Reunion 2010 Schedule



Reunion Headquarters:

Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
Open Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–noon

Emergency phone numbers:

Fire, police, SOMAC Ambulance,
Campus safety emergency: 911 (If you have a cell phone, dial 315-228-7999 for campus safety.)

State Police: 315-684-3191

Community Memorial Hospital: 315-824-1100

Campus safety (non-emergencies): 315-228-7333


Beige courtesy phones (local calls and calling card calls) can be found in the James C. Colgate Student Union, residential, academic, and athletic facilities. Please be aware that academic and athletic facilities do not have 24-hour access.

E-mail access:

Case-Geyer Library
Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Wireless internet access is available throughout campus.
Instructions to Access Wireless Internet
  • Select “ColgateGuest” in your list of available wireless networks and click “Connect.”
  • Once you are connected, open a web browser.
  • You will be redirected to the guest login page where you can request a temporary login ID and password that will be valid for 24 hours.
  • After requesting your temporary login, your credentials will appear on the login page.
  • You must wait 60 seconds before you can log in.
Driving and parking on campus:

Parking on the hill is limited, so, whenever possible, please take advantage of the Colgate Cruiser and/or our shuttle service, which originates from the James C. Colgate Student Union. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  • LOCK unattended vehicles
  • Observe campus and village traffic and parking regulations
  • Observe fire lanes, handicap parking, and tow-away zones
  • Refrain from parking in any roadway or on lawns, specifically College Street and Lally Lane (except Whitnall Field)

Around campus or in the village:

  • Colgate Cruiser makes regular stops at James C. Colgate Student Union, Persson Hall, Frank Dining Hall, The Coop, Colgate Inn, Colgate Bookstore (downtown), and Cutten. Makes intermittent stops at Wendt University Inn, College Street apartments, and the townhouses.
  • Van service and golf cart transportation provided by student workers originates at the Student Union. To make special arrangements, visit the information desk located in Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union.

To or from airports, bus stations, and train stations:

Birnie Bus Service 315-824-1260
Delano Taxi 315-697-3237
Express Limousine 315-682-1962
Hamilton Taxi Service 315-824-8294

A list of babysitters is available at the registration desk in Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union.

Camp Raider
2 sessions on Saturday, June 5
1:00–6:00 p.m.
6:00–10 p.m.
Pre-registration was required for Camp Raider. There may be a very limited number of walk-in spaces available Saturday for children 3–12 years of age. Please check availability directly with the Children’s Conference Care staff in Huntington Gymnasium, second floor.

Children under 18 are invited to accompany their parents to all meals at no charge, with the exception of the Saturday banquet.


Thursday     Friday     Saturday     Sunday

Events key:
RC = Reunion College Event
CT = Campus Tour (meet under the tent in front of the James C. Colgate Student Union)


12:00 noon
Lunch = On your own

2:30–3:30 p.m. RC
Seven Wonders
Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Travel to Egypt to visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids, to Persia to see the original Mausoleum, to Babylon to explore the fabled Hanging Gardens, to Greece to tour the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, and to Rhodes to stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe’s greatest wonders.
(Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

3:00 p.m. CT

3:45–4:45 p.m. RC
Christina Zück: Defense Phase II Karachi
Joachim Homann, curator, Picker Art Gallery, will present an informal tour of this exhibition of 20 large color photographs by Berlin-based artist Christina Zück (b. 1969). In 2008 she visited Karachi, Pakistan, a city often described as the “epicenter of Islamic terrorism.” She recorded her observations in empathetic images that go beyond stereotypes. Zück seeks ways of understanding in spite of the experience of September 11, 2001, and the conflicts that tragedy incited.
(Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center)

5:00–6:00 p.m. RC
Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System
Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience—it's like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft! (Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

5:00 p.m. CT

Early Bird Cocktails/Dinners
Dutch treat. Classes will meet informally for cocktails and/or dinner in and around Hamilton. Families and friends are welcome, too!
1935 Colgate Inn
1940 Colgate Inn
1945 Colgate Inn
1950 Colgate Inn
1955 Colgate Inn
1965 Seven Oaks Clubhouse
1970 Seven Oaks Clubhouse
1975 Seven Oaks Clubhouse
1980 Seven Oaks Clubhouse
1985 Nichols and Beal
1990 Nichols and Beal
1995 Rusch’s Bar and Grill
2000 Rusch’s Bar and Grill
2005 Rusch’s Bar and Grill

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Reception
Hosted by Interim President Lyle Roelofs
(Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union)

7:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 Golden Anniversary Dinner
Immediately following the Class of 1960 reception, for class members and their guests.
(Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union)

Late into the night
Celebrate on Whitnall Field


7:00–9:00 a.m.
(Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall)

7:30 a.m.
All-Class Reunion Golf Tournament
There will be two shotgun tournaments during the day, at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. If you are not pre-registered, call the Pro Shop at 315-824-1432 to see if there are any openings. A continental breakfast will be available on the clubhouse porch from 7:00–7:30 a.m.
(Seven Oaks Golf Course)

9:00–10:00 a.m. RC
Worms and Maple Syrup: Research on the Region Supported by the Upstate Institute
Julie Dudrick, project director for the Upstate Institute
Timothy McCay, associate professor of biology and environmental studies
William Peck, associate professor of geology
The Upstate Institute encourages faculty scholarship on, or directly pertaining to, the upstate region of New York by providing direct support for faculty research. Formed in 2004 to foster linkages between the university and the community, the Upstate Institute promotes scholarly research that relates to the region’s social, economic, environmental, and cultural assets. Institute projects promote community collaboration and civic engagement through the creation of knowledge and enhance community capacity throughout the region.
(108 Persson Hall)

