Thursday

Schedule of Events For
Thursday, April 13, 2017

08:00 am - 05:00 pm
WesFest 2017
WesFest is a three-day celebration of all things Wesleyan. We invite all admitted students and their families to visit Wesleyan between Wednesday, April 12th and Friday, April 14th 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 2021.
Location: Reid House

08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Registration
Stop in to register, pick up an event program book, purchase meal tickets and don't forget to grab your special gift from the Admission Office!
Location: Office of Admission, Beach Conference Room

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

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

09:00 am - 11:00 am
Play the Chapel Organ
With the help of organ students, visitors can take turns playing the Chapel organ.
Location: Memorial Chapel

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Beats Sale at Cardinal Tech
Cardinal Tech is Wesleyan's campus store, conveniently located in Usdan! During WesFest students will receive a discount of 20% off in stock Beats Headphones, Go Pro, FitBit and more! Class of 2021 will also receive information about how to place orders for their back-to-school computers.
Location: Usdan Rm. 100

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 Information 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 - 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

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Queer Life, Queer Studies: Highlights from Special Collections & Archives
Stop by the Olin Library Special Collections & Archives room for this ongoing exhibit.
Location: Olin Library, Davison Rare Book Room, 1st Fl.

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
Parent-to-Parent Panel
Join us for this interactive discussion with parents of current students. Bring your questions!
Location: Powell Family Cinema

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.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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

11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Lunch
Hungry? Visit the Usdan University Center Marketplace for an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet! Meal tickets and Kosher for Passover tickets are available in the Admission Office for $5/each.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

11:30 am - 04:00 pm
Religion Department Drop-In Hours
Come for an informal chat with Religion department professors and find out how we study everything from Christian liberation theology to Muslim cultures to Islamophobia, Jewish Humor, Tantra, and even Zombies as modern-day monsters.
Location: 171 Church St.

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: Usdan Rm. 110

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Theater Department Tour
Interested in theater at Wes? Stop by to learn more! During other times, feel free to stop by and check out the production photo wall, pick up a curriculum guide and maybe run into a few Theater Majors or faculty.
Location: Theater Department

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
WesFest Seminar: Italian I
Location: Fisk Hall, Rm. 210

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
WesReads! Senior English Majors Share Their Work
Come hear senior English majors read from and discuss their senior projects!
Location: Downey House, Lounge

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

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
Student Filmmaker Social with Cardinal Pictures
Are you an avid filmmaker? Do you wish you were? Come find out how to make a student film with Cardinal Pictures, Wesleyan's only student-run filmmaking group, and maybe meet your next creative partner! Open to everyone regardless of background, experience, or prospective major.
Location: Usdan Rm. B25

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Center for Prison Education Panel Discussion
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. Hear from staff, faculty, and an undergraduate volunteer what this work looks like and how you might be involved.
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Teacher, Banker, Coder, Artist; Learning Career Management in a Liberal Arts Environment
Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center will discuss the benefits of 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 regarding 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

01:15 pm - 02:40 pm
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Drop In Hours
Interested in studying MB&B at Wes? Stop by to chat with Professor Ishita Mukerji and ask all of your burning questions!
Location: Hall-Atwater Rm. 157

01:20 pm - 02:40 pm
WesFest Seminar: Political Turmoil: What just happened? What's going to happen? What do we do now?
Political turmoil, while disconcerting to say the least, is nothing new. This seminar will look at case studies from different times and regions to see how others have responded to periods of political oppression and upheaval.
Location: Romance Languages & Literatures Common Room

