Schedule of Events For
Thursday, April 16, 2015

08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Event Registration
Families come and register students/parents for WesFest 2015.
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

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

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid representatives are available to answer questions.
Location: Office of Financial Aid, North College, 2nd Floor

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist: Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Director of the Wesleyan Career Center Sharon Belden Castonguay, will discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for African American Studies Open House
Come chat with current AfAm majors and hear about research and funding opportunities for African American Studies-related projects. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge, 343 High Street

10:00 am - 03:00 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 3 p.m. tour. Please note: tours will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

10:30 am - 11:30 am
WesFest Seminar: Mapping Freedom
Mapping Freedom A seminar that enables students to experience the intellectual engagement of our African American Studies classes. Join Professor Lois Brown for a dynamic discussion of materials that speak to the politics of place, race, and aspiration.
Location: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge, 343 High Street

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Film Studies Tour
Take a guided tour of the Center for Film Studies.
Location: Center for Film Studies Lobby

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Government Open House
The Government department faculty will discuss the major and the departments course offerings.
Location: Public Affairs Center, College of Social Studies Lounge

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interfaith Brunch
Come to the Interfaith Brunch to meet the members of the Interfaith council as well as members of the different spiritual and faith-based groups on campus. You will have the opportunity to discuss what it means to be involved in interfaith and the presence of interfaith dialogue on Wesleyan's campus.
Location: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life Library

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Science Programs Information Session / Science Facilities Tour
Professors representing various science majors will talk about the many science opportunities at Wesleyan. Afterwards, join an undergraduate science major who will lead a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 150 (Tischler Hall)

11:00 am - 12:00 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, Room 108

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Women of Color Collective Faculty and Staff Panel
At this women of color networking event, admitted students can mingle with current students and establish a connection of trust and togetherness.
Location: South College, Room B2B3

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wes in the World
Assistant Director of the Office of International Studies Gail Winter, and current students will talk about the Wesleyan study abroad experience.
Location: Office of Admission, McKelvey Room

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Lunch
Looking for lunch? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Usdan University Center, Marketplace

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Early Decision Student Mingle
Meet fellow ED students and then head over to Usdan University Center Marketplace for lunch. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
English Department Open House
Visit the English department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Downey House Lounge (Downey 200)

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Majors Panel
Writers, poets, free thinkers, activists, part-time philosophers & the members of the Wesleyan community are certainly many things, but we are students first. Come hear about the wide range of academic experiences available at Wesleyan from a panel of current Wesleyan students. You just may be inspired.
Location: Office of Admission, McKelvey Room

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm
Health Professions Information Session
Stop by the Wesleyan Career Center for a chat about preparation for health professions at Wesleyan.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Olson Commons

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Student Academic Resources Drop-In Hours
Come by and discuss any concerns you may have regarding services for students at Wesleyan. Find out about the types of accommodations Wesleyan provides and about the process of establishing a disabilities file with the Deans' Office.
Location: North College, Room 021

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Writing Program Mingle
Calling all writers: Come together and talk with students on campus who are involved in Writer's Block, the Writing Concentration and Writing Certificate, and many different publications. Questions about writing at Wesleyan? Contact Professor Anne Greene, the director of Writing Programs, agreene@wesleyan.edu.
Location: Downey House, Room 113

01:00 pm - 02:15 pm
West African Dance Class
Come dance with us. Join us for a West African Dance Class taught by Iddi Saaka, our Artist in Residence. Open to all. No experience required. West African dance is a gateway to the cultures and ways of life of its people. It is the medium on which the very existence of the people is reinforced and celebrated. In this introductory course, students will learn the fundamental principles and aesthetics of West African dance through learning to embody basic movement vocabulary and selected traditional dances from Ghana.
Location: Cross Street Dance Studio

01:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Center for African American Studies Open House
Come chat with current AfAm majors and hear about research and funding opportunities for African American Studies-related projects. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Center for African American Studies, Vanguard Lounge, 343 High Street

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Athletics at Wes
Coaches and staff will be on hand to answer questions about intercollegiate athletics. Learn about our varsity, club and intramural sports.
Location: Freeman Athletic Center, Woodbridge Classroom

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Civic Engagement, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan
The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. Come learn about the classes, trainings, advising, funding, and extracurricular opportunities we offer the programs that helped Wesleyan earn Princeton Review's title as #1 "Best School for Having an Impact."
Location: Allbritton, Room 311

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Residential Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life Fran Koerting, and student panelists for a Q and A about living on campus.
Location: Exley Science Center, 184 (Woodhead Lounge)

