, hundreds of seniors gathered on Andrus Field and Foss Hill for the Senior Donor BBQ, coordinated by the Senior Class Gift Committee and University Relations. Photos: How to Destroy Higher Education, D.C. On April 30, Cardinals gathered in D.C for the 35th annual Philip B. Brown '44 Memorial Lecture with President Michael S. Roth '78 Robert Albritton '92 and Lael Brainard '83 as a part of the "How to Destroy Higher Education" series. #THISISWHY Photos: 29th annual Baird lecture, 2015 Alumni, parents and friends gathered in Chicago for the 29th annual John W. Baird ’38 Lecture, featuring Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy Award winning actor and Wesleyan trustee. Event info here. Photos: Women's Athletics Weekend 2015 Alumni gathered on campus April 17 in celebration of women’s athletics. The program included a mentoring workshop, silent auction and dinner honoring retiring adjunct profession of physical education, Gale Lackey. Photos: Connect@Wes, New York On March 25th, alumni gathered at Davis and Gilbert in NYC to take part in Connect@Wes, a career networking forum where industry leaders from various fields shared their expertise with peers. Photos: Beyond the University, Brooklyn On March 5, Cardinals joined President Michael Roth and hosts Betsey Schmidt ’89, Benno Schmidt ’93, Benno C. Schmidt P’89 P’93, Sid Ray ’88, Stacey Matthias ’92, Rachel Hines ’82 P’18, Elizabeth Hazan & Steve Hicks P’18. Photos: Alumni of Color Reception On Thursday, March 12th, alumni gathered at the Glendon in Los Angeles for a reception sponsored by Wesleyan’s Alumni of Color Council. Event info here. Photos: 1831 Society Reception On Jan. 29, the 1831 Society hosted its first reception in NYC. Leadership donors and volunteers attended the festive evening hosted by John '80 and Eva Usdan P'15 P'18 P'18. More info here. Photos: #WEServe2015 The WEServe Week of Service (January 18-24) is a time to celebrate community engagement with other members of the Wesleyan community. More info here. Photos: Kwanzaa 2015 On Jan. 9, Wesleyan community celebrated Kwanzaa with David Davenport '88 & Monica Azare in NYC. Sponsored by Black Alumni Council (BAC), Alumni of Color Council (AOCC). Event here. Photos: 3 Kings Celebration 2015 On January 17, Wesleyan alumni and friends gathered at the historic venue, Camaradas en El Barrio, to celebrate the 8th Annual 3 Kings event coordinated by WesLAN. Event info here. Photos: WesFAB 2014 On December 11, Wesleyan celebrated the launch of its finance and banking affinity group, WesFAB, with a WESeminar featuring economics professor Richard Grossman. Event info here. Photos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly On Oct. 9, alumni gathered in New York to discuss how nonprofit leaders succeed and fail to create new paths for good. Sponsored by Steve McCarthy '75, Muzzy Rosenblatt '87 and WAPPS. Event info. Photos: Homecoming On October 18, alumni, students, and friends were invited to celebrate Homecoming and the second annual Middletown Day. Photos: Family Weekend Families, friends and alumni were invited back to campus for #WesFamilyWeekend, Sept. 27-28. Photos: Admission Receptions 2014 Alumni and parents were invited to Admission Receptions around the world to share their experience with prospective students and families. Photos: The Monument Quilt The Monument Quilt was unrolled at the base of Foss Hill on Sept. 2, creating a public platform for survivors of sexual assault and abuse to grieve and to heal. Senators Blumenthal and Murphy spoke. Photos: Philly BBQ & Ball Cardinals played ball at the 4th annual softball and barbecue in Philadelphia on July 30. The event is coordinated each year by volunteer Brad Moss ’80. Event information here. Photos: AOC Reception in DC On Tuesday June 17, June Jeffries '75 hosted an Alumni of Color reception at her home in Silver Spring, MD. Alumni of Color Council members Elena Thompson '91 and David Hill '86 were co-hosts. Photos: Randy Newman P'14 in Concert Pianist and Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar-winning composer Randy Newman P'14 gave a solo concert benefit for financial aid in Crowell Concert Hall on May 23. Wesleyan. This Is Why. Photos: Shanghai Dinner On June 2, 2014, Ying Wang and Jianmin Chen P’16 hosted a Wesleyan dinner for alumni, parents, and students