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  Weekend Essentials

CLASS SITES:
1954 | 1959 | 1964 | 1969
1974 | 1979 | 1984 | 1989
1994 | 1999
 

Friday, May 21

7:30–4 p.m.
A La Carte Breakfast and Lunch

Available for purchase. No advance registration required.

Pi Cafe, Exley Science Center

8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Registration

Everyone—alumni, parents, students, and families—please check in for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, campus maps, and more.
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street

9 a.m.

WESeminar 3 - THIS SEMINAR IS NOW FULL

Connecticut River Expedition
Meet in the front lobby, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street

 

9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Senior Projects in Film Studies

View a series of two 16mm films, nine digital videos, and one example of virtual filmmaking made by members of the graduating Class of 2004.

Cinema, Center for the Arts

 

9:30 a.m.

WESeminar 4

Why is the United States a Target for Terrorism?

Shanklin 107, Hall-Atwater, Church Street

 

9:30–11 a.m.
Campus Walking Tours

Main entrance of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission, 70 Wyllys Avenue

 

Russell House Tour
Russell House, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Northeast. Learn more about the Russell House during this informative tour. The Russell House is now accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Russell House, 350 High Street

 

Green Street Arts Center (GSAC) Tour

The Green Street Arts Center (GSAC) is a collaboration with the City of Middletown and local community organizations.  Wesleyan has begun renovation of a former school on Green Street into a cultural and educational resource for the community.  The GSAC will become a cornerstone of the revitalization of the North End.  Learn more about this innovative program as you tour the before and come back next year for after.

51 Green Street, Middletown

 

11 a.m.

WESeminar 5

Of Jacare, Candiru, and Piranhas: Conserving the Biodiversity of South America's Freshwaters

Room 121, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street

 

WESeminar 6

The Scimitar and the Veil in American Political Cartoons

Room 001, Public Affairs Center (PAC), 238 Church Street

 

WESeminar 7

Artists' Books

Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library

 

Noon
Welcome Picnic

Everyone is invited to this informal, outdoor picnic. Please sign up for the picnic when you complete your registration for the weekend.

Russell House Lawn (tent), 350 High Street

 

Noon - 2 p.m.

Senior Class Celebration and Barbecue (Class of 2004)

Attendance restricted to graduating seniors only.  Hosted by the Alumni Association and the Wesleyan Annual Fund (WAF); catering provided by WesWings.

Fauver Field (tent)

 

1 p.m.

WESeminar 8 - PROGRAM CANCELLATION

Inside Book Publishing

This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

1:30 p.m.

WESeminar 9

Underwater Adventures:  Living Beneath the Waves

Room 001, Public Affairs Center (PAC), 238 Church Street

 

2 p.m.

WESeminar 10

In Pursuit of Excellence

World Music Hall, Center for the Arts

 

2–5 p.m.
Wesleyan University Press Open House - PROGRAM CANCELLATION

This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

 

2:30 p.m.

WESeminar 11

Technology and its Discontents:  Overutilization and Medical Errors

Shanklin 107, Hall-Atwater, Church Street

 

3 p.m.

WESeminar 12

Practicing Law:  What Happened to Change a Profession to a Business?

Room 121, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street

 

WESeminar 13

A Documentary History of Wesleyan Student Groups

Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library

 

WESeminar 14

Reinventing Democracy:  Service as a Route to Civic Participation

Room 002, Public Affairs Center (PAC), 238 Church Street

 

4 p.m.

WESeminar 16

The Bells of South College

B2/B3, South College

 

4–6 p.m.
Champagne Reception for Graduating Seniors and Their Families

Hosted by the Senior Class Officers and the Parents Council
Special thanks to event sponsors Carol and Ed Robinson, parents of Jacob ’04 and Jenn ’07.

Russell House Lawn (tent), 350 High Street

15th Reunion Reception and Book Signing for the Class of ’89
Kick off the weekend at a reception hosted by Reunion chair Ed Thorndike ’89 at his latest venture, the Red & Black Café, located in the new Wesleyan Bookstore at 45 Broad Street (formerly Atticus Bookstore). Browse through a selection of books by members of the class, and take home signed copies at a discounted price. If you have written, edited, or published a book and would like to have it included, please contact Makaela Steinberg ’98, associate director of alumni relations, at mjsteinberg@wesleyan.edu or 860/685-3836.

