Wednesday, June 12

50-Year Connection

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

10:30 a.m.

50-Year Connection Welcome and Group Introduction

 

10:45 a.m.

50-Year Connection 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?

 

Noon

50-Year Connection Lunch and Discussion with President Burstein

Alumni, one and all, start Reunion early with a program created especially for you! The 50-Year Connection provides an opportunity to experience social and intellectual stimulation based on the common ground of a Lawrence/Milwaukee-Downer education. Beginning in 2012, the goal of the 50-Year Connection is to enrich the Reunion experience for all alumni—not just those who have reached or surpassed their 50th Reunions. Come listen, share and learn!

 

1:30 p.m.

50-Year Connection:

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.

50-Year Connection Group Photo

 

4 p.m.

50-Year Connection Program Concludes

 

5–6:30 p.m.

Lawrence University Alumni Awards Reception

By invitation only
The President’s House, 229 North Park Avenue

5–8:30 p.m.

Vikings Athletics Reception & Dinner $

Register at go.lawrence.edu/viking2019
Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room (Level Three)

6–8 p.m.

Early Arrival Reception & Dinner $ (Cash Bar)

All are welcome. 
Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Room (Level Two)

Friday, June 14

8-10 a.m.

Breakfast

$6/person, all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet.
No registration required—cash or credit card accepted at the door.

 

8 a.m.

Vikings Athletics Golf Outing

Register at go.lawrence.edu/viking2019
Chaska Golf Club, W6575 West Wisconsin Avenue, Greenville, WI 54942

 

9:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m.

Alumni College $

Learn, laugh and leave with NO homework!

Course descriptions

 

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lunch

$10/ per person, all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. No registration required—cash or credit card accepted at the door.
Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)

 

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

College Admissions 101

Learn about the ins and outs of admissions at Lawrence and beyond.
Alice G. Chapman Hall, Admissions Lobby (Level One)

 

3-4 p.m.

Campus Tour

Led by a current Lawrence student, this 60-minute walking tour of campus is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the rich history of the spaces and places at Lawrence.
Departing from Alice G. Chapman Hall

 

4:15–4:45 p.m.

25th Reunion: Class of 1994 Piano Duel

All are welcome!
Music-Drama Center, Harper Hall

 

4:30–6 p.m.

Alumni Pride Reception

LGBTQ+ alumni and friends are invited to a reception hosted by the LU Faculty/Staff Pride Group.
Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center

 

5 p.m.

Class/Cluster Gatherings

Various locations

 

5–8:30 p.m.

Kids Meal & Activities $

We will have activities and food for the kids ages 5-12. Additional childcare can be arranged for before 5 p.m. and after 8:30 p.m. by contacting the Office of Alumni & Constituency Engagement by June 7 at 920-832-7019. 

Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room

 

5:30-8 p.m.

50th Reunion: Class of 1969 Reception & Dinner with President Burstein $

The President’s House, 229 North Park Avenue

 

6–8 p.m.

Welcome Home! Wisconsin Supper Club Dinner $ (Cash Bar)

Kick off Reunion in grand Wisconsin style. All Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer alumni are invited to this supper club style dinner reception. Enjoy a Friday night fish fry, prime rib, a full salad bar, and desserts galore, just like at a supper club. Welcome home!
Warch Campus Center

 

8 p.m.

Alumni Recital

All alumni are invited to attend a recital featuring talented alumni musicians from all decades.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel



8 p.m.

Friday Late Night (cash bar)

Memorial Hall, Viking Room

Saturday, June 15

7:30-9 a.m.

Breakfast

$6/person, all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet.
No registration required—cash or credit card accepted at the door.
Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)

 

8 a.m.

Coach Gene Davis Memorial Fun Run/Walk (5K)

Join the traditional 5K fun run/walk for all ages, named in memory of beloved Coach Gene Davis, which ends on the field of the beautiful Banta Bowl.
Kohler Hall, parking lot (rain or shine)

 

9-10 a.m.

Breakfast with Burstein

Join Lawrence University President Mark Burstein for a conversation with alumni. Introductory remarks will be followed by an open forum for questions. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 -9 a.m.
Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)

 

10:30 a.m.

Parade of Classes

Join your classmates in the march to Memorial Chapel for Reunion Convocation.
Shattuck Plaza (located between Lawrence Memorial Chapel and Shattuck Hall of Music)

 

11 a.m.

Reunion Convocation: A Lawrence Tradition

Celebrate Reunion with President Mark Burstein at this annual all-Reunion event that recognizes the special contributions made by Lawrentians and Downerites. The program features the presentation of alumni awards and Reunion class gifts, music by the Alumni Choir and President Burstein’s Convocation address.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

 

Noon

All-Reunion Picnic (cash beer bar)

Plaza between Wriston Art Center and Seeley G. Mudd Library

 

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Milwaukee-Downer Champagne Lunch $

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Teakwood Room

 

12:30–1:30 p.m.

25th Reunion: Class of 1994 Champagne Lunch with President Burstein $

The President’s House, 229 North Park Avenue

 

1:30–3:30 p.m.

Open Houses

Academic departments and programs will host open houses in their buildings. Reconnect with your favorite faculty members and meet new ones.

Anthropology, Briggs Hall, Room 305
Art & Art History, Wriston Art Center, Quirk Print Study Room 227
Biology, Thomas A. Steitz Hall, 3rd Floor Faculty Office Suite
Geosciences, Youngchild Hall 231
Library, Seeley G. Mudd Library
Mathematics & Computer Science, Briggs Hall, Room 422
Physyics, Younchild Hall, Room 105
Theatre Arts, Barber Rehearsal Hall, Music-Drama Center, Room 096
University Archives, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Level B

 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

25th Reunion: Class of 1994 Tour & Tasting

Private campus tour hosted by LU alumna and the Dean of Academic Success Monita Gray ’92.
This will be a fun tour to both see what is new on campus and to reminisce. The tour will finish up at the Wriston Art center for those that would like to spend a little more time exploring the current exhibits.

