Schedule

Reunion 2014 - June 6-8, 2014

Join us for an action-packed weekend

See what's in store for Reunion 2014. We continue to add more details as they are confirmed.

Some parts of Reunion happen All Weekend

  • Get in a workout at the Leonard Center.
  • Use your Reunion 2014 name tag to get a discount at local participating businesses.
  • Listen to WMCN broadcasting live with alumni deejays
  • Pick up your Mac gear at Highlander’s new location on Snelling and while you’re there, grab the latest bestseller at Garrison Keillor’s bookstore, Common Good Books.
  • Tour the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, the Institute for Global Citizenship, the Leonard Center, and Macalester’s sustainability initiatives.
  • Visit the Reunion 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit, Fire Turtle II: Wayne E.Potratz '64, displayed in the Law Warschaw Gallery located in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.

Thursday, June 5

AFTERNOON

1 p.m.
Residence Halls Open for Reunion Guests

EVENING

6 p.m.
James Wallace Society Dinner 2014

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

7 p.m.
Class of 1969 Women’s Retreat $
Continuing our class tradition, this event promises to provide a jumping­off point for lively conversations in a comfortable setting. Topics will be sent ahead of time to give participants time to prepare. Box lunch included.

8:30 p.m.
Class of 1964 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, 1644 Summit Avenue (former President's House)

Friday, June 6

ALL DAY

Visit the Reunion 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit

Wayne Potratz, a 2014 Macalester Distinguished Citizen award recipient, has spent his career making images and telling stories with cast metal. His work draws upon a diverse set of inspirations, including canoeing and fishing, Native American culture, Asian culture and the history of spiritual practice. His research into various indigenous traditions of metal casting deeply informs the sculpture. Images of sawhorses, tools, canoes, paddles, stones and, of course, turtles frequently appear in his body of work.

A faculty member of the University of Minnesota’s Art Department since 1969, his work has been shown in more than 25 solo exhibitions and more than 340 group exhibitions since 1966. His work is represented in 23 public and corporate collections and more than 165 private collections.
Friday, June 6, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m

Law Warschaw Gallery located in the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

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 1964 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 1964 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.

Leonard Center, Alumni Gym

AFTERNOON

Times to be announced
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 p.m.
Tour of St. Paul Neighborhoods $
Geography Professor David Lanegran ’63 leads a tour focusing on the architecture, history, and industry of several St. Paul neighborhoods. Limited to 50 participants. Tour is full, registration and waitlist is closed.
Tour departs from Leonard Center parking lot (south side of building)

1:30 p.m.
Walking Tour of Macalester's Campus
Discover what's new on campus.
Meet at the Bell Tower

2:30 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Tour
Tours will depart from the East entrance to the building, on the Shaw Field side

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
High Tea for Classes of 1964 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

5–7 p.m.
Art Exhibition Reception

Stop by the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to view Fire Turtle II: Wayne E.Potratz ’64, the Reunion 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit. Macalester's curator Greg Fitz ’99 will be at the opening to discuss the show and the artist with attendees.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Law Warschaw Art Galler

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
Rain plan: First floor Olin-Rice

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
Rain - Leonard Center, Fieldhouse

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 1959 Friday Gathering

7 p.m.
Class of 1969 Friday Gathering

7 p.m.
Class of 1974 Friday Gathering

7 p.m.
Class of 1984 Friday Gathering
 
7 p.m.
Class of 1989 Friday Gathering

7 p.m.
Class of 1994 Friday Gathering

8 p.m.
Class of 2004 Friday Gathering

8 p.m.
Class of 2009 Friday Gathering

8–10 p.m.
Alumni of Color “basement party” a.k.a. blue lights in the basement
Sponsored by Scots MOSAIC, the Department of Multicultural Life, the American Studies Department, and the Alumni Office.
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, The Loch (lower level)

6 p.m.
Class of 1964 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

Saturday, June 7

ALL DAY

Visit the Reunion 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit

Wayne Potratz, a 2014 Macalester Distinguished Citizen award recipient, has spent his career making images and telling stories with cast metal. His work draws upon a diverse set of inspirations, including canoeing and fishing, Native American culture, Asian culture and the history of spiritual practice. His research into various indigenous traditions of metal casting deeply informs the sculpture. Images of sawhorses, tools, canoes, paddles, stones and, of course, turtles frequently appear in his body of work.

A faculty member of the University of Minnesota’s Art Department since 1969, his work has been shown in more than 25 solo exhibitions and more than 340 group exhibitions since 1966. His work is represented in 23 public and corporate collections and more than 165 private collections.
Friday, June 6, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m

Law Warschaw Gallery located in the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center

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 west entrance

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.

This year's alumni award winners

  • Distinguished Citizens: David Lanegran ’63, Wayne Potratz ’64, Beth Bergman ’73, Elizabeth Richards ’83
  • Alumni Service Award: Dean Verdoes ’64
  • Young Alumnus of the Year: Alexandre Mas ’99
  • Catharine Lealtad Service to Society Award: James Bennett ’69
  • Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award: Paula Hirschoff ’66

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 walking 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.)
Tours will depart from George Draper Dayton Hall every 15 minutes.
There are stairs included on the tour.

