Schedule

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Friday, June 13
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Registration and Housing Open
Lobby, Austin Arts Center
9:00 – 10:45 a.m. 50th Reunion Breakfast and Banter
Reconnect over breakfast by enjoying life stories from classmates.
This session will be moderated by Ted Pettus ’64.
Reese Room, Smith House
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Elms Society and Trinity Fund Information Tables
Lobby, Austin Arts Center
11:00 a.m. - Noon  Class of 1964 Memorial Service
The Chapel
Noon-2:00 p.m. Faculty, Staff, and Coaches Luncheon
Join Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Thomas Mitzel and other faculty and coaches for lunch.
Gallows Hill
Noon-5:00 p.m. Spouses/Guests/Partners Lounge
Stop by the Smith House to enjoy light refreshments and relax!
Ware Room, Smith House
Noon-2:30 p.m.  Half-Century Club Reception and Luncheon
Join classmates from 1944-1969 and President Jones for this special afternoon to honor the Class of 1964 as they enter the Half-Century Club.
Washington Room and Wean Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall, second floor
2:00- 3:30 p.m. Admissions Panel    
Navigating the waters of a college search in today’s ever changing world can be challenging. Join members of the Admissions staff with your high school aged children and grandchildren and get helpful advice on the application process, financial aid, interviewing and writing the perfect college essay.
Joslin Family 1823 Room, Raether Library and Information Technology Center
2:30-3:30 WGRAC Open House
The Women and Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC) warmly invites alums to join in conversation around the events of the past year and ideas for the future. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Please contact: Laura Lockwood at Laura.Lockwood@trincoll.edu for further information.
WGRAC Lounge, Mather Hall second floor
3:00-4:00 p.m. Class of 1959 Memorial Service
The Chapel
3:00-4:30 p.m. The Future of Healthcare For Seniors: What’s the Prognosis?
How, where, and by whom will health care be provided to seniors in the future? These and many other questions will also be answered by panelists.
Panelists: Barbara Kennelly M'71, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, distinguished professor of political science, Trinity Washington University (D.C.), chair of the Social Security Advisory Board, and president of Barbara Kennelly Associates; Hon. Barry R. Schaller, Justice (Ret.), Connecticut Supreme Court, visiting lecturer, Trinity College and Yale Law School; author of Understanding Bioethics and the Law: The Promises and Perils of the Brave New World of Biotechnology (Praeger, 2008); Michelle Stone, M.D. '95, board-certified internist; Erica Dumpel '74, CLU, health insurance counselor
The panel will be moderated by: Keith Watson J.D. '64, former owner of a convalescent/sub-acute nursing care facility.
Seabury N217, Seabury Hall
3:00-4:00 p.m. Vernon Social Tour
Laura Rogalski, Assistant Director of Student Activities Involvement & Leadership, will lead alumni through the newly refurbished and repurposed Vernon Social student center.
Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street
3:00–4:00 p.m. Tour of Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy and the Learning Corridor with Jason Rojas, Director of Community Relations, Trinity College
The Center for Urban and Global Studies, 70 Vernon Street
4:00-5:30 p.m. The Trinity Network: the Value of Reconnecting.  A conversation with Career Development Center Director J. Violet Gannon
Joslin Family 1823 Room, Raether Library and Information Technology Center
5:00 p.m. Gathering for Friends of Bill W.
Painter Room, Smith House
5:00–6:00 p.m.  Class of 1964 Passionate Pursuits Exhibition and Reception
Learn something new about a classmate or two while you enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and wine.
Widener Gallery, Austin Arts Center
5:30-6:00 p.m. Class of 1979 Meeting
Seabury N215, Seabury Hall
5:30–6:30 Celebration of Societies Reception
Join President Jones for a reception honoring members of the Long Walk Societies and Elms Society.
Patio, Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street
6:00 p.m. Traditional New England Style Clambake
Fun for the family! Gather on the Quad for a real taste of New England with all the trimmings! Your kids will enjoy photos with the Bantam; face painting in the children’s activity tent, music and much more. Dinner is served until 8:00 p.m.
The Quad (rain plan: Mather Hall)
6:00-9:00 p.m. Jay Nash and Josh Day
The Quad (rain plan: Washington Room, Mather Hall)
9:00-11:00 p.m. Outerspace Band
Vernon Social, Vernon Street
9:00 p.m. Tappy Hour with the Classes of 2004 and 2009
The Tap Café, 217 New Britain Avenue 

