Reunion

PRELIMINARY REUNION 2019 SCHEDULE, JUNE 7 - 9


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June 7 – 9, 2019


Classes of 1992

Plans are underway for your return to Geneva for the weekend.  Take some time to connect with classmates you know or meet new ones, attend a Reunion College class (without a quiz!), march in the Alum parade, dance on the Quad and more; all from June 7 - 9 (50th Reunion begins on June 6).

Below is a tentative schedule to give you an idea of what to expect when you arrive back on campus. Online registration will be open until midnight on June 4.

An asterisk * indicates that registration will be required.

A double asterisk ** indicates that tickets from an outside organization will be available.

Register online starting April 4 at www.hws.edu/reunion - Early Bird Pricing has been extended through May 28!


THURSDAY, JUNE 6

1 - 9 p.m.

REUNION HEADQUARTERS OPEN

5 – 10 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1974 45th REUNION INFORMAL GATHERING

5:30 - 7 p.m.

CLASSES OF '54, '59 AND '64 INFORMAL REUNION WEEKEND INFORMAL GATHERING* Kick off the weekend with an informal, low-key reception in our newest building.

6 - 9 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1969 - 50th REUNION INFORMAL GATHERING*
Kick off the weekend with an informal, fun reception.  Pizza will be served for those who prefer to stay on campus for dinner and continue conversations rather than chasing reservations at a restaurant. Pizza and salad dinner will be at 7 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

GENEVA MUSIC FESTIVAL**
Details for this event and ticket information can be found at www.genevamusicfestival.com


FRIDAY, JUNE 7

6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ROBERT A. BRISTOL '31 FIELD HOUSE and FITNESS CENTER OPEN
Indoor track for walkers and runners, and a weight room with Cybex and Life Fitness machines available.  Squash and tennis courts available.

7 a.m. – midnight

REUNION HEADQUARTERS OPEN

7 - 9 a.m.

CLASSES OF 1969 - 50th REUNION CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

HWS GOLF CLASSIC*
18-hole scramble, with breakfast and lunch. Clifton Springs Country Club; Clifton Springs, N.Y.  Pre-register online or contact Deb Hill at dhill@hws.edu for more details.

9 - 11:15 a.m.
Program Time

HANLEY PRESERVE* “Walk on the Wild Side"
"Walk on the Wild Side" is indeed a perfect name for Friday's Reunion Weekend excursion to the HWS Henry Hanley Biological Preserve. With no groomed trails and a plethora of wildlife, a walk through the nature preserve and a stop at a few of its signature ponds, provides the perfect opportunity for alums to reconnect with their alma mater. Hosted by Hilary Mosher (Coordinator for the Finger Lakes-Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) and Dave Finkelstein (Assoc. Prof. Geosciences). Please wear appropriate layers and closed-toed footwear for the current weather and walking. Tour is limited to 20 people.

9 - 11:15 a.m.
Program Time

HWS FRIBOLIN FARM TOUR* 
Personal tour of the HWS Fribolin Farm by Sarah Meyer, HWS Food Systems Program Manager. Acquired in winter 2014, the 34-acre property includes a house, 8-stall barn, riding arena, 2 ponds, and 18 acres of cropland, which has been utilized by a variety or curricular and co-curricular programs. Participants in this tour will learn about the recent use of the property, its unique historical connection to nurseryman William Smith, and its significance to the local and regional food system. Tours will be provided by members of the HWS Farm Committee and summer farm interns. Please wear appropriate layers and closed-toed footwear for the current weather and walking. Tour is limited to 24 people.

9 - 11:15 a.m.
Program Time

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TOUR*  Waterloo, N.Y.
led by designer|creator Pietro del Fabro '67
The American Civil War Memorial, dedicated in 2008, was designed by sculptor Pietro del Fabro ’67. The memorial is located on Lock Island in nearby Waterloo, N.Y. - the Birthplace of Memorial Day. The Memorial includes individual cenotaphs for each person from Waterloo who died in the Civil War and a North South Cenotaph recognizing all lives lost. The North South Cenotaph is constructed of stones sent from the 36 States which were in existence at the end of the Civil War. The project includes 62 sculptures in limestone and Rolfeble including a Women's Cenotaph commemorating the women who served during the war. The memorial was noted by CBS-TV as a Top Five Must-See Civil War Era Site in New York State. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor walking.

