Schedule of Events

All events are free and open to the entire Wesleyan community unless otherwise noted.

Friday, September 28, 2018

8:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Exhibition: Seven Collections in Search of a Thesis
This exhibition highlights seven underappreciated book collections with significant research value. Featuring three arts and humanities collections along with two each representing social sciences and STEM fields, each collection demonstrates the old adage, “the whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Each collection also takes on new meaning when analyzed through a modern lens. On view are selections from the Baskin Collection of Victorian Bindings (antebellum literary annuals), the Harold Moulton Collection (theater), the D.H. Lawrence collection (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), the Angling collection (book collecting and fishing), the Beales pamphlets (18th-early 20th century women and social history), the Jarvis Nichols Husted Medical Library (19th century epidemiology and military medicine), and the Williams Memorial Reference Library (history of chemistry).
Olin Memorial Library, 1st floor east corridor
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Attend a Class
Students may arrange with their professors for parents to visit classes, or parents and alumni may find the class schedule at Registration in the Usdan University Center. Please plan to arrive on time and to stay for the duration of the class.
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Registration and Check-in
Everyone--parents, families, and students--please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, and more.
Usdan University Center
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
IN THE GALLERIES Chado: The Way of Tea
For more than a century, American artists, architects and landscape designers have been inspired by the beauty, simplicity and underlying philosophy of traditional Japanese arts. The aesthetic characteristics and the underlying spiritual basis of these arts can be traced back to monasteries in China and Japan where they have evolved for over a thousand years in the arts of Zen. This exhibition explores the prominent role and significance of the tea ceremony as an art and spiritual practice in China and Japan. Objects displayed have been selected from the Wesleyan collection and loaned by tea enthusiasts in the Wesleyan community. Several media are represented, including ceramics, lacquer ware, bamboo, wood, iron, textiles and calligraphy. In addition, photographs from National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita ’71 will be featured. This exhibition is curated by Stephen Morrell and supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
College of East Asian Studies Gallery
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gordon Career Center Open House and Wesleyan Summer Grants Showcase
Please stop by the Gordon Career Center to hear more about the resources available to students as they explore the future. Visit with the staff and the director, Sharon Belden Castonguay.  Chat with the 2018 Wesleyan Summer Grant recipients about their internship experiences from over the summer. All are welcome! 
Gordon Career Center, Boger Hall 
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wesleyan Abroad: Everything Your Student Might Forget to Mention
Join the Office of Study Abroad staff and students to discuss what families need to know about study abroad for Wesleyan students. Topics will include affordability and financial aid, sites and kinds of programs, credit transfer, health and safety, and the benefits of spending a semester or year studying in another country. Please come with questions.
Fisk 208
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
WESEMINAR What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Super-Successful Wesleyan Overachiever
Nataly Kogan '98 graduated with High and University Honors as a CSS Major from Wesleyan, and went on to achieve significant success in her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co, a venture capitalist at the age of 26, and as a tech executive with companies like Microsoft. But her success, including at Wes, came at a huge personal and professional cost, including overwhelm and burnout -- and it didn’t have to.
Nataly will share her hard-learned strategies for how to manage stress, treat yourself with compassion to increase motivation, connect with your sense of purpose to boost your resilience during challenges, and thrive while achieving goals.
Presenter: Nataly Kogan ’98 is the founder and CEO of Happier, speaker, author, and creator of The Happier Method™. Nataly is the author of HAPPIER NOW: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Embrace Everyday Moments (Even the Difficult Ones), which was published in May 2018.
Nataly emigrated to the U.S. as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was thirteen years old. Starting her journey in the projects outside of Detroit, Nataly reached the highest level of corporate success, but she found herself unfulfilled and was inspired to learn how to live a truly happier, fuller life. Her discoveries and explorations of scientific research led her to create Happier. Since then, Happier’s award winning mobile application, online courses, and Happier @ Work™ training programs have helped more than a million people to optimize their emotional health through research-backed practices.
