Reunion Schedule 2014

The schedule will be available in hardcopy when you arrive to campus for Reunion. You can view the PDF of this document here or refer to the schedule listed below.

FOOD & HOSPITALITY

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Coffee and fellowship with alumni, families and local residents at St. John’s Church on Park Street on Friday and Saturday. Drop-in Center Hours: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Open discussion meetings: 5-6 pm. Members of other recovery programs welcome.

The following locations will have food available during Reunion Weekend:

Thursday
8am – 12am: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER

Friday
6:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast, Eco-Cafe, SCHOW ATRIUM
7:30 – 9am: Ephraim Williams Breakfast, Faculty Club (RSVP:Cheryl.M.Brigley@williams.edu or 1-877-374-7526)
6:30am – 4pm: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER
12 – 1:45pm: Box Lunch $9.50, CHAPIN LAWN
11:30am – 2:30pm: Free Ice Cream courtesy of The Ephraim Williams Society, Front Porch, PARESKY CENTER
5:45 pm: Shabbat Service, JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER
10pm – 1am: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER

Saturday
6:30 – 9:30am: Breakfast, Eco-Cafe, SCHOW ATRIUM
6:30- 9:30am: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER
12 – 1pm: Picnic Luncheon for All, CHAPIN LAWN
12 – 1pm: Jospeh’s Coat Luncheon for alumni classes in ’32 – ’61, LASELL GYM
1 – 4pm: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER (Free gelato samples from 1:30 – 2:30pm)
9pm – 12am, Cash bar and light fare, THE LOG
10pm – 1am: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER

Sunday:
8am – 2pm: Snack Bar, PARESKY CENTER

ATHLETIC FACILITIES

Upper Lasell Fitness Center
(cardiovascular equipment)
Thursday & Friday: 6am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Lower Lasell Fitness Center
(weight room)
Thursday: 6 – 9am & 11am – 6pm
Friday: 6 – 9am & 10 am – 6pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6pm

Simon Squash Center
Thursday & Friday: 6 am – 6pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6pm

Samuelson & Muir Swimming Pool
Thursday – Saturday: 2 – 5pm
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an individual aged 16+.

ART MUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS

Williams College Museum of Art
Hours: Open everyday 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Admission is free

WCMA will celebrate the role alumni have played in developing its collection with an intimate exhibition of selected works donated by members of this year’s reunion classes. Curated by graduate student Hillary Reder MA ’14, Recollections offers a personalized perspective on art collecting. Various forms of documentation will accompany works to reveal the connections among alumni as well as the artistic passions of the donors. Recollections will be on view from Thursday, June 12 to Sunday, June 15 during regular museum hours.

MASSMoCA
Hours: Wed – Sun 11am – 5pm Tours: Weekdays, 2pm; Weekends, noon and 2pm
“It’s Only Human” show opening Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Admission: Adults $15, Students $10, Children 6-16 $5

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
CLOSED FOR RENOVATION

ASSISTANCE AND CAMPUS SAFETY & SECURITY


413-597-4444
Dial 4444 from any campus phone

Reunion Headquarters 413-597-4455

Drop by either of the following locations for assistance:

ALUMNI CENTER: Dial 4455 from any campus phone
Thursday & Friday: 8:30AM – MIDNIGHT
Saturday: 7AM – MIDNIGHT

DODD HOUSE: Dial 2213 from any campus phone
Thursday & Friday: 8:30AM – 10PM
Friday: 7AM – 10PM

BONE MARROW DRIVE
Location: Lobby of Mission Park (near ’89 registration desk)

Times:
Thursday, June 12th: noon to 11pm
Friday, June 13th: 9am to 11pm
Saturday, June 14th: 9am to 7pm

Description: In honor of deceased classmate Mirel Sayinsoy ’89, the Class of ’89 will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Drive at their reunion registration headquarters. All it takes is a quick swab of your cheek and you can complete the rest of your registration online at your convenience. If you would like more information, please contact Katrina Hubbard Bens ’89 at katrinabens@gmail.com or Conny Isby in the 25th Reunion office at conny.s.isby@williams.edu.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

