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Alumni Weekend 2015 Schedule

We are updating the schedule regularly with Alumni College sessions, class-hosted events, and other information. All events are tentative at this time. The schedule is subject to change.

Locations for events are not posted online - you will receive that information when you check in on campus in June.

Alumni College is a catch-all term for hour-long sessions and activities, including lectures with faculty, workshops and presentations with alumni, special tours, special performances and class-hosted events. The Alumni College times and speakers entered on this schedule are still open to change. We will have the scheduled confirmed by April.

Campus sports and exercise facilities will be open throughout the weekend. Visit this page for descriptions and hours.

Thursday, June 25

12:00-9:00pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Get your registration materials, room keys and access cards. Settle in and take advantage of this time to enjoy campus and the neighborhood.

1:00-6:00pm  - Winery Tours and Tastings
Join fellow alumni for small group tours to a couple wineries in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Transportation, tasting fees, snacks, and refreshments are covered by the fee. The tour departs from and returns to campus. The trips will return in time for campus dinner. Meet outside Templeton at 12:45 p.m.

5:00-7:00pm - Campus Dinner
Enjoy your first meal on campus, in the renovated Fields Dining Room, informally known as “the Bon” (pronounced like the word “bone”).

6:30pm - CLASS OF 1965 REUNION RECEPTION
Kick off your Golden Reunion festivities over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

6:30pm - CLASS OF 1970 REUNION RECEPTION
Celebrate your 45th reunion kick-off over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

7:00pm - CLASS OF 1975 REUNION RECEPTION
Your 40th reunion is finally here! Catch up and meet new friends over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

7:30pm - CLASS OF 1980 REUNION RECEPTION
Reconnect and make new friends over hors d’oeuvres and drinks at your 35th reunion kickoff.

7:30pm - CLASS OF 1985 REUNION RECEPTION
Begin the festivities of the weekend over hors d’oeuvres and drinks to celebrate your 30th reunion with your friends from #bestclasseverLC85.

 

Friday, June 26

7:00am-9:00pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, keys and access cards if you are staying on campus, maps, and anything else you may need.

8:00-10:00am - Campus Breakfast
Have breakfast with classmates before enjoying the rest of the day’s events.

9:00-10:00am - Alumni Yoga
Start the day with a relaxing yoga class. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Class is led by Sara Calvert-Kubrom ’06. All levels welcome. 

10:00-11:00am - Campus Tour
Enjoy a student-led campus tour. A lot has stayed the same, and a lot has changed and improved on campus, even if you graduated just five years ago - new buildings, paths, and gardens have been built, trees have grown taller, many new ones have been planted. Facilities and landscaping crews are always hard at work making sure we remain one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

11:00am-1:00pm - Golden Medallion Luncheon
Everybody is invited to this special event in honor of the Albany-year reunions: 60th Reunion of the Class of 1955, 55th Reunion of the Class of 1960, and 50th Reunion of the Class of 1965. The event features a special ceremony inducting the of the Class of 1965 into the Albany Society.

11:00-1:00pm - Campus Lunch

1:00-1:45pm - Alumni College

  • Rich Peck, Professor Emeritus of International Affairs - Always Something New Out of Africa
  • Caitlin Harper ’10, Assistant Dean of Admissions - College Admissions and Financial Aid in 2015

2:00-2:45pm - Alumni College 

  • Peter Drake, Associate Professor of Computer Science - The Game of Go: An Open Problem in Artificial Intelligence Research
  • Rob Kugler ’79, Paul S. Wright Professor of Christian Studies, Chair of Relgious Studies and Classical Studies, and Director of Strategic Initiatives - Religion: A Child of Enlightenment Grown Old?

3:00-3:45pm - Alumni College 

  • Michael Ford, retired Associate Vice President for Campus Life - Your Signature is Our Story: Initiative, Renewal, and Tradition at Lewis & Clark
  • Paul T. Allen, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Teacher of the Year 2014 - How to Make a Perfect Doughnut: An Introduction to Mean Curvature Flow


3:00pm - Germany 1990 Reunion
On campus

4:00-4:45pm - Alumni College

  • Chris Scheffler ’10 - From Sand to Your Cell Phone: A (brief) look into the technology behind computer chip development and manufacturing

5:00- Kenya 1985 Reunion
Off campus

5:00-7:00pm - Campus Dinner
Enjoy a delicious meal on campus.

