Reunion Schedule 2016

Pick up a hardcopy program at the Alumni Center upon checking in.

The schedule is a work in progress and will be continually updated.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

9:30AM - 10:45AM
1966 Class Panel: The November Election: Directional Change or Continuing Dysfunction?
Moderator: James Mahon, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science
Panelists: Bill Bowden '66, Roger Kubarych '66, Con O’Leary '66, and Bob Rubin '66
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

11:00AM - 12:00PM
1966 Class Panel: Art Market and Art Museum Dynamics: An Inside View of the Current Art World
Moderator: Roger Mandle '63, former Director Qatar Museums Authorities, former President RISD, Board member Clark Institute
Panelists: Jack Lane '66, Earl (Rusty) Powell '66, David Tunick '66
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

2 - 3PM
Faculty Lecture: Repeal It or Build On It? Assessing the Affordable Care Act with Lara Shore-Sheppard, Professor of Economics.
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

3:30 – 4:30PM 
Faculty Lecture: Threats to the Republic: A Political Science Course in the Making with Justin Crowe '03, Associate Professor of Political Science and Nicole Mellow, Professor of Political Science.  Learn about the creation of a new class to help students make sense of current American politics.  This free-ranging discussion will include reasons for developing the course, decisions about pedagogy and the use of classroom resources, as well as thoughts about what it means to be teaching politics in the Williams classroom today.
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE


Friday, June 10th, 2016


8:00 –  9:30AM
Ephraim Williams Society Breakfast
President Adam Falk and Ephraim Williams Society Chair and President Emeritus Carl Vogt ’58 will speak at this annual appreciation breakfast honoring alumni, parents, and friends who have included Williams in their estate plans or have funded life income gifts. RSVP: Cheryl.M.Brigley@williams.edu or 1-877-374-7526
FACULTY CLUB

9:45 – 11:15AM 
50th Reunion Alumni Seminar: Campaign Coverage 2016: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Introductions: Liz Rappaport '94, Editor, Personal Journal, The Wall Street Journal
Moderator: Steve Atlas '66, independent producer, PBS
Producer: Peter Koenig '66, former Sunday Times special correspondent, Sunday Times of London
Panelists: Jeanmarie Condon '84, Executive Producer/Content & Development, ABC News
Hal Crowther '66, author, critic, essayist, former newsmagazine editor, and syndicated columnist
Greg Jaffe '91, covers the White House for the Washington Post
Neil Roberts, Chair of Religion and Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

11:30AM – 12:30PM
Alumni Seminar: "Equity" - The First Female-Driven Wall Street Movie with Sarah Megan Thomas '01, actress, producer and writer. "Equity" had its world premier in Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival this year and sold to Sony Pictures Classics. The film will be released in theaters this summer.
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

12:30 – 2:30PM 
FestEPHal - Lunch & Day Party
Members of the Williams Black Alumni Network (WBAN), Williams Latino Alumni Network (WLAN), Williams Asian and Asian-American Alumni Network (WAAAN) and BiGLATA are welcome to enjoy a festive party lunch with the family while enjoying the ambiance of the newly renovated Log. This event will be hosted by the Director for Alumni Diversity & Inclusion.
THE LOG, SPRING STREET

1:45 – 2:45PM 
25th Alumni Seminar: Liberal Arts and Life in the Non-Profit World: Ephs Impacting Communities
Join members of the Class of 1991 as they discuss their paths taken to the non-profit world and how Williams directly and indirectly influenced their current directions in life. Learn about their motivations and how they’ve gone on to make an impact on their communities, both locally and globally.
Panelists: Ramona Liberoff ’91 CEO of Spring Accelerator, Cliff Majersik ’91 Executive Director at the Institute for Market Transformation, and Peter Aengst ’91 Northern Rockies Regional Director of The Wilderness Society
Moderator: Joe Cruz ’91, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Williams College
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

3 – 4PM
A Conversation with Williams President Adam Falk
Society of Alumni President, Leila Jere ’91, will engage in conversation with President Falk and take your questions for Adam, too.
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

5:30PM
Shabbat Service followed by Kiddush
JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER

6:00PM
Class Dinners and Festivities
Refer to class specific schedules for locations and details.


