Cynthia Rockwell

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: SU PARDO ’16

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

Su Pardo ’16, pitcher for the Wesleyan softball team, is majoring in classical studies and economics. “I’d taken four years of Latin in high school,” she explains. “Economics, however, was a foreign concept, but I really liked how applicable it is in the world today. I’m also very math-oriented, so I like synthesizing data and…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE: HANNAH PLAPPERT ’16

Business NH Magazine, CCA Global Partners, Howard Brodsky

Ask Hannah Plappert ’16, a tri-captain of this year’s field hockey team, to name one of her greatest accomplishments and there’s no hesitation: “Last year our team had one of the highest GPAs in Division III field hockey. It shows we’re working for common goals—to win games and to thrive at college. I’m definitely proud…

HOOKED ON THE MUSIC OF AFRICA

Afropop

World Music at Wesleyan launched Sean Barlow ’79 and Banning Eyre ’79 into a three-decade exploration of African musics, broadcast globally through the Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio program Afropop Worldwide, hosted by broadcast personality Georges Collinet from Cameroon. In retrospect, Sean Barlow’s first visit to Wesleyan seems prophetic: it was the World Music Hall…

IN MEMORIAM: GEORGE CREEGER, JASON WOLFE

George R. Creeger, 89, professor of English, emeritus, died Nov. 1, 2014. He joined the Wesleyan faculty in 1951 after receiving his B.A. at DePauw University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale. He taught American literature in the English Department for nearly 50 years. An expert on romantic poetry—particularly Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, and Byron—and…

FALL WEEKENDS: LEGACIES CELEBRATE FAMILY WEEKEND; WESLEYAN’S “NO. 1 FAN” REMEMBERED AT HOMECOMING

Family Weekend 2014 at Wesleyan University. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Family Weekend, held the last weekend in September this year, featured WESeminars, athletic contests, and many delighted Wesleyan alumni parents. They lined up with their Wesleyan students on Denison Terrace, along with President Michael S. Roth ’78. The Wesleyan Cardinal was also on hand to celebrate the latest generation of Wesleyan spirit. This year Family Weekend was separate…

WESLEYAN WELCOMES EIGHT NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Saeyun D. Lee ’93  Lee is the senior assistant commissioner for academic affairs in the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, and supports the development and implementation of initiatives to continually enhance the quality of public institutions of higher education and increase college and career readiness starting at birth. She previously served as the policy director…

“WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE” IN TANZANIA

One of my favorite departments in Wesleyan is “Letter Home,” the first-person essay from a graduate abroad, telling about daily life and sharing insights that arise from living in another culture. In 2005, Lucy Mize ’78 wrote one of our first, an account of caring for the survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. As…