5:00pm - CLASS OF 1965 REUNION DINNER
Enjoy a special reunion dinner in honor of your Golden Reunion.

5:00pm - CLASS OF 1980 REUNION DINNER
Celebrate 35 years with your friends and family.

5:30pm - CLASS OF 1970 REUNION DINNER
Celebrate the 45 years it’s been since graduation with your friends and loved ones.

5:30pm - CLASS OF 1975 REUNION DINNER
Has it really been 40 years already? Rekindle old friendships at this special event.

6:00pm - CLASS OF 1985 REUNION DINNER
Celebrate your 30th reunion over a special dinner. Bring your friends from ’84 and ’86!

7:30pm - CLASS OF 1990 REUNION RECEPTION
Continue the celebration of the big 25th reunion! Ain’t no party like an ’90 party!

7:30pm - CLASS OF 1995 REUNION RECEPTION
Kick off the weekend’s reunion festivities at a reception over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

7:30pm  - 9:30 pm - Dan Balmer Trio (Dan Balmer ’80)
From Dan Balmer’s website: Dan has appeared on over 80 CDs including eight of his own which have received critical acclaim and international airplay. Dan’s music has been featured in movies and television shows both in the U.S. and overseas. Dan’s playing and composing have won rave reviews from critics around the country.  The Palm Beach Post wrote…”guitarist Dan Balmer’s fast fingered runs and twisting figures were arresting.”  The Seattle Times proclaimed, “Balmer’s top fuel solos and tasty octave work…were most satisfying.”  The Anchorage Daily News stated, “Balmer turned in a top notch unstinting performance.”

8:00pm - CLASS OF 2000 REUNION RECEPTION
Celebrate your 15th reunion at a reception over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

8:00pm - CLASS OF 2005 REUNION RECEPTION
Celebrate your 10th reunion at a reception over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

8:00pm - CLASS OF 2010 REUNION RECEPTION
Celebrate your 5th reunion at this reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Welcome to Alumni Weekend class of 2010!

Saturday, June 27

7:00am-8:30pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, keys and access cards if you are staying on campus, maps, and anything else you may need.

8:00 - 9:00am - Tryon Creek State Park Hike
The hike is an easy one so all ages are welcome. Explore the beautiful natural area right next to campus and maybe you’ll see a pair of the pileated woodpeckers that live there, or spy some of the other wildlife that permeate the park. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the hike.

9:00 -10:00am - Tryon Creek State Park Hike
The hike is an easy one so all ages are welcome. Explore the beautiful natural area right next to campus and maybe you’ll see a pair of the pileated woodpeckers that live there, or spy some of the other wildlife that permeate the park. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the hike.

10:00 - 11am River View Natural Area Hike
Join Paulette Bierzychudek, L & C’s William Swindells, Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences, who for three years has headed research examining how the forest community of the River View Natural Area, has been changing in the wake of the city of Portland’s removal of the non-native plants that formerly infested the area. Take a walk through the study area, immediately adjacent to campus, and hear about the project and their findings. Learn about plants along the way and so much more. This hike covers uneven terrain which may prove challenging for those with mobility difficulties.

10:00am - Coffee with Retired Faculty and Staff
Enjoy a cuppa with those memorable professors and staff members who opened your eyes to new possibilities and new ideas. Visit with Arleigh Dodson, Michael Ford, Rich Peck, Gil Seeley and others.

11:00am-1:00pm - Campus Lunch

11:00-11:45am - Alumni College TBD

10:30am - CLASS OF 1990 REUNION BRUNCH
Celebrate 25 years at your reunion brunch. 

10:30am - CLASS OF 1995 REUNION BRUNCH
Celebrate 20 years at your reunion brunch.

11:00am - CLASS OF 2000 REUNION BRUNCH
Celebrate 15 years at your reunion brunch.

11:00am - CLASS OF 2005 REUNION BRUNCH
Continue the 10th reunion festivities at this brunch.

11:00am - CLASS OF 2010 REUNION BRUNCH
Relive the student days at your first reunion! Celebrate at a delicious brunch.

11:00-11:45am - Alumni College

  • Cyrus Partovi ’67, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences - Redrawing the Map of the Middle East
  • Diana Leonard,  Assistant Professor of Psychology - Social Psychology of Geek Culture

12:00-12:45pm - Alumni College

  • Dinah Dodds, Professor Emerita of German - East German Women and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

1:00pm - Denmark-Greenland 1985 Reunion
On Campus.

