2015 Issue 1

REMEMBERING PROFESSOR OF ART JOHN FRAZER

I am saddened by the news that John Frazer has passed. He was undoubtedly the most profound influence on my career at Wesleyan. He helped me obtain a Fulbright Scholarship and recognized my potential. I actually feel he was my friend, although 10 years older. I can include other art professors in this concept, such as…

ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE CELEBRATES WESLEYAN TIES

All of us with Artists for World Peace  (AFWP) were delighted that Associate Editor Cynthia Rockwell had the opportunity to write about her trip with us to Tanzania last summer. I’d also like to send a shout-out to other members of the Wesleyan community who continue to partner with us and inspire our work. My…

EDITOR’S NOTE: FORMATIVE YEARS

My 40th Wes reunion is fast approaching as of this writing. Perhaps because I work in South College, Wesleyan exists more in the present for me, though I certainly have fond memories of my undergraduate years. But lately I’ve been reminded of that formative time in my own life, which had been preceded by a…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE ALEXIS WALKER ’16

To some, “knowledge is power” may sound clichéd, but Alexis Walker ’16 is proof that education fuels opportunity.  She grew up in Oklahoma City, with limited learning choices, but was able to enroll in the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). This rigorous charter-school program taught Walker the skills she needed and raised her expectations for…

JUST PUBLISHED

Stephen Alter ’77 Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Arcade, 2015) Alter and his wife, Ammeta, live in the hill station of Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he was raised by American missionary parents. Their relatively peaceful existence was brutally interrupted when four armed…

FROM THE COLLECTIONS: TEACHING FROM THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF THE DAVISON ART CENTER

The Davison Art Center’s holdings include 18,000 prints from the Renaissance to the present and approximately 6,000 photographs. The DAC is recognized among print and photography curators as a superb collection, notes curator Clare Rogan. Monday afternoon at the Davison Art Center, Professor of Art David Schorr’s printmaking class meets for its weekly session in…

A PEAK MOMENT IN WES SPORTS HISTORY RECALLED

The 2010 Wesleyan softball team knew it had something to prove. For two years in a row, they were one game shy of their ultimate goal: a NESCAC crown. They were good, but they wanted to be great. Five years later, Head Coach Jen Lane still recalls how determined that team was. “We had expectations…