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All-Alumni Bicentennial Reunion

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Clinton NY 13323

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Reunions '12 Schedule

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Thursday, May 31

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Open House at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
Learn how this Utica organization has helped welcome more than 14,000 refugees of 31 nationalities. Through academic courses and as volunteers, Hamilton students tutor adult learners in English or citizenship classes.
309 Genesee Street, Utica (use the DeSales Center's Park Ave. entrance)
9a.m.-noon
College Archives Open House
Burke Library, lower level, #43 on map
10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Registration and Information
Kirner-Johnson 102, #14 on map
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Eagle and Gryphon Games

Games are not just for kids! Joanne and Rick '70 Soued, owners of Eagle and Gryphon Games offer classmates a chance to connect over a board game.  Check out the many family/group games they produce at www.eagle-gryphon.com. Playing games keeps you young and your mind agile at any age from 6 to 106!

Stop by the Information Desk in Kirner-Johnson 102 to check out a game. Through the generosity of the Soued family, Eagle and Gryphon games will also be part of the activities for Reunions Kids Camp.
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Clinton Farmers' Market
Enjoy a delicious lunch, fresh produce and area crafts.
Clinton Village Green
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.
Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall 112, #17 on map
2:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Tour — Historic Walk of Campus
Led by Hamilton students
Meet at Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
3 p.m.
Oneida Community Mansion House Tour and Lecture
Shuttle leaves from the Kirner-Johnson Circle at 2:30 p.m.
During the second half of the 19th century, the religiously based commune challenged contemporary social views on property ownership, gender roles, child-rearing, marriage and work. Members’ commitment to the abandonment of self for the good of the whole developed a work ethic that led to one of the most impressive manufacturing companies of the 20th century. Today their former residence serves as a museum and National Historic Landmark. Curator Anthony Wonderley will give an illustrated lecture and tour.
Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida
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.
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
6 p.m.
Reception to Celebrate the Class of 1962’s 50th Reunion
Kirner-Johnson Commons, #14 on map
6 p.m.
Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner for Half-Century Alumni
Transportation will be provided from the Kirner-Johnson Circle at 5:50 p.m.
All alumni from the Class of 1961 and earlier are invited.
Home of Patsy Couper W’44, 1015 Wildflower Way, Clinton
6–9 p.m.
Buffet Supper for All Alumni
The Little Pub, #20 on map

 

Friday, June 1

7–10 a.m.
Breakfast
Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map
8 a.m.
Winton Tolles Golf Tournament and Carter Cup
Entries are due May 25; the field is limited to 100. Register by contacting the Athletics Office at 315-859-4114. For additional information, contact Matt Wright at 315-859-4867 or mgwright@hamilton.edu
Yahnundasis, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford
8:30 a.m.–midnight
Registration and Information
Kirner-Johnson 102, #14 on map
8:30 a.m.–midnight
Eagle and Gryphon Games

Games are not just for kids! Joanne and Rick '70 Soued, owners of Eagle and Gryphon Games offer classmates a chance to connect over a board game.  Check out the many family/group games they produce at www.eagle-gryphon.com. Playing games keeps you young and your mind agile at any age from 6 to 106!

Stop by the Information Desk in Kirner-Johnson 102 to check out a game. Through the generosity of the Soued family, Eagle and Gryphon games will also be part of the activities for Reunions Kids Camp.

