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College Bicentennial

Bicentennial Kickoff Weekend Schedule

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Thursday, September 22

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. If you would like to attend a class that does not appear on the list, please get approval from the professor. 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m

Emerson Gallery
Two exhibits: Time Capsules and Cornerstones: 200 Years of Collective Memory at Hamilton and Learning to Look: Hamilton's Cabinets, Galleries and Museums Past, Present and Future
Emerson Gallery, Christian Johnson Hall

10 a.m-6 p.m.

Print Exhibition: A selection of works from 1972 to the present by Kirkland and Hamilton art students as well as prints by Atelier Four (Bruce Muirhead, William R. Kenan Professor of Art, Bill Salzillo, professor of art and curator of the Hamilton Collects Program, and alumni Amy Buchholz '80 and Jake Muirhead '86)
List Hall, second floor atrium

3 - 8 p.m.

Registration and Information
Kirner-Johnson Building

3 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Bicentennial History of the College
In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton College 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 contest between the forces of change and continuity in Hamilton’s second century.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027

4 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The Contributions of Edward Robinson
Jay Williams ’54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies, will discuss the contributions of Edward Robinson, Hamilton’s first valedictorian and the founder of  Biblical archaeology.
Taylor Science Center G041

4 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The Friendship of Kirkland and Skenandoa
Kandice Watson, Oneida Nation historian, will discuss Samuel Kirkland's relationship with Chief Skenandoa and the history of the Oneida Nation in the early 1800s.
Taylor Science Center G042

4 - 9 p.m.

Bruce Climbing Wall
Open for alumni, parents and siblings of students
Blood Fitness and Dance Center

4:30 - 8 p.m.

Dinner Available  ($8.25 cash pp)
Soper Hall of Commons and McEwen Dining Hall

5 p.m.

Senior Gift Kick-off Reception
Filllius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

7 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The Last Minstrel Show
Attend rehearsal in progress as Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer and students work to perfect the performance of the award-winning musical.
Filllius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

8 p.m.

Careers in Entrepreneurship
Panel discussion and networking event for careers in entrepreneurship with Gretchen Morrison Grad '85,  Founder & Board Member, Hands of Peace; Andrew McKee ’86, General Partner, Webster Capital, Chairman/Founder of Vacation.com; Dan Nye ’88, President & CEO, Rocket Lawyer, CEO at LinkedIn.com;  Marc Randolph '81, Entrepreneur and investor, Co-founder & CEO of Netflix;  Rob Rigg ’99: President - TRUE Linkswear; Founder/Owner of The Walking Golfer.
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

Friday, September 23

7:30 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast available.  ($4.50 cash pp)
Soper Hall of Commons and McEwen Dining Hall

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Registration and Information
Kirner-Johnson Lobby and KJ 103

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. If you would like to attend a class that does not appear on the list, please get approval from the professor.


10 a.m. -
6 p.m.

Emerson Gallery
Two exhibits: Time Capsules and Cornerstones: 200 Years of Collective Memory at Hamilton and Learning to Look: Hamilton's Cabinets, Galleries and Museums Past, Present and Future
Emerson Gallery, Christian Johnson Hall
 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Print Exhibition: A selection of works from 1968 to the present by Kirkland and Hamilton art students as well as prints by the Atelier Four (Professors Muirhead and Salzillo, Amy Buchholz '80 and Jake Muirhead '86)
List Hall, second floor white space atrium

10 a.m.

Alumni Council Executive Committee Meeting
Conference Room, Philip Spencer House

10:30 a.m.

Bicentennial College: Hamilton Leaders Live Their Passions Through New Ventures
Generations of Hamilton alumni have made important contributions to society through their establishment of and dedicated service to new ventures in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.  In this session, you will learn how passion for an idea, or compelling cause, became the motivation for the panelists' achievements.
Panelists:
K. Blake Darcy '78 -Chief Executive Officer, Gotham Asset Management, LLC.
Gretchen Grad '85 - Founder of the non-profit organization Hands of Peace
Joe Rowbottom '99 - Chief Executive Officer, All Things Marketing
John Werner '92 - Chief Mobilizing Officer & Managing Director, Citizen Schools
Moderated by George Nehme '79, Senior Vice President for Client Relations, Innovative Resources Group, Inc.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Shuttle to Village of Clinton
Leaves on the hour from Kirner-Johnson Circle
Returns on the half hour from parking lot at
Clinton Arena with stops at Resurrection Church and Boynton Pool (Norton Ave).

