Fall Weekend 2013 Schedule

October 18-20

*This is a preliminary outline of the Fall Weekend 2013 schedule and is subject to changes. Last updated on October 18, 2013.

Thursday, Oct. 17

7:30 p.m.  Theater Department Production: ‘The Drunken City’ by Adam Bock
A student performance directed by Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi.
Tansill Theater
 

Friday, Oct. 18

All-Day Experience: Liberal Arts Education Today – Sit In On a Class
A list of available classes can be viewed here or picked up at registration. Please arrive on time and plan to stay for the duration of the class.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Milloff's Melville, An Exhibition by Mark Milloff '75, Professor of Art at Rhode Island School of Design
Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Noon-8 p.m.  Registration & Welcome Center                 
Grab some coffee, pick up a map and a final schedule of events.
College Center at Crozier-Williams

Noon-1 p.m.  The Selective Admissions Process
A group information session with one of the College’s admission officers.
Horizon House

4 p.m.  'Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern' with Professor Joan C. Chrisler, the Class of ’43 Professor of Psychology
Professor Chrisler is the recipient of the 2013 Nancy Batson Nisbet Rash Faculty Research Award, presented annually to a faculty member selected on the basis of outstanding scholarly or artistic accomplishments. The talk will provide a comprehensive look at reproductive rights for the world’s women and address the developing concept of "reproductive justice."
Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall
 
5-6 p.m.  Hillel Wine and Cheese Kabbalat Shabbat
Cro's Nest, 2nd floor of the College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
7:30 p.m.  Theater Department Production: ‘The Drunken City’ by Adam Bock
A student performance directed by Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi.
Tansill Theater

7:30 p.m.  Soul Mirror, Sprit Dance: A Music Faculty Recital
Featuring Schumann’s “Dichterliebe/A Poet’s Love” with Maksim Ivanov, baritone, and Patrice Newman, piano; and John Harbison’s “Variations/Spirit Dance, Body Dance, Soul Dance, Dervish-Finale” with Heidi Henderson, solo choreography/improvisation, Tom Labadorf, clarinet, Theodore Arm, violin, and Patrice Newman, piano. Free to College students, staff, and faculty. Tickets at the door, $10; non-College students & seniors, $5.

John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

7:15-8:30 p.m.  A Cappella, Connecticut College Style!
A performance highlighting one of the College’s oldest traditions. No tickets required and open to all!
Tent on Tempel Green

8 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Middlebury
Luce Fieldhouse

8:45-9:30 p.m. Live Entertainment on the Green
The evening will include unique and never-before-seen acts by campus artists; and Fighting Gravity, a black light performance art troupe and finalist on "America's Got Talent.”
Tent on Tempel Green

10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.  DJ & Dance Party
More music, food and fun (and a few surprises too)!
Tent on Tempel Green

Saturday, October 19

8:30 a.m-2 p.m.  Registration & Welcome Center
Fanning Lawn Glass Structure *please note different location from Friday
 
8:30-10 a.m.  Legacy Family Breakfast and Faculty Presentation: 'An Anthropology of 'Us' Through the Lens of Middle-Class Americans' Possessions' (by invitation)
With Anthony Graesch, assistant professor of anthropology and recipient of the 2013 Helen Mulvey Faculty Award, presented to an assistant professor who regularly offers classes that challenge students to work harder than they thought they could and to reach unanticipated levels of academic achievement. A special legacy family photograph will also be taken. 
Cro’s Nest, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
9:30-10:45 a.m.  Face Time with Faculty 
Talk informally with faculty about the nature of their departments, internships and research opportunities during our annual faculty open house. See what their students are working on, as well.
Fanning Lawn Glass Structure
 
9:30-11 a.m.   Religious & Spiritual Life Drop-In Tables
Stop by and meet College Chaplains and the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Cro Boulevard Plaza (Corner of Cro Boulevard and Tempel Green)
 
9:30-11 a.m.   Hillel House Drop-In Tables
Meet students involved with Hillel and view the construction progress on the College’s new Zachs Hillel House. 
Adjacent to Withrop Annex on the North End of Campus
 
10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Milloff's Melville, An Exhibition by Mark Milloff '75, Professor of Art at Rhode Island School of Design
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
 
11 a.m.  State of the College with President Higdon and Presentation of the College Medal to James S. Berrien ’74
James S. Berrien '74 served as a trustee of Connecticut College for 12 years and as chair of the Board of Trustees from 2009-2012. 
 
