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Thursday, May 23

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Usdan Cafe Hours

Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Office of Admission Information Session

McKelvey Room, Office of Admission (show in map)

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission

Main entrance, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

50th Reunion Class of 1963 Headquarters

Coffee and tea will be available.
Exley Science Center Library Reading Room (146) (show in map)

2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Registration

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

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Office of Admission Information Session

McKelvey Room, Office of Admission (show in map)

5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Senior Class Semiformal

Attendance is limited to graduating seniors only.

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

50th Reunion Kickoff Reception & Dinner for the Class of 1963

Cocktails and dinner will be available.
NOTE: This meal is included in the registration fee for all 50th reunion attendees. Online registration is available through May 10.
Patricelli '92 Theater (show in map)

Friday, May 24

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Espwesso Cafe Hours

Wesleyan's student-run cafe, offering premium coffee and espresso drinks. Cash only.
Basement, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life (show in map)

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission

Main entrance, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

9:00 AM to 12:01 AM

Registration

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

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Usdan Cafe Hours

Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Senior Class Film Screenings

A complete schedule of screening times is available at Registration in the Usdan University Center.
Center for Film Studies



9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wesleyan Storytelling Project

Produced by Mia Lobel '97. Partner with a friend and tell your fondest Wesleyan story during R&C Weekend.

How does it work? We will record you and your interview partner for 20 minutes while you discuss your most memorable or important Wesleyan moment. Your recording will be edited to a short clip of 3-5 minutes, to be shared with the Wesleyan community through our weekly podcast. More information: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/storytelling

Allrbitton Center (show in map)

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

50th Reunion Class of 1963 Breakfast and Discussion

Wesleyan was changing even as it was changing us.  To provide a framework and some foundation for reunion, Russ Richey, a distinguished scholar of (Methodist) Church History and most recently the Dean of Candler School of Theology at Emory, is going to give us some sense of how Wesleyan was evolving during the four years that we were on campus.  We hope that, by having a keener sense of institutional change, we might see how Wesleyan prepared us to cope through a half century of unprecedented change which we have lived through both in our personal and our professional lives.  Following the presentation and questions we will begin the much deeper reflection on our lives since Vic Butterfield handed us our diplomas fifty years ago.
Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages & Literature (formerly EQV), 300 High Street (show in map)

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Senior Class Diploma Pickup

Members of the Class of 2013 may pick up their diplomas in the Registrar’s Office, North College. Graduates should be prepared to show a photo ID.
Registrar’s Office, North College (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Office of Admission Information Session

McKelvey Room, Office of Admission (show in map)

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

CANCELED: Wesleyan Farmers' Market

Due to inclement weather, the Farmers' Market has been canceled.
The Wesleyan Farmers' Market is a student-run initiative committed to supporting local agriculture, providing fresh, affordable, nutritious food, and building community in Connecticut. It is held as a special event throughout the academic year, and we are pleased to offer this special Friday market for alumni, families, and guests. A variety of produce, baked goods, jams, and freshly-prepared foods will be available for purchase on site. Vendors may include: Sweet Memories Bakery,  Auntie Arwin Spices, Horse Listeners Orchard, Zen Roasters, Urban Oaks Organic Farm, Meriano's Bake Shoppe, Sweet Sage Bakery, The Bee Happy Co. and Jeff Hill's "We Bake...We Jam." Weather permitting.
Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

SOLD OUT: Welcome Picnic Lunch

Join friends, classmates, and family members for lunch when you arrive on campus for the weekend.
TICKETS: The Welcome Picnic Lunch has sold out. Here are a list of local restaurants (also available at Registration in Usdan) or you can pick up something to go in the Usdan Cafe or Pi Cafe (Exley Science Center). This lunch requires advance purchase/registration. Lunch is included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes). Lunch is complimentary for WESeniors (Classes of 1932 through 1962) and their guests. All other reunion classes and parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following for lunch:
$20 per person for all other adults and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$5 per person for children 12 and under
Tent, Russell House (show in map)

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission

Main entrance, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM

Adoption and a Socratic Dialogue Between the Class of '13 and Class of '63

The members of the Class of 2013 adopted members of the Class of 1963.  Pairing of members from both classes occurred in April.  Participants were encouraged to communicate with their respective adopter/adoptee prior to the weekend.  Come meet your adopter/adoptee and engage in a Socratic dialogue of common Wesleyan heritage.
Eclectic (show in map)

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Muslim Friday Prayers (Jummah)

All are encouraged and welcomed to attend.
Muslim Prayer Room, 169 High Street (corner of Church and High)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Wesleyan Career Center Open House

All are welcome to stop by the re-imagined, and renovated Wesleyan Career Center.  Come and explore the beautiful new space enhanced with light, color, and technology. The Career Center now possesses state of the art equipment to aid students in their post-Wesleyan pursuits by providing unparalleled face to face access to alumni, parents, and employer partners from around the world.  We look forward to seeing you!
Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Office of Admission Information Session

McKelvey Room, Office of Admission (show in map)

2:00 PM to 5:00 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 (show in map)

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR Changes in Medical Care: Perspectives from the Class of 1963

