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

JANUARY
Wesleyan Market

Saturday, January 8, 9am – 1pm
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. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233.  
 

“You Can Keep the Mule: Let’s Explore Reparations Models”
Virtual panel discussion on racial reparations in the US

Monday, January 17 / 12:30 – 2PM
Via livestream (register here), this panel discussion will be led by Dr. Earl Lewis from the University of Michigan, the organizer of a $5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to Wesleyan and eight other colleges and universities around the country.

“Dear Mr. Ellamae” book signing
Wesleyan Alumna Cheryl Dennis ’68

Thursday, January 27 / 10am
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
A book about Macon’s own pioneer in architecture and Wesleyan alumna Ellamae Ellis League ’20, authored by her granddaughter. Free and open to the public.
 

College Town Film Series
“Leave Her To Heaven,” hosted by Evey Wilson, Mercer University

Thursday, January, 27 / 7:30pm
Douglass Theatre / 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Macon
Shuttle leaves OSP at 6:30pm

Students with college ID are admitted free. Admission for faculty/staff and the general public is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening.

“Leave Her To Heaven” A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both as well as everyone around them. 

A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the annual College Town Film Series brings students, faculty, and the public together at the Douglass Theater in Macon to view and discuss educational and entertaining films with a common theme. A professor from each institution hosts discussions of each film. "Revenge" is the theme of the 2022 College Town Film Series. 

Indistinct Murmurs
Sculptural Artist Kirsten Stingle

Thursday, January 27 – Friday, February 25, 2022
Open M-F; 1-5PM
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg., East Gallery
Of national and international recognition, Stingle creates hand-built porcelain figures with special emphasis on the communication tools of gesture and expression to cut through individual isolation and superficial understanding of our place in the world, by highlighting common threads of the human experience through storytelling. Free and open to the public.

FEBRUARY
Art by Kristen Stingle
Indistinct Murmurs
Sculptural Artist Kirsten Stingle

Thursday, January 27 – Friday, February 25, 2022
Open M-F; 1-5PM
Porter Family Memorial Fine Arts Bldg., East Gallery

Artist Presentation and Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 17, 2022; 6PM
Porter Auditorium and East Gallery

Of national and international recognition, Stingle creates hand-built porcelain figures with special emphasis on the communication tools of gesture and expression to cut through individual isolation and superficial understanding of our place in the world, by highlighting common threads of the human experience through storytelling. Free and open to the public.

Third Annual Global Trade and Investment Symposium

Thursday, February 3 / 6pm
Taylor Hall Amphitheatre 
Join the law offices of Christopher N. Smith and Global Atlanta for a look at the intricate connections between the State and the global economy. Hear from leading voices from across the State representing the countries, companies, and industries underpinning job-creating investment and keeping Georgia undeniably connected beyond the U.S.’s borders.

Confirmed speakers: Belgian Consul General Michel Gerebtzoff; Claire Angelle, Founder and CEO, Angelle Consulting; Brad Taylor, head of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Radial North America; Stebin Horne, Founder, Classic Overland. This is a free event. Seating is limited, so online registration here is required.
Wesleyan College is located at 4760 Forsyth Road. Parking is available in Lot A on the corner of Forsyth Road and Tucker Road. Taylor Hall is adjacent to the parking lot, and event signs will direct you to the amphitheatre entrance. Refreshments will be served. 


Chinese New Year Celebration

Thursday, February 3 / 6pm
Corn Center, Pierce Chapel
Chinese New Year Celebration is one of the signature programs of Confucius Institute providing Wesleyan students a wonderful opportunity to learn about Chinese New Year traditions. There will be Chinese instrument performances, interactive booth activities of Chinese spring festival couplets calligraphy, decoration arts, fun games, cuisine, raffles and so on. There is no cost to attend.

College Town Film Series
“Legally Blonde” hosted by Tom Ellington, Wesleyan College

Thursday, February 3 / 7pm
Douglass Theatre / 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 
Shuttle leaves from OSP at 6:30pm

Students with college ID are admitted free. Admission for faculty/staff and the general public is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening.

“Legally Blonde” Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school. While she is there, she figures out that there is more to her than just looks. 

A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the annual College Town Film Series brings students, faculty, and the public together at the Douglass Theater in Macon to view and discuss educational and entertaining films with a common theme. A professor from each institution hosts discussions of each film. "Revenge" is the theme of the 2022 College Town Film Series. 

