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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE March 2014

Announcements

Attending Reunion? Register now - Don't miss President Bergeron's keynote address

It’s time to register for Reunion weekend, May 30-June 1. This year’s Reunion will be inspiring, educational and unforgettable, as always. Of note: newly installed President Katherine Bergeron will give the keynote address. For a schedule of events and to register online, click here.

Young alums — beat Bates, Colby before the end of March

Every March, Connecticut College alumni compete against NESCAC rivals Bates and Colby to see which school can bring in the most gifts from their Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD). If you graduated between 2004 and 2013, making a gift to the Annual Fund by March 31 will help reach the goal of 1,300 gifts. (Note: All gifts made since July 1, 2013, will count toward the final total.)

To make a gift, keep track of the standings, or see what fellow GOLD alumni are saying on social media, check out the new March Mania website.

Class notes due by March 24

The deadline to submit class notes for the summer issue of CC: Connecticut College Magazine has been extended to Monday, March 24. If you have announcements, photos, or any other bits of information to share, please get in touch with your class correspondent. (The name and contact information of your class correspondent appears under your class year in the class notes section of the magazine.)

Titanic discoverer Ballard to headline campus TEDx event

Oceanographer and underwater archaeologist Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985, will be among the presenters at the College’s 2014 TEDx program on Saturday, April 12. The program is themed “Not All Who Wander Are Lost.”

TEDx events are independently organized and operate under a license from TED, the nonprofit organization known for its annual conferences that bring together many of the world's leading thinkers to deliver "the talk of their lives." Ballard received an honorary degree from the College in 2007.

Athletic Center renovations dedication April 12

The College will observe the official dedication of the renovations to the Athletic Center on Saturday, April 12 beginning with tours at 10 a.m. and followed by remarks at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Luce Field House. The community is invited to celebrate with President Bergeron, trustees, coaches, athletes, parents and the generous donors who made possible the $1.6 million refurbishment to the locker and training room facilities and the installation of lights on Silfen Field.

The Hale Family Locker Room will be named in gratitude to Karen and Rob Hale ’88 for their leadership support of renovations to the Luce Athletic Center locker rooms. A brunch reception will follow in the Hall of Fame Room.

Memorial service for Professor Knowlton

The memorial service for the Emeritus Professor of Art History John H.B. Knowlton, who died last December at age 99, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Harkness Chapel.  Professor Knowlton taught at the College from 1967-1983.

Alumna to receive Goodwin-Niering Center award

Maggie Jones '85, executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, Conn., will receive the Alumni Environmental Achievement Award of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment at a program on campus Thursday, March 27. The award recognizes graduates who exemplify the many ways that a passion for the environment, combined with a great education, can benefit society. A dinner will precede the public lecture and award presentation at 7 p.m. in Blaustein 210. For more information on the event, contact the Goodwin-Niering Center.

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