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Fallcoming Weekend '12

Weekend Schedule

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

 

Thursday, October 4

4 - 9 p.m.
Wellin Museum Open
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
5 p.m.
Senior Gift Kick-off Reception
Terrace, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
7 - 9 p.m.
Wellin Museum Opening Celebration for Campus Community
Enjoy refreshments and the band Filligar in celebration of the new museum. Casey Gibson '09 is a member of Filligar.
Terrace, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
7 p.m.
Career Panel: Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
Steve Culbertson '79, president and CEO of Youth Services America; Alon Hillel-Tuch '07, co-founder and CEO of RocketHub (crowd-funding); Haley Reimbold '06, co-founder of UnderGround Cafe (Utica, N.Y.) now with Vera Institute of Justice (NYC); Nancy Roob '87, president of Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; and Mark Montgomery, founder of The Montgomery Experience (Bridgewater, N.Y. camp for kids with cancer)
Room 3024, Taylor Science Center, #42 on map
 

Friday, October 5

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open classes
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to participate in a wide variety of classes to experience what it’s like to be a student at Hamilton today.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wellin Museum Open
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
10 a.m.
Alumni Council Executive Committee Meeting
Conference Room, Philip Spencer House, #28 on map
11 a.m.
Guided tour of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum with Bill Huggins P'14, associate director, Physical Plant
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
Noon
Lunch
Pay at the door
Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map
Noon
Helen and Doane Comstock '27 Memorial Luncheon Celebrating Student Scholarships
(by invitation)
Tolles Pavilion, Beinecke Student Activities Village, #21 on map
Noon
Alumni Council GOLD Engagement Committee Working Lunch
Levitt Center Conference Room, Kirner-Johnson, #14 on map
1:30 p.m.
Alumni Council Committee Meetings
2 - 4 p.m.
Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning Center Open House
The QSR Center has moved!  Please stop by for refreshments and meet director Mary O'Neill and student tutors. Past tutors are welcome to join us. 
QSR Center, Room 303, Christian Johnson, #61 on map
4 p.m.
Named-space donors recognition (by invitation)

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map

4 p.m.
Ezra Pound, Hamilton Class of 1905: My Fascist/Traitor/Lunatic/Anti-Semite/Genius Poet

Austin Briggs, who taught English at the College for 50 years, will speak about his decades of deep ambivalence toward Pound. On the one hand, he admires a great poet whose heroic success in championing the work of such writers as Hemingway, Frost and Joyce earned him the title “the midwife of modernism;” on the other hand, the anti-Semitic Fascist who railed against “yids” and “kikes” and broadcast on behalf of Mussolini during World War II repulses Briggs. Briggs will speak of his meetings with members of Pound’s family and his experiences hosting Pound for a surprise lunch at his home on College Hill, as well as personal interactions relating to Pound with such greats as John Updike, James Dickey and W.H. Auden.
Chapel, #51 on map

4:15 p.m.
Terrance MacMullan, Hamilton Class of 1994: The Habit of Whiteness

Terrance MacMullan '94, a current professor at Easter Washington University, will give a talk discussing origins of racism and its transendence beyond our intentional mind.

Red Pit, Kirner Johnson, #14 on map
5:30 p.m.
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum Dedication Ceremony
The dedication ceremony will be followed by a reception on the terrace. All are welcome!
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
5:45 p.m.
Lecture: Communal Societies
Burke Library Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie will give a brief illustrated presentation on the College's world-class collection of imprints, manuscripts, ephemera and visual materials from American Communal Societies, such as the Shakers, House of David, Amana Colonies, Kerista Commune and others. Immediately following will be a lecture by Colgate musicologist and noted expert on western esotericism Professor Joscelyn Godwin. Dr. Godwin's illustrated talk "Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State," will explore the multitude of new religions and communal groups spawned in the unusually fertile spiritual environment of Upstate New York.
Kennedy Auditorium G027, Taylor Science Center, #42 on map
6 p.m.
Shabbat Services
Followed at 6:45 p.m. by Shabbat Dinner
RSVP to aguez@hamilton.edu
Sukkah by the Chapel (Azel Backus house if rain)
 
