Uncommon Women on Common Ground
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
11:30 am Early registration for the Class of 1963 and classes before 1963.
Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center. Enjoy Lemonade on the Lawn in front of Candler.
12:30 pm Luncheon honoring the Class of 1963 and classes before 1963.
Entertainment by The Wesleyannes. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center.
2:00-5:30 pm Registration. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center.
2:30-3:30 pm What’s New at Wesleyan. A Conversation with President Ruth Knox ’75. Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building.
2:30-5:30 pm Taylor on Tour. Join Wesleyan professors and students for a guided tour of renovated Taylor Hall. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.
Believe, Learn, Serve: Nursing at Wesleyan. Join Wesleyan’s nursing staff for a tour of the new nursing facilities in Munroe Science Center. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.
3:00-4:00 pm Back to College: “Reverberations” Art Exhibit. Professor of Art Libby Bailey, PhD, will give a gallery talk on her large oil paintings and her book, Gravity in Art. Cowles Myles Collier East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building.
6:00 pm Celebration Concert. Wesleyan College music faculty, The Wesleyannes, and reunion class alumnae perform live on stage. Porter Family Memorial Auditorium.
7:15-8:30 pm The Presidents’ Reception. Hosted by Wesleyan College President Ruth Knox, Wesleyan College Alumnae Association President Ashley Garrett ’90, and Past Presidents of the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association. By reservation only. Ticket required. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center.
8:30 pm Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
8:00-9:15 am Strawberry Breakfast. All classes, Conservatory and College. Burden Parlor and Mount Vernon Porch, Olive Swann Porter Building. Ticket required.
9:00-11:00 am Late Registration. Limited seating available for food events. The Loggia.
9:30-10:30 am Reunion Class Meetings. Assigned areas. Non-reunion class alumnae meet in Hurdle Cafe, Olive Swann Porter Building.
10:20 am Seniors and Candlelighters Assemble. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center.
10:45 am Alumnae assemble for Parade of Classes. Tate Quadrangle.
11:00 am Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Annual Meeting. Porter Family Memorial Auditorium.
1:00 pm Luncheon. By reservation only. Ticket required. Anderson Dining Hall.
2:15-2:45 pm AAR Drop-In. Meet with Alumnae Admissions Director Tracy Ward Tilley ’89 about how you can become an Alumnae Admissions Representative (AAR) and recruit students for Wesleyan. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center.2:15-3:15 pm Masterworks on the Move. This important art exhibit of American paintings will be traveling to museum venues throughout the country. Join Lisa Sloben ’00, Director of the Center for Arts, for a gallery talk and preview of the exhibit. Cowles Myles Collier West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building.
2:15-4:30 pm Trolley Tours of Campus. Depart from Candler Alumnae Center. Tours leave at 2:15 and 3:15 pm. Guided by Wesleyan student.
2:15-5:30 pm Nursing Program Open House. Tour Wesleyan’s new nursing facilities in Munroe Science Center at your leisure. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.
Spirit Showcase: STUNT costumes, scrapbooks, T- shirts, etc. Bring your favorite Wesleyan treasures to share in this exhibit of reunion class memorabilia. Enjoy a visual display honoring Julia Munroe Woodward ’34, “Miss Julia,”and sign a tribute book for her family. Exhibit Director Flo Williams Douglas ’67. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center.
Self-Guided Campus Tour. Maps provided in tote bags and available at Registration.
Taylor on Tour. Visit newly renovated Taylor Hall with student docents. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.
4:00-5:00 pm Cabin Fever in the Arboretum. Visit Anderson Cabin, the new Ellen Ann Edenfield Pavilion, and explore Wesleyan’s nature trails on back campus with Professor of Biology Jim Ferrari, Ph.D. Depart from Mathews Athletic Center. Locker rooms open. Shuttle available from Loggia to Mathews.
4:00 pm Alumnae/Student Soccer Game: The Tradition Continues. Use locker rooms in Mathews Athletic Center. Shuttle available from Loggia to the game.
6:30-8:00 pm Food and Fun by the Fountain. Enjoy southern picnic fare and entertainment that includes a special Washboard Band reunion performance with President Knox. Rain location:Anderson Dining Hall. Ticket required.