11 a.m.

Bicentennial 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 ample opportunities for exploration. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge P'01 will lead a tour along flat ground.
Meet at the Gazebo behind Anderson-Connell Alumni Center

Noon

GOLD Engagement Committee Meeting
Sitting Room, Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
(Lunch will be served)

Noon

Lunch available ($7 cash pp)
Soper Hall of Commons and McEwen Dining Hall

Noon

Helen and Doane Comstock '27 Memorial Luncheon Celebrating Student Scholarships
(by invitation)
Tolles Pavilion

1:30 p.m.

Alumni Council Committee Meetings

  • Class Leadership
    Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125
  • Regional Affairs
    Kirner-Johnson 224
  • Multicultural Alumni Relations Committee (MARC)
    Kirner-Johnson 142
  • Nominations
    Conference Room, Anderson-Connell Alumni Center

1:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Bicentennial History of the College
In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton College 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 contest between the forces of change and continuity in Hamilton’s second century.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027

2 p.m.

Levitt Center Lecture: Hydrofracking
Bruce Selleck, the Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of Geology at Colgate University, and Stuart Gruskin, former Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. will provide an informative overview of the science and policy of gas drilling in the Utica and Marcellus shales in Central New York. Moderated by Gene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences
Chapel

2 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Alcohol on Campus: Should the Drinking Age be 21?
Vice President and Dean of Students Nancy Thompson and Hamilton Trustee Barry Seaman '67 will discuss student drinking on college campuses. Barry Seaman is the author of BINGE: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess
Kirner-Johnson 201

2 p.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Tour of campus led by history students
Meet in lobby of Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall

3 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Comedy Then and Now
What do Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin and Aristophanes have in common? What makes comedy funny? Why has Western comedy focused particularly on women?  Why did Woody Allen say that he wanted his comedy to make people both think and laugh? Greek and Roman comedy focused mainly on obstacles between young lovers; this comedy developed into contemporary romantic comedy and TV sitcoms.  Typical plots feature sex, domestic conspiracies, mistaken identities, generational battles and romance. Watch some scenes from ancient and modern comedy, talk about comedy as a social document, and discuss what we can learn from comedy about the age-old battles between men and women with Edward North Professor of Classics Barbara Gold. And you'll also hear about how a bunch of Hamilton students wrote, produced and directed their own plays based on ancient comedies - plays that were put on for the whole community (one of them even featured President Joan Stewart joining a fraternity!).  
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center

3 p.m.

Bicentennial College: An Illustrated History of Hamilton College Fraternity Houses, 1872-2010
A slideshow presentation by Clarence E. Aldridge '45.
Kirner-Johnson 101

3 p.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Archaeology of Hamilton College
Hamilton College is an archaeological canvas and an important cultural resource with oral tradition, historical documents, and a fascinating archaeological past.  Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale will be conducting an archaeological excavation at a site potentially associated with Samuel Kirkland. Goodale and the students of Archaeology 251: Archaeology of Hamilton’s Founding will provide a site tour, demonstrate the techniques used to learn about the past and discuss their findings. Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking to the site.
Meet in Wellin Atrium, Taylor Science Center

3 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The Life and Legacy of Ezra Pound
Among the many distinguished alumni of Hamilton College, the poet Ezra Pound stands out as arguably the most (in)famous. Like others of great ability, Pound stubbornly alternated throughout his life and career between scandal and innovation. In this discussion, we’ll review a few different examples of each in Pound’s career, and consider whether and how these two aspects of his legacy might in fact be intimately connected.  A talk by Professor of English Steve Yao.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027


3:30 p.m.
 

Emerson Gallery talk:  Barsha Baral ’13, Associate Professor of German, Russian Languages and Literatures Frank Sciacca and Associate Director and Curator Susanna White will discuss Time Capsules and Cornerstones: 200 Years of Collective Memory at Hamilton.
Emerson Gallery, Christian Johnson Hall
 

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Days-Massolo Center Open House and Reception hosted by Days-Massolo Center Director Amit Taneja, Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Africana Studies Donald Carter and the Multicultural Alumni Relations Committee (MARC).
Days-Massolo Center, 206 College Hill Road

3:30-5 p.m.

