Schedule for HC/FW 2013


Detailed schedule of events for November 1-4, 2013.

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Friday, November 01

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 and surrounding areas. Check out the student blog WesStuffed for postings about dining options in Middletown. A list of on-campus dining options and hours of operation will be available when you arrive on campus and check in at the Usdan University Center (show in map).

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Tour of Campus

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

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Spring and Fall 2013 Study Abroad Photo Display

Visit the Highwaymen Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Fall and Spring 2013. 
Featuring photos by: Talia Baurer '15 (Spain); Alexander Cantrell '14 (Argentina); Miles Cornwall '15 (Italy); Sarah Dash '14 (Italy); Maxwell Delott '15 (Spain); Michelle Farias '15 (Italy); Zoe Feingold '15 (France); Alexander Ginsberg '14 (Italy); Julianne Green '14 (Spain); Jessica Lopez '15 (Spain); Katherine Lu '15 (Spain); Aileen McGrory '14 (Argentina); Amelia Mettler '15 (Costa Rica); Daniel Ng '15 (Spain); Max Owen-Dunow '15 (France); Elana Rosenthal '15 (France); Delphine Starr '14 (Chile); Nora Thompson '15 (Argentina); Kelly Toy '14 (France); Kate Weiner '15 (Chile); Claire Whitehouse '14 (Argentina)
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street (show in map)

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Attend a Class

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

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Registration and Information

Everyone—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 (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Wesleyan Admission Information Session

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

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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, 2nd Floor (above Broad Street Books), 45 Broad Street (show in map)

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Tour of Campus

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

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch for Athletics Advisory Council Members and Guests

By invitation only.
Coach Norm Daniels Lobby, Freeman Athletic Center

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Wesleyan Abroad: Everything Your Student Might Forget to Mention

Join the office of international studies staff and students to discuss what families need to know about study abroad for Wesleyan students. Topics will include affordability and financial aid, sites and kinds of programs, credit transfer, health and safety, and the benefits of spending a semester or year studying in another country. Please come with questions. 
Note: This program is offered again at 3 p.m.
Hansel Lecture Hall (Room 001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Tour of Olin Memorial Library

Presented by: Erhard Konerding MALS ’82
Olin Memorial Library (show in map)

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Athletics Advisory Council (AAC) Meeting

By invitation only.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Wesleyan Career Center Open House

All are welcome to stop by the renovated Wesleyan Career Center, visit with the staff and meet the new director, Sharon Belden Castonguay. Enhanced with state of the art equipment to aid students in their post-Wesleyan pursuits, the Career Center provides 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)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Friday Artist Studio Showing:

Ana Paula Hofling
Hosted by the Dance Department
Contact:  Michele Olerud at 860-685-3488
Bessie Schonberg Studio, 247 Pine Street
 

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Wesleyan Admission Information Session

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

3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Tour of Campus

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

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Wesleyan Abroad: Everything Your Student Might Forget to Mention

Join the office of international studies staff and students to discuss what families need to know about study abroad for Wesleyan students. Topics will include affordability and financial aid, sites and kinds of programs, credit transfer, health and safety, and the benefits of spending a semester or year studying in another country. Please come with questions. 
Note: This program is offered earlier in the day at 1 p.m.
Hansel Lecture Hall (Room 001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR The Pursuit of Excellence

Dr. George Hicks ‘67 will discuss the ability to learn and develop skills at the highest levels, emphasizing the barriers that prevent students and athletes from achieving their full potential. The seminar will focus on the need for passion to improve skills, and the differing roles of mentors and coaches in the ultimate quest for excellence.
Presenter: George “Jeff” Hicks ’67 is Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. Jeff is also past president of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, and was the recipient of the 2012 Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Socrates Award for devotion to resident training.  He received his M.D. and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. While at Wesleyan, Jeff was a three-sport athlete; he played football and baseball for four years, and basketball for two seasons.  
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

WESEMINAR Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad

Five members of the Class of 2014 share their summer and fall research that ranges from activism in the German Democratic Republic, to functional communities, the politics of cuisine, and the Milgram experiments.
Moderator: Marina Melendez '83 MALS '88, Dean for the Class of 2014, and Interim Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator.
Presenters: Kwame Adams, “How do functional communities effect student achievement?”;  Sarah Dash, “Examination of the Political and Ideological Uses of Cuisine Under Italian Fascism”;  Ethan Hoffman and Nick Myerberg, “Body Resistance: Mapping Power and Defiance in the Milgram Experiments”; Madalene Smith-Huemer, "A Peaceful Revolution: A History of German Activism in the German Democratic Republic.”
Room 004, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

U.S. Health Care Reform: Images and Realities of Costs, Quality, and Access

Moderator: John Dankosky, News Director of WNPR/Host of “Where We Live”, CT Public Broadcasting Network
Guest Speakers: Donald Taylor, Associate Professor, Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Medical Center; Austin Frakt, Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, Boston University School of Medicine; Sarah Gollust, Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Event Co-Chairs: Damien Sheehan-Connor, Assistant Professor of Economics, and Erika Franklin-Fowler, Assistant Professor of Government/Director, Wesleyan Media Project.
Sponsored by: The Center for the Study of Public Life
Powell Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

WESEMINAR From Classroom to Community and Back:

