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 Louis Bevier (birder, author, and Field Guides tour guide)
Perkins Arboretum
Meet on patio of Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center for a one-hour walk.
8 a.m.
Gentle yoga class: mats provided
Dance studio, second floorRunnals Building
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
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
200 Voices interviews
 A special oral history project has been underway to capture the voices of Colby alumni. Join the project by recounting your experiences as a Colby student to a trained interviewer. Sign up for an individual interview at the information table in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center. Interviews will take place on the second floor of the alumni center.
10 a.m.
Newsmakers quiz and game for Classes of 1959 and 1964
Foss dining hall
Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch — featuring Colby Classics 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 serve 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
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 Building
  • 3-4 p.m.  Making Maine Weathervanes (art-making workshop in the Museum of Art) (all ages)
    Museum of Art, ground floor
  • 3-4 p.m.  Big Kids Yoga (ages 7-11)
    Olin Library, first floor, Olin Science Center
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cleaning with Chemistry! with Sam Redstone '15 (all ages)
    Room 154, Bixler Building

2-4 p.m.
Colby Today Open Houses
Meet faculty, staff, and current students in the facilities and labs that Colby 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 Building and Arey Building
2-5 p.m.
Career Center Open House
Young alumni -- stop by the Career Center library to learn more about 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.
Serra Courtyard, Museum of Art
2 p.m.
Davis Science Center tour
Tour Colby's newest building and meet faculty members who will call this center 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 serve basis.
  • Baroque Art in the Colby College Museum of Art with Veronique 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 mediums (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" Cooking Class 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
  • Preparing for College: Have I (as a Parent) Done Everything Right?
    with Paul Johnston, associate dean of students
    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 this center home.
Davis Science Center entrance
4-5 p.m.
Class of 1974 roundtable discussions
Location TBD
5-6:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 private reception
Museum of Art lobby
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 in headquarters
Individual class headquarters
9 p.m.-midnight
Dave Mello Band (contemporary pop rock and originals)
Lower Programming Space (below the pub), Cotter Union
8 p.m.-midnight
Quiet lounge with coffee drinks
Mary Low Coffeehouse
Fixed dotted line

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: multi-levels (mats provided)
Dance studio, second floor, Runnals Building
8:30 a.m.
5K Trail Run
Colby Arboretum
Preregistration and lineup begin at 8 a.m. at the Gould Music Shell area (by the baseball field and the observatory).
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 
      C. Arthur Eddy '54, Randy Papadellis '79, P'14, 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 R. Hoopes Jr. '89
  • Ernest Marriner Distinguished Service Award
      Jim Crawford '64
  • Outstanding Educator Award
      Greg Pfitzer '79
  • Distinguished Alumna Award
      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   Cancelled 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
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fun with Collage (art-making workshop) (all ages)
    Museum of Art, ground floor
  • 3-4 p.m.  Making Maine Weathervanes (art-making 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 Building
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 a moon bounce, giant basketball, soccer, cookie decorating, and snow cones.
2-5 p.m.

Miller Library tower tours         Cancelled for 2014 due to library renovations

2 p.m.-5 p.m.
200 Voices interviews
A special oral history project has been underway to capture the voices of Colby alumni. Join the project by recounting your experiences as a Colby student to a trained interviewer. Sign up for an individual interview at the information table in the Schair-Swenson-Watson alumni center. Interviews will take place on the second floor of the alumni center.
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.
Serra Courtyard, Museum of Art
2-5 p.m.

Alumni talks and presentations
Various rooms, Diamond Building and Cotter Union
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.
3-5 p.m.
Colby authors book signing
Bookstore, Cotter Union
3 p.m.


Campus tour
Lunder House (Admissions)
4 p.m.
Childcare registration and drop off
Lobby, Runnals Building
Evening

Class receptions and dinners
Various locations across campus
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
 
 
Fixed dotted line
Sunday, June 8, 2014
 
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration
Foss dining hall
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: multi-levels (mats are provided)
Dance studio, second floor, Runnals Building
10 a.m.-noon Miller Library tower tours (weather permitting)  Cancelled 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 drop box provided in your dorm, dining hall, or in the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center.
Lost keys cost us $55 each to have a door rekeyed. Please help reduce costs by returning your key appropriately. Thank you.