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Inspired by Primary Sources
Join Suzy Taraba ’77 MALS ’10, Director of Special Collections & Archives, for a look at several students’ creative projects, research papers, and senior theses that began with encounters with primary sources in Special Collections & Archives. From medieval manuscripts to Shakespeare to local history to contemporary artists’ books, the rich collections in SC&A have inspired generations of students. Learn about some of this work and how your students can discover exciting sources that will spark their imaginations and lead to intellectually and creatively fulfilling projects at Wesleyan. Limited to 20.
Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, Olin Memorial Library
3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Campus Tour
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WESEMINAR Historians on Hamilton
Hamilton is a great musical, but is it good history? Does Hamilton’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers misrepresent our nation’s past, or does it offer a bold positive vision for our nation’s future? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary and deliberately anachronistic still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? Former Wesleyan professors Renee Romano and Claire Potter recently edited a book addressing these questions: Historians on Hamilton (Rutgers University Press 2018). Professor Jennifer Tucker will chair the session.
Presenters: Claire Bond Potter is a professor of history and the executive editor of Public Seminar at The New School for Social Research in New York. She is the author or coeditor of several books, including War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture (Rutgers University Press). Renee C. Romano is the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History at Oberlin College in Ohio. She is the author or coeditor of many books, including Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders. Matthew Skic is the assistant curator at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. He is the co-author of the Museum’s upcoming interactive experience, Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, set to open on October 27, 2018. Jennifer Tucker is associate professor of history at Wesleyan University and a recipient of a NEH Public Scholar Award.
Hansel Lecture Hall (001), Public Affairs Center (PAC)
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
WESEMINAR Celebrating Seniors: Research Excellence at Wesleyan and Abroad
Members of the Class of 2019 share their summer and fall projects, representing a cross-section of student research and creativity. Students will share their work and discuss the process that guided their explorations.
Moderator: Jennifer Wood, Dean for the Class of 2019
Presenters: Aaron Cheung ’19, Reining in the President: Revisiting the 1973 War Powers Resolution; Azher Jaweed ’19, Pictures of Paradise: The Role of Photographs in the Creation of Mega-dams in India; Noa Street-Sachs ’19, Female Education, Labor, and Empowerment in Jordan and Morocco; and
Medha Swaminathan ’19
, whose work focuses on popularity of Tarzan in France in the first half of the 20th century.
Room 116, Judd Hall
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Opening Reception for the exhibit 'Shelving the History of Life': a celebration of natural history collections at Wesleyan
Ring Lobby, Usdan University Center (across from the Box Office)
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
WESEMINAR Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship
The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. Through the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning courses, and other programs, we study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized Wesleyan for this work with its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. During this panel discussion, we’ll hear from students who engage with local and global communities in a variety of ways as activists, organizers, entrepreneurs, researchers and more.
Moderator: Clifton Watson, Director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships and Visiting Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Speakers: TBA
Allbritton 311
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS - MEN'S SOCCER: Attend training
Celebrating past ECAC champion teams of 1973, 1980 and 1991 with a series of events throughout the weekend. Details and registration can be found HERE.
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family Weekend Dinner
Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for dinner at the Usdan University Center. Sample a variety of fresh, local, and made-to-order options from Bon Appetit, Wesleyan’s on-campus dining service. Enjoy salad bars, carving stations, hot entrees, numerous side dishes, beverages, and desserts. Vegetarian, vegan, and kosher-style options are available.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets).
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown.
Marketplace, Usdan University Center
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shabbat Services
Please join Wesleyan’s Jewish chaplain, Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, and the Wesleyan Jewish community for Shabbat services. All are welcome. No reservations necessary.
The Bayit, 157 Church Street
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS - MEN'S SOCCER: Libations at First and Last Tavern,
Celebrating past ECAC champion teams of 1973, 1980 and 1991 with a series of events throughout the weekend. Details and registration can be found HERE.
