2017 Schedule

Friday, June 2
10:30 a.m. Tour of Downtown Easton with Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Meet at Pfenning Alumni Center
See how your former city has changed and the role Lafayette is playing in the transformation with a short walking tour of historic downtown Easton.
11 – 3 p.m. Campus Tours, leaving on the hour
11:15 a.m. Tour of the Chateau Chavaniac | Meet at Pfenning Alumni Center (space limited)
1 p.m. Historic Easton Cemetery Tour
Founded in 1849 and now a National Historic Landmark, Easton Cemetery is one of the earliest and best surviving examples of a 19th century garden cemetery. Enjoy a guided tour along curving pathways and rolling hillsides and discover the history behind the notable people who helped shape Lafayette College and the community.
2:30 p.m. Conversation with Athletics & Reception with Administrators and Coaches
| Marlo Room, Farinon College Center, 2nd Floor
Join athletic administrators and coaches in a conversation about the state of athletics at Lafayette College. Learn more about the Department of Athletics and hear about how coaches motivate and inspire student-athletes on a daily basis.
4 – 5 p.m. 50-Plus Club Garden Reception | President’s House
5:15 p.m. Alumni Association Reception | Lawn, Marquis Hall
5:30 p.m. Lafayette Alumni Choir Performance | Bergethon Room, Marquis Hall
The Lafayette Alumni Choir (LAC), formerly The Graduates, is comprised of alumnus ranging from the 1960s through the 2010s. LAC has been in its current incarnation for three years and is twenty core members strong.
6 p.m. Alumni Association Dinner | Bergethon Room, Marquis Hall
7 – 9 p.m. Brianchon-Louppe Exhibit Reception | Williams Center for the Arts
Join the curator of Painters’ Lives: Marguerite Louppe & Maurice Brianchon for a discussion on the Williams Center Galley exhibit followed by a reception in the Williams Center lobby sponsored by David Hirsh ’97, exhibit sponsor. Members of the Class of 1997: start your Reunion 2017 weekend here with great conversation, art, food and beverage!
8 p.m. Step-singing at Pardee Hall | The Quad
Alumni are invited to continue the tradition begun more than a century ago when students gathered on the steps of Pardee Hall to sing in harmony, inspiring Walter C. Stier, Class of 1884, to pen the words of the Alma Mater: “We’ll gather by the twilight’s glow/In front of old Pardee.”
8 – 10 p.m. Class of 2012 After Hours Social | Easton Public Market
9 – midnight Arts Campus Open House & All-Alumni Social and Dancing with the B.D. Lenz All Star Band | Arts Campus, N. 3rd Street
In addition to live music, dancing, food and beverage, you are invited to tour Buck Hall, catch a film in the Landis Cinema and Theater faculty, staff and students are offering a special opportunity to alumni to perform in the Theater department’s new production facility! Please contact Michael O’Neill for details.
Saturday, June 3
7:30 – 10 a.m. Breakfast | Drake Dining Hall, Farinon College Center, second Floor, ticket or cash at door
8 a.m. Maroon Club 3K Reunion Fun Run | Meet on the Gilbert’s Café Patio
10 – 11 a.m. State of the College with President Alison Byerly | Marlo Room, Farinon College Center
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ask the Career Coach | Farinon Atrium
Have a burning question about your career path or job hunt? Want to know the best way to update your résumé or create a great LinkedIn profile? Stop in for a free, 10-minute mini-coaching session with Margie Cherry, Lafayette College Alumni Career Services.
10:30 a.m. Pre-parade Social and Line-up | The Quad
Meet friends for mocktails and cocktails on the Quad.
11:30 a.m. Alumni Parade on Campus
The Parade tradition began in 1906 when alumni paraded on campus and in the following year the parade developed into the tradition many alumni remember with classes gathering downtown and marching up to the College on the Hill.
Noon – 2 p.m. All-Alumni Picnic | Tent on the Quad
12:15 – 2 p.m. Class of 1957 Lunch | Farinon Snack Bar, First Floor
1:30 p.m. Live Connected, Lead Change Campus Philanthropy Tour
Start with an update on Lafayette’s forthcoming Rockwell Integrated Science Center then tour campus with Stephanie Hayes ’94, Executive Director of Campaign and Development Operations, and Jamie Hughes ’05, Director of Major Gifts, to learn more about the Live Connected, Lead Change campaign and see how Lafayette’s campus has transformed over the past five years. The support of thousands of alumni, parents and friends is propelling the campaign toward its goal of $400 million to build on and connect the College’s strengths, solidify its standing among the nation’s most outstanding undergraduate institutions, and position it for future success.
1:30 p.m. Rockwell Integrated Science Center – Meet the Faculty | Anderson Courtyard Plaza
On May 11, 2017 Lafayette broke ground on the 100,000+ sq. ft. future home of the Lafayette biology, computer science and environmental science departments in addition to expansion space for neuroscience, the IDEAL Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Inclusive STEM Education, and the Office of Sustainability. Meet some of the faculty, view the building plans and help us celebrate the future of integrated sciences at Lafayette.
12:30 – 2 p.m. Find your Brick | Fleck Society Walkway
College Relations staff will be located on the walkway between Markle Hall and Skillman Library to help alumni find their commemorative brick and provide information about the Fleck Consistent Giving Society.