9:00–10:00 a.m. RC
The Success of Science and the Existence of God
David Dudrick, associate professor of philosophy; chair of philosophy department
What are the implications of the success of science for the rationality of religious belief? Some think that science and religion are simply different ways of viewing the world, while others insist that science shows belief in God to be irrational. We will consider these views and will examine two arguments that attempt to show that the success of science supports the claim that God exists.
(105 Lawrence Hall)

9:00–10:00 a.m. RC
The Philippines: Life, Death & Revolution
An Emmy Award winning documentary by Jon Alpert ’70. During the turmoil surrounding President Ferdinand Marcos overthrow, Alpert traveled throughout the Philippines recording the daily lives of people from the slums of Manila to a rebel camp deep in the mountains. The extraordinary footage includes a firefight with government troops (55 minutes).
Note: Alpert will discuss his work in a Q&A session on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
(Golden Auditorium, Little Hall)

10:15–11:15 a.m. RC
How Does a University with a Modest Endowment and Big Ambitions Manage in the Current Economic Environment?
David Hale ’84, vice president for finance and administration
Colgate, like all colleges and universities, has needed to aggressively but carefully respond to the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing recession. Even with diminished financial resources and a more challenging economic landscape, Colgate’s “giant killer” ambitions remain. David will provide an overview of Colgate’s financial position relative to the schools it competes with, describe Colgate’s responses in the wake of the economic downturn and outline strategies for continued success in a changed economic environment.
(027 Persson Hall)

10:15–11:15 a.m. RC
The Art and Craft of Travel Writing
Jennifer Brice, associate professor of English
A whirlwind tour of American travel literature, from Mark Twain to Paul Theroux. What are the conventions of the genre, and who are the writers that buck them? Aspiring travel writers will come away from this hour-long course with ideas for getting started as well as a list of do’s and don’ts.
(114 Lawrence Hall)

10:15–11:15 a.m. RC
The Partnership Scholars Program
Glenn A. Langer, M.D. ’50, 2010 Alumni Council Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient
Now in its fourteenth year, the goal of the program is that bright but economically and culturally disadvantaged students are limited not by their environment but are assured of progressing to a level determined by their own considerable talents and will be competitive for entry into four year colleges with scholarship aid. This is accomplished by intensive one-on-one extracurricular mentoring from 7th through 12th grades at a total cost over the six years of $11,000/scholar (average of $1,830/year). With the mentors donating their time, we provide for our scholars what a middle class family would provide for their college bound child. At present, 100% of our graduating seniors are entering college with an average of over $76,000 in scholarship aid. This is a seven-fold return on the six-year monetary investment of the program. The return in life-changing terms is inestimable.
“… I have been in public education my entire professional career, which spans over 30 years. I can honestly say that the Partnership Program is having the most positive impact on children’s lives of any program that I have been involved with or witnessed.”
—Dr. Bruce McDaniel, Superintendent, Lennox School District, Los Angeles, CA.
(114 Little Hall)

10:15–11:15 a.m. RC
Linn Underhill: Of Someone and Something
Linn Underhill, photographer and associate professor of art and art history
Joachim Homann, curator, Picker Art Gallery
They will present an informal tour of Linn Underhill’s retrospective exhibition. The artist has won critical acclaim for her portraits, self-portraits, and object photography that investigate femininity, social roles, and the process of aging. The show brings together seven photographic series and artist books created since the early 1990s. (Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center)

10:15–11:15 a.m. RC
Stars of the Pharaohs
Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Travel to Egypt to visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids, to Persia to see the original Mausoleum, to Babylon to explore the fabled Hanging Gardens, to Greece to tour the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, and to Rhodes to stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe’s greatest wonders.
(Visualization Lab, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

11:00 a.m. CT

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. RC
Liberal Democracy and its Limits
Stanley Brubaker, professor of political science; director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Institute
Robert Garland, Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the classics; director, division of the humanities
D. Michael Johnston, Charles A. Dana Professor of political science
As a regime type, liberal democracy is defined in terms of its limits--respect for personal freedom; reliance on market mechanisms; governance through the rule of law, articulated through representative government, responsive to the people in periodic elections. It also limits its aspirations—it seeks to secure rights, rather than to save souls or mold the character of its citizens. Though limited, could liberal democracy be the “final” form of government, the end of history?
(105 Lawrence Hall)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. RC
Seeing Music During a Stem Cell Transplant: Creating and Marketing Art from Synesthesia
Erik Rosen ’90
What happens when you lock a lawyer in a hospital room, obliterate his immune system and pump him full of opiates? He sees music, of course. This phenomena is an example of a sensory misfire known as synesthesia. We will explore what music looks like and the process and entrepreneurial challenges of sharing that vision with others. This talk will lead to a group discussion, including questions and answers.
(114 Little Hall)

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. RC
The Kevin Everett Story: From Catastrophic Football Injury to Recovery
John M. Marzo, M.D. ’80
For many, there comes a time when they question what they do for a living. For Kevin Everett and me, it came on the same day, at the same moment—when he made a tackle as a professional football player and was rendered quadriplegic. This class will discuss some of the physical and emotional struggles that this situation caused, and give an inside look at the doctor-patient relationship within the world of professional football.
(101 Ho Science Center)

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Lunch
All classes, families, and friends will be treated to a traditional picnic lunch.
(Whitnall Field)

