HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND 2017

Schedule of Events

 

 Please note some events and locations may be  subject to change  

Thursday, October 19

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Common Hour: Things I Learned From Fat People on the Plane

Kimberly Dark, Author and Performer

 

Friday, October 20

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.     Open Classes

Students may arrange with professors for their parents to visit classes, or parents and alumni may obtain a schedule of available open classes at registration in Steinman College Center. Please plan to arrive on time and to stay for the duration of the class. Note: space is limited.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Welcome and Registration Center 

Noon – 1:30 p.m.     Nevonian Society Luncheon

Enjoy a lunch with fellow Nevonians, graduates of 50 years or more, and celebrate your history with F&M! Registration is required. 

Noon – 4 p.m.    "Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture" Exhibition

This traveling exhibition of 33 reproductions of Arab comics provides a look into Arab popular culture and the history of graphic illustration in the Middle East. "Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture," brought to the Phillips Museum of Art in partnership with F&M's Islamic and Middle East Studies program, features three distinct types of comic book art made by Arab artists: originals, adaptations and contemporary works. This exhibit and its related programming are part of the Arab Arts Festival taking place on campus over the course of the fall semester.

Noon – 4 p.m.     "Irina Botea Bucan: In the Zone of Transition" Exhibition

Irina Botea Bucan uses various media in her videos and films to question current socio-political dynamics and the possibility of their transformation. "In the zone of transition, the building will have a future," she says. This exhibition is comprised of nine works made over the last 10 years, and revolves around three ideas of recording: suspended histories mostly unknown to the general public; gestures and behavioral fragments; and stories marked by the antagonism of the private vs. the public.

Noon – 4 p.m.     "Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters" Exhibition

"Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters" is an exhibition from the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum of Art. F&M professors Jon Stone and Nina Bond selected 18 posters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution (Nov. 7, 1917).  Over the course of the fall semester, Russian Studies students will research the posters. This collective scholarship will provide intellectual content for the exhibition, the permanent collection and for the publication of a catalog to be released at the end of the semester.

12:30 - 4 p.m.     Autumn Research Fair

Through displays and oral sessions, students will present the results of research they conducted over the past summer and academic year.

12:30 - 4 p.m.    Summer Experience Fair: How F&M Students Spent Their Summer in 2017

Hear 60+ sophomore through senior students share what they did and accomplished via their summer internships, off-campus study, volunteerism, and research experiences.  Sponsored by the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development in collaboration with the sophomore, junior and senior class leadership, Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, Office of International Programs, International Studies, and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

12:30 - 2:15 pm, first round of presentations; 2:15 - 4:00 pm, second round of presentations.

1 - 7 p.m.     Kappa Sigma Delta-Rho Golf Outing 

Post-golf appetizers included. To register and pay separately, please contact John Bacci at jbacci@ffai.net. Registration is required. 

5 – 6 p.m.    Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Celebrate this year’s Hall of Fame inductees and take part in the proud tradition of F&M athletics! The following athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame: The 1964 Football Team; The 2007 F&M Women’s Lacrosse Team; Peter Bidstrup '86 (Men’s Lacrosse); Michele Fisher '89 (Women’s Basketball); Melissa McDonald '93 (Field Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse).  Registration is required.

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.    Hillel Friday Night Services #theHillelway

Egalitarian student led services.

6 - 9 p.m.    Shadek Stadium Celebration Dinner (by invitation only)

6:30 - 8 p.m.     Shabbat Dinner

Alumni and families are welcome to attend the Shabbat dinner, sponsored by F&M Hillel and underwritten by Numa and Richard C. Lavy, MD '56. There is no charge to attend this event- Registration is required. 

7 – 8:30 p.m.    Success Beyond F&M: LACS Student-Alumni Reception

The Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development welcomes F&M alumni who participated in the Life After College Success (LACS) program to join in a reception with junior and senior LACS students, where they can share their post-graduate experience and insights into what it takes to succeed in life beyond college.  RSVP to OSPGD@fandm.edu.

7 - 10 p.m.    Kappa Sigma Delta-Rho Reception

7:30 p.m. Phi Kappa Sigma Drinks & Dinner

Join Phi Kappa Sigma alumni for drinks and dinner at Annie Bailey's, 28 E. King St., Lancaster, PA. Please RSVP to Brad Rosenkrantz brosenkrantz@zetaskulls.com by Oct. 16.

8 p.m.    Spectrum

The F&M Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Philharmonica, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble, Chamber Music and Soloists present a unique performance, moving from piece to piece with no pause.