1 – 4 p.m. Student-Guided Campus Tours
Leaving from the steps of Skillman Library on the hour
1 p.m. Lafayette LGBTQ History, Mary Armstrong, Women & Gender Studies | Gendebien Room, Skillman Library, second floor
Does Lafayette have an LGBTQ history? Of course it does! Learn about Lafayette’s Queer Archives Project, a pioneering joint initiative between Women & Gender Students and Skillman library. The project aims to capture and preserve Lafayette’s LGBTQ history through oral history interviews with LGBTQ alums, faculty and staff, a planned digital humanities project, and ongoing student-faculty research. Come learn about how the project is unfolding, and what is ahead as we seek out and uncover a new part of Lafayette’s history.
2 – 4:30 p.m. Campus Crawl | Various locations
Start at your Class Headquarters and visit all the locations for a variety of activities, music, food and beverage options. Non-alcoholic drinks and water will be available at all locations.
Class Headquarters
50-Plus Club including Class of 1957, 1962 and 1967 | Grossman House & Lawn
featuring specialty food & beverages
Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, Phi Delta Theta, Chi Phi & Rugby alumni | Scott Hall
featuring specialty food & beverages
Classes 1987 & 1992 | Oechsle Center for Global Education/Zeta Psi Lawn
featuring specialty food & beverages
Classes of 1997, 2002 & 2007 | Pardee Terrace
featuring specialty food & beverages
Class of 2012 | Anderson Courtyard
featuring specialty food & beverages
2 – 4 p.m. Athletics Open House | Allan P. Kirby Sports Center & Bourger Varsity Field House
Meet in the APK Lobby (Fisher Field entrance) for an opportunity to meet coaches and staff, tour the facilities, to help celebrate 25 years of Lafayette swimming with Coach Jim Dailey and to see the new Football exhibit in Bourger Varsity Field House. As part of the Athletics Open House, Friends of Lafayette Football welcomes all alumni to a reception from 3 – 4:30 with special guest, Head Football Coach John Garrett.
2 p.m. Law, Politics, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Helena Silverstein, Government & Law | Gendebien Room, Skillman Library, second floor
Described as “the least dangerous branch” by one of the Founding Fathers, designed to insulate judges from the vagaries of politics, seen as key for protecting individual and minority rights from “tyranny of the majority,” but criticized as elitist and undemocratic, the U.S. federal judiciary is an institution that is both revered and derided. This panel will review some recent developments concerning the federal judiciary and the U.S. Supreme Court in light of contested views about the judiciary’s role in the American political system.
3 p.m. How Do We Come to Believe What Couldn’t Possibly Be True: Social Cognition in a Post-truth World, Alan Childs, Psychology | Gendebien Room, Skillman Library, second floor
Social Cognition seeks to understand how we perceive the social world around us, to then remember, or to decide to act (or not) on those experiences. Memory, especially social memory, is not a static repository, but is a dynamic blender of not only images, sounds, or words, but also of feelings, emotions, and needs. Why can people insist that certain events happened when there is no evidence that they did? Or deny an event occurred even after being shown a video recording of it? There are neurological, but also social/cultural, and psychological explanations for what can appear to be mysterious and inexplicable behaviors.
4 p.m. Making the Lafayette Magazine with Kathleen Parrish, Editor | Gendebien Room, Skillman Library, second floor
Curious about how stories are selected, photos chosen, and topics covered in the award-winning Lafayette magazine? Come meet Editor Kathleen Parrish and Director of Design Donna Kneule as they give a behind-the-scenes look at how the magazine is produced and reveal plans for upcoming issues.
4 – 5 p.m. Marquis, Porter and Fleck Societies Reception (by invitation) | Williams Center for the Arts Lobby
5 p.m. – Midnight Children’s Program | Kirby Sports Center
Enjoy time with your classmates while your children are under the supervision of professional childcare staff. Dinner, activities, crafts, movie, and more are included. Enter through the south entrance, nearest to Pfenning Alumni Center and look for signs. The program is in the Kamine Gym and rooms on the second floor. Public Safety patrols for the duration of the program.
Class Receptions & Dinners
50-Plus Club Fleck Wing, Marquis Hall with keynote speaker Mark Eyerly, Vice President of Communications, 5:30 p.m.
Class of 1962 Wilson Room, Pfenning Alumni Center, with keynote speaker Fran O’Hanlon, Men’s Basketball coach, 5:30 p.m.
Class of 1967 Marlo Room, Farinon College Center, with keynote speaker President Alison Byerly, 6 p.m.
Class of 1972, with keynote speaker John Garrett, Football coach Clay Ketchum Room, Marquis Hall, 6:00 p.m.
Class of 1977, with keynote speaker Matt Hyde, Dean of Admissions Snack bar area, Farinon first floor, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 1982 Farinon Atrium, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 1987 Farinon Atrium, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 1992 Pardee Terrace, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 1997 The Quad, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 2002 The Quad, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 2007 The Quad, 6:30 p.m.
Class of 2012 The Quad, 6:30 p.m.
9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Live Music: UUU | Tent of the Quad
Live music, dancing, dessert bar, photo booth with Reunion mementos to bring home, late-night snacks, and the company of your classmates!
Sunday, June 4
7 – 11 a.m. Breakfast | Drake Dining Hall, Farinon College Center, second floor, ticket or cash at door