Saturday, June 11th, 2016


7 – 8AM
Bird Walk with Hopkins Forest Manager Drew Jones
Some binoculars provided. Coffee available!
HOPKINS FOREST

7 – 8AM
Fun Run
Join other reunion attendees for an early morning run in the Purple Valley (Gale Road loop).
CHAPIN STEPS

7 – 8AM
Yoga
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE (MAIN STUDIO)

8:30AM*
Create a Spectacle
Dress up for the parade by making your own festive sunglasses, hats, and signs to carry and wear! Rain or shine.
PARESKY FRONT STEPS

9:30AM*
Parade of Classes
The Class of 1966 will lead the way to Chandler Gym for the Society’s 194th Annual Meeting. Pre-parade music provided by the Eagles Band of Pittsfield. Find your classmates near class signs on Chapin Lawn. The Greylock Guard (post-50th Reunion classes) should gather outside of the Dodd House for the parade.
CHAPIN DRIVE

10:30AM - 12PM
Annual Meeting, Society of Alumni
The 194th annual meeting, led by Society of Alumni President Leila Jere '91: trophies, cups, and medals recognizing alumni volunteers; remarks by President Adam Falk; election results; major gift announcements; and traditional Williams songs.
CHANDLER GYM

10:30AM - 12PM*
Wheels! (Ages 2-4)
After the parade, climb the stairs by the old Purple Pub and join other young families to explore a fire engine, police cruiser, ambulance, backhoe, front loader, mowers, and street sweeper! Rain or shine.
MORLEY DRIVE

10:30AM - 12PM*
Soccer Clinic (Ages 5-12)
Join a soccer session for all levels. We'll work on development and refinement, and end with small-sided games. Rain or shine.
LOWER COLE FIELD

10:30AM - 12PM*
Ultimate Frisbee Clinic (Ages 10+)
Come and learn this team sport, led by members of the Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization. Rain or shine.
UPPER COLE FIELD

NOON*
All Campus Locavore Lunch!
Rain or shine! Enjoy a meal sourced locally and sustainably, highlighting the great food and farms within the Berkshire community.
CHAPIN LAWN/PARESKY

NOON
Joseph’s Coat Luncheon
Alumni in classes ’40-’64
LASELL GYM

1 - 5PM*
Visit the Treetops of the Canopy Walkway
The walkway is a pair of tree platforms set 70 ft. above the ground and originally used for research. Participants are harnessed to safety cables, and aided by guides. No children under 12. (Shuttles leave from the intersection of Chapin and Mission Park Drive at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Shuttles return from the Forest at 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, and 5:15.)
HOPKINS FOREST

1 – 5PM*
The Williams Bead Store
Williams English Professor and avid beader, Alison Case, will provide the opportunity for you to create your own beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. No experience necessary! Everyone welcome!
CLASS OF 1958 LOUNGE, PARESKY SECOND LEVEL

1 – 5PM
Community Service Project
Process Donations from Give It Up! Collection Drive
Help volunteers at the First Congregational Church sort through massive quantities of clothing and housewares, donated by Williams students, to prepare for September sales to benefit local charitable organizations.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

1 - 5PM
The Class of 1966 Environmental Center Open House
Explore the first renovated Living Building Challenge building in the country.
THE CLASS OF 1966 ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

1 - 5PM
Davis Center & MINCO Open House
Staff Members from Davis Center (formerly The Multi-Cultural Center) will be on hand from 1PM - 3:00PM to share information about their work from this past academic year and some of the projects on the horizon for 2015-16. All are welcome to view displays organized by the various Minority Coalition Groups showcasing their efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion at Williams.
DAVIS CENTER, MORLEY CIRCLE

