Schedule for HC/FW 2012

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Detailed schedule of events for October 19-21, 2012.

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Friday, October 19

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 a recent posting 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 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.

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

Self-Tour of the Romance Languages and Literatures Building

Visit the Highwaymen Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Spring 2012.
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street (show in map)

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)

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

North End Farmers Market

Farmers from all over the state will be selling fresh, Connecticut-grown produce and products, and The Whey Station will be serving up their famous grilled cheeses. Visit www.northendfarmersmarket.org for details and updates.
Main Street, Middletown (north of Washington, in front of It’s Only Natural Market) (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 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)

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)

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch for Athletics Advisory Council Members, Coaches, and Athletes

By invitation only.
Coach Norm Daniels Lobby, Freeman Athletic Center (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 2:30 PM

WESeminar Spending, Substance and Special Interests:

Tracking the Trends, Targeting and Tone of Advertising in the 2012 Presidential Race
In the first presidential election since Citizens United, the air waves in key battleground markets have been flooded with more money, more ads, and more negativity than ever before, much of which has come from sponsors other than the two candidates.  The Wesleyan Media Project, as the sole provider of publicly available information on ad content and spending, tracks advertising activity in real-time in an effort to increase transparency and accountability in elections.  Join us for an in-depth discussion of how we do what we do and how this election cycle differs from prior years.
Presenter: Erika Franklin Fowler, assistant professor of government and director of Wesleyan Media Project
Room 58, Exley Science Center  (show in map)

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)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Athletics Advisory Council (AAC) Meeting

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

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

WESEMINAR Are Corporations People Too?

The Supreme Court's recent Citizens United decision and Governor Romney's remark during the campaign that 'corporations are people too' have focused attention on the constitutional rights of business corporations. But corporations have held such rights since 1886, when the Court decided that the 14th Amendment's guarantees of due process and equal protection to all 'persons' included corporations as well as living men and women. In this talk, Professor Adelstein reviews this constitutional history, discusses the surprisingly difficult problem of saying exactly what corporations are, and suggests that while it may be convenient for corporations to hold rights to certain kinds of property, they should never have been granted constitutional or 'human' rights at all.
Presenter: Richard Adelstein is the chair of the economics department and the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics. Professor Adelstein received the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1993 and 2012.
Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

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 4:00 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 also offered earlier at 1 p.m.
Hansel Lecture Hall (Room 001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (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)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

WESeminar: Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad

Four members of the Class of 2013 share their spring and summer research that ranges from Martian meteorites to stem cell paths and from the streets of Buenos Aires and NYC to BMW factories in China.  
Moderator: Louise S. Brown, Dean for the Class of 2013
Presenters: Katya Botwinick ’13 (The Street Art Movement in Buenos Aires and NYC); James Dottin ’13 (Water on Mars?  Analyzing Martian Meteorites); Ethan Grund ’13 (Stem Cells and Epilepsy); and Bingxin Wu ‘13 (The Effects of Direct Investment in China:  When BMW Comes to Town).
Room 004, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

WESEMINAR Programs and Plans for the

Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, established in 2011 through a gift from the Robert ’61 and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation, supports Wesleyan students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good. Through specialized training and networking opportunities, combined in some cases with seed financing, the Center aims to strengthen social entrepreneurship and engagement. Come hear about the current programming activities that now range from offering workshops and seminars to providing funding for internships and social venture seed grants.
Presenter: Paul Gagnon, Civic Engagement Coordinator & Career Counselor
Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue (show in map)

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Educational Programs Committee Meeting

By invitation only.
Connelly Room, Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement & Events, 330 High Street (show in map)

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Student Affairs Office Hours

An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean as well as an opportunity for alumni to stop in and give us an update about what they have been doing since leaving Wesleyan. Light refreshments will be available in the reception area on the second floor of North College (show in map). Office hours with the rest of deans take place on Saturday, 10 a.m.-Noon and Noon- 2p.m.
Noel Garrett, Dean for the Class of 2015 — North College, Room 203

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Celebration of Wesleyan Athletics

and the Dedication of the Biddiscombe Wrestling Room
A reception to celebrate the Athletics Hall of Fame sixth class of inductees and the dedication of the Biddiscombe Wrestling Room in honor of John Biddiscombe. A separate invitation will be sent. For more information please visit the Athletics Hall of Fame.
Warren Street Lobby and Wrestling Room, Freeman Athletic Center (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)

6:15 PM

Shabbat Services

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

7:00 PM to 8:00 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 (show in map)