1 – 2 p.m.
Tour of Weston Field
Come explore construction of the new Weston Field slated to open Fall of 2014. Tour size limited. First-come, first-served. No shorts or sandals allowed in the work site.
WESTON FIELD GATE

2 – 3 p.m. 
How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks with Nate Kornell, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Professor Kornell will talk about how to learn new skills, facts, and concepts efficiently, whether you’re a young pup or an old dog.
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mass Extinctions: A brief history of life’s worst moments with Phoebe Cohen, Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Life on Earth has experienced at least 5 major events we call “mass extinctions,” where a huge number of species have gone extinct in a short period of time. This talk will explore how we decide which extinctions get to be considered “mass,” the ways in which these events have reshaped life as we know it, and how a deep understanding of past extinctions can help us see the future.
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

5:00 p.m. 
Screening of Within Reach produced by Amanda Creighton, spouse of Sean Culman ’89. Trailer here.
IMAGES CINEMA

Friday, June 13th, 2014

8:30 a.m. 
BIKE RIDE: Join Lew Fisher ’89 for a 30+ mile ride through Berkshire County. (BYO Road Bike!)
CHAPIN STEPS

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 
50th Reunion Alumni Seminar - 21st Century Macro Challenges: Economy, Health, and China, with Robert Engle ’64, Jonathan Fielding ’64, and Robert Oxnam ’64, Moderated by Will Dudley ’89, Provost, Professor of Philosophy.
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

11:15 – 12:15 a.m.
Politics,Theatre and “House of Cards”: A conversation with Sebastian Arcelus ’99
Arcelus, who went from Williams to Broadway to a vibrant performance in the acclaimed Netflix series, sits down with two of his former professors (Jim Mahon, Political Science and Bernie Bucky, Theatre) to discuss how his two main interests in college–theatre and political science–are now coming together.
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
25th Reunion Alumni Seminar – Writing Between the Lines: A discussion about writing and the creative process with Deborah Schoerberlein David ’89 (author and contributor to the Huffington Post); David Bar Katz ’89 (screenwriter, playwright, author and director); and Adam Schlesinger ’89 (songwriter, composer, record producer and bassist for Fountains of Wayne, Ivy and Tinted Windows) moderated by James Shepard, J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature and Eloquence at Williams.
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

3 – 4 p.m.
Q&A with Williams President Adam Falk
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

5:45 p.m. 
Shabbat Service, JEWISH RELIGIOUS CENTER

8 p.m.
Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Alumni (BiGLATA) Gathering
Drinks and light fare
HOPS & VINES

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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

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

7 – 8 a.m.
Yoga
’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE (MAIN STUDIO)

7 – 8 a.m. 
BIKE RIDE: Join Lew Fisher ’89 for a 15-30 mile ride through Berkshire County. (BYO Road Bike!)
CHAPIN STEPS

8 – 9 a.m.
Come enjoy a Honey Bun in Sawyer Library before lining up for the parade. This is your last opportunity to snack in Sawyer before the opening of the new Stetson Library.
SAWYER LIBRARY, LOBBY

9:30 a.m.
Parade of Classes
The Class of 1964 will lead the way to Chandler Gym for the Society’s Annual Meeting. Pre-parade music provided by the Eagles Band of Pittsfield. (Find your classmates near class signs on Chapin Lawn). The Greylock Guard should gather outside of the Dodd House for the parade.
CHAPIN DRIVE

10:30 a.m.
Annual Meeting, Society of Alumni
The 191st annual meeting, led by Society of Alumni President Dennis O’Shea ’77: trophies, cups, and medals recognizing alumni volunteers; remarks by President Adam Falk; election results; major gift announcements; and traditional Williams songs.
CHANDLER GYM