Service-Learning at Wesleyan
Critics like to charge institutions of higher learning with being remote from real-world experiences and sheltered from society's pressing needs. While many Wesleyan students perform community service and have a passion for social justice, service-learning courses allow them to integrate service with academic work. Through service students apply and test material and theories studied in the classroom. Upon returning to campus, the students analyze their experiences and share their enlarged understanding with peers and community partners. In this session, faculty members and several of their students will describe the service-learning in which they have engaged. 
Sponsored by: The Center for Community Partnerships, which is celebrating ten years since its founding.
Moderated by: Rob Rosenthal, Sociology, former Provost and founder of Wesleyan’s service-learning program
Presenters: Peggy Carey Best, visiting faculty in Sociology and pre-medical advisor, who regularly teaches SOC 315, The Health of Communities; Dana Royer, E&ES, who last year taught E&ES 305, Soils, in conjunction with two schools in New Haven that were preparing to plant school gardens; David Westmoreland, Chemistry, who regularly teaches CHEM 241 and 242, Informal Science Education for Elementary-School Students; Indira Karamcheti, American Studies, who has taught ENGL 274, Oral Histories and the Portland Brownstone Quarry; Students of Joy Anderson, visiting  faculty in the Center for the Study of Public Life, who this year is offering for the second time CSPL 210, Money and Social Change.
Room 116, Judd Hall (show in map).

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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, 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). 
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. 
Usdan University Center (show in map)

5:00 PM

Invisible Men Master Class

Invisible Men, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, is a piloting a series called ‘Master Class’, which highlights male alumni of color that are excelling in various career fields.  Alumni will speak about their experience at Wesleyan as well as their career paths, then open up for Q & A.  David Hill ’86, former trustee and current Alumni of Color Council Chair, will be the first guest of the Master Class series.
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center

6:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Shabbat Services

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

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WESEMINAR Veritas Forum-

Making Sense of Mental Health: An Exploration of the Physical and Spiritual Sides of Depression and Addiction
How can we start real, non-stigmatizing conversations about mental health? Many people ask this question, especially in the aftermath of related tragedies. This question is particularly important at universities and colleges, given that 30% of college students suffer from depression, and a significant number struggle with substance abuse and other addictions. Dr. Dan Blazer and Dr. Nii Addy will lead a conversation, moderated by Dr. D'Andrea, about mental health, focusing on depression and addiction. 
Sponsors: Veritas Forums created and hosted by campus student organizations,  which are supported by the national Veritas Forum team; WesCF; WACT; MCM; Office of Religious and Spiritual Life; Dorsey Fund; MINDS; CAPS; Davison Health Center; Office of Residential Life (200 Church, Lighthouse).
Presenters: Dr. Nii Addy is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Yale University; Dr. Dan Blazer is the Vice Chair of Faculty in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University; Dr. Jennifer D' Andrea is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Wesleyan University.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Shabbat Dinner

A special Shabbat dinner is planned for all family members and friends of Wesleyan students. Together with students, faculty, and staff, we will welcome Shabbat with song, food, and our special joyful Ruach. We invite you to be a part of a memorable celebration of the Wesleyan Jewish family.
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under; free for Wesleyan students.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

8:00 PM

Volleyball vs. Amherst College

Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

8:00 PM

Fall Thesis Dance Concert

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
Tickets through the Box Office: $5 general public, seniors, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students
Patricelli '92 Theater (show in map)

8:00 PM

Gag Reflex Homecoming Show

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

8:00 PM

Wesleyan Film Series: Cinderella

Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Stargazing

Weather permitting, the moon and stars await your visit. The astronomy staff will delight you with amazing sights. 
Van Vleck Observatory (show in map)

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Dar Williams '89 in Concert: A Benefit for Financial Aid

Hear Wesleyan’s beloved singer-songwriter Dar Williams ’89 weave her personal, social and political stories that touch the heart. This event benefits financial aid.
TICKETS: $25, general admission
QUESTIONS? Contact us at thisiswhy@wesleyan.edu or call (860) 685-3870
Crowell Concert Hall



Saturday, November 02

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.  Check out the student blog WesStuffed for recent postings about dining options in Middletown. A list of on-campus dining options and hours of operation will be available when you arrive on campus and check in at the Usdan University Center (show in map).

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Registration and Information

Everyone—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 (show in map)

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Alumni Association Executive Committee

and Wesleyan Volunteer Meeting
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

WESEMINAR Where on Earth Are We Going?

Kinship with Nature in this Time of Loss:  Can Animism Help Revitalise the Commons
Humans are members of the planetary kindred. This huge family is brought forth by the biosphere itself, as Darwin taught. The family is ancient, contemporary, and inclusive; western science brings order into it through taxonomies based on species. But this is not the only possible order, and nor is it perhaps the most beneficial order. Over the course of several decades of research with Australian Aboriginal people in a remote region of the outback, Dr. Deborah Bird Rose has come to appreciate kinship in another mode. The totemic way of organising relationships amongst living beings works with patterns and connections across multi-species groups of kin. She will discuss animistic, totemic kinship as an alternative to mainstream concepts of both private property and the commons.
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Bird Rose is the author the acclaimed Wild Dog Dreaming: Love and Extinction, published by University of Virginia Press (2011), the recently re-released ethnography Dingo Makes Us Human (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Country of the Heart: An Indigenous Australian Homeland (Aboriginal Studies Press 2009), Reports from a Wild Country: Ethics for Decolonisation (UNSW Press, 2004) and Nourishing Terrains (Australian Heritage Commission, 1996).  She has worked with Aboriginal people in their claims to land and in other decolonising contexts, and in both scholarly and practical arenas her work is focused on the entanglements of human and nonhuman lives and cultures.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (simulcast in Room 58, Exley Science Center) (show in map)