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

An Eye for an Eye

Linda Pilz Napoletano MPhil '12 and social activist Rais Bhuiyan invite you to join them at a public reading of Napoletano's play "An Eye for an Eye." This new work follows the life of Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi native living in Texas, who was targeted in the wake of the 9/11 attacks by a white supremacist because of his religious and cultural background. Shot and left for dead, Bhuiyan survived and went on to fight to save his attacker from Death Row in Texas. While Mark Stroman was ultimately executed, Bhuiyan continues to spread the message of forgiveness and peace through his organization, World Without Hate. The role of Rais Bhuiyan will be read by Wesleyan undergraduate Rashedul Haydar ’14; other roles to be read by actors from Middletown’s Vintage players and members of the Wesleyan community. The reading of the play will be followed by a brief Q&A with Bhuiyan, and members of Napoletano’s MPhil advisory committee, Professors Indira Karamcheti and Peter Gottschalk. Bhuiyan will also host a WESeminar discussion on Islamophobia, the death penalty, and ethics on Saturday, October 20.
Presenters: Rais Bhuiyan, founder of World Without Hate; Linda Pilz Napletano MPhil '12
Sponsored by: Graduate Liberal Studies; Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship; Student Activities and Leadership Development; Office of the Dean for Diversity & Student Engagement; Brighter Dawns; Muslim Student Association
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony and Dinner

A celebration of the sixth class of inductees to the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. By invitation only and space is limited. For more information please visit the Athletics Hall of Fame.

2012 Inductees
John Biddiscombe, Former Athletic Director
1983 – 84 Wrestling Team
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

7:30 PM

Volleyball vs. University of Southern Vermont

Silloway Gymnasium,Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

7:45 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.
Tent, The Bayit, 157 Church Street (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

POSTPONED: Navaratri Festival: B. Balasubrahmaniyan

This event is POSTPONED to Friday November 2. Tickets can be exchanged for TVS (Saturday 7:00pm) or Rama (Sunday 3:00pm), or be refunded. Please contact the box office (860-685-3355) with questions.

Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Artist in Residence David Nelson on mridangam and violinist L. Ramakrishnan in a concert dedicated to the memory of T. Viswanathan. The concert will open with a performance by their students.
Note: Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm by Wesleyan Ph.D. Candidate Joseph Getter
Tickets Through the Wesleyan Box Office: $12 general public; $10 senior citizens; Wesleyan faculty/staff; non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
Crowell Concert Hall (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Wesleyan Film Series: Brave

Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies (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)

9:30 PM

Volleyball Gathering (after the match)

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

Saturday, October 20

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 a recent posting 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 10:00 AM

WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going?

Environmental Justice and Health Activism: Redefining Environment(s) and Crossing Borders
Dr. Julie Sze will discuss the history of environmental justice movements and policies, specifically focusing on how the concept of environmental justice transforms and expands traditional notions of the environment.
Drawing from 15 years of research in New York City and California, Sze argues that environmental justice is a border-crossing enterprise, spanning traditional divides between research and outreach/engagement, academia and community, and the social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
Presenter: Dr. Julie Sze is an associate professor of American studies at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment and in that capacity is the faculty advisor for 25 Stories from the Central Valley.
Note: This seminar is sponsored by the College of the Environment. Wesleyan University created the College of the Environment in 2009 with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to develop a long-term vision of human and ecosystem health. We believe that the high productivity and interdisciplinary nature of Wesleyan's faculty; the intellectual, questioning, activist nature of its students; and the intimate relationship of the faculty-student teaching experience create opportunities for Wesleyan to make significant contributions to re-orienting our nation's and the world's trajectory.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (simulcast in Room 58, Exley Science Center) (show in map)

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR Whatever Happened to Those Weekly Sunday Night Calls to Home?

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

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Chi Psi Alumni Meeting and Tailgate

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

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Friends of Wesleyan Wrestling Breakfast

For alumni, parents, friends, and recruits of the Wesleyan University Wrestling Program.  Come enjoy a continental breakfast and get a pulse on the season ahead for the "Red & Black Attack." A video highlight show of the past season will be shown along with team introductions and goals for the season ahead.
Wrestling Room (lower level), Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Reunion Committee Meetings

Reunion & Commencement Weekend is May 23–26, 2013. Save the date! Reunion Committees will meet on Homecoming Day to begin the planning process. Join classmates to brainstorm ideas for speakers, entertainment, outreach, and more. For more information, contact Samantha Slade at sslade@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685-2371. Continental breakfast will be available starting at 9:45 a.m.
All committees should meet in Room 210, Fisk Hall (show in map)

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

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

Dedication of the Paoletti Art History Wing

Please join alumni, friends, and colleagues as we celebrate the Art History Program and dedicate the Paoletti Art History Wing in honor of John T. Paoletti, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of the Humanities and Art History. The Paoletti Art History Wing is generously given by David Resnick '81, P'13 and Catherine Klema P'13. All are welcome to attend.
3rd Floor, 41 Wyllys Avenue (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WESEMINAR The Death Penalty, Islamophobia and the Transmission of Ethics

