The 50-Year Connection is designed to help Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer alumni remain engaged with their college and with each other after their 50th Reunions. Expand your social network beyond your class, learn how you can start or expand your volunteer role with the college, and connect with current Lawrence students through the daylong, interactive program.

Wednesday, June 12

4 p.m.
Campus housing available for 50-Year Connection participants
General campus housing will be available after 9 a.m., Thursday, June 13

6–8 p.m.
Off-Campus Dinner at Taste of Thai
All alumni who register for the 50-Year Connection are invited to this optional gathering, organized by 50-Year Connection Committee Chair Jane Azzi ’66. Take this opportunity to get to know your fellow program participants early and pave the way for more fruitful conversations on Thursday. Guests will be asked to pay for their own meals.


Thursday, June 13

10 a.m.
Welcome and Group Introduction

10:45 a.m.
Group Discussion: Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer Looking In
What single experience, either a class or a related activity, has had the most impact on your life and/or career?

Lunch and Discussion with President Burstein

1:30 p.m.
Lawrence University Alumni Award Reception
By invitation only
The President’s House, 229 North Park Avenue

6-8 p.m.
Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer Looking Out: The Global Student Perspective
Off-campus study provides a valuable opportunity to hone and extend the intellectual skills and capacity for civic and academic engagement associated with a Lawrence liberal arts education by placing students in educational settings that purposefully combine classroom and experiential learning. In such settings, students are challenged to apply and question what has been learned on the home campus and to evaluate alternate perspectives and ways of learning.

Provost and Dean of the Faculty Catherine Kodat will facilitate an interactive session connecting you with faculty and students to learn about the myriad of off-campus programs Lawrence provides. From a December-Term course examining the sustainability, livability and urban design of Hong Kong to our beloved London Centre program, we will explore how these experiences prepare students to flourish in a global economy.

3:30 p.m.
Group Photo

4 p.m.
Program Concludes
Warch Campus Center, Nathan Marsh Pusey Room (Level Three)

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