Schedule

Reunion 2013 - June 7-9, 2013

Join us for an action-packed weekend

More details about Reunion's schedule will be published here as the big weekend approaches. Here is a taste of what you can expect.

Thursday, June 6

ALL DAY

Pick up your Mac gear

at the Highlander’s new location on Snelling and while you’re there grab the latest bestseller at Garrison Keillor’s bookstore, Common Good Books.

Highlander - The Shop at Macalester, Lampert Building

AFTERNOON

1 p.m.
Residence Halls Open for Reunion Guests

EVENING

6 p.m.
"My Life's Next Chapter"

Alumni from the Class of 1968 are invited to this panel discussion on retirement and the next chapter of their lives. Light dinner provided.

The Loch, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

6 p.m.
James Wallace Society Dinner 2013

By invitation only for those who have included Macalester in their estate plans. Contact Theresa Gienapp, Director of Planned Giving, 651-696-6087, for more information.

Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1963 Welcome Gathering

Start Reunion right by finding your old roommates at a casual gathering at the former home of Presidents Rice and Turck. Get caught up, enjoy light refreshments and make your weekend plans.

Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House

Friday, June 7

ALL DAY

Use the Leonard Center!

Thursday: 1-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical walkers, weight machines, lockers, and showers are all available to registered reunion participants! Please bring your reunion name tag to check-in and use the facilities.

Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

Visit the Alumni Art Exhibit

Displayed in the Law Warschaw Gallery located in the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, the exhibition for Reunion 2013 will feature the work of Mary Griep '73, Patricia Olson '73, and Rafael Francisco Salas '95. The pieces are a conversation between three alums, from two generations, who have gone on to careers as educators and painters exploring the representational tradition.

Friday, June 7, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

MORNING

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
All-Campus Breakfast
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Golden Scots Society Induction Ceremony

The Class of 1963 will be inducted into the Golden Scots Society with music, memories, and medallions with a heartwarming ceremony celebrating the past and the future. All are welcome to attend! Class of 1963 inductees are asked to arrive at the flagpole by 10 a.m. for the class entrance into the ceremony.

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
All-Campus Lunch Buffet
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Golden Scots Society Luncheon $

For all who have celebrated their 50-year reunion plus special recognition for those observing their 55-, 60-, 65-, 70- and 75- year reunions.

Alumni Gym, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

AFTERNOON

1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Back to Class Faculty Lectures

Open to all! Come and hear a few more words from your favorite professors and meet some of the next generation of favorites.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
"Nationalism and Language in Japan"
Satoko Suzuki
DeWitt Wallace Professor/Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 350

2:30-3:30 p.m.
“The U.S. economy: where we are now and the challenges ahead”
Mario Solis-Garcia
Assistant Professor, Economics
Humanities, Room 226

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Chamber Music with pianist Mark Mazullo, mezzo-soprano Laura Nichols and cellist Hong Wang
Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

1:31 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
“Nationalism and Language in Japan” with Professor Satoko Suzuki

Back to Class Faculty Lecture:
"Nationalism and Language in Japan"
Satoko Suzuki, DeWitt Wallace Professor/Chair, Asian Languages and Cultures   

Shinzo Abe was elected as Prime Minister of Japan when his party, the Liberal Democratic Party, won the election in December, 2012. He has so far been a popular prime minister largely for his economic policies. Abe is a well-known nationalist, who has increased military spending for the first time in 11 years. Does this mean that Japanese citizens are becoming more tolerant of his nationalistic views?

This presentation will examine the relationship between nationalism and language. There was a folk belief among the Japanese that only Japanese could speak the language naturally and perfectly. Is this belief still prevalent even today when Japan has become much more multicultural than before? Professor Suzuki will discuss the phenomenon of “Japanese Language Booms,” revisit the issue of foreign celebrities on Japanese television in the 80’s, examine the current consumption of non-native speech on television and print media, and explore whether what psychologist Rika Kayama calls puchi nashonarizumu ‘petit nationalism’ might be related to the kind of nationalism that Shinzo Abe espouses.

Room 350, Olin-Rice Science Center

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
"The U.S. economy: where we are now and the challenges ahead" with Professor Mario Solis-Garcia

Back to Class Lecture
"The U.S. economy: where we are now and the challenges ahead"
Mario Solis-Garcia
Assistant Professor, Economics

Join Professor Solis-Garcia to discuss the recent developments of the U.S. economy in light of the 2008 recession, including actions taken by the Federal government and their impact over the ongoing recovery. In conclusion, the group will talk about the challenges that remain in the upcoming years.

Room 226, Humanities Building

2:30 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Tour
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

2:30 p.m.
Walking Tour of Macalester's Campus

Discover what's new on campus.

