Alumni Weekend 2018 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

8 - 10 p.m.     Class of 1968 50th Reunion Social
Join the class for an informal gathering.
Assembly Room, The Cork Factory Hotel 

Friday, June 8, 2018

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Alumni Weekend Registration Center 
Steinman College Center

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Franklin & Marshall College Memories Display 
Enjoy a selection of photos and memorabilia from years past that are certain to bring back treasured memories of your time at F&M, courtesy of Archives and Special Collections.
Steinman College Center

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.     F&M Alumni College 
The Alumni College is a series of interesting, informative academic presentations highlighting the work of F&M faculty scheduled throughout the day. This is a unique opportunity to sample current curriculum (without the exams). Check back frequently for session information.  

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.     The Invisible Made Visible: Resurrecting Ancient Texts Through UV Illumination, Ken Krebs, Ph.D., associate professor of physics, and Shawn O’Bryhim, Ph.D., professor of classics
Through use and reuse, many medieval parchments have become unreadable, the secrets that they hold seemingly lost forever. Professors Krebs and O'Bryhim have just patented a device that uses UV light to enhance text-to-background contrast in order to resurrect these hidden texts. They will demonstrate the instrument with a medieval  document, describe the collaboration between classics and physics, and explain the process that led to the instrument's development.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.    Stage and Page in Dance Study, Lynn Brooks, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and Dance, Brooks House don
Since its founding in 1984, the F&M Dance Program has sought to maintain a strong sense of integration between the practice of dance (dance techniques, composition) and its study from various theoretical perspectives (history, somatics, writing and more). The program’s faculty members have modeled a similar approach to their own research agendas. This session will explore examples of the ways dance education and dance research bridge practice and theory in F&M’s curriculum and in the work of our faculty, including the program founder, Lynn Matluck Brooks.

10:30 a.m.     F&M Golf Outing
Join fellow alumni and friends for a lovely morning of golf.  Tee times will start between 10:30-10:50 a.m. 
Bent Creek Country Club

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.     D-Hall Luncheon
Informal and fun. This isn’t the dining hall you remember -- more variety, more healthy alternatives (if you want it!) and ice cream…and none of those big trays to lug around.  A relaxing and casual atmosphere to kick off the weekend.
Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     2016-2018: Trump, Politics and the 2018 Midtern Election, Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs.
Dr. G. Terry Madonna is a nationally recognized political pollster and commentator. He is  director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College, where he directs the national and state Franklin & Marshall College polls. Dr. Madonna will assess the Trump administration and look ahead to the important midterm elections. Questions are welcome; Dr. Madonna is seldom without answers and opinions.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.     Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Amy Moorefield, director of the Phillips Museum of Art               
Join Amy Moorefield, director of the Phillips Museum, for a "behind the scenes" look at F&M's treasures on view in the Nissley Gallery and in the vault.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.      Outsourcing Security, Bryan Stinchfield, Ph.D., associate professor of Organization Studies.
The growth of private equity (PE) and private military contractors (PMCs) have occurred in tandem and about 10 years ago they intersected.  In other words, half of the United States' force in Iraq and Afghanistan is outsourced to private military/security companies and an increasing number of them are owned by private equity firms.  What might be some consequences of small groups of people owning private armies?

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.     From the Bench at F&M, to the Laboratories at UPENN, to the Patients,
Stanley J. Dudrick, M.D. ’57, P’88, G’10, G’19
The challenges, opportunities, creativity, and innovations stimulated, encouraged, and supported by a magnificent period of education, training, and example, by the Faculty at F&M, provided the preparation and basis for advancing the knowledge, technology, and proficiency of scientific inquiry and techniques continued in the basic and clinical research facilities at the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, which culminated in the first successful development of Total Parenteral Nutrition(Feeding entirely by Vein). Thereafter, clinical applications of the validated lifesaving principles and technology to management of critically ill adult and pediatric patients, revolutionized their care and outcomes, and changed significantly, the fundamental way that Medicine is practiced currently and for the foreseeable future.

3 – 4:30 p.m.     F&M Campus Tour 
Tour Franklin & Marshall College’s beautiful and evolving campus. Join student ambassador tour guides for an engaging walk through campus. See New College House; the Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government & Public Policy; the Klehr Center for Jewish Life; the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building and other campus landmarks on this tour. 
Leaving from Old Main

5 – 6:30 p.m.     Reunion Tribute Reception
Join fellow donors in a celebration of philanthropy, volunteer leadership and service to the College.  By Invitation Only.