12:00 p.m.
Class of 1960 50th Reunion Plaque Dedication and Luncheon
The Class of 1960 commemorates their support of the Seven Oaks Clubhouse and Colgate golf program with a distinctive plaque and luncheon. All class members and guests are encouraged to attend this special dedication.
(Seven Oaks Golf Course)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
Conductors and Celebrity: Toscanini
Marietta Cheng, professor of music; conductor of the Colgate University Orchestra
Toscanini is a legend, the most famous conductor in history, a conductor even today with a cult following. With him originated the myth of a conductor as all-powerful. Toscanini ruled the music world. He was a phenomenon, more influential than any other musician then or now. He was twice on the cover of Time magazine. His obituary in the New York Times was on page 1. Life magazine named him “the greatest living master of music.” He achieved a stature no other conductor before him had attained. Toscanini was a cultural hero. Did he deserve all this adulation or did he become a celebrity for non- musical and political reasons? Were there other contenders? Finally, how did the conducting field change because of his celebrity status?
(122 Dana Arts Center)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
The Hamilton Initiative, Colgate and Hamilton Growing Together
Mark Falcone ’85, chair, Hamilton initiative committee, board of trustees
Michael Martin ’69, vice chair, Hamilton initiative committee, board of trustees
Over the past decade, Colgate has established a sound working relationship with the Village of Hamilton to sustain local economy, stimulate tourism, and brighten the “front door to the university.” This session will offer an overview of the Hamilton Initiative, which helped integrate the Colgate bookstore, coffee shop, theaters, and some offices downtown. Come learn about past programs and future ideas to strengthen this valuable relationship.
(027 Persson Hall)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
What is the Source of Moral Authority?
Joseph Wagner, professor of political science; chair of political science and director of international relations
Beliefs about customs, traditions, religions and gods differ from one person and culture to the next, and fail as objective, universal, authoritatively binding moral obligations. To be obligatory, norms of justice and morality must claim an objective validity recognized as incontrovertible by any reasonable person. We will look at surprising, commonsense features in language, logic, cognitive psychology and neuro-science to identify possible candidates for the source of normative authority.
(208 Persson Hall)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
High Tea Tasting Event
Lauren Braun Costello ’98
Join chef, author, and Colgate alumna Lauren Braun Costello ’98 at a thirst-quenching tasting event at the Colgate Bookstore. Turn “high tea” into a summer pastime! Come by and sample herb-flavored iced drinks like thyme lemonade and ginger peach black tea paired with fragrant treats such as lavender shortbread and lemongrass tea cakes. Recipe cards provided.
(2003 Events Room, 3rd Floor, Colgate Bookstore)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
The Maroon Advantage: Marketing Your Personal Brand in a Digital Age
Sean T. Connolly ’90
Marci Mueller Mouritzen ’90
Heidi Bulow Parsont ’90
Leverage your Colgate connections to their fullest through the Maroon Advantage! Sponsored by the Colgate Alumni Council, the Maroon Advantage is a series of career advising events for Colgate alumni by Colgate alumni. In this session we will look at the importance of marketing your personal brand using Web 2.0 applications such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and more. A review of the Colgate career resources will also be presented by the career services and alumni affairs staff.
(O’Connor Campus Center, COOP Conference Room)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
3 Shrew Plays: Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in Context
Margaret Maurer, William Henry Crawshaw Professor of literature
Shakespeare’s is not the only shrew-taming play that survives from early modern England. There is an anonymous play, called A Pleasant Conceited History, Called the Taming of a Shrew; and the playwright John Fletcher wrote a sequel to Shakespeare’s Shrew, called The Woman’s Prize, or the Tamer Tamed. Audiences of Shakespeare’s time seem to have appreciated a variety of perspectives on the right of husbands to subdue their wives.
(105 Lawrence Hall)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
Canoeing at Sangerfield River
Explore the quiet waters of Sangerfield River, where the infamous Loomis Gang used to hide out in gone by days. Learn basic paddling strokes, and discover a beautiful oasis only five miles from campus. No experience needed. Meet at Base Camp. Take the driveway between Huntington and the smoke stack. Trip led by members of Colgate’s Outdoor Education Program. (Sign up in the registration area in Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union. Minimum of four participants required and limited to a maximum of 14 people. Transportation is provided.)
(Base Camp)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
Geological History Walking Tour of the Colgate Campus
Bruce Selleck ’71, Harold Orville Whitnall Professor of geology; director of the Harvey Picker Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study in the Sciences and Mathematics
Take a campus walking tour that highlights the geological history of the area, the use of stone in campus architecture, and the social and economic history of the Hamilton area. (Donovan’s Pub Terrace, James C. Colgate Student Union).

