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Reunion 2018: Schedule

Click on a date to see a schedule of events. Schedule is subject to change.
Thursday, May 31, 2018

1:00 – 9:00 p.m.               Reunion officially begins! Welcome Center open. Faculty Parlors, Main Building

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.             Class Displays Please join the library staff to see what they have pulled from the archives.  Learning Commons, Long Library

1:00 – 9:00 p.m.               WCA Exhibit: Traditions Old & New. Archival items from Wells will be on display. Stop by and enjoy the exhibit.  String Room Gallery, Main Building

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                Campus tour: A student will share the stories behind the historic buildings of the College campus on this walking tour. Front of Main Building

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               Welcome Reception: President Johnathan Gibralter and WCA President Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 welcome you to Reunion.  Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons outdoor patio

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.               Dinner with Reunion College Faculty & Staff. Wells College:Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Engagement.  150 Years of Civic Engagement Rooted in the Liberal Arts. Provost and Dean of the College, Cindy Speaker, will introduce our Reunion College faculty and you will hear from some of our students as they share the amazing work they are doing. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Cocktails and Conversations. Come join other reunion attendees and reminisce about your days at Wells. Cash bar available. Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons outdoor patio

Friday, June 1, 2018

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                Breakfast.  Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.               Yoga Please join Courtney Good '19 in an early morning Yoga class. Sign up at the Welcome Center prior. Boathouse lawn (rain location: Dance Studio, Schwartz)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.     Welcome Center Open. Faculty Parlors, Main Building

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.     WCA Exhibit: Wells Traditions: Then and Now. A view of the unique events and customs that create the Wells experience, many for more than a century. Stop by and enjoy the exhibit.  String Room Gallery, Main Building

9:00 a.m.                            Flag Raising/Time Capsule.Please join the WCA board as we honor and remember our service men and women. Meet at the Sycamore Tree, front of Main Building

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.            Reunion College Session 1:  Count Your Blessings, Change our World. Susan Tabrizi, Associate Professor of Political Science.  Hands-on workshop will explore the nature of bias and how we can overcome bias through awareness.  The workshop will first ask participants to think about their "superpowers": what makes them unique and gives them insight into topics others might not have.  After quickly examining the benefits of our own advantages, we will use a simple card game to explore how stereotypical assumptions often guide us and, when combined with our limited experience, can limit our understanding of the world. E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.          Coffee Break.  Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Atrium, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.          Reunion College Session 2:  Lindsay Burwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Laura McClusky, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Coordinator of the Sustainable Food System minor, and Vic Muñoz, Ed.D., Professor, Psychology and Gender Studies Coordinator, First Nations and Indigenous Studies.  Making use of the resources Wells already had and adding just a little bit of something new has allowed us to build a program with a lot of potential. The Sustainable Food Systems minor, and more specifically "the gardening class," bridges sustainability, business, natural sciences, social sciences and the arts. A collection of faculty including minor coordinator Laura McClusky and faculty-entrepreneur Vic Munoz will discuss this popular, interdisciplinary, curricular experiment. E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

Noon – 1:30 p.m.            Lunch with Faculty and members of the President’s Cabinet. Dining Hall, Main Buildiing and Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons, outdoor patio

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.               Class Displays: Please join the library staff to see what they have pulled from the archives for all the classes celebrating a reunion milestone. Learning Commons, Long Library

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.              Canoeing/Kayaking/Swimming: Weather permitting with lifeguard on duty. Life jackets must be worn. Boathouse

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.               Reunion College Floating Classroom 1: Learn about our beautiful glacial lake on this floating classroom,  the Teal.   Pre-register at the Welcome Center. Space is limited. Meet at the College dock by 12:45 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.               Reunion College Workshop at the Book Arts Center 1: Join Richard Kegler., director, for hands-on press demonstrations.   Come explore what the Center has to offer and make a special 150th Anniversary card. 1st floor, Morgan Hall.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.               Reunion College Open House at the Center for Sustainability and the Environment: Think you know what your'e drinking? Take our Water Challenge, a blind water taste test pitting Wells College's tap water against two bottled water products. Can you tell the difference? Learn why you should care about those differences. Stop by any time during the scheduled time. Suite 211/212, Zabriskie Hall