Summer Research Poster Sessions
More than 125 students spent their summer conducting research with faculty. Visit with students, as well as their faculty advisors, as they present their findings.
Taylor Science Center 

3:30-5 p.m.

Levitt Center Open House and Poster Session
Learn about the new Levitt Leadership Initiative and other Levitt Center programs. Visit with summer research fellows and their faculty advisors as they present their findings.
Kirner-Johnson Mezzanine
 

4 p.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Tour of Campus led by history student
Meet in lobby of Sadove Student Center

4 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Alexander Hamilton: The Education of a Self-Made Man
The circumstances of his birth made Hamilton's formal education far less extensive than that of men like Jefferson and Adams, but his formidable intelligence and industry made him their equal. The hardships Hamilton endured as a child and his personal awareness of the inhumanity of slavery made him a lifelong opponent of oppression and cruelty. For him, learning was far more than a mark of gentility and a key to social advancement. He read the great classical texts as living witnesses that provided him with a means to articulate his notion of a just society and a framework for achieving it. A talk by Carl Rubino, Winslow Professor of Classics. 
Wellin Hall, Schambach Center

4 p.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Giants in the Earth
A Guided Tour of Hamilton’s Cemetery led by Frank Lorenz, Hamilton Alumni Review Editor Emeritus.
Meet at the College Cemetery entrance between Bristol Center and Minor Theatre

4 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Today
The Palestinians have threatened to go to the UN General Assembly in September to seek international recognition of a Palestinian state.  There are major legal and political questions involved with such a move.  If by the time we meet, the effort has already taken place, we will be looking at the results.  If not, then we will try to assess the way ahead for the Palestinians and Israelis.  Palestinian statehood, at some point, will by definition be a part of the two-state solution that we have proposed.  But the prospects are not at all clear.  Israel and the United States are opposed to UN action for a number of good reasons.  So, if the Palestinians proceed, in spite of this opposition, the US may be forced into a Security Council veto.  This would have adverse effects on our foreign policy in the region and beyond.  At the same time it could discredit the United Nations as an institution. What is clear is that it will do nothing to further the prospects of a two-state solution or a Palestinian-Israeli agreement.  This would leave Israel and us to grapple with the alternatives, which a number of senior Israeli officials have stressed may undermine the very concept of a democratic Jewish state. We will take a look at these alternatives and their critics.  We will also examine the political structures in Israel and among the Palestinians that stand in the way of progress toward a negotiated solution. Finally, we will ask: Is there a viable alternative to the two-state solution? A talk by Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory Edward Walker '62 and Professor of History Shoshana Keller.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

4 - 7 p.m.

Craft Beers Tasting at The Little Pub
The Little Pub

4 p.m.

Graduation Preview and Wine Tasting
Seniors and their parents are invited to learn what to expect during Commencement Weekend and preview May 2012 graduation festivities. This presentation will be followed by an informal wine tasting.
Tolles Pavilion

4 - 7 p.m.

Bruce Climbing Wall
Open for alumni, parents and siblings of students
Blood Fitness and Dance Center

4:30 - 8 p.m.

Dinner Available  ($8.25 cash pp)
Soper Hall of Commons

5 p.m.

Science Center Naming Ceremony
Naming of Science Center in honor of Virginia and Edward '46 Taylor
Taylor Science Center

5 - 7 p.m.

ELS Cocktails
Emerson Literary Society is hosting a cocktail hour for ELS alumni and parents of ELS members. Family and guests of alumni are also welcome.
Basement, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall 

6 p.m.

Bicentennial Reception and Dinner  (by invitation)
Dunham Green

6 p.m.

Torah Ark Dedication Ceremony and Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner  (Kosher dinner; pre-register)
Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center

7 p.m.

Field Hockey Team, Parents and Alumnae Gathering (pre-register)
Harding Farm, 3793 Harding Road, Clinton

7 p.m.

Campus Activities Board Movie Night 
Toy Story 3  

Rated G
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

8:45 p.m.

Bicentennial Fireworks Display
Royce Baseball Field
Raindate: Saturday, Sept. 24

9 p.m.

