Reunion 2012 Photos and Podcasts

Want to know what happened at Reunion 2012?


More than 1,000 alumni, friends and family members returned to campus for the College’s biggest annual gathering of alumni June 1-3.

View a slideshow of highlights from Reunion 2012

View the Reunion 2012 Flickr album

Reunion 2012, for alumni whose class years end in ’2 or ’7, featured great food, lots of family activities, class receptions and a keynote presentation by Alex Hybel, the Susan Eckert Lynch ’62 Professor of Government and International Relations.

Alumni attended a number of social activities throughout the weekend, including a lobster feast on Tempel Green, a microbrewery beer tasting, a performance by popular 1980s cover band Orange Crush, and several receptions hosted by President Lee Higdon.

View the Reunion 2012 Schedule.

Check out Podcasts from the following events:

Class of 1957 Discusses the Teaching Seminar for Incoming Faculty
Hear how a teaching seminar, generously endowed by the Class of 1957, supports the faculty in their roles as teachers, scholars, and community leaders.
Panelists include:
Ann Marie Davis, Assistant Professor of History
Simon Feldman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ron Flores, Associate Professor of Sociology
Michael Reder '86, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning
Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue & Eugene Mercy, Jr. Assistant Professor of Art History
Tanya Schneider, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Be Careful What You Wish - Keynote Presentation with Alex Hybel
A special keynote discussing the Arab Spring with Alex Hybel, Susan Eckert Lynch '62 Professor of Government. Hybel is an award-winning faculty member and author of six books including his most recent "The Power of Ideology: From the Roman Empire to Al-Qaeda."

Alumni Convocation
The 2012 Convocation includes a "State of the College" address by President Higdon, recognition of class gifts and participation achievements, honoring alumni award recipients: Adam Boros '02 (Adam's parents accept his award on his behalf); Carol Blake Boyd '72; Connor J. Donohue '07 (Connor is receiving this honor posthumously, with his parents accepting on his behalf); Priscilla E. Geigis '87; Deborah Murray Sloan '67; and Leslie Rosen '02, followed by celebrating faculty members marking milestone anniversaries with the College: 30 years, Blanche Boyd and Julie Rivkin; 25 years, Joan Chrisler and Kathleen McKeon; 20 years, MaryAnne Borrelli, Jeffrey Bresnahan, Leslie Brown, and T. Page Owen.

Sykes Luncheon
President Higdon welcomes alumnae who have celebrated their 50th Reunion, with a special toast for the Class of 1962. The podcast includes remarks by Trustee Linda J. Lear '62 on "Agents of Change: Three Women Who Made a Difference."

The End of the World? 2012 and Beyond
Gene Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies, leads a class that explores some of the fascinating new religious movements. Beginning with an exploration of the Mayan prophecy, Gallagher discusses a variety of contemporary millennialist movements.

Shaping Identity through Media
Sunil Bhatia, Associate Professor of Human Development, explores how media can shape an individual's identity. Hear how children, youth, and families interpret issues of gender, race, and sexuality through what they see in the media.

The Psychology of Sleep
Joe Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, investigates how long work hours, caffeine consumption, and the stress of daily life can have a significant impact on the quality of sleep. Learn how a college student's sleep compares to the rest of the population and whether or not improving sleep quality has a positive effect on cognitive performance.