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Barbara Laskin


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Macalester Reunion Weekend Highlights

Friday & Saturday, June 5 - 6, 2009

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Who: 1,250 alumni (one of the largest reunion attendance numbers ever) from all over the world and U.S.

What: Macalester College’s Reunion 2009
Friday, & Saturday, June 5 & 6, campus locations vary
Events include:

  • Friday, 1:30 p.m.: John M. Cannon, professor, Physics and Astronomy, “Rooting for the Little Guy: Tracing Galaxy Evolution Using Dwarf Systems,” Weyerhaeuser Board Room;
  • Friday, 4:15 p.m.: Ruthann Godollei, professor, Art, “Art Cars: Public Art and the Museum of the Streets,” Weyerhaeuser Board Room
  • Saturday, 12:45 p.m.: Forum on Race II: “The Obama Impact,” featuring Professor Emeritus Mahmoud El-Kati, former Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton ’73 and invited guest U. S. Congressman Keith Ellison. Moderated by Warren Simmons ’73, Campus Center Lecture Hall
  • Saturday, 4:30 p.m.: Alumni Awards Convocation honoring the 2009 Alumni Award recipients, including H. Kris Ronnow ’59, Jessie Parker Strauss ’59, Art “Bud” Ogle ’64, Pamila Brown ’76, Mihailo Temali ’76, Charles Harris ’75, Tonderai Chikuhwa ’96, Fred Swaniker ’99 and Louisa Chapman ’75. Weyerhaeuser Chapel

When: Friday, & Saturday, June 5 & 6, campus locations vary

Where: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.

Contact: Barbara K. Laskin, Macalester College, 651-399-3252