in Shanghai. Photos: Seattle WEServe Event On May 10th, Sohana Punithakumar ’04 coordinated a WEServe event in conjunction with ‘Stamp Out Hunger’, an organization that provides nutritious food to hungry, low-income people. Photos: Baird Lecture 2014 On April 29, alumni, parents, and friends gathered in Chicago for the 28th Annual John W. Baird ’38 Lecture. Photos: LACMA Alumni Reception On Monday, May 5th, over 50 alumni, parents, and incoming students attended a reception and conversation with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Curator Franklin Sirmans '91. Photos: GOLD Parties 2014 Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) gathered at parties in 13 cities around the world on April 3, to close GOLD Giving Month. Photos: How I Met Your Mother finale On March 31, students gathered at the Career Center for the series finale of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, which was co-created by Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97. Photos: Connect@WES From Feb. 28-Mar. 1, the Wesleyan Career Center and University Relations hosted a free two-day career advancement forum for students and alumni alike. More info here. Photos: Freeman Asian Scholars Reception On Feb 23, the Wesleyan community in China gathered at a reception honoring Freeman Asian Scholarship finalists and their parents at the Grand Millennium Beijing Hotel. Photos: WEServe again - AOC at the BRC On Feb 23, alumni gathered to paint the BRC Women’s Shelter in Brooklyn. This project, coordinated by Black Alumni Council Chair Nyasha Foy ’06, is part of Wesleyan’s WEServe initiative. Photos: Seoul Reception & Conversation On Feb 16, the Wesleyan community in Seoul gathered for a reception with Provost Ruth Striegel Weissman. Hosted by William Choi '89 and Soo Jung Park P'17. Photos: Seoul Reception & Conversation On Feb 16, the Wesleyan community in Seoul gathered for a reception with Provost Ruth Striegel Weissman. Hosted by William Choi '89 and Soo Jung Park P'17. Photos: Kwanzaa in New York 2014 On January 10, more than 40 alumni and friends gathered at the home of David Davenport '88 and Monica Azare to celebrate Kwanzaa in New York. Photos: WEServe 2014 For the second annual WEServe Week of Service (Jan. 19-25), alumni banded together to help their communities by participating in a service project. Photos: Red, Black & Blue On Nov. 13, Wes friends gathered for a Blue Man Group show followed by a talkback with co-founder Chris Wink '83 and Michael S. Roth '78. All proceeds went to financial aid. #THISISWHY Photos: GOLD Happy Hour On Nov. 2, Graduates of the Last Decade attended a happy hour at the Career Center after the Homecoming game. Photos: Homecoming/Family Weekend 2013 On the weekend Nov. 1-3, Wesleyan alumni, parents and friends gathered at Homecoming/Family Weekend and attended WESeminars, receptions and the historic Little Three football game. Photos: Post-Bloomberg New York On Oct. 29, 150 cardinals gathered at the NYU Wagner School for this panel and networking event hosted by WAPPS and the Patricelli Center. Photos: Women of Wesleyan On Oct. 12, alumni, faculty and change agents from the 1970s gathered on campus for a retrospective on co-education and how it affected Wesleyan during this historic time. Photos: Constitution Day Celebration On Sept. 17, Ted Shaw ’76 spoke on “Looking Backwards; Looking Forward: The Persistence of Race in 21st Century American Life” during Wesleyan’s annual Constitution Day celebration. Photos: Davison Art Center reception On Sept. 19, the Davison Art Center unveiled its new exhibition "Themes and Variations: Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980" in an opening reception featuring a gallery talk by Curator Clare Rogan. Learn more here. Photo: Erhard's at it again Olin librarian and trivia buff Erhard Konerding appeared on NBC's Million Second Quiz last week. He has previously appeared on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," "Jeopardy," and "History I.Q." Photos: WesSukkah From Sept. 9 to 11, four Physical Plant staff worked full days to assemble the massive bamboo structure on the lawn of Olin Library, for the Jewish community to celebrate Sukkot in. Photos: The MASH On Sept. 6, faculty and student bands played around campus to kick off the year-long Music & Public Life