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

WESEMINAR How [not] to Plan for the Rest of Your Life:

Navigating Your career in Modern Times
The media is full of stories demonstrating how hard it is for college graduates to land and keep jobs. Sharon Belden Castonguay, the Director of the Wesleyan Career Center, will draw on both her doctoral research and career advising experience to discuss what factors lead to career success during hard times.
Presenter: Sharon Belden Castonguay joined Wesleyan in May 2013 from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where she was the Director of the Graduate Career Management Center. She holds a doctorate in human development & psychology from Harvard
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly Squash Court building) (show in map)

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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, Harbor Drive (show in map)

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Friends of Wesleyan Wrestling Breakfast & Team Workout

For all Wesleyan Wrestling Alumni, Parents, Friends of Wesleyan Wrestling, and prospective student-wrestlers and their families. Come enjoy a continental breakfast while getting an inner glimpse into the training and preparation of the grappling Cardinals. Watch the team workout, hear the “Coaches Chalk Talk” and then head over to the Corwin Stadium to cheer on the football team!
Biddiscombe Wrestling Room (lower level), Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Chi Psi Alumni Meeting & Tailgate

All Chi Psi alumni are invited to a meeting followed by a Tailgate on Andrus field.
Meeting: Room 004, Public Affairs Center (PAC)
Tailgate: Andrus Field

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Psi Upsilon Continental Breakfast

Psi U, 242 High Street

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR On Curating Performance – Current Trends

The CFA has a 40 year history of offering the best work in the performing arts from and for the Wesleyan community. Building on this tradition, in 2011 Wesleyan brought to life the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP), the first post-graduate program in the U.S. dedicated to this practice. What motivated the creation of this program, why is Wesleyan the ideal host for this Institute, and how have trends in the field, informed by the work of Wesleyan graduates from multiple eras, animated our vision for this new initiative?
Moderator: Sam Miller '75 P'09, ICPP's Founder and Program Director.
Presenters: David White '70, Artistic and Executive Director, The Yard; Lydia Bell '07, Development and Curatorial Associate, Danspace Project; Greta Hartenstein '11, Curatorial Assistant, Performing Arts Program, Whitney Museum
Zilkha Gallery 106

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Team Tailgates and Concessions

Men’s Basketball – starting at 11 a.m.
Women's Basketball - starting at halftime (approx. 2:30 p.m.)
Men's Hockey
Football
Men's Lacrosse
Women's Lacrosse - starting at 12:15 p.m.
Men's and Women's Rugby
Men's Soccer (tailgate is located at Jackson Field)
Softball

The Wesleyan Baseball team will sell hot dogs in the end zone during the Homecoming football game. Alumni are invited to stop by for a hot dog and chat with current and past Wesleyan Baseball players and parents. The Wesleyan Softball team will be selling pizza and drinks in the end zone during the football game.  Alumnae and parents are welcome to stop by!
Andrus Field (show in map)

10:00 AM

Tailgating

The Wesleyan men's and women's tennis teams oversee and direct visitor parking at all home football games.  In return, many visitors choose to make a donation to the tennis program that goes towards defraying equipment, travel, and numerous other expenses to the program.  The suggested donation is $3 per car, but any amount, more or less, is graciously accepted.  Further, the donations are optional and at the complete discretion of individual attendees.  The tennis teams thank you for your support.
Andrus Field and Foss Hill (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wesleyan Admission Information Session

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

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Psi Upsilon House Meeting

Psi U, 242 High Street

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

A Celebration of Parents and Farmers Past and Present

Stop by the community-run organic farm on the Wesleyan University campus. Talk, work, wander the farm, and enjoy a seasonal potluck with the farmers.
Long Lane Farm (show in map)

10:00 AM

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 (show in map)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Squash Alumni and Family Open House

Come and challenge the Varsity Squash teams in our bi-annual alum vs team match! Show the youngsters a thing or two from your wisdom and experience or embrace the opportunity to knock some dust off your racket in the closet. All abilities welcome. To sign up please email Head Coach Shona Kerr. All players will receive a limited edition Wesleyan Squash T-Shirt. Match play will start at 11 a.m. and we'll have refreshments and food for all.
Rosenbaum Squash Center, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Spring and Fall 2013 Study Abroad Photo Display

Visit the Highwaymen Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Fall and Spring 2013. 
Featuring photos by: Talia Baurer '15 (Spain); Alexander Cantrell '14 (Argentina); Miles Cornwall '15 (Italy); Sarah Dash '14 (Italy); Maxwell Delott '15 (Spain); Michelle Farias '15 (Italy); Zoe Feingold '15 (France); Alexander Ginsberg '14 (Italy); Julianne Green '14 (Spain); Jessica Lopez '15 (Spain); Katherine Lu '15 (Spain); Aileen McGrory '14 (Argentina); Amelia Mettler '15 (Costa Rica); Daniel Ng '15 (Spain); Max Owen-Dunow '15 (France); Elana Rosenthal '15 (France); Delphine Starr '14 (Chile); Nora Thompson '15 (Argentina); Kelly Toy '14 (France); Kate Weiner '15 (Chile); Claire Whitehouse '14 (Argentina)
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street (show in map)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Student Affairs Office Hours