9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

ADMISSIONS CAMPUS VISIT*
The Office of Admissions invites prospective students to sign up for an information session followed by a campus tour.   https://apply.hws.edu/portal/oh

10 - 11 a.m.
Program Time

EXCURSIONS ABOARD THE WILLIAM SCANDLING RESEARCH VESSEL* - Excursion I
Professor of Geoscience John Halfman will lead a working session aboard The William Scandling (formerly The HWS Explorer) assessing the environmental well-being of Seneca Lake.  Prepare to collect sediment dredges, look for zebra and quagga mussels, and discuss their ecological impact on aquatic ecosystems, nutrient loading problems in the Finger Lakes, and local economies. Event limited to 18 people—ages 13 and older—no infants or small children, please. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for working on a boat.
THIS EVENT IS FULL

10 a.m.

GUIDED WALKING TOUR of CAMPUS
Departing from the Scandling Campus Center front steps, this tour will follow our Admissions Guide Tour route.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ART EXHIBIT – “View/Points: Landscapes, Scenes, and Scenery from the HWS Art Collection”
Reunion implies a sense of homecoming, a return to a place and a community where you once were. This exhibition focuses on this shifting sense of place, by highlighting works that were made in Geneva, that depict the Colleges and the landscape surrounding them, or that more broadly speak to the feelings that certain landscapes evoke for us. As many of you travel back to the Finger Lakes—a location which may seem both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time—we want to show you a myriad of views, or viewpoints, relating to landscape, space, and place. These images are about locations, of course, but they are also about what those locations do to us, and how they shape who we become. Drawn from the HWS Art Collection, View/Points includes works by Arthur Dove, Chryssa, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Corinne Jones, Ando Hiroshige, John Loftus, DeWitt Parshall, and student Dove Award Winners.

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SALISBURY CENTER FOR CAREER, PROFESSIONAL and EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION – update your resume, review job opportunities post-grad, hear about providing an internship, or about visiting campus to talk with students

11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

WELCOME LUNCHEON* with the Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain and William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig P’22

1 - 3:30 p.m.

CLIMB ST. MARK’S TOWER
Whether you’ve ascended the tower before or not, we’re sure you’ll want to make time to take in the spectacular views of the campus and the lake. Don’t forget to bring along your camera. Beware—the view could take your breath away and so could the ascent!  We'll take your picture to prove that you made it to the top.

1:15 -  2:15 p.m. 
Program Time

EXCURSIONS ABOARD THE WILLIAM SCANDLING RESEARCH VESSEL* - Excursion II
See Excursion I description
THIS EVENT IS FULL

1:30 - 
3:30 p.m.

TOUR DE FINGER LAKES BIKE RIDE*
A mecca for cycling enthusiasts, the Finger Lakes region is renowned for its scenic and cycle-friendly roadways. Ken DeBolt, Sports Information Director and Janine DeBolt, Project Manager will lead this year’s trek. Bring your own bike, or contact Geneva Bicycle Center to rent one for the day.  Info@genevabikes.com or (315) 789-5922 

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE I
Dynamic Movement
 with Associate Professor of Dance Michelle Iklé 
How can walking feel more like floating?  Can we dance our way through each day?  In this gentle movement session, experience the joy of moving more fully and expressively!  We will look at the importance of breath, posture, and functional movement patterns as means for achieving greater efficiency in movement.  We will also play with dynamic qualities of movement and the role of movement in our expression of self.   Through Shin Somatics® methods and practices, you can find pleasure through movement.  Michelle Iklé, Associate Professor of Dance and Certification Instructor at Eastwest Somatics Institute, will guide you through strategies for moving gracefully (and even reduce pain) every day!   If you can breathe and want to improve your relationship with movement, this class is for you! Classroom space limited to 20 people.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE II
What Can Liberal Arts Students Learn about the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship 
with Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Craig Talmage
The dark sides of entrepreneurship are not usually covered in entrepreneurship curriculums. We often herald entrepreneurs as heroes of social and/or economic development, but entrepreneurship is not only a happy story. Since antiquity, dark side entrepreneurs have dramatically and negatively shifted social and economic equilibriums. But, the dark side does not only contain organizations that are both socially and economically bad; enterprises are much more nuanced. Today, a few researchers and teachers highlight the importance of teaching students about the darker shades of economic and social entrepreneurship, so we all can make more informed policy and practice-based decisions about entrepreneurship. This presentation will share the research and educational journeys on which students and faculty at HWS have embarked to better understand the darker sides of entrepreneurship.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE III
To Infinity and Beyond - Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Space 
with Associate Professor of Physics Iliana Dumitriu and Physics Lab Technician Peter Spacher Ph.D.
This year will mark the sixth year that Hobart and William Smith Colleges has participated in the Colorado Space Grant Consortium Rock-Sat program, which helps students design, build and launch a scientific payload, on a Terrier-Improved Orion Sounding Rocket out of NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Dr. Ileana Dumitriu and Dr. Peter Spacher from the Physics Department will show you how the RockSat program actively engages students through full design-process, mentoring and assisting the student led team through the design phase in the Fall semester (CoDR, PDR, CDR), and aiding the team through testing and integration reviews and Launch Readiness Review in the Spring.  Dumitriu and Spacher will also discuss the team’s community outreach programs and the types of experiments flown on previous missions.

