Schedule of Events, June 5-8, 2014

This is a tentative schedule, which is subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.


Thursday, June 5, 2014
10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
6 p.m.
Class of 1964 Reception and Dinner
Foss dining hall
6 p.m.
Class of 1959 Reception and Dinner
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
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Friday, June 6, 2014
7-10 a.m.
Breakfast for All Classes
Foss dining hall
7:30 a.m.
Presidential Golf Tournament
Belgrade Lakes Golf Club
8 a.m.
Bird-watching Walk with Randall Downer (breeding-bird survey observer since 1978) and Tony Dalisio (Colby biology teaching assistant)
Perkins Arboretum
Meet on patio of Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center for a one-hour walk.
8 a.m.
Gentle Yoga Class
Dance studio, second floorRunnals Building. Mats provided.
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Bookstore Sale
Bookstore, Cotter Union
8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
9 a.m.
Quarry Road Walk Led by Marcia Phillips Sheldon '64
Meet in Eustis parking lot to carpool
10 a.m.
Newsmakers Quiz and Game for Classes of 1959 and 1964
Foss dining hall
Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch – Featuring classic Colby sandwiches
Foss dining hall
Noon-5 p.m.
Wine Tour and Tasting
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus. Tree Spirits produces distilled spirits and sparkling wine from local apples and maple syrup. Their Knotted Maple distilled spirit, their sparkling Apple Extra Dry, and their sparkling Maple Demi-Sec have all won medals in wine competitions.
Tree Spirits Distillery, Oakland
(Go past the soccer field and take Rice Rips Road to Route 23. Turn left, and Tree Spirits is about 1.1 miles on the right.)
1 p.m.

Class of 1954 Luncheon 
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
1-2 p.m.

Colby Today Activities
Enjoy these short easy classes and discover a piece of Colby today. Class sizes are limited and participation is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Arboretum Walk with Judy Stone, professor of biology (limit 12)
    Meet in front of Lunder House (weather permitting) 
  • Sweet Treats Cooking Class with Chef Mikael (limit 25)
    Learn to make four different, easy desserts that you can create in 30 minutes or less.
    Dana dining hall
  • Swing Dancing Lesson with Bruce Olson '76 (limit 30)
    Dance floor in the tent on Dana lawn
    Remember all those great parties where you got up to dance and everyone just stared? Don't let that happen again! Learn how to swing dance and you'll be the life of the party. No experience necessary.
1:30-4 p.m.
Family Activities
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Little Kids Yoga (ages 3-6)
    Olin Library, first floor, Olin Science Center
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. How Music Works: Intro to Sound Waves and Vibrations with Kellen McDonnell '16 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Center

A "mindful munchies" table will be set up in the first-floor hallway of Bixler. Children are welcome to stop by for healthy snacks to power their afternoon.

  • 3-4 p.m.  Making Maine Weathervanes (art-making workshop for all ages)
    museum of art, ground floor
  • 3-4 p.m.  Big Kids Yoga (ages 7-11)
    Olin Library, first floor, Olin Science Center
  • 3-4 p.m. Cleaning with Chemistry! with Sam Redstone '15 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Art and Music Center

2-4 p.m.
Colby Today Open Houses
Meet faculty, staff, and current students in the facilities and labs that students use every day. Feel free to come and go as you please.
  • Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
    Diamond Building, first floor
  • GIS Lab
    Diamond Building, second floor
  • Chemistry and Biology Labs
    Keyes Science Center (second floor) and Arey Life Sciences (first and third floors)
2-5 p.m.
Career Center Open House
Young alumni – stop by the Career Center library to learn what resources are still available to you. All other alumni – stop by to learn more about new Career Center programming and how you may get involved.
Eustis Building, Career Center library
2 p.m.
Museum of Art Tour (limit 40)
The museum will be open for general admission (free of charge) if you're unable to join the tour.
William D. Adams Gallery, museum of art lobby
2 p.m.
Davis Science Center tour
Tour Colby's newest building and meet faculty members who will call it home.
Davis Science Center entrance
2 p.m.
Canoeing on Messalonskee Stream
Join Colby's Director of Outdoor Programs Ryan Linehan for a paddle down the Messalonskee. Canoes, paddles, and adult PFDs provided for up to 10 alumni and a few children. Or bring your own boat, paddles, and PFDs. If you have a PFD for a child, please bring it with you.
Meet in Eustis parking lot
3 p.m.
Campus Tour
Lunder House (Admissions)
3-4 p.m.