Over a year ago, a group of medical doctors from the undergraduate class of 1963 began discussing the changes they had experienced since entering medical school five decades ago. Some of these men went on to become professors at prestigious schools of medicine while others created radically new techniques of healing or worked in practices of varying sizes. These doctors will share their experiences and the changes they observed and they will open the floor for a conversation with others in the medical profession from other generations.
PRESENTERS: Howard Black, MD '63 has been an attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, a community hospital regional medical center in the Adirondack region of upstate NY since 1977.  He stopped doing surgery a few years ago but still has an active office practice and for the past few years have also served on the Executive Committee of the Hospital Board which has given him additional insight into the business side of medicine particularly how it is financed.  Jeffrey Cutler, MD '63 spent most of his career at the Health, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institute of Health.  His work in epidemiology led him to the design, management, and interpretation of large clinical trials.  This area of clinical research has evolved over 60-70 years into the most powerful set of tools for determining what works in medicine and public health to prevent and treat disease especially as applied to cardiovascular medicine. Laman Gray, MD '63 P'92 P'99 is an internationally-recognized leader in the fields of cardiac surgery and development of artificial hearts and circulatory support systems. Dr. Gray’s outstanding accomplishments include performing the first heart transplant in Kentucky (1984) and the first bridge to heart transplant after the use of a Thoratec Bi-Ventricular Assist Device in the United States (1985). He was also an original investigator for the Novacor Ventricular Assist Device System. In 1992, he performed the first clinical use of ABIOMED’s SupraCor IABP and was one of the four primary clinical investigators that brought ABIOMED’s BVS 5000 temporary cardiac support system to clinical approval by the FDA. On July 2, 2001 Dr. Gray and his surgical team implanted the first artificial heart into Robert Tools who lived five additional months on the device.  Dr. Gray has been Director of the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery for more than twenty years. Fritz Henn, MD, PhD '63 P'94 is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist currently involved in two clinical studies testing two ideas he has worked on for over 30 years. One what is the anatomy mediating major depression? We have a new idea about this and are testing it at Mt Sinai Medical School in NYC where he is a Professor doing a deep brain stimulation involving patients with totally intractable depression..The second has to do with understanding depression well enough to make a drug that would be really effective. Dr. Henn developed some ideas most recently at Cold Spring Harbor Lab where he is also a Professor and has a patent on a class of compounds that might work. Recently he has received approval to test the lead compound in a clinical trial at the clinical center of NIH in Bethesda. Dan Hottenstein, MD '63 started his career on the faculty at Pennsylvina State Medical Center before going into the private practice of diagnostic radiology with AZ Ritzman Associates in PA.   During his twenty-six year career radiology underwent a dramatic change, and as the needs for service changed, he became an interventional radiologist, retiring from full time practice in 2002. Since retirement, Dr. Hottenstein has done locum tenens work with the Indian Health Service at Pine Ridge, SD (Oglala-Sioux) and Shiprock, NM (Navajo). Robert L. Siegle, MD '63 completed his medical training in the University of Pennsylvania system including a radiology residency.   He has spent his entire career in academic medicine: the University of Tennessee at Memphis, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Funded research occupied his early career which morphed into management and now into clinical practice of radiology at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a teaching hospital of Drexel University. He has been involved in medical finances through much of his work.  Charles Srodes, MD '63 has 42 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Hematology & Oncology, and Pathology - Hematology.  Since 1974, he has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR Coal's War on Appalachia: Mountaintop Removal Mining

Mountaintop removal mining produces coal by stripping Appalachian mountaintops of their trees, stripping the topsoil, blowing up the layers of rock and soil on top of the coal, and filling entire valleys with it.  While for the coal companies this is a cheap method of producing coal, it has turned a highly biodiverse woodland area half the size of Connecticut into grasslands at best but more commonly into moonscapes.  Appalachian counties where this is practiced have higher rates of poverty, mortality, and birth defects.  This talk will describe the practice and its effects using both words and pictures, with photographs taken by the speaker.
PRESENTER: William D. Johnston, Fellow of the College of the Environment; Chair, Asian Languages and Literature; Professor of History, East Asian Studies and Science in Society
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR Making Change Happen: Approaches to Social Innovation

Hear from Wesleyan alumni who are making the world a better place by running their own enterprises, driving social and environmental impact from within corporations, and supporting aspiring social entrepreneurs. Other members of the large community of Wesleyan social innovators are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion.
Moderator: Sarah Williams ’88, Patricelli Center Advisory Board Member, impact investor, and donor advisor who builds and manages grant and impact investing portfolios in areas including poverty alleviation, women’s rights, prison reform, and social entrepreneurship
PRESENTERS: Dan Gregory ’78 P’07, Co-Director, Northeastern Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Faculty Advisor to IDEA, Northeastern University’s student-run venture accelerator that provides business planning, coaching, mentoring, workshops, professional services, funding, and other resources to student and alumni/ae ventures; Marcus Chung ’98, Corporate Responsibility Consultant, The Children's Place (previously with Talbots, McKesson, and Gap) and former board member for Net Impact; Jordyn Lexton ’08, founder of Drive Change, a NYC-based non-profit food truck business that employs formerly incarcerated youth and advocates for youth justice
SPONSORED BY the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) and Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS).
Followed by a networking reception and PCSE open house 4-5:30 p.m.
Room 116, Judd Hall (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Campus Tour Presented by the Office of Admission

Main entrance, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

60th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1953

Cash bar.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

4:00 PM

Second Stage Open House

Join past and present Second Stage staff members for an informal celebration of Second Stage's 40th year! Since 1973, Second Stage has helped to sponsor well over 600 individual performances. Funded by The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), with strong ties to the Theater Department, Second Stage provides a variety of services to student directors, designers, choreographers, technicians, and performers. Current staff members will be available to give tours of the Patricelli '92 Theater (formerly Rich Hall, Wesleyan's original library) and discuss our recent and upcoming seasons in exchange for stories of your best Second Stage memories.
Patricelli '92 Theater (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Champagne Reception for Graduating Seniors and Their Families

We are grateful to our anonymous hosts who have made this reception possible.
Russell House Lawn (tent) (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Open House and Reception

Learn about Patricelli Center programs, and network with alumni, students, and friends who are “doing well by doing good.” All are welcome.
Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Allbritton Center (show in map)

4:30 PM

Alpha Delta Phi Reception and Banquet

For members of Alpha Delta Phi and their families. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi (show in map)

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

President’s Reception Honoring Members of the Donor Associates

Honoring 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. By invitation only.
President's House Lawn

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Red, Black and Green! All-College Dinner

Join friends, classmates, and family members for an informal, eco-friendly buffet dinner in the Marketplace at the Usdan University Center.
TICKETS: This event requires advance purchase/registration. Dinner is included in the registration fee for WESeniors (Classes of 1932-1962) and members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes). All other reunion classes, parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following:
$20 per person for adults and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$8 per person for children 12 and under
Usdan University Center (show in map)

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Psi Upsilon Reception and Dinner

For Psi U brothers, families and friends. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Psi Upsilon, 242 High Street

6:00 PM

Delta Kappa Epsilon Open House

Delta Kappa Epsilon

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

45th Reunion Welcome Reception for the Class of 1968

Cash bar. ID required.
Susan B. and William K. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty (show in map)

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

40th Reunion Welcome Reception for the Class of 1973

Cash bar. ID required.
McKelvey Room, Office of Admission (show in map)

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The New Group 25th Anniversary Dinner

For New Group alumni and their guests.  Please register for this dinner.
Tent (with red flag), North College Lawn (show in map)

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

President's Reception and Dinner in Honor of the 50th Reunion Class of 1963

NOTE: Members of the 50th Reunion Class will receive a separate invitation in the mail for this special dinner.  Please respond using the reply card included with the invitation.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

15th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1998

Cash bar (ID required), and an adjoining room with movies for anyone with kids in tow who will not be participating in Camp Cardinal.
Allbritton 311 (Reception and cash bar) and Allbritton 304 (Movies for kids) – Formerly Davenport Campus Center (show in map)

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

55th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1958

Cash bar, plus complimentary dessert and coffee.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