1:30 p.m.
All-Class Reunion Golf Tournament
See 7:30 a.m. time slot for details.
(Seven Oaks Golf Course)

2:00 p.m. CT

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
Exploring the Ancient Skies in Colgate’s Ho Tung Visualization Lab
Anthony Aveni, Russell B. Colgate Distinguished University Professor of astronomy and anthropology and Native American studies
Astronomy 130/SOAN 230: Astronomy in Culture is an interdisciplinary course developed by Professor Anthony Aveni and Joe Eakin of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab. The course utilizes the Visualization Lab to travel backward in time and across the globe to experience the celestial environments of other cultures, and to examine the role of the sky in shaping religions and political ideologies in various kinds of cultures, among them hunter-gatherers, agrarian societies, and dynasties.
(Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
The World and Colgate in 1910
George Tamblyn ’60
World War I was five years away. This war shaped the 20th century and the United States’ role in it. The “Great War,” in most historians’ opinion, was the direct cause of World War II. The lecture, which will be a power point presentation, including many photographs, will explore how the situation in 1910 was leading to the outbreak of the war and what Colgate was like at the time.
(210 Persson Hall)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
The Colgate Man: a Closer Look at their World
Scott Brown, associate vice president and dean of students
Timothy Mansfield, director of alumni affairs
Mark Thompson, director of counseling and psychological services
This program will offer an overview of Men at Colgate (MAC), a campus organization designed to help understand and engage male students at Colgate. Come to this session to learn about the challenges that face young adult males, the choices our students are making, and how Colgate faculty/staff are responding. Join us for a closer look as we examine the societal and Colgate culture for men.
(07 Persson Hall)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
The Business of Diversity at Colgate
Keenan Grenell, vice president and dean of diversity; associate professor of Africana and Latin American studies
Colgate responds to the challenge of creating an all inclusive environment of excellence in education. We will focus on Colgate's infrastructure, programs, initiatives, and people that make diversity alive and purposeful at Colgate. We will discuss the campus wide collective vision for diversity and new directions along the journey. Ultimately, we will demonstrate that at Colgate diversity is a fluid process and innovative as a strategy for change.
(ALANA Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
The Arrogance of Power - In Politics and Education
Robert Kraynak, professor of political science; director of the Center for Freedom & Western Civilization
Recent trends in American politics and higher education illustrate the age-old problem of "the arrogance of power" -- the dominance by one party or group that causes it to lose touch with the people and to lack accountability and adequate checks and balances. From single-party dominance in Washington politics to the group-think mentality of "political correctness" that rules the universities, this attitude has sparked many kinds of reaction and proposals for reform. Please join us for a lively discussion of how to make our political system and universities more accountable and more open to the genuine competition of ideas.
(Love Auditorium, Olin Hall)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
Baghdad ER
This documentary, shot over two months in 2005 by Jon Alpert ’70, takes an unforgettable look inside the 86th Combat Support Hospital, the U. S. Army’s premier medical facility in Iraq. It profiles life in the thick of war, including rescue footage of the 54th Medical Company Air Ambulance Team, and missions of soldiers patrolling “IED Alley” (64 minutes).
Note: Contains graphic footage. Alpert will discuss his work in a Q&A session on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
(Golden Auditorium, Little Hall)

3:00 p.m. CT

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Willow Society Reception
(By invitation only)
(O’Connor Campus Center, Fireplace Room)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Is Capitalism Dead? A Panel Discussion of the Economic Crisis and the Response of Policy Makers
Louis Prisock, assistant professor of sociology
Daniel Schult, associate professor of mathematics
Nicole Simpson, associate professor of economics
This panel discussion will feature several Colgate faculty and alumni discussing the financial crisis and the ensuing recession. The financial crisis has stirred significant debate related to government regulation of the financial services industry. The panel will put the crisis into perspective and offer different insights on how far the government should go to regulate financial markets in the future. In addition, the panel will comment on the effectiveness of proposed fiscal programs in fighting the current recession.
(027 Persson Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Colgate's Wellness Initiative 2010
Dr. Merrill “Doc” Miller, adjunct professor of the health sciences; director of student health services
Mark Thompson, director of counseling & psychological services
The Wellness Initiative continues to help students learn about healthy and balanced approaches to their lives. This program provides an overview of the Wellness Initiative and highlights the new programs and resources utilized during the 2009-10 academic year. We’ll visit the Wellness Initiative website, sneak a peak at Student Health 101, and review the programs we offer addressing nutrition (Top Chef Colgate), healthy sexuality, technology strategies for dealing with emergencies, sexually transmitted diseases, stress, and having a healthy spring break. We may even play with the clicker system! Come see what's new with Wellness!
(208 Persson Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Planning for a Carbon Neutral Future
John Pumilio, sustainability coordinator
As a signatory to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Colgate University is committed to carbon neutrality “as soon as possible.” We recently completed our first comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory and are now in the process of developing a Climate Action Plan that will reduce our carbon footprint. In this presentation, we will explore some of the challenges and opportunities facing Colgate as we embark on a carbon-constrained future.
(108 Persson Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
CUTV—Then and Now
Barrett Lester ’85
In 1981, Colgate University Television humbly began, using a borrowed VHS camcorder to cover campus activities and Raider hockey. “The Colgate News” challenged the fledgling media competition in its 1982 newspaper editorial saying…
“We don’t want CUTV for the sake of watching a few people show us their interpretations of entertainment. We deserve and demand to be impressed. So get on with it.” Months later, CUTV launched a diverse lineup of programming, including its very own news series. Since then, CUTV has progressed both technologically and as a generator of high-quality, student-produced content. CUTV founder Barrett Lester ’85 and a panel of alumni in the media will present the evolution of CUTV’s programming and discuss the digital media revolution.
(109 Persson Hall)

4:00 p.m. CT

4:30 p.m.
Welcoming Shabbat
Rabbi David Levy, associate university chaplain; director of Jewish life
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
(Memorial Chapel, Garden Level)

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Barbecue
All classes, families, and friends are invited to this summertime festival of food. (Whitnall Field)

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Open House for Friends of Bill W.
An invitation to all returning alumni participating in a 12-step program.
(Conant House)

8:00–9:15 p.m.
Annual Awards Ceremony
Presentations of the Ann Yao ’80 Memorial Young Alumni Award, Maroon Citation, William Brian Little ’64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, Colgate University Alumni Corporation Humanitarian Award, and Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. See page XX for a listing of the award recipients.
(Memorial Chapel)

9:15 p.m.
Torchlight Procession
Immediately following the awards ceremony, the Chapel bell will toll 13 times and the Mohawk Valley Fraser Highlanders will lead this traditional procession down the hill. Please wear rubber-soled shoes! All are invited to participate in the procession, however torches are for adults only.
(Begins on Academic Quad)

Following the Procession
Fireworks Over Campus!
Enjoy the show from Whitnall Field.