Colby Today Activities
Enjoy these short easy "classes" and discover a piece of Colby today. Class sizes are limited and participation is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Baroque Art in the Colby College Museum of Art with Véronique Plesch, professor of art (limit 32)
    Landay Teaching Gallery, museum of art, lower level
    The new Landay Teaching Gallery will display a collection of 17th-century art in a variety of media (painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing) and will offer the occasion to discuss what is distinctive about the art of the period referred to as the Baroque.
  • Sushi and Sashimi with Chef Mikael (limit 25)
    Learn what sushi and sashimi are, how to make them, and what to serve with them. A lesson on sake and how to drink it may be included .
    Dana dining hall
  • Swing Dancing Lesson with Bruce Olson '76 (limit 30)
    Dance floor in the tent on Dana lawn
    Remember all those great parties where you got up to dance and everyone just stared? Don't let that happen again! Learn how to swing dance and you'll be the life of the party. No experience necessary.
  • Preparing for College: Have I (as a Parent) Done Everything Right?
    with Paul Johnston, senior associate dean of students, and Sandra Sohne-Johnston, director of admissions recruitment and programming
    Most of us have spent the bulk of our parenting lives ensuring that our children will be adequately prepared to leave the nest and someday move into those ivy-covered walls. Come hear more about how you can best prepare your son/daughter for the challenges associated with this phase of their lives.
    Room 122, Diamond Building
3:30 p.m.
Davis Science Center Tour
Tour Colby's newest building and meet faculty members who will call it home.
Davis Science Center entrance
3:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 Panel Discussion (private)
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
4 p.m.
Class of 1974 Roundtable Discussions
Fireside Lounge, Cotter Union
4 p.m.
The Supreme Court in 2013-14: Review and Predictions
Joe Reisert, Wiswell Associate Professor of Government
An overview of this term’s highlights, with a look at the court’s decisions to date and some predictions in its remaining cases—and for those who attended last year, a look at Reisert’s predictions from Reunion 2013.
Room 122, Diamond Building
4 p.m.
The Hive: Live Storytelling (modeled loosely on the Moth Radio Hour)
Join emcee Professor Jenny Boylan and storytellers Tim Burton ’89, Carolyn Hart ’94, Vice President for Communications Michael Kiser, Professor Kerill O’Neill, Brian MacQuarrie ’74, and Katie Weiler ’04 for what’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

5-6:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 Private Reception
Adams Lobby, Museum of Art
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Barbecue
Dana dining hall and Dana lawn (buffets and seating in both locations)
5:30 p.m.
Shabbat Candle Lighting and Meet and Greet with Rabbi Isaacs
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
7-10 p.m.
Dancing Under the Tent: All Classes
Dana lawn
7-11 p.m.
Class of 1964 Private Dinner and Reception
Foss Hall
9 p.m.
Fireworks Display
9 p.m.-midnight
Individual Class Receptions
Individual class headquarters
9 p.m.-midnight
Dave Mello Band (contemporary pop rock and originals)
Bobby Silberman Lounge (below the pub), Cotter Union
8 p.m.-midnight
Quiet Lounge with Coffee Drinks
Mary Low Coffeehouse
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
7-10 a.m.
Breakfast for All Classes
Dana dining hall
7-10 a.m

