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Out of concern for the health and safety of our Wesleyan community during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend in-person events. However, we have updated the Alumni website so that together, we can stay connected to Wesleyan and to each other. We will update this site regularly, so please check back often. We hope you enjoy these offerings—from views of campus to lifelong learning opportunities—and that they strengthen our collective sense of community in creative and meaningful ways. Go Wes!

Enjoy this rendition of the Wesleyan Fight Song performed by the Wesleyan Spirits from their homes around the world.

Spring Semester 2021

Spring Semester 2021

Learn about instruction, campus life, and health and safety as part of our Keep Wes Safe plan, and follow Wesleyan's COVID-19 dashboard for testing results

Bringing Wesleyan Together

Bringing Wesleyan Together

We’ve compiled a collection of inspiring online resources for our Cardinal community.

Ways to Help

Ways to Help

Many have asked how they can help. Here are a number of ways.

Events

Mar 10

Cardinal Conversations: A Sport Psychologist's View on Managing Anxiety (virt.)

Wesleyan’s Athletics Advantage Program (A+) invites you to a discussion with Dr. Sheryl Smith '78 about how sport psychologists assist athletes managing anxiety and how that knowledge can work for those of us no longer considered athletes.

Virtual, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mar 11

Alumni Career Conversation with Thomas Kail '99, Theater Director

Join us for a virtual fireside chat-style career conversation with Tony-winning director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail '99, and current Wesleyan Theater majors Milton Espinoza Jr. '22 and Vianca Pérez '22. Nicole Stanton, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, will provide a brief introduction and the conversation will be followed by audience Q&A. This conversation is open to all members of the Wesleyan community, including students, alumni, parents/families, faculty/staff.

Virtual , 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mar 11 - Mar 13

Virtual: Shasha Seminar: Truth (and Lies) in Our Time

For the first time, the seminar will be virtual and free to attend for Wesleyan community members. This year’s topic is Truth (and Lies) in Our Time. Please register to attend if you plan to join us for some or all of the virtual panels.

Virtual
Mar 11, 7:00 PM - Mar 13, 2:15 PM

Mar 12

Virtual: WesTalks Presents: The Pandemic Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

Join us for a virtual conversation between Scott Gottlieb ’94, MD, former FDA commissioner, and John Yang ’80, Wesleyan Trustee and correspondent for PBS NewsHour, in which they discuss the pandemic – lessons learned and looking ahead.

Virtual, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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News

Film On Author Tim O’Brien By Matthews ’93, Mittelstadt ’92 To Be Released March 2

A new film by Aaron Matthews ’93 and Jennifer Mittelstadt ’92 will be released March 2 on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, and other digital streaming platforms. The film, titled The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien, follows the renowned author of The Things They Carried and Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien.

“You Just Have To Read This…” An Interview With Madam C.J. Walker Author Erica L. Ball ’93

Erica L. Ball ’93 is a historian and the Mary Jane Hewitt Department Chair in Black Studies at Occidental College, who specializes in 19th and 20th-century African American history. Her second book, Madam C.J. Walker: The Making of an American Icon (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), tells the life story of one of the most influential women in American history.
Garvey ’20, Abel ’65 Collaborate On Mind-Eye Connection Research

Garvey ’20, Abel ’65 Collaborate On Mind-Eye Connection Research

 Since June, Garvey has worked as Dr. Abel’s research assistant. Together, they’ve explored the topic of the mind-eye connection. In addition to putting together a presentation titled “Harnessing Eyes for Capturing Mental Status” for the American Psychiatric Association, they’re now working on a study regarding how mental status can be seen through people’s eyes and how vision represents 80% of our connection to the world and 90% of our memories.
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