Noon
Picnic Lunch – Rain or shine!
CHAPIN LAWN/PARESKY

Noon
Joseph’s Coat Luncheon
Alumni in classes ’44-’63
LASELL GYM

1 – 5 p.m.
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 Chapin Steps 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 – 5 p.m.
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!
SAWYER LIBRARY, MAIN LEVEL

1 – 5 p.m.
Sawyer Stories
What will you remember–or wish to forget–about the old Sawyer Library? Share your favorite Sawyer Library story with us! Send images, video, and/or text to sawyer.stories@williams.edu or visit the booth in the Sawyer Library lobby.
SAWYER LIBRARY, LOBBY

1 – 5 p.m.
Community Service Projects
1. Hurricane Cleanup Work at the Spruces Mobile Home Park-
Reunite with friends while helping the community recover from Hurricane Irene. No skill or advance preparation required. Just be willing to roll up your sleeves! We’ll have work gloves ready for you to use.

2. Hoosic River and Shoreline Clean Up-
Join fellow alums, current Williams students, and guides from the Hoosic River Watershed Association in clean up work near Cole Field.

3. Reverse ‘Retail Therapy’ at the Give It Up Donation Drive
Help the Williamstown First Congregational Church sort through donations and prepare the inside of their facility for the annual September sale to benefit local charities.

1 – 5 p.m.
Tour of the new Sawyer Library beginning at 1pm and leaving every half hour onward. Meet outside the new Sawyer library. Tour size limited. First come, first served. Final tour departs at 4:30pm.
NEW SAWYER LIBRARY

1 – 2 p.m.
Exploring the Songs of “Frozen” with Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 (a family-friendly reunion event)
Join Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94, her husband/writing partner, Robert Lopez and Professor W. Anthony Sheppard as they discuss and perform the music of the Oscar-winning film Frozen. Be prepared to learn some secrets behind the making of this musical movie and, just maybe, to sing along! Curious kids are encouraged to bring their questions for a Q & A at the end.
’62 CENTER MAINSTAGE

1 – 2 p.m.
The Williams Admission Picture
Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to attend this informal, interactive session with Williams admission officers.
PARESKY AUDITORIUM

1 – 2 p.m.
Poetry Reading with M.B. McLatchey ’79, author of Primary Sources and The Lame God, winner of the 2013 May Swenson Poetry Prize.
SAWYER LIBRARY, MAIN LEVEL

1 – 2 p.m.
Guided Trail Hike
Take a leisurely 60 minute hike on the Lower Loop Trail of Hopkin’s Forest. Meet at the Rosenberg Center. Shuttle leaves Chapin Steps for Forest at 12:45pm.
HOPKINS FOREST

1 – 2 p.m.
Tour of Weston Field
Come explore construction of the new Weston Field slated to open Fall of 2014. Tour size limited. First-come, first-served. No shorts or sandals allowed in the work site.
WESTON FIELD GATE

1 – 2 p.m.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Work at Williams and Beyond
Dean of the College, Sarah Bolton, will share her perspective on the national conversation surrounding sexual assault on college campuses and provide an overview of the work of Williams students, faculty and staff tackling this issue.
GRIFFIN 3

1 – 2 p.m.
Mitigating Climate Change through the Williams Community
Join alumni, including former Seattle Major Mike McGinn ’82, to discuss how the college, students, and alumni can provide leadership on climate change mitigation.
HARPER HOUSE

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
On the road with Darlingside
Harris Paseltiner ’09, David Senft ’07, Don Mitchell ’06, and Auyon Mukharji ’07 will play a short set of original music and then lead a question-and-answer session regarding life on the road as a touring band.
THE LOG

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Public Art Tour
Join a guided tour with Williams students and Jay Thoman ’82, J. Hodge Markgraf ’52 Professor of Chemistry, of the most recent additions to public art on campus: George Rickey’s Double L Excentric Gyratory II, 1981; Louise Bourgeois’s Eyes, 2001; and Jenny Holzer’s 715 molecules, 2011. (Supported by the Williams Public Art Program, established in 2011 as a 50th Reunion gift of the Class of ’61.)
MEET AT WCMA MAIN ENTRANCE