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

10:30 a.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Tour
Tours will depart from the East entrance to the building, on the Shaw Field side

10:30 a.m.
Title IX Changed the Game: Discuss!
Keynote speaker Ann Bancroft and a panel of alumni, coaches, and athletes will explore the impact and ongoing influence of this Civil Rights legislation. Ann Bancroft is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader who is dedicated to inspiring women and girls around the world to unleash the power of their dreams. Moderated by Craig Canham ’64. Sponsored by the Class of 1964 and the M Club.

10:30 a.m.
Is Macalester Too Politically Correct?
The Mac Mods (Macalester Alumni of Moderation) questions whether Macalester students receive a sufficiently broad and balanced liberal arts education. Presentation and discussion.

11 a.m.
Laughter Yoga
If you can laugh, you will excel at laughter yoga. Laughter Yoga includes self-induced laughter, relaxation techniques & yogic breathing. Join Kristin Midelfort '74 for a session and give it a try. Open to all attendees. Sponsored by the Class of 1974.

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

AFTERNOON

Time to be announced
SWAP Panel Dicussion

Alumni who participated in the international exchange program SWAP will share their about their experiences.

12:30 p.m.
MacJazz Barbeque

Join MacJazz alumni for a casual barbeque at the home of Carleton and Julia Macy. Reservations requested.

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

1 p.m.
Reunion 2014 Alumni Art Exhibition: A Conversation with the Artist Wayne Potratz ’64

Macalester's curator Greg Fitz '99 will talk with the sculptor about the work featured in the exhibition, Fire Turtle II: Wayne E.Potratz '64.

Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Law Warschaw Gallery

1 p.m.
Sustainability Tour
Learn about Mac’s sustainability initiatives by taking a walking tour of the EcoHouse, green roofs, and other features of campus. Tour ends at the LEED Platinum certified Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC). Led by Suzanne Savanick Hansen, sustainability manager and students.
Meet in the lobby of Olin-Rice Science Center

1 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Tour
Tours will depart from the East entrance to the building, on the Shaw Field side

1 p.m.
Before and After Need-Blind Admission
It has been almost ten years since Macalester made the decision to move away from need-blind admission policies. Brian Lindeman '89, director of Financial Aid, will review metrics from before and after the policy change to see how Macalester’s commitment to student financial aid has evolved.

2 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Tour
Tours will depart from the East entrance to the building, on the Shaw Field side

2 p.m.
Best Films 1970 - 1974

Colin Covert '74 has covered film for the Star Tribune for 20 years, and describes his work as consisting "mostly of thinking up synonyms for ‘mediocre’.” Join Colin as he talks about his picks for the best films of his college years. Open to all attendees. Sponsored by the Class of 1974.

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

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

2 p.m.
LGBTQ Life: 1964-2014

All alumni are welcome to hear from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer-identified alumni from across the generations talking about their experiences at Mac and their lives since graduation. Moderated by Dr. Phoebe Wood Busch ’64. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Class of 1964.

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

3 p.m.
MacJazz Reunion Concert

Enjoy some live jazz! Hear alumni from MacJazz play in Mairs Hall. Alumni participating will receive more information about a rehearsal being held on Saturday morning.

Mairs Concert Hall

3 p.m.
Retrospective on the Student Work Abroad Project (SWAP), 1963–73

Swappers will describe the impact of this historic Macalester program that sent more than 700 Mac students to overseas jobs.

 

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

Led by a Macalester Student

Meet at the Bell Tower

4 p.m.
Young alumni admissions volunteer social
Out-of-state alumni from the Classes of 2004 through 2013 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.
Swap Reception

Continue discussion and share more stories with alumni who participated in the SWAP program.

 

5 p.m.
Former Library Student Employee Reception

Work in the library while you were at Mac? Join former library student employees and share a story or two about your time at Mac.

DeWitt Wallace Library

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

6:45 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 1954 Dinner

6:45 p.m.
Class of 1959 Dinner

7 p.m.
Class of 1969 Dinner

7 p.m.
Classes of 1974 Dinner

7 p.m.
Class of 1989 Dinner

7 p.m.
Classes of 1994 Dinner

7 p.m.
Class of 2004 Dinner

7 p.m.
Class of 2009 Dinner

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.

Tent on the Great Lawn

9 p.m..
MacJazz Jam Session

Enjoy some great live music with MacJazz alumni at their jam session.

Location

9 p.m.
Class of 1964 Informal Gathering

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

Hugh S. Alexander Alumni House

Sunday, June 8

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

All Weekend

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. The Riley Pool will be closed during Reunion for repairs.

Visit the Reunion 2014 Alumni Art Exhibit, Fire Turtle II: Wayne E.Potratz '64, displayed in the Law Warschaw Gallery located in the newly renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.

Wayne Potratz '64, a 2014 Macalester Distinguished Citizen award recipient, has spent his career making images and telling stories with cast metal. His work draws upon a diverse set of inspirations, including canoeing and fishing, Native American culture, Asian culture and the history of spiritual practice. His research into various indigenous traditions of metal casting deeply informs the sculpture. Images of sawhorses, tools, canoes, paddles, stones and, of course, turtles frequently appear in his body of work.

A faculty member of the University of Minnesota's Art Department since 1969, his work has been shown in more than 25 solo exhibitions and more than 340 group exhibitions since 1966. His work is represented in 23 public and corporate collections and more than 165 private collections.
Friday, June 6, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

WMCN webcasting live with alumni deejays 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.

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.

Tours of Markim Hall, home of the Institute for Global Citizenship, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Leonard Center, and Macalester campus

 

 

 

 

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 1964 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

Class of 1964
Members of the Class of 1964 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.