Shot and left for dead by a white supremacist, Rais Bhuiyan survived and attempted to save his attacker, Mark Stroman, from Death Row. This crime, committed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, signaled a significant moment in human relationships in the United States – one that was approached politically, socially, and personally – by all Americans. While Stroman was ultimately executed, Bhuiyan's pilgrimage from victim to survivor has positioned him as a leader in the field of victim's rights, approaching the subject from the position that love and forgiveness really can change the world. With that in mind, Bhuiyan founded World Without Hate, an organization with one goal: to end the cycle of hate on planet earth. Bhuiyan's presentation is made possible by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Adelphic Educational Fund.
Moderator: Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera, assistant professor of psychology
Presenter: Rais Bhuiyan, founder of  World Without Hate
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107) (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 as well as an opportunity for alumni to stop in and give us an update about what they have been doing since leaving Wesleyan. Light refreshments will be available in the reception area on the second floor of North College (show in map).
David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2016 — North College, Room 217
Noel Garrett, Dean for the Class of 2015 — North College, Room 203 (Please note: Dean Garrett's Office hours are Friday, 5-7 p.m.)
Marina Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2014 — North College, Room 215
Louise Brown, Dean for the Class of 2013 — North College, Room 202
Scott Backer, Interim Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources — North College, Room 021 (Please note: Dean Backer's Office hours are Saturday, Noon-2 p.m.)
Michael Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs — North College, Room 220

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Team Tailgates and Concessions

Baseball
Men’s Basketball – starting at 11 a.m.
Women's Basketball - starting at halftime (approx. 2:30 p.m.)
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving - starting at 11:30 a.m.
Men's Hockey
Football
Men's Lacrosse
Women's Lacrosse - starting at halftime (approx. 2:30 p.m.)
Men's Rugby 50th Anniversary Celebration - starting at noon
Andrus Field (show in map)

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friends of Wesleyan Library Book Sale

5,000 + academic and popular books for sale, most priced $1-$5 with some special titles priced $10+.  History, philosophy, and religion categories are especially strong this year.  There’s something for everyone!  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)

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Self-Tour of the Romance Languages and Literatures Building

Visit the Highwaymen Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Spring 2012.
Office of Romance Languages and Literatures, 300 High Street (show in map)

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

1831 WESEMINAR Freedom to Fail in the Early United States

Who is a founder and who a failure? Nobody embodied the myth of the self-made man as effortlessly as Benjamin Franklin. But success in the eighteenth century took shape against a general sea of struggle. This WESeminar will, in approximately 18 minutes and 31 seconds, look at Franklin alongside his great counterpart in the period, the failed inventor John Fitch. We'll consider the written memoirs of both, and we'll sketch a more nuanced picture of freedom and ambition in the new nation, where Fitches vastly outnumbered Franklins. We’ll close by considering what subversive lessons a fresh look at the founding period might hold for us today.
Presenter: Matthew Garrett, assistant professor of English and assistant professor of American Studies
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys (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 12:00 PM

Squash Alumni and Family Open House

All squash playing alumni are invited to play and challenge present team members and possibly the coach. If you would like to play please contact head coach, Shona Kerr, at skerr@wesleyan.edu or just come by the Rosenbaum Squash Center between 10am-12pm. Recreational players and family are more than welcome and should you wish to simply try squash for the first time or knock some rust off those talents of your Wesleyan days, we will be here to assist in all facets. The more the merrier! Coffee and treats will be provided alongside the fun and inevitable competition.
Rosenbaum Squash Center, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Field (Inside Track), Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

10:30 AM

Men's Rugby vs. Williams and 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rugby Field, Long Lane (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
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. It has been a very busy year for Ms. Warren, with discussions, planning and outreach and with the launch of an impressive array of new initiatives. She 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. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss their concerns as part of this workshop.
There will be a Q&A with students and administrators.  Jonathan Connary, Interim Director of Student Life and David Meyer, Director of Public Safety will be in attendance.
Also in attendance will be students Rachel Verner ‘15, Sexual Assault Response Team Intern and coordinator of the Sexual Violence Action Committee; Ali Patrick ’13 is a Peer Health Advocate through Weswell, a member of the Sexual Violence Action Committee, participatant in the bystander intervention training and the revamped orientation program.
Presenter: Alysha Warren,LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator
Hosted by: Wesleyan Parents Working Against Violence
Room 125, Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going?