An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean and/or the associate dean for student academic resources.  Alumni are also encouraged to stop in for a brief visit. Light refreshments will be available in the reception area on the second floor of North College  (show in map)

Louise Brown, Dean for the Class of 2017 — North College, Room 202
David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2016 — North College, Room 217
Jennifer Wood, Dean for the Class of 2015 — North College, Room 203 
Marina Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2014 — North College, Room 215
Laura Patey, Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources — North College, Room 021  

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Family Swim

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

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale

All booklovers welcome!  Thousands of academic and popular books for sale, most priced $1-$5 with some special titles priced $10+. Cash and checks accepted.  For more information, contact libfriends@wesleyan.edu or visit www.wesleyan.edu/library/friends/events.html
Lobby, Olin Memorial Library (show in map)

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Pomper Classroom Dedication

Please join the Gilhuly family and friends as we dedicate the Pomper Classroom in honor of Philip Pomper, the William F. Armstrong Professor of History, Emeritus. All are welcome.
Pomper Classroom, Public Affairs Center (PAC) Room 421, (show in map)

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Men's Rugby (Wesleyan Old Methodist Rugby Club) vs. UCONN

Long Lane Rugby Field  located on the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth Street, across from the Wesleyan Long Lane Farm

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WESEMINAR Where on Earth Are We Going?

Re-Imagining the Commons: Natural Resource Management or Biocultural Regeneration?
The language of 'natural resources' and their 'management' is ubiquitous today, seeming to refer to something at once obviously out there as well as in need of management. This presentation retraces some of the historical steps that eventually led to the creation of 'natural resources' as well as invites us to ponder their more negative hidden aspects. It offers another way of speaking of and acting toward the non-¬-human world, one that is designed to avoid the current savage extractivism happening on the global stage and the ecological threats that come with it.
Presenter: Dr. Frédérique Apffel-Marglin is the Menakka and Essel Bailey '66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment and Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology at Smith College. She founded and directs the Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in the Peruvian High Amazon in 2009. She has spent years in India and Peru working with indigenous peoples and with farmers. She was a research associate at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) in Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University, for several years in the 1980s and early 1990s. 
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (simulcast in Room 58, Exley Science Center) (show in map)

10:30 AM

Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Alumni, family and friends are welcome to join the women's lacrosse team at 10:30 a.m. for an alumni game with the current team.  At noon, the women's lacrosse team will host a pot luck tailgate at the women's lacrosse tent at Andrus field before the football team takes on Williams at 1 p.m. Alumni, please RSVP to Amanda Belichick at abelichick@wesleyan.edu to receive an alumni t-shirt at the game.  Alumni may purchase a t-shirt if unable to attend.  Email Amanda for details.
Alumni game location TBA.

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

WesWash Career Center Office Dedication

Please join Paul Levitan ’85 and Tom Ullian ’85 and friends as we dedicate the WesWash Career Center Office in honor of the laundry service established by Paul and Tom during their undergraduate careers. All are welcome.
WesWash Career Center Office (Room 102), 41 Wyllys Avenue 

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR Women at Wesleyan and in the Legal Profession:

Have Things Changed? -  A Generational Perspective
Over the last forty years, Wesleyan and the legal profession have welcomed more women than ever. With each generation of new graduates and practicing attorneys, a change in one's experience as a woman on the Wesleyan campus and as a woman in the law is presumed. But what exactly are those changes and how are these two experiences alike or different? Moreover, does one's experience as a woman on the Wesleyan campus inform one's approach to a career in the legal profession? As Wesleyan celebrates forty years of coeducation, join us for a discussion on these two experiences and the changes that occurred for woman on the Wesleyan campus and in the legal profession between the late 1970s and the early 2000s. Learn how these changes affected the Wesleyan experience and influenced career paths in the law. Panelists Amy Kroll '80 and Alicia Gayle '02, practicing attorneys, will offer contrasting perspectives on what it was like to be a woman on the Wesleyan campus during their respective times at Wesleyan.  As well, they will discuss how Wesleyan affected their choice of the legal profession for a career path and what it has been like for each of them to be a woman in the legal profession..   
Presenters: Amy Natterson Kroll graduated from Wesleyan, cum laude, in 1980, and from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1983.  Amy is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Bingham McCutchen LLP and counsels U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions on U.S. regulatory requirements and best practices.  Amy worked at the SEC twice, first from 1984-1991, when she held several staff and advisory positions, and then from 1997-1998, when she was assistant general counsel (legislative and financial services), and in between was in private practice counseling broker-dealers and other financial institutions. Amy also was an independent consultant from 1998-2003, focusing on the issues confronted by foreign financial entities seeking to engage in broker-dealer activities in the United States as well as an adjunct associate professor at the Washington College of Law, American University.  Alicia Gayle graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors in 2002. She went on to obtain a Master of Science degree from Yale University in 2005, and a J.D. degree from the NYU School of Law in 2009. Alicia is an Associate in the Financial Institutions Regulatory, Enforcement and Litigation practice group at Bingham McCutchen where she advises banks, broker-dealers and other financial institutions on regulatory and corporate matters, as well as derivatives and investment transactions.
Sponsored by: Wesleyan's first affinity professional alumni organization, the Wesleyan Lawyers Association
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR Community Archaeology at the Beman Triangle, Middletown