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Alumni Keynote Speech: Luke Wood '91 "Between Thought and Expression: My Wesleyan Educaton"
Luke Wood is president of Beats by Dr. Dre, a premium brand of headphones and speakers, which was acquired by Apple in 2014.A producer, guitarist and music industry vet with more that 20 years of experience, Luke has been involved with Beats since its early days, officially joining the company in 2011.Prior to that, Luke served as Chief Strategy Officer of Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) and President of the imprint DGC Records, where he worked with artists including Weezer, All American Rejects, Rise Against, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among many others. He began his career with Geffen Records in 1991 as a Director of Publicity, representing such bands as Nirvana and Sonic Youth.A lifelong songwriter and musician, Luke signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Group in 1996 and that same year his band, Sammy, released its third album, Tales of Great Neck Glory , on Geffen/DGC Records. In August 2014, Luke joined the Board of Directors for Fender Musical Instruments alongsideU2s Bono and The Edge.Luke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University with a major in American Studies.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Archaeology Program Open House
Come learn about the Archaeology Program and tour the Archaeology and Anthropology Collections where faculty and students will be available to show you rarely seen artifacts! The Collections - totaling about 30,000 objects from around the world - present students with opportunities for independent and original research within the areas of archaeology, anthropology, history, museum studies, and more. Drop by to find out how you can incorporate collections-based studies into your Wes experience.
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 301

02:00 pm - 04:00 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

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Consulting to Dent the Achievement Gap: Talk by CEO of American Dream Clean
The CEO of American Dream Clean, a non-profit cleaning company dedicated to providing children of employees a path to college and career, will be giving a talk on getting involved in organizations with social missions and past consulting projects with WCG. This talk will be ended with a short presentation by the core members of the Wesleyan Consulting Group that aims to give a preview on the inner workings of the club.
Location: Usdan Rm. 114

02:50 pm - 04:10 pm
WesFest Seminar: Negotiating French Identity: Migration and Identity in Contemporary France
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 113

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

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: Powell Family Cinema

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Residential Life Panel
Join Director of Residential Life, Fran Koerting, and student panelists for a Q&A about living on campus
Location: Exley Science Center, Room 184

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.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Wes Debate Team Demonstration
Come see your friendly Wesleyan Debate team battle it out in a mock debate for the ages! Everyone is welcome!
Location: Usdan Rm. 110

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Meet the Christian Community!
Come to the Christian program house on campus, Light House! The residents of the house and members of Wesleyan Christian Fellowship welcome you to our safe space where we share fellowship in Christ and build up one another in faith. There'll be food and fun games provided. Can't wait to see you there!
Location: Light House, 210 Cross St.

04:00 pm - 04:45 pm
Exley Science Center Tour
Join a Wesleyan tour guide for a tour of our science facilities
Location: Exley Lobby

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

04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
Fun Physics Demos!
The Society of Physics Students presents an exciting afternoon of physics demonstrations as well as an opportunity to learn more about Wesleyan's Physics department. Witness explosions, color transformations, weird sounds, and more!
Location: Exley Science Center, Rm. 058

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Slavei Concert
Come to Russian House for a concert by Slavei, a student group singing Eastern European folk music a capella
Location: Russian House, 163 High St.

04:45 pm - 05:45 pm
WesBAM Fitness Class: Vinyasa Vibes
Reset and Rejuvenate with this creative 60 minute Vinyasa Flow. Students will learn the foundations for a home yoga practice while deepening their practice. Fun sequences, sun salutations, and guided meditation will be the focus to promote strength, release stress and deepen the mind-body connection. All levels and bodies are welcome!
Location: Fayerweather Rm. 108

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 - 06:00 pm
Residential Life Open House
Residential Life will host open houses at three different locations across campus. Stop by for a visit, chat with current residents and get a feel for campus living.
Location: Malcom X House, 200 Church, Butterfield

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Peer Health Advocates Workshop
Come by to learn more about sexual/health education and resources available at Wes.
Location: Boger Hall, Rm. 114

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 Admission Office.
Location: Usdan Marketplace

05:15 pm - 06:15 pm
WesBAM Fitness Class: Frizzly's Total Body Conditioning
Frizzly's Total Body Conditioning (FTBC) will test your physical abilities with challenging bodyweight exercise circuits, dedicated abdominal and core work, and killer burn-out sets that have you crying, "Uncle!" While FTBC is certainly demanding, it is designed with all fitness levels in mind. Modifications accompany every movement and are encouraged among attendees just starting their fitness journey. Additionally, every class will start and end with a specialized stretching routine to adequately warm up and cool down your body.
Location: Fayerweather, Rm. 106