2 p.m.

GUIDED WALKING TOUR of CAMPUS

2 - 3:30 p.m.

LET'S PLAY BALL!
Bring your glove to participate in the first ever Reunion All-Classes Softball Game

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Program Time

EXCURSIONS ABOARD THE WILLIAM SCANDLING RESEARCH VESSEL* - Excursion III
See Excursion I description.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

COME TOGETHER:  THE MUSIC OF 1969
Moderators: 
Dr. James L. Spates P'00, P'09, HWS Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jack Harris P'02, P'0 Professor of Sociology

4 - 5 p.m.

GEOLOGY OF THE (WINE) REGION, including a tour of the Finger Lakes Institute with Assistant Professor of Geosciences David Finkelstein

5 - 5:30 p.m.

KABBALAT SHABBAT
Welcome Shabbat with candle lighting, blessings and a taste of the sweetness of Shaabat.

5 - 10 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1979 40th REUNION WELCOME RECEPTION

5:30 - 8 p.m.

FRIBLON FARM FUN* for kids ages 7 - 14 years
Tour of the farm, seed bomb making, pollination exercise, honey tasting and bee education, light dinner.

5:30 - 8 p.m.

FOOD TRUCKIN' and MUG NIGHT
Pizza Posto, Le Petit Poutine and F.L.X. FryBird, along with cash-only bar at the Twin Oaks Tent. Entertainment for the kids! Cash, credit or debit cards taken by food trucks.

6 - 7:30 p.m.

CLASSES OF 2004 15th REUNION WELCOME RECEPTION

6 - 8 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1999 20th REUNION WELCOME RECEPTION

6 - 8:30 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1994 25th REUNION WELCOME RECEPTION*

6 - 9 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1969 50th REUNION RECEPTION AND DINNER*

6:30 - 9 p.m.

TETHERED BALLOON RIDES

7 p.m. – midnight

CLASSES OF 1984 35th REUNION WELCOME RECEPTION

8 - 11 p.m.

PANDORA'S BOX
Open to performers and spectators of all ages! Instrumentalists, singers, storytellers, poets, you name it! (cash bar)

8 p.m. – Midnight

CLASSES OF 1989 30th REUNION WELCOME RECEPTION

9 - 11 p.m.

LGBTQ+ AFFINITY SOCIAL
Join the HWS LGBTQ+ Alum Association for a networking social and enjoy some of the nightlight that Geneva offers.

9 p.m. – Midnight

LOOKING AT THE STARS
Stop by the Richard S. Perkin Observatory, a teaching and outreach facility located adjacent to the Katherine D. Elliott Student Arts Center, to observe objects trillions of miles from Earth. Max 15ppl every 15 minutes. Not handicapped accessible as stairs involved for viewing.

tbd

CLASSES OF 2009 10th REUNION GATHERING IN DOWNTOWN GENEVA – featuring Brad Hestler ’09 band “Annie in the Water” at Finger Lakes Live

9 – 11 p.m.

CLASSES OF 2014 5th REUNION GATHERING IN DOWNTOWN GENEVA


SATURDAY, JUNE 8

6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ROBERT A. BRISTOL '31 FIELD HOUSE OPEN
Indoor track for walkers and runners, and a weight room with Cybex and Life Fitness machines available.  Squash and tennis courts available.

7 a.m. – midnight

REUNION HEADQUARTERS OPEN

7:15 a.m.