This seminar will introduce the archaeology and history of the Beman Triangle, a mid-nineteenth century neighborhood of property-owning free African Americans, closely tied to the AME Zion Church. Professor Croucher will discuss the importance of community archaeology, and how she has been working with community partners such as the AME Zion Church to develop a research project which is responsive to local stakeholders. Findings from the archaeology project will be presented, including a range of material which is beginning to illuminate late-nineteenth century pharmacy in Middletown. The seminar will also discuss the way in which this archaeology project can help in understanding the complex relationship that has existed between the AME Zion Church and Wesleyan since the 1830s.  
Presenter: Sarah Croucher is an Assistant Professor of anthropology, archaeology, and feminist, gender & sexuality studies. Her research focuses on nineteenth century historical archaeology, previously on Zanzibar, and now in Middletown. She directs the Beman Triangle Project, a community archaeology project connecting students and volunteers through excavations of a site on the Wesleyan campus. 
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Dedication of the Eclectic House as a National and State Historic Building

Please join us as we celebrate the addition of Wesleyan's Eclectic House to the National and the State of Connecticut Historic Registries. The Eclectic House, 200 High Street, was built in 1906 (formally dedicated in 1907) to a design by Henry Bacon. Bacon also designed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, the Olin Library, and several other prominent buildings and spaces at Wesleyan. All are welcome to attend.
Eclectic House, 200 High Street (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Psi Upsilon Presentation of the Bishop Welch Award

Memorial Chapel (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Tour of Campus

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

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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). 
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. 
Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WESEMINAR Art Informing Science/Science Informing Art

Ian Boyden '95, Stephanie Calvert '08 and John Hatleberg '79 from the Alumni Show II at the Zilkha Gallery, will discuss the ways in which scientific research has informed their work. Wesleyan science faculty members James Greenwood, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and David Beveridge, Professor of Chemistry, will respond to their work and comment on the role of art in their own research practice.  
Moderator: Pamela Tatge '84 P '16, Director, Center for the Arts
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Alumni of Color Council Meeting (AOCC)

Room 110, 41 Wyllys Avenue (former squash court building) (show in map)

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Leadership Donor Reception

President Michael S. Roth invites Wesleyan leadership donors to a pre-game reception.
By invitation only.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center (show in map)

12:00 PM

Dedication of the Xi Chapter House of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity

on the National Register of Historic Places
Psi U, 242 High Street

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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. 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

12:15 PM

Psi Upsilon Buffet Lunch and Open House

Psi U, 242 High Street

12:30 PM

Men's Soccer vs. Conn College - First Round of the NESCAC Soccer Tournament

Jackson Field

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

WESEMINAR Now What?! Every College Graduate Has a Story

After he graduated from Wesleyan, Ari King '09 spent three years interviewing recent and notable grads in pursuit of illuminating stories of life during and after college. In addition to interviewing forty-two Wesleyan alumni and President Roth himself, King spoke with Bradley Whitford '81, Thomas Kail '99, Daniel Handler '92, Kathy Keeler '78, Dina Kaplan '93, Strauss Zelnick '79, and many more. Join King for a discussion and Q&A about the advice, inspiration, and food for thought he gathered in his recently published book, Now What?! Conversations about College, Graduation, and the Next Step.
Presenter: Ari King '09 is a Brooklyn-based author and radio show host. Earlier this year, he published Now What?! Conversations about College, Graduation, and the Next Step, a collection of more than sixty interviews with college graduates about their experiences wrapping up college and figuring out what to do next.
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly Squash Court building) (show in map)

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

WESEMINAR What Next? Themes and Variations:

Seriality in American Prints, 1960-1980
What can an artist make, when he or she doesn’t stop after one image?  If the artist is working on a portfolio of three, four, five, or ten different prints, all connected in some way? Visit the Davison Art Center for a gallery talk about Robert Motherwell, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, Lee Krasner, and more. Think about color, line, gesture, and the mind and hand of the artist at work.
Presenter:  Clare Rogan is Curator of the Davison Art Center.
Main Gallery, Davison Art Center (show in map)

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Tour of Campus

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

1:00 PM

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.
Corwin Stadium, Andrus Field (show in map)

1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

NE Collegiate Swimming & Diving Invitational

With Tufts, WPI, Keene, RPI, Wheaton, Assumption, Wellesley, & Roger Williams
Natatorium, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR: Celebration of Wesleyan Writing:

Rights Come to Mind: Writing About Brain Research and the Lives of Patients, A Conversation with Joseph J. Fins, MD '82 
In his forthcoming book, Rights Come to Mind,  Dr. Joseph J. Fins discusses groundbreaking research on brain injury and the minimally conscious state, ethical questions that emerge, and patients' struggles at the edge of consciousness. Join us for an important conversation about medical writing, shaping a story, and the invaluable role of conversations between doctors, patients, and their families. 
Presenter: Dr. Fins ’82  is professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College and past Governor of the American College of Physicians. He was appointed by President Clinton to The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medical Policy and currently serves on The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law. A trustee emeritus of Wesleyan, he is recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award, and is currently a Kim-Frank Visiting Writer.
Moderator: Professor Anne Greene is an Adjunct Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Wesleyan. She is the recipient of a 2006 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR Food Justice, Urban Agriculture, and Leadership Development:

Three Wesleyan Garden Stories
The 10-year old Long Lane Farm is Wesleyan's own student-run organic farm dedicated to sustainable food production and experiential learning; this summer, the Long Lane Collective launched The Middletown Food Project, a grant-funded community supported agriculture (CSA) program for Middletown families. Now entering its third year, Summer of Solutions is a Hartford fellowship program co-founded by a Wesleyan student in which young people ages 15-30 manage 6 urban farms while tackling food security and community development in their home city. Middletown Urban Gardens is a student-run collective that builds community gardens in the North End of Middletown and runs garden-based nutrition education programs at local elementary schools.  During this panel, we’ll hear from representatives of these three enterprises about their missions, progress, and plans for the future. 
Presenters: Hailey Sowden ’15 from Long Lane Farm and The Middletown Food Project; Joshua Lee ’16 from Summer of Solutions Hartford; Adin Vaewsorn ’15 and Nur Moebius from Middletown Urban Gardens
Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS)
Room 116, Judd Hall (show in map)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The Alumni Show II Homecoming/Family Weekend Reception & Talk

Guest Curator John Ravenal ’81, P’15, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, will talk about the works in The Alumni Show II exhibition at 2:30pm. Mr. Ravenal will be joined by several of the featured alumni artists in the exhibition. 
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

We Buy White Albums Performance/Event by Rutherford Chang '02

Browse and listen to a collection of over 750 first-pressings of The Beatles’ The White Album (1968), and sell your copy to Rutherford Chang ‘02. He usually pays up to $20 per copy, and also happily accepts donations of copies of the album. He has also created a new version of the album—which visitors can play in the gallery—by layering recordings from 100 albums in his collection over one another. 
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery (look for We Buy White Albums sign), Center for the Arts

2:00 PM

Volleyball vs. Williams College

Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

WESEMINAR Teaching Film as a Liberal Arts Major

Wesleyan’s celebrated Film Studies Department is defined by the liberal arts tradition.  Four majors, who did not go to Hollywood and who have put their film education to work in a broader context, will discuss how the liberal arts approach to film opened up new avenues for their careers.
Panel Introduction:  Scott Higgins, Associate Professor of Film Studies and Winner of the 2011 Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Panel Moderator:  Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, former teacher of the panel, and the 1996 and 2013 winner of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Presenters:  Toni Ross ’79, restaurant owner and artist; Sam Wasson ’03, best selling author; David Laub ’03, Co-President of Oscilloscope; Steve Collins ’96, film professor and independent filmmaker.
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies (show in map)

2:30 PM

Community Bike Ride

Join Eli Halperin ’15 and Ted Shabecoff '16, co-captains of the Cardinal Velo Cycling Team for a 10-mile and 25- mile ride.  Route maps will be provided.  All are welcome.  Please bring your bicycle. 
The ride will be canceled in the case of inclement weather.
Outside Zelnick Pavilion (North College Lawn side)

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship (PCSE) Open House

Join staff and students from the Patricelli Center and members of Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS) for an open house and networking reception.
PCSE, Ground Floor, Allbritton Center (show in map)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

WILD Wes (Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan)

WILD Wes, Working for Intelligent Landscape Design at Wesleyan, aims to re-envision the traditional resource-intensive university lawnscape with a productive, diverse, and beautiful landscape. Since 2010, the group has worked toward a new model of landscape design, built on careful, sensitive design of self-sustaining human and ecological systems. Join us in the West College Courtyard, our first experimental permaculture design site at Wesleyan, to learn of the history, design process, and ecology of the site, as well as a walking tour of this revolutionary landscape. 
Contact Manon Lefevre '14 with any questions.
West College Courtyard

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

WESEMINAR The Alumni Show II

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts, The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists. Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films. Join guest curator John Ravenal ’81 P’15 for a discussion about the artwork and alumni artists highlighted in this exhibit.
Presenter: John Ravenal ’81, P’15, is the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Hoy Family Fund.
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Halftime Tailgate for Volunteer Leaders

Join us during halftime of the football game (approximately 2:30 p.m.) for a reception to thank our volunteer leaders. Buffalo wings generously provided by WesWings and Ed Thorndike '89. Please RSVP to Gina Driscoll or (860) 685-2549.
Foss Hill Tent (look for the Wesleyan Fund sign), Andrus Field (show in map)

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friends of the Davison Art Center (FDAC) Auction & Champagne Reception

The FDAC is hosting its first-ever online auction featuring many pieces of fine art including works by internationally-exhibiting photographers, Wesleyan faculty, and alumni. Onsite this weekend, come and bid in our silent auction and enjoy a complimentary champagne reception at the Alsop House.  Get an up-close look at the pieces in the online auction and bid on additional items such as theater tickets, signed books, private tours, one-on-one classes, and handcrafts. The online auction will run October 15 through November 9, 2013. Visit fdac.wesleyan.edu for more information. 
Alsop House (Davison Art Center) (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR Twisting Life’s Darker Stuff into Fiction: Reading and Roundtable

Graduate Liberal Studies, ActiveMinds, and community partner Gilead Community Services present a special open reading and roundtable with Steven Parlato MALS ’06 (Publishers Weekly: “a name to watch.”). Parlato is the author of the critically acclaimed YA novel, The Namesake, the story of 15-year-old Evan Galloway and the grief he must confront when his father takes his own life. Parlato  will discuss his journey from classroom to bookshelf, and the persistence and faith essential to the quest for literary success. Members of ActiveMinds and Gilead will discuss the relevance of the book's themes to their shared ongoing mission: advocacy and awareness of the mental health community in our society. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the WESeminar, courtesy of Broad Street Books.
Presenter: Steven Parlato MALS ’06 is a writer, artist and Assistant Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Room 116, Judd Hall (show in map)

4:00 PM

21st Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium: Women of Color at Wesleyan

The topic of the 21st Annual Dwight Greene Symposium is “Women of Color at Wesleyan.”   This symposium complements a year-long programming initiative featuring women, their accomplishments, and their influence on the Wesleyan community and the world at large. We have four alumnae panelists and one alumna moderator—from a range of ethnicities, class years, and professions—responding to questions about their experiences as women of color on campus and afterward. 

