Thursday

Schedule of Events For
Thursday, April 12, 2018

08:00 am - 05:00 pm
WesFest 2018
WesFest is a three-day celebration of all things Wesleyan. We invite all admitted students and their families to visit Wesleyan between Wednesday, April 11th and Friday, April 13th to experience University life first-hand and explore the diverse opportunities that a Wesleyan education has to offer. Stay for a day, an afternoon or more! Come celebrate your admission to the Class of 2022.
Location: Office of Admission

08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, grab a cup of coffee, and purchase meal tickets for later. Don't forget to grab your special gift from the Office of Admission too!
Location: Office of Admission

09:00 am - 09:45 am
Welcome
Remarks from President Michael Roth '78 and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Hargrave Meislahn
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Financial Aid Office Drop-In Hours
Financial Aid directors are available to answer all of your questions. Stop by anytime!
Location: North College, 2nd Fl.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Financial Aid at Wesleyan: What You Need to Know
Come learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Financial Aid process. Bring your questions!
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Health Professions Info Session
Stop by the Gordon Career Center for a conversation about preparation for health professions at Wesleyan.
Location: Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Res Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Students Fran Koerting and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus.
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 184

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wes in the World
Join members of the Study Abroad staff and students who have traveled abroad for a Q&A session.
Location: Usdan Rm. 108

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Religion Department Drop-In Hours
Come to an informal chat with Religion Department professors and find out how to study everything from Siberian shamanism to philosophy before and after the Holocaust, Christian feminist theology to Evangelical spiritual warfare, Muslim cultures to Islamophobia, Christians and the Roman Empire to Zombies as modern-day monsters.
Location: 171 Church St.

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Theater Department Tours
Stop by to take a tour of the theater department!
Location: Theater Department Office, TST 100

10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Campus Tours
Campus tours will leave from the Office of Admission patio every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 3pm. Tours will last approximately 75 minutes.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
College of the Environment Open House
Professor Barry Chernoff, College of the Environment (COE) chair, will discuss informally the linked major, certificate program, Think Tank Program that faculty and students participate in, as well as our many events.
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions! This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham 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: WestCo Cafe

11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Lunch
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! Meal tickets are avaialble in the Admission Office for $5/ea.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

11:30 am - 01:30 pm
Wesleyan Bikeshare!
Wesleyan is starting a bikeshare program! Come try out one of the NEW orange Spin bikes, learn how you can earn rewards by riding a bike on campus, and enter to win a FREE helmet! All who sign up with a wesleyan.edu email address get 4 hours of free rides!
Location: Usdan Courtyard

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Keyboard Recital
For many decades Betty Tishler was a fixture at Wesleyan musical events and she provided for an annual competition and winner's recital. A reception will follow in the Zelnick Pavillion.
Location: Memorial Chapel

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
English Department - Senior Presentations
Come hear senior English majors read from and discuss their senior projects!
Location: Downey House Lounge

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Athletics Drop-In Hours
All are welcome to come and view the Freeman Athletic Center. Visit our information table with staff on-hand to answer questions about intercollegiate athletics. Learn about our varsity, club and intramural sports! If you are interested in speaking with a coach, contact them in advance to set-up an appointment.
Location: Freeman Athletic Center

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
ED Student Mingle
Meet fellow ED students and then head over to Usdan Marketplace for lunch together. $5 discount tickets are available in the Office of Admission.
Location: Office of Admission Patio

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Career Center Drop-In Hours
The Gordon Career Center staff will be available to discuss searching for a job and finding a career with a liberal arts education.
Location: Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Center for Jewish Studies Drop-In Hours
Dalit Katz, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and Hebrew Professor, will be available to answer questions and give information about the Certificate in Jewish and Israel Studies, cultural events, Israeli Film Festival, studying Hebrew and more. Light snacks will be available.
Location: 171 Church St., Rm. 211

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Alumni Keynote Speech: Rob King '84
ROB KING '84 - Senior Vice President, Original Content Newsgathering & Digital Media, ESPN. Rob King, who joined ESPN in 2004, oversees ESPN's entire portfolio of newsgathering and storytelling assets across television, digital and print including the ESPN App, ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Fantasy, ESPNFC, espnW, The Undefeated and FiveThirtyEight. Named to his current position in September of 2017, King also brings his expertise to all of ESPN?s storytelling brands including ESPN Films, 30 for 30, Outside the Lines, E:60 and the cross-platform features unit. He also oversees the Stats and Information Group and leads ESPN's Editorial Board that sets the tone and direction of ESPN's overall content coverage and standards. He has worked with all news platforms during his ESPN career and was previously Senior Vice President, SportsCenter and News. He also previously oversaw all global and digital content from 2007-2014. King has worked with ESPN's many news, information and programming units to develop greater cross-platform integration and development of cross-media franchises.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Long Lane Farm Tour
Head down to our campus farm for a tour!
Location: Long Lane Farm - 243 Long Lane