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Science Programs Information Session / Science Facilities Tour
Professors representing various science departments will talk about the many science opportunities at Wesleyan. Afterwards, join an undergraduate science major who will lead a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 150 (Tischler Hall)

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Office of International Studies Drop-In Hours
Stop in and learn about Wesleyan's 150 academic programs in nearly 50 countries.
Location: Fisk Hall, Room 105

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Psychology Meet and Greet
Psychology majors who are officers of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, will be available to speak about the major from the student perspective.
Location: Judd Hall, Room 103 (Psychology Lounge)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Center for the Arts Tour
Join Director of the Center for the Arts Pam Tatge, and current Wesleyan students for a tour of the arts, music, and theater buildings on campus.
Location: Center for the Arts, Crowell Concert Hall

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q and A session is an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
New Programs in Science and Mathematics: Information Session
If you are interested in majoring in science or math, come to this information session to learn about new opportunities in the sciences and mathematics including the College for Integrative Sciences, the Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars (WesMaSS) Program, and the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 184 (Woodhead Lounge)

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
College of East Asian Studies Open House
Visit the College of East Asian Studies for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: College of East Asian Studies

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
First Generation and Low-Income Student Reception
Stop by our reception and meet members of the administration who will introduce first-generation and low-income students to the resources at their disposal should they decide to attend Wesleyan.
Location: Allbritton, Room 311

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
History Department Social and Open House
Visit the History department for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Downey House Lounge (Downey 200)

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
College of Letters Open House
Visit the College of Letters for a discussion about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: 41 Wyllys Avenue, College of Letters Library, 3rd Floor

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Protestant Student Meet and Greet
Please drop by for refreshments and to meet the Protestant Chaplain, Rev. Tracy and current members of the fun, vibrant, caring, and engaged Protestant Community at Wesleyan. Find out about our rich theological diversity, our phenomenal Christian student groups, and some of the fulfilling community service and fellowship opportunities. All are welcome!
Location: Zelnick Pavilion

04:00 pm - 05:00 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, Room 108

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Argus Open House
Come see a real Argus production night! The first part of our newspaper production will be open so that admitted students can talk to writers, editors, and layout to get an idea of what the paper is like.
Location: Broad Street Books, The Argus Office

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
WESU Open House
Come down to Broad Street and hang out with some awesome WESU board members and get a tour of the radio station.
Location: Broad Street Books, WESU Station Headquarters

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Debate Society Public Debate
This debate is open to current students, admitted students, and other guests.
Location: Public Affairs Center, Room 001

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
English Majors Talk Series
A senior English Honors candidate will read from and discuss a portion of their previously submitted Honors thesis.
Location: Downey House, Room 113

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
Wesleyan Student Assembly Community Committee Leadership Panel
This panel of student leaders will describe leadership on campus and answer admitted students' questions about the student group community.
Location: Allbritton, Room 304

04:15 pm - 05:30 pm
Wesleyan Research in World Cities
This panel will discuss research abroad, thesis projects, and the ways we have carved out urban studies focuses within different programs of study. We also are in contact with professors who can discuss opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. We have utilized Wesleyan's resources and open curriculum to explore innovative solutions to specifically urban social issues.
Location: Fisk Hall, Room 116

04:15 pm - 05:45 pm
Volunteering Abroad: A Discussion on the Roles of Development
Voluntourism is the practice of paying to go abroad and volunteer with a nonprofit organization. Come by and talk about issues concerning volunteers abroad, western perceptions of development, and more in an engaging and informal environment. Professors, recent alumni, and current students will discuss inherent problems and possible solutions to hot button topics.
Location: 41 Wyllys, Room 115

04:15 pm - 06:00 pm
"April is the cruelest month" Open House in Special Collections and Archives
Wesleyan's superb holdings of rare books, archives, and artists' books include excellent poetry collections, In honor of April's National Poetry Month celebrations, join us for an open house in the Davison Rare Book Room, where poetry in all formats will be on display. Highlights include the first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, contemporary artists' books based on the poems of Emily Dickinson, and the work of Wesleyan student poets of the past 184 years.
Location: Olin Library, Davison Rare Book Room

04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
The MINDS Foundation Panel & Headspace, Vol. 2 Release
As a student group at Wesleyan, our goal is to facilitate discussions about mental health, and we put together Headspace, a multi-disciplinary publication that includes submissions mostly from students, and also some faculty and staff -- anything that is 2D (meaning art, poems, scientific writing, and more). The first volume of Headspace was released during WesFest 2014, and this year we will release volume two with the topic: "What is the mind to you?" Join us for a student panel and the release of the latest Headspace. Indian snacks will be served.
Location: Allbritton, Room 103

