Reunion 2011 Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2
Friday, June 3
Saturday, June 4
Sunday, June 5



Thursday, June 2

Reunion Registration Hours
12 noon - 9 pm
Sojka Pavilion, KLARC

2 - 4 pm
Alumni Career Services is offering appointment times during Reunion!
Meet with Julee Bertsch, the Program Director of Alumni Career Services, to discuss your career needs. Call 570-577-1238  or email acs@bucknell.edu for an appointment.    
Career Development Center, Botany Building

5 - 7 pm
All-Class Dinner
Bostwick Dining Hall, ELC, 1st Floor

8 - 9 pm   
Bucknell Traditions - Then and Now
Meet with our Reunion Student Ambassadors, Professor Russ Dennis ‘64, and Mary Ann (Sigler) Stanton ‘89 to discuss the Bucknell traditions that meant the most to you. Feel free to bring your mementos to share. ’Ray Bucknell!
Arches Lounge, ELC, 3rd Floor

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Friday, June 3

Reunion Registration Hours
8 am - 9 pm
Sojka Pavilion, KLARC

7:30 - 10 am
All-Class Breakfast    
Bostwick Dining Hall, ELC, 1st Floor

8:30 am
Canoe Trips on the Susquehanna River
Join Allan ’74 and Betsy Quant ’74 in their 26' Voyageur canoes to enjoy the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from Milton State Park Island, past Lewisburg, to the Chillisquaque Creek boat ramp. No experience needed, but be prepared to get feet and legs wet and muddy. $10 per person. Pre-Registration Required. Space is limited. (Other available times: 11 am and 1:30 pm)
Van leaves from the front of ELC uphill entrance.


10 am   
Regularly Scheduled Admissions Preview Session
Please register by calling the Admissions Office at 570-577-1101. Open to All.
Freas Hall

11 am
Canoe Trips on the Susquehanna River
Join Allan ’74 and Betsy Quant ’74 in their 26' Voyageur canoes to enjoy the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from Milton State Park Island, past Lewisburg, to the Chillisquaque Creek boat ramp. No experience needed, but be prepared to get feet and legs wet and muddy. $10 per person. Pre-Registration Required. Space is limited. (Other available times: 8:30 am and 1:30 pm) 
Van leaves from the front of ELC uphill entrance.

11 am
Alumni University Class: Diamonds from Peanut Butter: A Brief History of Airplanes, Computers, Golf Clubs, and Just About Everything Else
By President John C. Bravman
Join us as Alumni U 2011 kicks off with our 17th President, John C. Bravman. He will share insights into the world of everyday engineering. No engineering degree required!
Trout Auditorium

11 am   
Regularly Scheduled Admissions Tours of Campus
Open to all.
Freas Hall

11:30 am - 4:45 pm   
Begin the Journey!
A fun-filled afternoon for Bucknell legacies who are in 8th or 9th grade. Students participate in a variety of activities throughout the day, interacting with current students, faculty, admissions and alumni relations staff members. While the students are participating in the events of the day, parents are strongly encour­aged to attend the Legacy Parent presentation given by a member of the admissions staff. Students and parents will reunite in time for dinner.
Pre-registration is required at www.b-link.bucknell.edu/LegPro. For more information on Legacy Programs, please contact Patti Struble Flannery ’86 at patti.flannery@bucknell.edu or 570.577.3633
A Bucknell legacy is defined as someone who is a direct descendent of a Bucknell alumnus/a. This relationship would include parents and step-parents, grandparents and step-grandparents, great-grandparents and step-great-grandparents, etc.
Hunt Hall

11:30 am - 2 pm   
All-Class Buffet Luncheon   
Bostwick Dining Hall, ELC, 1st Floor

12:30 pm
Alumni Golf Tournament
Pre-registration required. Tournament limited to 112 players. Scramble tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. Please note: Golf tournament fee is not included in any of the packages. The entry fee is $75 for each player which includes greens fee and cart. You may request to be placed into a certain foursome and we will do our best to accommodate you; however, we cannot guarantee requests! Registration at the course begins at 11:30 a.m. Shuttle service from clubhouse to driving range is available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Lunch available at Knickers dining room in the clubhouse. Note: This is the only time available for alumni to golf on Friday. NO REFUNDS AFTER May 10.
Bucknell Golf Club, Across Route 15