8 – 9 p.m.    A Cappella Concert

A yearly favorite! Student singing groups The Chessmen, Sweet Ophelia, The Poor Richards and Kite and Keys perform.

 

Saturday, October 21

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.    Welcome and Registration Center

8 – 10 a.m.              Kappa Delta Pinwheels and Pancakes

Everyone is welcome to attend the all-you-can-eat Kappa Delta Sorority pancake breakfast! Join us on Hartman Green for some awesome pancakes! Tickets are $3 for alumni, $5 for students and children, and $8 for adults. Walk-ins are welcome! All proceeds will benefit the Lehman Center in York, Pa., and Prevent Child Abuse America. Presale tickets will be sold in the Steinman College Center Monday-Friday.

8:15 - 9:30 a.m.    OSPGD Breakfast Briefing for Parents:  Preparing Your Students Now for Success Beyond College

Join Beth Throne ’95, associate vice president for student and post-graduate development, and her colleagues from the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD), for a light breakfast and discussion about the employment market and trends, what your students can do now to build a compelling acumen for success in employment and graduate school, and how you can support them in collaboration with OSPGD. Sponsored by the Parents Council. There is no charge to attend this event – registration is required.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.    Alumni Flag Football Game  (Sponsored by the Football Alumni Association)

9 a.m.    Women's Lacrosse Alumnae Game

All former women's lacrosse players are welcome to play. Please RSVP to Mike Faith mfaith@fandm.edu  

9 - 10:30 a.m.    Shadek Stadium Donor Recognition Breakfast and Stadium Tour (By invitation only)

9 – 10:30 a.m.    African American Alumni Council Bridgett Award Breakfast

Members of the African American Alumni Council and President Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., host a celebration breakfast where the following African American alumni will receive the Sydney N. Bridgett ’51 Award: Charles E. Williams III '66, LeRoy C. Pernell, Esq. '71, Sharon Myrtice Johnson '82, Hilary N. Green, Ph.D. '99, Marilise Hyacinth, M.D., Ph.D. '03. There is no charge to attend this event- Registration is required.

9 – 10:30 a.m.   Open Wrestling Practice

9:30 a.m.    Alumni Greek Council Meeting

9:30 - 11 a.m.    Breakfast with the F&M Alumni Association Board

Enjoy a continental breakfast with members of the Alumni Association Board before the president's program. Look for us at Homecoming Registration in the College Center! The Alumni Association Board supports the mission of F&M's 27,000 member Alumni Association by developing strategies to engage each alumnus and alumna with the life of the College and each other. Members of the Board strive to represent the interests of alumni to the College. 

10 a.m.    Kappa Sigma Delta-Rho Continental Breakfast

10 - 11 a.m.    Geoscience Founders Society Annual Meeting and Get Together 

Alumni and friends of the Department of Earth and Evironment are welcome to join us for an update on the society and the department. Hear from our student research award winners, share ideas and enjoy coffee and pastries with faculty, current students and fellow alumni.

10 - 11 a.m.       Volleyball Bagel Breakfast

There is no cost to attend- Registration is required.

10 – 11 a.m.      Meet & Chat with Faculty

Faculty members representing most departments will be available to welcome parents, with or without their F&M students, and alumni. Stop by to say hello, to meet your student’s current or future professors and to learn more about various academic areas of interest to your Diplomat.

10 - 11 a.m.    Memorial Service of Remembrance for Frank P. Innocola '75

Join fellow alumni and Chi Phi brothers to celebrate the life of Frank Innocola '75.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Lambda Chi Alumni Association Annual Meeting

10:30 a.m. - Noon   Kappa Sigma Delta-Rho Alumni Association Meeting/Model Initiation

11 a.m.  Alpha Phi Alumni & Parents Bagel Brunch

Join the sisters of Alpha Phi for a brunch at their new house to welcome back parents and alumni to campus during Homecoming & Family Weekend.

11 a.m. – Noon      Wrestling Kickoff Meeting

11 a.m. – Noon      An Hour with the President

Noon     F&M Volleyball vs. Bryn Mawr

Noon     F&M Field Hockey vs. Bryn Mawr

Noon - 2 p.m.      Harbaugh Club Open House

Open House for Harbaugh Club alumni from noon to 2 p.m. Join us at 611 College Avenue for hard pretzels, birch beer and recollections.

Noon – 2 p.m.      Homecoming & Family Weekend Tailgate

F&M’s Homecoming & Family Weekend tailgate party!  Visit with academic departments, student organizations, athletic teams and alumni groups in one centralized tent. Enjoy music by the Songsmith and food. The F&M Pep Band will perform at noon. Join alumni, parents and friends for this annual celebration featuring food, entertainment and fun! Registration is required. Students will register to attend at the Tailgate.