Meet at the Bell Tower

3 p.m.
Class of 1973 Coaches Roundtable

Want to help out the team? Join Macalester Director of Athletics, Kim Chandler, and several coaches for an informal discussion about current teams and prospects for the coming year. M Club members especially invited.

Hall of Fame Room, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Chamber Music with pianist Mark Mazullo, mezzo-soprano Laura Nichols and cellist Hong Wang

Back to Class Lecture
Pianist Mark Mazullo, Macalester Music Department Chair, joins mezzo-soprano Laura Nichols, Macalester voice faculty, and cellist Hong Wang in a program of songs by Gustav Mahler and the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Opus 102 no. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven. The program will be immediately followed by a Q&A session with the performers.

Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

4 p.m.
Young alumni admissions volunteer social

Out-of-state alumni from the Classes of 2003 through 2012 are invited to drop by the Admissions Office for refreshments and learn more about the alumni admissions volunteer program.

Admissions Office, Weyerhaeuser Hall

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
High Tea for Classes of 1962 and earlier $

Join classmates for a variety of delightful and delicious edibles, including tea sandwiches, scones and more. Punch and assorted teas will also be provided.

Macalester Plymouth Church

EVENING

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
"Our Visible World" Exhibition Opening

Stop by the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to view “Our Visible World,” the exhibition for Reunion 2013, featuring the work of Mary Griep ’73, Patricia Olson ’73, and Rafael Francisco Salas ’95. Macalester's curator Greg Fitz '99 will be at the opening to discuss the show and the artists with attendees.

Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Scots Pride Reception

Join LGBTQ alumni for conversation and community.

Rock Garden in front of Olin-Rice Science Center

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
2013 Alumni of Color Reunion dinner and keynote speaker

"Celebrating Diversity and Multiculturalism at Macalester"

Kick-off the Alumni of Color Reunion weekend with a dinner honoring the 10th anniversaries of the Department of Multicultural Life and the American Studies Department. Celebrate the growth and progress the college has made towards developing a more diverse and multicultural community and enjoy a message from keynote speaker Minnesota Representative Carlos Mariani '79, a passionate advocate for diversity and multiculturalism in education.

Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks at Mac

Enjoy a meal or indulge in a snack from two local food trucks, The Cave Cafe and Sassy Spoon, while listening to Macalester's own Generation Gap, featuring Macalester faculty and staff. Stop by to grab a bite to eat before or during your class gathering. Cash only.

Marvin Plaza

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday Night Class Gatherings

Welcome back! Reconnect and reminisce with classmates and friends at your Friday night gathering. Enjoy great conversation, share a few memories, and find out what your classmates have been up to since you last saw them. Cash bar.

6 p.m.
Class of 1958 Friday Gathering
DeWitt Wallace Library, Harmon Room

7 p.m.
Class of 1968 Friday Gathering
DeWitt Wallace Library, Room 111

7 p.m.
Class of 1973 Friday Gathering
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Board Room

7 p.m.
Class of 1988 Friday Gathering
Leonard Center Portico
Rain plan: Scotty’s
 
7 p.m.
Class of 1998 & '99 Friday Gathering
Lowe Dayton Art Commons

7 p.m.
Class of 2003 Friday Gathering
Leonard Center, Atrium  

8 p.m.
Class of 2008 Friday Gathering
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, South End

8 p.m.
Class of 2012 Friday Gathering
A special one-year Reunion reception will be held for the Class of 2012.
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery

6 p.m.
Class of 1963 Social and Casual Dinner

Join your classmates for an informal reception followed by a casual dinner, a change of tables and a dessert buffet. Relax and enjoy an evening of lively conversation, fond memories, and great food. Social is in Hewitt Hall, dinner is in Crawford Hall.

Hewitt Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cigar Club 15th Anniversary

BYO cigars! Join Father Roc O’Conner for the 15th anniversary of the founding of Cigar Club. Founders Slecht & Hong will not be able to attend, but all former and new members are welcome to join Father Roc to talk about what's important in life.

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Alumni of Color “basement party” a.k.a. blue lights in the basement

Enjoy great conversation, music, dancing, and games, including a Bid Whist and Spades tournament (sign up by 9 p.m.). Call your crew, come relax, and get your groove on at this free social gathering.

The Loch, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Saturday, June 8

ALL DAY

Visit the Alumni Art Exhibit

Displayed in the Law Warschaw Gallery located in the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, the exhibition for Reunion 2013 will feature the work of Mary Griep '73, Patricia Olson '73, and Rafael Francisco Salas '95. The pieces are a conversation between three alums, from two generations, who have gone on to careers as educators and painters exploring the representational tradition.

Friday, June 7, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

WMCN webcasting live with alumni DJs

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(times may vary depending upon how many alumni sign up)

Alumni DJs take over Macalester's radio station for the weekend. Enjoy their programs via WMCN's webstream. A schedule for the weekend will be posted at registration.