College Town Film Series
“Blue Ruin” hosted by Patrick Brennan, Middle Georgia State University

Thursday, February 10 / 7pm
Douglass Theatre / 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 
Shuttle leaves from OSP at 6:30pm

Students with college ID are admitted free. Admission for faculty/staff and the general public is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening.

“Blue Ruin” A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

A collaboration of Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University, the annual College Town Film Series brings students, faculty, and the public together at the Douglass Theater in Macon to view and discuss educational and entertaining films with a common theme. A professor from each institution hosts discussions of each film. "Revenge" is the theme of the 2022 College Town Film Series.

Wesleyan Market

Saturday, February 11, 9am – 1pm
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. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook or email events@wesleyancollege.edu. Free and open to the public. 

Nursing Open House

February 10 / 11am-12pm or 4-5pm
Are you interested in a career in nursing? In response to a statewide demand for qualified registered nurses, Wesleyan College offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Hallmarks of the program include an emphasis on women’s health and holistic nursing, with specific coursework designed to prepare graduates for leadership and management roles in the field of nursing. RSVP for Nursing Open House session

Developing a Noble Heart: A Meditation Workshop  

Thursday, February 10 / 11:15am
Students will learn various meditation techniques or "heart practices," which utilize the cultivation of positive emotional states to center and connect with themself and others. The session will begin with practicing a basic breath meditation then exploring loving-kindness, balance, and joy meditations. No experience with meditation is necessary. There is no cost to attend.

Lantern Festival

Wednesday, February 16 / 6 pm
Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center
The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College offers students various fun activities like making paper lanterns, solving riddles on the lanterns, and enjoying traditional Chinese snacks. There is no cost to attend.

Preview Day
February 21, 2022 | 9am-9:30am check in

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. 

MARCH
Madeline Pieschel Artwork
Visiting Artist Madeline Pieschel

Thursday, March 3 / 6:15pm artist talk / 7pm Opening
McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building

Artist Note: In search of a new jogging route in an unfamiliar environment, I began jogging to the train tracks near the bus depot in downtown Macon for a long stretch of uninterrupted road. It became a daily route. Since August, I have accumulated photographs, audio recordings, found work gloves, bricks, and asphalt from my engagement with this route.

Georgia Women of Achievement 2022 Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, March 9 / 11am
Pierce Chapel
This year Georgia Women of Achievement is celebrating 30 years of tremendous work and honoring the largest inductee class in our history. If you would like to attend the ceremony, RSVP today in order to secure your seat! There is no cost to attend the ceremony. If you would like to attend the luncheon, you must purchase a ticket or table (8 seats).


LEADING UP ALUMNAE SERIES: Share Your Wesleyan Stories

Thursday, March 10 | 12:30pm | Via Zoom
We’re Leading Up to Alumnae Weekend 2022! Are you ready? Until then, grab some lunch and ZOOM-in to enjoy 30 minute Lead-Up virtual programs that will preview reunion events.

Join Library Director Kristi Peavy, College Archivist Virginia Blake, and Visiting Assistant Professor of History Dr. Brandi Simpson Miller, as they discuss how YOU can participate in the College’s Oral History Program. MORE DETAILS >>


Wesleyan Market

Saturday, March 12, 9am – 1pm
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. To find out what’s happening this Saturday and for a full vendor list, like us on Facebook or email events@wesleyancollege.edu.. Free and open to the public. 
 

LEADING UP ALUMNAE SERIES: Making History with Wesleyan's First-Five

Wednesday, March 16 | 12:30pm | Via Zoom
Wesleyan Trustee Felecia Pearson Smith ’74 and Chief Diversity Officer, Dean for Equity & Inclusion, and Director of the Lane Center for Social and Racial Equity Tonya Parker ’01 will preview Alumnae Weekend’s Saturday afternoon panel discussion honoring the 50th Anniversary of members of Wesleyan’s First Five Black Alumnae graduates from the Class of 1972. MORE DETAILS >>

 

Norman McLean Guest Artist Series: Courtney Huffman-Frye, Soprano 

Concert: Saturday, March 19 / 5pm
Masterclass: Sunday, March 20 / 3pm
Pierce Chapel
As part of Wesleyan College's Norman McLean Masterclass Series, award-winning soprano Courtney Huffman-Frye will give a masterclass and perform a selection of arias and art songs, including Gwyneth Walker's jazz and blues-tinged cycle "No Ordinary Woman!" set to text by the distinguished African American poet, Lucille Clifton. Professor Nadine Cheek ’79 (mezzo-soprano) and Dr. Chenny Gan ’02 (piano) of Wesleyan College will also be guests on the recital. Free and open to the public.