35th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1978

Featuring music by Ken Kramer ’78. Cash bar.
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (show in map)

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

10th Reunion Reception for the Class of 2003

Hewitt Courtyard, rainsite: Hewitt Lounge

7:45 PM to 10:00 PM

Shabbat Dinner

At this special dinner for returning alumni, graduating seniors, and their families, we will welcome Shabbat with song, food, and joyful fellowship.
TICKETS: This lunch requires advance purchase/registration.
$20 per person for all and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$8 per person for children 12 and under
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

30th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1983

In celebration of our 30th Reunion fundraising efforts to support financial aid at Wesleyan. If you have not already made your contribution, you can do so here.
HOSTED BY Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. '83 P'16 and Orin S. Snyder '83 P'13
Zelnick Pavilion (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

25th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1988

Open bar. Shuttles will be provided to and from campus. To request a ride, call (860) 685-2418.
HOSTED BY Jennifer Alexander ’88 HON’09 P’13 P’16
Kidcity Museum, 119 Washington Street, Middletown (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

20th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1993

Cash bar. ID required.
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Welcome Back Gathering for the Class of 2008

Cash bar with drink specials. ID required.
Lounge, Bennet Hall, formerly Fauver Residence Hall (show in map)

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The New Group 25th Anniversary Closed Rehearsal

Memorial Chapel (show in map)

8:00 PM

FILM SCREENING: Much Ado About Nothing

Center for Film Studies

9:00 PM

Amanda Palmer '98 and Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman

 A Concert and Conversation to Benefit Financial Aid

Alt-rock icon Amanda Palmer woos, excites---and sometimes unsettles—audiences. She creates an atmosphere that is simultaneously theatrical and intimate.

Following several years with the duo the Dresden Dolls (tagged as both “dark” and “playful”), Amanda shifted to new forums, as a solo performer, as one-half of Evelyn Evelyn, and as lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. Defying categorization, she has appeared in venues ranging from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the Boston Pops.

This past February Amanda delivered a much-discussed TED Talk titled “The Art of Asking.” She drew on her own experience, from early days busking around the world as a living statue called “The Eight-Foot Bride” to the record-setting $1.2 million pre-selling her new album, "Theatre Is Evil", on Kickstarter.  She has 871,676 Twitter followers.

In a special appearance at Reunion & Commencement, Amanda will perform a group of her own  songs and also will engage in a dialogue with us. Surprises are sure to follow.

THIS IS WHY you won’t want to miss “Words and Music with Amanda Palmer.”  

TICKETS:
$25 through the Wesleyan Box Office 
*Every dollar of ticket proceeds goes toward financial aid for Wesleyan students.

Crowell Concert Hall

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Academic Open House

ASTRONOMY: Van Vleck Observatory

9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The New Group 25th Anniversary Open Rehearsal

Memorial Chapel (show in map)

9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Stargazing

Weather permitting, visit the Van Vleck Observatory, where you'll have an awesome view of the stars through Wesleyan's telescopes.
Van Vleck Observatory (show in map)

10:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Eclectic Party

Bobbito Garcia '88Featuring world-famous DJ Bobbito Garcia ’88 a.k.a. Kool Bob Love
Bobbito Garcia ’88 is a ballplayer, DJ, filmmaker, announcer, author, shoe designer, cultural ambassador, photographer, and actor. He will be playing a progressive dance mix of World/Jazz/Soul music.
Cash bar (ID required).  Photo credit: Joe Conzo
Sponsored by the 25th Reunion Class of ’88 and the Alumni of Color Council (AOCC). Open to all.
Eclectic (show in map)




Saturday, May 25

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Usdan Cafe Hours

Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Annual Family Swim

Enjoy a morning swim in the Freeman Athletic Center pool. Towels will be provided.
Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Registration

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

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Pi Cafe Hours

Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Exley Science Center (show in map)

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

50th Reunion Class of 1963 Headquarters

Exley Science Center Library Reading Room (146) (show in map)

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Annual Volunteer Breakfast

Please join us for a breakfast honoring Class Agents, Class Secretaries, and Reunion Volunteers during our Annual Volunteer Breakfast over Reunion & Commencement Weekend.
McKelvey Room, Office of Admission (show in map)

8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

50th Reunion Class of 1963 Singing Group Rehearsal

Members of the formal singing groups (Chapel Choir, Choral Group, Glee Club, etc.) are invited to get together to sing and run through Dick Winslow's arrangements for our time. A second rehearsal will take place later in the day, from 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Music Rehearsal Room (301MS)

8:30 AM

Cardinal Loop Fun Run (2.1, 3.2, 4.3 Mile Courses)

Start the day off with an exhilarating run through campus.
Meet at the base of Foss Hill (show in map)

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Espwesso Cafe Hours

Wesleyan's student-run cafe, offering premium coffee and espresso drinks. Cash only.
Basement, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life (show in map)

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wesleyan Storytelling Project

Produced by Mia Lobel '97. Partner with a friend and tell your fondest Wesleyan story during R&C Weekend.

How does it work? We will record you and your interview partner for 20 minutes while you discuss your most memorable or important Wesleyan moment. Your recording will be edited to a short clip of 3-5 minutes, to be shared with the Wesleyan community through our weekly podcast. More information: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/storytelling

Allrbitton Center (show in map)

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Academic Open House

FILM STUDIES: Center for Film Studies

9:00 AM

Alumni Row and Reception

Relive good times on the water. All former oarsmen, oarswomen, and friends are invited to gather at the boathouse for an afternoon row and refreshments.
Macomber Boathouse, 35 Harbor Drive (show in map)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Academic Open House

ARCHAEOLOGY: Lounge, Downey House
ART AND ART HISTORY: Davison Art Center Courtyard
CLASSICAL STUDIES: Lounge, Downey House
DANCE: Davison Art Center Courtyard
MEDIEVAL STUDIES: Lounge, Downey House
MUSIC: Davison Art Center Courtyard

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Senior Class Film Screenings

A complete schedule of screening times is available at Registration in the Usdan University Center.
Center for Film Studies

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR College of the Environment

Regardless of one's opinions about issues such as climate change or carbon taxes, it is clear that environmental issues will dominate national and international politics and news over the next century. To fully prepare students to participate effectively in these important discussions, Wesleyan has taken a major step to support environmental research, communication, teaching, and policy development, with its Environmental Studies Program and the College of the Environment (COE). Come hear short presentations of senior thesis research from two of our graduating environmental studies majors and the exciting details of the Environmental Studies Program and the College of the Environment.
MODERATOR: Barry Chernoff, Robert Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies, and director of the College of the Environment
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR The Music Never Stopped: The Grateful Dead at Wesleyan

