Fall colors on campus, Oct. 14.
Kyle Foley ‘18 and her Olde English Bulldogge named “Senior Chief” enjoyed a brisk walk around campus Oct. 9. “Senior Chief loves meeting the other students, and he’s a bit of a fan favorite among the young women on campus. Girls at Wesleyan have literally crossed the street to come over and meet him.” He also enjoys playing street hockey on Friday nights with members of Wesleyan’s Posse Foundation, a group of veteran scholars.
Wesleyan students at Long Lane Organic Farm are preparing for the annual Pumpkin Fest, hosted by the College of the Environment on Oct. 25. The event celebrates the annual fall harvest at the farm.
This month, students are harvesting pumpkins, eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce, turnips, potatoes, squash, herbs and many more vegetables. Long Lane Farm is an organic student-run farm that supplies high quality organic food to local residents of the Middletown area as well as to food pantries and soup kitchens.
Learn more about the farm and the Pumpkin Fest at: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/10/07/fallharvestfarm/
Wesleyan student Angela Yoo ’15 is co-coordinator of the tutoring program, WesReads/WesMath, which allows Wesleyan students to tutor at two different local elementary schools. She is double majoring in chemistry and English and also participates in the Korean Dance Group on campus.
"I chose Wesleyan because I was intrigued by how people were given the freedom to pursue their interests, no matter how different these interests might be," she said. "I was also attracted by the collaborative atmosphere and how people seemed to encourage and support their peers."
Learn more about Angela in this Q&A: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/10/06/yoo/
Brett Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics, spoke during the first Graduate Speaker Series event Oct. 7 in Exley Science Center. More than 50 students, faculty and staff attended the event.
Smith’s talk, titled “Mine, Yours and the Truth,” focused on American mobster Joe Massino, boss of the Bonanno crime family in New York from 1991 until 2004. “Big Joey” famously said, “there are three sides to every story — mine, yours and the truth.”By using a graph theory called the Robertson–Seymour theorem, Smith explored the competing questions, “What is the best way to organize a mafia so that you won’t be caught?” and “What is the best way to patrol a city to disrupt organized crime?” Smith explained how these questions are one and the same.
Three more graduate students will tentatively speak as part of the series this fall and next spring including Duminda Ranasinghe, a chemistry Ph.D. candidate; Katie Kaus, a molecular biology and biochemistry Ph.D. candidate and Peter Blasser, a graduate student in music. For more information, visit the Graduate Studies website.
Autumn is in the air! Wesleyan students enjoy a beautiful afternoon on College Row, Oct. 3.
As part of Wesleyan’s 38th annual Navaratri Festival, the Center for the Arts presented “Vocal Music of South India” Sept. 26 at Crowell Concert Hall. Navaratri is a major Hindu festival and is celebrated all over India for nine nights and 10 days.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. “Balu” Balasubrahmaniyan is a vocalist who has performed in India and abroad since 1985. Balu was joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.
Friends of the Wesleyan Library hosted their annual fall book sale Sept. 27 in the lobby of Olin Memorial Library. More than 3,000 books were for sale, most priced between $1-$5.
All proceeds from the annual sale benefit the Friends of the Wesleyan Library, a community of readers dedicated to celebrating and enjoying books. The Friends raise funds to support the library’s work and activities.