Fall Weekend 2014 Schedule

October 10-12

*This is a preliminary outline of the Fall Weekend 2014 schedule and is subject to changes. Last updated on August 29, 2014.

Friday, Oct. 10

All-Day Experience: CC Today – Sit In On a Class
A list of available classes will be posted in September or picked up at registration. Please arrive on time and plan to stay for the duration of the class.

Noon-8 p.m.  Registration & Welcome Center                 
Grab some coffee, pick up a map and a final schedule of events.
College Center at Crozier-Williams

Noon-1 p.m.  The Selective Admission Process
A group information session with one of the College’s admission officers.
Horizon House

4 p.m.  Faculty Keynote 
Hear from Andrea Lanoux, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies and Chair of the Slavic Studies Department. Lanoux is the 2014 recipient of the Helen Brooks Regan Faculty Leadership award, presented annually to a tenured faculty member whose outstanding service in a leadership role exemplifies the College's commitment to shared governance, democratic process and campus community development.
Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall 
 
3-5 p.m.  CELS Drop-in Hours for Alumni
CELS counselors will be available for alumni resume and cover letter review or quick career related questions. Or just stop by and let us know what you've been up to!
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
7 p.m.  A cappella, Connecticut College Style - Early Show!
A performance highlighting one of the College’s oldest traditions. Tickets are limited and will need to be reserved in advance. More details available in the fall.
Harkness Chapel
 
7:30 p.m.  Theater Department Production – 'Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A mainstage theater production by Ginny Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater
Tansill Theater
 
8 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Trinity
Luce Field House
 
9 p.m.  A Cappella, Connecticut College Style - Late Show!
A performance highlighting one of the College’s oldest traditions. Tickets are limited and will need to be reserved in advance. More details available in the fall.
Harkness Chapel


Saturday, October 11

8:30 a.m-3 p.m.  Registration & Welcome Center
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
8:30-10 a.m.  Legacy Family Breakfast and Faculty Presentation
An event for legacy parents and students with Eugene V. Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor, Department of Religious Studies. Invitation and details will be mailed in late summer.
1941 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
Saturday Seminars: CC Today
Experience two hallmarks of Connecticut College academics- our close student-faculty relationships and the nurturing of critical thinking skills that students need for success in college and beyond. These sessions are mini-courses based on the College’s First-Year Seminars. Some are clustered around three themes for 2014-2015: Social Justice: Embodiment and Sustainability, Engaging Identities, and Living in America: The Real and the Imagined.
 
9-9:50 a.m. 
  • From the Holy Land to Disneyland: Pilgrimage in the Modern World with Eileen Kane, Assistant Professsor of History
    Room 201, Blaustein Humanities Center

  • Stories from the Road: Discovery and Transformation with Suzuko Knott, Assistant Professor of German
    Room 101, New London Hall

10-10:50 a.m. 

  • "Green" is a Color, Not a Movement: Sustainability in the 21st Century with Chad Jones, George and Carol Milne Associate Professor of Life Sciences and Josh Stoffel, the College's Manager of Sustainability
    Room 101, New London Hall
  • Your Brain and You: A Partnership of One with Noel Garrett, Director of the Academic Resource Center
    Room 201, Blaustein Humanities Center

  • Public Housing in America with Emily Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
    Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall 
9:30-11 a.m.   Religious & Spiritual Life Drop-In Tables
Stop by and meet College Chaplains and the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Cro Boulevard Plaza (Corner of Cro Boulevard and Tempel Green)
  
10-11 a.m.  LGBTQ Resource Center Open House
Alumni, students, family, and friends are welcome to visit the center for a light breakfast, meet Director Jen Manion and learn about our programs.
Burdick House facing the College Center at Crozier-Williams and next to Larrabee Green. Look for the rainbow flag!
 
11:15 a.m.  State of the College with President Bergeron
Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
 
Noon  Connecticut College Alumni of Color (CCAC) Luncheon & Conversation (pre-registration required)
Invitation and details will be mailed in late summer.
 
