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Alumni to return to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend
Alumni to return to campus to celebrate Reunion WeekendMay 24, 2002Mark Owczarskimaowczar@syr.edu
Alumni from all over the world will return to campus and celebrate their Syracuse University roots during Reunion Weekend 2002. The three-day event, to be held May 31 to June 2, will give alumni the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, attend special events and visit favorite spots on campus.
This year’s weekend will recognize the reunion Classes of 1927, 1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957 and 1962 with special celebrations and gatherings.
The Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center will again serve as the Reunion Hospitality Center. Returning alumni are encouraged to check in with their class committee and pick up a name badge, a list of Reunion participants and any last-minute schedule changes. Class tables will be staffed beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 31.
A variety of special programs will be held for all Reunion Weekend participants. A special three-hour Alumni Photography Workshop will be held Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Robert B. Menschel Media Center, located in Watson Hall. Beginning to advanced photographers will have an opportunity to tour this state-of-the-art facility and have three hours of hands-on experience printing and toning on fiber paper provided by Community Darkrooms. Tuition for the event is $25 and is limited to the first 11 registrants.
David Prince, curator of the University Art Collection, will host a campus art tour Friday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. at Shaffer Art Building. The tour will conclude at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center at 3 p.m.
Also on Friday afternoon, alumni may stop by the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center and attend the “Berry Delicious Festival.” Relaxing musical entertainment will accompany strawberry shortcakes and sundaes between 2 and 4 p.m.
The Melvin A. Eggers Senior Alumni Award will be conferred upon five honorees Friday evening during the Half-Century Dinner at the Sheraton Syracuse University Inn and Conference Center. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Award recipients are Janet Gustafson ’46, H. Clayton Holbrook ’36, William K. Phipps ’47 G’55 G’70, Ruth Ross Sager ’47, and Flora A. Workman ’46 G’64.
Other Friday evening events include the Class of 1952 Golden Anniversary Dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. at Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center; the Class of 1957 Cocktail Party, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center; and the Class of 1962 Cocktail Party, starting at 6 p.m. at the Robert B. Menschel Media Center in Watson Hall.
Several deans will present awards to alumni for service and loyalty to the school or college and the University. The award ceremonies will take place at the annual Dean’s Breakfasts, held at the various schools and colleges on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Reunion Weekend participants may return to the classroom by attending “Reunion Alumni College” sessions beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. A variety of topics from national and international politics, health and economics, to the mysteries of the brain and the human mind, to “Chicken Soup for the Soul” will be covered by some of the University’s most distinguished faculty. Check the Reunion Weekend schedule for more information.
The 2002 George Arents Pioneer Medals, awarded to alumni for outstanding accomplishments in their field, will be presented at the Arents Award Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse. Roger S. Berkowitz ’74, Walter H. Diamond ’34, Warren L. Kimble ’57, and Roberta Chamberlain Schofield ’57, G’77 will be honored at this year’s dinner. Reservations for this event are required. A fifth Arents Award was presented to Marilyn Smith Swift Tennity ’42 in April.
On Sunday, alumni are welcome to attend a service of celebration and remembrance 9 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel or Catholic services at 10 a.m. at the Alibrandi Catholic Center (110 Walnut Place). The Farewell Brunch Buffet will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center.
One-hour tours of campus in air-conditioned vans will depart from the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center every hour from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Campus shuttle buses will be stationed at the Sheraton Syracuse University Inn and Conference Center, the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center, and Shaw Hall all day on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning to take alumni to events.
To register online for Reunion Weekend, please visit http://emc2.syr.edu/alumni/reunion/index.cfm or contact the Alumni Relations Office at 315-443-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.