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Reunions '10

Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY 13323

Alumni Relations
alumni@hamilton.edu
866-729-0314
315-859-4648 (fax)

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Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY 13323

Alumni Relations
alumni@hamilton.edu
866-729-0314
315-859-4648 (fax)

Annual Giving
giving@hamilton.edu
866-729-0315

Reunions '10 Schedule


Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
 

THURSDAY JUNE 3 

noon – 9 p.m.
Registration
Kirner-Johnson 102
noon – 9 p.m.
Carter Cup Silent Auction Display
Kirner-Johnson Commons
1 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet in the reception area, Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi)
2 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
A Nature Walk in Root Glen
You will be guided along the mile-long red shale path by Ernest Williams, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Biology, to observe 65 species of trees, many kinds of shrubs and scores of floral varieties. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the glen and catch a glimpse of some of the 75 species of birds that have been spotted here throughout the years. Novice and skilled naturalists, as well as anyone in between, are welcome.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
2:30 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Science Center
Meet in the Wellin Atrium at the Science Center
3 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
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. Certified Arborist Terry Hawkridge P'01, assistant director of grounds, horticulture and arboretum, will lead the north campus tour that will take about 75 minutes along flat ground.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
3 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet in the reception area, Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi)
4 p.m.
CANCELLED-Guided Tour of Emerson Hall
(formerly Emerson Literary Society)
Join returning alumni for a sneak preview tour of the nearly completed renovations.
Meet at the crosswalk on Martin's Way near the front of Emerson Hall
4:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Giants in the Earth: A Guided
Tour of Hamilton's Cemetery
Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus Frank Lorenz will provide epitaphs for the many notable men and women buried in the Hamilton cemetery. Frank has a deep knowledge of Hamilton's history and a special skill in memorializing Hamiltonians honed by his years as the author of the Necrology section of the Review. Expect Frank to speak about cemetery residents with the honesty enabled by having no fear of consequences from those he will eulogize!
Meet at the College cemetery between Bristol Center and Minor Theater
6 – 7 p.m.
Reception to Celebrate the Class of 1960 – Hamilton's 50th Reunion Class
Kirner-Johnson Commons (Start time changed from 7:30 p.m.)
6 – 9 p.m.
All-Alumni Buffet Supper
The Little Pub