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.               Class of 1968 Dialogue: Stories of '68: Found Identities and Real Connections.  Thomas E.J. de Witt Lecture Hall, Zabriskie Hall

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.               Reunion College Open House at the Business and Entrepreneurship Center.   Stop by any time during the scheduled time to learn more about our most popular business and entrepreneurship classes and programs. We will also provide a current update and offer a glimpse of future plans and goals.  Suite 201/202, Zabriskie Hall

2:30 –3:30 p.m.               Reunion College Workshop at the Book Arts Center 2: Join Richard Kegler, director, for hands-on press demonstrations.   Come explore what the Center has to offer and make a special 150th Anniversary card. 1st floor, Morgan Hall

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.              Reunion College Floating Classroom 2:  Learn about our beautiful glacial lake on this floating classroom,  the Teal.   Pre-register at the Welcome Center. Space is limited. Meet at the College dock by 2:15 p.m.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.               Tea Time with Retired Faculty and Staff.  Join beloved retired faculty and staff for a Wells tradition. Enjoy displays of archival materials and photos for the classes celebrating milestone reunions. Bring your classmates to share memories and thank those that directly influenced your life at Wells. Learning Commons, Long Library

3:00 p.m. - midnight      Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibition: The poster exhibit,  put together by the South Central Regional Library Council, celebrates 100 years of women having the right to vote in NY State. The traveling exhibit explores different aspects of the Women's Suffrage movement in New York, from pre-colonial times until the New York referendum in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. 3rd floor, Long Library

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.                Conversation with Jane Marsh Dieckmann '55: Learning Commons, Long Library

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.               Reunion Conversation and Questions with President Jonathan Gibralter and President’s cabinet. E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter ’62 Lecture Room, Ann Wilder Stratton ’46 Hall

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.               Class Dinners.  1969 – 2018  Enjoy time with fellow classmates and other reunion attendees as you reminisce about all your great memories of Wells.. Cash bar available. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.              Class Dinners.  1968 & classes prior Enjoy lakeside dining at its finest with exquisite cuisine, warm service, spectacular sunsets and great conversations. Transportation available to the Aurora Inn from the front of Main building beginning at 6:30pm. Aurora Inn, Lakeside Room

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.             Reunion Trivia: Come join other Reunion attendees for a fun night while testing your knowledge. Grab your friends and form a team. Cash bar available. Don’t forget to bring your mug! The Well, Smith Hall

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.                Bird Watching.  Join Sam Ayers '16  (son of Nancy Joyce Ayers '78 and grandson of Jane Avery Ayers '36) for a  bird watching expedition. We'll provide binoculars and perhaps a chance to spot our local bald eagles. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Meet in front of Main Building.

7:00 – 7:30 a.m.               Yoga: Join Courtney Good '19 in an early morning Yoga class. Sign up at the Welcome Center. Boathouse lawn (rain location: Dance Studio, Schwartz)

All day                                Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibition: The poster exhibit,  put together by the South Central Regional Library Council, celebrates 100 years of women having the right to vote in NY State. The traveling exhibit explores different aspects of the Women's Suffrage movement in New York, from pre-colonial times until the New York referendum in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. 3rd floor, Long Library

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                Breakfast.  Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Welcome Center Open. Faculty Parlors, Main Building

8:00 a.m.                             5K Color Run: Get ready to run, walk, dance your way around Wells in colors of purple, gold, green and blue. Hosted by the Class of 2013.  Click here to register.

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.     WCA Exhibit: Wells Traditions: Then and Now. A view of the unique events and customs that create the Wells experience, many for more than a century. Stop by and enjoy the exhibit.  String Room Gallery, Main Building

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                Bell Tower Tour: Join Sarah Viele McLean ’92 for a behind the scenes look at the Bell Tower. Sign up at the Welcome Center.  Meet on the crossbar of 4th floor, Main Building

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.             Wells College Association Annual Meeting. Come and hear from your officers of the Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni. Chapel, Main Building

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Aurora Farmers Market: Stop by to find high quality, locally grown and produced food and other products to support local farmers and small businesses from the local region. Boathouse Lawn.