Listen on your computer or on your smartphone.

MORNING

7:30 a.m.
Alumni Fun Run/Walk to the River

Join alumni and friends for your morning jog or a leisurely walk to the Mississippi along scenic Summit Avenue. You will be back in time for Breakfast with Brian. Open to all. Registration preferred. Sponsored by the M Club

Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Breakfast with Brian – A Celebration!

The event you don't want to miss. An all-class celebration of Macalester alumni with President Brian Rosenberg. There will be music, awards, a delicious breakfast, and plenty of coffee at this event recognizing Mac alumni across the generations. Program begins at 9 a.m. Free!

This year's alumni award winners

  • Distinguished Citizens: Holly Elwood '90, Karmela Galicia '98, Nathaniel Sloane '75, Sarah Wovcha '89
  • Alumni Service Award: Nancy Slaughter '58
  • Young Alumnus of the Year: Christy Haynes '98
  • Catharine Lealtad Service to Society Award: Minerva Perez-Lopez '92
  • Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award: Richard Johanson '63

Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dorm Tours

Take a peek at Mac dorm rooms – the new, the old, and the updated! This tour will wind through George Draper Dayton, Wallace, Turck, and Dupre and provide you with information on residential life at Mac today. (Be sure to get the real scoop from your student tour guide.)

10:15 a.m.
Macalester College Pipe Band Performs on Shaw Field

10:30 a.m.
Back to class lecture: Professor Duchess Harris, American Studies

Professor Duchess Harris, associate professor and chair of American Studies, presents "Lifelong Learner: Linking Law School After Tenure and My Year at Shakopee Women's Prison to the curriculum"

Based on her lecture, "Incarcerated Motherhood," from the American Studies Junior Seminar "Race and The Law," Professor Harris explains the unique gendered experience of incarcerated women. She will outline legal theories that help us understand the women's penal system in Minnesota. The session will then explore policy reforms and recommendations in order to facilitate the successful reentry of incarcerated women.

Room 226, Humanities Building

10:30 a.m.
Juggler on the Plaza

Enjoy an entertaining juggling show of feats and treats. Fun for the young and the young at heart!

Marvin Plaza

10:30 a.m.
Macalester Alumni of Moderation Discussion

Macalester Alumni of Moderation want to ensure the college's definition of liberal arts includes all points of view on socio-political issues, both in classrooms and in outside speakers. All are invited to join the discussion.

Room 06, Carnegie Hall

10:30 a.m.
Macalester Students Today

Same or different? Come hear Jim Hoppe, dean of students, discuss Macalester students of today (and yesterday).

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

11 a.m.
Class of 1948 brunch

Alumni from the Class of 1948 are invited to relax and reminisce with each other over brunch. Reservation required.

Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Back to Class Lecture by Professor Jerald Dosch

"The Ordway Field Station, Macalester's 'other campus': Past, present and future"
Jerald Dosch, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology;
Director, Katharine Ordway Natural History Center

The year 2012 marked the 45th anniversary of Macalester College's "other campus", the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.  In this presentation Jerald Dosch, the Ordway Field Station's director, will share his thoughts on the past and present uses of this invaluable Macalester resource as a site for education, research and public outreach and his vision for where the future may lead.  Do you have memories from trips to Ordway?  Please come and share them, or submit your photos to Macalester's archives in advance.

Room 350, Olin-Rice Science Center

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zero-Waste All-Class Picnic $

Gather for an old-fashioned barbecue with live music and festive entertainment for the whole family including face painting, caricatures, and music. Be sure to recycle and compost properly.

Tent on the Great Lawn

11:30 a.m.
"Our Visible World" — Meet the Artists

Macalester's curator Greg Fitz '99 will moderate a discussion with Mary Griep ’73, Patricia Olson ’73, and Rafael Francisco Salas ’95, the alumni artists featured in “Our Visible World,” the Reunion 2013 Alumni Art Exhibitition.

Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

AFTERNOON

1 p.m.
Tour of Markim Hall

Learn more about the LEED Platinum certified Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC).

Markim Hall

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All-Class Book Discussion with President Brian Rosenberg

Join President Brian Rosenberg as he discusses the highly acclaimed book The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
M Club Slingshot Water Balloon Challenge

Put together your three-person team and test your water balloon launching skills against other reunion teams. Exciting prizes awarded to teams who come closest to hitting Mac the Scot! Sponsored by M Club. Open to all! Three-person team required to participate.

lawn, Kagin Commons

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Class of 2008 Lawn Games

Join the Class of 2008 for lawn games and community.