FRIDAY JUNE 4

7 – 10 a.m.
Breakfast
Soper Hall of Commons
7:30 a.m.
Carter Cup and Annual Winton Tolles Golf Tournament
7:30 breakfast with 7:45 a.m. shotgun start
Yahnundasis Golf Club, 8639 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY 13413
8:30 a.m. -
midnight
Registration
Kirner-Johnson 102
8:30 a.m. -
midnight
Carter Cup Silent Auction Display
Kirner-Johnson Commons
9 a.m.
Class of 1950 Meeting
Main Quad side of Soper Hall of Commons
10 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
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. Certified Arborist Terry Hawkridge P'01, assistant director of grounds, horticulture and arboretum, will lead the north campus tour that will take about 75 minutes along flat ground.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
10 a.m.
Guided Tour of the Science Center
Meet in the Wellin Atrium at the Science Center
10:15 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Hamilton Endowment
The past two years have brought much discussion about the performance of the endowment and the impact it has on an institution's fiscal health. Hamilton's Chief Investment Officer Peter Tonetti will discuss the effect of recent market fluctuations and the College's continued focus on long-term performance. Peter will be joined by members of the Investment Committee of Hamilton's Board of Trustees for a question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027
10:30 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
A Nature Walk in Root Glen
You will be guided along the mile-long red shale path by Ernest Williams, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Biology, to observe 65 species of trees, many kinds of shrubs and scores of floral varieties. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the glen and catch a glimpse of some of the 75 species of birds that have been spotted here throughout the years. Novice and skilled naturalists, as well as anyone in between, are welcome.
Meet at the gazebo behind the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
11 a.m.
Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet in the reception area, Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi)
11 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Giants in the Earth: A Guided Tour of Hamilton's Cemetery
Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus Frank Lorenz will provide epitaphs for the many notable men and women buried in the Hamilton cemetery. Frank has a deep knowledge of Hamilton's history and a special skill in memorializing Hamiltonians honed by his years as the author of the Necrology section of the Review. Expect Frank to speak about cemetery residents with the honesty enabled by having no fear of consequences from those he will eulogize!
Meet at the College cemetery between Bristol Center and Minor Theater
11 a.m.
CANCELLED-Guided Tour of Emerson Hall
(formerly Emerson Literary Society)
Join returning alumni for a sneak preview tour of the nearly completed renovations.
Meet at the crosswalk on Martin's Way near the front of Emerson Hall
11 a.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Folding Back the Years
A Perspective Career educators take a look at major developments and changes in public education throughout the past 40 years. Dick Cohen '70, Ting-Yi Oei '70 and Madeleine Lopez, director of the Cultural Education Center, will discuss the changes they have witnessed as teachers with more than 70 collective years of experience.
KJ Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch Buffet
Soper Hall of Commons
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
American Healthcare — How Bad Is It?
The healthcare debate is one of today's most provocative issues. This session will give attendees the chance to ask questions of three experts from the Class of 1970. Panelists include Thomas Biancaniello, who has worked for 35 years as a pediatric cardiologist and professor at numerous institutions; Mark Kahn, a vascular and general surgeon in New Jersey associated with Mount Sinai NYC and the University of Pennsylvania; and Donald Stangler, an internist and rheumatologist in Connecticut who has served at Oxford Health Plans and UnitedHealthcare. Don has also worked in France at the American Hospital of Paris for 10 years (a nation with universal free healthcare).
KJ Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Lightening Up on Dark Energy
One of the most fascinating recent discoveries in astrophysics and cosmology, dark energy constitutes close to 70 percent of the universe and is responsible for the acceleration of its expansion, yet its nature remains unclear. Join Assistant Professor of Physics Natalia Connolly who will review how dark energy was discovered, our present state of knowledge about it and what experimental data might reveal.
Science Center G041
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Estate Tax Planning and the New Administration: Change Can Happen (But Will You Have Any Change Left?)
Attorneys Robert Kessler '65, Robert Pomeroy '65 and Normand Smith III '65 will share their estate tax planning expertise as they lead a discussion on current federal estate tax law and proposed changes that may be coming in 2010 and 2011. Topics will range from maintaining flexibility during changing estate tax times, the use of disclaimer wills and trusts, generation-skipping trusts and how to take advantage of gift tax exemption on assets that might increase in value in the future. Charitable giving will also be discussed as a way to reduce future estate taxes.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Aaron Burr Lucky Shot Writers Panel: Hits, Misses, Close Calls
Writers from the Class of 1980 will explore the highs, lows and in-betweens of the professional writing life. Damian Slattery served as a reporter at Sports Illustrated for 20 years and as a longtime documentary and feature film writer. He now works in marketing for Time Magazine. Sandy Gingras is the author/illustrator of 14 gift books that have sold more than 200,000 copies. Mark T. Sullivan is a former investigative reporter and the author of seven critically acclaimed and bestselling novels including The Purification Ceremony, The Serpent's Kiss and Triple Cross.
Science Center G042
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The World Turned Upside Down: Hamilton College, 1960-80