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Shabbat Hol HaMoed Sukkot Dinner
A special Shabbat dinner is planned for all family members and friends of Wesleyan students. Together with students, faculty, and staff, we will welcome Shabbat with song, food, and our special joyful Ruach. We invite you to be a part of a memorable celebration of the Wesleyan Jewish family.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under; free for Wesleyan students.
Wesleyan Sukkah (located adjacent to Crowell Concert Hall, Wyllys Avenue side); Rainsite: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

Saturday, September 29, 2018

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Men's and Women's Crew at Riverfront Regatta
Hartford, CT
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going: The 16th Annual Symposium of the Robert Schumann Institute of the College of the Environment presents Is Animism Good to Think With?
Animism, a term coined by Victorian anthropologists to describe indigenous religious practices, is finding a new life among environmentalists, as a way of re-imagining the relationship between humans and the environment. Professor Quijada will offer a critical history of the term, and explore some of the promises and pitfalls involved in reanimating the concept of animism.
Presenter: Professor Justine Quijada, College of the Environment, Department of Religion
Moderator: Barry Chernoff, Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies, is Director of the College of the Environment and Professor in the departments of Biology, and Earth and Environmental Studies. Dr. Chernoff researches aquatic ecosystem ecology and conservation genetics of fishes. He teaches courses in science and environmental issues.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Registration and Check-in
Everyone--parents, families, and students--please check in at the Usdan University Center for a final weekend schedule (with updates and event locations), meal tickets, a welcome packet, and more.
Usdan University Center
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Team Tailgates on Andrus Field
Listing of teams hosting tailgates on Andrus Field during the football game. New teams may be added up until game time so check back to see if your team is on the list.
Baseball (concessions)
Women's Basketball (halftime)
Football
Women's Lacrosse
Swimming & Diving (11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Wrestling
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tailgating and Parking on Andrus Field
The Wesleyan men's and women's swimming and diving teams oversee and direct visitor parking at all home football games.  In return, many visitors choose to make a donation to the swimming and diving program which helps defray equipment, travel, and other program costs.  The suggested donation is $5 per car, but any amount is graciously accepted.  
Open Container Policy: University policy and NESCAC regulations state that alcohol is not allowed at any sporting event with the exception of the tailgate area on Andrus Field.  Open containers are not allowed near the football field.
Andrus Field and Foss Hill 
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Deans’ Office Drop-in Hours
An opportunity for parents to have brief informal one-on-one meetings with their student’s class dean and/or the associate dean for student academic resources.
Renee Johnson Thornton, Dean for the Class of 2022 – North College, Room 217
Louise Brown, Dean for the Class of 2021— North College, Room 202
David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2020 – North College, Room 215
Jennifer Wood, Dean for the Class of 2019 — North College, Room 203
Laura Patey, Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources — North College, Room 021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Annual Parents Assembly
President Michael S. Roth '78 will provide remarks. All Wesleyan families are welcome. 
Beckham Hall, Fayerweather
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friends of the Wesleyan Library Book Sale
Over 3,000 books for sale! Please contact libfriends@wesleyan.edu for more information
Lobby, Olin Memorial Library
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wesleyan Admission Information Session
Gather insight into the admission process at Wesleyan by attending this information session for prospective students.
Presented by: The Office of Admission
McKelvey Room, Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Exhibition: Seven Collections in Search of a Thesis
This exhibition highlights seven underappreciated book collections with significant research value. Featuring three arts and humanities collections along with two each representing social sciences and STEM fields, each collection demonstrates the old adage, “the whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Each collection also takes on new meaning when analyzed through a modern lens. On view are selections from the Baskin Collection of Victorian Bindings (antebellum literary annuals), the Harold Moulton Collection (theater), the D.H. Lawrence collection (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), the Angling collection (book collecting and fishing), the Beales pamphlets (18th-early 20th century women and social history), the Jarvis Nichols Husted Medical Library (19th century epidemiology and military medicine), and the Williams Memorial Reference Library (history of chemistry).
