Events

visit campus for arts, culture and fun.

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward these arts and cultural events and to share them with the community. Visit our campus and experience in depth gallery talks, listen to an assortment of concerts, or pick up some homegrown veggies from Wesleyan Market. There is always something inspiring happening on campus. Find your event more easily with our campus map.

CAMPUS EVENTS

AUGUST

Fall Convocation
Christine Forsythe ’05
Tuesday, August 23 / 11:15 AM

Porter Auditorium

Christine Forsythe of The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in communication with a minor in English from Wesleyan College in 2005. In her senior year at Wesleyan, Christine served as Student Government president and was honored with the prestigious “Woman of the Year” award. Christine lives in Atlanta, Georgia, though she hails from the beautiful country of Jamaica. When she is not practicing law and volunteering, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and their eight-year-old son. She loves to travel, meet new people, and explore different cultures.



SEPTEMBER

From Bach to Rock

Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
From Bach to Rock: 1000 years of music history in 60 minutes
Thursday, September 1 / 7:00 PM

Burden Parlor
  • Ashley Odom, violin
  • Aaron Odom, cello
  • Michael McGhee, piano
  • Chenny Gan, piano

Join us for a whimsical journey through Western music history - from Medieval to modern, featuring familiar tunes in innovative arrangements for two pianos, violin, cello, and percussion. Ashley Odom will be performing on the violin that belonged to Glenn Priest Maerz, professor of violin at Wesleyan from 1921-1934, which was recently gifted to the College by Claire Murray '52. Free and open to the public.

Wesleyan Market
Saturday, September 10 / 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 

This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Vendors call (478) 757-5233.

Wesleyan College and Georgia Humanities present
The virtual lecture series: The Art of Empathy
Introductory panel discussion: The Art and Science of Empathy
Thursday, September 15 / 7:00 PM via Zoom

An introductory panel discussing what empathy is from an art, scientific, and psychological perspective and how it can be a tool to communicate through art. Panelists: Karleen Gardner, deputy director for learning and engagement at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Elif M. Gokcigdem, Ph.D., founder, Empathy-Building Through Museums & author, “Fostering Empathy Through Museums” and “Designing for Empathy”; Zorana Pringle, Ph.D., senior research scientist and director of the creativity and emotions lab at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Free and open to the public.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scu2uqTMsGdDTCe-9BP806LPDgtzXUs08

The virtual lecture series: The Art of Empathy serves as a timely and important catalyst for healing and connecting on our campus and in the greater central Georgia community and beyond. Through this series we can better understand how empathy can be used as a powerful tool to expand emotional intelligence, tolerance, and community wellbeing. Other lecture dates this fall: Science of Empathy: October 20 / 7:00 PM; Art as Empathy, November 17 / 7:00 PM. 

Preview Day @ Wesleyan
Saturday, September 24, 9:00AM

The best way to decide which college is the best fit for you is to VISIT the campus. We can tell you about all the great things you’ll find at Wesleyan, but we encourage you to come see for yourself. Join us for a Wesleyan Preview Day and get to know us! Sign up at www.wesleyancollege.edu/previewday.


OCTOBER


Confucius Institute Day
Saturday, October 1 / 2:00-5:00PM

On the quad

This annual fun-filled event for the entire family is one of the largest hosted by The Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College. It provides Wesleyan students a wonderful opportunity to learn about Chinese culture through Chinese dance and instrument performances, interactive booth activities of Chinese cuisine, costumes, calligraphy, games, sports, and more. 


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, October 8 / 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 

This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Vendors call (478) 757-5233. 

Wesleyan College and Georgia Humanities present
The virtual lecture series: The Art of Empathy
Science of Empathy
Thursday, October 20 / 7:00 PM via Zoom

Sara Konrath is a social psychologist who directs the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEARlab.org) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her research explores changes over time in social and emotional traits among American young people. Free and open to the public.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scu2uqTMsGdDTCe-9BP806LPDgtzXUs08

The virtual lecture series: The Art of Empathy serves as a timely and important catalyst for healing and connecting on our campus and in the greater central Georgia community and beyond. Through this series we can better understand how empathy can be used as a powerful tool to expand emotional intelligence, tolerance, and community wellbeing. Other lecture dates this fall: Art as Empathy, November 17 / 7:00 PM.


Nursing Program (BSN) Open House
Wednesday, October 26 / 3:00 – 5:00PM

Munroe Science Center

Take a tour of our simulation lab equipped with six human patient simulators, a state-of-the-art control room. Meet with admission and financial aid experts and meet our nursing staff. The vast majority of Wesleyan’s BSN students receive job offers by the time they graduate. The overall NCLEX passage rate for our students is exemplary. Register today: www.wesleyancollege.edu/openhouse   https://www.wesleyancollege.edu/admission/undergraduate/infosession.cfm


Preview Day @ Wesleyan
Saturday, October 29, 9:00AM

The best way to decide which college is the best fit for you is to VISIT the campus. We can tell you about all the great things you’ll find at Wesleyan, but we encourage you to come see for yourself. Join us for a Wesleyan Preview Day and get to know us! Sign up at www.wesleyancollege.edu/previewday.

 

NOVEMBER


Belk Lecture
Cláudio Carvalhaes
Thursday, November 3 / 11:15 AM

Pierce Chapel

Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary in NYC, an artist, musician, scholar, pastor, and activist who specializes in decolonial theory and how worship can be used to build momentum for climate justice. He is a native Brazilian, whose work deeply engages Latin America. You can find more information about Cláudio at the following links: Carvalhaes faculty webpage and Carvalhaes personal webpage.


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, November 12 / 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 

This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Vendors call (478) 757-5233. 

Wesleyan College and Georgia Humanities present
The virtual lecture series: The Art of Empathy
Art as Empathy
November 17 / 7:00 PM via Zoom

Dario Robletto is an American transdisciplinary artist, researcher, writer, teacher, and “citizen-scientist”. His research-driven practice results in intricately handcrafted objects that reflect his exploration of music, popular culture, science, war, and American history. Free and open to the public.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scu2uqTMsGdDTCe-9BP806LPDgtzXUs08

 

DECEMBER


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, December 10 / 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Wesleyan College front campus 

This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Vendors call (478) 757-5233. 

Wesleyan Market, every 2nd Saturday

Wesleyan Market

The second Saturday of every month, 9am-1pm

This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public on Wesleyan College front campus. (478) 757-5233.  

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.

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