1 pm
Tennis Clinic
Come out for some fun tennis at the varsity courts behind the Fieldhouse. ALL levels of ability are welcome, racquets and balls will be provided if needed. You will be greeted by former men’s coach, Bob Hammerlee, who will be your host and fill in when needed.Also, plan to attend Bob’s mini clinic immediately after the “mixer” and gain some helpful tips for your game. If individuals are interested in a mini-bracket tournament, please come prepared and brackets will be created on site!
Bucknell Tennis Courts

1 pm   
Regularly Scheduled Admissions Tours of Campus
Open to all.   
Freas Hall

1 - 1:30 pm
That Was Then, This Is Now
You can’t miss this entertaining and interactive parody on life at Bucknell through the ages.Watch as alumni, staff and students portray the wacky, wonderful stages of Bucknellians from the 1930s through today.
LC Forum, ELC, 2nd Floor

1:30 pm
Canoe Trips on the Susquehanna River
Join Allan ’74 and Betsy Quant ’74 in their 26' Voyageur canoes to enjoy the West Branch of the Susquehanna River from Milton State Park Island, past Lewisburg, to the Chillisquaque Creek boat ramp. No experience needed, but be prepared to get feet and legs wet and muddy. $10 per person. Pre-Registration Required. Space is limited. (Other available times: 8:30 am and 11 am)
Van leaves from the front of ELC uphill entrance.


1:30 - 2:45 pm
Alumni University Class: Rome of the Ancient Caesars; City of the Early Church
By Jim Turnure P'82, professor emeritus of art and art history
For centuries, Rome was the heart of the western world and the capital of history’s most significant empire.  From Augustus in 27 BC, the Roman Empire endured good times and bad, always producing its remarkable art and architecture until its last emperor was deposed in 476 AD.  Meanwhile, a small sect, eventually known as Christian, appeared in the city, growing in strength and number until its recognition in the fourth century by the emperor Constantine.  Although allied with the styles of pagan representation, the early Christians created their own forms of art in the catacombs, in the great churches of Rome, and in the glorious Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.
Gallery Theatre, ELC, 3rd Floor

1:45 - 2:45 pm
Alumni Univeristy Class: The Three Mathewsons - Rare Photos, Incredible Stories
By Bob Gaines
In the early 20th century, Christy Mathewson was the most renowned and loved athlete in the world. For six decades, the amazing story of the Mathewson family — all Bucknellians — continually made headlines from New York to Beijing. Before coming to Bucknell, Bob Gaines was an award-winning sports columnist for a daily newspaper in San Diego. In 1988, he had the chance to study an old scrapbook filled with Mathewson memorabilia — he’s been gathering stories of Christy and his family ever since. Backed by a big screen presentation of rare and unique photos, this glimpse into the lives of three incredible Bucknellians uncovers a truly extraordinary journey.
LC Forum, ELC, 2nd floor

2 - 4 pm  
Environmental Center Open House
Please join the professors and staff of the Bucknell University Environmental Center (BUEC) who will give visitors a tour of the center, its solar panel array, sustainable gardens and rainbarrel system, and a briefing on the variety of activities going on at the BUEC.
Environmental Center

2:30 pm   
Regularly Scheduled Admissions Preview Session
Please register by calling the Admissions Office at 570-577-1101. Open to All.   
Freas Hall

3 pm     
Class Reporter Meeting
Class reporters for Bucknell Magazine will gather.
Bertrand Library

3 - 4 pm
Alumni University Class: Campus Master Planning at Bucknell
By Dennis Hawley '72 M'73, associate vice president for facilities
Come find out about Bucknell’s landscape for the future. Presentation on the campus master plan for building and renovating.
LC Forum, ELC

