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Thursday, October 10, 2013

FYC-logo6 p.m.
Class of 1963 Reunion Reception, Tutt Alumni House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave., Hors d'oeuvres reception

 7:30 p.m.
"The Surprising History of 'God Bless America,'" Sheryl Kaskowitz, Packard Hall

Join American music scholar, Sheryl Kaskowitz, to talk about her recent book on Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America." Her book has received strong reviews from outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Slate, etc. in addition to being featured on "All Things Considered".

Friday, October 11, 2013

FYC-logo8 a.m.
Fifty Year Club Annual Meeting and Breakfast, Bemis Great Hall
Annual meeting for all members of the Fifty Year Club. All current members and 50th reunion alumni, who will be inducted into the FYC later this same day, are encouraged to attend.

10:30 a.m.
Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony for the Class of 1963, Shove Memorial Chapel
President Jill Tiefenthaler and Dean of the College/Dean of the Faculty Sandra Wong present Fifty Year Club diplomas to the Class of 1963, while Fifty Year Club President, Tom Fitzgerald ’57, P’85 P’88, will present the medallions. Ben Eastman ’63 has been selected to address the class. Frank W. Shelton, Jr. ’73, Colorado College organist, will perform during the ceremony. Everyone is invited to this special ceremony to honor our distinguished alumni on their milestone reunion and induction into the Fifty Year Club. The Class of 1963 should arrive at 10 a.m. for brief instructions. Golf carts will be available to assist with transportation from the Fifty Year Club Annual Breakfast meeting in Bemis to Shove Chapel for those needing assistance.

11 a.m.
J. Michael Hoffman Laboratory Dedication, Barnes Science Center, 4th floor west
The Anthropology Department will host a memorial dedication of the Biological Anthropology Lab to J. Michael Hoffman.

11 a.m.
Guided Tour of the renovated El Pomar Sports Center and new Adam F. Press Fitness Center, El Pomar Sports Center
Meet at the main entrance off Cache La Poudre St.

12 – 4 p.m. Academic Department Open Houses 

Department Time   Location
Anthropology 1 – 3 p.m. Barnes Science Center, Room 412
Asian Studies, Feminist & Gender Studies Race & Ethnic Studies 1 – 4 p.m. Interdisciplinary House
Biochemistry & Chemistry  2 - 4 p.m. Barnes Science Center foyer, 3rd floor
Biology  3 - 5 p.m. Olin Hall, Heim Seminar Room #460
Classics & Comparative Literature 1 – 3 p.m. Cossitt Hall, Room 201
Economics and Business lunch and open house 11  – 2 p.m. Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Education 2 – 4 p.m. Mierow House 
English  2 – 4 p.m. English Department Lounge, Armstrong Hall
Political Science 1 – 3 p.m. Palmer Hall, Room 22
Spanish 1 – 3 p.m. Romance Languages Lounge, AH 319, Armstrong Hall 
The Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies Programs 1 – 3 p.m. Hulbert Center (Dern House), 1109 N Cascade Ave

1 p.m.
Guided Tour of the renovated El Pomar Sports Center and new Adam F. Press Fitness Center, El Pomar Sports Center
Meet at the main entrance off Cache La Poudre.

2 – 5 p.m.
LinkedIn Boot Camp for Networking and Business Success, Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
Kevin Knebl has been speaking internationally for over 16 years on how to network effectively and establish connections that lead to mutually beneficial, long term, win-win relationships. Kevin is an in-demand speaker, trainer, advisor, and McGraw-Hill published author. He also has more recommendations on his LinkedIn profile than anyone else in the world!

2 p.m. 
Story Sharing with the Class of ‘63, Bemis Lounge, Bemis Hall
Members of the Class of ‘63 will gather to share stories and watch a photo slideshow created by the reunion committee.