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Storytelling with Richard Lyon ’64
Stories of Earth, Stories of Heart, Native American Tales for our Heart Connections with All Things!
SAWYER LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Student-Led Admission Tour
Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to participate.
BASCOM HOUSE

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Painting the Williams Landscape
Gallery talk by Internationally recognized artist Barbara Ernst Prey ’79 at her new gallery on Spring Street. She serves on the National Endowment for the Arts and her paintings are in many museum collections including The White House and Williams College. Reception to follow the gallery talk.
BARBARA PREY GALLERY, 71 SPRING STREET

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
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 – 3:15 p.m.
Tour of the ’62 Center
Explore the stages, studios, offices, and costume shop of Williams’ renowned performing arts center
’62 CENTER LOBBY

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
From Fraternity Gentlemen to Global Citizens: Williams as a Residential College Across the Centuries

This panel will examine the ongoing evolution of Williams as a residential college since the historic changes in the 1960s.
Sarah R. Bolton, Dean of the College and Professor of Physics
John W. Chandler, president emeritus
Bruce D. Grinnell ’62, attorney, organizer of the “Grinnell Petition” and member
of the Angevine Committee
Martin P. Wasserman ’64 M.D., public health physician
GRIFFIN 3

3:30 p.m.
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

3:30 p.m.
Sneak preview film screening of Paul Stekler’s ’74 new New Orleans documentary ‘Getting Back to Abnormal,’ which will air nationally on PBS’s POV series later this summer. Trailer here.
IMAGES CINEMA

3:30 p.m.
Inside a Collection
Join Jonathan ’64 and Karin Fielding for a tour of WCMA’s current exhibition featuring objects from their collection of New England paintings, furniture and decorative arts. In addition to revealing the fascinating tales behind the objects, the Fieldings will share insights into their collecting odyssey — how they started, how their passion grew for the art, and the challenges of finding just the right pieces. Reception to follow at the museum.
WCMA

3:30 p.m.
Reading by Children’s Book Author Michelle Cuevas ’04 (a family-friendly reunion event)
Join Michelle Cuevas ’04 for a reading from her newest children’s book “Beyond The Laughing Sky,” the tale of a bird-like boy who longs to fly, out fall 2014 from Penguin Books. Cuevas, author of the 2011 novel “The Masterwork of A Painting Elephant,” will host a Q&A and signed book raffle following the reading.
SAWYER LIBRARY, MAIN LEVEL

3:30 p.m.
Film screening of Mr. Gaudino, followed by a panel on the Gaudino Legacy with Jeff Thaler ’74, Dan O’Flaherty ’65, Bill Hoffman ’68, Navjeet Bal ’84, Jen Lazar ’04 and Heather Foran ’04.
PARESKY AUDITORIUM

3:30 p.m.
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 SMALL MATH-STATS LIBRARY (SECOND FLOOR)

3:30 p.m.
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, The Science Center, and other locations.
HUNT PLAZA (NEAR CHAPIN STEPS)

3:30 p.m.
Alumni of Color & BiGLATA Reception
The Davis Center reception is open to all alumni as we welcome them and their families back to campus and invite them to meet new faculty and staff devoted to inclusion and diversity work on campus. Additionally, this gives alumni the chance to be a part of the ongoing conversation about diversity, inclusion and culture on and off campus.
DAVIS CENTER

6 p.m.
Class dinners and festivities

9 p.m.
Join the Williams Reunion Jazz Band for post-dinner music.
THE WILLIAMS INN

9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Songs in the Key of Purple
Join the Ephlats and The Williams Cabaret from the late ’70s & early ’80s in a very special Reunion tradition. All classes invited for a happy celebration of old songs, new songs, & a sing-a-long!
THE LOG

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

9:30 a.m.
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.

1 p.m.
Dorm Checkout Deadline for All Other Classes