3 - 4 pm
Alumni University Class: Between the Beginning and the End
By John “Jack” Wheatcroft '49, professor emeritus of English
What lies between the beginning and the end? In this session, Professor Wheatcroft will share ideas he provided to students at the beginning and end of their time at Bucknell. He will then ask the attendees to retrospectively examine honestly how their years at Bucknell shaped them as human beings as well as affected their careers.
Gallery Theatre, ELC, 3rd floor
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3:30 pm   
Regularly Scheduled Admissions Tours of Campus
Open to all.   
Freas Hall

4 pm
Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception
Come reminisce with your favorite emeritus and current faculty. Get a chance to meet new faculty in your department. A list of faculty will be available at registration in Sojka Pavilion.
Weis Center Lobby and Patio

5 - 8 pm
Class of 1951 Reception and Dinner
(5-6pm: Cocktail Reception - open bar for one hour only. 6-8pm: Dinner - only beer, wine, and soft drinks served during dinner)

5 - 8 pm
Class of 1956 Reception and Dinner
(5-6pm: Cocktail Reception - open bar for one hour only. 6-8pm: Dinner - only beer, wine, and soft drinks served during dinner)

5:30 - 8 pm
Alumni Dinner
For all classes not celebrating individual reunion dinners, as noted separately. There will be a children’s station with common favorites.
Bostwick Dining Hall, ELC, 1st Floor

6:30 - 9 pm
Class of 1961 Golden Anniversary Reception and Dinner
(6:30-7:30pm: Cocktail Reception - open bar for one hour only. 7:30-9pm: Dinner - only beer, wine, and soft drinks served during dinner)
Larison Dining Hall

7:30 - 9:30 pm
Bison Round Up
Join your favorite Bison coaches and members of the athletics department for a reception. Relive old memories and catch up on the current news.
McGee Room, Sojka Pavilion, 2nd Floor

7 - 10 pm
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Allies (and Friends) Reception
Towne Tavern Shanty (Market Street, downtown)

9 pm
Free Movie:  Mars Needs Moms
Rated PG. No child care provided. Recommended for children who can be on their own.
Forum, ELC, 2nd Floor

9 pm – midnight
Class Parties:
Catch up with your classmates to reminisce about your Bucknell days. Beer, wine, soda and light snacks will be served.  Delete: are served with light entertainment.
Locations:
Emeritus, 1951, 1956: Location TBD
1961:  Larison Dining Hall
1966:  Location TBD
1971:  Location TBD
1976:  Location TBD
1981:  Location TBD
1986:  Terrace Room, ELC, 2nd Floor
1991:  Location TBD
1996:  Location TBD
2001:  Location TBD
2006:  Location TBD

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Saturday, June 4

Reunion Registration Hours
8 am - 5 pm
Sojka Pavilion, KLARC

7 - 10:30 am   
Alumni Breakfast   
Bostwick Dining Hall, ELC, 1st Floor

8 - 9 am   
Yoga Class
Open to all, no registration required. Taught by Reunion Student Ambassador, Andrea Laubstein '11. Please bring your own Yoga mat, if possible.  
Aerobics Studio, Fieldhouse, 2nd Floor

8:30 am
Admissions Tour of Campus
Open to all.
Freas Hall

8:30 - 10 am   
Leadership Champagne Breakfast
By invitation only. A gathering to honor alumni who have made a leadership gift to the University.   
Terrace Room, ELC, 2nd Floor

9 - 10 am    
Pilates Class
Open to all, no registration required. Taught by Reunion Student Ambassador, Andrea Laubstein '11. Please bring your own Yoga mat, if possible.  
Aerobics Studio, Fieldhouse, 2nd Floor

9 - 11 am
Alumni Career Services is offering appointment times during Reunion!
Meet with Julee Bertsch, the Program Director of Alumni Career Services, to discuss your career needs. Call 570-577-1238  or email acs@bucknell.edu for an appointment.    
7th Street Cafe

9 - 11 am
Pre-Health Professions Advisor Walk-in Appointments
Walk-in hours for pre-health assistance.
7th Street Cafe

