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Re-engage, relive, reside (and even roast!): Summer Reunion starts Friday

June 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm

It’s finally here, Beloit College’s summer reunion. (Well, almost.)

Beginning Friday, alumni from 1942 to 2012, we be arriving to re-engage with the college and former classmates, relive their experiences, reside in on-campus housing, and even, to roast (and yes, honor) Keefer Professor of Humanities Tom McBride at the all-class celebration on Saturday.

See the full schedule of events here. (Among the Terrarium’s picks for the weekend: A Frisbee Golf Tournament; the return of both “Campbell’s Soup” and “The Dr. T and Paul Show;" the Saturday morning Alumni Assembly and DSC presentations featuring an Alumni Choir; bird-watching at Big Hill Park; and a session on The Beloit Plan and today’s curriculum.) Also notable, the Friday lineup of special “classes.”

From 3-5 p.m. on Friday alumni (and presumably, interested Beloiters across campus) can “Get back to class!” The schedule, included on the www.beloit.edu/reunion, lists the following options and locations:

  • 3 p.m.  “Who tore down Goodies?” Rebuilding the City of Beloit with Allen-Bradley Professor of Economics Jeff Adams—Room 208, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
  •  3 p.m.-5 p.m.  Jazz Dance Class with Associate Professor of Theatre Arts (Dance) Chris Johnson—Studio 1, Hendricks Center for the Arts
  • 3 p.m.  “Evaluating Iraq’s Democratic Prospects” with with Manger Professor of International Relations Beth Dougherty—Room 207, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
  • 4 p.m.  “The Politics of Memory—American identity, war crimes, and the Enola Gay” with Manger Professor of International Relations Beth Dougherty—Room 207, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
  • 4 p.m.  “Self-gravity vs. tidal disruption: a tug-of-war in Saturn’s rings” with Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Britt Scharringhausen—Room 450, Center for the Sciences
  • 4 p.m.  “Growing a business in the beer industry,” Center for Entrepreneurship (CELEB) Director Brian Morello’85— Room 213, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

Still want more information? Check out www.beloit.edu/reunion for even more information, including the latest list of “Who’s Coming.”