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Reunions '12 Bicentennial Colleges and Tours

Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Thursday, May 31

1 p.m.
Bicentennial College — History of Hamilton College
In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton students was to be systematic, invariable and unchanging. Nevertheless dramatic changes came to the Hill affecting the curriculum, admission, social life and identity. Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and author of On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College, will discuss the interplay of change and tradition over 200 years of Hamilton's history.
Also presented Friday at 1 p.m.
Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall 112, #17 on map
2:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour — Historic Walk of Campus
Led by Hamilton students
Also presented Friday at 1 p.m.
Meet at Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
3:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour: The Legacy of Trees on the Hamilton Campus
The College Arboretum consists of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for scientific and educational study. Plants are cultivated, labeled, catalogued and mapped, providing a unique opportunity for exploration. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge P'01 will lead a tour along flat ground.
Also presented Friday at 10 a.m.
Meet at gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center, #24 on map
4:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour — Giants in the Earth: A Guided Tour of Hamilton’s Cemetery
A tour and talk led by Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus Frank Lorenz.
Meet at College cemetery entrance between Bristol Center and Minor Theater, #53 and #49 on map
 

Friday, June 1

9 a.m.–noon
Bicentennial College- Printmaking Workshop
Professors Bruce Muirhead  P’86 and Bill Salzillo, with Amy Buchholz ’80 and Jake Muirhead ’86, will present a hands-on workshop on intaglio printmaking and discuss the formation of Atelier Four and recent exhibitions. After a brief introduction to the art of printmaking and its traditions, participants will execute a dry point print. (Limited enrollment. Contact the Alumni Office at 866-729-0314 to register.).
List Hall 226, #11 on map
10 a.m.
Bicentennial Tour: Legacy of Trees on the Hamilton Campus
The College Arboretum consists of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants for scientific and educational study. Plants are cultivated, labeled, catalogued and mapped, providing a unique opportunity for exploration. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge P’01 will lead a tour along flat ground.
Meet at gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center, #24 on map
11 a.m.
Bicentennial College: An Illustrated History of Hamilton College Fraternity Houses, 1872-2010
Join Clarence E. Aldridge ’45 for a slide presentation.
Kirner-Johnson 201, #14 on map
11 a.m.
Class of 1957 Bicentennial College — Hamilton Athletics Then and Now
Bruno Colapietro ’57 will share stories of athletic accomplishments during his four years at Hamilton. Athletic Director Jon Hind ’80 will recount some of his own student-athlete anecdotes and provide an update on the current state of Hamilton sports.
Kirner-Johnson 203, #14 on map
1 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour — Historic Walk of Campus
Led by Hamilton students.
Meet at Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
1 p.m.
Bicentennial College — History of Hamilton College
In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton students was to be systematic, invariable and unchanging. Nevertheless dramatic changes came to the Hill affecting the curriculum, admission, social life and identity. Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and author of On the Hill: A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College, will discuss the interplay of change and tradition over 200 years of Hamilton's history.
Kirner-Johnson 203, #14 on map
1 p.m.
Class of 1972 Bicentennial College — Social Security: A Hit or Myth Proposition and the ABCDs of Medicare Alphabet Soup
Kurt Czarnowski ’72 will provide an overview of the Social Security system, explaining how a benefit is computed, when someone can begin to collect and the impact of employment in retirement. He will also cover spouses’ benefits and the strategies that people can use to maximize their benefits. Andy Peterson ’72 will discuss Medicare — what’s included, what’s not and what it will cost you.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027, #42 on map
1 p.m.
Class of 1977 Bicentennial College — Hamiltonians in Hollywood (or thereabouts); Alumni in Entertainment
Join Tom Allen ’77 and Jan Berger ’77 for a discussion on the entertainment industry from film and TV, to live entertainment and new media.
Taylor Science Center G042, #42 on map
1 p.m.
Class of 1982 Bicentennial College — Dance at Our Next Reunion
We hit our 50s and our bodies start falling apart — aches, pains, cardiac issues, cancers and more. Come hear Class of 1982 classmates in the healthcare field share tips for keeping our joints pain-free, hearts beating, brains remembering and bodies strong so we can still dance up a storm at our next reunion. Sarah Edelston Hiner ’82, host of the radio show “Bottom Line on Your Health,” will be joined by pain expert John Chatas ’82; Eric Aldrich ’82, who will talk about stroke; and Scott Allocco ’82, who will share breakthroughs in cancer treatment.
Kirner-Johnson 224, #14 on map
1 p.m.
Class of 1987 Bicentennial College — Mysteries of the Auction Business
John Nye ’87 studied art history at Hamilton before founding the auction house Nye and Company. He worked at Sotheby’s for 15 years, most recently as senior vice president of the American furniture and decorations department. A frequent lecturer and Antiques Roadshow participant, John will shed light on the mysterious world of antiques, appraisals and auctions.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125, #14 on map
CANCELLED – 1:30 p.m.
Bicentennial College — Haley’s Roots, Hamilton’s Legacy
