alumnae Weekend schedule of events. 

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26

11:30am Early Registration for the Class of 1969 and classes before 1969. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center. Enjoy Lemonade on the Lawn in front of Candler.

  • 12:30pm Golden Belles Luncheon honoring the Class of 1969 and classes before 1969. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center. 
     
  • 1:30-2:20pm Back to College. Public Speaking. David Bobbitt, Ph.D. Tate Hall, Room 222.
  • 2-5:30pm Registration. Foyer, Candler Alumnae Center.
     
  • 2:30-3:30pm One Wesleyan: Moving Forward. A Conversation with President Vivia L. Fowler. Pierce Chapel. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.           
                 
  • 2:30-5pm 

Willet Library Open House. Join Library Director Kristi Peavy and College Archivist Virginia Blake for a tour of the newly renovated 1st and 2nd floors of the Library.

Pierce Chapel Tour. Transportation available from Candler Alumnae Center.

Nursing Lab Tour. Visit with nursing staff in Munroe Science Center, 2nd Floor. 

  • 6pm Celebration Concert. Music faculty, students including The Wesleyannes, and reunion class alumnae perform live on stage. Porter Family Memorial Auditorium.  
     
  • 7:15-8:30pm The Presidents’ Reception. Ticket required. Hosted by Alumnae Association President Abbie Smoak Lacienski ’01 and Past Presidents of the WCAA in honor of President Vivia Fowler. Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae Center. 
     
  • 8:30pm Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

  • 8-9:15am Strawberry Breakfast. Ticket required. All classes, Conservatory and College. Burden Parlor and Mount Vernon Porch, Olive Swann Porter Building.    
     
  • 9-11am Late Registration. Limited seating available for food events. The Loggia.
     
  • 9:30-10:30am Reunion Class Meetings. Assigned areas. NON-REUNION class alumnae meet in Hurdle Café and OSP Lobby, Olive Swann Porter Building. 
     
  • 10am Seniors and Candlelighters Assemble. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. 
     
  • 10:45am Alumnae assemble for Parade of Classes. NON-REUNION classes are welcome to line up behind reunion classes and join the Parade. Tate Quadrangle.
     
  • 11am Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Annual Meeting. Porter Auditorium. Class Photos taken immediately after the Annual Meeting on Porter Steps.
     
  • 1pm Sisterhood Luncheon. Ticket required. Anderson Dining Hall.
     
  • 2:15-4pm Remembering Michael McKinney. Gather with alumnae to celebrate & remember our beloved Michael McKinney. Black Box Theatre, Porter Auditorium, 1st Floor.
     
  • 2:15-5pm   Welcome to Willet Library. Guided tour of the newly renovated 1st and 2nd floors of the Library with College Archivist Virginia Blake and Library Director Kristi Peavy.

    Miss Julia Bus Tours of Campus. Depart from Candler Alumnae Center. Tours leave at 2:15 and 3:30pm. Guided by Wesleyan students. 
     
  • 2:30-3:30pm Moving Forward. Meet with President Fowler as she discusses plans for Wesleyan’s future. Pierce Chapel Chancel.
     
  • 3:30-4:30pm Springtime in the Arboretum. Visit Anderson Cabin and explore nature trails with Arboretum Director Jim Ferrari, Ph.D. Learn about the many birds, trees, and flowers that call the Arboretum home. Bring walking shoes! Depart from Mathews Athletic Center. Outside restrooms available. Shuttle available from Loggia to Mathews. 
     
  • 4:30-5:30pm  BSA Black Student/Alumnae Mixer. Ticket required. Enjoy networking with sisters and current BSA students. Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center. For more information: (478) 757-5173. Sponsored by the WCAA Board of Managers and BSA.
     
  • 5-6:30pm Happy Hour at Jones Porch. Ticket required. Enjoy beer, wine, & fellowship with your sisters. Lake side of Jones Residence Hall. 
     
  • 6:30-8pm International Food Fest by the Fountain.  Ticket required. Enjoy food, fun, and live band entertainment. Buffet includes Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese, and Southern foods and desserts. Rain location: Anderson Dining Hall.      
     
  • Class of 1969 Dinner. Trice Room, Olive Swann Porter Building, 1st floor.
     
  • 8pm Scheduled Reunion Class Parties.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

  • 8am Continental Breakfast. Ticket required. Corn Center (Ground Floor), Pierce Chapel.           
  • 9:30am  Morning Watch. Worship service for all classes. Led by the Class of 1969. Pierce Chapel. Additional Events and Information

 

Additional Events and Information

Alumnae Marketplace on the Loggia. Enjoy shopping for special gifts from alumnae vendors. Sales benefit the College. Friday, 2-4pm and Saturday, 2-4pm. Rain location: Olive Swann Porter Lobby.

Art Exhibits. Cowles Myles Collier East Gallery: Wesleyan Art Department Senior Show, Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg. Open Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday, 2-5pm. McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building: It’s Like Your Trying to Build a House, But You Built a Boat by Mike Levine.

“Early Bird” Back to College. Friday. Come early to “sit in” on real time classes with students: Abnormal Psychology (9-9:50am, Taylor 127, Shelly Martin, Ph.D.); Cognitive Psychology (10 -10:50am, Taylor 127, Holly Cole, Ph.D.); Analyzing Literature (11-11:50am, Tate 214, Matt Martin, Ph.D.)

Campus Store Hours: Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 10am-6pm (Closed from 12-1pm).

Wesleyan Nursing Alumnae (BSN) Reunion. By invitation only for Nursing alumnae and current senior nursing students. Friday 7:30-9pm, 2nd Floor Terrace, Munroe Science Center. Hosted by Wesleyan College Nursing faculty. RSVP to Lori Zielke (lzielke@wesleyancollege.edu)

Reception for Benson and Society Members. By invitation only. Saturday, 5:30pm in Burden Parlor. President Vivia Fowler will toast alumnae who have given $1,000 or more to Wesleyan during this fiscal year and/or have included Wesleyan in their estate plans. Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at (478) 757-5170.

Visit the Confucius Institute and Chinese Art Gallery. Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Ground floor, Willet Library. View Wesleyan’s collection of Asian textiles, paintings, furniture, decorative art, and archives for the Soong Sisters.

Just for Guests. Stop by the Guest Table at the Lemonade Stand for brochures of places to visit in Macon. 

     • Tour the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, with Presidential Spouse and Wesleyan Ambassador Richard Fowler. Contact (478) 757-5173 for details.

Weekend Workout. Use Mathews Athletic Center facilities and locker rooms. Friday, 7am-9pm & Saturday, 9am-6pm.

Wesleyan Annual Spring Concert. Sunday, April 28, 4pm, Porter Auditorium.

Airport Shuttle Service

Available between Atlanta International Airport and Macon via Groome Transportation, Inc. (groometransportation.com). $41/adult one-way; $82/adult round trip; $56 to Wesleyan campus. Go to Ground Transportation on the Delta side of airport. Use exit doors W1 or W2 and look for parking slots 12 to 15 for “Macon” Groome. Call (478) 471-1616 or 1-800-537-7903 for more information and costs for hotel drop-offs.

 

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