2 p.m.
Tour, Systems and Subversions, IDEA Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
The exhibition will feature several projects that create, examine, and/or disrupt natural and artificial systems. Each piece in the exhibition either creates a system in which the audience may participate, uncovers hidden social or natural systems, or actively unravels (or hacks) pre-established systems to achieve other aims. Projects include: a computer-generated environment in which organisms grow and evolve; a visualization of how sound waves disrupt growth patterns of bacterium; an examination of local water reclamation systems; and lyrical animations of the ecosystems of two distinct environments. Participating artists: Nurit Bar-Shai, Jon Cohrs, Scott Johnson, Graham Wakefield and Haru Ji, and Marina Zurkow.  Jessica Hunter-Larsen, ’90, curator of the IDEA Space, will lead the tour.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Frank Flood Memorial Track Dedication Ceremony, Washburn Field
Light refreshments will be served.

3 – 4:30 p.m.
First Mondays on Friday: The Best Game You Can Name with Dave Bidini, Armstrong Theatre, Armstrong Hall
Join bestselling sportswriter Dave Bidini for an exuberant, evocative, highly personal, and vividly colored account of what defines the magic of hockey. Born and raised in Canada, Bidini has traveled the world, chronicling the many strange and unlikely places where hockey is played. From a rink on the seventh story of a mall in Hong Kong, to Dubai, where hockey is brand new and incredulous Bedouin drop by the Al Ain rink to touch the ice, Bidini provides some striking observations about the game of hockey, its fans, and the moments of grace that enrich it.

3 – 5 p.m.
Music Department Showcase Concert, Packard Theatre, Packard Hall
Concert featuring CC music department students, ensembles, and performance faculty.

3 5 p.m.
Seventh Annual Residential Life Staff and Housing Reunion Reception, Slocum Lounge
Call your friends and roommates and let’s get together to reminisce, learn about the changes in residential life and meet the current leadership team.  Bring your old pictures, cameras, and family.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to Sandy Yowell at syowell@coloradocollege.edu.

4 p.m. 
College Admission Seminar, Cutler Hall
College-bound teenagers – and their parents – often can be overwhelmed by the choices and requirements of college admission. What courses are important to take in high school? How significant are extracurricular activities, essays, test scores, and interviews? When should preparation for college admission begin? CC alumni with teenagers who are beginning the college search process are invited to this special session. Topics covered include: What it takes to gain admission to a selective liberal arts college; how to get the most from a campus visit; and information on financial aid. Call (800) 542-7214 or (719) 389-6344 to reserve space.

4 – 6:30 p.m.
Classes of 1968 and 1969 Reunion Reception,
Louis Multi-Purpose Room and Terrace, Adam F. Press Fitness Center
Reception for members of the Classes of 1968 and 1969 and their guests.

4 – 6 p.m.
Spanish in Spain Reunion Reception (Travels with the Bizzarro's), Tutt House, 1205 N. Cascade Ave.
A reception for alumni and current students celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Spanish in Spain program.

4 – 6 p.m.
Alumni LGBTQ Reception, McHugh Commons, Western Ridge
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) alumni are invited to a reception hosted by Colorado College LGBTQ staff, faculty, and students. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine to be served. 

5 – 7 p.m. 
Faculty Meet Up, Bemis Hall Lounge
Alumni are invited to catch up with their favorite faculty and emeriti faculty. Drop in for cocktails and conversation. This event is free, but please register in advance.

6 p.m. – midnight
Children’s Lounge, Check in at room #213, Worner Campus Center
Childcare is available for children 12 and younger and is provided by Event Sitters by Charity. The cost is $15 per child and includes dinner. Please register by October 4 so that we can have enough staff to provide your children with the highest quality of care.

6 – 9 p.m.
Class of 1963 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Reception and dinner for members of the Class of 1963 and their guests. Classmate Michael Grace ’63, professor and former interim CC president, will share remarks. 

6:30 p.m.
Women’s Rugby vs. Air Force Academy, Washburn Field

7 – 9 p.m.
Vintage CC, All-Campus Wine Tasting, Armstrong Quad Tent
Cut off your ties and kick off your heels for this casual, yet classy event on the Quad. Alumni, faculty, and staff can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and music while sampling wine and beer crafted by Colorado College alumni.

