Schedule of Events For
Saturday, April 14, 2012

07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Shining Hope For Communities
Enjoy brunch for a good cause! Come support and learn about Shining Hope for Communities, a non-profit founded by Jessica Posner '09 and Kennedy Odede '12 based in Kibera, Kenya, the largest slum in Africa. A portion of your bill goes to support the Kibera School for Girls, the first tuition-free school for girls in Kibera. <br/>
Location: Brew Bakers, 169 Main Street, Middletown
Sponsor: SHOFCO

08:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Registration
WesFest 2012 registration for admitted students and parents.
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room
Sponsor: Office of Admission

09:00 am - 09:45 am
WesFest Welcome
Remarks by Wesleyan President Michael Roth '78, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn, and student representatives.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall
Sponsor: Office of Admission

09:00 am -
Frisbee Metro-East Conference Championship
Wesleyan's Men's Frisbee Team, Nietzsch Factor, will host and compete in this all day championship.
Location: Freeman Athletic Center Field
Sponsor: Nietzsch Factor

10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Power of the Liberal Arts
Stop by the Wesleyan Career Center for a chat about the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons
Sponsor: Wesleyan Career Center

10:00 am - 11:00 am
WesFest Seminar: Government
"Playing Chicken," a government class about how nations behave in a crisis.
Location: Public Affair Center, Rm 001
Sponsor: Government Department

10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Campus Tours
Tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with a 1 p.m. tour. Please note: Tours will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission
Sponsor: Cardinal Key Program

10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Financial Aid Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid representatives are available to answer questions.
Location: North College, Office of Financial Aid
Sponsor: Financial Aid

10:30 am - 01:00 pm
Brighter Dawns 5k Run
Join the 2nd annual 5k run for Brighter Dawns and help improve health conditions in the slums of Bangladesh. Registration is $10 per person. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed online at the web site: www.brighterdawns.org/5k. Check-in at Long Lane Farm will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the race will start promptly at 11 a.m. Walk, jog, or run to give impoverished people in Bangladesh the opportunity to live healthier lives.
Location: Long Lane Farm
Sponsor: Brighter Dawns

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Lunch
Looking for lunch? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace.
Location: Usdan University Marketplace
Sponsor: Office of Admission

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Mellon Mays Panel Discussion
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is a mentoring program designed to increase the number of students of color and others who are committed to overcoming racial disparities who go on to PhDs and careers as scholars and teachers. "The Long and Winding Road to the Mountaintop: A Student-of-Color's Path to an Academic Career" is a panel discussion with two Mellon fellows in graduate school and one fellow who is now an assistant professor.<br/>
Location: Fisk Hall, Rm 302
Sponsor: Mellon Mays Program

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall
Sponsor: Alumni and Parent Relations

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm 108
Sponsor: Office of Admission

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Senior Theses Art Exhibition
View artful works by Wesleyan students shown in this creative display of Senior Theses.
Location: Zilkha Gallery
Sponsor: Art Department

12:15 pm - 01:00 pm
Freeman Athletic Center Tour
Interested in athletics? Head over to Freeman Athletic Center!
Location: Freeman Athletic Center Lobby
Sponsor: Athletics Department

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)
SHOFCO, co-founded by Jessica Posner '09 and Kennedy Odede '12, combats intergenerational cycles of poverty and gender inequality by linking tuition-free schools for girls to essential social services for all through a holistic, community-driven approach. This event will feature SHOFCO CEO Kennedy Odede as well as members of SHOFCO-Wesleyan and will offer a general discussion of SHOFCO's development over Kennedy's four years at Wesleyan and the future of SHOFCO at Wesleyan.
Location: Shanklin Laboratory, Rm 107
Sponsor: SHOFCO

12:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Zonker Harris
This music and arts festival features six campus bands and a band visiting from Brooklyn, New York.
Location: WestCo Courtyard
Sponsor: WestCo Residence Hall