Climate Collapse vs. Climate Justice: What’s What, Who’s Who & What You Can Do
Dr. Michael Dorsey will examine how the state of the science considers the unfolding climate crisis. The lecture will further explore how more than a decade of domestic and global policy failures have engendered radical citizen responses to grow a proverbial global climate justice movement to drive innovation in environmental and energy policies.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Dorsey is a visiting professor of environmental studies in the College of the Environment. His work focuses on global environmental governance, with particular attention to climate and biodiversity policy. In 1992, he was a member of the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, “The Earth Summit,”—led by President George H. W. Bush. He also served as a task force member of President Bill Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
Note: This seminar is sponsored by the College of the Environment. Wesleyan University created the College of the Environment in 2009 with a belief in the resilience of the human spirit and a desire to develop a long-term vision of human and ecosystem health. We believe that the high productivity and interdisciplinary nature of Wesleyan's faculty; the intellectual, questioning, activist nature of its students; and the intimate relationship of the faculty-student teaching experience create opportunities for Wesleyan to make significant contributions to re-orienting our nation's and the world's trajectory.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (simulcast in Room 58, Exley Science Center) (show in map)

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Leonard M. Leiman ’51 Pre-Law Counseling Office Dedication

Please join the Leiman family and friends as we dedicate the Leonard M. Leiman ’51 Pre-Law Counseling Office in the new Wesleyan Career Center. All are welcome.
Second floor (Room 208), Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (show in map)

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center Open House

Green Street celebrates Wesleyan's Homecoming/Family Weekend! Join us for tour of our beautiful facility, and see our community in action. Guests will see our state-of-the art Sound Studio, observe the Community Music Initiative (a collaborative program with the North End Action Team) in action. Refreshments will be served, and shuttles will be available between Usdan and Green Street Arts Center throughout the event.
The Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University is a three-story arts and education center located in the heart of Middletown’s North End. Green Street continues to offer an eclectic mix of events, exhibitions, classes and workshops to a diverse population, serving local individuals and families, as well as people from more than 25 surrounding towns. Green Street’s state-of-the-art facility includes a sound recording studio, black-box theater, computer and media labs, and dance and art studios. As part of Wesleyan’s Center for Community Partnerships, Green Street is an integral part of the University’s community engagement effort. Since opening in 2005, more than 20,000 people from Middletown and the region have experienced Green Street’s programs and workshops.
Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

WESEMINAR Congressman Akin Said What?

The Politics of Gender Credibility: A Cultural and Legal History
In August, Congressman Todd Akin remarked that women could not become pregnant in cases of "legitimate rape."  A year earlier, the Manhattan District Attorney dropped sexual assault charges against former IMF head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, explaining that the D.A.'s office had discovered inconsistencies in the accuser's descriptions of events in her own past.  Both high profile events produced intense media coverage related to the topic of rape and sexual assault.  However, missing from the media coverage was any mention of the gendered politics of credibility which are a critical subtext of each of these events.  Both events show the enduring cultural salience of the idea that a woman's sexuality and her credibility are intertwined.  Join us for an informative session, led by Professor Simon-Kerr, a scholar of the truth-seeking function of the legal system and the mechanisms the system uses to assess credibility, as we discuss the cultural and legal history of female sexuality as it functions to signal credibility or deception. This event is organized by the Wesleyan Lawyers Association (WLA), one of Wesleyan's professional affinity groups.
Moderator: J. D. Moore '75, president of Wesleyan Lawyers Association
Presenter: Julia Simon-Kerr '02, Phi Beta Kappa and winner of the Camp Prize for excellence in English Literature. Simon-Kerr serves as an associate professor of law and the Ralph and Doris Hansmann Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

WESEMINAR Social Venture Management Around the Globe

Listen to and learn from some of the nation's pioneering and leading social entrepreneurs as they discuss trends that helped the development of the social venture marketplace, and the potential future factors that could shape its future. Please join us for a reception prior to the WESeminar.
Moderator: Dan Haar '81, business editor for the Hartford Courant
Presenters
: Amir Hasson ’98 is an accomplished social entrepreneur who has started three companies, invented four patents, raised over $5 million, and built networks in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He recently sold a majority stake of his company, United Villages, to Oxigen, India’s leading payment solutions platform for financial inclusion, and has joined Oxigen as its Chief Development Officer (USA).; Paul Freundlich P’90, founder and president emeritus of Green (Co-op) America, board chair of Envirolution, former president of the Social Investment Forum, chair of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative, member of the Social Venture Network, and a founding director of the CERES Coalition, whose work from the '70s to the present has helped define the concept and reality of "social entrepreneurship"; Dr. Joy Anderson '89 founded Criterion Ventures in 2002 and co-founded Good Capital in 2006. Currently, she leads Criterion Institute, a think tank around shaping markets to create social and environmental good. Literally hundreds of ventures have been shaped by Joy’s insights and experience. As faculty on the leading social innovation award programs, including Unreasonable Institute and Echoing Green, she advises the next generation of leaders. As chair of the board of directors of Village Capital, she is actively involved in shaping early stage social investments.
Sponsored by: Wesleyan Alumni in Philanthropy and Public Service (WAPPS)
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Psi Upsilon Presentation of the Bishop Welch Award