Jim is a partner in the executive search firm of Bentley, Farrell, Ahl and Berrien, a boutique consulting firm focusing on senior-level executive searches across a broad strip of industries including media, healthcare, education, hospitality and capital goods. Previously, Jim was president of G100 Network, an organization of leading learning communities focused on the CEO agenda. Prior to that, he served as the chief revenue officer at Gogo, helping to build the leading in-flight Wi-Fi network for commercial and business aviation. His more than 30 years of broad management experience have also included serving as the former chairman, president and publisher of Forbes Magazine Group, as well as management positions at American Express and CBS Magazines.
 
The Connecticut College Medal is conferred on individuals whose accomplishments or service have enhanced the College’s reputation and nourished its growth. It is the highest honor the College confers. 
John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
 
11 a.m.  Women’s Soccer vs. Bowdoin
Tempel Green
 
11 a.m.  Men’s and Women’s Cross Country – Connecticut College Invitational
Harkness State Park, Waterford, Conn.
 
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.  Connecticut College Alumni of Color (CCAC) Luncheon & Conversation (by invitation)
Receive first-hand updates on the work students are doing in their Unity House-affiliated groups and within the general Connecticut College community.
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
Noon-2 p.m.  All-Campus Picnic
Tent on Tempel Green
 
Noon.-3 p.m.  Harvestfest
A Fall Weekend favorite: food, crafts and gifts. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC).
Tent on Tempel Green
 
Noon-2 p.m.  Kids’ Time on the Green
Pumpkin decorating, face painting and fun for all.
Tent on Tempel Green
 
Noon-1 p.m.  The Selective Admissions Process
A group information session with one of the College’s admission officers.
Horizon House
 
12 p.m.  Field Hockey vs. Bowdoin
Artificial Turf at Silfen Field
 
1-2:30 p.m.  40th Anniversary Celebration of Unity House 
This celebration will feature "Building Unity," a short documentary film exploring Unity House's complex history through four decades of alumni, as well as its exciting future. A keynote talk by Cheryl Brown Henderson, Brown v. Board of Education originator and civil rights activist will also be offered. A reception and history exhibit will follow.
John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
 
1-2 p.m.  Saturday Seminar: 'After Art History?'
Recent and not-so-recent alumni will discuss the ways in which a degree in art history or architectural studies prepared them for their careers. The panel members’ presentations will be followed by a Q&A. Participants include: Rob Greenleaf '03, postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia Law; Leah Talatinian ’02, arts communications manager at MIT; Anne Hinsman ’96, architect at Walter B. Melvin Architects; Diana Pulling '95, Chief of Staff at MoMA.
Charles Chu Reading Room, Shain Library
 
2 p.m.  Theater Department Production – ‘The Drunken City’ by Adam Bock
A student performance directed by Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi.
Tansill Theater
 
2 p.m.  Women’s Volleyball vs. Hamilton
Luce Fieldhouse
 
2 p.m.  Men’s Soccer vs. Bowdoin
Tempel Green
 
2-3 p.m. LGBTQ Resource Center Open House
Alumni, students, family, and friends are welcome to visit the center, meet Director Jen Manion, and learn about our programs.
Burdick House on the ground floor facing the College Center at Crozier-Williams and next to Larrabee Green. Look for the rainbow flag!
 