6 p.m.     Class of 1953 - 65th Reunion Class Dinner
Old Main Board Room

6:30 p.m.      Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Class Dinner 
Lancaster Country Club, Ballroom and Terrace 

Friday Night Reunion Class Socials 
          Class of 1973 - 45th Reunion – Carr's Restaurant, 50 W Grant St., 7 p.m.  
          Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion – Checkers Bistro, 398 Harrisburg Ave., 8 p.m. 
          Class of 1983 - 35th Reunion – Altana Lounge, 26 E. King St., 8 p.m.
          Class of 1988 - 30th Reunion – Altana Lounge, 26 E. King St., 8 p.m. 
          Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion –  Iron Hill Brewery, 781 Harrisburg Ave., 6 p.m. 
          Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion – Thistle Finch Distillery, 417 W. Grant St., 7 p.m. 
          Class of 2003 - 15th Reunion – Federal Taphouse, 201 N. Queen St., 7:30 p.m.
          Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion – The Brickyard, 415 N. Prince St., #100, 8 p.m. 
          Class of 2013 - Fifth Reunion – Fifth Reunion Bar Crawl, Tellus360, 24 E. King St., 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Alumni Weekend Registration Center 
Steinman College Center

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Franklin & Marshall College Memories Display
Enjoy a selection of photos and memorabilia from years past that are certain to bring back treasured memories of your time at F&M, courtesy of Archives and Special Collections.
Steinman College Center

8:30 – 10 a.m.     Nevonian Induction Breakfast
Join the celebration as we honor the 50th Reunion Class of 1968 and observe their induction into the Nevonian Society. The College will honor an alumnus, William H. Curtis ’61, who has distinguished himself in both his field and service to the College. The Blue & White Singers will perform the College fight songs, a rousing conclusion to the breakfast and a fitting salute to the Class of 1968! 
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

8:30 – 10 a.m.     Brooks College House Affinity Group Bagel Breakfast
The Brooks Affinity Group will host a traditional bagel breakfast in the Brooks Great Room. Attendees have the opportunity to reminisce, visit and learn about the current life of the House and ongoing activities. Alumni are also encouraged to extend invitations to faculty (and former faculty) members who were significant in their experiences or in the life of the House. Questions and RSVPs (though not required) should be directed to Philip Ehrig '13 ( 
Great Room, Brooks College House

9 – 10: 30 a.m.     Flapjack Fest hosted by the Alumni Association Board 
Two F&M traditions! The Flapjack has been a staple of finals week since the late ’90’s, and your F&M Alumni Association Board is a bit longer of a tradition at 177 years! Stop by and meet the members of the Board and grab some flapjacks and coffee – no exams required!
Manning Green

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.     Reunion Class Photos
Celebrate your milestone! Join your class for a group picture in front of Shadek-Fackenthal Library. This picture is one of the great keepsakes of the weekend.
Please assemble with your class on Manning Green. Your class will be called to the stairs in front of Shadek-Fackenthal Library at the scheduled time!

Class of 1973 - 45th Reunion – 9:35 a.m. 
Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion – 9:40 a.m.
Class of 1983 - 35th Reunion – 9:45 a.m.
Class of 1988 - 30th Reunion – 9:50 a.m.
Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion – 9:55 a.m.
Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion – 10 a.m.
Class of 2003 - 15th Reunion – 10:05 a.m.
Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion – 10:10 a.m.
Class of 2013 - 5th Reunion – 10:15 a.m.
Nevonians – 10:20 a.m.
Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion – 10:25 a.m.
Parade line up begins at 10:30 a.m.                                   

10:45 a.m.     Reunion Alumni March Through the Arch
Carry your class banner and process with your classmates to the Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall for the Alumni Celebration. Parade gathers in front of Old Main. 

11 a.m.  – Noon     Alumni Celebration
Everyone is invited to this program celebrating Franklin & Marshall College. The College  will honor six alumni with awards. Reed Armstrong ’11 and Alysse Vaccaro Szur ’11 will receive the GOLD Award; Lewis Kaplan ’84, Laurence Carlin ’93 and Barbara Jean Marston ’82 will receive the Alumni Citation; and Brett Harwood ’71 will receive the Alumni Medal.
Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall

Noon – 1:30 p.m.     Alumni Weekend Picnic 
Enjoy a traditional down-home barbeque, conversation with friends and music by the Jazz Me Band. Food, friends and music…F&M just like you remembered! 
Tent, Hartman Green

1 – 3 p.m.     Good Humor Ice Cream Truck 
The Alumni Association Board is bringing ice cream to campus! Stop by the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck and enjoy a variety of Good Humor ice cream treats courtesy of the Alumni Association Board of F&M.
Hartman Green

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.     Little Dippers Carnival 
Families are invited to gather on the Green for fun in the sun! Join in on the games and activities!
Hartman Green

1:30 - 4 p.m.    Campus Open House  
Campus is open! Feel free to visit some of the newest buildings on campus or just walk through some of the buildings that bring back memories of your years at F&M.

