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The Founders Day festivities on April 5 -- including a historical talk, birthday cake and tea, and the first public performance of the new Centennial song -- will mark the 100th anniversary of the day the College was chartered in 1911.

The Harkness Chapel bell will ring 100 times and everyone will meet on Tempel Green for an all-campus photo.

The celebration begins at 1:15 p.m. and you're welcome to join us. More about Founders Day.

Can't be here April 5? Follow the festivities on our Facebook page that day -- and celebrate wherever you are during the week of April 3.

Have dinner with a classmate. Drop a line to the professor who changed your life. Take a walk to honor your hikes through the Arboretum. Pull out your camel bobblehead or the A-plus paper you still treasure. Visit a place that reminds you of what you studied and learned.

Whatever you do, we'd like to know about it. Tell us by posting a few sentences, a photo or a video clip on our Facebook page.

Other April Centennial events

Diversity Conference: The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity is sponsoring a day-long conference on the history and future of diversity at Connecticut College on April 2. Former dean Robert Hampton is the keynote speaker.

1911: A Transnational Perspective: Six professors will look back at 1911 through the eyes of different disciplines. April 14, 4 p.m. Ernst Common Room, Blaustein.

Centennial Lecture on Gender: "Ida B. Wells, 1911 and the Quest for Immortality," by Paula J. Giddings, professor of Afro-American studies at Smith College. April 14 at 7 p.m. Ernst Common Room, Blaustein.

March 14, 2011