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February 14, 2012

Founders Day is April 5
Connecticut College celebrates the 101st anniversary of its founding on Thursday, April 5. If you are in the New London area, please join us for a tea/birthday party in Cro from 3-4:30 p.m. If you can’t be on campus, take some time that day to honor Connecticut College – have dinner with a classmate, talk with a high school student about the education we provide, contact a current student, or visit a place that reminds you of our beautiful campus.

Trustee George S. Rogers ’82 hosts Michigan event
On Founders Day, April 5, George S. Rogers ’82 will host a reception for alumni and parents in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., featuring Dean of the Faculty Roger Brooks. Any alumni and parents in the Bloomfield Hills area are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at rsvp@conncoll.edu or 800-888-7549, ext. 2306.

TEDxConnecticut College is April 14
A group of students has organized the first-ever TEDx conference at Connecticut College with the theme, “Rethinking Progress.” In the spirit of TED’s “ideas worth spreading,” the speakers include alumni, faculty, students and others whose talks have the power to change the way we think about the world. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on campus or reserved by emailing TEDxConnecticutCollege@gmail.com.

Camels Care Days of Service planned for April
Connecticut College alumni, parents and friends show “Camel Pride” by making an impact in our local communities. The following Camels Care Days of Service are planned:
April 21: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
April 22: Atlanta
April 24: San Francisco
Join a planned event or organize your own day of service in your local community. Email the Office of Alumni Relations at rsvp@conncoll.edu with photos of your event.

Find LGBTQ alumni on Facebook
The "Connecticut College LGBTQ Alumni" facebook page was recently launched as a resource for the LGBTQ community. The site offers information about about issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning community. You can find out more by requesting to join the page.

Asian Pacific Islander Convocation features Elli Nagai-Rothe ’03
Through her work in California; India; Washington, D.C.; New London; and New Zealand, Elli Nagai-Rothe ’03 has tackled issues of race and identity-based conflict head-on. Recently returned from a year-long Fulbright Fellowship in Auckland, she’ll share her experiences as the Asian Pacific Islander Convocation keynote speaker April 2, 7 p.m. in Cro’s 1941 Room. Other speakers include Lamar Ok ’12 and Jimmy Dang ’15.

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