10:00 p.m.–Midnight RC
The Stars Above Colgate: Evening at the Observatory
Thomas Balonek, professor of physics and astronomy
Thomas Balonek and the summer astronomy research students, welcome alumni and friends to the observatory for a glimpse of the stars above Colgate. The observatory contains a 16-inch telescope, several 8-inch telescopes, and electronic cameras. The observatory is used extensively in general astronomy courses as well as independent study projects.
(Observatory, up the hill, just past O’Connor Campus Center on the left)

Late into the night
Under the Tents
Reunite with old friends and meet new ones around the bonfire. There will be entertainment in many tents!


7:00–10:00 a.m.
(Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall)

8:15–9:30 a.m.
Presidents’ Club Breakfast
Hosted by Interim President Lyle Roelofs for members of the Presidents’ Club. Parking is limited. Please arrive early.
(Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union)

8:30 a.m.
5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Start your morning with a run/jog/walk on the cross-country trail. Access the trail by the road to Chapel House and the cemetery. Sign-up not necessary. Parking is limited.
(Harry Lang Cross Country Trail)

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Open House for Friends of Bill W.
An invitation to all returning alumni participating in a 12-step program. A Saturday evening open house will also be available at a time determined at this meeting.
(Conant House)

8:30–9:30 a.m. RC
Admission at Colgate University
Gary Ross ’77, vice president and dean of admission
What “counts” in the admission process? What can you look forward to as your child prepares for the college search? Whether you want to find out the basic components of admission at Colgate today or have a child entering the college application process, you won’t want to miss this information session. Learn how alumni can get involved with admission volunteer work and why it is so vital to our mission.
(Lobby, James B. Colgate Hall)

8:30–9:30 a.m. RC
Dirty Driving: Thundercars of Indiana
Director Jon Alpert ’70 profiles a man and a town struggling to survive in a devastating economy. Sammy Hawkins lives in Anderson, Indiana, where auto racing is an obsession. “We don’t make cars here no more. But we can still race ‘em and we can still wreck ‘em. They can’t take that away from us!” (60 minutes)
Note: Alpert will discuss his work in a Q&A session at 3:30 p.m. today.
(Golden Auditorium, Little Hall)

9:30–11:00 a.m. RC
Bookstore Children’s Story-time
Children of all ages and their families are invited to a drop-by story-time at the Colgate Bookstore.
Balloon artist Mike Lawler will create elaborate balloon hats, swords, flowers, and other balloon sculpture that children can take home.  Plus: music, crafts, games, stories and more!  Ages 5 and under must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian. 
(Class of 2003 Events Room, Colgate Bookstore, 3 Utica Street)

9:45–10:45 a.m. RC
Nature Walk: Campus Tree Label Project and Merrill House Gardens
Ron Hoham, professor of biology emeritus
Join Ron Hoham as he explains how the tree label project ties in with the Class of 2002 Gardens at Merrill House. This session will be an informal and fun gathering with ample time to ask questions about plants as we walk through the campus.
(Front steps, O’Connor Campus Center)

9:45–10:45 p.m. RC
Campus Life: Current Trends and Initiatives
Charlotte H. Johnson, J.D., vice president and dean of the college
Dean of the College, Charlotte Johnson, will discuss hot topics and new trends in student affairs and discuss specific initiatives relating to the Dean of the College Division. This session will also focus on how student affairs professionals contribute to Colgate’s educational mission, particularly with respect to student life outside of the classroom. A portion of this section will be devoted to questions and feedback from the attendees.
(105 Lawrence Hall)

9:45–10:45 a.m. RC
Searching for the Golden Goose: Is Early Stage Investing Right for Me?
Jay Brennan ’81, Bill Freeborn ’76, Robert Johnson ’94, and Walter Steinmann ’79
Join the principals in Chenango Capital, a Colgate-centric early-stage venture capital fund, in a lively discussion about the basics of early-stage investing. Examine specific deals that are under consideration. Learn how Chenango Capital plans to nurture interest in entrepreneurism in the Colgate community. Explore whether this is a game you should play.
(208 Persson Hall)

9:45–10:45 a.m. RC
Afghanistan and Iraq: Lessons Learned to Assist Developing and Post-Conflict Nations
Larry Cooley ’70
Michael Smith ’70
They will discuss their experiences, lessons learned, and perceptions of what has occurred in Iraq and Afghanistan and what is likely to occur in the future in those nations.
(101 Ho Science Center)

9:45-10:45 a.m.
Service of Remembrance for the Class of 1960
The Reverend Bruce W. Barth ’60
Stephen Greenbaum ’60
The Reverend David D. Maxwell ’60
Rabbi David Levy, university chaplain; director of Jewish life
Class photograph will be taken on the chapel steps immediately following the service.
(Memorial Chapel)