8:30 a.m.
Half-Century Breakfast with Professor Margie Thickstun
Alumni are invited for breakfast and conversation with Margie Thickstun, the Jane Watson Irwin Professor of English and Creative Writing
Soper Hall of Commons (look for the sign), #58 on map
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
9 a.m.–noon
College Archives Open House
Burke Library, lower level, #43 on map
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Alumni Art Show
Alumni artwork will be available for viewing and purchase throughout the day. Contact the Alumni Relations Office if you are interested in showing your art. 866-729-0314, reunions@hamilton.edu
Kirner-Johnson Commons, #14 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
CANCELLED – 11 a.m.
Class of 1962 Bicentennial College
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027, #42 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
noon
Intergreek Alumni Council Lunch (by invitation)
Keehn Dining Room, Samuel Eells House, #47 on map
noon – 2 p.m.
Lunch Buffet
Dunham Green Tent
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Jazz Archive Open House
McEwen Hall, area adjacent to rock swing, #13 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.
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.
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 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
1 p.m.
Choir Alumni Rehearsal with Professor of Music G. Roberts Kolb
Wellin Hall, #12 on map
1-3 p.m.
College Archives Open House
Burke Library, lower level, #43 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
2–4 p.m.
Writing Center 25th Anniversary Open House
Stop by to meet Writing Center Director Sharon Williams, see the new facilities and connect with other alumni who served as writing tutors.
Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center, Kirner-Johnson 152, #14 on map
2:30 p.m.
Psi Upsilon Alumni Meeting
Porch, Skenandoa House (formerly PsiU), #31 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.
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 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.
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
3 p.m.
Emerson Literary Society “Tell Me What You Know” Lecture Series
Molly Root House 116, #80 on map
3 p.m.
Theta Delta Chi Alumni Annual Meeting
Contact Robert H. Rosenzweig '07, rrosenzw@gmail.com
Woollcott Residence Hall (formerly TDX), #45 on map
3:30 p.m.
Maurice Horowitch Career Center Strategic Initiatives
Join George Baker '74 and Mary McLean Evans '82, interim executive director of Hamilton’s Maurice Horowitch Career Center, to hear about initiatives to expand career services for students and develop a career community for alumni, parents and prospective employers.
Kirner-Johnson 224, #14 on map
4 p.m.
Theta Delta Chi Houseparty
All welcome! Music provided by Ross Griswold '07 and his band Root Glen.
Woollcott Residence Hall (formerly TDX), #45 on map
4 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi Alumni Annual Meeting
Library, Samuel Eells House (formerly ADP), #47 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
4:15 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi Great Professor Lecture — Insider Trading as a Right of Private Property
James Bradfield, the Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of Economics, earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. A lecturer on financial markets, microeconomic theory and mathematical economics, he is the author of Introduction to the Economics of Financial Markets.
Library, Samuel Eells House (former ADP), #47 on map
4:15 p.m.
Sigma Phi Society College — The Trees He Planted: The Life and Legacy of Elihu Root, Class of 1864
Publius Virgilus Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman will give an illustrated presentation on famous alumnus and member of Sigma Phi, Elihu Root.
Taylor Science Center G042, #42 on map
4:30 p.m.
Psi Upsilon Houseparty — All Welcome!
The Lawndoctors, led by John Keim ’81, and Maddhatters, managed by Jeff Corey ’04, return to the Hill.
Tent, Skenandoa House (formerly PsiU), #31 on map
4:30 p.m.
Alpha Phi of Chi Psi Alumni Advisory Board Annual Meeting
All Chi Psi alumni and active Brothers are welcome.
Philip Spencer House Conference Room or Living Room, #28 on map
4-6:30 P.M.
Print Exhibition Opening Reception
Stop by List Hall's second-floor atrium to view a selection of works from 1972 to the present by Kirkland and Hamilton art students, as well as prints by Amy Buchholz '80, Jake Muirhead '86 and professors of art Bruce Muirhead P'86 and Bill Salzillo. The reception will feature work from the morning's printmaking class.
Second Floor, List Hall, #11 on map
5 p.m.
Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Third floor, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
5 p.m.
All-Alumni Cocktail Reception
Dunham Green Tent
5 p.m.
Alpha Delta Phi Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Samuel Eells House (formerly ADP), #47 on map
5 p.m.
Delta Upsilon Cocktail Reception and Dinner 
Tent near Ferguson (formerly DU), #46 on map
5 p.m.
Emerson Literary Society Alumni Cocktail Reception and Dinner
The Anthony Atrium, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, Sitting Room and Conference Room 112, #17 on map
5 p.m.
Sigma Phi Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi), #44 on map
5 p.m.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni Meeting
Wallace Johnson Hall, #41 on map
5 p.m.
Mock Trial 10th Anniversary Gathering
Reception for alumni who participated in Mock Trial.
Azel Backus House, #56 on map
5:30 p.m.
Chi Psi Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Philip Spencer House (formerly Chi Psi), #28 on map
5:30 p.m.
Class of 1962 Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner
Cocktail reception at the home of Eleanor Wertimer GP’06 followed by a 7:30 p.m. buffet dinner at the Molly Root House.
Reception at 7140 College Hill Road, Clinton, and buffet dinner at Molly Root House, #80 on map
6 p.m.
All-Alumni Buffet Dinner
Dunham Green Tent
6 p.m.
Class of 1949 Buffet Dinner
Home of Gene Romano ’49, GP’08, 1700 Sherman Drive, New Hartford
6 p.m.
Class of 1952 Buffet Dinner
Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford
6 p.m.
Class of 1957 Buffet Dinner
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica
6 p.m.
Class of 1982 Buffet Dinner
Home of Mary McLean Evans ’82, 47 College Street, Clinton
6 p.m.
Half-Century Dinner
Tent on Dunham Green
6 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner
Join Anat Guez, the Hillel Advisor and one of the current Hillel student leaders, Joshua Yates, for a kosher shabbat dinner and talk about Jewish Life on College Hill now, as well as our hopes for the future.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center, #53 on map
6 p.m.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Cocktails and Dinner
Tent in the Grant Garden, near the entrance to Root Glen behind Elihu Root House, #25 on map
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Utica Zoomobile Visits the Hill
Visit a variety of animals and learn bio-facts by examining skills, skins, tracks and nests. A 30-minute formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
In front of Taylor Science Center (Rain site: Wellin Atrium, Taylor Science Center), #42 on map
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Science Circus
Professor of Chemistry Karen Brewer and her colleagues invite visitors of all ages to tour the Taylor Science Center and experience “cool science” featuring College beasts, a bed of nails and explosions.
Wellin Atrium, Taylor Science Center, #42 on map
6:30 p.m.
Choir Alumni Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Blood Fitness Center Lounge, #64 on map
7–10 p.m.
Emerson Literary Society After-Dinner Entertainment
All welcome!
Lower level, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
7–10 p.m.
Class of 1972 Get-Together
Cash bar
Glen House, #22 on map
CANCELLED – 7–11 p.m.
Big-Screen Video Games
Taylor Science Center G041, #42 on map
7–11 p.m.
Family Movies (PG)
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027, #42 on map
7 – 9 p.m.
Evening party and entertainment
Close out the night with festivities behind the Lodge! Live music featuring Eddie Bluff and Stage Road.
Philip Spencer House - Backyard, #28 on map
7:30 p.m.
Class of 1987 Buffet Dinner
Harding Farm, 3793 Harding Road, Clinton
7:30 p.m.
Class of 2007 TexMex Dinner
Babbitt Pavilion, #2 on map
8 p.m.
Gamma Xi Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Azel Backus House, #56 on map
8 p.m.
To Them That's Gone Film Screening
Conceived and produced by Hamilton alumni, this documentary commemorates the 4,000-mile cross-country run organized in honor of Michael Cleary ’03 and all the soldiers who lost their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Wellin Hall, #12 on map
8–10 p.m.
A Night of Jazz with Doc Woods and Friends
Kirner-Johnson Commons, #14 on map
9 p.m.
Spectrum Gathering
Chaired by Scott Allocco '82
A reception for LGBTQ and allies
Days-Massolo Center, #79 on map
10 p.m.
Bicentennial Fireworks
Rain date, Saturday, June 2.
Royce Baseball Field, #71 on map
10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Shuttle Service to the Village of Clinton
Pick-up and drop-off on the hour at The Little Pub.
Pick-up and drop-off on the half hour at the Village Tavern.
10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Musical Entertainment at The Little Pub
Sweetbreads, an acoustic duo with Hal Albert and Eddie Bluff, promises fun for all with a wide musical selection that spans 40 years.
The Little Pub, #20 on map