 
Saturday, June 14

7:30-10:00 a.m.  Breakfast with the Bantam
Bring the family- and your camera - for a visit with our beloved College mascot!
Mather Dining Hall, Mather Hall

8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.  Registration and Housing Open
Lobby, Austin Arts Center
8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Partners/Spouses of the Class of 1964 Tour of the Mark Twain House
Register for this tour when you arrive on campus. Shuttles will depart at 8:30 from the Gates Quad Driveway.
9:00 a.m. Alumni Row at the Friends of Trinity Rowing Boathouse
Participants must provide their own transportation to the boathouse.
55 Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06108
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Elms Society and Trinity Fund Information Tables
Austin Arts Center
9:00 a.m. Historical Tour of the Long Walk with Peter Knapp ’65, P’10, College Historian
Meet at Cinestudio
9:00-10:00 a.m. 1964 50th Reunion Breakfast, Banter, and Class Meeting
Reconnect over breakfast by enjoying life stories from classmates. This session will be moderated by Ted Pettus ’64. The banter session will be followed by the class meeting.
Hamlin Dining Hall, Hamlin Hall
9:30-10:30 a.m. 25th Reunion Champagne Brunch
Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall ,second  floor
9:30-10:30 a.m. Class of 1979 Breakfast and Banter
Wean Terrace Room B, Mather Hall, second floor
9:30-10:30 a.m. Class of 1984 Breakfast, Banter, and Class Meeting
Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, second floor
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Spouses/Guests/Partners Lounge
Stop by the Smith House to enjoy light refreshments and relax!
Ware Room, Smith House
10:00-11:00 a.m. Whitman Exhibit with Head Curator & Librarian, Richard J. Ring
Watkinson Library, Raether Library and Information Technology Center
10:00-10:30 a.m.  Class meetings and election of class officers

1954 location Seabury N215, Seabury Hall  
1959 location Seabury N128, Seabury Hall  
1969 location Seabury S204, Seabury Hall  
1974 location Seabury S205, Seabury Hall  