9:45–10:45 a.m.
Alumni Corporation Annual Meeting
Gus P. Coldebella ’91, president of the Alumni Corporation, presiding
The Alumni Corporation includes everyone who has successfully completed at least one semester at Colgate and whose class has graduated and all are welcome to attend the meeting. An Alumni Council comprising 55 alumni volunteers manages the corporation and meets three times a year on campus. The council serves an important advisory role in alumni volunteer programs and provides alumni viewpoints on college issues. At the meeting, we will review highlights of the 2009–2010 projects of the nine standing committees (admission, advancement, athletics, awards, career Services, communications, district clubs, nominations, and university relations). The meeting is also a forum to learn more about volunteer opportunities, discuss issues, express concerns, and ask questions.
(Terrace Lounge, Lawrence Hall)

9:45–10:45 a.m. RC
Ice Worlds
The delicate balance between ice, water, and the existence of life has been a topic of exploration and discovery in science for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, we’ll examine the ecosystems that live and thrive there and see how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we'll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system. Narrated by Emily Watson, star of The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep. Produced in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with the support of the National Science Foundation.
(Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

10:00 a.m. CT

11:15 a.m.
All-Class Parade
Tradition is kept as alumni, assembled by class, walk from Oak Drive to Reid Athletic Center. The Mohawk Valley Frasers will lead the parade. Transportation provided (cars and/or golf carts) for those unable to walk. Classes gather at Oak Drive with the Class of 1940 nearest Broad Street. Please look for class banners.

All-Class Luncheon
Gus P. Coldebella ’91, president of the Alumni Corporation, presiding
Included in the program will be the presentation of reunion class gifts, cup awards and a welcome by Interim President Lyle Roelofs. All classmates, families, guests, faculty, and staff are invited.
(Cotterell Court, Reid Athletic Center)

1:30–2:30 p.m. RC
Leading Change
Interim President Lyle Roelofs
Colgate continues to advance as a leader in higher education, but much about the landscape for teaching, learning, the economy, and the competitive global environment has changed in recent years. Attend this open discussion with Interim President Lyle Roelofs to hear his perspectives, and share your own, about how the university is leading during a time of great change.
(Batza Meeting Room, 560 Case-Geyer)

1:30 p.m.
Freshman Football Team of 1971 Informal Gathering
Come catch up with fellow teammates!
(Maroon Council Room, Sanford Field House)

2:00–2:45 p.m. CT

2:30–6:00 p.m.
Athletics Salvage Sale
Get your Colgate gear at bargain prices! The department of athletics is selling the following used items: men’s and women’s basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, softball, and track uniforms in an array of sizes, surplus travel bags, shoes and various sports equipment. Quantity is limited and is sure to sell out fast!
(Whitnall Field)

2:45–4:15 p.m.
Chenango Valley from the Road: 25 Mile Bike Ride
Led by Erik Moore
Join us as we explore the beautiful surrounding country side of the Chenango Valley by bike! Participants should meet at the village green in downtown Hamilton.
(Depart from and return to the village green).

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
Justice v. The Law: A Discussion with Dennis Riordan
Nina Moore, associate professor of political science; Arnold A. Sio Chair in diversity and community in the department of political science
Dennis Riordan ’70
Dennis Riordan ’70 is known in legal circles as a convict’s “last hope.” California Lawyer magazine called him the “best criminal appellate attorney around.” Dennis has made a career of winning controversial cases where public outrage or political pressure overwhelmed the cause of justice. This Q&A session will examine his approach to the law, as well as the challenge of defending clients such as Black Panther Johnny Spain, the West Memphis 3, and Phil Spector.
(Love Auditorium, Olin Hall)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
Enlightenment, Natural Law, and the Status of Religion
Patrick Riley, associate professor of French; chair of romance languages and literatures
The European Enlightenment is often seen as the origin of modern secularism. But why? One answer lies in the Enlightenment’s focus on Natural Law, and hence, in a world governed by uniform laws of nature—no room for miracles or revelation. And yet, “faith” remains as vital a force as ever in contemporary life. The course will explore the roots of secularism and unbelief as well as the apparently paradoxical persistence of theism in the modern world.
(208 Persson Hall)

2:45–3:45 a.m. RC
The Benton Scholars Program: Global Leadership in the 21st Century
Timothy Byrnes, professor of political science; coordinator of Benton Scholars
Padma Kaimal, associate professor of art & art history and Asian studies; director of Asian studies
Dan Benton ’80, Colgate Board of Trustees
The Benton Scholars Program was developed as a model for how a liberal arts education can be shaped to fully prepare students to think, act, and create in a world that is increasingly diverse and global. The Program has been designed to infuse leadership and global themes into the Colgate experience by providing scholars with activities and selected courses that will enrich and bring new perspectives to their experiences on campus and throughout their lives.
(027 Persson Hall)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
25th Annual Alumni Author Book Signing
Please join us for this annual reception and book signing with alumni authors from the 50’s through the 90’s. Refreshments will be provided.
(Class of 2003 Events Room, 3rd Floor, Colgate Bookstore)

2:45–4:45 p.m. RC
Rock Climbing!
First-timers as well as experienced climbers are welcome! Join our outdoor education student staff at the Angert Family Climbing Wall for a new and exhilarating experience. Try roped climbing or unroped bouldering, and learn basic safety skills. No experience needed. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Come by anytime during this two–hour period.
(Angert Family Climbing Wall, 3rd Floor, Huntington Gym)