Saturday, June 2

7-10 a.m.
Breakfast
Available on campus or stop by for pancakes in the Clinton Village Green.
McEwen Dining Hall, #13 on map and Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map or Clinton Village Green
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration and Information
Kirner-Johnson 102, #14 on map
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Eagle and Gryphon Games

Games are not just for kids! Joanne and Rick '70 Soued, owners of Eagle and Gryphon Games offer classmates a chance to connect over a board game.  Check out the many family/group games they produce at www.eagle-gryphon.com. Playing games keeps you young and your mind agile at any age from 6 to 106!

Stop by the Information Desk in Kirner-Johnson 102 to check out a game. Through the generosity of the Soued family, Eagle and Gryphon games will also be part of the activities for Reunions Kids Camp.
8 a.m.
The Long Run — Alumni Cross-Country Fun Run
Take part in a 2.1-, 3.3- or 5.1-mile run named in honor of longtime cross-country and track coach Gene Long.
Steuben Field, #51 on map
8 a.m.
Fifth Annual Bicycle Ride through the Mohawk Valley
Enjoy a leisurely, guided 10+ mile ride. Riders of all experience levels are welcome. Bring your bike and helmet.
Meet at Kirner-Johnson Circle, #14 on map
8:45 a.m.
Baldwin Choir Rehearsal (male voices)
Chapel, #51 on map
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
9 a.m.
Delta Kappa Epsilon Gathering
Stop by for "milk punch" to fortify you for the day's activities.
Wertimer House, former DKE, #34 on map
9–11 a.m.
Squash Round Robin
Little Squash Center, #69 on map
9:30 a.m.
Emerson Literary Society Strawberries and Champagne
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 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
10:30 a.m.
Bicentennial Meeting of the Alumni Association

