Countdown to Reunions '17
More than 1,100 alumni and guests are registered for Reunions ’17, taking place this year on June 8-11. There’s still time to register for the weekend that promises a full slate of activities and many opportunities to reminisce with classmates and friends.
Members of the class of ’67 will celebrate their 50th anniversary, Choral Director G. Roberts Kolb will be honored, and a timely and interesting slate of lectures and panel discussions will educate and entertain.
Tom Vilsack '72 and Christie Vilsack K'72 have been involved with U.S. politics since the 80s, working up to Christie's role in the U.S. Agency for International Development and Tom's recently concluded time as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. They’ll talk about their experiences in government and life after leaving the Hill. Government Professor Phil Klinkner will open the session.
G. Roberts Kolb will be honored for his more than 35 years as Hamilton’s choral director with a Choir Reunion dinner on Friday night. Former choir members are invited to celebrate his many accomplishments, dedication and service. Come prepared to share choir tour stories, and offer toast (and roasts) to Rob! To round out the weekend, the mixed-voice Reunion Choir, under Kolb’s direction, and all-male Baldwin Choir, directed by R. Douglas Sheldon ’63, will sing at Sunday morning’s Service of Remembrance.
The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association on Saturday morning will include the Half-Century Class Annalist Letter with Barry Seaman '67, presentation of the Bell Ringer Award to W. Lawrence "Lawry" Gulick '52, P'77 and remarks by President David Wippman.
In a class of ’87 Alumni College, PBS' critically acclaimed Antiques Roadshow appraiser John Nye '87 will shed light on the workings of public television's most popular television program, in his talk “I'm Not an Appraiser, But I Play One On T.V.”
Henry Kaufman '67, an experienced First Amendment attorney, will lead an Alumni College on Academic Freedom on Campus. Kaufman counseled President Stewart and the Board of Trustees during the Ward Churchill affair more than a decade ago. He will lead a wide-ranging assessment of the past 50 years of academic freedom controversies.
Six “Alex” talks, modeled on the “Ted” series of short but powerful talks, features Class of 1992 alumni speaking on their area of expertise.
A comparative literature reunion will commemorate 40 years of literature, activism and the arts with a talk by Mary Bonauto ’83, a Friday night celebration dinner, class with professors Nancy and Peter Rabinowitz, alumni panels and performances and a traditional Strawberries and Champagne reception.