1 - 5PM*
Toddler and Preschool Playdate (Ages 2-4)
Toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers are welcome at the Williams Children's Center to play with purple Play-Doh, run around the outdoor play spaces, and enjoy other activities.
CHILDREN'S CENTER, WHITMAN STREET

1 - 5PM*
Plenty of Purple Projects (All Ages)
Get your creative juices flowing and make decoupage frames, boxes, jewelry, stationery, painted cow bells, and more. Materials in Williams' colors, of course!
SCHOW ATRIUM, SCIENCE QUAD

1 - 2PM
Chapin Library Special Exhibition Tour
Tour of "While Thy Booke Doth Live": Shakespeare and His World with Chapin Librarian Wayne Hammond.
CHAPIN GALLERY, SAWYER LIBRARY 406

1 - 2PM
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Work at Williams and Beyond
Join three Williams alums for perspectives on the national conversation surrounding sexual assault on college campuses and an overview of the work of Williams students, faculty and staff tackling this issue.  Katie Kent '88 is a Professor of English at Williams College with a research focus on feminist and gender theory, queer theory, cultural studies and cultural theory; Meg Bossong '05 is Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Williams; and Katie Krause '06 is a PhD candidate in Public Health at Emory University with a research focus on campus sexual assault and survey measurement.
GRIFFIN 3

1 – 2PM
Student-Led Admission Tour
Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to participate.
PARESKY FRONT STEPS

1– 2PM*
Puppet Show (All Ages)

The Puppet Brigade presents "The Storybook" with giant puppets. Fun for the whole family!
PARESKY AUDITORIUM

1– 3:15PM*
Children’s Golf Clinic (Ages 6-12)

Free golf clinic with Taconic Teaching Pro Peter Agazarian. All abilities welcome! Info and registration here.
TACONIC GOLF CLUB

2:15 - 3:15PM
Dwelling of the Gallant: Women of Williams
June 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the graduation of the first fully coed class of Williams College. We take this time to acknowledge the women in the class of 1976, the women who came before them as transfer students and partners, as well as the faculty and staff who supported them. This is also the time for the college to recognize and celebrate the over 13,000 Williams Alumnae (including the class of 2016) who have and continue to have an impact on Williams and the world. Join us for a short ceremony of celebration that includes four Eph women, one per decade, telling their stories as a Woman of Williams: Beth Stoddard '61, Caron Martinez '81, Purva Bedi '96, and Kylie Huckleberry '11. 
BROOKS ROGERS

2:15 – 3:15PM*
The Williams Admission Picture

Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to attend this informal, interactive session with Williams admission officers.
WESTON HALL

2:15 – 3:15PM*
1966 Class Seminar: Climate Change: Politics, Truth and Consequences
Moderator: Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Bill Moomaw ‘59
Panelists: Frances Beinecke, former President of the Natural Resources Defense Council
Elizabeth Kolbert, Class of 1946 Environmental Fellow-in-Residence, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Sixth Extinction
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut (Dem.), '96
Dr. Dan Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

2:15 – 3:15PM* 
Community Drum Circle (All Ages)

In this musical environment, learn rhythms, playful games, and songs from Africa, South America, and Asia. All instruments provided!
PARESKY FRONT STEPS (Rain Location: BAXTER HALL, PARESKY)

2:15 – 3:15PM*
Lee F. Jackson '79 Memorial Track Meet and Family Games (Ages 5-12)

Participate in races, water games, and more. Ribbons for all participants.
LEE TRACK, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX (Rain Location: Towne Field House)

2:15 – 3:15PM*
Stream Critter Search (Ages 5-12)

Hike to find salamanders, frogs, crayfish, and hellgrammites. Your shoes may get wet!
HOPKINS FOREST

2:15 - 3:15PM
Physics and Astronomy Reception
The Department of Physics and the Department of Astronomy invite alumni and friends for iced tea and cookies in the David Park Teaching Laboratory.
PHYSICS 215

2:15 - 3:15PM
Campus Tour
If you haven’t been to campus in a while, this tour is for you. A reunion ranger will show you the Paresky Center, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Hollander and Schapiro Halls, Sawyer Library, Weston Field, and The Class of 1966 Environmental Center.
PARESKY FRONT PORCH