Gather to mark Hamilton’s 200th anniversary at a Bicentennial meeting featuring remarks by President Joan Hinde Stewart, Alumni Association President Julie Ross ’84 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees A.G. Lafley ’69. Ralph Oman ’62, P’04 will present the half-century annalist letter, continuing a Hamilton tradition established in 1865, and the Bell Ringer Award will be presented posthumously to Patricia Tolles Smalley P’93, who served for many years as a trustee and devoted member of the Hamilton family. The ceremony will also include a showing of the bicentennial film and remarks by Josie Jones ’12, a direct descendant of George Albion Calhoun, Hamilton’s first graduate. Led by the Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers, the assembly will parade to a cookout on the Dunham Green following the event.
Wellin Hall, #12 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
noon
Reunion Parade
Led by the Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers.
Assemble in front of Kirner-Johnson, #14 on map
noon–2 p.m.
Bicentennial Cookout
Musical entertainment provided by the Lawn Doctors.
Tented area, Dunham Green
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
1–2 p.m.
College Archives Open House
Burke Library, lower level, #43 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
1–2 p.m.
Jazz Archive Open House
McEwen Hall, area adjacent to rock swing, #13 on map
1 p.m.
Memorial for Joshua John-Henry Hicks '09
A theology student, Josh passed away on April 6, 2012. At Hamilton he was known and loved by many. Come celebrate Josh's life through his passion: music.
Babbitt Pavilion, #2 on map
1:30–10 p.m.
Big-Screen Video Games
Kirner-Johnson 109 and 110, #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
2 p.m.
Information Session for Current and Prospective Volunteers to the Hamilton Alumni Recruitment Team (HART)
Led by Sara Ziesenitz '00, Associate Dean of Admission/ Director of Alumni Recruitment Initiatives.
Kirner-Johnson, 201, #14 on map
2 p.m.
To Them That's Gone Film Screening
Conceived and produced by Hamilton alumni, this documentary commemorates the 4,000-mile cross-country run organized in honor of Michael Cleary ’03 and all the soldiers who lost their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027, #42 on map
Peony from Grant Garden
2–3:30 p.m.
Garden Party
The Hamilton Arboretum and Root Glen committees invite all to enjoy afternoon refreshments in the Grant Garden. The world-famous Saunders peonies will be in full bloom, and the shaded paths of the Root Glen make for a pleasant stroll, rain or shine.
Tent behind Elihu Root House, near the entrance to Root Glen, #25 on map
2–4 p.m.
Bruce Climbing Wall Open
Participants must be at least 8 years old.
Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center, #64 on map
2–4:30 p.m.
Race for the Case: A Nostalgic Scavenger Hunt
Continental Cases powered by Xplor.io presents Race for the Case, a nostalgic scavenger hunt. Teams of 4 compete to complete challenges around campus and downtown in the allotted amount of time. The challenges are designed to help re-live the Hamilton experience while exploring campus. Join the Xplor.io team after the race for refreshments, slideshow, and award ceremony. Each alumni on the winning team will receive a Continental Case of their choice. At least one smartphone per team required (iphone or android). Register team
Patio, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
2–4:30 p.m.
GOLD Competitions
Live entertainment provided by  '07 band Root Glen.
Minor Field (Rugby/Intramural Field), #3 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
3 p.m.
Bicentennial Matinee Concert — Two Hundred Years of Timeless Tunes
International cabaret and recording artist KT Sullivan, wife of Steve Downey ’60, will present melodies that spotlight the role music and lyrics have played throughout Hamilton’s history. In addition to illustrating how fresh and contemporary classical songs remain, KT will move to the “Golden Age” of the American Songbook, sharing the works of such luminaries as Irving Berlin, Ira and George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others who knew Alexander Woollcott, Class of 1909. An esteemed critic for The New Yorker, Woollcott founded the famed Algonquin Roundtable at the very hotel where KT has been a headliner for more than 20 years. KT will be accompanied by pianist Jon Weber, whose jazz interview show is featured nationally on NPR.
Wellin Hall, #12 on map
3 p.m.
Cultural Comforts: A Family-Friendly Gathering Embracing Difference
Enjoy a fun afternoon with music for the family, a piñata, lemonade for the kids and sangria for the adults.
Afro-Latin Cultural Center, 204 College Hill Road, #78 on map
3–5 p.m.
Days-Massolo Center Open House
Days-Massolo Center, #79 on map
3:30 p.m.
Bicentennial College — 1812 Garden Presentation and Tour
In celebration of the College’s bicentennial, the Food for Thought course recreated an early 19th-century kitchen garden, typical of those found in Clinton 200 years ago. Professors Frank Sciacca and Dave Gapp will speak about the garden and its role on campus. Weather permitting, a tour of the spring garden will follow, with an opportunity to do some planting.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027, #42 on map
4 p.m.
Emerson Literary Society Annual Meeting
3rd floor, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
CANCELLED – 4 p.m.
Discussion with Sam Babbitt and Maurice Isserman
The authors of A Limited Engagement and On The Hill will discuss Kirkland history and legacy. This promises to be a lively discourse, enhanced by perspectives from the women who lived the Kirkland experience.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127, #14 on map
4–5 p.m.
Athletic Department Reception
Stop by to say  hello to your former coaches and meet the other members of the Athletic Department.
The Little Pub, #20 on map
4-5 p.m.
Saranac Beer Tasting
Outside The Little Pub, #20 on map
4:45 p.m.
Reunion Choir Rehearsal (mixed voices)
Chapel, #51 on map
5 p.m.
Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Third floor, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
various times
Reunion Class Dinners