Panelists: Joyce Y. Hall ’78
, Saeyun Lee ’93, Simone White ’93, and Maria Santana-Guadalupe ’98 
Moderater:  Class Dean and Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Marina Melendez ’83 MALS'88Bios
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 (show in map).
Sponsors: The Wesleyan Black Alumni Council (BAC); The Alumni of Color Council (AOCC) 
This event will be webcast.
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

4:00 PM

Skull & Serpent Reception

The Tomb (show in map)

4:30 PM

Volleyball Gathering After the Match vs. Williams College

For alumnae, parents, family and friends of the Wesleyan University Volleyball Program. After cheering us on vs. Williams College, come join us for a reception!
Norm Daniels Lobby (upper level)Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

4:30 PM

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 2013-14 season.
Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street (show in map)

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Happy Hour

Megan Norris ’83, Chair of the Alumni Association, and Ruth Pachman ’78, Chair of the Wesleyan Fund invite GOLD alumni to enjoy a casual happy hour and live music. Drinks and light snacks will be free for every GOLD alumnus/a who made a gift to the 2012-2013 Wesleyan Fund. Those who did not support the 2012-2013 Wesleyan Fund can contribute to the 2013-2014 Wesleyan Fund on or before November 1 in order to attend. ID required. Register now and see who else is attending!
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly Squash Court building) (show in map)

4:30 PM

Alpha Delta Phi Cocktail reception

For current members, alumni, and families. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi (show in map)

4:30 PM

Delta Kappa Epsilon Homecoming Reception

For current members, alumni, and families.
Delta Kappa Epsilon

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Psi Upsilon 170th Anniversary Reception and Banquet

Psi U, 242 High Street

6:00 PM

Alpha Delta Phi Banquet Dinner

For current members, alumni, and families. Reception begins at 4:30 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi (show in map)

6:00 PM

Alumni and Student of Color 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 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 at Wesleyan-more importantly, where their experience at Wesleyan has taken them. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing student and alumni accomplishments.
If you have questions, please contact Greg Bernard at gbernard@wesleyan.edu.  
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

7:00 PM

Notably Sharp's Album Release Concert

Come hear, Notably Sharp, Wesleyan's best dressed a cappella group host Brown's premiere all-women's group, the Chattertocks, at our new album release concert. Our set will include brand new songs and old favorites. "Vocal Coutrue" (the album) will be for sale on campus for the first time ever! Everyone is invited and admission is free.
World Music Hall

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

CFA 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert:Amy Crawford + STORM and mamarazzi

Join Wesleyan music alumni of the past decade as they perform in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Center for the Arts.  Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Amy Crawford '05 has made a name for herself touring and recording as a member of the reunited Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes, and opening for a diverse range of artists including the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. She was a finalist in the Shure/Montreux International Jazz Vocal Competition, and also served as Assistant Producer on the recording of Anthony Braxton's opera “Trillium E” (2010). At Wesleyan, Ms. Crawford will explore the possibilities of her songwriting with the new collective jazz ensemble STORM featuring bassist Ike Sturm, guitarist Jesse Lewis, drummer Jared Schonig, and vibraphonist Chris Dingman '02.

Founded in 2008, the Brooklyn-based band mamarazzi includes bassist Eric Herman '05, guitarist Andrew Aprile '06, percussionist Sam Bathrick '04, tenor saxophonist Tacuma Bradley '04, keyboardist Rob Cohen '06, vocalist Tavi Fields '02, and drummer Andrea Belfiore. The group likens their sound to a laced grapefruit, with tart funk, acidic groove, pulp-n-rind hip hop, and nectar of ancient lullaby; and they draw from diverse influences ranging from Thom Yorke, Maceo Parker, and Lauryn Hill to Fela Kuti and Frank Zappa.
Tickets through the Box Office: $20 general public; $18 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Crowell Concert Hall (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Swimming & Diving Alumni & Family Social

Eli Cannon's Tap Room, 695 Main Street, Middletown (show in map)

8:00 PM

Fall Thesis Dance Concert

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating projects for the dance major.
Tickets through the Box Office: $5 general public, seniors, Wesleyan faculty and staff, non-Wesleyan students; $4 Wesleyan students
Patricelli '92 Theater (show in map)

8:00 PM

Wesleyan Film Series: Days of Heaven

Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

8:30 PM

Alpha Delta Phi Dancing and Gaiety

For current members, alumni, and families.
Alpha Delta Phi (show in map)

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Stargazing

Weather permitting, the moon and stars await your visit. The astronomy staff will delight you with amazing sights. 
Van Vleck Observatory (show in map)

Sunday, November 03

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. Check out the student blog WesStuffed for recent postings about options in Middletown.