Change came slowly to the Hill in the first century-and-a-half of Hamilton's existence. And then, in a period of 20 years (1960-80) changes came in a rush —in the -curriculum, the outlook and composition of the student body and the faculty, and in the College's national profile. Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Chair in American History, will examine the reasons why "the world turned upside down" on the Hill in those two decades. (Hint: It had a lot to do with the rise and fall of Kirkland College.)
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
From Brainstorm to Bookstore: Getting Your First Book Published
The published works of Hamilton's Class of 1985 are extensive and diverse. Join authors from the class who will offer observations on getting a first book published, research and fact-checking, working with editors versus self-publishing and the thrill of seeing a first book come off the press. Panelists include author-screenwriter Frank Baldwin (Balling the Jack, Jake and Mimi), author-columnist Amy Biancolli (Fritz Kreisler: Love's Sorrow, Love's Joy, House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts), author-historian Fred Zalatan (The Clinton Comets–From the Chenango Canal to National Championships) and author-photographer Chuck Miller (Warman's American Records 1950-2000, Ghost Signs of the Capital District).
Kirner-Johnson 203
1 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet in the reception area, Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi)
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Investment Strategies for the Next 20 Years
Individuals tend to invest by looking backward at "hot" performers and ignore the simple rules of investing that lead to building long-term wealth. Rich Bernstein '80, CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Management LLC and former chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch, will discuss how individual investors can better structure portfolios for the future rather than the past. Various asset classes will be discussed.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Life on a Dessert Island
Join award-winning Pastry Chef Stephen Durfee '85 for a cooking demonstration featuring everyone's favorite ingredient: chocolate! Renowned for creating memorable desserts as the executive pastry chef at The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., Chef Durfee has spent the last nine years educating future generations of chefs at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, where he teaches courses in pastry and confectionary arts. Don't miss this opportunity to learn tips and techniques that will inspire your pursuits in the home kitchen.
McEwen Dining Hall
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Next New Generation of Leadership
The Class of 1975 was the first freshman class eligible to vote in a presidential election. From the election in November 1972 through the end of the century, youth participation and political engagement declined in nearly every cycle. Today's college students are in a very different place, participating as much as college students did back in 1972. Bill Purcell '76 will review a decade of youth polling by Harvard's Institute of -Politics and talk about what it means for elections, government and the rest of our lives (more or less). Bill is the director of Harvard's Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Kirner-Johnson 202
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
A Poetry and Fiction Reading by Peter Meinke '55
The work of Peter Meinke '55 has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Poetry and Yankee. Come hear Peter read portions of a short story and poems from his recent books. The author has published 15 books of poetry, seven in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, and has served as a writer-in-residence at numerous institutions. His most recent book is Lines from Neuchatel, with illustrations by his wife Jeanne.
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Hamilton College and the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War, the antiwar movement and the events of the tumultuous 1960s changed life and learning on the Hill. Join Stephen Rabe '70, professor of history and the Arts and Humanities Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Dallas, as he reflects on his teaching and shares photographs from his trips to Vietnam.
Science Center G041
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Power ... and the Joy ... of Television Sports
Neal Pilson '60, former president of CBS Sports, will discuss the business of television sports and why it is such a huge entertainment industry. He will share videos of program highlights that he used when he spoke to Hamilton students in the 1980s and 1990s. Neal is now president of the sports media consulting firm Pilson Communications and in recent years has represented NASCAR, the IOC, the Rose Bowl, the World Series of Poker, the Kentucky Derby and many other clients. He has worked in television since 1969 and during his 40-year career has negotiated more than $15 billion in sports rights agreements.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125
2:30 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Art Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed a domestic complex for the Darwin D. Martin family in Buffalo at the height of his experimentation with the traditional form of the stained glass window. Wright called the nearly 400 windows, doors, cabinet doors and skylights that he created for the Martin complex "light screens," the apotheosis of his design in art glass. Eric Jackson-Forsberg '90 will explore the history and significance of the Martin House art glass, building on the documentation and interpretation presented in the book he edited, Frank Lloyd Wright Art Glass of the Martin House Complex.
Kirner-Johnson 203
3 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet in the reception area, Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi)
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Ethical Issues in Intercollegiate Sports
From sports for children to intercollegiate and -professional teams, ethical issues arise at all levels of athletics. Jon Hind '80, Hamilton's athletic director, Patty Kloidt, head women's lacrosse coach, and Robert Simon P'91,'94, the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy, will address some of these ethical dilemmas, including those that arise in the context of intercollegiate athletics, especially Division III.
Science Center 3040
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Admission 101: A Workshop for Families Embarking on the College Search Process