1:00pm- USSR 1985 Reunion
On campus

1:00pm - Hungary 1987 Reunion
Off Campus.

1:00-3:00pm - Pool party hosted by the class of 1975.

1:00-3:00pm - Lawn games on lower campus, hosted by the class of 1990.

1:00-1:45pm - Alumni College

  • Jan Boutin ’64 - History of the Fir Acres Estate

2:00-2:45pm - Alumni College

  • Donna Lawrence ’52 - Tour of the Manor House (she lived there as a student!)Tour involves some stairs; an elevator is available.
  • John Krussel, Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs and Professor of Mathematics - Beyond ‘The Imitiation Game’

3:00pm - Mingle by the Manor
Gather with your friends in the glade between the Manor House and Pamplin Sports Complex to take in light refreshments and conversation while you wait for your turn to have your class photos taken.

3:30-5:30pm - CLASS PHOTOS AND PARADE
Get your official class photo taken by the Manor House and enjoy a reception, then make some noise in the parade. The parade staging area is in front of the (current) library entrance- look for the signs for where your class will gather for the parade, after your class picture is taken. Coordinate with your reunion volunteers about wearing something special, bringing noisemakers, and generally trying to be the loudest, brightest class.

5:30pm - ALL-CLASS NORTHWEST SALMON BAKE AND BBQ
Join classmates, families, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni from throughout the Portland area and the world for this famous annual event, featuring a traditional salmon bake prepared by the Charley family of the Warm Springs Tribe. The family catches all of the salmon the day before, and will cook it over a fire pit filled with cedar logs right on campus. Delicious Pacific Northwest BBQ staples - burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, and toppings, will also be available, as well as fun summer desserts. Live music will entertain you while you enjoy delicious Northwest fare and drinks. There are no speeches to distract you from eating good food and having fun with your friends.  After salmon, enjoy s’mores at the fire pit. Weather permitting, water guns, water balloons and beach balls will be available for post-BBQ battles.

5:30-7:00pm -  Yugoslavia 1965 Reunion
                    Brazil 1967 Reunion
                        Yugoslavia 1968 Reunion
                        New Zealand 1974 Reunion
                        United Kingdom 1978
                        France 1988-89 Reunion

                        Germany 1990 Reunion
                        Japan 2003-2004 Reunion
                        Greece 2007 Reunion
                        India 2009 Reunion
                        Australia 2010 Reunion
At the Salmon Bake and BBQ.

6:30pm - Denmark-Greenland 1983 Reunion
Off campus.

6:30pm- Kenya 1985 Reunion
Off campus

7:00pm - Forensics Reunion
On campus.

8:00-10pm - On Campus Pub Crawl
Sip alumni produced beverages with your friends and travel to venues on campus before ending up at your late night activities.

8:00pm - Scotland 1984 Reunion
At the On Campus Pub Crawl.

10:00pm -  Fire Arts Performance
Join us for this incredible opportunity to see fire dancers up close. Students and faculty will have a special performance for you on the Alumni Circle.

Sunday, June 28

ALL DAY - Check-out for campus residents
Return your keys in the envelopes they were provided in before you depart campus. Drop keys at the Campus Safety/Information Office located at Gate 3.

Sunday is a perfect day to plan small-group gatherings - such as reunions of overseas and off-campus programs. It is also a great day to explore Portland and enjoy all the city has to offer.

7:00am-12:00pm - Check-In open
Pick up your registration materials.

8:00am-4:00pm - Board of Alumni Meeting

9:00-10:00am - Sunday Service in the Chapel
Join Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Mark Duntley for a service in the beautiful Agnes Flanagan chapel.

10:00-noon - President’s Brunch
Don’t miss this special crowning event, new this year. Have breakfast and toast your accomplishments with President Barry Glassner.

11:00am-12:30pm - Campus Lunch

Noon - Germany 1965 Reunion
Off Campus.

Noon - Australia 1989 Reunion
On campus.

Noon - Scotland 2008 Reunion
Off campus

5:00-6:30pm - Campus Dinner

 

Monday, June 29

7:30am-noon - Check-out for campus residents
Return your keys in the envelopes they were provided in before you depart campus. Drop keys at the Campus Safety/Information Office located at Gate 3.

7:30-8:30am - Campus Breakfast

10:30 a.m. - The 23rd Annual Pioneer Athletics Club Golf Classic at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club.

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