2:45–3:45 p.m.
Alumni of Color (AOC) Reception
Learn about ALANA’S historic past and exciting future as we debut our New Africana Conference Center and Dianne Ciccone ’74 and Kali McMillian ’10 Reference Library. The first 100 guests will receive a free ALANA t-shirt and other complimentary gifts. The ALANA Cultural Center is a great space to mix and mingle with Colgate Alumni while learning or re-experiencing the center's significant history.
(ALANA Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
Invaders of Mars
Under the care of Emmy award-winning space artist Don Davis, this beautifully crafted show highlights our ongoing exploration of Mars. We explore the Martian surface as seen by Earth’s various spacecraft “invaders” and use the data gathered to explore the red planet as only CGI can. We fly over the great chasms, canyons, and volcanoes; descend amid the ice of a Martian polar cap; and are buffeted by swirling dust devils. Blinded by the planet-wide storms which engulf this world from time to time, we emerge to discover a whole new world, which is the red planet Mars. The invaders have landed. Narrated by Tom Baker of the BBC’s Dr. Who.
(Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
The Maroon Advantage: Speed Networking Session
Craig T. Turet ’85
At this unusual networking event, you will meet at least 12 other alumni for 6 minutes each on a predetermined schedule. What makes this event truly unique is that the networking is based on your stated preferences. You’ll indicate the professions of others whom you want to meet, with the option of identifying those whom you would rather not meet. No questions asked. You will receive a personalized schedule at the door. Pre-registration is required. Register in Reunion Headquarters by Friday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. (Minimum 25 people).
(Terrace Lounge, Lawrence Hall)

2:45–3:45 p.m. RC
Win-Win Philanthropy: Donor Stories
Robert Ammarell ’65
Dick Cheshire ’58
Andrew Coddington, director of gift planning
Paul Jenkel ’60
William Lloyd ’80
Michael Martin ’69
Did you know that nearly 170 Colgate supporters enjoy (or will enjoy) tax-advantaged, guaranteed income for life from Colgate, while enabling the dreams of future Colgate students through their gifts? To find out how, come to a discussion—from the donor’s perspective—about this and other practical ideas for integrating philanthropy for Colgate and personal financial planning. Learn how the panel members use philanthropy to benefit themselves and Colgate.
This session is immediately followed by the Class of 1965 50th Reunion Kickoff Meeting
(Batza Meeting Room, 560 Case-Geyer)

Immediately following:
Class of 1965 50th Reunion Kickoff Meeting
The next five years will come and go as quickly as the last five, and before you can say “Let's Go 'Gate!”, the Class of ’65 will be celebrating its monumental 50th reunion. This meeting is for all members of the class as we discuss what makes the 50th reunion unique and start to lay the groundwork for a successful reunion and class gift.
(Batza Meeting Room, 560 Case-Geyer)

2:45–3:30 p.m. RC
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
Nominated for an Oscar in 2010, this documentary by Jon Alpert ’70 details the aftermath of the earthquake that struck China in 2008. Over 70,000 people were killed, 10,000 of them children living in Sichuan Province. Gaining extraordinary access to the bereaved families, Alpert reveals their sorrow, pain and outrage as they struggle with their loss and confront the government for answers (39 minutes).
Note: A discussion session with Jon Alpert immediately follows the screening.
(Golden Auditorium, Little Hall)

3:30 p.m. RC
Viewing the World with Video Journalist Jon Alpert ’70
Jonathan Alpert ’70
John Knecht, Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of art & art history and film & media studies
Jon Alpert ’70 is one of America’s most accomplished video journalists. His career is a procession of “firsts” – the first American reporter allowed in post-war Vietnam; the first to document Cambodia’s killing fields; the first to enter Afghanistan with the Mujahadin. Jon’s documentaries tell stories of struggle, hope and sacrifice, garnering to date 15 Emmys, four Columbia DuPont Awards, and a Peabody. The session will be a Q&A discussion of Jon’s approach to his craft and experiences.
(Golden Auditorium, Little Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Screening of Broken Lizard’s movie The Slammin' Salmon
Jay Chandrasekhar ’90, Broken Lizard
Kevin Heffernan ’90, Broken Lizard
Former heavyweight champ, Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan) is the celebrity owner of an upscale, Miami restaurant. In debt to the Yakuza, the Champ “inspires” his waitstaff (Broken Lizard) with a one-night-only contest: Top selling waiter gets $10,000; lowest selling waiter gets his face punched in by the Champ himself. It's a funny, frantic night as Broken Lizard (creators of Super Troopers & Beerfest) does their best Glengarry Glen Ross in The Slammin’ Salmon (93 minutes).
The movie will be followed by a short Q&A with Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar ’90.
(Hamilton Movie Theater, Lebanon Street)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Is there more to life? The adventure of founding a non-profit organization
Gary Eichhorn ’75
Caught up in the corporate world or looking to make a different kind of impact? After 25 years as a high tech executive, Gary Eichhorn founded a non-profit organization to provide music education to underserved urban teens. If you yearn to put your desire to “give something back” into action, please join this lively and informative discussion on the rewards and challenges of the non-profit world.
(109 Persson Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
88 Days at Sea in a 15-foot Rowboat
Paul Ridley ’05
In a behind-the-scenes account of his 87-day, 3,500-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean alone in a 19-foot rowboat, Paul Ridley ’05 will share video and pictures from his record-breaking expedition, which has been featured on CNN, Yahoo!, Forbes Magazine, and Fox News. His tales of life alone on the high seas, near-misses with cargo ships, sharks, and 30-foot waves have inspired audiences throughout the country to push their limits in support of charitable causes.
(Love Auditorium, Olin Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Education and Moral Development: What Do We Need for School Reform?
D. Kay Johnston, professor of educational studies and women's studies; chair of educational studies
In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama said that the best anti-poverty program is a world class education. What is a world class education and what reforms do we need to offer that to our students? In her work, Johnston has argued that we are neglecting an important aspect of reform and that is the importance of developing responsibility to others in schools. Does developing a sense of community matter?
(108 Persson Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Colgate Memories: A Look Back at My Time as a Student and Staff Member
James Dickinson ’39
Take a walk down memory lane with Jim Dickinson ’39 as he reminisces about Colgate as a student during the 1930’s and a staff member from 1946–1970. Come with questions —there will be an opportunity to ask Jim about his Colgate experience.
(114 Little Hall)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Alumni Reception
(Hosted by Neal Rosenberg ’74 at his home, 46 Broad Street, Hamilton)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Fashion Along the Willow Path
Join the Colgate Bookstore as we present the latest and greatest in Colgate fashion. This year’s focus will be about dressing campus casual! Come see our new styles and colors for students, parents, and alumni. Join us for fun, fashion, door prizes, and free refreshments.
(Colgate Bookstore, 1st Floor)