World-Class Jazz

Pianist Dick Hyman leads an all-star sextet for the third consecutive year.  In what is becoming a “tradition within a tradition”, Mr. Hyman H’02, will direct a dream band comprised of guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli H’03, drummer Jackie Williams, bassist Nicki Parrott, trumpeter Randy Sandke and clarinetist Evan Christopher.
The jazz stars have aligned once again.

Sponsored by the Hamilton College Jazz Archive
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

10 p.m.

A Cappella Concert
Chapel


10 p.m.
 

GOLD Pub Night 
The Little Pub
 
   

Saturday, September 24

7:30 - 10 a.m.

Breakfast available ($4.50 cash pp)
Soper Hall of Commons

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Registration and Information
Kirner-Johnson Building


7:30 a.m.

Alumni Council, Parents Advisory Council and Trustee Breakfast Honoring Dr. John Driscoll '58 as Volunteer of the Year
Kirner-Johnson Commons
 

8-11 a.m

Coffee and Conversation
Opportunity for alumni, parents and students to gather informally.
Café Opus I
 

8:30 a.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting
Buttrick Hall
 

8:30 a.m.

Parents Advisory Council Meeting
Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson 127

9 a.m.

Alumni Council Meeting
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

9 a.m.

Bicentennial College: Bicentennial History of the College
In the vision of its founders in 1812, the education of Hamilton College 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 contest between the forces of change and continuity in Hamilton’s second century.
Sitting Room, Sadove Student Center

9 a.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Tour of campus led by history students
Meet in lobby of Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall

9:30 a.m.

Career Information for Parents of Seniors
This program reviews the challenges seniors face in their search for employment following graduation and provides an overview of the many Career Center resources available to students during this process. We will review our annual recruiting timeline, outline several useful techniques for finding employment and discuss how to handle some of the stresses of senior year.  Learn how to manage a successful transition into the world of work. Kino Ruth (315-859-4420) with inquiries.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027

9:30 a.m.

Career Information for Parents of Underclass Students
None too soon:  the competitive edge starts now! This presentation provides an overview of the steps necessary for your sons and daughters to be competitive in their post-Hamilton pursuits. Career Center staff will highlight the importance of obtaining internships and other career-related experience, beginning in the  first year at Hamilton, and will emphasize the crucial role that families play in helping students succeed. Current students will discuss their own success in securing summer internships. We encourage you to bring your son or daughter with you. Contact Kino Ruth (315-859-4420) with inquiries.
Chapel


10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 

Emerson Gallery
Two exhibits: Time Capsules and Cornerstones: 200 Years of Collective Memory at Hamilton
Learning to Look: Hamilton's Cabinets, Galleries and Museums Past, Present and Future
Emerson Gallery, Christian Johnson Hall

 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Print Exhibition: A selection of works from 1972 to the present by Kirkland and Hamilton art students as well as prints by the  Atelier Four (Professors Muirhead and Salzillo with alumni Amy Buchholz '80 and Jake Muirhead '86)
Reception at 4 p.m.
List Hall, second floor atrium

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Shuttle to Village of Clinton
Leaves on the hour from Kirner-Johnson Circle
Returns from parking lot at Clinton Arena on the half hour with stops at Resurrection Church and Boynton Pool (Norton Ave).

10 a.m.

Hamilton Faculty Libertas Americana Project: "The Once and Future Empire State"
John Giardino, co-founder of the New York Policy Forum, will speak about the past, present, and future of the economy of New York State. In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Giardino chronicled the engine of innovation and growth that Upstate once was, identified the causes of current malaise, and suggested policies for revival, including encouragement of entrepreneurship and the responsible development of New York's substantial energy resources.
Alexander Hamilton Institute, 21 West Park Row

11 a.m.


Live video stream will be available

Bicentennial Assembly

  • Academic Procession and Call to Order by Margie Thickstun, college marshal
  • Invocation by Jeff McArn, college chaplain
  • Welcome by A.G. Lafley ’69, chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Greetings by Hamilton community representatives
  • Remarks by Robert Simon, professor of philosophy
  • Presentation of the Hamilton College Film
  • College Choir Performance
  • Reading of the College Charter
  • Remarks by Joan Hinde Stewart, president
  • Singing of  “Carissima”
  • Benediction by Phyllis Breland ’80, director of opportunity programs
  • Recessional featuring the Bagpipes of the Mohawk Valley Frasers
    Wellin Auditorium, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts

11 a.m.