 

LEADING UP ALUMNAE SERIES: A little Alumnae Weekend Music

Wednesday, March 23 | 12:30pm | Via Zoom
Join Dr. Chenny Gan ’02, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the M.A. Music Graduate Program, as she performs piano music and offers a sneak preview of the upcoming concert during reunion weekend. MORE DETAILS >>
 

Changing up the Narratives! Lane Center for Social & Racial Equity

Join the Lane Center for Social and Racial Equity for a series of discussions and storytelling, March 30 – April 4, 2022.

Storytellers Macon logo

A Storytellers Macon event at the Tubman Museum:
"It Happened at the Tubman!"

Tuesday, March 29 6pm
Participate in a community storytelling workshop led by Storytellers Macon and Wesleyan College to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Tubman Museum. Come and share stories of what the Tubman Museum has meant to you and to Macon, whether there were memorable times on Cherry Street, an exhibition that moved you, or a person affiliated with the museum altered your perspective.
 

Felicia Rose Chavez, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop
A talk with author and educator Felicia Rose Chavez about her book, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom

Wednesday, March 30 / 12:30-1:30pm / Via Zoom
Each chapter of Chavez’s book addresses a facet of the writing classroom that can be dismantled and communally reconstructed. Each chapter also begins with a short essay in which Chavez discusses how she as a student or a teacher has been impacted by the failure of educators and administrators to insist on building classrooms where the full personhood of all students is valued. “There is power in the words we write. Understanding how we can build community, challenge racism, and decolonize classrooms is the work of anti-racist educators. Chavez has skillfully and lovingly done all three in a book that will transform how we write to create an anti-racist world.” --Dr. Bettina Love. Hosted by The Equity Center at Wesleyan College, this event is free and open to the public. 

 

LEADING UP ALUMNAE SERIES: Gallery Talk: Too Good to Miss

Wednesday, March 30 | 12:30pm | via Zoom
View the exhibit Indistinct Murmurs by artist Kirsten Stingle, whose narrative sculptures (ceramic and mixed media) were featured recently in Wesleyan’s East Gallery. While the show has ended before reunion weekend, Lisa Sloben ’00, Curator of Collections at Wesleyan and Adjunct Professor, showcases this exquisite collection with video and stills that we feel is “too good to miss.” MORE DETAILS >>

APRIL

This event is part of the Lane Center for Social and Racial Equity series of discussions and storytelling, March 29 - April 4, 2022.

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes and her book Ghost Boys

A talk with author and educator Jewell Parker Rhodes about her New York Times bestselling Young Adult novel, Ghost Boys

Monday, April 4 / 12:30-1:30 / Via Zoom

Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning educator and writer for both youth and adults. She is the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair at Arizona State University and the founding director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for creative writing. Drawing connections through history, Ghost Boys is a heartbreaking and gripping story about a black boy killed by a police officer. Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today’s world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death. Hosted by The Equity Center at Wesleyan College, this event is free and open to the public.
 

Transforming the South Lecture Series

Flutist Adam Sadberry accompanied by Chenny Gan on piano
Musical Journalism: Continuing a Legacy with the Flute
Monday, April 4 / 7 pm
Tuesday, April 5 / 11:15 am

Pierce Chapel
In collaboration with the The Macon Concert Association, Wesleyan College is pleased to welcome Adam Sadberry to campus for two events; on April 4 and on April 5. Adam will pair music with some of his grandfather's - prominent civil rights journalist L. Alex Wilson - writings for the Tri-State Defender. Tickets for Monday: $10 students, $20 adults, $15 Wesleyan/Mercer discount. Call (478) 307-5470. Tuesday’s event is free and open to the public.

WOW!-A-Day!

Saturday, April 9 / 8:30 am - 12 Noon
Join us at teh OSP Fountain. Breakfast and lunch provided. Mass community-wide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Student, faculty, staff, alumnae and community volunteers meet in Anderson Dining Hall for a breakfast meeting and to be assigned to small groups for various projects. REGISTER TODAY >

Senior Studio Art Exhibition

Opening, Tuesday, April 12 / 6PM
East and West Galleries, Porter Fine Arts building
Witness the talents and creativity of Weselyan’s seniors through May 4th. Featuring art by: Finn Balfour, Catherine Lucas, Audrey Mecklenburg, Carletta Williams, Sylvia Tuomaranta, and Ashleigh Rudd. Free and open to the public.