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Class of 1960: Reflections and Discussion
Dr. Bruce Barth ’60
George Tamblyn ’60
All members of the 50th Reunion Class are invited to join in this guided conversation on Colgate lives, together again after fifty years.
(Merrill House)

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Meetings
This is the traditional time for fraternities and sororities to gather at their respective houses.
Alpha Tau Omega/Phi Kappa Tau: 92 Broad Street
Beta Theta Pi: 88 Broad Street
Delta Delta Delta: 84 Broad Street
Delta Kappa Epsilon: 110 Broad Street
Delta Upsilon: 66 Broad Street
Kappa Delta Rho: 76 Broad Street
Gamma Phi Beta: 72 Broad Street
Phi Delta Theta: 114 Broad Street
Sigma Chi: 100 Hamilton Street
Theta Chi: 52 Broad Street

4:00–5:00 p.m. RC
Violent Universe
The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.
(Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

5:00 p.m.
Class Officer Elections
Check with your current class officers to see if your class will be holding elections.
(Class tents, Whitnall Field)

5:00 p.m.
Catholic Mass
(Memorial Chapel)

5:00 p.m.
Class of ’80 Memorial Service
Please check the insert in your registration bag for event details.

6:00 p.m.
Class of 1985 Silver Anniversary Reception and Dinner
Hosted by Interim President Lyle Roelofs
(Hall of Presidents, James C. Colgate Student Union)

6:00 p.m.
Class Cocktail Receptions and Banquets
Unless otherwise noted, cocktail receptions will be at 6:00 p.m., and dinner will be served around 7:00 p.m. (Refer to the class events flyer in your registration packets for banquet locations.)

10:00 p.m.–Midnight RC
The Stars Above Colgate: Evening at the Observatory
See Friday, 10:00 p.m. entry.
(Observatory, up the hill just past O’Connor Campus Center on the left)

Late into the night
Under the Tents
The Skycoasters will be performing in the large tent for all to enjoy.


8:00 a.m.–Noon
Parking around the dining hall is extremely limited. Please use the shuttle service, departing every ten minutes from the student union.
(Curtiss E. Frank Dining Hall)

9:00 a.m.
Class of 1985 Continental Breakfast
(Merrill House)

10:00 a.m.
Class of 1980 Brunch
(Home of Sally Campbell ’80 and Murray Decock ’80, Trillium Mountain Farm, Hamilton)

11:00 a.m.–Noon RC
Extreme Planets
For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Now, we are finally one step closer to knowing the answer. With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another star, we now know that planets are not unique to our own Solar System. In fact, these “extrasolar” planets now appear to be quite common. We’ll explore what makes a planet “Earth-like” in the first place, and take an immersive fulldome tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions we're looking for. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren't just science fiction anymore!
(Visualization Lab, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

11:00 a.m.–Noon RC
Golf Clinic
Marian Blain, PGA professional, Seven Oaks head pro
Learn or review the fundamentals of golf, with key drills to target your trouble spots. (The Perkin–Sumption Practice Range, Seven Oaks Golf Course, East Lake Road)

Free Time
You’re on your own for the rest of the day!

Room Key Return
Due to increased security measures in student housing, all room keys must be returned to the registration area prior to your departure from campus. Failing to do so will result in a $75 charge to cover the costs related to replacing and re-keying the lock.
The registration area will be open until noon Sunday.
(Donovan’s Pub, James C. Colgate Student Union)

Picker Art Gallery Exhibitions
Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center
Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Christina Zück: Defense Phase II Karachi
Berlin-based photographer Christina Zück (b. 1969) visited Karachi, Pakistan in 2008 to create a series of large color photographs that record her encounters in this city often described as “epicenter of Islamic terrorism.” Her empathetic images go beyond stereotypes. They seek ways of understanding in spite of the experience of September 11, 2001, and the conflicts that tragedy incited. The series was produced as a commission by the Academy of the Arts, Berlin. Catalog available.

Linn Underhill: Of Someone and Something
Linn Underhill (b. 1936), photographer and associate professor of art and art history at Colgate University, has won critical acclaim for her portraits, self-portraits, and object photography that investigate femininity, social roles, and the process of aging. This exhibition is the first retrospective of her work. It brings together seven photographic series and artist books created since the early 1990s. Catalog available.

Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum
Thursday & Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.