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Reunion

Virtual Reunion 2021 Schedule and Events

May 15 – June 6

HWS Virtual WiNE-K!
WineK
Run! Walk! Bike! Paddle! If we can’t have a wine tent for reunion what’s the next best thing? An HWS virtual reunion WiNE-K! Join us for a virtual race around the lakes – 88.2 miles – and meet alums along the way at various Finger Lakes wineries. Participate on your own time and pace, get outside and WiNE-K with your classmates!

The WiNE-K challenge begins on Saturday May 15. Race fee is $25 (includes t-shirt and shipping). T-shirts will be mailed in June.
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Thursday, June 3

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Jacobsen
LIVE State of the Colleges

Alumni and Alumnae are invited to join President Joyce P. Jacobsen for a LIVE update on the Colleges.
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Friday, June 4

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Moblo and McEldowney

The Space Once Filled: Campus Buildings of Days Past with Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Tricia McEldowney and Archives Technician Brandon Moblo

When you arrived on campus as first year students, you talked about where you were from; as seniors you discussed where you were going; at reunion, you shared where you’ve been. Place plays an important part in our lives and is often the backbone of our memories. But place, like everything else, changes over time. Join Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Tricia McEldowney and Archives Technician Brandon Moblo for a virtual presentation that will take you inside the HWS Archives to explore the history of four campus buildings that no longer exist—the Middle Building, Alumni Hall, the Barracks, the Twin Oaks— and the spaces they once filled on campus and in the lives of students.
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11 – 11:45 a.m.
Blanchard
Author’s Circle: Silk, Love, Politics, and Gender in a Twelfth-Century Chinese Painting: A Closer Look at Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk with Professor of Art and Architecture Lara Blanchard

Join Professor Lara Blanchard, Luce Professor of East Asian Art and Lloyd Wright Professor in Conservative Studies, as she discusses material from her 2018 book, Song Dynasty Figures of Longing and Desire: Gender and Interiority in Chinese Painting and Poetry. At the beginning of the twelfth century, Emperor Huizong of the Northern Song dynasty was closely involved with the arts, supervising an imperial painting academy that produced landscapes, paintings of flowers and birds, scenes of the palace, and other works meant for public viewing. Many of these artworks suggest that the emperor was a benevolent ruler. Among the paintings created at Huizong’s court, however, there is one more that is unusual: Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk, a handscroll that depicts imperial concubines. This composition presents an idealized vision of women that ultimately derives from erotic poetry. Although likely intended for private viewing, it too encodes a political comment on the emperor. In this session, we will look closely at this painting and consider how images of devoted women in Chinese culture reveal not only the qualities that were most highly valued in women, but also the thoughts and sometimes the feelings of their male creators. o make a purchase and learn more about this book visit the publisher’s website.
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12 – 12:45 p.m.
Laird

Chasing Storms, Tracking Tornadoes! with Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz and Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird

Few topics capture the public’s attention and fascination like severe weather. Join Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz and Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird as they discuss the awesome power of thunderstorms and tornadoes. These extreme weather patterns can cause devastation and destruction, but they also can be awe-inspiring and beautiful to observe. From a scientist’s perspective, forecasting and viewing, these storms can be an unmatched learning experience.
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1 – 2 p.m.
Spates
Hobart College Alumni Association and William Smith College Alumnae Association Distinguished Faculty Award Presentation

The Alumni Association of Hobart College and The Alumnae Association of William Smith College cordially invite you to the presentation of the Distinguished Faculty Award honoring James L. Spates P’00, P’09, Professor Emeritus of Sociology.

The Distinguished Faculty Award was established in 1990 by the Hobart Alumni Association and the William Smith Alumnae Association. This joint award of the Associations recognizes the importance that graduates of these Colleges place on the contributions of outstanding faculty members of the past – for their impact as teachers, mentors and scholars.
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2 – 2:45 p.m.
Graham

Author’s Circle: An Internet in Your Head: A New Paradigm for how the Brain Works with Associate Professor of Psychological Science Daniel Graham