10:30 a.m.  Pre-parade gathering

Gather with your class in front of Cook Arch
10:45 a.m.  Parade of classes
Come out and join your class for this Reunion tradition.  All alumni, family, and friends are invited to participate. Remember to wear your Trinity SWAG!
The parade forms at 10:30 a.m. in front of Cook Arch
11:00 a.m.-Noon  Alumni convocation
President James F. Jones, Jr. will address alumni, class gifts will be recognized, and alumni awards will be presented.  The ceremony will conclude with singing 'Neath the Elms'.
The Quad (rain plan: Ray Oosting Gymnasium, Ferris Athletic Center)
Noon-4:00 p.m.  Reunion cookout and carnival, fun for the family!
Enjoy outdoor activities and a cookout with fellow classmates, faculty, family and friends. Face painting, sports, music, arts and crafts and children’s activities throughout the day. Don’t miss the mad science show at 1:00 p.m. in the children’s tent. Lunch will be served until 2:00 p.m.
The Quad (rain plan: Mather Dining Hall)
1:00-2:00 p.m.  The Civil War Sesquicentennial: Reflections and Connections
Using the Civil War Sesquicentennial as a starting point, three alumni-faculty will offer brief reflections about America’s past, present, and future that are designed to provoke a lively discussion with those in attendance.  Possible topics include secession movements in the 19th and the 21st centuries; slavery’s contemporary reverberations, and political change and continuity from Lincoln to Obama. 
Panelists: Frank Kirkpatrick ‘64, Professor of Religion; Jack Chatfield ‘64, Associate Professor of History, Emeritus; and Ron Spencer ’64, Associate Academic Dean and Lecturer in History, Emeritus
Seabury N217, Seabury Hall
1:00-3:00 p.m. Round Robin Tennis Tournament with Paul Assaiante, P’06, Paul D. Assaiante Associate Professor of Physical Education
Adults only. Please bring your own racquet.
Paul D. Assaiante Tennis Center (rain plan:canceled)
1:00-2:30 p.m. Marketing Trinity: Come learn about our new Branding Effort and give your input!
Alumni Communications Council Panelists: Nina McNeely Diefenbach ’80, Vice President for Development and Membership, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Stephen Jewett ’97, Managing Partner, McDowell Jewett Communications, Hartford; Scott MacColl ’86, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter & Company, Philadelphia; Andrew Maia ’08, Associate Brand Director, Strategy, CoreBrand, New York City/MBA ’16, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University; Kevin McMahon, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science, Trinity College; Ryan Brown, Account Director, 160over90, Philadelphia; Jenny Holland, Director of Communications, Trinity College; Moderator:  Mary Jo Keating '74, Secretary of the College and Vice President for College Relations, Trinity College
McCook Auditorium, McCook Academic Building
1:15-2:00 p.m. White Collar Crime and Trends in Government Enforcement of Securities Laws: What to Expect in 2014 and 2015
In recent years, members of hedge funds and major banking institutions, including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, have been embroiled in financial scandals, or worse, have been prosecuted for criminal violations. The government has not hesitated to raid trading floors, and has increased its use of investigative techniques to unearth fraud and manipulation of the markets. Join a discussion on some of the enforcement actions and cases in 2013-2014 and what lessons we might learn from those actions. 
Andrew Feldman ’04, Attorney at Law, Feldman Firm LLC
Seabury N128, Seabury Hall
2:00-3:00 p.m.  A Hard Rain’s going to fall: Vietnam and the 1960s
Join an open discussion on the different experiences of the Vietnam War; those who opposed, those who served, and those who paid the price.
Panelists: Jon Reynolds ’59; John Rice ’69; and Michael Bellesiles, visiting professor, American Studies, Trinity College and author of  A People’s History of the Military.
Clement 105, Clement Chemistry Building
2:00-4:00 p.m. Alumni EXPO
This exciting new addition to Reunion was spearheaded by the class of 1979 and will showcase the diverse interests and accomplishments of classmates and fellow reunion alumni.  The Expo will provide an opportunity to meet other alumni across generations and make connections to those who share similar interests through profession or avocation. 
The Quad near Cinestudio
2:00-4:00 p.m. Black Alumni Organization Open House
Meet Karla Spurlock-Evans, Dean of Multicultural Affairs, and enjoy light refreshments with your classmates.
Community Room,Umoja House, 72 Vernon Street
2:00 p.m. Classes of  2004 & 2009 Quad Games
The Quad near the Chapel
2:30-4:30 p.m. The Cupcake Brake
Come out to the Quad and enjoy a customized treat just for you from Hartford’s favorite cupcake truck!
Cinestudio Lot
2:30–4:00 p.m.  Trinity: Remaining a Great College over the Next 50 Years
How will online education change the business of colleges? How will edTech change teaching and student learning? With high costs and soaring debt, what kind of students can afford a residential college experience?
Panelists: John Alcorn, principal lecturer in language and culture studies, Trinity College; J. Violet Gannon, director of the Career Development Center, Trinity College; Tom Mitzel, dean of faculty, Trinity College; Julia Freeland, research fellow, Clayton Christian Institute. The panel will be moderated by Don McLagan ’64.
Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center
3:00 p.m. Conversation with Timothy Dunn, Associate Director, Student Services for Social Housing
Join Timothy and our student leaders from our Greek-Letter organizations for a discussion on Greek life and Social Houses on campus.
Funston Courtyard (rain plan: Peter B’s Café, Raether Library and Information Technology Center)
3:30 Come out to see the Trinity Robotics team demonstrate its autonomous land vehicle after just returning from the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition in Michigan.
The Trinity Robotics Team and Professor of Engineering David Ahlgren ’64, Trinity College
McCook Auditorium, McCook Academic Building
3:30-4:30 p.m. Queer Resource Center Open House
Join us to tour the facility, catch up with friends and learn about LGBT activities at Trinity over the years.
Community Room, Queer Resource Center, 114 Crescent Street
4:00-6:00 Oneg Shabbat
Dessert reception
Zachs Hillel House, 74 Vernon Street
4:15-6:00 p.m. Class of 1959 Passionate Pursuit Film Screening
Clement 105, Clement Chemistry Building
5:00 p.m. Gathering for Friends of Bill W.
Painter Room, Smith House
5:00 p.m. Carillon demo
Ellen Dickinson, College Carillonneur, will take you up to the tower for a carillon demonstration. Groups of ten at a time will tour.
The Chapel
6:00-7:30 p.m.  Class pictures
Join your class for a pre-dinner photo-op with our professional photographer. 