On May 3, 1970, the Grateful Dead played a now-legendary concert on Foss Hill during the days of campus unrest as the Vietnam War dragged on. Sociology Prof. Philip Ennis deployed several students with notepads and audio- and videotape recorders to conduct interviews and study the crowd behavior at outdoor concerts. They also captured some of the performances. But only scant evidence remains of this activity. Music Librarian and World Music Archives Director Alec McLane and University Archivist Leith Johnson will play “History Detectives,” discussing the concert, placing it in the context of the times, and playing clips from audio and video recorded that day.
PRESENTERS: Alec McLane, music librarian and World Music archives director; Leith Johnson, University Archivist
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema) (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR Innovation in Education: Wesleyan’s Partnership with Coursera

Wesleyan is the first small liberal arts college focused on the undergraduate experience to partner with Coursera, a company offering public access to free online courses from top colleges and universities. While some may view this partnership as paradoxical, over 200,000 people worldwide have registered for the six massive open online courses (MOOCs) taught by Wesleyan’s President Roth, Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Professor Lisa Dierker, Professor Scott Higgins, Professor Richard Adelstein, and Professor Scott Plous. These professors will share their experiences from why they agreed to participate in a learning environment that is drastically different from their classroom at Wesleyan to how this has changed the ways in which they approach material they’ve been teaching for years.
PRESENTERS: Richard Adelstein, Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics and two-time recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching is a pioneer in the application of economic analysis to legal problems; Lisa Dierker, professor of psychology, has spent the last three years developing an original project-based curriculum specifically aimed at increasing the number of students exposed to applied statistics; Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, professor of classical studies and Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, is the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Wesleyan and received the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1996.
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107) (show in map)

10:00 AM

Mystical Seven Society Annual Meeting

Tent (with black flag), North College Lawn, near the Center for the Americas (show in map)

10:00 AM

Skull and Serpent Society Annual Meeting

The Tomb (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Memorial Service

The service remembers all alumni who have passed away. Individuals are invited to offer personal remembrances.
OFFICIANT: The Reverend James D. Brown '63
ORGANIST: Olivia May '14
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Gathering for Graduating Seniors and their Grandparents

All grandparents and their graduating seniors are invited to a special gathering to celebrate the many successes of Wesleyan’s Class of 2013. We respectfully ask that only grandparents and graduating seniors attend these popular receptions.
NOTE: This event has reached capacity.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WESEMINAR The Senior Thesis: A Showcase of Academic Excellence

The senior thesis is a year-long, in-depth project that provides students with a unique opportunity to explore fresh ideas and produce new knowledge. In this session several senior theses will be highlighted, representing a cross section of student research and creative output from the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Students will share their work and discuss the process that guided their investigations.
MODERATOR: Louise Brown, Dean for Academic Advancement and Dean for the Class of 2013
PRESENTERS: Stephanie Huezo ’13, Jason Katzenstein ’13, Jessica Samuel ’13, Kyra Sutton ’13, and Nicholas Woods ’13
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WESEMINAR Education and Incarceration — at Wesleyan and Beyond

Come hear young alumni talk about their career paths in the field of criminal justice post Wesleyan and engage in discussion about the importance of correctional education both at Wesleyan through the Center for Prison Education and beyond the campus.
MODERATOR: Russell Perkins '09, founder of the Center for Prison Education
PANELISTS: Jordyn Lexton '08, former teacher Rikers Island and current executive director of Drive Change; Sara Green '08 , director of special projects for District 79 of the NYC DOE. Sara oversees all of the schools that operate inside of non-secure, limited secure, and correctional facilities in NYC; Hannah Furstenberg-Beckman '08, case manager at the alternative to incarceration program CASES
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WESEMINAR From Wesleyan to Williams and Back Again

Mike Whalen graduated from Wesleyan in 1983 and returned home in 2010 to serve as the head football coach and assistant athletic director. Whalen spent 14 years coaching at Wesleyan rival Williams College, and achieving a 38-10 record while serving as head coach (2004-2009), leading the Ephs to only their sixth undefeated season (8-0) in 2006. He won four Little Three titles and had a perfect 6-0 mark against Wesleyan. It was the level of excellence Whalen expects from his scholar-athletes, both on and off the field that made him a desirable candidate to take helm on the gridiron.  Whalen will talk about the challenges he faced in 2010 as he began to work on changing the opinion of Wesleyan football and the vision he has for Wesleyan athletics under his leadership as director.
PRESENTER: Mike Whalen ’83, director of athletics and head football coach at Wesleyan, was the 2006 NESCAC Coach of the year and was a finalist for the prestigious 2006 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, which is presented to the nation’s top coach in all divisions.
Putnam Classroom (Room 114), 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly the squash court building) (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR The Art and Science of Mediating Complex Matters

A Wesleyan education both imbues and educes specific qualities for its recipients. While intellectual curiosity and rigor are most often celebrated, it is the ability to bridge a multiplicity of divergent interests and complex considerations that may well deserve the spotlight. Perhaps at no time is the value of this quality more essential than when lives have been lost or inextricably altered en masse and our legal system becomes the forum for the pursuit of justice by those who have been harmed. What is the result when Wesleyan has influenced the arbiter of that justice? Join us for an insightful discussion on the ways that Wesleyan fosters the unique ability to resolve such matters. Panelists Peter Woodin and the Honorable Robert Holzberg, expert mediators, will discuss the skills and attributes they employ when defusing and dissecting high profile, notorious legal claims and the role that Wesleyan played in shaping their approaches. The panel will be moderated by WLA President, J.D. Moore, ‘75 and an audience question and answer session will follow the panelists’ presentation. This event is organized by Wesleyan's first professional affinity alumni organization, the Wesleyan Lawyers Association.
MODERATOR: J.D. Moore ’75 is  Associate Group General Counsel of the Travelers Special Liability Group. Over the last 23 years, he has crafted, using mediation and other settlement tools, resolutions to scores of sophisticated liability and coverage matters, ranging from construction defect to environmental pollution to asbestos bankruptcy. J.D. has served as President of the WLA for the past 3 years, and was a charter member of its Steering Committee.
PRESENTERS: Peter H. Woodin ’71 is a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, one of the largest providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution services in the world. He specializes in the resolution of complex, multi-party litigation in areas of the law ranging from products liability to employment discrimination. Attorney Woodin has served as settlement administrator, court-appointed mediator and special master in various multi-district and other complex litigation involving pharmaceuticals, investment partnerships, employment discrimination, and governmental audits. He also served as Deputy Special Master for the federal September 11 Victims Compensation Fund. A graduate of Columbia Law School, Mr. Woodin worked for ten years as a professional dancer, including seven years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, prior to attending law school.
The Honorable Robert L. Holzberg, Connecticut Superior Court Judge (Ret.), leads the Alternative Dispute Resolution practice at the law firm of Pullman & Comley in Hartford, CT. He serves as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge in a wide range of complex civil matters in both state and federal courts. Judge Holzberg retired from the bench in September 2012 after more than twenty years of service. During his time on the bench, he was appointed by Connecticut’s Chief Court Administrator to serve as the special settlement master for both the Saint Francis Hospital Child Abuse Litigation and the Kleen Energy Power Plant Explosion Litigation. Both matters involved numerous claimants, complex insurance coverage disputes and eventual multi-million dollar settlements. A resident of Middletown and a graduate of Brown University, Judge Holzberg attended his senior year of college at Wesleyan and is the son of the late Jules D. Holzberg, beloved Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR Getting Published and the Author-Editor Relationship