initiative. Photos: The Alumni Show II In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the CFA hosts the exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Wesleyan artists from Sept. 6 to Dec. 8. Photos: Summer at Wes Scenes from around campus: Legends Race, Beman Triangle excavation, track construction, Long Lane farm, students touring the sciences, and flowers in full bloom. Photos: Long Lane Farm Ten students are spending the summer working and learning about sustainable agriculture at Wesleyan's Long Lane Organic Farm. Photos: Talking Politics in DC On Jun 19, John Hickenlooper '74, Peter Shumlin '79 and Michael Bennet '87 sat down with President Roth '78 at the Newseum to support financial aid. Photos: Digital Wes The 4th annual gathering of the Digital Wesleyan community in NYC was held on Jun 4 on the rooftop of ZelnickMedia. Photos: MiddletownRemix The Wesleyan and local community participated in “MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More,” a festival of art and sound, on May 11 in downtown Middletown. Photos: Mellon Mays Banquet Five Mellon Mays fellows were celebrated in this banquet on May 6. The fellows then honored coordinator Professor Krishna Winston for her 20 years of dedication to the program. Photos: Improvisational forms Students enrolled in the “Improvisational Forms” dance course performed May 6 and May 8 at various locations, and on objects, around campus. Photos: An Evening with "Mad Men" Hundreds of alumni, parents and friends attended the NYC campaign kickoff featuring 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner '87. All ticket proceeds went to Financial Aid. Photos: An Evening with "Mad Men" More than 280 Wesleyan alumni, parents and friends attending the NYC campaign kickoff featuring "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner '87. All ticket proceeds went to Financial Aid. Photos: Holi festival on campus Shakti, the South Asian Student Association, hosted the second Holi (Festival of Colors) on Foss Hill. Students assailed each other with colored powder to celebrate spring. Photos: Good Credit Workshop Representatives from Seasons Federal Credit Union met with students to discuss how to establish credit and remain in good standing. Sponsored by Invisible Men and the Black Alumni Council. Photos: International Gatherings Professor Joyce Jacobsen, Andrews Professor of Economics, met with alumni and parents in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney as she made stops in these ports during a worldwide cruise. Photos: Taste of Middletown The 2nd annual food bash was sponsored by Wesleyan’s Campus Activities Committee and Human Resources. Attendees donated non-perishable food items and cash to Middletown’s Amazing Grace food pantry. Photos: Volunteer Weekend 2013 Wesleyan celebrated volunteerism and engagement March 1-2 with a Board of Trustees reception and dinner the night before social media programming for volunteers. Photos: NYC Lunar New Year 2013 Wesleyan alums gathered at Chef Yu in Manhattan to Celebrate Lunar New Year. Sponsored by the Asian-American/Asian Pacific Alumni Council (APAAC). Photos: WEServe Week of Service On Jan. 20-26, 2013, members of the extended Wesleyan community participated in the first annual WEServe Week of Service. Thirty-nine service projects took place across the country and internationally. Photos: President Roth in Asia President Michael S. Roth '78 visited with alumni in Asia Jan. 12-18. Members of the Wesleyan community gathered for Presidential Receptions in Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Photos: 3 Kings Day Celebration The Wesleyan Latino Alumni Network (WesLAN) Celebrated 3 Kings Day on Jan. 6, 2013 at La Casa Azul Bookstore and Camaradas in El Barrio. Photos: Digital Wes - Art/Tech Exploring how technology is changing art and art is changing technology, Jake Levine ’08, founder of Digital Wesleyan, with host John Borthwick ’87, turned betaworks into an art gallery on December 6. Photos by Rosa Cho ’86. Photos: WeShare Sponsored by Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS), Bay Area alumni gathered on Dec. 6 for an evening of storytelling and career-oriented give and take featuring Ayelet Waldman ’86, Gerald Richards ’90, Thy Tran ’91 and Daniel Handler ’92. Photos: APAAC Meeting with Daphne Kwok '84 