10 am   
“Bucknell Today”
A preview of Bucknell's programs, opportunities and the Admissions process. How selective is Bucknell during recruitment and admissions process? Is it different for legacy students? High schools students and parents are invited to this engaging session.  Please arrive for the session at 9:45am at the Admissions Office, Freas Hall.
Freas Hall Lounge

10 am   
Kids Rally
Your children will enjoy supervised activities while you’re at Reunion Rally. For ages 5-10.   
Davis Gym

10:30 am
Reunion Rally
Gather outside the Weis Center for the award-winning Reunion Rally — a theatrical, musical and multimedia production featuring Bucknell students and celebrating alumni. Class awards will be given and Alumni Association awardees will be honored.
Weis Center

Immediately following Reunion Rally
1986 Dedication and Class Photo
The Class of 1986 will parade from the Weis Center to the amphitheater between Swartz and McDonnell Halls for our class photo and the dedication celebration. As a result of our fundraising success, President Bravman will announce the naming of the amphitheater in honor of the Class of 1986. Refreshments will be provided.
McDonnell Hall Amphitheatre

Immediately following Reunion Rally
The All-Class Parade
Parade with your classmates to the All-Class picnic luncheon

11 am
Book Signing with John Wheatcroft ’49, professor emeritus
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University is pleased to host Bucknell’s esteemed professor emeritus John Wheatcroft ’49 for a book signing. Dr. Wheatcroft willbe autographing copies of his works, including his most recent releases, Telling Tales (a collection of short stories), The Fugitive Self (poetry), and his influential 1983 work Catherine, Her Book, an inspired re-imagining of Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.
& Noble at Bucknell University, Market Street, downtown Lewisburg

11 am
Children’s storytime: “Is Y our Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?”
Featuring guest visitor, Bucky Bison.
Third floor community room, Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University, Market Street, downtown Lewisburg

11 am
Admissions Tour of Campus
Open to all.
Freas Hall

12:30 pm
The All-Class Luncheon
A fun indoor picnic with class-specific seating. Class photos for the 25th and 50th classes will be taken (immediately upon arrival, at the back of the fieldhouse).
Gerhard Fieldhouse, KLARC

1 - 3 pm
Career Cafe
(Alumni Career Check-in)
Enjoy a Snack, and Drink While You:
•  Get information about how alumni career services can help you
•  Talk one-on-one with Julee Bertsch, Alumni Career Services program director, about your specific career needs
•  Pick up helpful materials on job search, resume writing, interviewing, and other career-related topics
•  Get answers about transitioning into a new career
7th Street Café


1 - 4 pm
Class of 1991 Jam Session at the Towne Tavern
Dan Jahns '91 is hosting a "jam session" at Towne Tavern. Class of 1991 come and enjoy music provided by classmates (3 guitarists  - Dan Jahns, Rod McMahon, & Chris Maiberger).  All  performers are invited.  (guitar, vocals, other...) Contact Pete Rovick for more information at provick@hotmail.com – must bring your own instrument (and don't need to be a professional - share your talents).
Towne Tavern, Market Street, downtown Lewisburg

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Family Fun Festival
Bouncing equipment, games and treats offer fun for all ages!
Outside, Uphill ELC

1:30 - 2:30 pm   
Class of 1961 Special Campus Tour
The 50th reunion class should meet the guided tour shuttles to enjoy nostalgic stops around campus. Also offered at 3 pm.
Departs from Freas Hall on Dent Drive

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Bison Football Alumni Reception
All former Bison football players are invited to a reception under the Bison Club tent outside Christy Matthewson Memorial Stadium. Meet the current coaching staff and relive some of your old gridiron memories.
Tent outside Christy Matthewson Memorial Stadium

1:30 - 2:45 pm
Alumni University Class: Rome of the Ancient Caesars; City of the Early Church
By Jim Turnure P'82, professor emeritus of art and art history
For centuries, Rome was the heart of the western world and the capital of history’s most significant empire.  From Augustus in 27 BC, the Roman Empire endured good times and bad, always producing its remarkable art and architecture until its last emperor was deposed in 476 AD.  Meanwhile, a small sect, eventually known as Christian, appeared in the city, growing in strength and number until its recognition in the fourth century by the emperor Constantine.  Although allied with the styles of pagan representation, the early Christians created their own forms of art in the catacombs, in the great churches of Rome, and in the glorious Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna.
Gallery Theatre, ELC, 3rd floor