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9 p.m.
World-Class Jazz, the Nicki Parrott Trio
Bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott, with her endearing personality and engaging stage presence, returns to Hamilton. Awarded Best Jazz Vocal Album (2007 and 2008) by Swing Journal, Nicki performs regularly at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City where she was Les Paul’s bassist and vocalist for 10 years. She recently teamed up with pianist Rossanno Sportiello to create an intriguing program of tunes covering jazz, the Great American Songbook and a touch of classical music. Visit Nicki's website at www.nickiparrott.com.
Fillius Events Barn, #18 on map
10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Saturday Night Dance Party: The Return of Rogue
During their years on the Hill, “rock” was their mainstay. Many years later, Rogue affectionately refers to that genre as “classic rock.” Join Kevin Barry ’79, Rene Don Boni ’80, Bob Kinkel ’79, Brian Middleton ’79, Tom Porter ’80 and Dave Scofield ’80 as they continue to keep the crowd rockin’ and rollin’. Check out this preview and, don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!
Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map
10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Shuttle to Village of Clinton
Pick-up and drop-off on the hour at The Little Pub.
Pick-up and drop-off on the half hour at the Village Tavern.

Sunday, June 3

8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Return Room Keys to Reunion Registration
Kirner-Johnson 102, #14 on map
8:30–11 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Kirner-Johnson, #14 on map
8:30 a.m.
Joel Bristol Associates Meeting (by invitation only)
Samuel Eells House, #47 on map
9 a.m.
Baldwin Choir Rehearsal (male voices)
Chapel, #51 on map
9:45 a.m.
Reunion Choir Rehearsal (mixed voices)
Chapel, #51 on map
10 a.m.
When Life Comes Knocking: The Many Faces of Coping With Cancer
So many of us have been touched in one way or another by cancer’s many and varied forms. Join members of the Hamilton community who will share poignant stories, reflections and remembrances of this elusive and devastating disease. Hosted by George Nehme ’79, all are welcome to come, listen, share and be comforted.
Sunporch, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall, #17 on map
Hamilton College Chapel and statue of Alexander Hamilton10:30 a.m.
Service of Remembrance
Memorial service with performances by the Baldwin and Reunion choirs.
Chapel, #51 on map
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Reunions ’12 Farewell Brunch
Soper Hall of Commons, #58 on map and McEwen Dining Hall, #13 on map
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Blues & Brunch with MoJoTo
Before heading home, enjoy brunch and upbeat blues by MoJoTo, featuring Monk Rowe, John Hutson and Tom McGrath, at the historic Harding Farm. Just steps from the blinking light at the foot of College Hill and built by Hamilton’s founder Samuel Kirkland in 1794, the farm has been maintained by the Harding family since the 1850s. Take an informal tour of the original Kirkland homestead. More information and directions can be found at www.hardingfarm.com.
The Harding Farm, 3793 Harding Road, Clinton

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