Red and Black Cafe, Broad Street Books, 45 Broad Street

 

45th Reunion Reception for the Class of ’59
Join friends and classmates to kick off what promises to be a wonderful weekend. We will gather at Reunion Headquarters for cocktails and conversation. The discussion will be continued at dinner (tables will be reserved for the Class of ’59 under the big tent on Andrus Field), and we will convene again after dinner back at Reunion Headquarters for a post-dinner reception.

McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission, 70 Wyllys Avenue

 

Graduate Liberal Studies Alumni Reception
This informal gathering of GLSP students, alumni, and their families will be followed by the all-college dinner on Andrus Field. Please sign up for the reception when you register for the weekend.

Davison Art Center, 301 High Street

 

4:30 p.m.

WESeminar 17

My First Novel: Tales of the Unexpected

Room 58, Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street

 

5 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi Reception and Kickoff Presentation of New Landscaping Project

Followed by a 6:15 p.m. banquet (open only to members of Alpha Delta Phi and their families)

Alpha Delta Phi, 185 High Street

 

30th Reunion Check-In Reception for the Class of ’74
Pick up your registration materials at 330 High Street, then proceed down the driveway to the recently renovated Horgan House for a 30th Reunion Welcome Reception.

Horgan House, 77 Pearl Street

 

Class of ’79 Tree Rededication Ceremony
Join friends and classmates on the front lawn of Olin library where the Class of ’79 will rededicate the gift it gave to Wesleyan 25 years ago. These four beautiful trees have grown to be a huge part of the landscape in this special part of campus. Celebrate the Class of ’79 as a plaque is installed near the trees. The ceremony will be followed by a cocktail reception in the new Zelnick Pavilion.

Front Lawn, Olin Memorial Library

 

5–6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for the Donor Associates

Honoring members of the Wesleyan Circle, Founders Club, Willbur Fisk Associates, College Row Society, John Wesley Associates, 1831 Society, Douglas Cannon Club, Day Society, and Olin Associates. (by invitation only)

President's House Lawn (tent), 269 High Street

 

5–8 p.m.
Delta Kappa Epsilon Reception

 

5:30–8:30 p.m.
Viva Italia! All-College Dinner

Mangia! Join friends, classmates, and family members for an informal Italian-style buffet dinner. Please sign up for the dinner when you register for the weekend.

Andrus Field (tent)

 

6 p.m.
50th Reunion Reception and Dinner for the Class of ’54

Cocktails 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Join classmates and their families for this traditional Reunion barbecue.

Lounge, Clark Hall (Reunion Headquarters)

 

Shabbat Dinner - The Shabbat Dinner is sold out.
A special Shabbat dinner is planned for returning alumni, graduating seniors, and their families. Together with faculty and staff, we will welcome the Shabbat with song, food, and the usual joyful fellowship. We invite you to be part of what we promise will be a memorable celebration of the Wesleyan Jewish family.

Kosher Kitchen, Butterfield A, 25 Lawn Avenue

 

6–7 p.m.
25th Reunion Reception for the Class of ’79

Come see the beautiful new Zelnick Pavilion, which connects the renovated Patricelli ’92 Theater and the Ring Family Stage with the Memorial Chapel.

Zelnick Pavilion

 

35th Reunion Reception for the Class of ’69
Attend a screening of Don't Nobody Love the Game as Much as Me, the critically acclaimed short film written by Steve Mantin ’69.  Kick off our Reunion with cocktails and conversation followed by dinner under the big tent on Andrus Field (tables will be reserved for the Class of ’69).

Hewitt Lounge (Reunion Headquarters)

 

7–8 p.m.

WESU 88.1FM Reception for Current and Former DJ's and Friends

Help us celebrate 65 years of broadcasting by one of the oldest non-commercial radio stations in the United States.  All alumni, students, and their families and friends are invited to check out the station and reminisce about their needle-dropping days

 

Tune in to 88.1FM on Friday night and all day Saturday to hear alumni DJ's bring back the sounds of their days at Wes.  A program schedule will be available at Registration (Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, 330 High Street)

Red and Black Cafe, Broad Street Books, 45 Broad Street

 

7:30 p.m.
5th Reunion Pre-Party Reception for the Class of ’99

Senior cocktails . . . plus five! Cash bar will be available.