04:30 pm -
Theater Department Tour / Meet and Greet
Visit the Theater department for a tour followed by a Meet and Greet. Talk with professors and current students about the department's course offerings and other opportunities.
Location: Theater Studios Building, East Room 114

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Peer Health Advocates Workshop
The workshop will be on sexual education/resources on campus within a range of different perspectives. This workshop solely focuses on health education/resources and nothing else.
Location: 41 Wyllys, Room 114

05:00 pm -
Office of Admission Closes
The Office of Admission will reopen tomorrow, Friday, April 17, at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Office of Admission

05:15 pm - 07:15 pm
Meet Your Host
If you have made arrangements through the Office of Admission to stay overnight on campus, this is the time when you'll meet your host. Bring a great attitude and enthusiastic spirit to this gathering of accepted students and hosts. Confirmed pre-registration is required. Please remember to bring your signed medical form and be prompt.
Location: Memorial Chapel

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Dinner
Gather in the Office of Admission where a group of Wes students will meet you and head to the Usdan University Center Marketplace for dinner and a chat about life at Wesleyan. Parents are welcome to meet each other at this time as well. Kosher food is also available. Tickets for sale for $5 at registration. Visitors only.
Location: Usdan University Center University Marketplace

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Throw Back Thursday Party
Join us for an epic Throwback Thursday party! We have over $400 in prizes to give out (instagram contests, N64 Mario Kart competitions, etc), free pizza, soda, a photobooth, Fujifilm Instax pics for you and your friends to take home, and so much more! You must join this event by April 15th to attend. Use #CardinalTechTBT on Instagram to enter the contest the night of the event to win prizes! Follow @WesCardinalTech on Instagram!
Location: Usdan University Center, Room 108

07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Gag Reflex Improv Comedy Show
Upon receiving a word from the audience, a comedian of Gag Reflex will tell a true-to-life monologue. All following improv will be based on something from that monologue. If you have an excellent word on hand or just want to see some hilarious improv, check out Gag Reflex on Thursday night.
Location: Nicolson Lounge

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Wesleyan A Cappella Concert
Come by and hear the melodies created by some of our best a cappella groups.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby (Lawn Avenue side)

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Obvious Child Film Screening
"An immature, newly unemployed comic (Jenny Slate) must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student (Jake Lacy) results in an unplanned pregnancy."<br/><br/>The Wesleyan Doula Project, Wesleyan Clinic Escorts, and ASHA (Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness) present Obvious Child (2014) for WesFest 2015! Here's its IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910274/
Location: Judd 116

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Catholic Student Organization Open Meeting
Weekly meeting of the Catholic Student Organization, a time for Catholic students or students interested in the Catholic faith to spend time together and engage in conversation and religious activities. Food, friends, and fellowship.
Location: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Prometheus
Prometheus's annual WesFest show will put a gleam in your eye, passion in your heart, and fire in your veins. We spin fire to music, come check us out.
Location: Foss Hill

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mabuhay
Mabuhay is a Filipino greeting, which carries various meanings including, "May you live!" and "Welcome!" Mabuhay at Wesleyan is an Asian and Asian American Show that celebrates the diverse cultures on campus. The show seeks to provide a performance space for Wesleyan's Asian/Asian American community in order to celebrate the talent and unique perspectives of this special community. Mabuhay also serves as a platform on which the voices of these students can be heard. Join us as we celebrate diversity at Wes!
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mabuhay Cultural Show
Mabuhay is an annual Asian/Asian American show that provides an opportunity for different student groups and individuals to showcase their talents at Wesleyan and raise awareness regarding diversity on campus.
Location: Center for Film Studies, Crowell Concert Hall

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Film Series
The College of Film and the Moving Image presents: Alumni Music Videos: Screening and Panel Discussion with Andrei Bowden-Schwartz '09, director & cinematographer, Kidshow productions, Ted Feldman '09, Bear Hands lead guitarist & filmmaker and Bill Kirstein '10, producer, director, & cinematographer.
Location: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

08:00 pm -
40th Annual Freeman Lecture
The 40th Annual Freeman Lecture, titled, The Human Dot on Yellow Mountain Re-Thinking 45 Years of China Study, will be given by Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies and Professor of History Vera Schwarcz.
Location: Usdan University Center, Daniel Family Commons

09:00 pm -
Schmooze with the Jews
Come hang out with the Jewish community at Wesleyan and nosh on Kosher desserts. All are welcome!
Location: The Bayit, 157 Church Street