The admission process at Hamilton has evolved to match the times yet holds true to the ideals of the College. Jay Bonham '93, associate dean of admission, will discuss the Hamilton admission process, emphasizing the key attributes admission professionals look for in successful applicants. Jay will also put today's prospective students in a historical and competitive context, and discuss "legacy" applicants and the growing impact of the Internet.
Conference Room, Siuda House
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Health Insurance Reform vs. Health Care Reform: Next Steps
Three members of the Class of 1965 will discuss key issues of the healthcare debate. Michael Sheahan, emeritus clinical professor of medicine and rheuma-tology at Case-Western Reserve University, is former medical director of QualChoice Health Plan and past president of Cleveland Physicians Inc. Samuel Havens spent 28 years with Prudential in various positions, including president of the HMO subsidiary and the Employee Benefit Division. Since retirement, he has served on the board of Rhode Island Blue Cross. Douglas Roberts is a cardiologist and president of the Cardiology Group in Williamsville, N.Y., and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Science Center 3024
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Campus Life Then and Now: This Isn't Your Father's Hamilton
Curious about the nature of campus life he detected as the father of three daughters who went through college in the 1990s, as well as from his observations as a Hamilton trustee, Barrett Seaman '67 set out to learn firsthand what had changed since he graduated from Hamilton and why. Using journalistic skills honed during a 30-year career at Time magazine, Barry visited 12 colleges and universities, including Hamilton. By living in college housing and interviewing hundreds of students, administrators and faculty members from 2003 to 2005, he drew a detailed and often disturbing picture of an undergraduate culture that was profoundly different from his own. Come hear Barry discuss his book Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess and what he learned about social pressures, dating and sex life, drug and alcohol use, racial and ethnic diversity, and the relationships between students and professors outside the classroom.
Kennedy Auditorium, Science Center G027
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Reduce, Reuse, Reunion
Graduates for a Greener Hamilton leaders, including Peter Holzaepfel and other members of the Class of 2005, will join Steve Bellona P'03, associate vice president for facilities and planning, and Peter Cannavo, assistant professor of government, to discuss ways in which Hamilton has and is becoming a more environmentally conscious campus.
Science Center G041
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
An Unlikely Pit Stop for a Hamilton Grad – A Peek Under the Hood at the World of NASCAR
How did Hamilton's emphasis on writing, speaking and critical thinking land an unlikely candidate behind the wheel of the fastest sport in the world? Gillian Zucker '90 shares how a Hamilton education can fuel a career in anything. She is the fourth president of Auto Club Speedway (formerly California Speedway) and the first female president of a track that hosts one of auto racing's most popular event, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
KJ Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Lessons from Accidental Entrepreneurs
Have you ever considered starting your own business venture? Are you currently engaged in entrepreneurship or just enjoy stories "from the trenches?" None of these alumni panelists envisioned themselves as entrepreneurs when they left the Hill, but through inspiration and opportunity that is where they found themselves. Panelists Gretchen Grad '85, Blake Darcy '78, Jennifer Morris K'72 and Michael Gruen '06 will share their business experiences and introduce the Hamilton Venture Network, an opportunity to connect with other interested alumni. The discussion will be moderated by Nathana Josephs '80.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125
4 p.m.
CANCELLED-Guided Tour of Emerson Hall
(formerly Emerson Literary Society)
Join returning alumni for a sneak preview tour of the nearly completed renovations.
Meet at the crosswalk on Martin's Way near the front of Emerson Hall
4 p.m.
Class of 2000 Casual Gathering
Join members of the class of 2000 outside their assigned weekend dorms, Minor and McIntosh, when you arrive on campus.  Drop off your luggage, join friends for a drink (BYO) to catch up before heading to the all-campus dinner.
Outdoor area adjacent to Minor and McIntosh
4:30 p.m.
Annual Meeting for Alpha Delta Phi Alumni
Library, Samuel Eells House
5 - 6 p.m.
Cocktail Reception for Alpha Delta Phi Alumni
Terrace, Samuel Eells House (rainsite: Living Room)
5 – 6 p.m.
Cocktail Reception for Faculty and Alumni
Stop by and say hello to some of your former professors and classmates.
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village
6 – 8 p.m.
Adirondack-Themed Buffet Dinner for All Alumni
Patricia and Winton Tolles Pavilion, Beinecke Student Activities Village
6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner for Members of the Class of 1955
Home of Gretchen and Jim Balch '55, P'81, 3644 Harding Road, Clinton
6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner for Members of the Class of 1960
Samuel Eells House, Campus Road
6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner for Members of the Class of 1965
Home of Ellie Wertimer GP'06, 7140 College Hill Road, Clinton
6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner for Members of the Class of 1980
Home of Barbara Starnes P'80, GP'11, 7095 College Hill Road, Clinton
6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner for Members of the Class of 1985
Minor Field Pavilion
7 – 10 p.m.
Big-Screen Video Games
Christian A. Johnson 225
8 p.m.
Family Movie – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125
8 – 11 p.m.
Class of 1970 Meet-and-Greet
Glen House
8:30 p.m.
Timeless Tunes – A Concert Performance by KT Sullivan
Ms. Sullivan, accompanied by piano virtuoso with jazz chops Dennis Buck, will sing the popular classic songs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The familiar songs of long ago never sounded so contemporary.
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts
9 p.m. - midnight
CANCELLED-Dance Party Hosted by the Brothers of Theta Delta Chi (TDX)
Woollcott House, Campus Road
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.

