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Alumni College Sessions

Friday, JUNE 5Th

10:00 a.m.

MacVittie College Union

American Folk Music Revival of the 60s

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.

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 Reunion Welcome Center at 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Both walking and golf cart tours will be available.

3:00 - 5:00 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 Jennifer Apple, Associate Professor of Biology.

10:00 p.m.

meet in the ISC (Integrated Science Center) Lobby

Stargazing

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.

Space is limited and course offering is contingent on faculty availability.

Saturday, JUNE 6TH


8:30 a.m.

departs from
Letchworth Quad

Fun Run 5K

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


9:00 a.m.

Letchworth Dining Complex / Quad

Morning Yoga

Get your "Om"-on during Reunion! Take part in a peaceful, all-levels yoga session.

Participants should bring their own mat or towel.

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.

Detailed menu of food to be paired is forthcoming.

$20.00 per person

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.

Detailed menu of food to be paired is forthcoming.

$20.00 per person

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.

Detailed menu is forthcoming.

$20.00 per person

1:00 p.m.

Roemer Arboretum Tour

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

Hosted by Jennifer Apple, Associate Professor of Biology.