Class of 1964 Breakfast
Foss dining hall
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
8 a.m.
Yoga Class: Multiple Levels
Dance studio, second floor, Runnals Building. Mats provided.
8:30 a.m.
5K Trail Run
Colby Arboretum
Preregistration and lineup begin at 8 a.m. at the Gould Music Shell area (by Coombs baseball field).
9:30 a.m.
State of the College Address with President William D. Adams
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
10:45 a.m.
Parade of Classes (assemble at 10:15 a.m.)
Line up on the Colby Green.
(In the event of rain, meet at Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center, at 11 a.m.
)
After parade
Celebrate Colby: Class Gift and Alumni Award Presentations
Wadsworth Gymnasium, Harold Alfond Athletic Center
  • Blue Key Alumni Award
      Derek Taff '04, Kate Weiler '04, Lissa Martin '09, Sarah Whitfield '09
  • Colby Brick Award 
      Art Eddy '54, Randy Papadellis '79, Richard Uchida '79, David Fernandez '89, Hilary Barnes Hoopes '89, Lindsay Hayes Hurty '99
  • Charles W. Bassett Faculty Award 
      Jenny Boylan (English)
  • Edson V. Mitchell Distinguished Service Award
       Robert Hoopes '89
  • Ernest Marriner Distinguished Service Award
      Jim Crawford '64
  • Outstanding Educator Award
      Greg Pfitzer '79
  • Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
             Robert Drewes '64
      Colleen Khoury '64
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lobster Bake and Barbecue Buffet
Field house, Harold Alfond Athletic Center
Noon-5 p.m.
Wine Tour and Tasting
Meet Bruce Olson ’76 and Karen Heck ’74 at their winery and distillery five minutes from campus. Tree Spirits produces distilled spirits and sparkling wine from local apples and maple syrup. Their Knotted Maple distilled spirit, their sparkling Apple Extra Dry, and their sparkling Maple Demi-Sec have all won medals in wine competitions.
Tree Spirits Distillery, Oakland
(Go past the soccer field and take Rice Rips Road to Route 23. Turn left, and Tree Spirits is about 1.1 miles on the right.)
1-4 p.m.
Special Collections Tours   Canceled for 2014 due to library renovations
Miller Library
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Informational Session at Colby's New Biomass Plant
Campus Drive, west of the athletic center
1:30-4 p.m.
Family Activities
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Little Kids Yoga (ages 3-6, limit 10)
    Olin Library, first floor, Olin Science Center
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.  Fun Outside Activities and Games with Colby coaches (ages 6-12)
    Seaverns Football Field
    (weather permitting)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fun with Collage (art-making workshop, all ages)
    Museum of art, ground floor

A "mindful munchies" table will be set up in the first-floor hallway of Bixler. Children are welcome to stop by for healthy snacks to power their afternoon.

  • 3-4 p.m.  Making Maine Weathervanes (art workshop, all ages)
    Museum of art, ground floor
  • 3-4 p.m.  Big Kids Yoga (ages 7-12, limit 10)
    Olin Library, first floor, Olin Science Center

  • 3-4 p.m. Cleaning with Chemistry! with Sam Redstone '15 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Music and Art Center
2 p.m.
Advice About Selective College Admissions
Terry Cowdrey, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid
Lunder House (Admissions)
Designed for parents of high school students, this session will describe the current landscape of selective college admissions focusing on ways that parents can support their children through the process. High school students are welcome to attend as well.
2-5 p.m.
Family Fun Activities
Dana lawn
Enjoy moon bounce, glitter tattoos, balloon tying, soccer, cookie decorating, and snow cones.
2-5 p.m.

Miller Library Tower Tours         Canceled for 2014 due to library renovations

2 p.m.
Museum of Art Tour (limit 40)
The museum will be open for general admission (free of charge) if you're unable to join the tour.
Williams D. Adams Gallery, museum of art lobby
2 p.m.

Alumni Talks: Session I
  • Style Bible: What to Wear to Work
    Lauren Rothman '99
    Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
    We live in a world of visual cues. Your audience often sees your picture on a social media network before they meet you. Learn to manage your image and stylize your profile. Even if you are not interested in landing on the best-dressed list, every leader wants to command her or his audience. Learn to maximize your personal brand and dress for work without losing a sense of style!
  • The Power of High-Quality Connections at Work and in Life
    Jane Dutton '74
    Room 122, Diamond Building
    Our days and lives are composed of moments of connection and disconnection with other people. Consider the amazing impacts of high-quality connections and think about facilitating these connections in the workplace and in your life more generally. This perspective is discussed in Dutton’s book on being a positive leader, where one goal is to facilitate high-quality connections at work.
  • Sex Trafficking in Thailand: The Power of Prevention
    Bill Stauffer '89
    Room 141, Diamond Building
    Thailand has a long history of trafficking young girls and boys for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Contrary to some economic theory, Thailand’s sex trafficking and prostitution problem has grown considerably worse even as its economy has strengthened. More than one million girls and boys are forced into or employed by Thailand’s sex industry. Learn how very targeted prevention programs and theory are attempting to reverse this trend.
  • Everybody Should Have Their March: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear
    Aram Goudsouzian '94
    Room 145, Diamond Building
    In June 1966 James Meredith got shot on the second day of a “March Against Fear” through Mississippi. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era. The leading figures of the movement, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Stokely Carmichael, carried on his effort. Based on his critically acclaimed book Down to the Crossroads, Goudsouzian tells the story of the last great march of the King era and the first great showdown of the turbulent years that followed.
3 p.m.