Olin Memorial Library, 1st floor east corridor
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WESEMINAR Where On Earth Are We Going: The 16th Annual Symposium of the Robert Schumann Institute of the College of the Environment presents Motivating Environmentalism through our Visceral Fears of Infections
All sorts of environmental damages are increasing our risks of nasty infections, so our ancient and visceral fears of infections could provide a back door to widespread support for environmentalism.
Presenter: Professor Fred Cohan, College of the Environment, Department of Biology
Moderator: Barry Chernoff, Schumann Professor of Environmental Studies, is Director of the College of the Environment and Professor in the departments of Biology, and Earth and Environmental Studies. Dr. Chernoff researches aquatic ecosystem ecology and conservation genetics of fishes. He teaches courses in science and environmental issues.
Tishler Lecture Hall (150), Exley Science Center
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Women's Soccer vs. Hamilton
Jackson Field
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WESEMINAR Celebration of Wesleyan Writing: Memoir and Fiction, A Conversation with Alexander Chee ’89
Speaker: Alexander Chee ’89 is the best-selling author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, all from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Best American Essays 2016, among other publications. He is winner of a Whiting Award, an NEA Fellowship in prose and an MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and serves on the board of directors of the Authors’ Guild of America.
Moderator: Anne Greene, University Professor of English; Coordinator of the Writing Certificate and the Kim-Frank Visiting Writers program
Taylor Meeting Room (Usdan 108)
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS - MEN'S SOCCER: Alumni Game
Celebrating past ECAC champion teams of 1973, 1980 and 1991 with a series of events throughout the weekend. Details and registration can be found HERE.
Long Lane Field beside Freeman Athletic Center
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Wesleyan Swimming & Diving Tailgate Social
Swimming and Diving Family Members are invited to join the coaching staff and varsity athletes for lunch before the start of the football game. Come meet the team, coaches, and varsity parents. Look for the red tents and Swimming & Diving Banner. Please RSVP to Peter Solomon, psolomon@wesleyan.edu
Team tailgate area, Andrus Field
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Men’s Rugby vs Framingham State University
Rugby Field, Long Lane
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Family Weekend Lunch
Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for lunch at the Usdan University Center. Sample a variety of fresh, local, and made-to-order options from Bon Appetit, Wesleyan’s on-campus dining service. Enjoy salad bars, carving stations, hot entrees, numerous side dishes, beverages, and desserts. Vegetarian, vegan, and kosher-style options are available and you do not need to specify your meal preference in advance.
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets in advance). 
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café, some athletic teams may be selling concessions on Andrus Field, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in downtown Middletown. 
Marketplace, Usdan University Center 
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Field Hockey vs. Hamilton
Smith Field
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Tour of Campus
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
WESEMINAR Expanding Access with the Center for Prison Education
Since 2009, the Center for Prison Education has brought the transformative power of a Wesleyan Education behind prison bars. Please join us for a panel discussion of why college-in-prison is important for reversing the trends of mass incarceration and fostering healthier communities and universities.
Speakers: Tracie Bernardi is a CPE alumna from York, who was part of York’s inaugural college cohort in 2013. Priscilla Meyer, Wesleyan Professor Emerita of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, is teaching a Russian literature course at Cheshire this semester; she has taught in the CPE program three times. Thomas McCarthy ’19 is Professor Meyer’s teaching assistant for Russian Lit at Cheshire this semester.
Moderator: CPE Fellow Isabel Bartholomew ’18
Putnam Classroom, 114 Boger Hall
11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Legacy Family Photo
Alumni who are parents and grandparents of current students are invited, along with their children, to be part of this year’s legacy photograph for the Wesleyan magazine. Please be prompt; the photo will be taken at 11:30 a.m. sharp.