10:30 a.m.                           Reunion Parade. Wells alums of all ages march from Main Building to Macmillan Hall. Led by the Wells Fargo coach and accompanied by the ringing of the bells. Meet in front of Main Building; rain or shine

11:00  – noon                    WCA Award Convocation. The Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni proudly honor Fiona Morgan Fein '65 and Rebecca Haag '74. Margaret Rogers Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

noon                                    WCA Award Reception Congratulate Fiona and Rebecca's extraordinary accomplishments by offering a toast.  Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall

Starting at noon             Reunion Class photos.  Alums only. (You may order a class photo at the Welcome Center.)  Please be considerate of the time and be at your class photo shoot location early.  See schedule below.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.             Lunch Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons outdoor patio

 Time TBD                          FARGO Board Meeting.  

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.               Canoeing/Kayaking/Swimming. Weather permitting with lifeguard on duty. Life jackets must be worn. Boathouse

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.               Individual Class Activities: If your class does not have a scheduled activity please feel free to enjoy the campus and Village for the afternoon.    If you have an activity planned for your class that you’d like to have posted here, please email alumoffice@wells.edu with the info.

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.                Campus tour: A student will share the stories behind the historic buildings of the College campus on this walking tourFront of Main Building

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.               Bell Tower Tour: Led by Sarah Viele McLean ’92.Sign up at the Welcome Center.  Main Building

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.               Singing Rehearsal. Former Henry’s VIII and Whirligig members tune up for the evening performance.  Alice Barler Music Hall

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.               Reception for President and Legacy Circle Members. (By invitation only). Thomas House, 165 Main Street

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.               Reunion Celebration Dinner.  Enjoy a wonderful dinner with your class. The night will celebrate class giving and feature class skits and singing. You won’t want to miss this! Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner served at 6:30 pm. Cash bar available.

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.             Celebration Party. Come dance the night away with the sounds of The Destination, a 9-pc. dance band with its musical focus in the genres of R&B, Latin influenced material, swing, funk and disco. Be sure to visit the photobooth with your classmates to capture the memories.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

7:00 a.m. – Noon              Welcome Center open.  Faculty Parlors, Main Building

All day                                  Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibition: The poster exhibit,  put together by the South Central Regional Library Council, celebrates 100 years of women having the right to vote in NY State. The traveling exhibit explores different aspects of the Women's Suffrage movement in New York, from pre-colonial times until the New York referendum in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. 3rd floor, Long Library

7:30 – 10:00 a.m.             Brunch. Dining Hall, Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Commons

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.             Service of Remembrance.The WCA invites you to this ecumenical service led by Reverend Barb Blom ’82 to honor and remember classmates who have passed away or are in need of support. Chapel, Main Building

11:00 a.m.                           CHECKOUT – Please be sure to drop off your keys, name badges, and evaluation forms (drop boxes located in each building and the Welcome Center).

Class Photo Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

1948:           

1953:           

1958:                   

1963: .                 

1968:                   

1973:                               

1978:                      

1983:

1988: 10:15am

1993

1998:

2003:

2008:

 2013:

Other information

Water fill stations           Please use your stainless water bottle (given at the Welcome Center) and refill at the following locations: Macmillan 1st floor (south) and 3rd, Sommer Center Smith Hall,  Stratton lobby Kitchen,  Cleveland 2nd and Pettibone Lobby.

The Grind                            Student run café, serving coffee (hot & cold), lattes, cappuccino, espresso, tea and snacks. Start the morning off right or enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:30am – 3:00pm

College Store                     Check out the new and updated College Store with Wells swag for everyone!  10% off all Wells apparel. Zabriskie Hall  Thurs. & Fri. 8:30am – 4:30pm, Sat. 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sun. 9am - noon

Pool/Fitness/cardio rooms          Come and enjoy the fitness center with its wide array of aerobic and strength training equipment. Schwartz Athletic Center  Fri. & Sat.: 7:00 – 10:00am

 

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