2:15 - 3:15PM
WCMA Special Exhibition Tour
Tour of Bodies of Substance and Shadow: Alumni Gift Exhibition with curator Hilde Nelson, MA '17
WCMA ATRIUM

3:30PM
Eph Meet-Up @ Reunion
This casual networking reception features industry-specific chat areas where you can meet other Ephs who do what you do - or would like to do someday! Career shifters and other Ephs in professional transition are welcome, as are non-Eph spouses and guests. Come as you are, business cards optional!
BAXTER HALL, PARESKY CENTER

3:30PM*
Family Concert
Sing-along with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Alastair Moock '95.
PARESKY FRONT PORCH (Rain Location: PARESKY AUDITORIUM)

3:30PM
Book launch and reception to celebrate the publication of "Reframed Perspectives on the Harvey R. and Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection"
In attendance: Harvey '61 and Madeleine Plonsker, WCMA Director Tina Olsen, and Deputy Director Lisa Dorin. Selected works from the collection will be on view in the Rose study gallery during the reception. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the museum shop.
WCMA ATRIUM

3:30PM
Take me to the River
A guided hike on Hopkins Forest's Hoosic River Trail.
HOPKINS FOREST

3:30PM
Williams Rocks
A walking tour of campus, from bedrock to building stones, and the stories they tell with Bud Wobus, Edna McConnell Clark Professor of Geology.
CLARK HALL, ROOM 105

3:30PM*
Drawing Class (Ages 5-12)
Enjoy an outdoor drawing session. No experience necessary; come to learn or practice what you already know. Supplies provided.
PARK STREET ENTRANCE TO ALUMNI CENTER

3:30PM*
Ultimate Frisbee Games (Ages 10+)
Practice the skills you learned in the morning clinic! Led by WUFO members. Rain or shine.
UPPER COLE FIELD

3:30PM*
Children’s Golf Clinic (Ages 13-16)

Free golf clinic with Taconic Teaching Pro Peter Agazarian. All abilities welcome! Info and registration here.
TACONIC GOLF CLUB

3:30PM 
Math-Stats Faculty, Students, Alumni Get-Together
Say hi to the old profs, meet some new ones, see some students, and enjoy one of our famous “Teas.”
BRONFMAN MATH-STATS LIBRARY (SECOND FLOOR)

6PM
Class Dinners and Festivities
Refer to class specific schedules for locations and details.

6:30PM
Movie at Images (All Ages)
IMAGES CINEMA, SPRING STREET

7:30PM*
Capture the Flag (Ages 10+)
You're never too old for this one. Join Reunion Rangers for this classic summer game.
FARLEY-LAMB FIELD, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

7:30PM*
Drawing Class (Ages 5-12)
Explore your creative side with pastels and paper. No experience necessary; supplies provided.
PARK STREET ENTRANCE TO ALUMNI CENTER

8:30PM*
Movie at Images (All Ages)
IMAGES CINEMA, SPRING STREET

8:30PM
Tom Rush Concert, sponsored by the Class of 1966
MAINSTAGE, ’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

9:30 – 10:30PM
Join the The Ephlats and the Williams Cabaret from the late '70s & early ‘ 80s in a very special Reunion tradition of songs, stories, and sing-a-longs. All classes invited.
THE LOG, SPRING STREET

Sunday, June 12th, 2015


9:30AM
Reunion Service of Gratitude and Remembrance
A multi-faith service to honor the passing of beloved classmates and celebrate the blessings of relationship to the Williams community. Led by Williams chaplains and alumni clergy, with music by The Ephlats and the Original Williams Cabaret from the late '70's & early '80's, and the Reunion Jazz Band.
THOMPSON CHAPEL

NOON
Dorm Checkout Deadline for Post-50th Alumni
Leave your dorm key on the dresser in your room

1PM
Dorm Checkout Deadline for All Other Classes
Leave your dorm key on the dresser in your room

*Family Activities Programming