1:30 - 5:30 pm
Fraternity Open Houses
Tour the fraternity house to see what has changed and what hasn’t.
See listings of fraternities hosting receptions, available at registration in Sojka Pavilion

1:45 - 2:45 pm
Alumni Univeristy Class: The Three Mathewsons - Rare Photos, Incredible Stories
By Bob Gaines
In the early 20th century, Christy Mathewson was the most renowned and loved athlete in the world. For six decades, the amazing story of the Mathewson family — all Bucknellians — continually made headlines from New York to Beijing. Before coming to Bucknell, Bob Gaines was an award-winning sports columnist for a daily newspaper in San Diego. In 1988, he had the chance to study an old scrapbook filled with Mathewson memorabilia — he’s been gathering stories of Christy and his family ever since. Backed by a big screen presentation of rare and unique photos, this glimpse into the lives of three incredible Bucknellians uncovers a truly extraordinary journey.
LC Forum, ELC, 2nd floor

2 - 3:30 pm
Volunteer Recognition Reception
We will honor current Bucknell volunteers who give of their time to further the University’s mission and programs. By invitation only.

2 - 4 pm
Sorority Reception
All former sorority members are welcome to visit with current members of their sorority. Light refreshments and a child friendly area will be provided.
Hunt Hall

2 - 4 pm
Class of 1981 Gathering
Beer, nonalcoholic drinks and snacks provided. If you want, bring some lawn games for everyone to play.
Please RSVP to the Bucknell Class of '81 Facebook page in the Events section, so we know how many beverages to bring.
The Grove. (field across from Hunt Hall, near the Gateways)

2 - 4 pm
Residential College Reception
Were you in a Res. College during your freshman year? If so, come find out what’s new and what has changed (ie: International College is now Global!) Meet with current Res. College students, reconnect with fellow alumni and share fond memories in a child-friendly environment. Light refreshments will be served.
Smith Quad (rain location: Smith 300 Seminar Room)

2:30 pm
Class of 1961 Dedication
Join us in Freas Lobby as this space is named for the Class of 1961 in honor of our fundraising efforts. The naming of this special location on campus is something our entire class can take pride in, and share with Bucknellians for years to come.
Freas Hall

2:30 pm
Alumni Lacrosse
All former lacrosse players are invited. Activities will include a team practice with original and current coaching staff, a lacrosse skills contest and much more.
Christy Matthewson Memorial Stadium

3 pm
Catholic Mass
Rooke Chapel

3 - 4 pm
Alumni University Class: Bucknell from the Civil War to the Great War as Reflected in Campus Architecture
By Russ Dennis '64 M'66, professor emeritus of education
We will examine the transformation of the University at Lewisburg into Bucknell University from 1848 to 1916 using period images of the buildings, the campus and interiors. The images are from the Bucknell University Digital Image Collection. We will discuss how the University changed between the end of the Civil War and the eve of World War I and how major social and curricular changes were reflected in the campus architecture.
LC Forum, ELC, 2nd floor

3 - 4 pm
Alumni University Class: Negotiating for Yourself: The Need to Ask and Ask Effectively
By Dr. Victoria Husted Medvec '86 professor, Kellogg School of Management  at Northwestern University. Have you been negotiating effectively for yourself across your career?  In the past 25 years, have you effectively asked for promotions, key assignments, visibility, resources, staffing, equity, and pay?  This session will teach you how to negotiate for yourself and get what you want. Join Vicki as she talks about strategies that can help you to negotiate for yourself and effectively ask without damaging the relationship with the other side. The strategies presented in this seminar will help participants to improve their effectiveness in all types of negotiations.  Through her consulting, Vicki has helped many senior executives achieve incredible success in high-stakes negotiations.  In this session, she will highlight the tactics that have led to her clients’ success and teach you how to use these strategies to maximize your personal success.
Gallery Theatre , 3rd floor, ELC