Gift Planning Open House
Fireside Lounge, Cotter Union
Alumni, staff, and faculty are invited to stop in and meet Colby’s Gift Planning staff and learn more about planned giving and Colby’s Willows Society.
3 p.m.

Alumni Talks: Session II
  • Inside the White House Military Office
    Emmett S. Beliveau '99
    Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
    With origins that stretch back to General Washington's military aide-de-camp, the White House Military Office (WHMO) provides wide-ranging military support to the White House. WHMO is responsible for presidential air transportation, communications, medical support, and food service. The office also oversees policy matters related to WHMO functions and Department of Defense assets. Beliveau has served as director of WHMO since 2013 and held two previous positions in the Obama White House. He will offer an overview of WHMO’s operations and the behind-the-scenes team that supports the modern presidency.
  • Mideast Update
    Art Goldschmidt '59
    Room 122, Diamond Building
    Art Goldschmidt ’59 will give a brief rundown on what is happening in the Middle East, including the civil war in Syria, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1,  Egyptian elections, and other current events, providing historical context when necessary. He will allow plenty of time for questions.
  • Engaging Students through Mentoring
    Alice Elliott, associate director of the Goldfarb Center
    Room 123, Diamond Building
    Colby Cares About Kids provides an opportunity for Colby students to forge strong and vital connections in the community and on the campus. Through mentoring, students develop important relationships with staff, other students, and members of the local community, and they provide a local child with a friend and guide. Learn more about this program, which now attracts about 25 percent of the student body.
  • Colby, The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Ocean Century
    Ellen Grant '79
    Room 145, Diamond Building
    The Gulf of Maine is one of Maine’s most significant competitive advantages, as an abundant marine bioregion. Over the last 10 years, many Colby alumni have played a role in stewarding its economic and ecological sustainability through their work at GMRI. With climate change, GMRI’s work has taken on more urgency. Come learn about the major program initiatives of GMRI in the context of the Ocean Century.
  • Visual Embrace
    Craig Stevens '69
    Room 141, Diamond Building
    Visual Embrace is an examination of the evolution of a photographic aesthetic that has taken place over the past 45 years in areas as wide ranging as Japan, France, Italy, Scotland, and Iceland and as close as a front yard in Maine. Stevens, professor of photography at Savannah College of Art and Design, served as associate director of the Maine Photographic Workshops from 1975 to 1985. In 2013 he was awarded the first annual Susan Carr Educator Award from the American Society of Media Professionals.
  • The Artistic but Humble Sandwich
    Libby Corydon-Apicella '74 and Giovanni Apicella (Colby Brick Award recipient)
    Room 153, Diamond Building
    With a husband from Italy, Scandinavian roots herself, a son studying in London, and all living in the States from time to time, Corydon-Apicella says a sandwich takes on many different personalities in her household. Join these restaurant owners as they demonstrate how simple tastes and ingredients can take a sandwich to a whole different level. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and have creative fun. And the best part? We get to sample and toast to our favorite combination! (Limit 28) 
  • Pickle Home Companion: A Talk, a Demo, and Tastings
    Dan George '64
  • Bobby Silberman Lounge, Cotter Union, (under the Blue Light Pub)
    Next time you wonder how to turn a ho-hum snack or meal into something born again, think pickles. Their tang, spice, and crunch makes them perfect sidekicks to just about everything else we eat, because flavor gets such a kick out of contrast. Learn how to make pickles without the bother of canning. Then, taste how they enliven the flavor of other foods by sampling some pairings. George’s cookbook, Quick Pickles, will be available for purchase.
3-5 p.m.
Colby Authors Book Signing
Bookstore, Cotter Union
Judith Milner Coche '64          
Anestes Fotiades '89
Jerry Shapiro '64
Aram Goudsouzian '94
Mickey Jako '69 Lauren Rothman '99
Jane Dutton '74
Jenny Boylan (English)
Brian MacQuarrie '74
Earl Smith (College Historian)
3 p.m.


