Snapshots

Neighborhood Preschoolers Trick-or-Treat on Campus

Six-month-old Sam Higgins, dressed as a lobster, celebrates Halloween on the Wesleyan campus with his mother, Sally Ross. Sam is the son of Scott Higgins, associate professor of film studies. More than 50 children children enrolled in the Wesleyan Neighborhood Preschool walked in the annual Halloween Parade Oct. 31 on Wesleyan's campus.

Six-month-old Sam Higgins, dressed as a lobster, celebrates Halloween on the Wesleyan campus with his mother, Sally Ross. Sam's father is Scott Higgins, associate professor of film studies. More than 50 children enrolled in the Wesleyan Neighborhood Preschool walked in the annual Halloween Parade Oct. 31 on Wesleyan's campus.

Wesleyan Sponsors Annual Flu Clinic

The Davison Health Center and Department of Human Resources sponsored the annual Flu Clinic for students, faculty, staff and their dependents Nov. 1-4 in the Usdan University Center.

Joyce Walter, director of the Davison Health Center, assists Shelby Arnold '12 and Doug Allen, assistant to the facilities manager in the Chemistry Department, with their immunization administration and consent form. The forms were required to receive the vaccine.

Joyce Walter, director of the Davison Health Center, assists Shelby Arnold '12 and Doug Allen, assistant to the facilities manager in the Chemistry Department, with their immunization administration and consent form. The forms were required to receive the vaccine.

Registered Nurse Debbie Tyndale applies a bandage to Abraham Verdoes '09 after giving him the quick flu vaccine. Wesleyan students were charged $37 for their shot.

Registered Nurse Debbie Tyndale applies a bandage to Abraham Verdoes '09 after giving him the flu vaccine. Wesleyan students were charged $37 for their shot.

Licensed Practical Nurse Ida Blumberg inoculates Abigail Hornstein, assistant professor of economics. Hornstein didn't mind watching while getting her shot. The vaccine was free to all Wesleyan employees enrolled in the CIGNA health plan.

Licensed Practical Nurse Ida Blumberg inoculates Abigail Hornstein, assistant professor of economics. The vaccine was free to all Wesleyan employees eligible for the CIGNA health plan.

Steven Le '12 receives his shot from Blumberg. The MidState VNA & Hospice provided the clinical services and the Student Health Advisory Committee assisted with clerical duties. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Steven Le '12 receives his shot from Blumberg. Le was one of more than 500 Wesleyan affiliates to receive the flu vaccine this year. The MidState VNA & Hospice provided the clinical services and the Student Health Advisory Committee assisted with clerical duties. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Climate Change Topic of Photography Exhibit

NAME speaks about her photograph titled "NAME" during the opening reception for the exhibit <i>Photographic Window on Causes of Climate Change</i> Nov. 5 in Van Vleck Observatory.

Erin Arai, a graduate student in astronomy, speaks about her photograph of a commuter rail station during the opening reception for the exhibit Photographic Window on Causes of Climate Change Nov. 5 in Van Vleck Observatory. All photographs in the show were taken by students enrolled in Astronomical Pedagogy Seminar, and exhibited waste and carbon use excesses.

Faculty, Students Explore Imagination Through Dance

Dancing the Imagination," was performed at the Patricelli '92 Theater on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. "Dancing the Imagination" was an evening of conceptually, visually, and kinesthetically compelling dance performed and directed by Rachel Boggia, visiting assistant professor of dance.

Iddrisu Saaka, artist in residence, performs a dance titled "Jovian Suite" Oct. 30 in Patricelli '92 Theater. The dance was part of "Dancing the Imagination" - a conceptually, visually and kinesthetically compelling project directed by Rachel Boggia, visiting assistant professor of dance.

Free Radicals Teach Children Chemistry at Eid ul-Fitr

At left, Tresne Hernandez '12 and Ross Firestone '12 demonstrate how to blow up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar by producing carbon dioxide. The students are part of the Chemistry Department's Free Radicals group, which participated in the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut’s Carnival to commemorate the end of Ramadan in October.

At left, Tresne Hernandez '12 and Ross Firestone '12 demonstrate how to blow up a balloon with baking soda and vinegar by producing carbon dioxide. The students are part of the Chemistry Department's Free Radicals group, which participated in the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut’s Eid ul-Fitr Carnival to commemorate the end of Ramadan in October. Eid ul-Fitr is one of two major lunar festivals in the Islamic calendar.

Buddhist Prints on Display in Mansfield Gallery

Buddhist Prints from the Derge Parkhang" is on display at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery through Dec. 7.  The Derge Parkhang is one of the foremost cultural, social, religious, and historical institutions in Tibet.

An exhibit titled "The Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Prints from the Derge Parkhang" is on display at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery through Dec. 7. Founded in 1729 by Denba Tserenone, the Derge Parkhang is of the foremost cultural, social, religious, and historical institutions in Tibet.

Campus Blood Drive Benefits American Red Cross

WHO gets his blood drawn during the Campus Blood Drive Oct. 6-7 in Beckham Hall.

Phlebotomist Danielle Peslerin checks on donor Michael Yu '11 during Wesleyan's annual blood drive Oct. 6 in Beckham Hall. The event benefited the American Red Cross.

Emily Hoffman '10 of Wesleyan's Jewish Program House Bayit, directs incoming donors to the blood drive. The Bayit house has incorporated the planning of the annual blood drive into their house mission statement. The original planner and Bayit resident Zeeba Khalil '09 has been organizing the event during her time at Wesleyan and the Bayit will continue that work.

Emily Hoffman '10, of Wesleyan's Jewish Program House Bayit, directs incoming donors to the blood drive. The Bayit house has incorporated the planning of the annual blood drive into their house mission statement. The original planner and Bayit resident Zeeba Khalil '09 has been organizing the event during her time at Wesleyan and the Bayit will continue that work.

Diversity in Muslim Communities Topic of FGSS Symposium

Guest panelist Yvonne Haddad, professor Islam history and Christian-Muslim relations at Georgetown University, speaks at the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's annual symposium held Oct. 10 at Wesleyan.

Guest panelist Yvonne Haddad, professor Islam history and Christian-Muslim relations at Georgetown University, speaks at the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's annual symposium held Oct. 10 at Wesleyan.

The event  brought together panelists such as Arzoo Osanloo, professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, who are working on gender issues in Muslim communities, spanning Southeast Asia, North Africa, Britain, the Middle East and North America.

The event brought together panelists such as Arzoo Osanloo, professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, who are working on gender issues in Muslim communities, spanning Southeast Asia, North Africa, Britain, the Middle East and North America.