Beer/Cheese/Wine Tasting @ Social Headquarters

After the tour we will return to the International House to gather for a beer/cheese/wine tasting and to socialize and relax before the evening activities.

 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Memorial Service for Richard Yatzeck, professor emeritus of Russian

Formal comments and shared memories will begin at 2:00 pm.

Main Hall, Strange Commons

 

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Boom! Book Discussion hosted by the 50th Reunion: Class of 1969

As part of their 50th Reunion, the Class of 1969 invites all alumni to an open discussion of the book Boom! by Tom Brokaw. Boom! describes major transitional events of the 1960s that have continued to generate lasting influences. Gerald Podair, Robert S. French Professor of American Studies and professor of history, along with a few members from the Class of 1969 will facilitate the discussion.
Music-Drama Center, Harper Hall

 

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Alumni Admissions Volunteers Reception

The Office of Alumni Admissions Engagement invites you to a come celebrate our wonderful alumni admissions volunteers and learn about the many opportunities available for you to engage in the important and rewarding work of representing Lawrence to prospective students and their families.
Alice G. Chapman Hall, Admissions Lobby (Level One)

 

1:30-3 p.m.

Conservatory Reception

Meet other Conservatory alumni and hear about everything going on in the Con now and in the future.
Shattuck Hall of Music, Room 163

 

2-3 p.m.

Meet & Greet with Mike O'Connor, Riaz Waraich Dean for Career, Life, and Community Engagement

Alice G. Chapman Hall, Center for Career, Life and Community Engagement, Level Two

 

2-3 p.m.

Leveraging Faculty Initiatives Fund Forum Sponsored by the Class of 1964

A faculty panel—Jeff Clark, professor of geology and special assistant to the president; Allison Fleshman, assistant professor of chemistry; Jodi Sedlock, associate professor of biology; and Catherine Kautsky, George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music—will discuss the impact this fund has had on their students and their research. Come and hear how what started as a small endowment in 2014 has made a big difference for Lawrence.
Youngchild Hall, Lecture Hall 121

 

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

Led by a current Lawrence student, this 60-minute walking tour of campus is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the rich history of the spaces and places at Lawrence.
Departing from Alice G. Chapman Hall

 

2:30–4 p.m.

Alumni of Color Reception

Meet other alumni of color and hear about everything going on in the
Diversity & Intercultural Center.

Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center

2:45-3:30 p.m.

50th Reunion: Class of 1969 In Memoriam Celebration

Music-Drama Center, Harper Hall

3-3:30 p.m.

Memorial Screening of The Collection, featuring Professor Fred Gaines and Lisa Bouzek '85

The Collection

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by the 35th Reunion and Paul McComas '83
Warch Campus Center, Cinema

3-4:30 p.m.

Celebrating Ken and Joanne Bozeman

Lawrence Memorial Chapel
 

3:30-5 p.m.

Founders Club and Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle Reception

President Burstein invites all current Founders Club and Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle members to the President’s House for a reception honoring those who generously support the university.
The President’s House, 229 North Park Avenue

 

5-8:30 p.m.

Kids Meal & Activities $

We will have activities and food for the kids ages 5–12. Additional childcare can be arranged for before 5 p.m. and after 8:30 p.m. by contacting the Office of Alumni & Constituency Engagement by June 7 at 920-832-7019.
Buchanan Kiewit Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room

 

5:15 p.m.

Class/Cluster Photos

Various Locations
 

6–8 p.m.

Class/Cluster Receptions and Dinners $ (cash bar)

Various Locations
 

6–8 p.m.

40th Reunion: Class of 1979 Reception & Dinner with President Burstein $

The President’s House, 229 North Park Avenue

 

8 p.m.

Saturday Late Night (cash bar)

Memorial Hall, Viking Room

Sunday, June 16

7:30–10 a.m.

Breakfast

$6 per person, all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet. No registration required —cash or credit card accepted at the door.
Warch Campus Center, Andrew Commons (Level One)

 

8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Day Trip to Björklunden $

Discover or revisit Lawrence’s beautiful northern campus located on Lake Michigan in picturesque Door County. Spend the day touring the historic chapel, hiking the many nature trails or relaxing on the lakeside decks.

Meet at the Wriston turnaround on Lawe Street at 7:45 a.m. Motor coach transportation and lunch provided. Luggage may be stored in the motor coach.

We are unable to accept walk-in registration for the day trip to Björklunden.

 

8:30 -9:45 a.m.

Creating Easter Mysteries by John O'Boyle '69

Creating Easter Mysteries

 

 

 

 

 

Preview:   https://vimeo.com/332053505

Film:      https://vimeo.com/155899184
Password EMONFILN

Warch Campus Center, Cinema

10 a.m.

Reflections of Gratitude and Remembrance

Take time to celebrate the deep connections we share with each other and to remember those who have been unable to be with us this year. In the company of some of the world’s wisdom writers, close Reunion in a spirit of gratitude and remembrance.
Warch Campus Center, Esch Hurvis Studio (Level Two)

 

11 a.m.

Checkout Time

Please check out at the front desk located in your designated residence hall.

 

Reunion Headquarters Closes

Warch Campus Center, Gallery (Level Three)

 

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