The award will be presented to Ed Dunham.
Memorial Chapel (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Women's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Come join us for an alumni game!
Upper Long Lane Field (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

Volleyball vs Western New England University

Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

WESEMINAR Live and Learn:

The Architectural and Social History of Dormitories and Residence Halls
Carla Yanni '87, Professor of Art History at Rutgers University, asks questions about higher education and architecture such as do we need to house students to educate them?  Do we need residence halls in a distance-learning world? How does architecture manifest ideas about education, youth, gender, class and citizenship? Focusing on key examples from the twentieth century, this illustrated lecture will review the architectural development of dormitories in the United States as it related to the history of education.
Sponsored by
: the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund and the Department of Art and Art History.
Presenter: Carla Yanni's '87 area of scholarly expertise is nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. Yanni promotes the study of architectural history as a way of understanding a society's values. In particular, her scholarship focuses on the relationship between architecture and the fields of science and medicine, in order to investigate the way that architecture participates in the social construction of knowledge.
Room 112, 41 Wyllys Avenue (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 1:00 PM

WESEMINAR What Good Is A Red Tent If You Hate Camping?

Reflections on 21st Century Jewish Motherhood
Ayelet Waldman, novelist and author of Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace, will discuss the perilous imbalance of contemporary motherhood, with a particular emphasis on the pleasures and challenges of being a Nerf-spined, guilt-ridden Jewish Mother in an iron-willed, Tiger Mother world.
Presenter: Ayelet Waldman ’86 is the author of Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Daughter’s Keeper and the Mommy-Track Mysteries.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema) (show in map)

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Donor Associates Reception

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

12:00 PM

Field Hockey vs. Amherst College

Smith Field (show in map)

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, and learn about the project to digitize the Argus. Find out how the rare book and archival collections are used in classes to provide hands-on experience with primary sources to Wesleyan students.
Special Collections and Archives, First Floor, Olin Memorial Library (show in map)

12:00 PM

Women's Soccer vs. Amherst College

Jackson Field, located across Wyllys Avenue from Andrus Field

12:00 PM

Men's Rugby 50th Anniversary Tailgate

Look for the Men's Rugby 50th Anniversary sign.
Tailgate tent area, Andrus Field (base of Foss Hill)

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Student Affairs Office Hours

An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean as well as an opportunity for alumni to stop in and give us an update about what they have been doing since leaving Wesleyan. Light refreshments will be available in the reception area on the second floor of North College (show in map). Office hours with the rest of deans take place on Friday, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-Noon.
Scott Backer, Interim Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources — North College, Room 021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Alumni of Color Council Meeting

Connelly Room, Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events, 330 High Street (show in map)

1:00 PM

Football vs. Amherst College

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

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Argus Open House

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

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR Conversation with Artist Andrew Raftery

and Clare Rogan, Curator, Davison Art Center

With swelling lines and precise flecks, Andrew Raftery uses the age-old technique of copper-plate engraving to create thoroughly contemporary scenes. Hear the artist explain how he develops his subjects gradually, creating architectural models and figure models to explore the compositions.
Presenters: Andrew Raftery is professor of printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. He received his BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts, and MFA from Yale University School of Art. He is a member of the National Academy of Design. For the last 12 years he has focused on burin engraving.  His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the British Museum; Clare Rogan is the curator at the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University and an adjunct professor of art history.
Room 100, 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 to 2:30 PM

WESEMINAR Gamelan Workshop

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

1:30 PM

Field Hockey Family & Friends Reception After the Game

For alumnae, parents, family and friends of the Wesleyan University Field Hockey Program. After cheering us on vs. Amherst, come join us for a reception!
Lower Bridge Lobby, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Wesleyan's Center for Prison Education Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on Wesleyan's Center for Prison education, featuring members of the initiative's advisory board. Come hear from leaders in criminal justice reform about Wesleyan's pioneering work bringing educational opportunity into Connecticut's prisons. Board members include Majora Carter '88, Ted Shaw '76, Sarah Williams '87, Greg Berman '88, Katherine Eyster '10, Russell Perkins '09, Randy Ezratty P'13, Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Mike Lawlor, CT's Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative Director and CPE Staff Cathy Lechowicz, Lexi Sturdy '10, and Maddie Neufeld '12.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center (show in map)