7 p.m.
Fallcoming Awards Dinner
(by invitation)
Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map
8 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Williams
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, #68 on map
9 p.m.
World-Class Jazz
Pianist Dick Hyman leads an all-star sextet for the fourth consecutive year. Hyman H'02 will direct a dream ensemble comprised of guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli H'03, drummer Jackie Williams, bassist Nicki Parrott, trumpeter Randy Sandke and vibraphonist Peter Appleyard. This annual jazz event, initiated in 1993 by Milton F. Fillus, Jr. '44, never fails to please the most discerning jazz lovers. Sponsored by the Hamilton College Jazz Archive.
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village, #18 on map
10 p.m.
GOLD Engagement Committee and GOLD Alumni Social Hour
Second floor, The Little Pub, #20 on map
 

Saturday, October 6

8 - 8:45 a.m.
A Conversation with Museum Director Tracy Adler
Join Alumni Council and members of the Committee on Visual Arts for breakfast and discussion with the new director of The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.
Kirner-Johnson Commons, #14 on map
9 a.m.
Alumni Council General Meeting
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson, #14 on map
9 a.m.
Committee on the Visual Arts Meeting
Seminar Room, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
10 a.m.
Bridge to Bridge Regatta

Come support men's and women's crew as they row to victory.
Erie Canal, Rome, NY

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Guided tours on the hour led by student docents
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on campus map
10:30 a.m.
Psi U Chapter Meeting and Lunch ($)
Open to all Psi U alumni
Skenandoa House, # 31 on map
11 a.m.
Theatre and Studio Arts Facilities Update
Join Sam Pellman, professor of music, Rebecca Murtaugh, associate professor of art, and Craig Latrell, professor of theatre, for a "preview of coming attractions" for studio arts and theatre.
The Overlook, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
11 a.m.
Volleyball vs. Middlebury
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, #68 on map
11 a.m.
Cross Country Invitational (Men's and Women's XC)
Cross Country Course
Noon
Tour of the Wellin Museum's Opening Exhibition, Affinity Atlas
Tour led by Emerson Gallery Consulting Director Ian Berry and Associate Director and Curator of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art Susanna White
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
Noon
Football Tailgate Party
Steuben Field, #74 on map
Noon - 2 p.m.
Lunch
Pay at the Door
Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map
1 - 2 p.m.
CAB Movie Streak to Win
The Campus Activities Board will be screening the Hamilton favorite Streak to Win featuring the 2004-05 "varsity streaking team." Audience participation not required, but no one can blame you if you want to sport your team colors.
Kirner-Johnson building, Bradford Auditorium
1 p.m.
Football vs. Trinity
Steuben Field, #74 on map
1:30 p.m.
Careers in the Arts
A panel discussion of Hamilton alumni working in the arts moderated by Deborah Pokinski, associate professor and chair of art history. Alumni panelists: Jackie Brown '04, Jordan Crosby '01, Ruthie Dibble '07, Mary Rozell '84 and Michael Scott '81.
The Overlook, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
3 p.m.
Film Screening
Waste Land documentary film by Lucy Walker about exhibiting artist Vik Muniz. Introduction and post-screening discussion by Amit Taneja, director of the Days-Massolo Center.
The Overlook, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
3:30 p.m.
A Capella Concert
Concert featuring all five Hamilton a Capella groups including: Duelly Noted, Special K, Tumbling After, The Hamiltones, and The Buffers.
Chapel, #51 on map
4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. SUNY Cortland
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, #68 on map
5 p.m.
Opening Reception
Remarks by President Joan Hinde Stewart, Director Tracy L. Adler, Guest Curator Ian Berry and trustee Linda Johnson '80. Keynote address by Michael E. Shapiro '71, the Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director of the High Museum of Art.
Terrace, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
5:30 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi Dinner
Keehn Dining Room, Eells House, #47 on map
6 p.m.
ELS Dinner ($)
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
6 p.m.
Football Banquet ($)
Alumni, parents and fans welcome
Tolles Pavilion, Beinecke Student Activities Village, #18 on map
7 p.m.
Volleyball Dinner ($)
Alumni, parents and fans welcome
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center, #53 on map
 

Sunday, October 7

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wellin Museum Open
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, #82 on map
Noon - 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Love Field, #73 on map
Reception following the game in the Blood Fitness Center.
1 - 2 p.m.
CAB Movie Streak to Win
The Campus Activities Board will be screening the Hamilton favorite Streak to Win featuring the 2004-05 "varsity streaking team." Audience participation not required, but no one can blame you if you want to sport your team colors.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson building, #14 on map
1 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Chapel, #51 on map
4 p.m.
Hamilton College Community Church
Chapel, #51 on map

 

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