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2014 Reunion Weekend Schedule

Thursday, June 5

4-7 p.m.
Registration ($15), Whitaker Campus Center Atrium
(Overnight accommodations available in Shriner Hall - $25/night)

Friday, June 6

9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Registration reopens, Whitaker Campus Center Atrium

11-11:45 a.m.
Campus Tour, Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

12-1:30 p.m.
Welcome Buffet Luncheon ($13), Whitaker Campus Center Commons

1-3:50 p.m.
Alumni College Sessions: Back to the Classroom (see below)

Session 1

Raku Demonstration

Brett Thomas, ceramic arts technical coordinator and adjunct professor
1-2:50 p.m., Hodson Kiln Pavilion

Hot kilns, glowing red pots, a full spectrum of colors, textures and iridescence flashes contrast with crackle whites, smoky greys and deep carbon matt blacks are the results of multisensory raku firings. The spontaneity of the raku process and the never ending pallet of colors keeps artist and collectors intrigued and inspired to continue the exploration and development of technique and aesthetic. Brett Thomas and Hood graduate students will demonstrate this exciting process.

Session 2

Revolts in The Soviet Gulag

Len Latkovski, Jr., Ph.D., P’93, professor of History
2-2:50 p.m., Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131

Freedom or Death is the story of the revolts in the Soviet Gulag and the massive unrest in the Soviet forced labor camps that shook the Soviet government. There is special focus on the 1954 Kengir Camp revolt; the role of the prisoners, their demands and the brutal response by the camp regime and Soviet Interior Ministry troops; and its impact on the Gulag system.

Session 3

Decoding the Ins and Outs of Internet Advertising

David Gurzick Ph.D., M.S. ’03, professor of management and economics
3-3:50 p.m., Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131

Online marketing has evolved in lock step with our society’s ever increasing use of the Internet. In this presentation we will explore its progression from early roots in banner ads and pop-up windows to newer techniques that harness age-old methods to attract pre-existing communities of interest. Our exploration will culminate in the critical analysis of the various strategies employed in a modern online marketing campaign for HBO.

4-4:45 p.m.
Campus Tour, Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

5-6 p.m.
1893 Club Celebration Reception, Whitaker Campus Center Commons
Open to the class of 1964 and those who have celebrated their 50th reunion.

5:30-8:30 p.m.
Welcome Happy Hour and Dinner ($20/person), italian buffet with cash bar, Coblentz Dining Room

Saturday, June 7

7-9 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast ($10/person), Coblentz Dining Room 

8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Registration reopens, Whitaker Campus Center Atrium

8-9:15 a.m.
Pergola Society Breakfast, Whitaker Campus Commons

9:30-10:15 a.m.
Campus Tour, Meet at the Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

10:30-11:30 a.m.
President Volpe’s Update on the College, Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall

12-2 p.m.
Alumni Luncheon honoring the 50th Reunion class and alumni award recipients ($17/person), Coblentz Dining Room 

12-2 p.m.
Alumni picnic--face painting, DJ, balloons, games and fun! ($15/person), Whitaker Campus Center and outside (weather permitting)

Afternoon Tours:

2:30-4 p.m.
Walking Tour of Historic Frederick ($10/person)
Departs campus at 2:30 p.m. from Whitaker Campus Center information desk 

2:30-5 p.m.
Bus trip to Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Dickerson, Maryland, ($20/person; space is limited)
Departs campus at 2:30 p.m. from Whitaker Campus Center information desk

2:30-5 p.m.
Complimentary shuttle service to the Frederick Festival of the Arts
Shuttle leaves campus at 2:30 p.m. from Whitaker Campus Center and returns at 5 p.m.
Celebrating its 21st year, the festival will be held June 7 and 8 along Carroll Creek Linear Park in downtown Frederick. Fine artists and craftsmen from across the country will represent jewelry, glass, sculpture and other various media. For more information on the festival, please click here. This weekend is also the First Saturday Celebration in downtown Frederick.

3-3:45 p.m.
Campus Tour, Meet at Information Desk, Whitaker Campus Center

3-4:30 p.m.
Studio arts lecture and reception
Whitaker Campus Center, Room 220
Raku: Traditional Japanese Aesthetics to Contemporary Expression 
Joyce Michaud, professor of art and director of the graduate ceramic arts program
The origins of raku can be traced back to Japan during the late 16th century, where it was used as the traditional method of creating clay bowls for the tea ceremony. Over the years, potters have embraced and adapted these methods, celebrating the remarkable but unpredictable results achieved using raku techniques. The slide lecture will be followed by an informal gallery talk and tour of the exhibition, Contemporary Raku, juried by Joyce Michaud.

6-9 p.m.
Class of 1964 50th Reunion Dinner ($30/open bar), Whitaker Campus Center Commons

6:30-10 p.m.
All-Class Dinner and Dance ($35/open bar), Coblentz Dining Room
You will be seated in a special section with your classmates. Station-style dinner, DJ, Photo booth and dancing.

Sunday, June 8

8-10 a.m.
Strawberry Breakfast ($17/person), Coblentz Dining Room

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Chapel Service led by the Class of 1964, Coffman Chapel (all are welcome to attend)

12 p.m.
Final check-out

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visit downtown for the Frederick Festival of the Arts. For more information on the festival, please click here.