Kagin Lawn

3 p.m.
Diversity in the 21st Century: Alumni of Color Perspectives Past, Present, and Future

Come hear the thoughts and perspectives of Macalester alumni of color in this panel discussion moderated by Karla Benson Rutten, director of the Department of Multicultural Life's Lealtad-Suzuki Center.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Warren Simmons '73, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Urban Education Policy Masters Program; Former Macalester Trustee
  • Gloria Perez '88, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeremiah Program
  • Dave Mao '97, Senior Sales Architect for Enterprise Cloud Solutions, Dell Inc.
  • Elyse Dempsey '10, Administrative Assistant, First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council

The discussion will begin with general comments and opinions from the panelists about diversity at Macalester and progress with an opportunity for the audience to submit questions for the panelists.

John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

3 p.m.
Friends of Bill and Bob
Room 303, DeWitt Wallace Library

3 p.m.
The challenges of education and training in developing countries

Join Richard Johanson '63, Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award recipient and international consultant, to learn more about the benefits of improved education and training in developing countries.

Room 06, Carnegie Hall

3 p.m.
What a long strange trip: Class of 1973 Panel

Join beloved Mac faculty members for a discussion about what's in store as we approach the next 20 years. The faculty members will reflect on their own experiences and transitions, as well as how their own disciplines have equipped them to deal with such issues as the growth of kids, loss of parents, retirement, and the passage of time. For the Class of 1973.

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

3 p.m.
What Happens After Loss

The Class of 1958 will gather to share where life has taken them after experiencing loss of many kinds.

Room 225, DeWitt Wallace Library

3:15 p.m.
Walking Tour of Macalester’s Campus

Led by a Macalester Student

Meet at the Bell Tower

3:30 p.m.
Organic and Sustainable Food

Atina Diffley, author of Turn Here Sweet Corn,  will share her organic farming experiences in Minnesota. Book signing will follow. This event is a kickoff for the 25th anniversary celebration for the DeWitt Wallace Library.

Main Stage Theatre, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

4:30 p.m.
Beer school organized by the Better Beer Society $

Open to all classes, limited availability.

Lower Level, Olin-Rice Science Center

4:30 p.m.
Drama Choros reception

Do you remember POGO? Gather to reminisce with alumni from Mary Gwen Owen’s legendary group

The Loch, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

EVENING

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All-Class Social

The Macalester College Pipe Band will kick things off at this reception open to all Reunion attendees. Following the pipe band, listen to the blues, classic rock sounds of The Papa Nut band while enjoying a refreshing beverage and great conversation with alumni prior to your class dinner.

Marvin Plaza

6:30 p.m.
Alumni of Color Social and Sounds of Blackness Concert

6:30 p.m. Social
7:30 p.m. Concert

"A musical exploration and explanation of the genesis, legacy, and evolution of Macalester's own Grammy award-winning Sounds of Blackness: from intercampus to international," performed by the Sounds of Blackness. Limited space, tickets sold on a first come, first-served basis.

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

6:45 p.m.
Saturday Night Class Dinners

Join your classmates for one of the most popular events of the weekend. Enjoy an evening of great conversation while reconnecting with classmates. Reservations required.

6 p.m.
Class of 1953 Dinner
DeWitt Wallace Library, Harmon Room

6:45 p.m.
Class of 1958 Dinner
Leonard Center, Hall of Fame Room

7 p.m.
Class of 1968 Dinner
Weyerhaeuser Hall, Board Room

7 p.m.
Classes of 1973 Dinner
Olin-Rice Science Center, Smail Gallery

7 p.m.
Class of 1988 Dinner
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, MainStage Theater

7 p.m.
Classes of 1998 & 1999 Dinner
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, South End

7 p.m.
Class of 2003 Dinner
Kagin Commons, Alexander G. Hill Ballroom

7 p.m.
Class of 2008 Dinner
Leonard Center, Alumni Gym

Locations posted in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center lobby.

9 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
The Great Mac Get Together

End your day dancing and sharing memories with alumni and friends under the big tent on the lawn. Live band: Charanga Tropical with dance lesson; African dance and drum demo/activity. All Mac alumni are welcome.

Tent on the Great Lawn

9 p.m.
Class of 1963 Informal Gathering

Come to the Alumni House to continue the conversation with classmates.

Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House

Sunday, June 9

MORNING

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dorm checkout

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
All-Class Hot Breakfast Buffet $
North End, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

10 a.m.
Prayer Service

Close the weekend at a special service offered for Reunion attendees.

Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel

 

 

 

 

Check in times

Thursday 1–9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

All classes except 1963 check in at Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Room 207.

 

$ indicates a fee is associated with an event and you'll need to sign up for it on the reunion registration form.

Special Reunions

Alumni of Color

Drama Choros

Library Student Workers

Class of 1963
Members of the Class of 1963 are our special guests as they celebrate their 50-Year Reunion and become members of the Golden Scots Society.

Questions?

Call the alumni office at 1-888-242-9351 (toll-free) or 1-651-696-6295.