7:30 p.m.
“Where Are We Going?  And What Are We Doing?” A performance piece by John Cage and directed by Professor Andrew Manley, Kresge Lecture Hall, Tutt Science Building
When, in the 1960's, John Cage was told that the burning questions for students were: Where are we going? and what are we doing?, he took these as a text and made four lectures that are funny, instructive, nearly simultaneous, spoken but musical and, like all of Cage's work, - utterly, breathtakingly, unique. As the text says: Everyone's confused: there isn't anybody today who isn't confused - Here we are. Let us say Yes to our presence together in Chaos.

The most influential and controversial American experimental composer of the 20th century, John Cage was the father of indeterminism, a Zen-inspired aesthetic that expelled all notions of choice from the creative process. While recognized as one of the most important composers of the century, John Cage’s true legacy extends far beyond the world of contemporary classical music. After him, no one could look at a painting, a book, or a person without wondering how they might sound if you listened closely.

8 p.m.
Men’s Rugby vs. Air Force Academy, Washburn Field

8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. 
Stargazing with Professor Shane Burns, Barnes Observatory
Sign up at Registration Central upon arrival for an evening of stargazing with Professor Shane Burns (physics). Space is limited.

9:30 – 11 p.m.
Fireworks, S’mores, and Student Bands, McHugh Alumni Plaza
The Student Alumni Association invites all students and alumni to celebrate our newest Homecoming tradition – a CC fireworks extravaganza! Student bands and make your own s’mores start at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

9:30 p.m. – midnight
Benji’s Lounge, Benjamin’s, Worner Campus Center
Looking for a quiet alternative to the fireworks? Relax and continue conversations with friends at Benji's Lounge. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

5:45 – 8 a.m.
Homecoming Bike Tour, meet bus in front of Tutt Library
Due to the recent flooding in our city, the roads for the bike tour have been completely washed out by the rains and the flooding and will not be repaired for months. We are happy to report that the ride will be rerouted through the beautiful Garden of the Gods Park.  This rolling course will require some up-hill pedaling. This guided tour includes transportation to and from campus; Specialized mountain bikes and helmets are provided. The tour company asks that you do not bring your own bike. A reminder, participants should meet in front of Tutt Library at 5:45 a.m.

7 a.m.
Registration for the 25th Annual Tiger Classic 5K Race, Monument Valley Park

8 a.m.
25th Annual Tiger Classic 5K Race, Monument Valley Park
The race benefits the Tiger Pride Fund for Athletics and includes participants from the Pikes Peak area. Runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels are welcome. Features prizes, race T-shirt, and refreshments. Registration required.  Participants must check in the day of the event between 7 – 8 a.m. at Monument Valley Park, south of the bridge. Race begins promptly at 8 a.m.

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Freedom and Authority reading and discussion, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Join us for a Homecoming weekend tradition based on Freedom and Authority, the popular interdisciplinary course taught at Colorado College for more than 50 years.  Attendees will have a plenary session to discuss the book and then break out into smaller discussion groups led by members of the faculty. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia—a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo—to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. This book will be available for purchase online from the Colorado College bookstore, go to http://www.neebo.com/colorado-college or call the bookstore at (800) 854-3930.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Homecoming Convocation Alumni Association Awards, Shove Memorial Chapel
President Jill Tiefenthaler and a representative from the Alumni Association Board will present the Benezet, Worner, Riley, and Spirit of Adventure Awards. Everyone is invited to attend this special ceremony that honors our distinguished award recipients and will feature remarks from President Tiefenthaler. The recipients of the Louis T. Benezet Award for career achievement are Max Power ’63 and Jeff Bauer ’69. The Lloyd E. Worner Award for remarkable efforts on behalf of the college will be presented to Greg Smith ’69.  The Gresham Riley Award recognizing faculty, administrators, and staff who have made a significant difference to the college will be presented to Marcia Dobson and John Riker. Brian Grossman ’88 will receive the Spirit of Adventure Award, given to the alumnus/a, who exemplifies the unique CC experience through a life of intellectual, social, or physical adventure.  President Tiefenthaler will also present the Reunion Cup, awarded to the reunion class with the best attendance. Frank W. Shelton, Jr. ’73, Colorado College organist, will perform during the ceremony.