SUNRISE FITNESS
*  Yoga with Angie at Bozzuto Boathouse
*  5K Run through Campus and Geneva with Reunion Student Workers (Red Shirts)

7:30 - 
9:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST* at the Great Hall of Saga

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. 
Program Time

EXCURSIONS ABOARD THE WILLIAM SCANDLING RESEARCH VESSEL* - Excursion IV
See Friday - Excursion I description
THIS EVENT IS FULL

9 - 10 a.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE I
The Hidden Mathematics of Health and Medicine 
with Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Jonathan Forde
When you visit your doctor, you probably aren’t thinking much about math beyond having a few numbers on a chart.  Behind the scenes, however mathematical models and probability calculations play a role in almost every aspect of medicine and public health.  We will discuss the surprising predictions we can make about cancer screening tests, drug and antibiotic treatments of infections, and vaccination campaigns, and glimpse many other fascinating ways math gives us insight into our own health.

9 - 10 a.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE II
How Do You Know? Probing Inquiry, Reporting Investigations and Producing Knowledge in the Era of Trump 
with Associate Professor of Sociology Renee Monson
In this talk, Associate Professor Monson argues that the examination of truth claims has been replaced with the posting of truth statements in our everyday discourse as well as our political discourse.  Renee will connect this argument to my concerns that today’s college students are losing some of the skills they need to engage in a collective effort to produce knowledge (however contingent and partial that knowledge may be), and that this is becoming a significant barrier to faculty’s work as educators.  As evidence, Renee discusses evidence from several of her recently published articles on the learning outcomes associated with group projects in my sociology Research Methods course at H&WS.  Alums who completed this course between 2004 and 2015 are included in the dataset for this research!

9 - 10 a.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE III
Death at Sea: Herman Melville’s Connection to Hobart 
with Associate Professor of History Matthew Crow
Herman Melville’s famous story Billy-Budd was left unpublished and still under revision when the author died, with little notice, in 1891. The discovery of the manuscript a few decades later helped revive Melville as perhaps the greatest novelist in American history, but did you know the origins of the story lie with the life and death of a little-remembered student of what is now Hobart College? This class will discuss what we know about Philip Spencer and his fate aboard the USS Somers in 1842, as well as its implications for not only how we think about Melville, but how we think about ourselves.

9 - 10 a.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE IV
Misperceptions, Patterns, and Consequences of Alcohol Consumption in College and Post-College Life: Four Decades of Research 
with Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins
This presentation will cover Professor Perkins’ long and somewhat serendipitous career of research on HWS students in college and later as graduates and put his findings on alcohol use and abuse in a larger framework of his work in national and international populations and in life course perspective.   He will address questions based on attendees’ interests such as:  Is peer influence what really matters or is it misperceptions of peer norms that are most influential?  What does gender have to do with drinking patterns?  What about ethnic/religious and cross-cultural differences?  How do motivations for drinking change over time?  How is alcoholism a family affair?  And what public health strategies work best among attempts to reduce problem drinking?

9  - 10 a.m.

ALUMNI COLLEGE V
What We Learned in South America; Reflections on Three Decades of Study Abroad
 with Professor of Economics Scott McKinney P’13
A reflection on 30 years of directing study abroad programs in Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. In a broad sense, we were trying to create a group of people who knew the region first hand, so that when their time came they could make corporate or government decisions concerning South America thinking of the families and friends they knew there. Along the way we learned all sorts of other things: no matter what your skin tone, you can get a sunburn on the equator; how to deal with poverty on a day-to-day basis; how to keep calm when you are a two hour hike from the river and a 2 hour boat ride from the nearest town, no road, no phone, no hot-and-cold running water.

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

STATE OF THE COLLEGES PRESENTATION
Interim President Patrick A. McGuire L.H.D.’12 will introduce and welcome President-Elect Joyce P. Jacobsen and provide and update on the Colleges.

Assemble
11:15 - 11:30 a.m 

March
11:40 a.m.

REUNION PARADE led by the Savannah Cellarsavers Marching Band
Alumni and alumnae will march to the Quad with classmates 

Noon - 1:45 p.m.

ALL CLASSES LUNCHEON*
Alumni and Alumnae Associations present annual awards and Reunion classes will announce fundraising achievements. Twin Oaks Tent (cash bar) will be open until 3 p.m.