Denison Terrace (behind Olin Memorial Library) (show in map), Rainsite: Olin Memorial Library
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Guided Exhibition Tour: Street Matter — Decay and Forever / Golden Age
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
WESEMINAR A Look Inside the College of Film and the Moving Image: Cinema and the Liberal Arts
The College of Film and the Moving Image is one of Wesleyan’s oldest “new” colleges. Wesleyan announced CFILM in 2013, and the Mellon Foundation recognized it with a matching grant which was fully funded in 2015. Yet film has been part of Wesleyan’s liberal arts tradition since at least the 1960s, progressing from a major, to a program, to a department. Join Professor Scott Higgins, the director of CFilm, for a look at the history and future of Wesleyan’s unique liberal-arts approach to the moving image. You will see images move!
Goldsmith Family Cinema
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Special Collections & Archives Open House
Drop in to Special Collections & Archives to learn about its rich resources, which can enhance your student’s educational experience. Chat with SC&A staff about the University’s rare books, artists’ books, and archival collections and how they are used by Wes students. A selection of historical Wesleyan primary sources will be on view for browsing.
Special Collections & Archives and Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Football vs. Hamilton
To view a live streaming video of the game, log on to http://wescast.wesleyan.edu/ approximately 1/2 hour prior to game time and follow instructions. 
Corwin Stadium, Andrus Field
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Campus Tour
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
WESEMINAR Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist: Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Every day, we are exposed to stories demonstrating how challenging it is for college graduates to find jobs. Sharon Belden Castonguay, the Director of the Gordon Career Center, will draw on both her doctoral research and career advising experience to discuss what factors lead to career success.
Presenter: Sharon Belden Castonguay joined the Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan in May 2013 from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, where she was the Director of the Graduate Career Management Center. She holds a doctorate in human development & psychology from Harvard.
Kerr Lecture Hall (Shanklin 107)
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Men's Soccer vs. Hamilton
Jackson Field
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WESEMINAR Natural History Collections in Liberal Arts Education
In the Methodist tradition, Wesleyan sought to put natural sciences on an equal footing to the classics in its early days. In 1871, the Wesleyan Museum opened in Judd Hall, with large and varied collections organized as the curiosity cabinets typical of the times. With the rising importance of laboratory sciences, interest in the museum declined and it was closed in 1957. Specimens were donated or loaned, or stored in tunnels under Foss Hill. By the 1970s, during evaluation for a move to Exley, collections were found to be severely vandalized. The numerous remaining specimens were secured but not curated, and largely forgotten. In 2017, we started to bring specimens out of storage to curate for exhibition and use in object-based learning. Our first efforts placed a life size model of Glyptodon (giant extinct armadillo) in the lobby of Exley. We aim to make these historical collections a focus of integrated student investigation, combining biology, paleontology, history of science, archaeology and the arts in campus wide exhibits.
Presenters: Ellen Thomas is the Smith Curator of Paleontology of the Joe Webb Peoples Museum of Natural History, the Harold T Stearns Professor of Integrated Sciences, and Research Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her research interests are focused on reconstructions of past oceanic environments and ecosystems. Ann C. Burke is Professor and Chair of the Biology Department. Her research interests are in the development and evolution of vertebrates, and the developmental sources of morphological variation.
Room 058, Exley Science Center
2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS - MEN'S SOCCER: Halftime Recognition of ECAC Championship Teams 1973, 1980 and 1991
Celebrating past ECAC champion teams of 1973, 1980 and 1991 with a series of events throughout the weekend. Details and registration can be found HERE.
Jackson Field, formerly North Field
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
WESEMINAR Congress’ Constitutional Duty to Investigate: One Senator Who Got It Right
At a time when Congressional investigations have taken on added urgency in American politics, Elise Bean ’78 offers a rare insider’s portrait of how the world of Congressional oversight operates. Drawing on more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, the last 15 at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations working for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Bean explains how Congressional oversight investigations can be a powerful tool for uncovering facts, building bipartisan consensus, and fostering change, using actual Levin inquiries as proof. She will describe Levin-led investigations from 1999 to 2014 into money laundering, offshore tax abuse, and banks behaving badly; explain how, despite rampant partisanship and dysfunction, they achieved policy reforms; and invite the public to demand fact-based, bipartisan, high-quality oversight from the next Congress.