Starting in the 17th century, each generation of scientists has conceived of the brain in terms of the latest high technology of the era. Today, neuroscience has found a new metaphor for the brain: the internet. This program explores the internet metaphor for the brain, which is the subject of Associate Professor of Psychological Science Daniel Graham’s new book An Internet in Your Head. Leveraging the latest research in neuroscience, he will discuss the kinds of communication strategies the internet uses, and see how they could be implemented in our brains. Ultimately, the intercommunication going on in our heads contributes to pretty much everything we experience including our perceptions, thoughts, and actions—even consciousness. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and imaginations to this innovative and stimulating talk. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and imaginations to this innovative and stimulating talk facilitated by Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Mark Mapstone ’89. To purchase this book visit the HWS College Store.
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3 – 3:45 p.m.
Cleckner

What Climate Change Might Mean to our Vines and Lakes with Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman and Director of the Finger Lakes Institute Lisa Cleckner

Water resources and natural capital such as landscapes and agriculture are the heart of the Finger Lakes economy. In addition to supporting the tourism and agriculture industries that comprise over $3B in economic activity in the region, the lakes provide drinking water to over one million residents in Upstate NY communities. But what is the impact of climate change on the lakes, notably Seneca, and on the local vineyards? Is climate change causing the harmful algal blooms that threaten the Finger Lakes? Our speakers, Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman and Director of the Finger Lakes Institute Lisa Cleckner, will discuss current challenges confronting the water quality of the Finger Lakes.
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3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus

Virtual Campus Group Tour

How long has it been since you have visited campus? Take a virtual walking tour with your classmates and our admissions staff. Registration is required.
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4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus

Virtual Campus Group Tour

How long has it been since you have visited campus? Take a virtual walking tour with your classmates and our admissions staff. Registration is required.
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4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Weeden

Creating Your Legacy: Gift Planning with Hobart and William Smith Colleges with Angela Tallo ’05 and Jared Weeden ’91

Join Director of Planned Giving Angela Tallo ’05 and Associate Vice President for Advancement Jared Weeden ’91 as they discuss the who, what, where, why, and how of gift planning basics. Learn how you can create your legacy at the Colleges and become a member of The Wheeler Society.
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7 – 8 p.m.
Marpet

A Champion On and Off the Field: An Hour with Ali Marpet ’15

The journey from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., to Hobart College to the NFL has been quite a ride for Ali Marpet ’15. Join Marpet for a discussion about his on and off the field successes led by Ted Baker, program director for Finger Lakes News Radio. As a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Social Justice Player Board, Marpet also spearheads important conversation, programming and team engagement in social justice causes throughout the NFL and the Tampa Bay area.
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7:30 p.m.
Burtons

Poets, Peace and Power with 2021 Grammy© award winning baritone Dashon Burton and pianist Michelle Cann

Join the Geneva Music Festival at the Smith Opera House for a live streamed musical journey featuring the dreamy and sensuous world of Schumann’s Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), soothing lullabies for love-sick hearts, and songs that will call us back to this world, waking us up to embrace the possibilities of a new day.
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Saturday, June 5

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Anderegg
Hobart College Alumni Association Medal of Excellence Award Presentation

The Hobart College Alumni Association invites you to the presentation of the Hobart Medal of Excellence to C. Richard Anderegg ’67, Col (USAF, Ret.).

The Medal of Excellence is given to an alumnus who, by reason of outstanding accomplishments in their particular business, profession or community service, has brought honor and distinction to their alma mater.
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12 – 12:45 p.m.
Wickenden

Author’s Circle: The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights with author Dorothy Wickenden ’76

From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid-19th century Auburn, New York—the “agitators” of the title—acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden ’76 tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women’s rights movement and the Civil War. To purchase this book visit the HWS College Store.
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1 – 1:45 p.m.
del Fabro

American Civil War Memorial Virtual Tour with Pietro del Fabro ’67

Join sculptor and writer Pietro del Fabro ’67 as he takes us on a virtual tour of the American Civil War Memorial he created in Waterloo, N.Y. The memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice made by citizens of Waterloo during the Civil War and recognizes all soldiers who gave their lives. The memorial features more than 60 sculptures in limestone and marble including individual cenotaphs for each man from Waterloo who died in the conflict. CBS TV listed the memorial as one of “The 5 Must-See Civil War Era Sites” in New York State. To purchase del Fabro’s accompanying book about the Civil War, Savages Station, visit the HWS College Store.
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1 – 2 p.m.
Campus

Virtual Campus Group Tour

How long has it been since you have visited campus? Take a virtual walking tour with your classmates and our admissions staff. Registration is required.
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2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Monson