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

WESEMINAR Celebration of Wesleyan Writing

A Conversation with Peg Tyre: How Smart Parents Get their Kids the Education They Deserve
Peg Tyre is the author of the New York Times best-seller, The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School and What Parents and Educators Must Do. She has conducted workshops across the country and discussed her ideas about education on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Anderson Cooper and NPR.
Tyre has worked in journalism for two decades, her pieces appearing in Newsweek, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the Washington Post. At the start of her career, she was part of a group of reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize, and she was twice nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2009, Tyre was awarded the Spencer Research Fellowship at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she worked on her recent book, The Good School.
Moderator: Anne Greene, director of writing programs, director of the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, and a 2006 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Presenter: Peg Tyre is a nationally renowned writer and thinker about education. She specializes in making complicated education research and thorny policy questions around schooling accessible to parents.
Sponsored by: Wesleyan's Koeppel Journalism program.
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center (show in map)

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

WESEMINAR Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan

Learn about the remarkable strides being made by three of Wesleyan's student-led social ventures.  Listen to the campus leaders of Brighter Dawns, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) and the MINDS Foundation describe their upcoming plans for further development of their organizations.
Moderator: Paul Gagnon, Civic Engagement Coordinator and Career Counselor
Presenters: Matthew Donahue ’14 (Brighter Dawns), Brighter Dawns is committed to improving health in the slums of Bangladesh and their first goal is to provide the most basic need to all residents of the slum: clean water and sanitation; Maeve Russell ’14 (SHOFCO), Shining Hope for Communities combats intergenerational cycles of poverty and gender inequality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services for all through a holisitic, community-driven approach; Shyam Desai ’15 (MINDS), The MINDS Foundation has a persistent commitment to taking a grassroots approach to eliminating stigma and providing educational, financial, medical, and moral support for patients suffering from mental illness in developing countries.
Room 116, Judd Hall (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

WESEMINAR Wesleyan Alumni in Performance Art

Come hear from alumni who are working in the field of performance art. Learn about their path and ask them questions about their experiences. This panel is being held in conjunction with the debut of the traveling exhibition "Performance Now", curated by RoseLee Goldberg, Artistic Director and founder of Performa, on display in the Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery through December 9. "Performance Now" features a selection of work by Liz Magic Laser ’03 and 18 other artists from around the world, co-sponsored at Wesleyan by the Department of Art and Art History and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance. "Performance Now" is produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and Performa, New York.  
Moderator: Greta Hartenstein ‘11
Presenters: Liz Magic Laser ’03, Aki Sasamoto ’04, Arturo Vidich ’03, and Danielle Mysliwiec ’98.
Room 106, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery (show in map)

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

WESeminar Writing Television Comedy

Three veteran television writers who have worked on a wide range of comedies from Hannah Montana to The Drew Carey Show will discuss what goes into the making of hit television comedy.
Introduction: Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, chair of the Film Studies Department, curator of the Cinema Archives, and a 1996 recipient of the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Moderator: Matt Ember '83 P'16 has worked in both television and film, writing the movies Failure to Launch and Get Smart, and for the television series Grace Under Fire, The Drew Carey Show, Titus, and Becker.
Presenters: Bob Young P'06 P'08 P'13 is television writer and producer whose works includes Boy Meets World, Who's the Boss?, and The Facts of Life. Young was the executive producer and co-creator of the ABC hit show Dinosaurs; David Kendall '79 P'16 is a television director, producer, and writer. He has directed, produced, and written for the television series Growing Pains, Boy Meets World, and Hannah Montana, among other series. Young and Kendall are currently working together as executive producers/creators of Melissa & Joey, a sitcom on ABC Family.
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies (show in map)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

FASA Career Panel- Freeman Scholar Alumni

Freeman Scholar alumni are invited to come back and talk about their career as well as experience after Wesleyan to current FASA students and other Wesleyan students who are interested.  
Andersen Meeting Room (110), Usdan University Center (show in map)

2:00 PM

Eclectic Alumni Homecoming Meeting

Refreshments will be served.
Eclectic (show in map)

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

WESEMINAR Community Health Care Now and Then:

 A Look at the Successes and Challenges
Joyce Y. Hall ’78 and Mark Masselli Hon ’09 P’15 P’16 have been working in community health care for decades and have been involved in community health care at the ground level and in various capacities. Come hear about  the successes and challenges they have experienced throughout their careers.
Presenters: Wesleyan Trustee Joyce Y. Hall ’78 is the executive director of the Federation of County Networks, Inc. (FCN), a New York City not-for-profit organization which works with a coalition of approximately 35 community-based organizations and family health centers that provide women’s, child, adolescent, and family health services since 2004. Hall currently serves on the boards of the Public Health Association of New York City and the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation (ARTC) as vice-chair, and has served on several other not-for-profit boards. Mark Masselli Hon ’09 P’15 P’16 is the president and CEO of Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), a primary health care center system that is committed to caring for special populations, and is focused on improving health outcomes for their patients as well as building healthy communities. There are over 200 CHC service locations throughout Connecticut and they deliver care to more than 130,000 patients. The first Community Health Center was opened in Middletown in 1972 dedicated to the ideal that “health care is a right, not a privilege”. Masselli and the CHC team are continually working to provide a world-class primary health care system.
Room 121, Exley Science Center (show in map)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Halftime Tailgate for Volunteer Leaders