SATURDAY JUNE 5

7 – 10 a.m.
Breakfast
Soper Hall of Commons
8 a.m.
The Long Run – An Alumni Cross Country Fun Run
Named in honor of longtime Hamilton cross country and track coach Gene Long.
Race distances are 2.1, 3.3 and 5.1 miles.
Steuben Field
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration
Kirner-Johnson 102
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Carter Cup Silent Auction Display-Bidding ends at 6 p.m.
Kirner-Johnson Commons
8:30 a.m.
Third Annual Bicycle Ride through the Mohawk Valley
Riders of all experience levels are welcome; bring your bike and helmet, and enjoy a leisurely 10 plus-mile ride with Claudette Giguere Ferrone '88 and Todd Rayne, associate professor of geosciences, as your guides.
Meet in the circle at the front of Kirner-Johnson
8:45 a.m.
Baldwin Choir Rehearsal (male voices)
Chapel
9 a.m.
Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet at the front door to the Siuda House (formerly Sigma Phi)  
9 a.m.
CANCELLED-Guided Tour of Emerson Hall
(formerly Emerson Literary Society)
Join returning alumni for a sneak preview tour of the nearly completed renovations.
Meet at the crosswalk on Martin's Way near the front of Emerson Hall
9:30 a.m. –
10:15 a.m.
Hamilton College Arboretum Information Session
Although the Hamilton Arboretum was founded in 2003, the legacy of the College tree history dates back to the 1850s with the planting of the Oren Root group. Terry Hawkridge P'01, assistant director of grounds, horticulture and arboretum, will lead a slide presentation on the legacy of Hamilton's trees and the last 30 years of changes in the College's Arboretum.
Glen House
9:30 a.m.
Guided Tour of the Science Center
Meet in the Wellin Atrium at the Science Center
10 a.m.
Yoga Class
Hosted by the Class of 2000 and led by Meghan Reynolds '00
Multipurpose Room, Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
10:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association, Half-Century Class Annalist's Letter and Presentation of Alumni Awards
Chapel
10:30 a.m.
Class of 1990 Guided Tour of the Campus
Meet in front of the Burke Library  
10:30 a.m.
Class of 2000 Five-Mile Run
Led by Rebecca Bungeroth Divita '00
Meet in front of the Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
11:45 a.m.
Reunion Parade
Led by the Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers
Assemble in front of the Chapel
12:15 p.m.
Eco-Friendly All-Alumni Cookout
Tented area, Commons Quadrangle
1 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Low Carbon Dining: How Our Everyday Choices Can Make a Difference
Personnel from Hamilton's catering service, Bon Appétit, will discuss ongoing efforts to lower the "carbon footprint" of the on-campus cafés. Carbon-friendly snacks will be available.
Soper Hall of Commons
1:30 – 10 p.m.
Big-Screen Video Games
Christian A. Johnson 225
2 p.m.
STATE OF THE COLLEGE ADDRESS
Presented by President Joan Hinde Stewart
Chapel
2 p.m.
CANCELLED-Guided Tour of Emerson Hall
(formerly Emerson Literary Society)
Join returning alumni for a sneak preview tour of the nearly completed renovations.
Meet at the crosswalk on Martin's Way near the front of Emerson Hall
2 – 4 p.m.
Jazz Archive Open House
McEwen Hall, adjacent to rock swing
2 – 4 p.m.
Diversity and Social Justice Project Open House
McEwen Hall, adjacent to rock swing
2:45 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Gamelan - An Interactive Musical Experience for the Entire Family
Gamelan music is a shimmering blend of slow-moving melodies and interlocking melodic elaborations punctuated by gong strokes and intricate drumming patterns. This music, both hypnotic and energetic, is used to accompany shadow puppetry and dancing in Indonesia, and Western classical composers (e.g., Debussy, Poulenc, Britten) have drawn inspiration from its distinctive sound. Hamilton owns a Javanese gamelan, an ensemble of some 25 instruments. Led by Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley, this interactive session will give attendees the opportunity to play a gamelan piece and learn about these instruments and the culture from which the music comes. Appropriate for children over 10 when accompanied by an adult.
Wellin Hall Stage, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts
3 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
The Kirkland Years: The Hamilton and Kirkland Perspectives
Members of the Hamilton and Kirkland classes of 1975 will engage in a free-form discussion about how they viewed each college and its respective students; how the existence of Kirkland affected the lives of Hamilton students and vice versa; and how expectations and experiences of both Hamilton and Kirkland students were challenged and changed as a result of the Hamilton-Kirkland relationship. In keeping with Kirkland tradition, this will be an open-mic conversation.
Café Opus, adjacent to Wellin Hall Lobby
3 p.m.
Class of 2000 Outdoor Games
Bring your competitive spirit and join the fun for a friendly game of kickball and frisbee.
Meet in front of the Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
3 p.m.
Class of 2005 Jake Shapiro '05 Memorial Soccer Game and Beirut Tournament
Love Field
3 – 4 p.m.
Saranac Beer Tasting and Informal Networking Reception
Join fellow alumni to chat about what is going on in various career fields. Bring your business card and network while choosing your favorite Saranac. Staff from the Maurice Horowitch Career Center will be on hand.
Tented area on Commons Quadrangle
3 – 4 p.m.
Afro-Latin Cultural Center Fiesta
Come one, come all and enjoy a fun afternoon with a piñata for the kids, music for the family, lemonade for all and margaritas for the adults.
Afro-Latin Cultural Center, 4625 College Hill Road
3 - 4 p.m.
Athletic Department Open House and Reception
Stop by and say hello to your former coaches and meet new members of the Athletic Department.
McKenna's Buff and Blue Café, Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
All That Jazz
Join writer and jazz producer Greg Thomas '85 and documentarian Carol Bash '85 for a fun and educational discussion. Carol, who began her career at 60 Minutes, is completing a documentary on jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams titled The Lady Who Swings the Band. Greg, a consultant with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, has been featured in Salon.com, The Village Voice, American Legacy and London's Guardian Observer, he will show excerpts from his online jazz TV series, Jazz it Up! In addition to the formal presentation, Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and a lecturer in music performance, will offer a brief musical interlude.
KJ Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127
4 p.m.
CANCELLED - ALUMNI COLLEGE
Pairing Italian Cheeses with Condiments and Wines
Maryline Damour '90 and her partner founded Bomba Cucina at the insistence of friends who wanted to hire them to cater their events. Bomba Cucina offers a range of services from cooking classes to wine consultations to catering dinner parties. During this presentation, Maryline will focus on a range of Italian cow and sheep's milk cheeses and discuss how to best pair them with condiments and Italian wines.
Kirner-Johnson 202
4 p.m.
ALUMNI COLLEGE
Dog Portraits and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ... How I Came to Be
Laura Wilder '80 graduated from Hamilton with a degree in studio art and from a commercial art trade school before becoming a commercial artist. In 1994, she started her own business. She will discuss the delicate balance between finding her vision and compromising this vision to earn a living. As she shares the lighthearted journey of her life, Laura will share anecdotes about how she got into dog portraits, builds relationships with her clients and finds ways to get back on track after burn-out.
Kirner-Johnson 203
4 p.m.
Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Penney Room, Bristol Center
4 p.m.
Annual Meeting for Theta Delta Chi  Alumni
Assembly Room, Bristol Center
4 p.m.
Annual Meeting for Emerson Literary Society Alumni
Room 116, Molly Root House
4:45 p.m.
Reunion Choir Rehearsal (mixed voices)
Chapel
5 p.m.
Reception for Pentagon, Was Los, and Doers and Thinkers Alumni
Christian A. Johnson 201 (Browsing Room)
Various times
Reunion Class Dinners
Time listed is the start of cocktail hour followed one hour later by dinner.
5:30 p.m. Classes of 1945, 1950, 1955
(Half-Century Group)

Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center
5:30 p.m. Class of 1960
Wellin Atrium, Science Center
6 p.m. Class of 1965
Samuel Eells House
6 p.m. Class of 1980
Tolles Pavillion, Beinecke Village
6:30 p.m. Class of 1970
Floored tent outside of Soper Hall of Commons
6:30 p.m. Hamilton and Kirkland Classes of 1975
Philip Spencer House
6:30 p.m. Class of 1985
Bristol Terrace, North
7 p.m. Class of 1990
Rogers Estate
7:30 p.m. Class of 2000
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Village
7:30 p.m. Class of 2005
Bristol Terrace, South
8:30 p.m. CANCELLED-Continental Cabaret with the Alumni All-Stars Jazz Band
The band will delight one and all as Bob Abrams '53, Donn Andre '58, Gordy Bourns '58, Marty Frankel, Phil Mead '59, Bill Semple '68 and Dick Sherman '53 share their musical talents. The AASJB is one of the longest-playing college alumni jazz bands in America!
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village
9 p.m.
Cappuccino Bar and Quiet Conversation
Kirner-Johnson Commons
10 p.m.
Steak Nite Returns to the Hill
A band formed at the College in 1972, Steak Nite took its name from the cafeteria's "special" once-a-week meal. Band members Donald Fram '75, Jeb Guthrie '75, Bob Halligan '75 and Bob Sollinger '75 serve up their special meal of music for all to enjoy.
Soper Hall of Commons
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

SUNDAY, JUNE 6

7 – 10 a.m.
Breakfast
Soper Hall of Commons
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Return Room Keys to Registration Headquarters
Kirner-Johnson 102
8:30 a.m.
Joel Bristol Society Breakfast (by invitation only)
Samuel Eells House Dining Room, Campus Road

9:15 a.m.
Baldwin Choir Rehearsal (male voices)
Chapel
9:50 a.m.
Reunion Choir Rehearsal (mixed voices)
Chapel
10:30 a.m.
Service of Remembrance
Join Rev. Stephen T. Ayres '76 as reunion attendees gather to honor deceased alumni. The service is the capstone event of Reunion Weekend with performances by the Baldwin and Reunion choirs.
Chapel
noon – 1:30 p.m.
Reunions '10 Farewell Lunch
Soper Hall of Commons