8:00 pm Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
8:30 am Continental Breakfast. Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building. Ticket required.
9:00 am Morning Watch. Worship service led by members of the Class of 1963. Mount Vernon Porch. All classes welcome.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS and INFORMATION
Lemonade on the Lawn. Meet members of the Alumnae Association’s Board of Managers to learn how you can volunteer for Wesleyan. Lawn in front of Candler Alumnae Center.
Golden Heart Challenge Wall: Sisterhood is Calling. Visit the newly named Golden Heart Classroom in Munroe Science Center (Room 203). The Golden Hearts challenge all Pirate, GK, and PK classes to name three additional classrooms so all four sisterhood classes will be honored. Contact the Advancement Office (478) 757-5170 to learn how your class can name a classroom and get a wall!
On Common Ground: Wesleyan’s Living History Program. Meet and be greeted by student interpreters representing Wesleyannes from the 1830s through the 1980s. Step into Wesleyan's past!
Special Bookstore Hours: Friday, 8:30-5 pm, Saturday, 10-4 pm (Closed from 12-1 pm).
SLI Reunion. Summer Leadership Institute alumnae are invited to celebrate 12 years of travel, educational, and philanthropic experiences as members of this prestigious program. Join SLI trustees sponsors, faculty sponsors, and other SLI alumnae on Saturday, 7:30 pm at Bradley House. Hosted by President Ruth Knox.
Thanks – A Thousandfold. For members of the Catherine Brewer Benson Society. Invitation only. 6 pm Saturday in Burden Parlor. President Ruth Knox will toast alumnae who have given $1,000 or more to the Benson Society during this academic year. Gifts and pledges must be received by April 12th in order to attend. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 478-757-5170.
Visit the Confucius Institute and Chinese Art Gallery. Located on the ground floor of the Willet Library, the new Confucius Institute fosters inter-cultural exchange, serves as a resource for Chinese studies, and celebrates the historic connection between Wesleyan College and China.
Weekend Workout. Use Mathews Fitness Center facilities. Locker rooms available.
Friday, 7 am-9 pm and Saturday, 9 am-6 pm.
For Men Only. Wesleyan Behind the Scenes. Saturday, April 20, 9:30 am. Meet at The Loggia. Explore the inner workings of campus buildings with Rick Maier, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs. Tour includes the Student Center, Auditorium, Gym, Old PhysicalPlant, Arboretum, Mathews Athletic Center and more! Combination walking and riding tour.
Men’s Lounge: Located in Hurdle Café, Olive Swann Porter Building.
Comfort Suites (Classes of 1948, 1958 & 1968)
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Rd.
120 Plantation Inn Drive Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $85 Phone: 478-314-5130
Fairfield Inn Macon -West (Class of 1973, 1978 & 2008)
I-475 Exit 9, Zebulon Road
110 Plantation Inn Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $73 Phone: 478-474-9922
Homewood Suites by Hilton (Classes 1963, 1983 & 1993)
I-75 Exit 172, Bass Road
1514 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $106 King 1 Bedroom / King Studio Suite
La Quinta Inn (Class of 1953)
I-75 Exit 169, Arkwright Road
3944 River Place Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Phone: 478-475-0206 Ext. 6
Springhill Suites Macon by Marriott
(Classes of 1988, 1998 & 2003)
I-75 Exit 171, Riverside Drive
4630 Sheraton Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Rate: $85 King / $95 Queen
Make your reservations directly with the hotel or inn. Tell the reservationist you are attending Wesleyan Alumnae Weekend and provide your class year. For a listing of other hotels in the Macon area or for maps, please check the following websites: cityofmacon.net or maconga.org.
Airport Shuttle Service.
Available between Atlanta International Airport and Macon via Groome Transportation, Inc. groometrans.com. $36/adult one-way; $67/adult round-trip. Go to South Terminal Ground Transportation and look for Green Row, parking slots 12 to 15 for “Macon” Groome. Call 478-471-1616 or 1-800-537-7903 for more information, and cost for hotel drop-off.