Alumni Weekend 2019 

 

Please note that this schedule and listed locations are tentative and subject to change.    

Thursday, June 6, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.     50th Class Reunion Thursday Night Social 
Join fellow classmates and guests for an informal welcome dinner at the Gypsy Kitchen. A family style dinner will be served in the restaurant, located on the grounds of the historic Lancaster Theological Seminary directly across the street from Old Main. Classmates and guests are invited to BYOB. Cost is $25 per person, not including gratuity, to be paid at the door. RSVP is requested. Please register to attend by Friday, May 31.
Gypsy Kitchen, 555 W. James St. 

Friday, June 7, 2019

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.      The May 22, 1969 Student Protest at F&M: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition
In the spring of 1969, Franklin & Marshall College introduced a new, experimental Black Studies course titled “The Black Experience in America.”  Coordinated by Professor Adebisi Otudeko and taught by a team of faculty, the course sought to examine the history and impact of Black thought in America. During the final exam period, a number of students openly questioned the legitimacy and fairness of the class, refused to take the final examination, and delivered a series of curricular demands to the faculty.
After a six-month investigation, a special committee comprised of faculty, students, administrators, and counselors cited “failures in communication” as the main reasons for the protest.  Stop by the main lobby of Shadek-Fackenthal Library to examine original newspapers, reports, and artifacts from the period.
Shadek-Fackenthal Library

10 a.m.     Alumni Weekend Golf
Are you interested in getting a group together for golf during Alumni Weekend? Check out these local courses for great rates: Overlook Golf Course (five miles from F&M), Evergreen Golf Course (seven miles from F&M), Willow Valley Golf (five miles from F&M), and Crossgates Golf Club (six miles from F&M).   

11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.      F&M Alumni College
The Alumni College is a series of interesting, informative and academic presentations highlighting the work of F&M faculty. This is a unique opportunity to sample current curriculum without the exams. 

11 a.m. – Noon     "Creating a 21st Century College Library"
Scott Vine, college librarian
Visit the SparkSpace on the first floor of the Shadek-Fackenthal Library to see how digital scholarship and instructional technologies integrate with traditional library services to connect students and faculty with high quality scholarly resources in a collaborative environment. Take a look at recent renovations and classroom additions in both buildings, digital scholarship projects, our new College Library web site, new digital collections, poster printers, 3D printers and other instructional technology.
This will be an interactive walking tour beginning in the Martin Library of the Sciences and ending in the SparkSpace, First Floor of Shadek-Fackenthal Library

11 a.m. – Noon      "Math and Art:  The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty"
Annalisa Crannell, professor of mathematics
How do we fit a three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional canvas?  Answering this question will change the way you look at the world, literally: we'll learn where to stand as we view a painting so it pops off that two-dimensional canvas seemingly out into our three-dimensional space.  In this talk, we'll explore the mathematics behind perspective paintings, which starts with simple rules and will lead us into really lovely, really tricky puzzles. Why do artists use vanishing points? What's the difference between 1-point and 3-point perspective? Why don't your vacation pictures look as good as the mountains you photographed?  Dust off those old similar triangles, and get ready to put them to new use in looking at art.
Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy, 102

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Welcome Back Luncheon in the Dining Hall
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.     "The Kite and the Tree: Steven Holl and the Architecture of Experience"
Kostis Kourelis, associate professor of art history, department chair of art & art history
The Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center embodies Steven Holl’s vision of  architecture as embodied experience. Although radically different from the brick vocabulary throughout our campus, Holl’s design brings to light some forgotten relationships between history, the environment and human experience that our College has been exploring since its foundations. After contextualizing the work of Holl in the history of modern architecture, we highlight the unique elements of the Winter Visual Arts Center. 
Bonchek Lecture Hall, Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building  

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.     "Constructing Campus: Franklin & Marshall College 1853-2019"
David Schuyler, Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and American Studies
Join Professor David Schuyler for an illustrated presentation on the history of the campus, buildings, and landscapes, since June 7, 1853 based on his new book "Constructing the Campus: Franklin & Marshall College 1853-2019."  The book written in collaboration with student Rachel Sheffield '19 and Professor Kostis Kourelis, chronicles the development of our historic college and its campus. Professor Schuyler will make copies of his new book available at the presentation.  ​
Druker Family Humanities Common, Barshinger Life Sciences and Philosophy Building

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.      "Volunteerism for a Lifetime:  Finding Fit, Navigating Time, Establishing Priorities"
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD)
Join this panel discussion as alumni share advice and stories about the growth and evolution of their volunteerism journey.  Learn strategies for identifying opportunities, determining the volunteer fit that is right for you and modifying your volunteerism approach over time.  Panelists will discuss different types of volunteer opportunities including the considerations and costs of operational, strategic and governance boards, and will offer solutions to common challenges faced by volunteers.  Panelists include: Tricia Vos, Ph.D. '94, volunteer team leader Habitat for Humanity International; Maury Garten, J.D. '89, chair, board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, and director of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore; and Stephen Keat '78, Mt. Vernon District Representative and Member of the Implementation Committee, Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission; Mentor, Activist, and Advocate for the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy, 202

