Reunion 2017 Tentative Schedule of Events

This is a tentative and incomplete schedule of events. Details will be fleshed out with times and more info in the weeks ahead. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Volunteer Work Project - Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13

 

Join the REUNION VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT preceding Reunion Weekend!

And celebrate with the annual VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT APPRECIATION DINNER on Wednesday, July 12 in recognition of the impacts alumni make in improving our campus.

 

 


Thursday, July 13

 

Arrive a day before the crowd to enjoy a quiet day on campus!

4:00 PM - HERNDON GALLERY OPENING
Celebrate with friends and enjoy work of alumna and renowned sculptor Renata Schwebel ’53.

6:30 PM - GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY DINNER
Celebrate with the 50th Anniveresary of the Class of 1967 

 

 


Friday, July 14

Daytime Activities

8:30 AM - CAPERS, PRANKS, AND HIGH-JINKS
Reunion officially kicks off with this Antioch Through the Decades panel. We are looking for memorable pranks and pranksters to be part of that program, so let us know if you are one of the merry pranksters of Antioch!

10:30 AM - THE 1970s AND YOU
Join the conversation in this interactive session as we reflect on, and learn from, events like the strike of 1973 and beyond.

11:45 AM - AEA MARXIST STUDIES TRIP MINI-REUNION
Students traveled in the Spring of 1976 to five countries in Europe with two faculty and two interpreters. Join alumni and professors Andy Winnick and Ludo Abicht and revisit the experience! Lunch at the Winds Cafe at 11:45 AM and discussion back on campus at 1:30 PM.

12:00 PM - AFFINITY GROUPS LUNCH
Connect with Antiochians who share your interests over lunch!

1:45 PM - ALUMNI AWARDS PLENARY (speakers TBD)
Alumni Awards are presented by the Alumni Association to Antiochians who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of work, on community, service to the College, in breaking down ethnic barriers, or winning victories for humanity.

3:15 PM - SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER keynote address featuring Derrick Johnson, President of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP (hosted by the Class of 1967). This special keynote focuses on the amazing power of the 1960 social movements and takes a look at contemporary times and efforts. This session is organized by the Alumni Board Reunion Committee with special direction from Karen Foreit ’67.

4:45 PM - DECADES RECEPTION
Mingle with friends and Antiochians from your era!

AND MORE...
Tours of Antioch Farm, Geothermal/Solar systems, and Glen Helen. Film screenings of current student work.

Evening Activities

7:00 PM - KEYNOTE DINNER
Enjoy a barbecue dinner with friends and keynote address by Eric Bates ’83i, recipient of this year's J.D. Dawson Award. Eric is editor of The New Republic (former executive editor of Rolling Stone, investigative editor of Mother Jones, and editor in chief of Southern Exposure).

8:00 PM - FOLK DANCING
Join Larry Foster 70 and fellow Antiochains for dancing on Red Square.

9:00 PM - CABARET HORACE
Cabaret Horace is back for the 2nd year! You are invited to perform 5–10 minutes of whatever it is you do best! It could be wildly experimental or a work that comes out of a well-honed tradition. Everything is fair game…so be brave! Sign up available at the registration table or door. Location: Foundry Theater Experimental Stage.

11:00 PM - BONFIRE

   

Saturday, July 15

Daytime Activities

8:30 AM & 10:00 AM - INFO SESSIONS
Saturday restarts with a number of informational/training sessions ranging from Co-op open house to Alumni Recruitment Team (ART) training led by the Office of Admission and more.

11:30 AM - LUNCH & ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors for an open meeting over lunch.

12:30 PM - STATE OF THE COLLEGE
Right after lunch we will hear from President Tom Manley during the State of the College address.

2:30 PM - ALUMNI AWARDS PLENARY
Alumni Awards are presented by the Alumni Association to Antiochians who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of work, on community, service to the College, in breaking down ethnic barriers, or winning victories for humanity.

3:45 PM - THOUGHTS ON WRITING AND AN INTIMATE READING
Join New York Times’ Young Adult Best Seller’s list author Nova Ren Suma ’97 (hosted by the Class of 1997).

AND MORE...
Softball game, tours and open houses.

Evening Activities

7:00 PM - CELEBRATION DINNER
Saturday evening is the culminating event of Reunion with the Celebration Dinner. Entertainment and collective efforts to fund-raise for a special project. Not to be missed!

9:00 PM - AMPAC MOVIE NIGHT
After dinner join Pete Creelman ’67 and fellow Antiochians for a Reunion Special Edition of AMPAC!

10:00 PM - DIV DANCE
Night owl? Come dance the night away at Div.

   

Sunday, July 16

 The weekend wraps up!

9:30 AM - FAREWELL BRUNCH

11:30 AM - Quaker style MEMORIAL for Antiochians and friends

1:00  PM - TOURS OF MAIN BUILDING