Campus Plays Host to Programs from the College and Other Organizations

June 21, 2013

This summer Wellesley will be hosting a myriad of events—including its own programs, collaborations between Wellesley and other institutions, and events of outside organizations.

Wellesley’s campus offers a great atmosphere for uninhibited exploration of interests and further learning, something the Wellesley community already knows, and others such as Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidosky and the youth program EXPLO surely agree with.

Wellesley Programs

Wellesley’s Summer session is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and high school juniors and seniors. Wellesley students stay and other students are drawn from all over to benefit from the more than 60 course offerings, approved for regular college credit, drawn from Wellesley’s curriculum and taught by its faculty.

At the Davis Museum, Josef Alber’s Geometries; Festina Lente: Conserving Antiquity, a behind-the-scenes opportunity to observe the Roman and Greek holdings in the Davis permanent collection; and June’s artwork of the month, Diego Rivera’s The Eiffel Tower, are on exhibition.

Wellesley College Botanic Gardens is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but it will be closed on weekends till August 24. Fascinating botanical art classes have been scheduled, and information is available on the Botanic Gardens website.

This year’s Wellesley Summer Theatre production is Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. It will be showing at the Ruth Nagel Jones theatre until June 23.

Meanwhile, a strong cadre of students remains on campus to pursue summer research projects or to gain work experience employed in administrative departments.

Other Programs

The EXPLO site at Wellesley will be home to curious youth entering grades 8-9 from around the globe for three weeks, the perfect environment for further exploring interests or trying out new things. EXPLO students have more than 80 course offerings ranging from video production to psychology, emphasizing hands-on learning and fun.

The Composers Conference & Chamber Music Workshops, guided by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, will return to  Wellesley for two weeks. The conference gives an opportunity for emerging composers and amateur chamber musicians to immerse themselves in workshop and be coached. Stay tuned for more information concerts, ensembles, or other presentations open to the public.

The MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program’s summer session is a federally sponsored academic program targeted at low-income and/or first-generation students of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School who reside in Cambridge, Mass. The program seeks to motivate and aid in the academic development of students who are not traditionally considered college-bound. There is no cost to participate, and the program has a high success rate where 90 percent of the students have entered into post-secondary institutions.

As Wellesley students said goodbye to the 2012/13 academic year and its events, both academic and entertaining, the College keeps offering more. Wellesley’s dedication to providing an environment that fosters enrichment proves to be a year-round effort; and it is all-inclusive, with no age or class discrimination.

—Dedo Doku '16