Building Bridges: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning with Professor Kristy L. Kenyon and Professor Renee Monson

Join Professor of Biology Kristy Kenyon, Philip J. Moorad and Margaret N. Moorad Endowed Professorship in the Sciences and Professor of Sociology Renee Monson, Joseph P. DiGangi Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and chair of public policy studies for a discussion about some of the joys and challenges of interdisciplinary teaching and learning from both a faculty and student perspective. They will draw on their experiences with creating and teaching a bi-disciplinary course, The Politics of Reproduction, which integrates theoretical frameworks and empirical research from biology and sociology. Since 2014, this course has been offered four times. Each time, students discover the exhilaration of creating bridges between two disciplines that are often in conflict, in order to wrestle with current policy issues raised by technologies of human reproduction.
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3:30 – 4 p.m.

All Classes Memorial Service with the Rev. Nita C. Johnson Byrd, Dean of Spiritual Engagement and Chaplain

Join the all classes memorial service to honor and remember deceased classmates.
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Steward
4 – 5 p.m.

LIVE Athletics State of the Program

Join Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation Deb Steward for a LIVE update on the state of athletics.
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4 – 5 p.m.

Affinity Groups Happy Hour

Grab your snacks and favorite drink! Join us to reconnect and reminisce with friends and classmates who share a common identity.
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5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Class Gatherings

Reconnect with members of your class for an informal virtual gathering. Each class will have their own breakout room to join. For classes ending in 1s, 0s, 5s and 6s only.
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Sunday, June 6

honoraries
10 a.m.
Classes of 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Hobart and William Smith Commencement exercises for the Classes of 2020 is tentatively scheduled to be held in-person with a limited number of participants and will feature a livestream option. The Colleges will also award the institution’s highest honor to three individuals whose profound personal and professional achievements intersect with critical aspects of the Colleges’ history. HWS will present honorary doctorates to the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Bishop Michael B. Curry ’75, who will deliver the 2020 Commencement address; philanthropist and advocate for increased female leadership Margaret “Peggy” Bokan Greenawalt ’66; and artist, activist and Historic Site Manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site G. Peter Jemison.

We invite you to join us for the live stream of commencement. Please stay tuned for more details HERE.


12 p.m.
Reunion Honors Announcement

Stay tuned for more details on the announcement of the Hobart Alumni Association and William Smith Alumnae Association Reunion Honors Award recipients for the following awards:

  • Hobart Distinguished Service Award: Presented to alumnus who have made exceptional contributions to Hobart College throughout their lives. This award is the Alumni Association’s highest honor for outstanding service to Hobart College by an alumni.
  • Alumnus Citation: Citations are presented for distinguished and exceptional service and a history of outstanding contributions to Hobart College by alumni, faculty, staff or friends of the Colleges.
  • Young Alumnus Award: The Young Alumnus Award is presented within 15 years following graduating to alumni who demonstrate exceptional volunteer service and commitment to the Colleges.
  • William Smith Elizabeth Herendeen Odell ’22 Award: The Elizabeth Herendeen Odell ’22 Award was established in honor of Elizabeth Herendeen Odell ’22 who served as Alumnae Secretary from 1952 to 1970. This award is the Alumnae Association’s highest honor for outstanding service to William Smith College by an alumna.
  • Alumna Citation: Citations are presented for distinguished and exceptional service and a history of outstanding contributions to William Smith College by alumnae, faculty, staff or friends of the Colleges.
  • Young Alumna Award: The Young Alumna Award is presented within 15 years following graduation to alumnae who demonstrate exceptional volunteer service and commitment to the Colleges.

2 p.m.
LaVozDeTres

La Voz de Tres musical trio

Join the Geneva Music Festival at the Smith Opera House for a live streamed performance with La Voz de Tres. Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and guitarist Jason Ennis return to Geneva with their blend of the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and picks from the Great American Songbook. They are joined on this program by GMF returning artist Tom Bergeron on trumpet.
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3 p.m.
HWS Virtual WiNE-K Finish Line

Last chance to log in your miles for our virtual WiNE-K event! Keep checking in for more details on virtual race awards.

CONTACT

Office of Advancement
Alumni and Alumnae Relations
20 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3700
alumrelations@hws.edu

 
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