Join Allison Lorentzen '03 for a lively discussion of publishing today. Hear her advice for writers about publishing their work and developing a long-term, collaborative relationship with editors.
MODERATOR: Anne Greene, director of Writing Programs and the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and a  2006 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
PRESENTER:
Allison Lorentzen ’03 is a Senior Editor at Viking Penguin, where she edits literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Her recent and upcoming titles include the debut novels The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian, A Map of Tulsa by Benjamin Lytal, Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain, and Down the Shore by Stan Parish '06. She is proud to publish Orange Prize and Bocas Prize finalist Monique Roffey, whose latest novel is Archipelago. Before coming to Viking Penguin, Allison worked at HarperCollins. She is a founding editor of n+1 magazine and lives in New York, NY.
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Academic Open House

COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

Assemble for the Traditional Parade of Classes

Seniors and their families are invited to join alumni for this traditional Wesleyan festivity. The parade is scheduled to begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. rain or shine, and is followed immediately by the Assembly and Annual Meeting.
Huss Courtyard, Usdan University Center (show in map)

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Special Collections and Archives Open House

Drop in at the University’s Special Collections and Archives to remember your student days—yearbooks, The Argus, Hermes, face books, and many other historical Wesleyan materials are all here. Chat with SC&A staff about the riches of the University’s rare book collection and how it supports Wesleyan’s educational mission.
Special Collections and Archives and Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library (show in map)

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Wesleyan Assembly and Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Featuring President Michael S. Roth '78
Including the presentation of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards and Outstanding Service Awards.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS
Leonard P. Edwards II ’63
Frederick B. Taylor ’63
Stephen M.Young ’73
Jennifer T. Chayes ’78
Alford A. Young Jr. ’88

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Michael Klingher ’78, P’12, P’15
David Olson ’78
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Academic Open House

ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
EAST ASIAN STUDIES: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

12:00 PM

Delta Kappa Epsilon Open House

Delta Kappa Epsilon

1:00 PM

Shabbat Lunch

Chabad at Wesleyan is hosting a Shabbat lunch for alumni, seniors and their relatives attending Reunion & Commencement Weekend. We would be honored if you would join us.
Please RSVP to: rabbi@chabadwesleyan.org
34 High Street

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Academic Open House

ECONOMICS: Tent with red flag, North College Lawn
GERMAN STUDIES: Room 403, Fisk Hall
GOVERNMENT: Tent with red flag, North College Lawn
HISTORY: Tent with red flag, North College Lawn
PSYCHOLOGY: Allbritton 311
RELIGION: Tent, Religious Studies

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Academic Open House

SOCIOLOGY: Tent with black flag, North College Lawn

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Freeman Family Garden Lecture and Tour

PRESENTER: Stephen Morrell, Landscape Designer
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies (show in map)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

President's Lunch in Honor of the WESeniors (Classes of 1932-1962)

By invitation only.
Patricelli ’92 Theater (show in map)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

All-College Picnic and Festival on Foss Hill

This lively festival of entertainment and games is a great place to connect with friends and family members between WESeminars and other weekend programs. Don’t miss the magic show, face painting, tattoos, and more. Lunches are portable and can be picked up on your way to Foss Hill, afternoon WESeminars, or other events and destinations.
TICKETS: This lunch requires advance purchase/registration. Lunch is included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes). Lunch is complimentary for WESeniors (Classes of 1932 through 1962) and their guests. All other reunion classes and parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following for lunch:
$10 per person for adults and children (including graduates)
Tent, Andrus Field and Foss Hill (show in map)

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Strolling Magician and Magic Show

For children of all ages!
Andrus Field (show in map)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR Kilts and Co-eds: Change in the Locker Room.

Title IX and Wesleyan Athletics: 1973-2013
Forty years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments was signed into law, guaranteeing equal opportunity for women in schools. The landmark legislation coincided with the integration of women into the student body - but how did it affect Cardinal athletic programs? Creating room for women to participate in sports was a significant challenge that reflected the challenges in the culture at large. Join a panel discussion about the changes Wesleyan’s athletes and coaches pioneered from the 1970s to the present and the ongoing impact of Title IX. A large portion of the panel will be devoted to discussion and the audience is encouraged to share memories of their experiences.
Please feel free to pick up a boxed lunch from Andrus Field and bring it with you to the seminar.
MODERATOR: John Biddiscombe, Wesleyan athletic director 1988-2012
PRESENTERS: Adrienne Bentman ’74; Marcia Whitehead '08, Fran Rivkin '78 
Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue (show in map)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR Artists for World Peace

Wesleyan's first president, Willbur Fisk, declared "education should be directed in reference to two objects—the good of the individual educated and the good of the world." Fisk's quintessentially Wesleyan philosophy has guided the Black-Nasta family. They have used their background in art, music, and writing to foster peace and humanitarian work globally through their foundation Artists for World Peace, which raises funds through making art to support grass-roots organizations in communities around the world. This seminar is sponsored by the Jewish and Israel Studies Program and will be introduced by Dalit Katz, adjunct assistant professor of religion and Israel studies.
PRESENTERS: Wendy Black-Nasta P’07 founded Artists for World Peace, an international non-profit foundation that promotes peace, anti-poverty alliances, and self-help one child, one community, and one project at a time. Artists for World Peace is currently working on sustainability, microloan, aid, and education projects across the Americas, Asia, and East Africa. Dr. Robert Nasta , MA ’98, P’07 is an ethnomusicologist and composer and is musical director of Artists for World Peace. Wendy and Robert's sons, Jesse ’07, a current PhD candidate in history at Northwestern University, and Miles, a recent Berklee College of Music graduate, contribute their writing and music to the foundation.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR Marriage Equality: Updates from California and Minnesota

