Alumni Weekend Is June 1-3

Exciting plans are set for Alumni Weekend 2012. Alumni, Faculty and Staff are invited to campus for a night of live entertainment, good food, and great conversation. Starting Friday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m., there will be cocktails served under the tents. It will be a great way to celebrate old friendships and start new ones. Stay for the Annual Lobster Bake Dinner at 7 p.m.

“We hope faculty will join the celebrations of Alumni Weekend 2012 and return to campus to see some of their favorite students from semesters past,” said Abbie Cichowski 2010, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Advancement Outreach Ursinus College. She encouraged those with questions to call the Office of Advancement at 610-409-3585.

The weekend is a monumental opportunity to reconnect with classmates and enjoy the beautiful Ursinus campus. Members of the classes of 2007, 2002, 1987, 1962, 1957, and 1952 should mark their calendars for class reunions to take place during the weekend.  A few of the great events to enjoy will be an All Campus Cookout on Saturday for special reunion years and all Greek Alumni, Alumni Athletics, Student Leadership Alumni Groups (Ambassadors/Orientation Assistants, Resident Assistants, Bonner Leaders, and Summer Fellows); a Young Alumni Happy Hour on Friday evening sponsored by our own Young Alumni Council; classes led by Ursinus’ dynamic faculty & alumni; informative and fun wine & beer tastings; opportunities to meet with President Bobby Fong; group tours of campus and the surrounding Collegeville area.

It is now just a few weeks before hundreds of alumni return to campus to celebrate special reunion milestones. The Advancement Office is most eager for faculty to join in celebrating throughout the weekend. Alumni have expressed a great interest in being able to see many of the familiar faces who made their time at Ursinus special. Faculty and staff are complimentary for this event, and for all events throughout the weekend.

SPECIAL CLASSES & PANELS

Estate Planning in the Current Environment | Friday, June 1 at 8 AM with Nina (Booz) Stryker 1978, Estate Planning Attorney, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mark P. Gadson, CFP, Executive Director of Planned Giving, Ursinus College In today’s ever-changing tax and legal environment, having a well-structured estate plan becomes critical. Learn what you need to think about and options to consider as you work with your legal and tax advisors to implement a plan that best meets your needs. All are welcome.

Selections from Darwin’s Origin of Species | Friday, June 1 at 9 a.m. with Rebecca Kohn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Ursinus College

William Wordsworth’s “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” Friday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. with
Jon Volkmer, Ph.D., Professor of English, Ursinus College

Pathways to Art | Friday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. with
Jay Bosniak, M.D. 1962, Sylvia (Killough) Kundrats 1962, Linda (Peiffer) Manzo
1962 and Lisa Hanover, Director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Modern Childhood and the Brain: The Science Behind Mudpies, Freeze Tag, and Outside Voices | Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m. with
Gabrielle Principé, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology Principé will use the latest scientific research to make the compelling case that much of children’s lives are exactly counter to the needs of their developing brains and to discuss how to redesign children’s homes, schools, toys, and pastimes in ways that help rather than hinder their development. A book signing will follow.

Rewards of Volunteerism | Saturday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m. with Peter Wise 1962 , The Rev. Dr. William Mast 1962, Robert Allen 1962 and Barbara (Bogel) Ackermann 1962