2 – 3:30 p.m.     Nontraditional and Alternative Law Careers Panel
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduated Development
What can you do with a J.D.? Are you considering careers beyond the traditional role as an attorney? Learn how utilizing your legal skill set outside of a law firm can provide you  with the career path and professional satisfaction that you are looking to achieve. Join alumni panelists John Cherry ’97, staff judge advocate, US Marine Corps; Amy Mallow ’85, executive recruiter and managing director of Major, Lindsey & Africa; Kirk Marzok ’00, senior manager at Deloitte; John Parapatt ’95, director, Business Development, Divestitures at Merck; and Tom Reid ’76, CEO and founder at Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC,  to learn more about alternative careers you can have with a law degree and how to use your expertise as a legal professional to become an asset in another field.                              Pre-registration is requested. Dessert reception to follow.
Harwood Commons Room 119

2 – 3:30 p.m.     Class of 1978 Campus Tour & Gathering
Members of the Class of 1978 will gather at Old Main for a Student Ambassador-led tour of the campus, followed by an informal gathering.
Leaving from Old Main

2 – 3:30 p.m.     Class of 1988 Campus Tour & Gathering
Members of the Class of 1988 will gather at Old Main for a Student Ambassador-led tour of the campus, followed by an informal gathering.
Leaving from Old Main 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Class of 1968 In Memoriam: Celebration of Life Service
Join members of the Class of 1968, celebrating their 50th reunion, as they honor and celebrate the lives of their late classmates. 
Nevin Chapel, Old Main

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.     Class of 1993 Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Transform F&M’s campus into a giant board game as you solve clues and complete challenges, learn about the College’s history and share memories of your student days with your family.
Distler House Steps

3 - 4:15 p.m.    Franklin & Marshall Campus Tour
Tour Franklin & Marshall College’s beautiful and evolving campus. Join student ambassador tour guides for an engaging walk through campus. See New College House; the Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government & Public Policy; the Klehr Center for Jewish Life; the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building and other campus landmarks on this tour.
Leaving from Old Main

3 – 4:30 p.m.     LGBTQ Alumni Council Reception
Drop by the new ADWC/SAGA space to meet and greet with LGBTQ+ identified and allied folks! Enjoy conversation and a happy hour bar while checking out the new space, complete with rainbow wall!
Alice Drum Women’s Center, Steinman College Center, 2nd Floor, home of SAGA (Sexuality & Gender Alliance)

3 p.m.     Retirement Celebration for Professor Fred Owens ’72, P’01, P’04
The Home of Fred Owens, Wrightsville, Pa.
After 39 years in the Department of Psychology, Professor Fred Owens will retire this year. Friends, former students and classmates are invited to come celebrate at Fred’s home near Wrightsville. For directions, and to join the guest list, please contact Judith Mueller at by May 15.  

3 – 4 p.m.     Phi Sigma Kappa Open House
Drop in and reminisce! The Winterstein family has graciously agreed to open their home, formerly the fraternity house of Phi Sigma Kappa. Bill Curtis ’61 will be on hand to greet returning alums.
437 W. James St.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.     Office of Student and Post-Graduate Success (OSPGD) Open House
Drop by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Success (OSPGD) to connect with fellow                         alumni; tour Harwood Commons; learn about alumni resources, services and programming; and enjoy dessert and coffee.
Harwood Commons 

4:30 – 6 p.m.    Blue & White Reception 
Enjoy a reception for all alumni and their families, F&M faculty and coaches before the excitement of the Blue & White Bash! 
Tent, North Entrance, Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

6 – 10 p.m.    Blue & White Bash Childcare 
Childcare is available for children ages three and older. Box dinner included. Registration required.

6 – 10 p.m.    Alumni Weekend Blue & White Bash 
An all alumni and guest celebration with great food and beverages. Enjoy the sounds of the Ken Gehret Duo during dinner, and then dance the night away with the music of Group du Jour, playing the best '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s music. Grab your classmates and head to the photo booth to capture memories, and don’t miss the chocolate fountains -- year after year the best dessert bar around!  Alumni are seated by class and decade so you can catch up with old and new friends and share in the F&Mily tradition.
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

7 – 10 p.m.    Quiet Gathering 
Need a break from the music and celebration? You can find it in a relaxing space not too far from the action. Coffee and dessert will be available. 
Woods Room, Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

7 – 9:30 p.m.     F&M Photobooth 
Visit the F&M Photobooth at the Blue & White Bash to take home commemorative photos with a selection of Franklin & Marshall gear and props. Tag your own smartphone snaps with #truebluefandm on Twitter or Instagram to be part of the F&M social media scrapbook.
Alumni Sports & Fitness Center


Sunday, June 10, 2018

9 – 11 a.m.      Alumni Weekend Brunch
Enjoy brunch with classmates, family and friends.
Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

Noon     College House Check-Out