June 2008: the California Supreme Court ruled equal protection required the state issue licenses for same-sex marriages. November 2008: voters in California approved Proposition 8, banning gay marriage. November 2012: Minnesota became the first state in the country to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. Despite the amendment's defeat, state statute defines marriage as the amendment would have. April 2013: an appeal from a Court of Appeal decision striking down Proposition 8 is in front of the US Supreme Court and a bill to change the law in Minnesota is currently under consideration in the legislature. Kate Reder ’03 and Jenny Gassman-Pines ’03 will provide a historical perspective on the current situations in California and Minnesota as well as discuss current developments in the Supreme Court.
PRESENTERS: Kate Reder '03 is an associate attorney at Wald & Thorndal. She works largely with the LGBTQ families and specializes in family formation, divorce, and dissolution. Kate was also actively involved in the "No on 8" campaign. Jenny Gassman-Pines '03 is an attorney at Greene Espel in Minneapolis and handles complex litigation and manages client responses to government investigations.  Jenny also volunteers with Minnesotans United for All Families and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyer magazine.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR AC: The Art of Collaboration

Although Daniel Handler ’92 and Lisa Brown ’93 have produced, separately and collaboratively, an award-winning and bestselling body of work, this seminar will focus on a zine they made together in the early nineteen nineties, for reasons unclear even to them. Come help them figure it out in a room you might find familiar. Bonus! Includes a powerpoint presentation.
PRESENTERS: Lisa Brown ‘93 is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, picture book author, and cartoonist. She lives in San Francisco, but can be found at www.americanchickens.com. Daniel Handler ‘92 is the author of four novels, mostly recently Why We Broke Up, and far too many books for children under the inexplicable name of "Lemony Snicket."
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107) (show in map)

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Academic Open House

AMERICAN STUDIES: Center for the Americas
FEMINIST, GENDER, SEXUALITY STUDIES: Russell House
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: Center for the Americas
PHILOSOPHY: Russell House
SCIENCE IN SOCIETY: Russell House

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Academic Open House

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL STUDIES SENIORS RECEPTION: CSS Lounge, Public Affairs Center (PAC)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

WESEMINAR Unfinished Business:

Post-Crisis Reforms of the International Economy
Restoring economic health -- in the U.S. and around the world-has been unfinished task #1 for developed economy authorities  ever since the global financial crisis hit in 2008/09. With US growth still tepid, and with Europe in recession, it is clear that unprecedented efforts at providing economic and financial stimulus have fallen short of their goal -- at least so far. What's likely to happen next, and what are the implications for the "man in the street" -- should s/he be worried, calm or indifferent? This session will include a presentation on current global challenges, including active audience participation. Considering the topic, no clear consensus is likely to emerge, but the goal is that everyone will leave with a good sense of the issues and the possibilities.
PRESENTER: John Lipsky '68, P'08,  is currently a distinguished visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.  He is also Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute's Program on the World Economy, and serves as a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research's Board of Directors, of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research's Advisory Board, of the Center for Global Development's Board of Directors, and of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously was the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Vice-Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank.
Room 116, Judd Hall

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Academic Open Houses

ANTHROPOLOGY: Anthro, Room 6
BIOLOGY: Terrace, Exley Science Center
CHEMISTRY: Terrace, Exley Science Center
COLLEGE OF LETTERS: COL Library, 41 Wyllys Avenue
COMPUTER SCIENCE: Terrace, Exley Science Center
EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Terrace, Exley Science Center
MATHEMATICS: Terrace, Exley Science Center
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY: Terrace, Exley Science Center
NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR: Terrace, Exley Science Center
PHYSICS: Terrace, Exley Science Center
ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES: Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages and Literatures
RUSSIAN: Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages and Literatures
RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES: Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages and Literatures

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

WESEMINAR The New Jim Crow in the Obama Era

Even as the first African-American president of the United States wades into his second term and the nation’s population of color is increasing, racial and ethnic disparities still pervade the social structure of the country. Through a series of presentations on topics such as education and housing and a panel discussion, this session will explore the extent of racial and ethnic inequalities and potential innovative solutions available.
PRESENTERS: Erin Boggs ’93, Deputy Director of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, has worked on reducing incidences of predatory lending and foreclosures in communities of color. Since beginning her work at the Center in 2005 her responsibilities have expanded to include the organization’s systematic testing, policy, and pro bono initiatives. In particular, she has focused efforts on raising awareness of the inequality of opportunity in education, safety, and health created by segregated housing patterns. Bobby Donaldson ’93 is a current Trustee at Wesleyan; Theodore Shaw '76, Columbia Law School Professor of Professional Practice; and "Of Counsel" to Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, and former Director/Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Cheryl Jones-Walker '93 Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Swarthmore College
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Thesis Art 2013 Exhibition Reception

Zilkha Gallery presents the work of the Class of 2013's thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Remarks at 2:45 p.m.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

SteveSongs Concert

Kids know him as SteveSongs or Mr. Steve from weekday mornings on PBS Kids, but we know him as Steve Roslonek '93. We’re delighted that Steve will take a break from his national tour to perform a free show during the Festival on Foss Hill. More information and music samples here. Steve’s Recess Rocks project here:
Andrus Field (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Gathering for Graduating Seniors and their Grandparents

All grandparents and their graduating seniors are invited to a special gathering to celebrate the many successes of Wesleyan’s Class of 2013. We respectfully ask that only grandparents and graduating seniors attend these popular receptions.
NOTE: This event has reached capacity. 
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Freeman Scholars Reception

Freeman Scholars and their families, friends, and alumni are invited to a program honoring the Freeman Scholars of the Class of 2013.
Campbell Reference Center, Olin Memorial Library (show in map)

2:30 PM

Athletic Department Senior Awards Presentation

Come celebrate the accomplishments of our senior student-athletes as they gather together one final time as undergrads in Silloway Gymnasium.
Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Quasimodal Reunion Concert

Open to all.
World Music Hall (show in map)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

WESEMINAR Travel: Spend Less, See More!