Bitter Crop by Carletta Williams

Opening, Tuesday, April 12 / 6PM
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts building
Artist Talk. Wednesday, April 20 / 9AM  
Benson Room, Candler Alumnae Center
Artist’s Statement: “My current body of work reflects my deep connection to the African Diaspora, Southeast American food, and Black culture. I set out to recreate moments of celebration and gathering while also recognizing the toll of living in an oppressive space, harboring feelings of both grief and celebration. I developed sculptural tableware and wall tiles that bring attention to southeast African American cuisine and the suffering of my culture. I incorporated these subjects using local clay, and in doing so, reflected upon the journey and connection to clay and nature within my culture. From working with field dirt as enslaved people and sharecroppers, to working with this material as a contemporary artist I am connecting our past and present grief and celebration.” Free and open to the public.

Celebrating Student Scholarship Day

Wednesday, April 20 / 8:30am – 4:30pm
Schedule of Presentations with Locations TBA

Honors and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, April 20 / 11:15 am
Porter Auditorium

Telling Our Stories
A Conversation with Wesleyan’s First Five Black Alumnae
FOR WESLEYAN STUDENTS ONLY

Thursday, April 21 / 6:30pm / Taylor Amphitheatre

Alumnae Weekend 
Get Ready to Hug-It-Out!

Thursday, April 21 – Sunday, April 24
2020 and 2021 Reunions have been rescheduled for April 2022 when we will celebrate with one big hug! What a difference a day makes. We've added a day to the weekend for extra sisterhood fun for classes 2020 & 2021 only. Watch for more information about your reunion in the coming months.

Studio Documentary Photography Class Exhibition

Wednesday, April 27 / 6pm
McCrary Gallery, Murphy Art Building

WONDER? 5 Short plays

Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30 / 8pm
Studio Theatre
Huntersground, written and directed by Rae Lockett. Dark and twisty, who would have known that a small- town girl would end up in this situation? What do you do when the whole town has a deadly secret? YOU RUN! But don't get caught. . . or else. 

No Shoulder by Nina Shengold, directed by Zoe Redmond, tells the story of tormented 39-year-old Ruth Danson and Bobbie, a young hitchhiker. The play shows their unusual dynamic as well as their obscure pasts. On their short journey, the two learn what led them to this place in their lives and ponder on what could have been.                                                                                   WhoYouMeSomeone by Christopher Connors, directed by Trevor McAvoy, is a murder mystery in the style of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” Mr. Who, a detective, is called in by Mr. You and Mr. Me to solve the mystery of Mr. Someone. Mrs. Where and Mrs. Hymn are called in for questioning in order to find out—Whodunit? Well, Who didn’t do it—but, you understand!

Bedtime by Mary Gallagher, directed by Jessie Hurst, is a window into a conversation in the dark. Two young sisters sit in bed discussing the ins and outs of life. They talk themselves into the night, laughing and asking existential questions that aren’t talked about in the light of day. Sometimes the smallest people are the ones to ask the biggest questions.

Harmony Among the Stars, written and directed by Wendy Mims, tells a magical story of love in all its forms. “Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight….” When Harmony makes a wish upon a star one evening, it doesn’t go as expected. She is pulled up into the Celestial Realm, where star beings reside and socialize with seemingly no cares in the universe. Will Harmony’s wish ever be granted? In one ethereal night,

$10; $5 for students, alumnae, and seniors. Free to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff

 

MAY
Spring Concert 2022
Featuring Concert Choir and Wesleyannes

Sunday, May 1 / 4 pm
Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College

Join Wesleyan College’s Concert Choir and Wesleyannes for a concert of favorite songs, dedicated to President Vivia Lawton Fowler, a model of just, merciful, and humble leadership. Guest artists, accompanists, and conductors include Ningxi Wu and Chenny Gan, piano, Jason Economides, violin, Patricia Baser, violin, Barbara Altman, cello, Michael McGhee, and Nadine Cheek. Free and open to the public.

Folly Dedication Event

Saturday, May 7, 4:00pm
Wesleyan Arboretum's Natural Playground and Cabin
Please join us at 4PM in the Wesleyan Arboretum's Natural Playground and Cabin for Folly Dedication Event to honor the memory of Patrick Pritchard. Light Refreshments will be provided.

Marker Ceremony

Friday, May 13, 6:30pm
Candler Alumnae Center

Baccalaureate Ceremony

Friday, May 13, 7pm
Pierce Chapel

Commencement Exercises

Saturday, May 14, 10am
Porter Auditorium

Wesleyan Market, every 2nd Saturday

Wesleyan Market

The second Saturday of every month, 9am-1pm (No Market in May)

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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