2-3 p.m.  Using Dance to Learn About Culture: A West African Dance Workshop
Alumna Candace Taylor '13 will lead a short lecture and demonstration on the ways dance can be used as a learning tool to understand the culture of a specific group of people. Taylor is a recent Fulbright Research Grant recipient. Sponsored by the Connecticut College Dance Club and Souled Out, a student organization dedicated to community service initiatives enacted through the arts. 
Myers Dance Studio, 3rd floor of the College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
2:30-3:15  Saturday Seminar: 'Outcomes and Connections with the Office of Career Enhancing Life Skills (CELS)'
Hear from alumni, students and staff about how the College's CELS office is facilitating professional connections between current students and the vibrant alumni community. Participants will include students and alumni who have built lasting mentoring relationships through the internship experience.
Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall 
 
2:45-4 p.m.  Saturday Seminar: 'History of Africana Studies at Connecticut College'
Sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). A reception will follow. 
Pink House, 740 Williams Street
 
3:30-4:15 p.m.  CISLA Keynote: Liberal Arts and the New Social Design Movement
Alumnus Lee Davis '88 will share his journey from studio art major at Connecticut College to entrepreneur and “social designer.” Davis is Scholar-in-Residence in the Center for Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Social Enterprise Fellow at the Yale School of Management, and co-founder and former CEO of NESsT, an incubator of social businesses in emerging markets. He will explore the global movement that is afoot to reenvision the future of social change, and why liberal arts may hold the perfect interdisciplinary recipe. Sponsored by CISLA and the Office of Alumni Relations. 
John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
 
3-5:30 p.m.  Alumni Post-Game Party & Class of 2013 Half-Year Reunion
All alumni welcome. Join 2013 in celebrating their half-year reunion with beer, popcorn, games and good company.  
Alumni Tent near Winged Victory Statue (between Jane Addams and Harkness)
 
3:30-4:30 p.m.  Reception for Student Leaders (by invitation)
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
Coffee Grounds Café, Katharine Blunt House
 
4-4:45 p.m.  Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity Open House and Reception
Pink House, 740 Williams Street
 
4-5 p.m.  Women’s Center Open House and Reception 
Come hear about the wonderful accomplishments of our campus Women's Center, meet staff and student leaders, and learn how you can be a part of our future endeavors.
Women’s Center, basement of Smith/Burdick Residence Halls
 
4-5:30 p.m.  Parent's Council Meeting (by invitation)
1941 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
5 p.m. Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts  Banquet (by invitation)
Glass Structure on Fanning Lawn
 
5:30 p.m.  Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Banquet (by invitation)
Hood Dining Room, Blaustein Humanities Center
 
7:30 p.m.  Theater Department Production – ‘The Drunken City’ by Adam Bock
A student performance directed by Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi.
Tansill Theater
 
8 p.m.  An Evening with Art Garfunkel
Be a part of “An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel” as you join an acoustic rehearsal with songs, anecdotes, prose and a unique audience Q&A session. Attendance is limited to 360 guests and tickets are available only through the Connecticut College Ticket Office at (860)439-2787.
 
Doors will open at 7:00 PM for the event start time at 8:00 PM. All seating is on a first come – first served basis.
John C. Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
 
10 p.m.  'Autumn Lights' 
A celebration for students, alumni and families that will include a cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, a live performance by the band Bear Mountain, dancing and a student DJ. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC).
Tent on Tempel Green
 

Sunday, Oct. 20

9-10 a.m.  Grab a Coffee to Go
College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
10 a.m.-noon  All-Campus Harvest Brunch - THIS EVENT IS FULL
We have reached max capacity for brunch. Registration is no longer available.
Enjoy a catered breakfast before leaving campus. It is important to indicate your intention to attend on the registration form so that we may plan accordingly with the caterer. 
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
2 p.m.  Arboretum Tour
Meet at the blue sculpture located between Fanning Hall and Centennial Plaza
 
2 p.m.  Theater Department Production – ‘The Drunken City’ by Adam Bock
A student performance directed by Associate Professor of Theater Ken Prestininzi.
Tansill Theater
 
7 p.m. Catholic Mass with Father Robert Washabaugh
Harkness Chapel
 

Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: 860-439-2300

alumni@conncoll.edu