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 and Philosophy Building; and other campus landmarks.
Leaving from Old Main

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.     Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Phillips Museum
Janie Kreines, curator, and Lindsay Marino, assistant director and collections manager
Join Janie Kreines, curator, and Lindsay Marino, assistant director and collections manager of the Phillips Museum, for a unique "behind the scenes" tour of the Nissley Gallery and a special activity with F&M's museum treasures. 35-40 guests max.
Phillips Museum of Art 

5 – 9 p.m.     Class of 1974  Friday Night Social
Home of Kevin Hughes ’73 and Nancy Mayer Hughes ’74. Details to follow after registration.

6 - 9 p.m.      Class of 1999 – 20th Reunion Friday Night Social
Thistle Finch Distillery, 417 W. Grant St.

6 p.m.     Class of 1969 50th Reunion Class Dinner
Join fellow classmates and guests for a dinner in celebration of the Class of 1969 50th reunion. Special guests include Emeritus Professor of Economics, Bill Whitesell and F&M Basketball coach Glenn Robinson. Reception 6 -7 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m.
Lancaster Country Club, 1466 New Holland Pike

6:30 p.m.      Class of 1989 – 30th Reunion Friday Night Social
Shot & Bottle, 2 N. Queen St.

7 p.m.      Class of 1979 – 40th Reunion Friday Night Social
Checkers Bistro, 398 Harrisburg Ave.

7 p.m.     Class of 1984 – 35th Reunion Friday Night Social
Tellus360, 24 E. King St.

7:30 p.m.    Class of 2004 – 15th Reunion Friday Night Social 
Shot & Bottle, 2 N. Queen St.

8 p.m.      Class of 2014 – Fifth Reunion Friday Night Social
Tellus360, 24 E. King S.

8 p.m.     Class of 2009 10th Reunion Friday Night Social 
Altana Rooftop Lounge, 26 E. King St.

8:30 p.m.     Class of 1994 – 25th Reunion Friday Night Social
Iron Hill Brewery, 781 Harrisburg Pike


Saturday, June 8, 2019

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 1969 and observe their induction into the Nevonian Society. The College will honor alumnus Richard Gherst II ’64, P’89, who has distinguished himself in both his field and in service to the College, with the Nevonain Medal. 
1787 Commons, College Square

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.     Briefing on "Now to Next : The Campaign for Franklin & Marshall College"
Please join members of the College Advancement team for a 45‑minute information session for F&M volunteers. In this exclusive briefing,  you will learn about F&M's comprehensive campaign and discover how YOU can get involved. If you have participated in a previous briefing, this is an opportunity to hear updated campaign information. All alumni and guests are welcome. Registration is requested for this session.
Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy, 102

9:30– 10:30 a.m.     Campus Continental Breakfast
Join us for a campus continental breakfast and pick up your class banner for the Alumni Celebration. This will be a great time to connect with classmates and get ready for the Class Parade.   
Booth Ferris, Steinman College Center             

10:30 a.m.     Reunion Class Parade
Gather your classmates and march from Steinman College Center to the Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall for the Alumni Celebration.   
Parade line up will begin on the 2nd floor of Steinman College Center.                    

11 a.m.  – Noon     Alumni Celebration
Everyone is invited to this program celebrating Franklin & Marshall College alumni. The College will honor several alumni with awards: Francis Bartlett Lane '79, P'15 with the Alumni Development Volunteer Award, Peter E. Deutsch '84 and Peter J. Schaffer, Esq., '84 will both receive the Alumni Citation. The 5th, 25th and 50th reunion classes will present their class gift to President Barbara K. Altmann.
Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts in Hensel Hall

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.      The May 22, 1969 Student Protest at F&M: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Shadek-Fackenthal Library

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

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.     Good Humor Ice Cream Truck
The Alumni Association Board is bringing ice cream to campus! The Good Humor Ice Cream Truck comes to Hartman Green. Stop by the truck and enjoy a variety of Good Humor ice cream treats courtesy of the Alumni Association Board of F&M.
Hartman Green      

1 – 2:30 p.m.     Future Fummers Family Fun Zone
Families are invited to gather on the Green for fun in the sun! Join in on the games and activities!
Hartman Green

1 – 4 p.m.     Phi Kappa Sigma Open House
415 West James St. 