Presenter: Elise J. Bean ’78, Washington Co-Director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law, and author of Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse.
Sponsored by the Wesleyan Lawyers Association
Taylor Meeting Room (108), Usdan University Center
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Gamelan Workshop
Dominated by colorful, bronze percussion instruments, the Gamelan ensemble features gongs, bronze and wooden xylophones, two-headed drums, a female soloist, and a male chorus. Some of the instruments date back to the 12th century in Java, an Indonesian island located between Sumatra and Bali. Get some real experience playing the Gamelan in this lively, hands-on workshop.
Presenters: Sumarsam MA’76, university professor of music; I.M. Harjito, artist-in-residence
Please note: space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This session often reaches capacity.
World Music Hall
3:15 PM to 5:00 PM
WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS - MEN'S SOCCER: Post-game Tailgate with current team
Meet the player who wears your number! Celebrating past ECAC champion teams of 1973, 1980 and 1991 with a series of events throughout the weekend. Details and registration can be found HERE.
Patio area next to Jackson Field (rain location – Freeman Athletic Center)
3:45 PM to 5:30 PM
The 26th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium presents Black Phoenix Rising
Black Phoenix Rising is a multimedia, digital scholarship, and cultural arts project that explores black people’s ways of resisting material and symbolic death in American life and culture. Grounded in the black radical tradition, the project was collaboratively conceived and produced through the power of collective memory and the medium of storytelling to regenerate black life through the figure of the phoenix. Join Professor Anthony Ryan Hatch for an engaging discussion about this creative initiative and resulting projects. Through artistic expression and scholarly critique, the Black Phoenix Rising Collective subverts the narrative that black people’s only existence is death by pushing back against anti-black racisms.
Presenter: Anthony Ryan Hatch, PhD, is Associate Professor of Science in Society at Wesleyan University where is he is also faculty in the African American Studies Program, the College of the Environment, and the Department of Sociology. Professor Hatch is the author of Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming Spring 2019). As a fellow at the Wesleyan Center for the Humanities, he joined Wesleyan students and Ernesto Cuevas, Jr. to co-create Black Phoenix Rising: Death and Resurrection of Black Lives. The Black Phoenix Rising Collective is Kaiyana Cervera '19, Xavier Cornejo '18, Ernesto Cuevas, Jr., Kelly D'oleo '19, Ainsley Eakins '18, Grace Handy '18, Anthony Hatch, Paige Hutton '18, Tedra James '18, Victoria King 18, Caroline Liu '18, Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond '19, Josh Nodiff '19, Henry Prine '18, Aleyda Patricia Castro ’18, Belén Rodríguez '19, Jeneille Russell '18, Delia Tapia '18, Jordan White '19, and Grace Wong '18.
The Dwight L. Greene Symposium honors Dwight L. Greene ’70 as a memorial and tribute to his life and work as a professor of law, mentor and friend. This event is part of the year-long 50th anniversary celebration of Wesleyan’s African American Studies Program.
Sponsored by The Black Alumni Network and the Alumni of Color Council
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
WEEKEND OF CHAMPIONS - MEN'S SOCCER: Post Tailgate Gathering
Celebrating past ECAC champion teams of 1973, 1980 and 1991 with a series of events throughout the weekend. Details and registration can be found HERE
Location TBD
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Alumni and Student of Color Reception
We all share a common thread as people who have experienced the unique environment that Wesleyan offers, and we have all had unique experiences here. The Alumni and Student of Color Reception/Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for students to share with their families the lessons learned, the passions ignited and the unforgettable experiences that Wesleyan has to offer-where their experience at Wesleyan will potentially take them. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing student accomplishments.