3 - 4:30 pm
Soccer Clinic for Alumni Kids
Hosted by the Bucknell men’s and women’s soccer teams, this free clinic is open to kids who will be attending kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall. Wear soccer shoes or tennis shoes (no need to bring shin guards unless you want to). Bucknell athletics will supply soccer balls. Registration is required for this event. Space is limited.
Graham Field at Holmes Stadium

3 - 4 pm
Class of 1961 Special Campus Tour
The 50th reunion class should meet the guided tour shuttles to enjoy nostalgic stops around campus. Also offered at 1:30 pm.
Departs from Freas Hall on Dent Drive

4 pm
Black Alumni Association Cocktail Reception
What's happening at 7th Street House? Come back and bring your family to enjoy a cocktail hour before your class dinner! Sponsored by the Bucknell Black Alumni Association.
7th Street House

4 - 6 pm
BEAA Cocktails and Contraptions
Join engineering alumni, faculty and staff for a cocktail reception in the Dana Lobby area. Participate in an engineering game! Prizes will be awarded.  Tours of Breakiron and Dana will be available with a special video presentation.
Dana Engineering Building

4 - 6 pm   
Cap and Dagger & Bucknell Dance Company Reception
Former members of Cap and Dagger and the Dance Company are invited to attend this reunion.   
Harvey Powers Theatre

5:30 - 10 pm
Kids Night Out
Kids Night Out is an event run by Snyder, Union, Mifflin County Child Development, a licensed childcare agency. Open to children 5 – 10 years. Children are supervised in age-specific groups and enjoy age-appropriate games, crafts, pizza and snacks. There are limited spaces available, and reservations are first-come, first-served. Note: We cannot grant refunds after May 24.
Davis Gym

5:30 pm
Emeritus, Classes of 1951 and 1956 Reception and Banquet
(5:30-6:30pm: Cocktail Reception - open bar for one hour only. 6:30pm: Dinner - only beer, wine, and soft drinks served during dinner)
Location TBD

6 - 9 pm
Receptions and Banquets for the Classes of 1961 – 2006
(6-7pm: Cocktail Reception - open bar for one hour only. 7-9pm: Dinner - only beer, wine, and soft drinks served during dinner)
1961: Terrace Room, ELC
1966: Location TBD
1971: Location TBD
1976: Location TBD
1981: Location TBD
1986: Larison Dining Hall
1991: Location TBD
1996: Location TBD
2001: Location TBD
2006: Location TBD

9 pm – Midnight
Tent Party
Eturnity Band:  This powerful band/orchestra was founded and lead by Antonio Alston, former drummer of James Brown, along with wife Delores Alston who is one of Eturnity’s lead vocalists. The band’s infectious energy always spreads onto the dance floor. Enjoy dancing, drinks, fireworks and great music, all under the big tent you remember.  Be sure to remember your orange wristbands given at registration! If you’ve lost your wristband you’ll need your photo ID with proof of age to receive a new one.
Sojka Lawn

9 pm – Midnight
Jazz Bar 
Enjoy great jazz, a little wine, a bit of dancing and pleasant conversations with friends.
Sojka Pavilion

10:30 pm
Fireworks
Sojka Lawn

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Sunday, June 5

8 am - 1 pm
Farewell Brunch
Enjoy a feast of breakfast and lunch foods and see your friends one last time before departing campus.
Bostwick, ELC, 1st floor

8:30 am
Catholic Mass
Rooke Chapel

10 - 11:30 am
Alumni Memorial Service
Gather to celebrate and remember fellow alumni who have passed away in the past year. Program includes music and a special speaker.
Rooke Chapel

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Class of 1961 Sunday Brunch at the Melberger Farm
Mickey and Ruth Melberger will host the Class of 1961 on Sunday for brunch to have one more celebration before heading out of town! 4575 State Route 45, Milton, PA 17847. Ph: 570-742-3888  (Less than 5 miles from campus - take Route 45 East/Market St over the bridge. Farm is on the left, look for a banner and orange & blue balloons)
Melberger Farm, Rt 45


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