As a sophomore at Hamilton, Ebou Manga ’68 was a member of Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which often held meetings at the home of Virgil Crisafulli, a professor at Utica College. Crisafulli had heard a lecture by Alex Haley, a writer-in-residence at Hamilton, who was appealing for assistance in finding the language source for a few African words handed down in his family through generations. This string of chance encounters resulted in Haley learning the story of Kunta Kinte. Join Ebou as he recalls accompanying Haley back to Gambia to discover his ancestry, which led to the groundbreaking novel Roots.
Kirner-Johnson 202, #14 on map
1:30 p.m.
Class of 1962 Bicentennial College — Hamilton Goes to the Movies
Sam Crowl ’62, P’87 and Mike Kaiser ’62 have made a life in the movies: Mike from the inside as a major studio and ad agency executive, and Sam from the outside as one of the leading scholars in the field of Shakespeare on film. Both were active in The Charlatans during their days on the Hill, and Mike edited the literary magazine. The pair will talk about how their Hamilton experiences contributed to their love of film and aided their careers, dealing with the most popular and powerful art form in the 20th century and the industry that produces it.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127, #14 on map
1:30 p.m.
Class of 1967 Bicentennial College — The Haitian Clubfoot Project
Children born with clubfoot in the United States and other developed countries are easily treated with a series of casts, minor surgery and prolonged splinting. However in poor countries, where treatment is not generally available, painful deformities persist. Robert Cady ’67, P’00 will review efforts to establish a clubfoot treatment program in Haiti where, despite an earthquake, cholera epidemic, hurricane and periodic riots, significant progress has been made.
Kirner-Johnson 201, #14 on map
2:30 p.m.
Bicentennial College — Edward Durell Stone, American Modernist
Edward Durell Stone H’62, architect of Hamilton’s Bristol Center, was one of the first American architects to experiment with European modernism in the early 1930s in a series of prominent homes and in his design for the Museum of Modern Art. In this slide lecture, Stone’s youngest son Hicks Stone ’78, himself a practicing architect, documents the breadth of his father’s life and career. He is the author of the recent biography Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center, #53 on map
2:30 p.m.
Bicentennial College —Archaeology of Hamilton College
The Hamilton campus is an important cultural resource with oral tradition, historical documents and a fascinating archaeological past. Katie Bennett '12, a member of the Hamilton archaeological team, will give an overview of the findings. A tour of the excavation site will follow.
Taylor Science Center G041, #42 on map
2:30 p.m.
Class of 1957 Bicentennial College — Hamilton College and the Civil War
By 1860, Hamilton College was caught up in the strife that resulted in the Civil War. A patriotic spirit led more than half of the 1861 graduates to enlist and ultimately 226 to serve, mostly as officers. This was a sizeable number for a small liberal arts college, considering that graduating classes at the time averaged 30 students. Join Wayne Mahood ’56, P’82 in this presentation that takes a look at those patriots.
Kirner-Johnson 203, #14 on map
CANCELLED – 2:30 p.m.
Class of 1972 Bicentennial College — Life in the Theatre
Join Professor of Theatre Carole Bellini-Sharp for a discussion about the world of professional theatre.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027, #42 on map
3 p.m.
Bicentennial College — We the People
Leide Cabral ’11 and Hector Acevedo ’08, founders of The Young People’s Project at Hamilton College, will discuss their work at the intersection of math, race, class and civil rights. Joining them will be Robert Moses ’56, civil rights activist and founder of the Algebra Project, who will share his thoughts on establishing a constitutional amendment to affirm quality education as a constitutional right.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125, #14 on map
3 p.m.
Class of 1962 Bicentennial College — The Arab Spring and the Victory of Islamic Politics
A year and a half after changes in Tunisia and Egypt, it is time to take stock and question whether a true revolution has taken place. In this session, Edward Walker ’62, the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory and former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Israel and United Arab Emirates, will discuss implications for American foreign policy and our interests and allies in the region.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127, #14 on map
3 p.m.
Class of 1967 Bicentennial College — The Role of Alcohol in Today’s Campus Culture
Hamilton Trustee Barry Seaman ’67, author of Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess, will discuss the role of alcohol in contemporary American campus culture.
Kirner-Johnson 201, #14 on map
3 p.m.
Bicentennial College — Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War
Elaine Weiss K'73 will talk about her book in which she tells the story of the  'farmerette' of WWI. The Woman's Land Army of America, did a "man's job", in military-style uniform, on the rural home front during the Great War. During the war she was the toast of Broadway, the darling of the smart set, a star of the wartime cinema newsreel, and highlight of the Liberty Loan parade… And then she disappeared.
Kirner-Johnson 201, #14 on map
3 p.m.
Class of 2007 Bicentennial College — A Hamilton Education Trains You for Nothing, Prepares You for Everything: How ’07 Survived the Great Recession
In 2007, the national unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. Sixteen months later Lehman Brothers collapsed, kicking off dramatic shifts in the job market. Class of 2007 alumni Colby Dennison, Alon Hillel-Tuch and Ben Lee will talk about how their Hamilton education and the alumni network helped them to adapt.
Kirner-Johnson 236, #14 on map
4 p.m.
Bicentennial College — Kirkland Pioneers: In Their Own Words
Join Kirkland alumnae for a discussion of their time at Kirkland and the paths their lives have taken. The Kirkland Pioneers Project: In Their Own Words will be on display in List and Café Opus throughout the weekend.
Cafe Opus, McEwen Hall, #13 on map
 