8:45 AM to 10:00 AM

Parents Assembly

President Michael S. Roth will provide remarks and several key university staff will be available to answer questions. Introduction provided by Ruth Striegel Weissman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 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 (show in map)

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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 (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR Blind Spot on the Right:

The Wehrmacht, the Holocaust and the Politics of Commemoration in Contemporary Germany
Despite much scholarship debunking the myth of the “clean” Wehrmacht, German military officers who waged a “war of annihilation” in the Soviet Union continue to be commemorated in contemporary Germany, and they remain an important pillar of tradition in Germany’s armed forces (Bundeswehr). Such is the case especially of generals who were executed for disobeying orders or for their involvement in the resistance to Hitler. Drawing on extensive recent research in German archives, Prof. Erik Grimmer-Solem reveals just how entrenched this Cold War legacy remains in contemporary Germany and how it works to distort public perceptions of the role of the Wehrmacht in the Holocaust.
Presenter: Erik Grimmer-Solem is Associate Professor of History and Tutor in the College of Social Studies After completing a D.Phil. at Nuffield College, Oxford in 1999, he served as Lecturer in Modern European History at Balliol College, Oxford and then from 1999-2002 as a postdoctoral Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.  He has received awards and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust and the Thyssen Foundation. The main area of his research and teaching is in modern German history, particularly the history of social reform, economic history, the history of economic thought, and the history of German overseas expansion.  His first book, The Rise of Historical Economics and Social Reform in Germany, was published by Oxford University Press in 2003. Since then he has published numerous articles in edited volumes, encyclopedias and in such journals as the Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, German History, the Journal of World History and History and Theory. He is currently completing a book entitled Empire of the Mind: German Political Economy and the World, 1880-1918 which examines the role of economists in German imperialism before and during the First World War. In May 2013 he received the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Spring and Fall 2013 Study Abroad Photo Display

Visit the Highwaymen Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Fall and Spring 2013. 
Featuring photos by: Talia Baurer '15 (Spain); Alexander Cantrell '14 (Argentina); Miles Cornwall '15 (Italy); Sarah Dash '14 (Italy); Maxwell Delott '15 (Spain); Michelle Farias '15 (Italy); Zoe Feingold '15 (France); Alexander Ginsberg '14 (Italy); Julianne Green '14 (Spain); Jessica Lopez '15 (Spain); Katherine Lu '15 (Spain); Aileen McGrory '14 (Argentina); Amelia Mettler '15 (Costa Rica); Daniel Ng '15 (Spain); Max Owen-Dunow '15 (France); Elana Rosenthal '15 (France); Delphine Starr '14 (Chile); Nora Thompson '15 (Argentina); Kelly Toy '14 (France); Kate Weiner '15 (Chile); Claire Whitehouse '14 (Argentina)
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street (show in map)

10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

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).
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. 
Usdan University Center (show in map)

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Sexual Assault and Sexual Respect

How Wesleyan is Working to Create a Respectful Sexual Culture on Campus
Sexual assault and harassment on college campuses has a painfully long and destructive history, but visibility recently has increased, and with that a commitment to change. The present more activist environment, bolstered by federal changes in and enforcement of Title IX, is resulting in important open dialogue and serious improvements in campus policy and best practices at Wesleyan. In the fall of 2011, following the recommendations from a Task Force on Sexual Violence convened by President Roth, the Wesleyan Administration hired Alysha Warren as the first full time Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator. Ms. Warren was charged with the mission of continuing to review and revise policies and practices in coordination with other offices on campus and with the design and implementation of new initiatives on education, prevention and survivor support through counseling and advocacy. The past two years have launched an impressive array of new initiatives including recent changes in the University’s sexual misconduct policies. Ms. Warren will share with us important information on the issue of sexual violence, how it impacts students on campus, and what is being done to foster a more respectful, supportive sexual culture at Wesleyan. As part of this workshop, parents will have an opportunity to engage directly with students and administrators, to ask questions, raise concerns and hear about this issue from a number of perspectives. 
Presenter: Alysha Warren,LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator 
Panelists: Marina Melendez, Interim Chief Diversity Officer/Dean for the Class of 2014, Scott Backer, Associate Dean of Students and Maureen Isleib, Associate Director of Residential Life, Nina Gurak ‘16, leader of Students for Consent and Communication, Emily Moody ‘15, We Speak We Stand Intern, Matt Leibowitz ‘14, President of AePi and participatant in the WEconSent sexual violence training series.
Hosted by: Wesleyan Parents Working Against Violence
Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center

11:00 AM

All-Campus Contemporary Christian Worship

Alumni, parents, students, and families, please join Wesleyan’s Protestant community and Rev. Tracy Mehr-Muska, for Sunday Worship. All are welcome.
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Crossword Puzzle

A lively seminar about the history of the Crossword Puzzle from 1913 to the present.  Some time-tested hints about solving today’s New York Times puzzle, and, of course, solving as a group a brand new Times’ crossword to top off the celebration!
Presenter: Ed Stein ’60 has long been a crossword solver and a sometime constructor of Times’ crosswords.  He also teaches puzzle-solving at adult education programs, senior centers, and nursing homes.  This is his 17th Crossword WESeminar.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Catholic Mass

Memorial Chapel (show in map)

12:00 PM

Tour of Campus

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

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM

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. Please be prompt.  The photo will be taken at 12:15 p.m. sharp.
Denison Terrace (behind Olin Memorial Library) (show in map), Rainsite: Olin Memorial Library

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

The Third Annual Stone A Cappella Concert

Welcome to the third 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 Third 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 (show in map)

Monday, November 04

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 (available Friday through Sunday) 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.