Join us during halftime of the football game for a reception to thank our volunteer leaders. Buffalo wings generously provided by WesWings and Ed Thorndike '89.
Please RSVP to Rebecca Looney at rlooney@wesleyan.edu or (860) 685- 3479.
The Wesleyan Fund Office, 110 Mount Vernon Street (show in map)

2:30 PM

Men's Soccer vs. Amherst College

Jackson Field, located across Wyllys Avenue from Andrus Field

2:30 PM

Community Bike Ride

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

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

175th Anniversary of the Chique Chaque Eating Club

Beginning at halftime of the football game, an afternoon of food at Psi U, celebrating Wesleyan's longest-running dining establishment.
Psi Upsilon (show in map)

3:00 PM

Volleyball vs Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Silloway Gymnasium, Freeman Athletic Center (show in map)

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

WESEMINAR Pop Music Producers and the Real World : a Dysfunctional Marriage

Come hear award-winning songwriter and record producer Carl Sturken ’78 discuss the pop music industry. With anecdotes and examples from his own experience, he will talk about why the big record companies do such a bad job of providing the public with what they want.
Presenter: Carl Sturken ’78 is currently co-owner of SRP Records in New York City. Beginning in the early 80s, his career has ranged from session guitarist on records by Paul McCartney and Hall and Oates, to touring with the Sugar Hill Gang, to having his own hit records as a member of the group Rhythm Syndicate in the early 90s. As a songwriter and record producer, he has worked on hundreds of records by artists as diverse as the Fine Young Cannibals, Kelly Clarkson, Alabama, Christina Aguilera, and Rod Stewart. In 2004 he and his partner discovered and signed current pop superstar Rihanna.
Center for the Arts Hall (formerly CFA Cinema) (show in map)

3:30 PM

Class of 2001 Classroom Dedication

Please join the Class of 2001 and friends as we dedicate the Class of 2001 Classroom in recognition of their record-breaking 10th reunion efforts. All are welcome.
Room 113Exley Science Center  (show in map)

4:00 PM

Men's Soccer Gathering After the Game

After cheering us on vs. Amherst College, join us for a reception! For alumni, parents, family and friends of the Wesleyan University Men’s Soccer Program.
Jackson Field, located across Wyllys Avenue from Andrus Field

4:00 PM

DKE Open House for Brothers, Alumni, and Family

Delta Kappa Epsilon House, 276 High Street (show in map)

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

20th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium

A Time to Reflect: A History of Race and Diversity (Fisk Takeover and Hewlett Diversity Project)
Participants in the Fisk Hall Takeover of 1969 - Emilio Bermiss ’71, George Jett ’72, and Evans Jacobs ‘73 - will share their recollection of the event and will discuss the political and racial climate during a volatile time in our country’s (and Wesleyan’s) history.  

The Hewlett Diversity Archive Project contains documents, photographs, textiles, audio recordings, and transcriptions related to the history of diversity and students of color at Wesleyan.  Josh Guild ’96 was a Hewlett Fellow who assisted with the organization of this massive project under the guidance and tutelage of professor of African American Studies, Ashraf Rushdy and professor of Geman Studies and former acting Dean of the College, Krishna Winston. They will share their account of the vision, creation, implementation, and historical significance of such a project.  Various contents of the archive will be displayed in the Zelnick Pavilion, adjacent to the Chapel.
Moderator: Ashraf Rushdy, professor and chair of African American Studies
Presenters: Josh Guild '96 is assistant professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton and Krishna Winston, Marcus L. Taft professor of German Language and Literature and former Dean of the College.

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. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the symposium.

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

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 2012-13 season.
Inn at Middletown, 70 Main Street (show in map)

4:30 PM

Men’s Ice Hockey Alumni Skate

Come join us for an alumni skate at the rink!
Spurrier Snyder Rink, Freeman Athletic Center (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)

5:30 PM to 6:30 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 a casual happy hour. Drinks and light snacks will be free for every GOLD alumnus/a who made a gift to the 2011-2012 Wesleyan Fund. Those who did not support the 2011-2012 Wesleyan Fund can contribute to the 2012-2013 Wesleyan Fund on or before October 20 in order to attend. See who’s coming and RSVP now! ID required.
Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys Avenue (formerly Squash Court building) (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.
Featured Speaker: Trustee Michael Lewis ’03 is a Senior Managing Director of Teach for America, a non-profit organization that recruits recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach in urban and rural public schools. Michael was extremely active and involved with Wesleyan as student, which correlates to his passion and volunteer leadership as an alumnus – he was student body Vice President, Senior Class President, Chair of the Student Trustee Committee, contributor to the Argus, and senior interviewer – just to name a few.
Performance: Award-winning choreographer Abdul Rasheed '97 will share a performance piece in addition to speaking about his current endeavor, the N.E.X.T. Project
By invitation only. If you have questions, please contact Greg Bernard at gbernard@wesleyan.edu.  
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (show in map)