Women's Volleyball Interleague Scrimmage
Scrimmage followed by women's volleyball team, parents and alumnae gathering at the Community Picnic.
Margaret Bundy Scott Field House

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bicentennial All-Campus and Community Picnic
Entertainment by the Excelsior Cornet Band, an eight-piece brass band, performing from noon – 1 p.m.
Dunham Green

11 a.m.

Football Tailgate
Football parents and alumni pre-game gathering
Steuben Field

Noon

Women’s Soccer vs. Amherst
Love Field

Noon

Field Hockey vs. Amherst
Campus Road Athletic Field

1 p.m.

Football game vs. Tufts
Steuben Field

1-2 p.m.

The 1812 Garden Open House
Celebrate the bicentennial of the founding of the first college garden on the Hill. Come explore our reconstruction of this early-19th c. kitchen garden, which is an ongoing laboratory project of College Seminar 235 "Food for Thought: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Food." Meet some of the students of the seminar and help harvest heirloom potatoes and Iroquois flint corn with them. (rain or shine--unless it's really pouring.)

1812 Garden in the Community Farm (behind Woollcott and Ferguson Houses)... look for the Star-Spangled Banner

1 - 4 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Multiple Impressions
Professors Bruce Muirhead and Bill Salzillo with alumni 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, each participant will execute a dry point print. (The workshop is full. Contact the Alumni Office to add your name to the waitlist) . All are invited to art reception at 4 p.m.
List Hall 226

1 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The  Life and Legacy of Alexander Hamilton
Professor of History Douglas Ambrose and Associate Professor of Government Robert Martin will discuss the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. The speakers are co-editors of The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father, published by New York University Press. They will address perennial questions about Hamilton, including "Was Hamilton a closet monarchist or a sincere republican? A victim of partisan politics or one of its most active promoters? A lackey for British interests or a foreign policy mastermind?  In what ways did Hamilton influence the course of American history?"
Chapel

1:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Google Earth and Desert Eyes: A Tale of Enigmatic (and Beautiful!) Structures in the Western Desert of Egypt
Google Earth has the potential to revolutionize geological research in remote areas of the world. In this illustrated talk, Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Professor of Public Discourse, will show the extraordinary, beautiful, and previously unrecognized structures that can be seen in Google Earth in the Western Desert of Egypt and will discuss her NSF-funded research involving Hamilton students, Egyptian faculty and students, and a NASA astronaut or two.
Taylor Science Center G041

1:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility: Text and Film
First published in 1811, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility remains fascinating to twenty-first century readers and has been adapted several times to film.  In this Bicentennial College, Professor John O’Neill will lead an examination of passages from the novel and of corresponding scenes in film adaptations to see how several filmmakers have interpreted Austen’s classic novel.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027

2 p.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Tour of Campus led by a history student
Meet in lobby of Sadove Student Center

2 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Music of 1812 through the Civil War
Join Jeffrey Stockham, leader of the Excelsior Cornet Band and Hamilton lecturer in music, who will play music clips and demonstrate a variety of instruments used from the time of the College's founding in 1812 through the Civil War.
Taylor Science Center G042

2:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Amherst
Love Field

2:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Happiness
The Declaration of Independence promises the citizens of the United States rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Enlightenment taught that a liberal arts education such as the one provided at Hamilton College plus the rights to life and liberty would allow individuals to pursue their own conception of happiness and thereby increase their opportunity to lead a happy life. Recent work in positive psychology and philosophy begins to cast doubt on the truth of the implicit assumptions of these Enlightenment ideas. Join Professor Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, as he  discusses these issues and the studies that support them.
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

2:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The Year Without a Summer – 1816
The summer weather four years after Hamilton’s founding was, to say the least, very unusual. Fluctuating temperature extremes, unusual snowfalls, widespread frosts, and ice on lakes and ponds were common throughout Upstate New York as the U.S. Northeast experienced the “Year without a Summer”. The unusually cool summer of 1816 is a relatively little known seasonal extreme of 19th century near the end of what is known as the Little Ice Age.  The “Year Without a Summer” had its origins in a volcanic eruption the year before and half a world away.   That eruption had far flung effects in world and Northern American history and was part of the early years of Hamilton’s history.   References from local accounts and from letters of Azel Backus indicate that Clinton and environs were subjected to many of the weather extremes that afflicted the northeast.  In this talk, David Gapp, the Silas D. Childs Professor of Biology, will discuss the impact of the “Year Without a Summer” on the local scene, the country and around the world.
Taylor Science Center G041

2:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Archaeology of Hamilton College
Hamilton College is an archaeological canvas and an important cultural resource with oral tradition, historical documents, and a fascinating archaeological past.  Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale will be conducting an archaeological excavation at a site potentially associated with Samuel Kirkland. Goodale and the students of Archaeology 251: Archaeology of Hamilton’s Founding will provide a site tour, demonstrate the techniques used to learn about the past and discuss their findings.
Meet in Taylor Science Center Atrium

3 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Glen: King Lear
Students perform William Shakespear's tragedy King Lear in the Root Glen. Rain or shine, guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the Grant Garden, behind the Elihu Root House.

3 p.m.
 

Emerson Gallery talk: Curators Susanna White and Frank Sciacca will discuss Learning to Look: Hamilton's Cabinets, Galleries and Museums Past, Present and Future.
Emerson Gallery, Christian  Johnson Hall

3 - 5 p.m.

Career Center Networking Reception for Alumni, Parents and Students
Members of the Hamilton Community are invited to an informal networking event sponsored by the Career Center. Meet members of the Career Center staff, mingle and chat with fellow professionals in your career field, exchange business cards, and get an update about what is going on in your chosen field of work. Make connections and meet new colleagues. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Kino Ruth (315-859-4420) with inquiries.
Burke Library Patio

3:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: How Hamilton Works:  What Students Gain from College – and How. For the past 12 years, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dan Chambliss and a team of faculty and student researchers have studied what students actually gain from attending a liberal arts college, and how those benefits occur. Following a cohort of 100 students every year through their college education as well as for five years afterward, the research provides a host of answers, some of them obvious, others rather surprising.
Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center G027

3:30 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Fiction and Poetry Readings
Faculty and student writing prize winners read from their fiction and poetry, hosted by The English and Creative Writing Department. Readers will include: William Billiter, Taylor Coe, Naomi Guttman, Molly Haughey, Hoa Ngo, Jane Springer, and Kina Viola.
Filllius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

4 p.m.

"Multiple Impressions" Print Exhibition and Reception
An exhibition of printmaking by Atelier Four along with a selection of 100 etchings created by students of the Kirkland and Hamilton Colleges Printmaking Studio between 1972 - 2010.
List Gallery, Kirkland Campus

Join us for a spirited reception, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Vocal performance by Kirkland College alumnae founders of Special K, along with current student members
Cafe Opus I and List Hall, 2nd floor atrium

4:30 p.m.

Yodapez
Enjoy Hamilton's own comedic talent.
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village


4:30 p.m.

Outreach Adventure 2011 Slide Show
Taylor Science Center G041

4:30 - 8 p.m.

Dinner Available ($8.25 cash pp)
Soper Hall of Commons

5-6:30 p.m.

Womyn's Center Reception
"Celebrating the Herstory of Womyn at Hamilton: from Kirkland to Now"
Days-Massolo Center 

5 p.m.

Bicentennial College: Talk and Discussion with playwright Rajiv Joseph and Brad Fleischer '00
Join Rajiv Joseph and Brad Fleischer '00 and a Hamilton student for a discussion about theater and a reading from Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. The play, written by Joseph, received three Tony nominations. Fleischer costared with Robin Williams in the show when it ran on Broadway earlier this year. Joseph, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist, teaches Essay Writing at New York University and writes for the Showtime series Nurse Jackie.
Reception to follow in Cafe Opus I
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

5 p.m. &
5:45 p.m.

Adirondack Adventure 2011 Slide Show
Taylor Science Center G027

5:30 p.m.

Alpha Delta Phi Dinner
Dining Room, Samuel Eells House

6 p.m.

30th Anniversary Women’s Soccer Team, Parents and Alumnae Dinner (pre-register)
Wellin Atrium, Taylor Science Center

6 p.m.

Annual Football Alumni Reunion Dinner (reception at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.)(pre-register)
Tolles Pavilion

6:30 p.m.