Noon - 2 p.m.    Fest-Xi-Fall

Come play outdoor games with Alpha Xi Delta! The sisters are raising money for Autism Speaks, an organization that promotes increased understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders.

Noon - 2 p.m.       Alpha Delta Pi South Moon Under Homecoming Pop-Up Shop

Alpha Delta Pi will be hosting a South Moon Under pop-up shop. The proceeds will go to the Elana Stein Scholarship, and pop tabs will be collected for the Ronald McDonald House. Alumnae are invited to come paint their names on the cornhole boards, play and meet the sisters!

Noon - 3 p.m.        Fummer's Market

The Black Pyramid Society's annual silent auction.

Noon – 4 p.m.    "Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture" Exhibition

This traveling exhibition of 33 reproductions of Arab comics provides a look into Arab popular culture and the history of graphic illustration in the Middle East. "Arab Comics:  90 Years of Popular Visual Culture," brought to the Phillips Museum of Art in partnership with F&M's Islamic and Middle East Studies Program, features three distinct types of comic book art made by Arab artists:  originals, adaptations and contemporary works.  This exhibit and its related programming are part of the Arab Arts Festival taking place on campus over the course of the fall semester.

Noon – 4 p.m.      "Irina Botea Bucan: In the Zone of Transition" Exhibition

Irina Botea Bucan uses various media in her videos and films to question current socio-political dynamics and the possibility of their transformation. " In the zone of transition, the building will have a future," she says. The exhibition is comprised of nine works made over the last 10 years and revolves around three ideas of recording suspended histories mostly unknown to the general public; gestures and behavioral fragments; and stories marked by the antagonism of the private vs. the public.

Noon – 4 p.m.     "Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters" Exhibition

"Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters" is an exhibition from the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum of Art. F&M professors Jon Stone and Nina Bond selected 18 posters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution (Nov. 7, 1917). Over the course of the fall semester, Russian Studies students will research the posters. This collective scholarship will provide intellectual content for the exhibition, the permanent collection and for the publication of a catalog to be released at the end of the semester.

12:15 p.m.    Shadek Stadium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening

1 - 3:30 p.m.    Phi Kappa Sigma Barbeque and Open House

1 p.m.     F&M Men’s Rugby vs LaSalle

Come out to the Baker Campus Field to support Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby as they take on the LaSalle Explorers for the fifth match in the fall 2017 MARC NSCRO XV's rugby season. The 2017 F&M Men's Rugby Team would like to extend a special invitation to team alumni to attend this match. Take this opportunity to reconnect with former teammates and help inspire current players.

Baker Campus Rugby Pitch

1 p.m.    Shadek Stadium Pre-Game Activities

1:30 p.m.     Football Game – F&M vs Dickinson

Cheer on your Diplomats and enjoy the half-time acknowledgement of this year’s Athletics Hall of Fame Award recipients and recognition of the Alumni Volunteer Development Awards at halftime. Celebrate 140 years of Diplomat football at F&M!

2 - 3:30 p.m. Council for Women & Career Circle Reception

The mission of the Council for Women (CFW) is to engage F&M women at all stages of their lives. One way we do this is through Alumna Career Circles, monthly gatherings for dialogue and mentorship about topics related to professional and personal development. Join us to learn more about our Career Circle experiences and other wonderful opportunities with the CFW. All are welcome! There is no cost to attend- Registration is required.

2 - 5 p.m.    Hang OUT with the F&M LGBTQ Alumni Council

Alumni, students and families are invited to join the LGBTQ Alumni Council for an informal gathering that will feature refreshments, yard games and a chance to network. There is no cost to attend – registration is required. Please email Erica Gordon egordon816@gmail.com to RSVP.

 

3 p.m.     F&M Women’s Soccer v. Bryn Mawr

3 p.m.     Volleyball Senior Day Reception

3 p.m.     Ice Hockey vs. Penn State Harrisburg

Regency Ice Rink, 2155 Ambassador Drive

3 - 4:30 p.m. Hillel/Klehr Center for Jewish Life Open House and Book Talk

Drop by the Klehr Center for Jewish Life for a nosh, tour of the building and to catch up with old and new friends. From 3:30 - 4 p.m., former Dean and Hillel Advisor David Stameshkin will talk about his newest book, "Jews and F&M, 1787 – 2016: A Brief History." Book signing availible. This event is sponsored by Numa and Richard C. Lavy, MD '56.