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Philosophy Night at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a night of reflective discussion! We will examine ideas together, and share our thoughts on a question generated by the group. All attendees can choose to contribute one question as they arrive. The group will then vote on which question to discuss. No registration required.
Moderated by Christopher DeSena, Assistant Course Materials Manager, Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore.
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Sunday, September 30, 2018

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration and Check-in
Usdan University Center
10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Exhibition: Seven Collections in Search of a Thesis
This exhibition highlights seven underappreciated book collections with significant research value. Featuring three arts and humanities collections along with two each representing social sciences and STEM fields, each collection demonstrates the old adage, “the whole is more than the sum of its parts.” Each collection also takes on new meaning when analyzed through a modern lens. On view are selections from the Baskin Collection of Victorian Bindings (antebellum literary annuals), the Harold Moulton Collection (theater), the D.H. Lawrence collection (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), the Angling collection (book collecting and fishing), the Beales pamphlets (18th-early 20th century women and social history), the Jarvis Nichols Husted Medical Library (19th century epidemiology and military medicine), and the Williams Memorial Reference Library (history of chemistry).
Olin Memorial Library, 1st floor east corridor
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WESEMINAR How Young Adult Fiction Can Change the World
Often dismissed as escapist fluff, much Young Adult Fiction actually features daring authors tackling real-world issues. In the age of #metoo, BLM, and Parkland, and with truth under attack daily, YA authors continue to answer the call, creating gritty works on topics as timely as racism, addiction, climate change, and abuse. In this interactive seminar, YA author and GLSP alum, Steven Parlato, will discuss the need for YA authors to handle controversial topics with courage and authenticity. We’ll explore the power of young adult fiction to educate, inspire, and empower readers of all ages to become compassionate agents of change.
Speaker: Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and advisor to the student newspaper, The Tamarack, Steven Parlato MALS (Hums) ’06, is also the award-winning author of two contemporary realistic YA novels, The Namesake (Merit Press, 2013) and The Precious Dreadful (Simon & Schuster, 2018). Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing.
Putnam Classroom (114), Boger Hall
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Fall Harvest Brunch
Parents, families, friends, and other guests are invited to join students for brunch at the Usdan University Center. From seasonal, locally-grown fruit to made-to-order waffles piled high with delicious toppings, there will be something for everyone at this traditional Family Weekend festivity. Vegetarian, vegan, kosher-style options are available.
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. (Wesleyan students use their meal plans and should not buy tickets.)
Note: A select menu of a la carte food and beverages will also be available for purchase on-site at the Usdan Café.
Marketplace, Usdan University Center
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Campus Tour
Presented by: The Office of Admission
Meet in the lobby of the Stewart M. Reid House, Office of Admission
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The 8th Annual Stone A Cappella Concert: Sponsored by the Charles B. Stone, Jr. A Cappella Fund
The Charles B. Stone, Jr. A Cappella Fund was established through the generosity of Sarah Stone Maynard ’79, P’11 and Fred Maynard ’80, P’11 in honor of Sarah’s father, Chip Stone ’49, P’79, P’82, GP’11, GP’15, and in celebration of the Stone family’s long Wesleyan legacy. Once called the “singing college of New England,” Wesleyan still boasts a strong musical tradition and the annual Stone A Cappella Concert provides an extraordinary showcase of the vocal talent and stage presence of Wesleyan undergraduates. 
Note: This is not a ticketed event, however seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be webcast.
Memorial Chapel
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kitchen Ceilí and Friends
Formed in 1993, Kitchen Ceilí features Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott Ph.D. '97 on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo; Dora Hast Ph.D. '94 on vocals, tin whistle, and recorders; and George Wilson on vocals, fiddle, banjo, and guitar. The group returns to The Russell House, joined by the Hindustani vocalists of the Rangila Chorus and vocalist/guitarist Sam Scheer, to perform original and traditional music from Ireland, America, England, Scotland, and South Asia.
Russell House