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 September 19, 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.

9 a.m-5 p.m.  Art Exhibition - David Sinaguglia: Welcome to Hard Times
Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery & Gallery 66, Cummings Arts Center

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

3-5 p.m.  CELS Drop-in Hours for Alumni
CELS advisers 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
 
4 p.m.  Faculty Keynote - 'The Net Generation' and Global Liberal Education: Teaching via Teleconference with the St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics 
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 
 
5-6 p.m.  Shabbat Appetizers 
Sukkah at Zachs Hillel House
 
5-6 p.m.  Japanese Ikebana Demonstration
Featuring Yuji Ueno, special guest of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and teacher at the Nagaoka Institute of Design in Tokyo. Ueno will demonstrate the traditional art of Japanese floral arrangement. 
Lawn at the President's House, 772 Williams Street
 
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. 
Harkness Chapel
  • Students/Faculty/Staff: pick up your tickets from 4-6 p.m., October 6 through October 9 at the Cro Info Desk.
  • Alumni/Off Campus Guests: email fwconcert@conncoll.edu to reserve your tickets. You will only be notified if tickets are sold out for your desired concert time. Arrive one hour prior to the performance to pick up your tickets. 
7-8 p.m.  Music Department Performance - Prism: An Ensemble Sampler
A varied program showcasing the Connecticut College Chamber Choir, Camel Heard, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Percussion and New Music Ensemble.
Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center
 
7:30 p.m.  Theater Department Production – 'Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A mainstage theater production by Ginny Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater. *Reserving tickets in advance is encouraged for all 'Detroit' performances by calling the box office during normal business hours (noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 860-439-2787. 
Tansill Theater
 
7 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Trinity - A Green Dot Event
Luce Field House
 
8:30 p.m.  Hillel Young Alumni Gathering
Zachs Hillel 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. 
Harkness Chapel
  • Students/Faculty/Staff: pick up your tickets from 4-6 p.m., October 6 through October 9 at the Cro Info Desk.
  • Alumni/Off Campus Guests: email fwconcert@conncoll.edu to reserve your tickets. You will only be notified if tickets are sold out for your desired concert time. Arrive one hour prior to the performance to pick up your tickets. 

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. 
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 Professor of History
    Room 210, 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, Associate Professor of Botany 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 210, 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 André Lee ’93 (pre-registration required)
Join Liza Talusan ’97 as she speaks with André Lee '93 about the issues of race depicted in his newest film, “I’m Not Racist… Am I?” Also catch up with current students, faculty and staff of color during lunch. Hear about the work that Unity House affiliated groups are doing, as well as what the general Connecticut College community is up to.
Tent on Larrabee Green (across from the College Center)
 
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.
Tempel Green
 
Noon-1 p.m.  The Selective Admission Process
A group information session with one of the College’s admission officers.
Silfen Auditorium, Bill Hall
 
Noon Women's Soccer vs. Tufts
Tempel Green
 
Noon  Field Hockey vs. Tufts
Artificial Turf at Silfen Field
 
1-4 p.m.  Art Exhibition - David Sinaguglia: Welcome to Hard Times
Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery & Gallery 66, Cummings Arts Center
 
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. The panel members' brief presentations will be followed by a Q&A and reception.
Room 101, New London Hall
 
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Reimagining Global Education: Key Words
Please join faculty and staff involved in the Mellon Global Education Initiative (2014-16) for a lively conversation about the meanings of “global education,” “global citizenship” and “global engagement,” and how they relate to teaching and learning at the College.
Room 210, Blaustein Humanities Center
 
2-3:30 p.m. Field Hockey Reception
Join the current CC field hockey team and new head coach Chrissy Needham for a post game reception. Alumni, parents and friends of the program are welcome!
Parking Lot between Silfen Field and Luce Field House
 
2 p.m.  Theater Department Production – ‘Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A mainstage theater production by Ginny Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater.
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 - A Green Dot Event
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. Featuring Sarah Besky '03, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan; Erin Holstein '09, Ubuntu Foundation, NYC; Christopher Krupenye '11, Doctoral student in Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University. A reception in the garden adjacent to Bill Hall will follow the talk. 
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 014, Olin Science Center (basement level)
  
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)
 
3:45-4:30 p.m.  Reception for Student Leaders (by invitation)
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life. 
Coffee Grounds Cafe, Katharine Blunt House
 
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.
Olin Lounge, Olin Science Center
 
5:30 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 mainstage theater production by Ginny Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater.
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
 
1-4 p.m.  Art Exhibition - David Sinaguglia: Welcome to Hard Times
Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery & Gallery 66, Cummings Arts Center
 
2 p.m.  Women's Tennis vs. Hartford
South Tennis Courts
 
2 p.m.  Theater Department Production – 'Detroit' by Lisa D'Amour
A mainstage theater production by Ginny Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater.
Tansill Theater
 
2:30 p.m.   Men's Soccer vs. Colby
Tempel Green
 
 
 

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