Pauline Frommer ’88 began her travel adventures at four months old and hasn’t looked back since. Since then, she created her own imprint of 14 award-winning Pauline Frommer guidebooks, she writes an internationally syndicated newspaper column with King Features and hosts a call-in radio show on travel that's heard in 130 markets nationwide. Recently, she and her father Arthur, reacquired the Frommer's trademark and are currently in the process of reinvigorating it with new web initiatives and a brand new series of books. In this seminar, Pauline will talk about unusual destinations that will give your Wes-trained brain a workout and ways to save money when you hit the road.
PRESENTER: Pauline Frommer ’88 is an award-winning writer, editor and talk show host.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema) (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR Writing for the Screen: Big and Small

Writing for the moving image is a challenge in the modern age with viewing options ranging from the cinematic screen and television to hand-held devices.  Presenters, Jon Hoeber ’93 and Evan Katz ’83 discuss writing for the movies and television in the modern era during this afternoon seminar.
MODERATOR: Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, and a 1996 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
PRESENTERS: Jon Hoeber ’93, screenwriter for the movies, Red 2 (2013), Battleship (2012), Red (2010), and Whiteout (2009); and Evan Katz ’83, writer,  executive producer for the television series 24, Awake, The Event, and Body of Proof, which stars Wesleyan alumna Dana Delany ’78
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR School Choice: The State of K-12 Education in America

Public or Private? Pilot or Parochial? Charter or Magnet? Are there real, viable choices for K-12 students and their families? How has the “reform” movement in education affected student achievement? This panel attempts to evaluate the current status of primary and secondary schools, and the educational choices available to the American public.
MODERATOR: Patrick McCabe ’78 is the founder of New Roads Elementary School, a progressive K-5 independent school in Santa Monica, California. He is also a longtime teacher and coach at New Roads High School, as well as a founding Board member of USC Hybrid High School, a blended-learning Charter school in Los Angeles. He is currently on sabbatical, and is creating a K-8 Charter school in conjunction with Antioch University in Los Angeles. Before his educational career, he spent 23 years in cable television and sports marketing as well as several years as a professional sports agent.  
PANELISTS: Daniel Cogan-Drew ’93 is the Director of Digital Learning for Achievement First Public Charter Schools, a non-profit network of 22 high-performing open-enrollment urban K-12 schools in Brooklyn, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and Providence (opening fall 2013). Izaak Orlansky '08 is a program and policy advisor in the New York City Department of Education's Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality, which is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and retaining the 'best and brightest' educators to teach in more than 1,500 schools. Daniel Long is an assistant professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, where he studies education in the U.S. and abroad.
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107) (show in map)

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Academic Open House

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL STUDIES (CSS) ALUMNI RECEPTION: CSS Lounge, Public Affairs Center (PAC)

3:00 PM

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Alumni Reception

Please join members of the LGBTQ Alumni Network, parents and friends as we welcome graduating seniors to the alumni community.
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission (show in map)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Alumni of Color (AOC)/Students of Color (SOC) Networking Reception

All alumni, students, and parents are invited to join us as we welcome the graduating seniors into the alumni community.
Tent, Davison Art Center Courtyard (show in map)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Wesleyan Spirits Alumni Open Rehearsal

World Music Hall (show in map)

3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Academic Open House

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES: Center for African American Studies
ENGLISH: Center for African American Studies

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WESEMINAR Super Frog Saves Tokyo

For her senior thesis production, Tessa Young '13 has transformed Haruki Murakami's short story Super Frog Saves Tokyo into a Balinese shadow puppetry tale. Watch Frog prevent Tokyo's destruction through enlisting the help of a lowly collections officer, Katagiri.
Dance Studios (TST001)

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WESEMINAR Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today

In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the United States and around the world in protest of current economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This gallery talk will discuss the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate control, economic justice, reproductive rights, gender rights, or fair and just treatment or war veterans. The exhibition includes more than eighty artists from around the United States and beyond.
Suzy Taraba ’77 MALS ’10 and Clare Rogan, co-curators of the exhibition, will discuss this vibrant “Do-It-Yourself” art scene and how these contemporary posters fit in the long tradition of art created to promote social and political causes. Although often created in traditional media such as screenprint, today’s images also are available online for downloading and digital printing in support of further activism.
PRESENTERS: Clare Rogan is Curator of the Davison Art Center. Suzy Taraba ’77 MALS ’10 is Director, Special Collections and Archives, Olin Library.
Davison Art Center Main Gallery (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

"Open Rehearsal" and "Class" with Dick Winslow '40

Music has been part of the Wesleyan experience since the early days of the institution when it was knows as the "singing college." The music program expanded over the years and in 1949 Richard Winslow joined the staff.  Join members of the formal singing groups (Chapel Choir, Choral Group and Glee Club, etc.) for a teleconferencing "class" and open rehearsal with Dick Winslow '40.
Develin Room, Olin Memorial Library (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WESEMINAR What is Hometown Security?

Majora Carter ’88, urban revitalization strategist and Peabody Award winning broadcaster, wants to slow down the “brain-drain” in our nation’s poor communities and create a society in which people don’t have to leave their neighborhoods to find opportunity. Explore how to bring together technical training and development opportunities in underdeveloped areas to create an environment which fosters the creation of new businesses, enables existing ones to thrive, and better equips people to compete in a changing economy. This seminar is sponsored by Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.
PRESENTER: Majora Carter ’88  is an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website.
Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150), Exley Science Center (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Stephen Young '73, Ambassador to Hong Kong
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Annual Reception Honoring Retiring Faculty

All are welcome to honor members of the faculty who will retire this year:
Michael Keane, Professor of Mathematics
Urip Sri Maeny, Artist in Residence, Dance
Paul Schwaber, Professor of Letters
John Seamon, Professor of Psychology (attending)
William Stowe, Benjamin Waite Professor of English (attending)
Duffield White, Assoc. Prof. of Russian Lang. & Lit. (attending)
Janice Willis, Professor of Religion (attending)
Carol Wood, Edward Burr Van Vleck Prof. of Mathematics (attending)

In addition, we will honor faculty retired in 2012
John Biddiscombe, Dir. of Ath./Chair, Phys. Ed., Emeritus (attending)
Joseph Bruno, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
Howard Needler, Professor of Letters, Emeritus
Wallace Pringle, Jr., Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus (attending)
Susan B. and William K. Wasch Center for Retired Faculty (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

40th Reunion Class of 1973 Gathering

Join classmates and guests before dinner for down time and a special photo slideshow.
Room 113, Judd Hall

5:00 PM

Academic Department Open House - Theater Alumni Cocktails

Alumni are invited to join Theater Department faculty and staff outside on the patio immediately following the puppetshow.
East Room (TST114), Theater and Dance Studios

5:30 PM

Anugerah: Student Performance Showcase

Anugerah is a Malay word that means 'gifts or presents given to the deserving.' Anugerah also means 'a tribute' and this showcase is precisely that - a heartfelt tribute to family, friends and all those who have supported us along the way. This showcase is especially dedicated to parents and families of international students, many of whom  only get the chance to be on campus during Reunion & Commencement Weekend. ALL students and parents are welcome. Refreshments will be provided after the performance in the McKelvey Room, Office of Admission.
Crowell Concert Hall

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Reunion Class Receptions and Dinners

WESeniors (Classes of 1932–1962) and the Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008 gather for their Class Dinners and special programs.

