2,700 Attend Homecoming / Family Weekend 2010

During Homecoming/Family Weekend 2010, more than 2,700 Wesleyan alumni, students, families, faculty and staff had the opportunity to attend WESeminars, root on the Cardinals in several Homecoming sporting events, tour campus and visit with old friends.

Pictured are a few highlights of the weekend:

More than 5,000 fans attended the Homecoming football game Oct. 23, where the Wesleyan Cardinals played Amherst College.


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Several athletic teams and athletic organizations set up their own tents and stations during a tailgate picnic held prior to the homecoming game. The teams welcomed current and former players and their families.

Mark Davis, director of planned giving, and his wife, Megan, brought their 11-month-old daughter, Minerva, to the homecoming game. This was Minerva’s first time rooting on the Cardinals.

Peter Frenzel, professor of German studies, emeritus, and visiting professor of letters, plays the glockenspiel with the pep band during the game.

Alumni who are parents and grandparents of current first-year students were invited, along with their children, to be part of this year’s legacy photograph. The image will be published in Wesleyan magazine.

John Biddiscombe, director of athletics and chair of the Physical Education Department, inducted former coach Terry Jackson into the fourth class of the Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 23 as part of Homecoming/ Family Weekend activities. Terry Jackson won more games as Wesleyan’s head men’s soccer coach over 31 years (1968-98) than any other soccer coach at the university. He also served as Wesleyan’s head men’s lacrosse coach for 23 seasons (1974-96). Wesleyan’s Jackson Field, the home of both men’s soccer and lacrosse, was named in Terry’s honor on Oct. 21, 2006.

Alberto Ibarguen '66 P'97, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, chairman of the board of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Dwight L. Greene Symposium held Oct. 23 in Memorial Chapel. Ibarguen spoke on “Media Innovation and Democracy.”

From left, Kurt Lyn ’87; Dave Bartholomew ’81, P’14; David Resnick ’81, P’13; and Susan Glasspiegel P’13 mingle at the Donor Associates Reception Oct. 23 in Daniel Family Commons. President Michael Roth invited members of the Trustee Associates, President’s Circle, Founders Club, Willbur Fisk Associates, College Row Society, John Wesley Associates, 1831 Society, Douglas Cannon Club, Foss Hill Club, Day Society, and Olin Associates to the reception.

Wesleyan's Taiko Drummers performed during the homecoming soccer game.

During Homecoming / Family Weekend, students could bring their families to class. Here, parents observed the Balinese Gamelan Angklung class on Oct. 22.

Photos by Olivia Drake, Bill Burkhart and Nam Anh Ta.

View the entire HCFW gallery online at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/alumni/galleries/2010/hcfw/