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Mary McDonough speaks to Class of 2014

Mary McDonough speaks to Class of 2014

“There are planned and unplanned transitions. Some you see coming and some just land in your lap as complete surprises. It’s how you choose to look at and deal with them that makes all the difference... Trust who you are as a woman. Own being female. Find the thing that excites you and gives you energy, then follow it…”  More info

The Next Big Idea

The Next Big Idea

Wesleyan students win $10,000 first place award: In April, a team of five Wesleyan College students won the College Hill Alliance’s inaugural Next Big Idea competition and the $10,000 prize that accompanies it. Their idea, a karaoke lounge with private rooms, is modeled after similar lounges in Atlanta. There are no businesses of this type in Macon.  More info

Wesleyan students place in Top Ten

Wesleyan students place in Top Ten

Wesleyan College's Department of Business & Economics is pleased and proud to announce that two teams from Wesleyan placed as Top Ten Finalists in the recent Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA - Atlanta Chapter) state wide 3rd Annual Internal Audit Case Competition, and one team went on to win first place. Almost forty teams from around the state entered their case solutions to the competition and two of Wesleyan's teams were selected to compete in person in Atlanta on November 15, 2013 as part of the top ten finals.  More info

Wesleyan Athletics Unveils New Wolves Mascot

Wesleyan Athletics Unveils New Wolves Mascot

The Wesleyan College athletics department has re-branded itself through the introduction of a new mascot, the Wesleyan College Wolves. The decision to make the change from Pioneers to Wolves came as a response to student requests for a mascot that could have a visual presence at games and on campus. Wesleyan College will remain Pioneers for the school’s many achievements in the advancement of women’s education, but on the playing fields, it will now introduce its sports programs as the Wolves.  More info

Leah McLeod named GSAC Soccer Player of the Week

Leah McLeod named GSAC Soccer Player of the Week

The Great South Athletic Conference has announced Wesleyan College's Leah McLeod as its first Soccer Player of the Week for the 2013 season for all games played through Sept. 9. The freshman forward from Gosford, NSW, Australia, has led the Wesleyan College soccer team to a 3-1 start this season, which marks the best start in school history. She has led the Pioneeers to wins over Oakwood College, Johnson University Florida, and Johnson University (TN).  More info

Frances Elizabeth Adair Class of 1928

Frances Elizabeth Adair Class of 1928

Even though she had been an English major at Wesleyan, Frances Elizabeth Adair, A.B. 1928, never intended to become a writer. An extended bout of poison ivy gave her the opportunity; a box of newspaper clippings, notes, and other family memorabilia, along with her mother’s prodding, gave her the inspiration. The result was A Little Leaven, a thinly veiled fictional account of a group of Scotch-Irish tobacco growers who moved in the 1830s from Virginia to the Salacoa Valley in Cherokee County, Georgia  More info

Wesleyan welcomed Pulitzer Prize winning author to campus

Wesleyan welcomed Pulitzer Prize winning author to campus

Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery By Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to WWII, was on campus to discuss his book at Wesleyan College’s Porter Auditorium on Thursday, February 7 at 11:15AM. On February 6th, the College hosted a screening of Blackmon’s acclaimed PBS documentary by the same name, in the Peyton Anderson Amphitheatre in Taylor Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.  More info

Wesleyan Greets China

Wesleyan Greets China

On April 11, the Wesleyan community celebrated the Grand Opening of the Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College, welcoming visitors from China and Central Georgia to tour its newly renovated home in the Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library and to participate in the festive official kickoff complete with dignitaries, speeches, and thrilling performances. Highlighted by a warm greeting from Madame Xu Lin, Director General of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in Beijing.  More info

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Mary Schmich delivers commencement address

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Mary Schmich delivers commencement address

Wesleyan College’s graduating seniors anxiously awaited the call to action and inspiration of commencement speaker Mary Schmich, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune. On May 11, Schmich told the Pirates of 2013, “Every generation has faced challenges and tough times. You will too. But you are living in a wonderful world. You’re setting out to shape it...  More info

Historic Porter House to be moved to Wesleyan campus

Historic Porter House to be moved to Wesleyan campus

This fall, the Porter House will be placed on steel rails and moved by truck to its new location on the Wesleyan College campus. Wesleyan will furnish the house and install a significant memorial to James Hyde Porter in recognition of his support for Wesleyan in life and afterwards. The College is in partnership on the project with Historic Macon Foundation and the James Hyde Porter Charitable Trust.   More info

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