Saturday, June 2

9 a.m.
Class of 1977 Bicentennial College — Re-union Yoga on the Hill
This gentle, basic yoga class led by Lori Reidel K’77 will focus on breath, meditation and postures to achieve a sense of inner peace. All are welcome. Comfortable clothes should be worn. Mats will be provided.
Multipurpose Room, Blood Fitness and Dance Center, #64 on map
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Class of 1982 Bicentennial College — Blacksmithing Workshop
David Macauley ’82 will create reproductions of historic and practical hardware that will be auctioned off at the Class of 1982 Saturday dinner. He will also lead a workshop in the traditional craft of blacksmithing, teaching participants to make a simple item to take home. Wear cotton clothes, long pants and shoes.
Road to the College cemetery, near Minor Theatre, #53 and #49 on map
11 a.m.
Class of 2002 Bicentennial College — Spirited Vinyasa Flow: Honoring Your Roots
Jennifer Rooney '02 will lead a yoga class open to all levels. The flowing practice through an active sequence of asanas, building from the ground up through our roots, will allow participants to connect with breath and self. Throughout the class, we will celebrate Hamilton. Mats will be provided.
Multipurpose Room, Blood Fitness and Dance Center, #64 on map
1 p.m.
Intramural Football Championship Game Rematch
The Class of 1992 dominated the championship game their senior year and they intend to do that again. Those of you who remember the fun of intramural sports are invited to join in a casual football game comprised of alums from ALL classes. Bring your classmates to cheer you on.
Steuben Field, #51 on map
1 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour — A Nature Walk in Root Glen
Enjoy the quiet beauty of the glen on a walk led by Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Biology. Novice and skilled naturalists, as well as anyone in between, are welcome.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center, #24 on map
1 p.m.
Bicentennial College — Admission 101: An Information Session for Families Embarking on the College Search Process
Led by Sara Ziesenitz '00, Associate Dean of Admission/ Director of Alumni Recruitment Initiatives.
Kirner-Johnson, 201, #14 on map
2 p.m.
Bicentennial College — A Life in Politics
Join U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack '72, P'00 and Christie Bell Vilsack K'72, P'00, a 2012 candidate for U.S. representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district, as they share insights from their lives in public office. Tom served two terms as governor of Iowa, and Christie worked to raise awareness of issues around literacy.
Chapel, #51 on map
3 p.m.
Class of 2002 Bicentennial College — The New Collector's Experience
Art enthusiasts and novices will enjoy this exploration of the contemporary art world. Join us for a thought-provoking session, led by Chicago Gallery News Publisher Ginny Berg Van Alyea ’02, who will offer tips on selecting and buying art in an age of disposable style and mass-produced taste.
Molly Root House 116, #80 on map
3 p.m.
Class of 1977 Bicentennial College — ’77 Art at 35
Bring your work to display and join us for an informal exhibition and conversation. All members of the Class of 1977 are welcome.
Levitt Center and Second Floor Mezzanine, Kirner-Johnson, #14 on map

 

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