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. – 4:30 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). 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.     “Mad-Doctors in the Dock: Defending the Diagnosis, 1760-1913”
Joel Eigen, Ph.D., Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology
Professor Eigen will discuss the fascinating and frightening forms of madness introduced into the courtroom in Victorian England, stories which structured his third and final book on the history of criminal insanity. Andrew Scull from the University of California, San Diego states that Eigen "exploits detailed courtroom narratives from the Old Bailey Sessional papers to give us a colorful and gripping sense of the life-and-death maneuvers involved in mounting an insanity defense. Placing forensic psychiatry into a much broader social, cultural, and intellectual context, Mad-Doctors in the Dock is an excellent, accessible, and well-written account."
Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall

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.
112, Stager Hall 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.    Stage and Page in Dance Study, Lynn Brooks, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and Dance
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.
109, Stager Hall 

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 Midterm 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.
Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall 

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.
Phillips Museum of Art

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?
112 Stager Hall

2:30 – 4 p.m.     Diplomat Athletics version of ESPN’s “Around the Horn”
Join Athletic Director Patty Epps and Director of Athletic Advancement Katie Crowe Wood, along with our coaches, to hear an update on Diplomat Athletics including the 2017-2018 in review and tour of the new Shadek Stadium.
1787 Commons, College Square 

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

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.
Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall 

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, Old Main

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

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

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 at the Distler House steps. 

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 – 2:30 p.m.     Shadek Stadium Tour
Join Athletic Director Patty Epps, Director of Athletic Advancement Katie Crowe Wood,                         and our coaches for a tour of Shadek Stadium. 
Shadek Stadium

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.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.    Nevonian Gathering and Special Access to College Archives
Did you graduate in 1968 or before? Join your fellow Nevonians for conversation and special access to the College Archives, where you’ll find yearbooks, dinks, Green Room programs and other prized items from your F&M days. There will also be quiet spots for catching up with old friends and light refreshments to enjoy.  
Martin Library of the Sciences 

2 – 3:30 p.m.     Nontraditional and Alternative Law Careers Panel
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate 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; and Kirk Marzock ’00, senior manager at Deloitte, to learn more about alternative careers you can pursue 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 40th Reunion 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 on the Harris Center patio.
Leaving from Old Main

2 – 3:30 p.m.     Class of 1988 30th Reunion 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 on the Ware College House patio.
Leaving from Old Main 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.     Class of 1968 50th Reunion 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 – 5 p.m.     Class of 1993 25th Reunion Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Transform F&M’s campus into a giant game board as you solve clues and complete challenges, while you and your family learn about the College’s history and share memories of your student days. Finish your hunt at the Residential Quad for a “Mini Spring Arts” celebration!
Starting at the Distler House Steps

2:30 – 5:30 p.m.     Meet the Brothers of Zeta Beta Tau
The brothers of the Alpha Tau Colony will be hosting a meet-and-greet during Alumni Weekend! Come reconnect with our Brotherhood for a Lifetime as we talk about the progress our colony has made since our return to campus. There will be speeches from our current and former presidents, and free copies of our Alpha Taulk newsleter will be avalable. We hope to see you there!
Klehr Center for Jewish Life 

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 - 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 – 4:30 p.m.     Class of 2008 10th Reunion Cocktails & Live Music
A private, complimentary event for Class of 2008 alumni under the Class of 2008 Lux et Lex archway.
Lux et Lex Arch

3:15 – 4 p.m.     Chi Phi Alumni Open House
Come see the progress of the completed library/TV room, all new French doors and front door, plus the Brothers room carpentry repairs. June, July and August will be busy with renovations to enlarge the basement, first floor and stairway woodwork updates, and all new flooring in the second floor bathroom.
603 Race Ave. 

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

3:30 – 5 p.m.     Celebrating Wrestling Reception
Join wrestling alumni and friends as we gathering to celebrate the sport of wrestling at Franklin & Marshall. We will take a special look back on the historic freshman season of  the 1968 graduates, who went undefeated in 1964-1965, and are back on campus for their 50th reunion. Enjoy teammates, stories, photographs, food and beverages.
Druker Common, Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building

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.    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