3 - 5 p.m.    Off-Campus Study Open House

The Office of International Programs invites students and parents to an off-campus study open house at the Joseph International Center on Saturday, Oct. 21, 3 - 5 p.m. Off-campus study staff and students will be on hand to discuss program options and answer any questions you have. We hope to see you there!

3 – 5 p.m.   The Annual F&M Alumni Arts Review Reading & Reception

Please join us for our annual fall celebration of the Alumni Arts Review. Contributors to previous issues of the AAR will talk about their poems, photographs, stories, essays and paintings. This is a great chance to talk to artists and to ask questions about their work in a casual yet intimate setting. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us!

And please consider your own possible contribution to TEMPER, the theme of our next volume.  Details: http://www.fandm.edu/alumni-connections/alumni-arts-review.

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.    Kappa Sigma Delta-Rho 441 Dedication Program

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.    2018 F&M Reunion Meet and Greet for Classes Ending in 3 and 8

We welcome all reunion alumni -- those in classes ending in 3 and 8 -- to join us for this informal opportunity to meet F&M reunion staff partners and discuss ideas for your reunions. Registration is required.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.    Phi Kappa Sigma Zeta Alumni Corp. Board Meeting

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.    Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Reception 

Join fellow Phi Sigma Kappa brothers for an open house where the fraternity was located “back in the day.” Current residents, the Winerstein family, will open their home for brothers and guests. Brothers Bill Curtis ’61 and Mark Ingoglia ’71 will be at the house to greet you.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.    Kappa Sigma Delta-Rho Ribbon-Cutting Reception

6 p.m.     Tribute Dinner (by invitation only)

6 p.m.     Volleyball 45th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

6 - 9 p.m.    Homecoming & Family Weekend Childcare 

We welcome all children above age 3 to a fun, interactive childcare program. A boxed dinner is included. Registration is required.

6 – 10 p.m.   Lambda Chi Alumni Association Reception

7 - 11 p.m.    African American Alumni Council Salsa Night

Join fellow alumni for an evening of music, food and fun at the home of Kimberly '87 and Tracy Fletcher '85. Bring your dancing shoes...salsa dancing lessons will be available!

8 p.m.     Homecoming & Family Weekend Choral Concert

A concert of choral music and vocal solos F&M College Chorus and Chamber Singers

9 p.m.    Class of 2016 and 2017 Reunion

10 p.m.    Kappa Sigma 411 Alumni Fellowship

 

Sunday, October 16

9 – 10:30 a.m.     Campus Breakfast

Alumni, parents, guests and all members of the campus community are invited to a breakfast with the students of Franklin & Marshall College. Registration required.

9 a.m. - Noon    Kappa Sigma 'On Your Way Out' Brunch

10 – 11:30 a.m.      Hillel Bagel Breakfast

Alumni and families welcome. Registration is required. There is a $10 charge to attend. F&M students may attend at no charge.

10 - 11 a.m.     Volleyball Breakfast

There is no cost to attend. Regsitration is required.

11 a.m. - Noon    Volleyball Alumnae Match

Noon – 4 p.m.     "Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture" Exhibiton

This traveling exhibition of 33 reproductions of Arab comics provides a look into Arab popular culture and the history of graphic illustration in the Middle East. "Arab Comics:  90 Years of Popular Visual Culture," brought to the Phillips Museum of Art in partnership with F&M's Islamic and Middle East Studies program, features three distinct types of comic book art made by Arab artists:  originals, adaptations and contemporary works. This exhibit and its related programming are part of the Arab Arts Festival taking place on campus over the course of the fall semester.

Noon – 4 p.m.     "Irina Botea Bucan: In the Zone of Transition" Exhibition

Irina Botea Bucan uses various media in her videos and films to question current socio-political dynamics and the possibility of their transformation. "In the zone of transition, the building will have a future," she says. The exhibition is comprised of nine works made over the last 10 years and revolves around three ideas of recording suspended histories mostly unknown to the general public; gestures and behavioral fragments; and stories marked by the antagonism of the private vs. the public.

Noon – 4 p.m.     "Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters" Exhibition

"Onward with the Revolution: Late Soviet-era Posters" is an exhibition from the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum of Art.  F&M professors Jon Stone and Nina Bond selected 18 posters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution (Nov. 7, 1917). Over the course of the fall semester, Russian Studies students will research the posters. This collective scholarship will provide intellectual content for the exhibition, the permanent collection and for the publication of a catalog to be released at the end of the semester.