12:45 pm - 01:45 pm
South College Bell Tower Open House
The Bell and Scroll Society cordially invites you to travel up the winding stairs of South College to a bell tower open house in which you can see the South College Bellringers in action and learn about the history of the bells.
Location: South College Steps
Sponsor: Bell and Scroll Society

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Rho Epsilon Pi Information Session
Rho Epsilon Pi is a sorority for female-identifying Wesleyan students. Come and meet the sisters of Rho Epsilon Pi and learn about the sorority at this short information session. An informal meet-and-greet with delicious snacks will follow the session.
Location: Exley Science Center, Woodhead Lounge
Sponsor: Rho Epsilon Pi

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Argus Open House
Stop by the Wesleyan Argus office above Broad Street Books and see how a college newspaper is put together.
Location: 45 Broad Street
Sponsor: Argus

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Beman Triangle Excavation
The Beman Triangle excavation is the site of a mid-19th century free African-American community associated with AME Zion Church. The excavation is being conducted as a community partnership between Wesleyan students and the Church. Anyone is welcome to drop by for a tour of the work.
Location: 21 Vine Street
Sponsor: Anthropology Department

01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Writing Program
Calling all writers to come together and enjoy a meet-and-greet with students on campus who are involved with different publications.
Location: Shapiro Creative Writing Center
Sponsor: Writing Program

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
Q & A session for parents only. An opportunity to ask Wes students questions about campus life.
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm 110
Sponsor: Office of Admission

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Student-to-Student Panel
Meet current Wes students for an honest and informative discussion about life, academics, and activities at Wesleyan. This panel is for students only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm 108
Sponsor: Office of Admission

02:00 pm -
Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Piano Recital
A piano recital featuring the participants of the Elizabeth Verveer Tischler Piano Competition.
Location: Russell House
Sponsor: Music Department

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Intergreek Council Information Session
Come learn about Greek life at Wesleyan at this information session. Representatives from Wesleyan's different sororities and fraternities will speak about their experiences with Greek life at Wesleyan and explain the rush process.
Location: Shanklin Laboratory, Rm 107
Sponsor: Intergreek Council

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Queer Organizing Committee
Join us for a Queer Social Mixer for pre-frosh. Get the chance to meet current Wesleyan students and the opportunity to know queer life and the resources on campus. Refreshments will be provided.
Location: Usdan University Center, Rm B25
Sponsor: Queer Community

04:00 pm -
Office of Admission Closes
Location: Office of Admission
Sponsor: Office of Admission

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm
WeSLAM
WeSLAM Presents: The Intercollegiate Poetry Slam (featuring Wesleyan, Yale University, New York University, and SUNY Oneonta). At this event, the 2012 Wesleyan Poetry Slam Team will compete against slam teams from the three other universities. This competition will offer preparation for the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, held in California the following week. The slam will give you a taste of some of the 50 teams competing at college nationals (in which Wesleyan placed 7th last year). You will laugh. You will cry. You will love. Come ready to get loud. Come feel things with us.
Location: Center for the Arts Hall
Sponsor: WeSLAM

08:00 pm -
Fernando Otero Quartet (with pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m.)
Performing his rhythmically vibrant works, Argentine composer and pianist Fernano Otero evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his quartet, which features J. P. Jofre on bandeneon, Pablo Aslan on acoustic bass, and violinist Nick Danielson.
Location: Center for the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall
Sponsor: Music Department

08:00 pm -
Second Stage Performance
The title of this show is "[title of show]." Jeff and Hunter try to write a musical, but soon they realize that their conversations about writing are much more interesting than their writing itself. Of course, they decide to write a musical about themselves writing a musical (about themselves writing a musical), and then star in it, along with two of their friends, Susan and Heidi. Hilarity, harmony, and numerous references to Broadway flops ensue. Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen. Book by Hunter Bell.
Location: Patricelli '92 Theater
Sponsor: Second Stage