More than 30 alumni met with Trustee Daphne Kwok ’84 at Highland Park in New York City on Nov. 15. This event was sponsored by the Asian-American/Asian Pacific Council. Photos: Texas Presidential Receptions President Roth spoke at two Receptions in Texas in October 2012. The Houston reception was hosted by Kurt '87, P'12, P'15 and Michelle Lyn '84, P'12, P'15 at their home in Houston. The Dallas reception was hosted by Ed Heffernan '84 at Abacus Restaurant in Dallas. Photos: Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012 Photos are coming in from Wesleyan University’s Homecoming/Family Weekend 2012, October 19–21 in Middletown, Connecticut. Stay tuned, there are more to come! Photos: New Impact Economy Panel Panelists included Tim Freundlich ’90, Scott Donohue ’86, John Perry Barlow ’69, Corey Block ’01, Joshua Kagan ’01, Alex Rosen ’08, Sara Chieco ’94, and Shivani Siroya ’04. Hosted by The HUB San Fran and Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center. Photo credit: Kara Brodgesell ’07 Photos: GOLD Happy Hour Graduates of the Last Decade attended a cocktail reception on October 20, 2012 in the Wesleyan Career Center. Pianist Zach Sulsky '13 provided live entertainment. Photos: The Future of Social Innovation Wesleyan alumni and parents gathered at Open Society Foundations in NYC on Oct. 10, 2012 for a panel moderated by President Michael S. Roth ’78 featuring social entrepreneurs Shawn Dove ’84, Sasha Chanoff ’94, Jessica Posner ’09, and Kennedy Odede ’12. Photos: Chicago Welcome to the City Alumni around the world gathered for “Welcome to the City” events throughout September where they met local Wesleyan friends and welcomed their newest graduates. Chicago’s party was held at a Marbles Brain Game store owned and operated by Lindsay Gaskins ’99. Photos: Fairfield Presidential Reception Alumni and parents attended a Presidential Reception on Sept. 13, 2012. The reception was hosted by Michael Klingher '78, P'12, P'15 and Lindsay Schine P'12, P'15 at their home in Weston, Conn. Photos: Arrival Day and Wes-HAUL Approximately 750 new students moved into their student residences at Wesleyan University. Special thanks to alumni, faculty, and staff who helped welcome our future alumni! Photos: Beijing Summer Sendoff Tomer Rothschild '94 hosted the Beijing Summer Sendoff on Aug. 19, 2012. Summer Sendoffs are hosted by alumni or parents, and provide an opportunity to meet others new to Wesleyan, as well as current students and their families, alumni and friends of Wesleyan. Photos: David Schorr's APOTHECARY Wesleyan came together for an evening of art at the Mary Ryan Gallery to celebrate Professor David Schorr’s latest exhibit, APOTHECARY (storehouse). Photos: GOLD Parties 2012
Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) attended parties in NYC, Boston, Washington DC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Ann Arbor/Detroit, and at Wesleyan University.
Photos: Alumni Back-to-School This program gives alumni an opportunity to experience the day in the life of a current Wesleyan student by shadowing them for the day. Photos: GOLD Art Exhibition
Wesleyan Community gathered for the first ever Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Art Exhibition curated by Joe McElligott '06 and Pia Silva '06 in NYC.
Photos: Career Forum
A day-long forum in honor of the new Career Center, featured a keynote talk by Stephen Friedman ’91, 9 industry-specific panels, and a networking reception for students and alumni.
Photos: Wesleyan Wrestling Weekend After a dinner with wrestling alumni, Head Coach Drew Black and Assistant Coach Dan Bloom ’10 led Wesleyan to its second New England Division III Wrestling Championship. Photos: 5th and 10th Reunion Gathering
Strauss Zelnick '79 and Wendy Belzberg opened the doors of their NYC apartment to Wesleyan GOLD alumni to celebrate this year's 5th (2007) and 10th (2002) Reunion classes.
Photos: Lunar New Year
Wesleyan University's Asian-American/Asian Pacific Alumni Council (APAAC) celebrated the annual Lunar New Year on Jan. 18, 2012 at Chef Yu Restaurant in Manhattan, N.Y.
Photos: Brooklyn Presidential Reception Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). With thanks to Amy Schulman ’82, P’11, Michael Klingher ’78, P’13, P’15, Lindsay Schine P’13, P’15, and John ’80, P’15 and Eva Usdan P’15.