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)

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Navaratri Festival: T.V. Sankaranarayanan

T.V. Sankaranarayanan is one of the most sought-after and widely acclaimed Carnatic vocalists. Performed with his rich and vibrant tone, his singing recaptures the beautiful phrases and brikas (ornaments similar to trills) of his uncle and guru, Madurai Mani Iyer. Mr. Sankaranarayanan is particularly noted for his emotional expressiveness and technical virtuosity.
Tickets Through the Wesleyan Box Office: $15 general public, $12 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students, $6 Wesleyan students
Crowell Concert Hall (show in map)

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Dinner Fundraiser at Anoho Restaurant

Join student activist group Wesleyan LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) for a late dinner fundraiser at Anoho Asian Noodle House.  20% of purchases between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will go toward helping North Korean refugees resettle in the U.S. and South Korea.  For more information, go to the HQ website at linkglobal.org.  Food items at Anoho include noodles, dumplings, bubble tea, sushi, and more.  Please help alleviate the humanitarian crisis plaguing North Koreans today. Every penny counts.
Anoho, 320 Main St.  Middletown (show in map)

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Wesleyan Film Series: The Lady From Shanghai

Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies (show in map)

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 10:00 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)

11:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Alumni and Students of Color X House Party

Alumni are invited to X House for an opportunity to socialize and enjoy music provided by a long time Wesleyan favorite, DJ Montez! Refreshments and bar snacks available. Don’t forget your Wesleyan ID or Homecoming/Family Weekend nametag.
Malcolm X House (show in map)

Sunday, October 21

On Campus Dining Options

Several of Wesleyan’s on-campus dining options will be open for regular service throughout Homecoming/Family Weekend, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. Check out the student blog WesStuffed for a recent posting about options in Middletown.

8:00 AM to 4:00 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)

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. 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)

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Alumni Association Executive Committee Meeting

Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center (show in map)

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Self-Tour of the Romance Languages and Literatures Building

Visit the Highwaymen Common Room and view a gallery display of photos taken by students who studied abroad in Spring 2012.
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).Online registration closed on October 21.  You may purchase tickets for this meal onsite.
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown.
Usdan University Center (show in map)

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

WESEMINAR New York Times Crossword Puzzle with a Wesleyan Twist

The clues are clever, so the first thing we have to learn is how to "decipher" them. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you're hooked. Enjoy the challenge as we solve this unique Wesleyan-themed puzzle together!
Presenter: Ed Stein '60 is a veteran puzzle solver and occasional puzzle constructor for The New York Times. He has taught puzzle-solving courses in adult education and senior centers, and he has conducted sessions on crossword puzzles for Elderhostel.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC) (show in map)

11:00 AM

Navaratri Festival: Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)

This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors. The audience may participate and bring instruments, manuscripts and other items for blessing.
World Music Hall (show in map)

11:00 AM

Catholic Mass

Memorial Chapel (show in map)

11:00 AM

All-Campus Protestant 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 (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 12:45 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.
Denison Terrace (behind Olin Memorial Library) (show in map), Rainsite: Olin Memorial Library

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Legacy Lunch: Wesleyan Today

Alumni who are parents and grandparents of current students are invited, along with their children, to an informal boxed lunch for the chance to learn about Wesleyan today.
Hosted by: Debbie Roff ’86 P’14 and Andrew Roff ’85 P’14; Matthew Penn ’80 P’15 and Candace Penn P'15
By invitation only.
Zelnick Pavilion (show in map)

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

JV Football vs. Endicott College

Corwin Stadium, Andrus Field (show in map)

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Second Annual Stone A Cappella Concert

Welcome to the second 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 Second 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)

3:00 PM

Navaratri Festival: Rama Vaidyanathan—Bharata Natyam

For the past twenty years, Rama Vaidyanathan has been considered one of the finest interpreters of the South Indian dance form bharata natyam, having trained intensively under the legendary dancer Yamini Krishnamurty and the eminent Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. The New York Times described Rama's New York debut last October as "keenly focused," "vivid" and "exciting."
Tickets Through the Wesleyan Box Office: $15 general public, $12 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students, $6 Wesleyan students
Crowell Concert Hall (show in map)

Monday, October 22

9:00 AM to 5:00 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 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.