WESENIORS:
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center
1948: Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center
1953: Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center
1958: Lounge, Downey House
1963: Campbell Reference Center, Olin Memorial Library
1968: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
1973: Patricelli ’92 Theater
1978: President’s House Lawn
1983: Mink Dining Hall, Usdan University Center
1988: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather
1993: Tent (with red flag), College Row
1998: Warren Street Lobby, Freeman Athletic Center
2003: West Dining Wing, Usdan University Center
2008: Tent, Russell House

TICKETS:
Each dinner requires advance purchase/registration. Dinner is included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes) and is complimentary for WESeniors (Classes of 1932 through 1962) and their guests. All other reunion classes will be charged the following for dinner:
$50 per person

6:00 PM

Senior Voices (Baccalaureate)

Come join the class of 2013 as they reflect, share and recap some of their unique and transformative moments from their years at Wesleyan.
Elvin Lim,  Associate Professor of Government will address the graduating Seniors. Jacob Eichengreen '13 , Glenn Stowell '13 and Isaiah Sypher '13 will each share reflections.
You don’t want to miss this. All are welcome.
SPONSOR: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

9:00 PM

Traditional All-College Sing

Due to inclement weather, the All-College Sing will be held in the Memorial Chapel (show in map)

10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

All-Campus Party Featuring Kinky Spigot and the Welders

Kinky Spigot and the Welders, an unstoppable cosmic force of booty-crunching goodness, delivers classic soul covers and assorted rock star antics at cataclysmic volumes.
Performers may include: Lillian Ruiz ’08, Nicole Tirado Strayer ’07, Amanda Facelle '09, Marlon Bishop ’07, Vlad Gutkovich ’07, Yoni Rabino ’07, and Jon Hutchinson ’07
Cash bar (ID required), no outside beverages will be permitted at this event.

Tent, Andrus Field (show in map)

10:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The New Group 25th Anniversary Concert

Memorial Chapel (show in map)

Sunday, May 26

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

50th Reunion Brunch

Members of the Class of 1963 are planning to gather for brunch around 9 a.m.
TICKETS: Brunch is included in the 50th reunion flat rate registration fee.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Registration and Information

Usdan University Center (show in map)

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Pi Cafe Hours

Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Exley Science Center (show in map)

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

All Campus Brunch Buffet

Wrap up a great weekend with a hearty brunch in the new Usdan University Center.
TICKETS: This event requires advance purchase/registration.  Meals are included for members of reunion classes with a flat rate fee (5th, 10th, and 50th reunion classes). Brunch is complimentary for WESeniors (Classes of 1932 through 1962) and their guests. All other reunion classes and parents and families of graduating seniors will be charged the following if they register for brunch.
$18 per person for all other adults and children over age 12 (including graduates)
$5 per person for children 12 and under
Usdan University Center (show in map)

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Espwesso Cafe Hours

Wesleyan's student-run cafe, offering premium coffee and espresso drinks. Cash only.
Basement, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life (show in map)

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Usdan Cafe Hours

Food and beverages available for purchase on site.
Usdan University Center (show in map)

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Graduate Student Breakfast Celebration and Rehearsal

The Graduate Marshal will prepare the graduating MA and PhD students for the Commencement Ceremony.
Lobby, Exley Science Center (show in map)

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Roman Catholic Mass

Sponsored by: Catholic Chaplain, Fr. Hal Weidner, CO, and the Catholic Student Association
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

9:30 AM

GLS Graduates' Commencement Preparation

GLSP staff will prepare graduating students for the Commencement Ceremony.
Lounge, Downey House (show in map)

10:00 AM

Faculty and Undergraduates Assemble for Commencement

Top of Foss Hill (show in map)

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

181st Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Weather Update (as of Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 a.m.):  Wesleyan plans to hold Commencement in the normal location on Andrus Field. Please be prepared for muddy field conditions and dress accordingly. Thank you.

All are welcome to attend Wesleyan's 181st Commencement Ceremony.

Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony. The 5000 chairs on Andrus Field (some are outside, some under the large tent with full view of the podium) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is additional room for seating on Foss Hill (bring a blanket or folding chairs).
The ceremony will take place in the center of campus, rain or shine, and will last approximately 2 hours- 2 1/2 hours. The ceremony may also be viewed online.
Wesleyan is proud to announce its first bottled water-free Commencement.  Reusable bottles and water stations are available to keep guests hydrated.  If you do not wish to take your reusable bottle home with you, please leave it under your chair or place in one of the clear recycling containers located on Andrus Field or at the President's Commencement Celebration so that we can reuse bottles for future occasions.
Andrus Field (show in map)

Honorary Degree Recipients
Joss Whedon '87, Commencement Speaker
Majora Carter '88
Jim Dresser '63

Commencement Ceremony Inclement Weather Plan
The Commencement Ceremony is held outdoors, rain or shine. Under certain weather conditions, the ceremony may be shifted from the open field, where seating is unlimited, into the large tent on Andrus Field. Although the tent accommodates numerous spectators, seating is limited. In this scenario, we respectfully request that each graduate limit his/her guests to 3 seats under the tent. Please come prepared with raincoats and umbrellas.

Information will be posted on the Wesleyan homepage and the Reunion & Commencement website, and graduating seniors will be notified via email. Details will also be available at Registration (Usdan University Center) and an outgoing message will be on the main University phone number at 860/685-2000. The ceremony will be simulcast in the Memorial Chapel, Patricelli ’92 Theater, Crowell Concert Hall, and Tishler Lecture Hall (Room 150) at Exley Science Center, rain or shine. The ceremony may also be viewed online. Please check http://www.wesleyan.edu/rc/ or http://wescast.wesleyan.edu for details the week of May 20, 2013.
Tent, Andrus Field (show in map)

Immediately following the ceremony     
President’s Commencement Celebration

A reception celebrating the Class of 2013 will take place immediately following the Commencement ceremony. Due to the size of the gathering, families and students who wish to meet during the reception are encouraged to identify a “meeting place” in advance (e.g., one of the buildings on College Row). Light refreshments will be available.
North and South College Lawn (show in map)

Immediately following the ceremony     
GLS Champagne Reception and Diploma Distribution

GLS graduates and guests are invited to this reception. We will distribute diplomas and raise our glasses in a toast to the graduates!
Tent, Davison Art Center (show in map)