1:30 - 4:30pm

ART EXHIBIT – “View/Points: Landscapes, Scenes and Scenery from the HWS Art Collection”
See Friday Description

2 - 4 p.m.

TASTE OF THE FINGER LAKES*
Local wineries, breweries, distilleries gather on the Quad to offer a taste of the Finger Lakes. Goods will also be for sale by the bottle or the case.

 

 

 

 

FAMILY FESTIVAL
Join Reunion families for an afternoon of games, face painting, a kick-ball game, bounce house, and other activities for our young attendees.

ST. MARKS TOWER OPEN
See Friday Description

INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS OPEN HOUSE / STORY SHARING PROJECT

HILLEL - ATID - TEMPLE CLUB OPEN HOUSE

WEOS and WHWS OPEN HOUSE
Visit "Public Radio for the Finger Lakes" - WEOS and WHWS, the Colleges' radio stations.  They broadcast student & faculty programming, HWS athletics and special events, as well as provide National Public Radio news, arts and culture to the Geneva & Ithaca regions.

FRATERNITY and SORORITY OPEN HOUSES
Theta Phi Alpha
 – Hirshson Ballroom, Alpha Phi Alpha – The IC, Chi Phi - 573 South Main, Delta Chi - 574 South Main, Kappa Sigma - 584 South Main, Kappa Alpha - 600 South Main, Sigma Chi - 775 South Main

CAIRD CENTER FOR SPORTS AND RECREATION OPEN HOUSE
Facility Open House and Tours.

SWIMMING POOL OPEN - lifeguard will be on duty

ALUMNI and ALUMNAE AUTHORS BOOK SIGNING
The Reverend Charles E. Cloughen, Jr. '64  |  Pietro del Fabro '67  |  Paul Lee Johnson '71, P'08  | Dr. Katherine T. Platoni '74, Col. (Ret) US Army  |  Dina Paulson-McEwen ’04 | Jesse A. Saperstein '04

TENNIS COURTS OPEN

GATHERINGS ON THE QUAD:
Professor Scott McKinney Study Abroad Reunion - 
get together with your friends from your time in South America
Statesmen and Heron Gathering
 with Athletic Directors and Coaches
Career Services with staff from Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
Admissions Chat 
with members of the Admissions Center Staff

TEA WITH THE WILLIAM SMITH DEANS

MEMORIAL REFLECTIONS
for private remembrances of classmates that have passed

CLASSES OF 1974 - 45th REUNION REFLECTION

CLASSES OF 1969 - 50th REUNION STORY CIRCLES

3 - 4 p.m.

GATHERING FOR VETERANS, hosted by Lt. Col. Robert Kowal, 1969

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

GUIDED WALKING TOUR of CAMPUS

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING

3:30 - 5 p.m.

LGBTQ+, ALLIES and FRIENDS AFTERNOON RECEPTION

5 p.m. - Midnight

KIDS CAMP* Evening of activities (including dinner) for children (12 weeks) in a safe and fun environment. Preregistration required.

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1969 - 50th REUNION MEMORIAL SERVICE
Memorial Service led by The Reverend Nita Byrd, HWS Chaplain

6 - 6:45 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1964 - 55th REUNION MEMORIAL SERVICE
Memorial Service led by The Reverend Charles E. Cloughen, Jr. '64

6 - 7 p.m.

ALL CLASSES RECEPTION

5:30 - 7 p.m.

ALL CLASSES PICTURES

6 - 8:30 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1994 25th REUNION RECEPTION and DINNER*

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1955, 1959 and 1964 REUNION RECEPTION and DINNER*

6:30 - 9 p.m.

CLASSES OF 1969 50th REUNION RECEPTION and DINNER*

7 - 9:00 p.m.

ALL CLASSES DINNER*

8 p.m. - Midnight

REUNION 2019 CELEBRATION ON THE QUAD
Dessert, fireworks, live music with the Up2Somethin' Band, photo booth, Twin Oaks bar tent (cash bar)


SUNDAY, JUNE 9

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

REUNION HEADQUARTERS OPEN

9 - 10 a.m.

WORSHIP SERVICE  
Pentecost Service led by The Reverend Nita Byrd, HWS Chaplain, with The Reverend Charles Cloughen '64

10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SUNDAY BRUNCH*
Enjoy brunch while gathering with friends and classmates to say farewell - mimosas and bloody marys included from Noon - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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