11 a.m.
Kathleen Jones Award Dedication, Barnes Science Center, Barnes Science Center, 4th floor west
The Anthropology Department will host a memorial dedication of an exhibit to anthropology major graduate Kathleen Ann Jones.  The Jones Fund provides anthropology majors with research funds.

11:00 a.m. 
CC Women's Soccer vs. University of Tulsa, Stewart Field

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rugby Alumni vs. Student Challenge, Donald Autrey Field

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All-Campus Picnic, Armstrong Quad Tent
The Alumni Association invites alumni and their families to gather for a picnic lunch on the quad. Please register in advance. Free for children 12 and younger.

Noon – 3 p.m.
Class of 1958, 55th Reunion Luncheon, Faculty Commons, Cossitt Hall
Members from the Class of 1958 gather with emeriti faculty for lunch, a class photo, and slideshow with the history of Colorado College. A tour of the renovated El Pomar Sports Center and new Adam F. Press Fitness Center immediately follows. 

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Strategic Conversations: Building on the Block, Packard Theatre, Packard Hall
We asked. We listened. We planned. Now we engage in strategic conversations about plans for CC’s future. Join President Tiefenthaler in a town-hall meeting style forum where she’ll unveil the college’s strategic direction and invite you to ask questions and share ideas.

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Reunion Class Photos, East of Cutler Hall
In the event of rain, check in at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.

2:45 p.m.
  50th – Class of 1963
3 p.m.

  45th – Classes of 1968 and 1969
3:15 p.m.

  40th – Class of 1973
3:30 p.m.
  25th – Class of 1988
3:45 p.m.
  20th – Class of 1993
4 p.m.
  15th – Classes of 1997 and 1998
4:15 p.m.
  10th – Class of 2003
4:30 p.m.
  5th – Class of 2008

2:30 – 4 p.m.
State of the Rockies Presentation, Slocum Commons
Large Landscape Conservation in the Rockies: Innovative Private-Public Partnerships.
The State of the Rockies Project is in its tenth year of increasing public understanding of vital issues affecting the Rockies. Alumni are encouraged to join the ongoing discussion of the issues that affect our beautiful yet fragile region. Presented by student researchers and Professor Walt Hecox ’64 (environmental science).

3 p.m.
Guided Tour of the renovated El Pomar Sports Center and new Adam F. Press Fitness Center, El Pomar Sports Center
Meet at the main entrance off Cache La Poudre St.

3 – 5 p.m.
Schlessman Pool’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Swimming and Diving Team Reunion, Schlessman Natatorium
Join us for this special event recognizing 50 years of swimming and diving and Schlessman Pool historical events, followed by a pool party and alumni/varsity swimming and diving meet.

3 p.m.
Tour, Systems & Subversions, IDEA Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
The exhibition will feature several projects that create, examine, and/or disrupt natural and artificial systems. Each piece in the exhibition either creates a system in which the audience may participate, uncovers hidden social or natural systems, or actively unravels (or hacks) pre-established systems to achieve other aims. Projects include: a computer-generated environment in which organisms grow and evolve; a visualization of how sound waves disrupt growth patterns of bacterium; an examination of local water reclamation systems; and lyrical animations of the ecosystems of two distinct environments. Participating artists: Nurit Bar-Shai, Jon Cohrs, Scott Johnson, Graham Wakefield & Haru Ji, and Marina Zurkow.  Jessica Hunter-Larsen ’90, curator of the IDEA Space, will lead the tour.

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Greek Open Houses

4 – 5:30 p.m.
“Finally, I’ve Got Some Time to Save the World,” Slocum Commons

With the Classes of ’68 and ’69 leading the way, there is a whole generation of baby boomers with the time, talent, and energy to finally keep the promises we made as students to make a difference in the world. Soon-to-be-retirees are a force looking for the best ways to have an impact. With the State of the Rockies Project as a springboard, we will discuss how that talent can be engaged to have an impact on our world: service with government and industry boards, NGOs and activist organizations, cranky letter and blog writing, or simply (or not so simply) walking the walk when it comes to our passions. Presenters include Bill McDonald ’68, former US official on western water, Wink Davis ’68, organic farmer, former lawyer, and Dorothy Bradley '69, former Montana legislator, gubernatorial candidate, and environmental activist.