Davenport Campus Center, 222 Church Street

 

WESeminar 18

What's It Worth?

Bacon Field House, Freeman Athletic Center, 116 Cross Street

 

8 p.m.
40th Reunion Reception for the Class of ’64

After dinner under the big tent on Andrus Field, the Class of ’64 will gather at Russell House (formerly Honors College) for a facilitated discussion.

Russell House, 350 High Street

 

20th Reunion Reception for the Class of ’84

Kick off the weekend with classmates and friends.  Cash bar will be available.

Hewitt Lounge (Reunion Headquarters)

 

Friends of the Patricelli '92 Theater and Second Stage Alumni Celebration

Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted
Legendary screenwriter of the films Spartacus, Roman Holiday, Exodus, Papillon, and Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo was at the top of his game when, in 1947, he stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee, was thrown in prison, and was blacklisted as one of the infamous “Hollywood Ten.” Trumbo was vilified, went into exile, and became “broke as a bankrupt’s bastard,” but he refused to be silenced. In a play by Trumbo’s son Christopher—adapted from the screenwriter’s funny and brilliant letters to his friends, former friends, fronts, and family—the story emerges of a family’s survival and one stubborn artist’s quest to break the blacklist. Join us for this staged reading on the Ring Family Stage in the renovated Patricelli ’92 Theater.

Tickets: $10 per person. Please contact the University Box Office at 860/685-3355 or boxoffice@wesleyan.edu.
Produced by: Claudia Catania ’74

Starring: Michael L. Arkin '72 as Dalton Trumbo and Neil Stewart '00 as his son

Please click here for more details about the '92 Theater/Second Stage events.

 

WESeminar 19

Seeing the Universe with X-Ray Eyes

Room 001, Public Affairs Center (PAC), 238 Church Street

 

8:30 p.m.
Stargazing

Visit the Van Vleck Observatory, where you’ll have an awesome view of the stars while sampling such heavenly delights as Milky Ways and Starbursts.

Van Vleck Observatory

 

9 p.m.

WESeminar 20

Javanese Gamelan Concert

World Music Hall, Center for the Arts

 

9–11 p.m.

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
ASTRONOMY

Van Vleck Observatory

 

9 p.m.– Midnight
Open Mic Coffeehouse at the Campus Center

Hosted by Divya Kumar ’99 and featuring Elizabeth Sanders ’79, Brandon Patton ’95, Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, and others. Performance slots may still be available. Stop by the Multipurpose Room at the Campus Center at 8:30 p.m. to sign up!

Davenport Campus Center, 222 Church Street

 

9:30 p.m.
Friends of the Patricelli '92 Theater and Second Stage Alumni Celebration

Reception for Friends of the ’92 Theater and Second Stage Alumni
Alumni of Second Stage staff and other Friends of the ’92 Theater are invited to gather in the Zelnick Pavilion following Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted (see above) to celebrate over 30 years of student-led productions at Wesleyan and the renovation of the Patricelli ’92 Theater and the Ring Family Stage. After the reception, you are invited to join alumni, students, families, and guests at the Campus Center Open Mic Coffeehouse for late night performances.

Please click here for more details about the '92 Theater/Second Stage events.

Zelnick Pavilion

 

10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Reunion Party at Eclectic

Enjoy live music, a cash bar, and the same terrific party spot you remember. Featuring Kabir Sen ’99, of the legendary Wesleyan band Uncle Trouble.  Kabir is now an independent rapper, singer, and producer whose music brews a robust blend of raw flow and message-oriented lyrics with electro-funk beats and soulful melodies. His first album “Cultural Confusion” got him reviews in national magazines such as Spin, Vibe, and Billboard; his new album “Fuel for the Fire” was in the college radio top 20 hip-hop charts for six weeks straight. Kabir still plays with a live band featuring a drummer, bassist, guitarist, and DJ.

Eclectic, 200 High Street
A free shuttle service back to all hotels and residence halls will be provided until 2 a.m.
 

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