TRUE BLUE Weekend Schedule 

The theme of the 2019-20 academic year at F&M is Change the Game: Explore the Past. Challenge the Present. Inspire the Future. 

This year we will mark 50 years of coeducation, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Department, and the opening of the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center.

All events tied to the theme are marked with a GC.

 
 Please note some events and locations may be subject to change. 

 

Thursday, October 24

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.     This is the Rat Speaking: Remembering the 1969 Black Student Protest at F&M (GC)
This Common Hour will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Todd Mealy, author of "This is the Rat Speaking: Black Power and the Promise of Racial Consciousness at Franklin and Marshall College in the Age of the Takeover"; Dr. Benjamin Bowser ’69, who wrote the forward for the book; Adrian Lamos Jr. ’72; and Professor LeRoy Pernell ’71. Panelists will discuss the historical importance of the 1969 protest at Franklin & Marshall College, when black students locked their professors in Goethean Hall, demanding redress for academic and personal grievances. The protest paralleled a number of similar protests across college campuses at a time of activism and a rise in racial consciousness across America.
Mayser Gymnasium

 

Friday, October 25

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Open Classes
Students may arrange with their professors for their parents to visit classes, or parents and alumni may obtain a schedule of available open classes at the information table 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
Atrium, Steinman College Center

Noon – 4 p.m.     FRESH! The F&M Art & Art History Department Biennial
Honoring faculty, staff and emeriti from the Department of Art & Art History in this biennial exhibition. Featuring 15 artists presenting new work in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, print sculpture, photography and site-specific installation.
Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon – 4 p.m.     50 Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae Artists (GC)
Franklin & Marshall College admitted the first class of female students in the fall of 1969. Marking the 50th anniversary of co-education, the Museum is highlighting two alumnae artists from each decade since that historic day.
Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon – 4 p.m.     Stitched Stories: Women’s Narratives in Regional Textiles (GC)
The exhibition reexamines textile in the Museum’s permanent collection, crafted by women from the 19th through the 20th centuries. Viewers can witness the women’s efforts to document their lives, be an agent of social change, and build community through their fabric handicraft.
Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

12:30 – 4 p.m.     Autumn Research Fair
Through displays and sessions, students will present the results of research they conducted over the past summer and academic year.
Martin Library of the Sciences

12:30 – 4 p.m.     Summer Experience Fair: How F&M Students Spent Their Summer in 2019
What summer internship, academic travel, and volunteer and off-campus research experiences did F&M students pursue in 2019? Find out by walking through the Fair, and asking the student presenters questions about their summer experiences.  Not only will you learn about the exceptional opportunities F&M students have pursued and secured, but you will also be providing the students with invaluable practice in articulating their co-curricular accomplishments, as they will do in interviews and networking conversations. 
Martin Library of the Sciences.

6 – 8 p.m.     Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception (GC)

Celebrate this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and take part in the proud tradition of F&M Athletics! The following individuals and teams will be honored as the 38th class of inductees: Patricia Borosky ’91, Women’s Basketball and Track & Field;  Jessica Kunkle ’05, Women’s Golf; Kelly Landman ’07, Women’s Swimming; Sarah Meisenberg ’09, Women’s Basketball and Track & Field; Ted Serro ’06, Baseball;  Steve Ulrich ’82, Contributor and Edward Van Dolsen ’80, Football,  along with the 1978 Men’s Track & Field Relay Team and the 2009 Women’s Lacrosse Team. Registration is required.
Ceremony and Reception Location TBD

7 – 8:30 p.m.     Success Beyond F&M: LACS Student-Alumni Reception
F&M alumni who completed the Life After College Success (LACS) Program are invited to this dinner reception with current LACS students, during which they will share their post-F&M story and insights about what it takes to succeed after graduation. There is no cost for LACS alumni to attend, though registration is required.  
Druker Common, Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building

8 p.m.     Spectrum Concert
F&M Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble Chamber Music and soloists perform.
Barshinger Center for the Musical Arts, Hensel Hall

9 p.m.      A Capella Concert
A yearly favorite! 
Location TBD

 

Saturday, October 26

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Welcome and Registration Center
Atrium, Steinman College Center

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

8:15 – 9:30 a.m.     OSPGD Breakfast Briefing for Parents: Why Your Student’s Career Progression Will Be Different Than Yours – Partnering on Their Career Preparation and Success.
Join Beth Throne, J.D. '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 discussion about the distinctive approach Generation Z is using to identify potential career paths, and how that understanding helps you and F&M partner in supporting their preparation for success beyond F&M. There is no charge to attend this event. Registration is required
Booth Ferris, North and South, Steinman College Center

9 – 10:30 a.m.     African American Alumni Council Sydney N. Bridgett '51 Award Breakfast (GC)
Join members of the African American Alumni Council for a celebration breakfast honoring alumni of African descent for outstanding achievement in a chosen profession or endeavor. This year, the following alumni will receive the Sydney N. Bridgett ’51 Award: Benjamin P. Bowser, Ph.D. ’69, William H. Vanderberg ’76, Yancy D. Edwards, Ph.D. ’82, Christina Watlington, Ph.D. ’96, Keenan L. Smith ’94, Intisar Williams Hamilton ’04, Dorinda L. Foster ’09 and Shadoe G. Tarver ’10. The Alumni Development Volunteer Award will be presented to Cherise Hamblin Murphy, M.D. ’03. Registration is required
Location TBD

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 student, and alumni. Stop by to say hello, meet the professors, and learn more about various academic areas of interest.
Department locations available at the Information Table in Steinman College Center

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.     Harbaugh Club Open House
All Harbaugh Club alumni are invited to visit for an open house.
Harbaugh House, 611 College Avenue

Noon to 1:30 p.m.     TRUE BLUE Weekend Tailgate
Join alumni, parents, students and community members at the TRUE BLUE Weekend Tailgate! This community celebration features food, entertainment and fun. Relax on the Green to the musical sounds of Songsmith. Registration is required. Students must register at the Tailgate with a meal swipe or $5.  
Tent, Hartman Green

Noon     Field Hockey: Diplomats vs. Bryn Mawr
Tylus Field

Noon – 4 p.m.     FRESH! The F&M Art & Art History Department Biennial
Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon – 4 p.m.     50 Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae Artists (GC)
Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon – 4 p.m.     Stitched Stories: Women’s Narratives in Regional Textiles (GC)
Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

1 p.m.     Football: Diplomats vs. Dickinson (GC)
Shadek Stadium

3 p.m.     Women’s Soccer: Diplomats vs. Bryn Mawr 
Tylus Field

8 p.m.     Choral Concert
A concert of choral music and vocal solos from the F&M College Chorus and the Chamber Singers.
Barshinger Center for the Musical Arts, Hensel Hall

9 p.m.     Young Alumni Reunion (Graduates from 2010 through 2019)
Catch up with your former classmates and all F&M GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni! All GOLD alumni are invited to join in the fun.
Location TBD

 

Sunday, October 28

9 – 10:30 a.m.     Campus Breakfast
Benjamin Franklin Dining Hall 

Noon – 4 p.m.     FRESH! The F&M Art & Art History Department Biennial
Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon – 4 p.m.     50 Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae Artists
Rothman Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art

Noon – 4 p.m.     Stitched Stories: Women’s Narratives in Regional Textiles
Gibson Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art