10/01/2019 Julia Kielmeyer

Gamechangers Events in October

Franklin & Marshall College will celebrate a year of milestones and exciting events in the 2019-20 academic year. The theme for this year is:

Change the Game:  Explore the Past. Challenge the Present. Inspire the Future

Throughout the year, our community will come together to highlight individuals and events that have been responsible for paradigm shifts at Franklin & Marshall College. For example, the institution will mark 50 years of coeducation, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the 100th anniversary of the Spanish department, the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Protest, and the opening of the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center, which will radically change the aesthetic and dynamic of the southern part of the campus. For more information about these and future activities, visit the Gamechangers website.

Campus events for October include:

October 1

Hora de Lonche 
Lunch and conversation in Spanish, Spanglish or English!
11:30 am–12:30 pm, Weis College House Great Room

October 13

Women in Film Series: Cléo de 5 a 7
7:00 pm, Ware College House Great Room

October 17

50 Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae
Panel Discussion with Michèle Colburn ‘76, Stephanie Lifshutz ‘13,  and Frances Wolf ’96, moderated by Sue Washburn ‘73
5:00 pm, Stahr Auditorium

Oct 18–Nov 22

Exhibition: Showcase of students' work in archives and interviews to document the history of the Spanish major at F&M
Shadek-Fackenthal Library Lobby

October 20

Sound Horizons: Lorelei Ensemble
4:00 pm, Barshinger Center for Musical Arts 

October 24

Common Hour - This is the Rat Speaking: Reflections on the 1969 Black Student Protest at F&M
11:30 am–12:30 pm, Mayser Gymnasium

Reception to Celebrate 100 Years of the Spanish major at F&M
6–7:00 pm, Shadek Fackenthal Library Lobby

October 25-27

True Blue Weekend Events 

October 25

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception
Registration is required
6–8:00 pm, Ceremony at Alumni Sports & Fitness Center, 
Reception at Shadek Stadium

October 26

African Alumni Council: Sydney N. Bridgett ‘51 Award Breakfast
Registration is Required  *Fee waived for F&M Students
9–10:30am Catering Suite, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

Opening Reception: Stronger Together: A Visual Love Letter to the 15th Anniversary of IMPACT & SISTERS
1–3:00 pm, Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall

Alumni Association Book Discussion
“This is the Rat Speaking: Black Power and the Promise of Racial Consciousness at Franklin & Marshall College in the Age of the Takeover: 1967-69”
Books can be purchased at the F&M bookstore by calling 358-4093. 
Please RSVP here.
2–3:00 pm, Harris 125 Living Room

F&M Women Empowering F&M Women
Celebrating 50 Years of the Admission of Women at F&M.
Please RSVP here.
3–4:30 pm, Bonchek Lecture Hall and Atrium, LSP

October 27

Women’s Soccer Alumnae Game
10:00 am, Tylus Field

Field Hockey Alumnae Game
11:00 am, Tylus Field 


50 Years: A Celebration of F&M's Alumnae Artists
Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Stitched Stories: Women’s Narratives in Regional Textiles
Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art



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