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Alumni College Sessions

Friday, JUNE 5Th

10:00 a.m.

MacVittie College Union

American Folk Music Revival of the 1960s

Professor Jim Kimball will explore the writing, music and life of American folk poet and singer Woody Guthrie. These will be viewed in the context of American social and political issues and as Guthrie's work and image influenced the American folk music revival of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Other artists to be discussed: Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.

2:00 p.m.

MacVittie College Union

The Carillon: A Geneseo Tradition

Bruce Godsave '65, single-handedly resurrected the carillon, which you might know better as the Clock Tower Bells or Chimes.

Dr. Godsave will discuss the carillon's history (did you know it was silent for almost a decade from 1966-1976?), how the funds were raised for its restoration and how the carillon is used to celebrate special occasions. Discussion will include a virtual tour of the Carillon as it exists today in the Sturges Clock Tower.

Get a sneak preview and listen to the carillon.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Campus Tours

Depart from the MacVittie College Union, Lower Level Doors at 3:00 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:20 p.m., and 4:40 p.m.

Both walking and minivan tours will be available.

3:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Roemer Arboretum Tours

Depart from the entrance to Roemer Arboretum, located at north end of Lot V at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Apple, Associate Professor of Biology.

10:00 p.m.

meet in the ISC (Integrated Science Center) Lobby


If the weather is clear, we will travel up to the rooftop observatory of the ISC for a tour of the sky with Geneseo's 20” telescope. Saturn and Mars will be visible, as will a host of interesting deep sky objects, including galaxies, globular clusters and planetary nebulae. If the weather does not cooperate, we will head down to the planetarium for a show that will include the motions of the sky and seasons, a tour of the planets and interesting deep-sky objects.

Hosted by Dr. Aaron Steinhauer, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy. Space is limited.

Saturday, JUNE 6TH

8:30 a.m.

departs from
Letchworth Quad

Fun Run 5K

Take a scenic and leisurely jog/walk through campus with the Sisters of Sigma Kappa Sorority as your guides!

8:30 a.m.

meet at Letchworth Quad

Morning Yoga

Get reunion-ready with a “wake up and go" yoga practice.  This mixed-level class welcomes everyone from beginners to experienced yogis to stretch, breathe and have some fun.  Just enough yoga to wake you up and get you to the Champagne Brunch on time! Some yoga mats will be available to borrow, please bring your own if possible. Taught by Sheri Kleinhammer Kreher '93, LCSW, RYT.

12:30 p.m.

Letchworth Dining Complex

Food and Wine Pairing -- Explore New York (Finger Lakes) Wines

Taste eight varieties of wines from the local region. Learn about Terre and how it works magic in wine production. Understand the principles of pairing food and wine. Taste how the food brings out the best in each variety.

12:30 p.m.

Letchworth Dining Complex

Beer 101: Discover New York Beers / Food and Beer Blending

Discover how beer can be paired with food. Enjoy seven local and regional beers, featuring beers from Ellicottville Brewery, owned and operated by Peter Kreinheder '92. Discover a beer dessert.

12:30 p.m.

Letchworth Dining Complex

Life is too short...Enjoy Chocolate!

Learn the difference between chocolates and chocolate styles. Taste milk, white and dark chocolates. Make truffles and hand dip fresh summer fruits.

1:00 p.m.

Roemer Arboretum Tour

Departs from the entrance to Roemer Arboretum, located at north end of Lot V.

Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Apple, Associate Professor of Biology.