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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

Annie Mays Larmore returns to campus for 85th reunion

Annie Mays Larmore returns to campus for 85th reunion

During Alumnae Weekend, April 19-21, 2013, Annie Mays Larmore returned to campus for her 85th class reunion. During the Annual Meeting, President Ruth Knox presented Annie with a Resolution and said, “Annie Mays Larmore inspires us everyday with her energy, her wisdom, her wit, and her life-long passion for education. Her appreciation of Wesleyan’s rich history combined with her ever expanding vision for what Wesleyan will become is her greatest gift to her Alma Mater.”   More info

Colleen DeGraff '15 Wins Scholarship for Leadership Award

Colleen DeGraff '15 Wins Scholarship for Leadership Award

Each year the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association awards a scholarship for leadership to a rising junior who is selected for her outstanding leadership qualities and the good academic standing she has shown during her first two years at the College. This year the recipient is Colleen DeGraff, Class of 2015. Hailing from Concord, GA, Colleen attended Flint River Academy where she excelled in academics, athletics (basketball and softball), and as a budding leader.  More info

Amanda Jacobs '84

Amanda Jacobs '84

The road less traveled: Amanda Jacobs '84 has followed a twisting path to fulfillment as a composer and teacher. Her performance of Pride and Prejudice, an adaptation of the musical, will be held April 11 at Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium, as part of the Morning Music Club's 100th Anniversary Celebration.  More info

Wesleyan College Welcomes Georgia Women of Achievement 2013 Induction Ceremony

Wesleyan College Welcomes Georgia Women of Achievement 2013 Induction Ceremony

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:00AM, Georgia Women of Achievement (GWA) will recognize and honor three inspirational women native to the state of Georgia, who have made extraordinary contributions within their fields of endeavor and concern, and who have definitely inspired future generations to utilize their own talents.   More info

Wesleyan WOWs Macon with community-wide service event

Wesleyan WOWs Macon with community-wide service event

WOW! A Day for Macon is Wesleyan College’s massive semi annual community service day, organized through the Lane Center for Community Engagement and Service. On Saturday, January 26, 2013, a total of 160 volunteers completed multiple projects simultaneously at 24 separate work sites throughout the City of Macon. Through lots of small efforts Wesleyan women, staff, faculty, and community volunteers made a big impact.   More info

10th Annual Conductor’s Concert, January 21 at Wesleyan College

10th Annual Conductor’s Concert, January 21 at Wesleyan College

The tenth annual International Conductors Workshop and Competition will culminate with a free concert at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Wesleyan College's Porter Auditorium. The concert will include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikowsky, Mozart, Stravinsky, and others, conducted by thirteen conductors who represent six foreign countries and the United States. The orchestra, made up of professional musicians from the Middle Georgia area, has been formed by Maestro Adrian Gnam.  More info

Spectacles Camp

Spectacles Camp

This past summer Wesleyan’s quiet campus was the backdrop for a cold case murder investigation. More than forty years ago, an alleged double homicide was committed in Dice R. Anderson Cabin, but without enough evidence, the case went cold. In July, however, stained carpet and furniture were discovered in the Arboretum. To determine if the evidence was sufficient to re-open the case, Wesleyan’s own crime scene investigators – twenty five middle school girls from the Spectacles math and science camp – were given the task of determining whether or not the stains were blood.  More info

Wesleyan claims Macon’s first Gold LEED Certification project

Wesleyan claims Macon’s first Gold LEED Certification project

In May of 2011, Wesleyan College received Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for its newly renovated Taylor Hall. The award, from the Green Building Certification Institute, recognizes the building’s energy efficiency and the sustainability of the design and building materials used in its construction. Taylor Hall is Wesleyan’s first LEED-certified green building, and according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) project directory, it also is the first LEED-certified project in Macon, Georgia. It is among approximately 115 other projects in Georgia to have received certification at the Gold level.  More info

Interactivity Foundation, Wesleyan College announce WISEe-IF classroom initiative

Interactivity Foundation, Wesleyan College announce WISEe-IF classroom initiative

The nonprofit Interactivity Foundation (IF) and Wesleyan College have announced a two-year initiative to incorporate interactive, student-centered discussion processes into first-year seminar courses. The two organizations will collaborate to reimagine the Wesleyan Integrated Seminar (WISe), a first-year course required of all Wesleyan students, using ideas and techniques from IF. “We believe the program could have a significant impact on student success, retention, and the college as a whole,” said IF Vice President Jeff Prudhomme, Ph.D. “This could become a model for other schools to replicate.”   More info

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