6:00 p.m.  2009 Meet at the Fuller Arch 
6:00 p.m.  2004 Meet at the Chapel Garden  
6:20 p.m.  1999 Meet at the Fuller Arch 
6:20 p.m.  1994 Meet at the Chapel Garden
6:30 p.m.  1964 Meet in the Washington Room, Mather Hall second floor 
7:00 p.m.  1949 and 1954 Meet at the Smith House 
7:00 p.m.  1959 Meet at your class dinner location
7:00 p.m.  1989 Meet at the Chapel Garden 
7:10 p.m.  1984 Meet at your class dinner location 
7:10 p.m.  1979 Meet at your class dinner location 
7:20 p.m.  1974 Meet at your class dinner location  
7:20 p.m.  1969 Meet at your class dinner location  

6:00-7:30 p.m.  1959-2009 Class Receptions
Join your classmates for a reception on the Quad.
The Quad (rain plan: receptions will be held at class dinner locations)
6:30 p.m.-Midnight  Class of 1964 Reception, Dinner and Dancing
End the weekend with a fun evening of dinner and dancing to the sounds of Band Together CT, who promises to play some 60’s rock & roll.
Washington Room, Mather Hall, second floor
6:30-9:00 p.m.   Half Century Classes Reception and Dinner
For the classes of 1949 and 1954
Reese Room, Smith House
7:00-10:00 p.m. Say Cheese!
Stop by Mather Hall with your friends and spend a few minutes in the photo booth!
Lobby, Mather Hall
7:30-9:00 p.m.  1959-2009 Class Dinners

2009  location: please check in at registration 
2004  location: please check in at registration 
1999  location: please check in at registration 
1994  location: please check in at registration 
1989  location: please check in at registration 
1984  location: please check in at registration 
1979  location: please check in at registration 
1974  location: please check in at registration  
1969  location: please check in at registration  
1959  location: please check in at registration   

9:00-11:00 p.m. Cave Patio Dance Party
Orange Crush ‘80s cover band
Cave Patio, Gates Quad
9:00-11:00 p.m. Simply Swing Band
Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street
11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. late night DJ.
Cave Patio, Gates Quad (rain plan: The Cave, Mather Hall, lower level)

 
Sunday, June 15th

8:00 a.m.-Noon  Brunch with the Bantam
One last hoorah before you depart campus! Each class will have a reserved area in Mather Dining Hall.
Mather Dining Hall, Mather Hall

8:30 a.m. 25th Reunion Farewell Breakfast
Stop by Goldberg’s to catch up with classmates over coffee and bagels.
Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street

9:00-10:00 Hour with the President-elect
Come for a conversation with President-elect Joanne Berger-Sweeney who will share her pride in being appointed the 22nd President of Trinity College and plans for assuming office this summer. This session will adjourn promptly so that participants may attend the Festival Service of Holy Communion in the Chapel.
Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street

10:30 a.m. Festival Service of Holy Communion
The Chapel