Noon-2 p.m.  All-Campus Picnic
Tent on Tempel Green
 
Noon.-3 p.m.  Harvestfest
A Fall Weekend favorite: food, crafts and gifts. Sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC).
Tent on Tempel Green
 
Noon-2 p.m.  Kids' Time on the Green
Pumpkin decorating, face painting and fun for all.
Tent on Tempel Green
 
Noon-1 p.m.  The Selective Admissions Process
A group information session with one of the College’s admission officers.
Horizon House
 
Noon Women's Soccer vs. Tufts
Tempel Green
 
Noon  Field Hockey vs. Tufts
Artificial Turf at Silfen Field
 
1-1:45 p.m.  Saturday Seminar: After Art History? 
Recent and not-so-recent alums will discuss the ways in which a degree in Art History or Architectural Studies prepared them for their careers. The panel members' brief presentations will be followed by a Q&A and reception.
Manwaring Gallery, Cummings Arts Center
 
1:15-2 p.m.  Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology Alumni Panel
Join Ammerman Center (CAT) alumni as they reflect on pathways to innovative and interdisciplinary careers.
Room 101, New London Hall
 
2 p.m.  Theater Department Production – ‘Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A student performance directed by Ginny Anderson.
Tansill Theater
 
2 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Wesleyan
Luce Field House
 
2:30-4 p.m.   Face Time with Faculty
Talk informally with faculty about the nature of their departments, internships and research opportunities during our annual academic fair. 
Tent on Tempel Green
 
2:30 p.m.  Men’s Soccer vs. Tufts
Tempel Green
 
2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturday Seminar: After Anthropology?
A conversation with former Anthropology majors. Alumni will discuss their career paths and current work. 
Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall 
 
3-3:45 p.m.  Saturday Seminar: Outcomes and Connections with the Office of Career Enhancing Life Skills (CELS)
Hear from students and staff about how the College's CELS office is facilitating professional connections between current students and the vibrant alumni community. Student participants will also share details on their summer internship experiences.
Room 210, Blaustein Humanities Center
  
3-4:30 p.m.  Alumni Party & 2014 Half-Year Reunion
All alumni welcome. Help the Class of 2014 celebrate their half-year Reunion with beer, popcorn, games and good company.  
Alumni Tent near Winged Victory Statue (between Jane Addams and Harkness)
 
4-5 p.m.  Holleran Center PICA Gathering
Come together with PICA alumni, current and prospective scholars, parents, and Holleran Center staff and faculty. Catch up and learn about current initiatives while enjoying light refreshments.
Cro Bar, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
5 p.m. Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts Banquet (by invitation)
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
5:30 p.m.  Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Banquet (by invitation)
Hood Dining Room, Blaustein Humanities Center
 
5:30 p.m.   Men's Water Polo vs. MIT
Lott Natatorium
 
7:30 p.m.  Theater Department Production – 'Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A student performance directed by Ginny Anderson.
Tansill Theater
 
8 p.m.   OnStage Musical Performance: Khumariyaan
The instrumental quartet Khumariyaan "The Intoxicators" has reawakened the live music scene in Peshawar, Pakistan, the ancient crossroads through the Khyber Pass, whose contemporary culture is under attack from within and by outside factions. 
Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (reserved seating). 
Palmer Auditorium
 
9 p.m.   Men's Water Polo vs. Harvard
Lott Natatorium

 

Sunday, Oct. 12

9-10 a.m.  Grab a Coffee to Go
College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
9 a.m.  Women's Tennis vs. St. Lawrence
South Tennis Courts
 
10 a.m.  Hillel Bagel Brunch
Zachs Hillel House
 
10 a.m.-noon  All-Campus Harvest Brunch 
Enjoy a catered breakfast before leaving campus. Pre-registration will be required. 
1962 Room, College Center at Crozier-Williams
 
Noon   Women's Soccer vs. Colby
Tempel Green
 
Noon    Field Hockey vs. Colby
Artificial Turf at Silfen Field
 
Noon   Men's Water Polo vs. Brown
Lott Natatorium
 
2 p.m.  Women's Tennis vs. Hartford
South Tennis Courts
 
2 p.m.  Theater Department Production – 'Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A student performance directed by Ginny Anderson.
Tansill Theater
 
2:30 p.m.   Men's Soccer vs. Colby
Tempel Green
 
 
 

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