1:25 p.m.     Reunion Class Photos
Celebrate your milestone! Join your class for a group picture, one of the great keepsakes of the weekend. Assembly point to be announced. Please gather with your class 10 minutes prior to scheduled photo time.
Class of 1964 - 55th Reunion - 1:25 p.m. 
Class of 1974 - 45th Reunion – 1:30 p.m. 
Nevonians (Class of 1969 and older) – 1:35 p.m.
Class of 1969 - 50th Reunion – 1:40 p.m.
Class of 2009 - 10th Reunion – 1:45 p.m.
Class of 2014 - Fifth Reunion – 1:50 p.m.
Class of 1989 - 30th Reunion – 1:55 p.m. 
Class of 1979 - 40th Reunion – 2 p.m.
Class of 1984 - 35th Reunion – 2:05 p.m.
Class of 1994 - 25th Reunion – 2:10 p.m.
Class of 1999 - 20th Reunion – 2:15 p.m.
Class of 2004 - 15th Reunion – 2:20 p.m.  

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 those buildings that bring back memories of your years at F&M.

1:30 p.m.     Class of 1974 Campus Tour and Gathering
Join the Class of 1974 for a private tour of the F&M Campus after our class picture followed by an informal gathering on the back patio at New College House.
Leaving from Class Photo Location

1:30 – 3 p.m.     Welcome to the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) Open House!
Drop by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) to learn more about the programs and resources we offer, ways to support fellow alumni and students in their careers, say hello to members of the OSPGD team, and connect with fellow engaged alumni. Desserts and coffee provided. If you have participated in F&M Alumni Partnerships, PMOD, or Career & Learning Circles (or would like to learn more about these programs), this open house is for you!
Harwood Commons

2 p.m.     Class of 1989 – 30th Reunion Campus Scavenger Hunt
Leaving from Class Photo Location

2 – 4 p.m.     Class of 2009 – Taste of Your Hometown
The Class of 2009 invites fellow classmates to bring your favorite adult beverage to share with fellow classmates and friends as you reminisce about your college days and your time at F&M!                    
F&M Center for the Sustainable Environment, Patio

2 – 4 p.m.     Class of 2014 – Taste of Your Hometown
The Class of 2014 invites fellow classmates to bring your favorite adult beverage to share with fellow classmates and friends as you reminisce about your college days and your time at F&M!                    
Blue Line Café, Patio  

2 – 6 p.m.     Phi Kappa Tau Open House
605 College Ave. 

2:30 – 4 p.m.     Tours of Shadek Stadium
Shadek Stadium

3 - 4:15 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 and Philosophy Building; and other campus landmarks.
Leaving from Old Main

3 - 4:30 p.m.     Hidden Lessons: Law as a Springboard to a Writing Career
Hosted by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD)
In today's world, most professionals are not defined by just one primary profession. Many will explore various careers based upon their background and skillsets. Because law school teaches clear, concise and persuasive writing, it can open doors to a variety of writing-related alternative careers.  This session will explore the professional flexibility created by developing your skillset as a writer through law school and beyond, and will highlight the stories of F&M alumni whose law degree has been a springboard to authorship. Dessert reception to follow.

Panelists include: Elizabeth Murray, J.D. '13, founder and writer of "The Yogi Lawyer"; Tom Reid, J.D. '76,  author of "Sustained Leadership WBS"; and Andrew Wolfenson, J.D. '88, author of three novels, "In His Ex-Wife's Defense," "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story," and "In His Own Defense."
Harwood Commons

3 – 5 p.m.     Kappa Sigma Open House
441 College Ave.

4 - 6 p.m.     40th Anniversary of 1979 F&M Men’s Basketball Team Final Four Game Panel Discussion
40 years ago, the 1979 men’s basketball team reached the NCAA Division III Final Four. It was a remarkable time in F&M's athletic history and for F&M. Join Donnie Marsh ’79, senior guard and current assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast University, previous head coach at Florida International University and Alabama A&M University; head coach Glenn Robinson, winningest coach in NCAA Division III history; and 1979 team superfan Dr. Richard Eglow '79, P'14, as they share memories of the team, the games and the excitement on campus. Steven Greenberg ’81, CBS News radio host, columnist and talent acquisition consultant, will moderate the discussion. Relive Diplomania!
Panel discussion will be followed by the Blue & White Reception with team members and coaches (registration required). 
Bonchek Lecture Hall, Ann & Richard 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, Hartman Green

6 – 10 p.m.     Blue & White Bash Childcare
Childcare is available for children ages 3 and older. Box dinner included. Registration required.
Community Room, College Square

6 – 9:30 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 your memories and don’t miss the chocolate fountain! 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 – 9:30 p.m.     F&M Photo Booth
Visit the F&M Photo booth 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 #fandmAW2019 on Twitter or Instagram to be part of the F&M social media

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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

9 a.m. – Noon    Class of 1974 Farewell Brunch
At the home of Lindy Litrides ’74.  Details to follow after registration

Noon     College House Check Out