4 p.m.
Alumni Athletes Reception, Great Hall, El Pomar Sports Center
Advanced registration is required. See registration form.

6 p.m. – midnight
Children’s Lounge, check in at room #213, Worner Campus Center
Childcare is available for children 12 and younger and is provided by Event Sitters by Charity. Registration in advance is required.

7:07 p.m.
CC Men’s Hockey vs. United States Under-18 Team, World Arena
Cheer on the Tigers as they take on United States Under-18 Team at the World Arena. Alumni who would like to sit with reunioning classmates, may purchase tickets through Homecoming registration for general admission seating in the Alumni Reunion Section. Tickets cost $12 per person for seating in sections 202 and 203, right behind the student section. Seating is limited and Alumni Reunion Section tickets must be purchased by October 4, 2013. Tickets purchased in the Alumni Reunion Section by October 4, 2013, will be available for pick-up at Registration Central in the Worner Campus Center.

If you would prefer to sit in another section, or if you miss the October 4 deadline to purchase tickets in the Alumni Reunion Section, single game reserved seating tickets go on sale September 21, 2013, and can be purchased directly from the World Arena by calling (719) 576-2626, (866) 464-2626 or www.cctigers.com. Parking at the World Arena is $5. All hockey tickets are non-refundable.

7:30 p.m.
“Where Are We Going?  And What Are We Doing?” A performance piece by John Cage and directed by Professor Andrew Manley, Kresge Lecture Hall, Tutt Science Building 

9:30 p.m. – midnight
Homecoming Dance, Armstrong Quad Tent
Alumni and students gather to dance the night away. State ID or passport required to purchase alcohol. Alumni may purchase tickets in advance. Students may pick up one free ticket at the Worner Desk.

9:30 p.m. – midnight
Benji’s Lounge, Benjamin’s, Worner Campus Center
Looking for a quiet alternative to the dance? Relax and continue conversations with friends at Benji's Lounge. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.

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SATURDAY CLASS REUNION EVENTS

55th Reunion: Class of 1958
6 p.m. Reception and Dinner, Tutt Alumni House

50th Reunion: Class of 1963
6 p.m. dinner and hockey game, Wigand Room at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd.; bus leaves from in front of Tutt Library at 5:30 p.m. and from the Antlers Hilton at 5:45 p.m. 

45th Combined Reunion:  Classes of 1968 & 1969 
6 p.m. Reception and Dinner, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall

40th Reunion: Class of 1973
6 p.m. Reception and Dinner, McHugh Commons, Western Ridge

25th Reunion: Class of 1988
6:30 p.m. Reception, Bemis Great Hall

20th Reunion: Class of 1993
6:30 p.m. Reception, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St.

15th Reunion:  Classes of 1997 & 1998
6:30 p.m. Reception, Great Hall, El Pomar Sports Center

10th Reunion: Class of 2003
6 p.m. Reception and Dinner, Gaylord Hall, Worner Campus Center

5th Reunion: Class of 2008
7 p.m. Reception, dinner, and free dance ticket, Armstrong Great Hall

Recent Graduates Reunion: Classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013
8 p.m. cocktails, light snacks, and free dance ticket, Main Space, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

9 a.m.
Class of 1958 Walk in Garden of the Gods (path is level and paved)
Join classmates for an easy walk through Garden of the Gods. A CC bus will leave from in front of the Antlers Hilton at 8:30 a.m. and from in front of Tutt Library at 8:45 a.m. to arrive at the Garden of the Gods by 9 a.m.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Homecoming Weekend Farewell Brunch, Bemis Great Hall
Alumni gather for brunch and to say goodbye.

1:30 p.m.
Fifth Annual Steve Durand Memorial Alumni Volleyball Game, El Pomar Sports Center

Colorado College volleyball alumni are invited to play in the alumni match.