WU Alumni Weekend
 

Schedule for class of 1963

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Saturday, Sept. 21

Bearcat Lounge and Registration

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jackson Plaza, Bearcat Lounge Tent

Stop by the information booth to pick up your registration packets and hang out in the Bearcat Lounge

Willamette University Alumni Association – Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 a.m.

Ford Hall, Kremer Board Room, 1st Floor

Campus Tour

9 a.m.

Jackson Plaza, Bearcat Lounge Tent

Join us for an hour-long, student-led tour of campus with special stops at the new Ford Hall and other new buildings.

Willamette Storytelling Project

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mark O. Hatfield Library, 24 Hour Study Room, 1st Floor

Come record your favorite stories, experiences, and memories from your time at Willamette as a part of the Willamette Storytelling Project, which will be saved in University Archives.

Zena Forest Tour

10 a.m.

Jackson Plaza, Bearcat Lounge Tent

Take a short field trip to see Willamette’s 305-acre forest, sustainable farm, and learning laboratory in West Salem. A guided tour will be provided. Two vans will be available to take guests. Directions will be provided for those who drive their own vehicles to the site. Meet the group promptly at 10 a.m.

Beer Brewing: A Chemical Experience

10 a.m.

Olin Science Center, Room 302

Professor Sarah Kirk and husband, John Kirk, will explore the process of making beer. They will consider the chemistry behind the process of making and consuming alcohol.

Asian Art in the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

10:30 a.m.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Join Dr. Kevin Greenwood, Visiting Instructor of Art History, for an introduction to the Asian art collection at the Hallie Ford Museum, which includes Chinese and Japanese paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, Chinese and Korean ceramics, Chinese sculpture, and tiny masterpieces such as Japanese netsuke carvings and Chinese snuff bottles, among other treasures. The talk will also touch on the recent gift of eleven works of Chinese art from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in New York.

Sparks Open House

10:30 a.m.

Lestle J. Sparks Center

Dave Rigsby '00, director of athletics, will share what's new with Bearcat athletics and provide up-to-the-minute details on the Sparks Athletic Center renovation currently underway.

Liberal Arts Research Collaborative (LARC) Presentation

11 a.m.

Putnam University Center, Alumni Lounge, 3rd Floor

LARC is indicative of the high-caliber collaborative research being conducted at the university today. Similar to the long-running Science Collaborative Research Program (SCRP), LARC takes place over the summer and puts select students alongside faculty members for compelling — often quite inventive — cross-disciplinary initiatives.

Quadfest

11:30 a.m.

Join fellow alumni for family friendly fun as alumni and students converge on the Quad for music food and a special adult beverage area for those 21+ years and older. Children of all ages will enjoy carnival games, a 20’ bouncy slide, cotton candy and other fun on the Quad geared just for them. Special class seating for each reunion class.

Women’s Soccer vs. Whitman

Noon

Sparks Field

Options for US Climate Policy

1 p.m.

Ford Hall, Kremer Board Room, 1st Floor

At a time when economic growth is slow and government deficits loom large, what policy options can address the threat of climate change? Don Negri, Associate Dean and Professor of Economics, will consider several policy options and assess their relative merits.

Willamette Academy Open House

1:30 p.m.

Willamette Academy, 195 Cottage St. N.E.

Twelve years ago, Willamette University established Willamette Academy to help local high school students achieve their dream of becoming the first person in their families to graduate from high school and attend college. The academy provides an after school, weekend and summer program. Come learn more about what we do. You will meet academy students, Willamette University volunteers and staff.

Sorority Open Houses

1:30 p.m.

Alumni are welcome to tour the current sorority houses at Willamette: Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi.

Department Open Houses

1:30 p.m.

Stop by to say hello to your old professors, and meet the new ones: Politics and Economics (Smullin 329), English and History (Eaton, 1st Floor Lobby), Biology and Chemistry (Olin, 1st Floor Lobby), and Music (Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Lobby).

Afternoon A Capella

1:45 p.m.

Quad

Come see Willamette’s three premier student acapella groups (HeadBand, Tandem and UpTop) perform. They may not be Glee, but they sure know how to entertain! The performance will begin after QuadFest, so feel free to stick around and reconnect with old friends and retired faculty during the performance.

Gallery Talk - "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth"

2 p.m.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Join museum docent Julie Kahn for a guided tour of the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition.

Leveraging the New to Showcase the Old

2 p.m.

Mark O. Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room, 2nd Floor

Join us for a tour of University Archives and an informational lecture by university’s archivist, Mary McRobinson. Archival repositories collect “old stuff,” but the methods used to preserve, promote and provide access to the materials are cutting edge. Learn how Willamette’s Archives and Special Collections are utilizing the latest technology to increase access to collections — including the Glee collection!

Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman

2:30 p.m.

Sparks Center Field

Campus Life Today

2:30 p.m.

Ford Hall, Kremer Board Room, 1st Floor

Join in a conversation with David Douglass, dean of campus life; Lisa Holliday, associate dean of campus life and director of student activities; and several current students about student involvement and campus life today.

Zena Forest Tour

3 p.m.

Jackson Plaza, Bearcat Lounge Tent

Take a short field trip to see Willamette’s 305-acre forest, sustainable farm, and learning laboratory in West Salem. A guided tour will be provided. Two vans will be available to take guests. Directions will be provided for those who drive their own vehicles to the site. Meet the group promptly at 3 p.m.

Class of 1963 Dinner Finale Party – 50th Reunion

6 p.m.

Putnam University Center, Cat Cavern, 2nd Floor

’63 Class Hospitality Suite open at Grand Hotel after dinner, 291 Liberty St. S.E., Salem

Willamette Rugby vs. Old Boys "Homecoming Cup" Match

7 p.m.

McCulloch Stadium

Come watch the current rugby team take on rugby alumni from the past.