Family Weekend Dinner Party- Registration is now closed

Off-campus at the Skenandoa Golf Club.
7105 Norton Avenue, Clinton, NY

6:30 p.m.

Kirkland Alumnae and Faculty Dinner (pre-register)
Conference Room, Sadove Student Center at Emerson Hall

7 p.m.

Campus Activities Board Movie Night
Toy Story 3
Rated G
Bradford Auditorium,  Kirner-Johnson 125

7 p.m.

Men's Soccer Team, Parents and Alumni Dinner (pre-register)
Kirner-Johnson Commons

7 p.m.

Men's & Women's Rugby Dinner (pre-register)
McEwen Dining Hall

8 p.m.

Samuel Kirkland Film Society
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

 9 p.m.

CAB Entertainment
Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick (born November 23, 1971) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, musician, podcaster, television personality, and voice artist. He is best known for performing with Mike Phirman in Hard 'n Phirm, hosting Singled Out, Wired Science, Web Soup, and The Nerdist Podcast, and the current voice of Otis in Back at the Barnyard.
Fillius Events Barn, Beinecke Student Activities Village

10 p.m.

A Cappella Concert
Chapel

 

 

Sunday, September 25


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Emerson Gallery
Two exhibits: Time Capsules and Cornerstones: 200 Years of Collective Memory at Hamilton
Learning to Look: Hamilton's Cabinets, Galleries and Museums Past, Present and Future
C.A. Johnson Hall

 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Print Exhibition: A selection of works from 1968 to the present by Kirkland and Hamilton art students as well as prints by the  Atelier Four (Bruce Muirhead, the William R. Kenan Professor of ARt; Bill Salzillo, professor of art and curator of the Hamilton Collects Program; Amy Buchholz '80; and Jake Muirhead '86)
List Hall, second floor atrium

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Shuttle to Village of Clinton
Leaves on the hour from Kirner-Johnson Circle
Returns from Village Green on the half hour

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Farewell Bagel Brunch
All are invited to the historic Harding Farm, which is just steps from the blinking light at the foot of College Hill. Built by Hamilton’s founder, Samuel Kirkland in 1794, it has been maintained by the Hardings,one of Hamilton’s loyal families, since the 1850s. Informal tours of the original Kirkland Homestead will be provided for those interested in seeing the main house.More information and directions can be found at www.hardingfarm.com.
3793 Harding Road, Clinton

11 a.m.

Community Church
Protestant service followed by brunch
Chapel

11 a.m.

Bicentennial Tour: Tour of Campus led by a history student
Meet in lobby of Sadove Student Centerat Emerson Hall

11 a.m.

Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Steuben Field

Noon

Field Hockey vs. Wesleyan
Alumnae/Parent Tailgate
Campus Road Athletic Field

Noon

Women’s Soccer vs. Wesleyan
Alumnae/Parent Tailgate
Love Field

1 p.m.

Catholic Mass
Chapel

2 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Glen: King Lear
Students perform William Shakespear's tragedy King Lear in the Root Glen. Rain or shine, guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the Grant Garden, behind the Elihu Root House.

2 p.m.

Bicentennial College: The History of Land Development and Buildings of Hamilton
Associate Vice President for Facilities and Planning Steve Bellona will give an overview of the history of the development of the lands and buildings at Hamilton College. His discussion will cover progress from 1812 until present day.
Clinton Historical Society, One Fountain Street, Clinton, NY

2 p.m.

F.I.L.M. (Forum for Images and Languages in Motion) Series presents
Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Warhol may be the best-known American painter and graphic artist of the last century and certainly one of the most successful. For a time he was also a prolific filmmaker, with an entirely provocative approach and an utterly distinctive style. Included in Warhol’s filmography are 472 Screen Tests, portraits of the Warhol Superstars and the movers and shakers in the New York cultural scene of the 1960s. F.I.L.M. director Scott MacDonald will present a selection of the Screen Tests. The main course features Barbara Rose, Lou Reed, Edie Sedgwick, John Ashbery, Lou Reed, Jonas Mekas, Paul Morrissey, Paul America, Susan Sontag, and Jack Smith. Dessert features: Mario Banana (1964). Warhol’s films are legendarily “boring,” but in fact, many of his films are much more than that. See for yourself!
Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson 125

2:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Wesleyan
Alumni/Parent Tailgate
Love Field

 

Cupola