Campus tour
Lunder House (Admissions)
4 p.m.

Alumni Talks: Session III
  • Panel Discussion: International Development: Perspectives on Global Giving
    Various alumni
    Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
    Moderated by Grossman Professor of Economics Patrice Franko, a panel of five alumni will speak about their experiences with global giving, from the donor, implementer, and recipient perspectives. The discussion will focus on public-private partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and how donors and implementing organizations are measuring impact. Panelists include Ruth Bender ’89, Bob Gelbard ’64, Mguyenzi Innocent ’13, Jonathan Kaplan ’94, and Siri Oswald ’94.
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.: A Farmer Owned Cooperative
    Randy Papadellis '79, P'14, P'18
    Room 122, Diamond Building
    Cranberries are one of only three fruits indigenous to North America. A staple on the first Thanksgiving table, cranberries are Mother Nature’s own antibiotic. Ocean Spray is the world’s largest processor of cranberries, with two thirds of the world’s cranberries being grown by its members. Learn about this $2.2-billion consumer products company that is entirely farmer owned and how it manages to compete and win against some of the world’s biggest multinational corporations.
  • Engaging Students through Mentoring
    Alice Elliott, Associate Director of the Goldfarb Center
    Room 123, Diamond Building
    Colby Cares About Kids provides an opportunity for Colby students to forge strong and vital connections in the community and on the campus. Through mentoring, students develop important relationships with staff, other students, and members of the local community, and they provide a local child with a friend and guide. Learn more about this program, which now attracts about 25 percent of the student body.
    Baking by Hand
    Andy King '99
    Room 145, Diamond Building
    King owns and operates and the internationally recognized, award-winning A&J King, Artisan Bakers in Salem, Mass. His talk is on techniques to make your home baking fantastic (outlined in his recent book, Baking by Hand) and will provide a Colby-eyed view on the food-service industry, the importance of sourcing locally, and the joy of surrounding yourself with good food.
  • So You Think You Know Waterville?
    Mayor Karen Heck '74 and Paul Boghossian '76
    Room 141, Diamond Building
    Come for a walk down memory lane and see what’s changed in Waterville. Some of the old haunts are there, but there's also much that is new and exciting taking place in other favorites spots. Waterville has had its ups and downs, but the catalyst that spurred new excitement was a Colby grad’s renovation of the city’s historic Hathaway Shirt factory. Many other Colby grads have played a part in the city’s renaissance. Come see what they’ve been up to
  • Design/Build Education in Sustainability: Thinking with Your Hands
    Eric Cook '99
    Room 153, Diamond Building
    In this day, the roles of designer and builder are often separated by specialization, contractual obligation, and impressions of vocation. By engaging questions of aesthetics, sustainability, and shared process, design/build students are empowered to identify design problems, pose and revise solutions, and ultimately refine them into a concrete element of the built environment. Conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking meet drafting boards, circular saws, and hammers to yield a pedagogy of thought and action.
4 p.m.
Childcare Registration and Drop-Off
Lobby, Runnals Building
Evening

Class Receptions and Dinners
Various locations across campus. Click here to see schedule grid.
9 p.m.

After-Dinner Entertainment for all Classes
Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages are available at all venues.
 

Live Music with Pearl, an Alumni Band
Page Commons Room, Cotter Union
 


DJ: '80s and '90s Dance Music
Lower programming space, Cotter Union
 


Quiet Lounge with Coffee Drinks and Live Piano Music
Mary Low Coffeehouse
 
 
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Sunday, June 8, 2014
 
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Key Drop-Off, Lost and Found
Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
7-10 a.m. Class of 1964 Champagne Brunch
Foss dining hall
7-11 a.m. Champagne Jazz Brunch for All Classes
Dana dining hall
9 a.m. Yoga Class: Multiple Levels
Dance studio, second floor, Runnals Building. Mats provided.
10 a.m.-noon Miller Library Tower Tours Canceled for 2014 due to library renovations

10:15 a.m. Boardman Memorial Service
Lorimer Chapel
Noon Check Out of Residence Halls
Please leave your keys in the dropbox provided in your dorm, dining hall, or in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center.
Lost keys cost Colby $55 each to have a door rekeyed. Please help reduce costs by returning your key appropriately. Thank you.