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
WesBAM Fitness Class: Feel-Good Flow
In this 60-minute yoga class open to all levels, we will link movement with breath and music, paying close attention to alignment. The slow, intentional flow will build heat, flexibility, balance and strength in each of us.
Location: Fayerweather, Rm. 108

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
WesFest Concert: Cyclical Unity - A Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics
A one-hour concert that juxtaposes music from multiple continents, centuries, and technologies (choral music from the early 16th-century Habsburg court, traditional Javanese gamelan, and contemporary live electronics). These core ensembles of the Music Department will perform selected works from their repertoires.
Location: World Music Hall

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Wesleyan A Cappella Concert
Come and hear amazing a cappella groups perform!
Location: Exley Lobby

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
The Hysterics Comedy Nite
All of the best and brightest non cis male comedians at Wesleyan will be performing their best stand up and magnificent sketches! Bring an extra pair of pants because you will laugh so hard that you will pee.
Location: 200 Church Street

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Senior Thesis: TETONS
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space (TETONS) is a Senior thesis being considered for Honors in the Theater Department. It is a site-specific performance taking place in Olin Library. Due to limited audience capacity, we are only holding tickets for the first 10 prefrosh who show up. If you are interested in learning what the Theater Department can do, come see the show!
Location: Olin Library

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This Is Not About Wesleyan: Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Wanna hear some of the most amazing, lovely, powerful poets on campus? Wanna read that dope piece you've been working on for weeks (or days, or years, or minutes) in front of a welcoming, supportive audience? Wanna snap to poetry and feel like a real college student? Of course you do! All forms of poetry are welcome, as are all eraders, regardless of background or experience. Sign-ups will be available at the event.
Location: WestCo Cafe

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Film Series - Toni Erdmann
In an effort to win over his workaholic daughter, a lonely divorcee adopts an oafish alter ego, replete with wig and false teeth, and disrupts her life with an escalating series of pranks. Ade's Oscarnominated dramedy tempers secondhand audience embarrassment with an earnest examination of family ties - and a dash of Whitney Houston.
Location: The Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wesleyan Political Union Debate: The US Should Legalize All Drugs
The Wesleyan Political Union holds biweekly, parliamentary style debates to promote discourse beyond party lines. This debate will discuss whether or not drug prohibition is more harmful than helpful.
Location: Allbritton Rm. 311

09:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Prometheus Fire Arts Performance
Join Prometheus, Wesleyan's only fire arts collective, in our 17th annual WesFest Flow Jam. Bring a blanket and a childlike sense of wondor to watch us dazzle with flaming hula hoops, staffs, poi and more!
Location: Foss Hill

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
For Us By Us (FUBU): SOC Fashion Show 2017
Featuring alumni artist, Sandflower Power, as well as student models, designers, artwork, and performances, this is a must see event! There will be lit music, vibrant hosts, and photographers all around. You'll truly feel like you're at a fashion event in Paris; but this time from the comfort of your school, Wesleyan, arranged For Us By Us. Doors open at 8:30.
Location: Fayerweather, Beckham Hall

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
House of Waters/Bonanza at MuHo
House of Waters is a trio that fuses "elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music" into something entirely new. Bonanza combines dreamy harmonies with poetry and funky rhythms to create groovy tunes. Stop by to hear more!
Location: 200 High St.

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mabuhay
Mabuhay, a WesFest tradition, is an Asian/Asian American show that provides an opportunity for different student groups and individuals to showcase their talents and raise awareness regarding diversity on campus.
Location: Crowell Concert Hall

09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Schmooze with the Jews
Come schmooze with members of the Wesleyan Jewish Community, ask questions, hang out and eat desserts!
Location: 157 Church St.

10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Holy Week Catholic Mass
Location: 169 High St., Upper Room