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Long Lane Farm Tour
Head down to our campus farm for a tour!
Location: Long Lane Farm - 243 Long Lane

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
Exley Science Center Tour
Join a Wesleyan tour guide for a tour of our science facilities.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Hot Topics for Parents
This Q&A session provides parents with an opportunity to ask Wesleyan students all of their burning questions about campus life. This panel is for parents only!
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

03:00 pm - 04:00 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: WestCo Cafe

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Art History Drop-In Hours
Pop in to learn more about Art History with Nadja Aksamija, Associate Professor of Art History.
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 309

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
Black Panther & Afrofuturism
Casey Hayman, Visiting Professor of African American Studies will lead a panel discussion.
Location: Center for African American Studies Lounge

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
What to Expect in the First Year - Class Dean presentation
For most of your life, you have been encouraged to go to college. Well, here you are, about to embark on a journey of self-discovery, immerse in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and revel in new and exciting substantive relationships. Regardless of your academic interest or the college you ultimately choose, living and learning in a college setting will differ from high school. On this adventure, preparation, discipline, networks of support, and openness to new ideas will serve you well. This session is a chance to explore some of the typical challenges and opportunities that you may encounter during your first year of college.
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 150

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Christian Community Meet & Greet
Please join us for cupcakes, snacks, and music and a chance to meet the Christian students and chaplain here at Wesleyan. If you are unable to come and join us but still want to connect, please email the Protestant chaplain, Rev. Tracy Mehr-Muska at: tmehrmuska@wesleyan.edu or the Catholic chaplain, Father William Wallace at: wwallace@wesleyan.edu. Wishing you an enjoyable time at Wes Fest. Welcome to Wesleyan!
Location: Usdan Rm. 108

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Psychology Meet & 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, Rm. 103

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Ajua Campos Presents: Cafe Frida
Join Ajua Campos for Caf Frida, a mixer for prospective and current Wesleyan students to get to know the Latinx community at Wesleyan. Student speakers will talk about their experience at Wesleyan as it relates to being a Latinx student.
Location: Zelnick Pavillion

05:00 pm - 06:00 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. Confirmed pre-registration is required! Please remember to bring your signed medical form and be prompt.
Location: Memorial Chapel

05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Dinner
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! $5 discount tickets are available in the Office of Admission.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Wesleyan A Cappella Concert
Did you know that Wesleyan has more than a dozen a cappella groups? Come and hear many of them perform.
Location: Exley Science Center Lobby

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Gamelan, Korean and Taiko Drumming Ensembles
A concert featuring multiple short performances by Wesleyan?s Javanese Gamelan, Korean Drumming and Creative Music Ensemble, and Taiko Drumming Ensemble.
Location: World Music Hall

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Schmooze with the Jews
Come eat delicious food (bagels, cookies, and more), talk, and hang out with members of the Wesleyan Jewish Community. Any and all questions are welcomed, ranging from what Jewish life is like on campus to the best spots to eat on campus are. Everybody, regardless of religion, are welcome to attend!
Location: The Bayit

07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Tiger-Style Kung Fu Class
Come join us for our weekly Kung Fu class at the Freeman Athletic Center! No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome!
Location: Freeman Athletic Center, Biddiscombe Wrestling Rm.

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Lecture - The Holy Temple in Jerusalem: A Symbol of Gruesome Glory with Ruby Namdar
The Holy Temple in Jerusalem: A Symbol of Gruesome Glory with speaker Ruby Namdar?author of The Ruined House
Location: Russell House

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
WestCo Art Gallery
Stop by the WestCo Lounge for snacks, schmoozing, art and music!
Location: West College

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert
A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.
Location: Patricelli '92 Theater

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Awkward Silence - Stand Up Comedy Open Mic
Awkward Silence, a new stand up comedy club is hosting an open mic. Members of the club will perform, but also open to others.
Location: Allbritton, Rm. 311

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Film Series - A Conversation with Wesley Morris and A.O. Scott
New York Times critic-at-large Morris joins the publication's chief film critic and CFILM Distinguished Professor of Film Criticism for a public discussion entitled How to Keep Your (Critical) Head When the World is Losing its (Political) Mind.
Location: Goldsmith Family Cinema

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Political Union Debate: Environmental Protections Should be Prioritized Over Jobs
Should environmental concerns be at the forefront of our economic agenda? Or should job creation and economic prosperity be considered more important? How do we balance climate change with economic growth? Join the Wesleyan Political Union as we discuss these questions and more at our annual WesFest debate!
Location: Allbritton, Rm. 103

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
SOC Fashion Show
The SOC fashion show is an event where students of color band together to not only celebrate being people of color but to showcase their talents and educate their community members of their culture and creative ideas. We seek to exhibit diversity within the Wesleyan community to both admitted and prospective students. This year, the show is called All the Stars relating to Black Panther in connection to where in the diaspora we all come from.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall