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Family Weekend 2013


OCTOBER 4-6, 2013

Friday, October 4

4 p.m. Explore the Agricultural Cooperative Garden

Enjoy a true Maryland feast of local crabs, fried chicken, pit beef, fresh corn, and other traditional fare. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Family Weekend registration. Students are not covered under their meal plan. Fee: $38 per person.

Various Locations

2-7 p.m. Family Weekend Check-in Athenaeum Lobby

Please check in and pick up: • your nametag, • a complete schedule of events, and • tickets you purchased or reserved in advance for events, including the Shabbat dinner, the Maryland Crab Feast, Saturday lunch, and the Sunday jazz brunch. (You may also check in on Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Dorsey Center Courtyard

Next to Welsh Hall

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open Classes

Experience how Goucher students learn, as faculty members open their classes to family members throughout the day. Please see pages 6 and 7 for a schedule of classes open to visitors.

5:30-7 p.m. Maryland Crab Feast

Goucher’s garden provides students with the opportunity to grow and sell their own produce to Bon Appétit, Goucher’s food-service provider. The Agricultural Cooperative and the President’s Office will mark the official opening of the newly expanded garden with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

6-7:45 p.m. Candle Lighting and Family Shabbat Dinner

Multipurpose Room A, Heubeck Hall

4:30-6 p.m. Shabbat Services

Welcome Shabbat together with services led by Hillel staff and students.

4:30-5 p.m. Check-in with Hillel

Multipurpose Room A, Heubeck Hall

5 p.m. Reform Service

Heubeck Lounge

Traditional Egalitarian Service

Welsh Hall Piano Lounge


Goucher Hillel invites you to a traditional, family-style Shabbat dinner. We will begin with a candle lighting and Shabbat traditions, followed by a few words from a special speaker. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Family Weekend registration. Students on the meal plan will not be charged. Fee: $30 per adult, $25 per child under 12.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Annual Phi Beta Kappa/ Dean’s List Reception Batza Room, Athenaeum

Goucher’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, invites you to a reception celebrating the academic achievements of Goucher’s newly elected Phi Beta Kappa initiates and Dean’s List students. An information session outlining the Phi Beta Kappa selection process will follow the reception.

8 p.m. How a Liberal Arts Education Builds Careers

nonprofit, the Intersection; Ellen Lipton Hollander ’71, Judge, U.S. District Court; Lt. Col. Percy Moore ’95, U.S. Marine Corps; Alice Nixon-Thompson ’99, sociologist and health-care analyst; Kim Van Newkirk Shaffir ’83, P ’14, producer and editor for CBS News; and Nenelwa Tomi ’11, admissions counselor and coordinator of multicultural recruitment.

9 p.m. Film Screening: Despicable Me 2 Kelley Lecture Hall

Saturday, October 5

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Family Weekend Check-in Athenaeum Lobby

Please check in and pick up: • your nametag, • a complete schedule of events, and • tickets you purchased or reserved in advance for events, including Saturday lunch and Sunday jazz brunch.

Hyman Forum, Athenaeum

8:30-10 a.m. Coffee and Conversation Hyman Forum, Athenaeum

This animated film is appropriate for the whole family. Watch as Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to hunt down a powerful new super criminal. Free viewing. Distinguished alumnae/i will discuss their college experiences and how Goucher prepared them for their career paths. Moderated by President Sanford J. Ungar, the panel will feature Zeke BerzoffCohen ’08, founder of the Baltimore


Meet with President Sanford J. Ungar, Provost Marc Roy, Vice President and Dean of Students Bryan Coker, select faculty members, and other Goucher administrators and staff. Learn what you can expect from your student’s college experience. There will be a brief presentation followed by time to mix and mingle. Coffee and pastries will be available.

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Shabbat Morning Services

12:30-2 p.m. Kiddush

All are welcome to join Goucher’s Jewish community for a traditional and egalitarian Shabbat morning service, complete with Torah reading.

Join Hillel for a light complimentary lunch and interactive study. You are welcome to drop in at any point.

Weinberg Jewish Student Center, Stimson Hall

10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Opening Celebration and Luncheon for the Academic Center at Julia Rogers

Weinberg Jewish Student Center, Stimson Hall

1-2:30 p.m. Office Open Houses

Dorsey Center and Athenaeum

2-2:45 p.m. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Admissions and Financial Aid Admissions Office, Dorsey Center

If you have another child who is starting to think about college, come learn more about what is involved in the general college application, admissions, and financial aid processes in this informative session with Goucher’s enrollment management experts.

2-3 p.m. Upcoming Hot Topics for the U.S. Supreme Court

Loop Road Entrance

Kelley Lecture Hall

Join the campus community for the ribbon-cutting and official opening of the new Academic Center at Julia Rogers. You’ll have an opportunity to tour the building, meet faculty members, and experience the cutting-edge technology and innovative classrooms of this $25 million renovation. Goucher’s co-ed a cappella group, Red Hot Blue, will perform lively arrangements of contemporary favorites. There will be a complimentary luncheon. You must register in advance and bring your ticket to this event.

Stop by the Dorsey Center to visit staff from the Career Development Office, Office of International Studies, and the Office of Business and Auxiliary Services. Learn more about study abroad and career possibilities, as well as Goucher’s OneCard and meal plans. Library staff will also be available to speak with you in the Athenaeum.

1-4 p.m. Registration for the Renie Amoss Race (5K run/1.5-mile walk) Decker Sports & Recreation Center

Stop by the SRC to register for Sunday’s annual race, or register online at Advance registration is $10 for students, $15 for the community. Race-day registration is $20.


Explore the contemporary history of the Supreme Court, its recent decisions and upcoming docket, and its coverage by the media. Led by President Sanford J. Ungar, the panel will include Jesse Holland M.F. A. ’12, who covers the court for the Associated Press; Nina Kasniunas, assistant professor of political science; and Steven Klepper ’97, attorney and lecturer on Supreme Court history.

3-4 p.m. Walk the Trails at Goucher Meet at Stimson Hall

Goucher’s 287-acre campus features multiple species of trees and lush foliage. Learn how to identify some of these trees as you explore the peaceful trails that wind through campus. Cynthia Kicklighter, associate professor of biology, and Tom Kelliher, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, will lead the walk. Consider wearing long pants and other appropriate clothes for a walk in the woods.

3-4 p.m. Quirky Tour of Goucher’s Campus Meet at Pearlstone Clock

4:30-8 p.m. Shuttles to Towson Restaurants Meet at Decker Sports & Recreation Center

Have dinner at one of the many restaurants in downtown Towson. No advance reservations will be accepted, and shuttle seats are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. The shuttle will leave from the front door of the SRC on a continuous basis, approximately every half-hour, and will make a stop on Allegheny Avenue just near the Towson Circle.

5-7 p.m. Dinner on Campus Stimson Dining Hall

Family members are welcome to join students for dinner. Kosher meals will be available in the Kosher Dining Hall across from the main dining room. Fee: $13.50 per person, payable in cash at the door.

7-8:30 p.m. Play Reading: 33 & ⅓ Cornelia Street Room 202, Meyerhoff Arts Center

Watch Goucher students and faculty perform Assistant Professor of Theatre Alvin Eng’s newest play. 33 & ⅓ Cornelia Street probes the lives and times of legendary Greenwich Village bohemians Alice Neel and Joe Gould. A discussion will follow, featuring professors from the Art and Theatre departments.

8 p.m. Ashanti Talent Show

Hyman Forum, Athenaeum

5:30 p.m. Film Screening: Despicable Me 2 Kelley Lecture Hall

Join Theatre Professor Michael Curry on a walking tour highlighting unusual Goucher lore. Learn where notable Goucher administrators are buried on campus, visit the bomb shelter underneath the Dorsey Center, and discover little-known facts about Goucher’s history.

Come out for an evening of student performances, readings, and other entertainment. Co-sponsored by Umoja: the Black Student Union and the Office of Student Engagement. This animated film is appropriate for the whole family. Watch as Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to hunt down a powerful new super criminal. Free viewing.


10 p.m. Sibling Night at the Gopher Hole

Gopher Hole, Pearlstone Student Center Hear live music and have a late-night snack with your sibling.

Sunday, October 6

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday Jazz Brunch Stimson Dining Hall

11 a.m. Christian Worship Service Haebler Memorial Chapel

7:30-10 a.m. Renie Amoss Registration & Race (5k run/1.5-mile walk)

Decker Sports & Recreation Center

Meet President Sanford J. Ungar and Dr. Beth Ungar and have brunch while listening to live jazz performed by Goucher students. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Family Weekend registration. Students on the meal plan will not be charged, but they may not swipe guest meals for this event. Fee: $18.80 per person, payable in cash at the door. This annual run/walk is held in memory of Corene “Renie” Amoss ’93, who died shortly after graduating from Goucher. Proceeds from the memorial run go toward the Renie Amoss Fund, which grants annual monetary awards to Goucher students who have an outstanding academic record and engage in extracurricular activities. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; the run begins at 9 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brunch Heubeck Dining Hall

For those seeking simpler fare, have a quick brunch in the Heubeck Dining Hall. Advance registration is not necessary. Students on the meal plan will not be charged, but they may not swipe guest meals for this event. Fee: $11.50 per person, payable in cash at the door.


Gather with other Goucher families for a service of Christian worship in the Protestant tradition. All are welcome.

OPEN CLASSES Friday, October 4

10-10:50 a.m.

8:30-9:20 a.m.

Meyerhoff Arts Center 106 Gail Husch

FRO 100.015: Envisioning Apocalypse

FR 333: Special Topics in French Culture and Civilization: The French Through Their Cities Van Meter 103 Mark Ingram

8:30-9:20 a.m.

RUS 130: Intermediate Russian I Hoffberger Science G41 Annalisa Czeczulin

11-11:50 a.m.

MUS 101: Fundamentals of Music Theory Kraushaar 204 Elisa Koehler

11-11:50 a.m.

PHL 224/THE 201: Existentialism: Philosophy and Theatre

8:30-9:40 a.m.

Hoffberger Science 135 John Rose

Hoffberger Science 131 Elisabetta Girardi

11 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

8:30-9:50 a.m.

Van Meter 103 Mark Ingram

IT 130: Intermediate Italian

DAN 222: Intermediate Ballet Technique II Todd Dance Studio Room 104 Elizabeth Ahearn

9-9:50 a.m.

HIS 110: American Society and Culture, 1607-1876 Van Meter G11 Matthew Hale

10–10:50 a.m.

BIO 210: Cell Biology and Biochemistry Hoffberger Science G59 Judith Levine/Jenny Lenkowski

FR 245: Bouillon de Culture – Introduction to French Studies

11 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

FR 256: À la Page: Introduction to French Literature (19th/21st Centuries) Van Meter 102 Flo Martin

11 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

HIS 235: The American Revolution Van Meter B12 Matthew Hale


11 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

1:30-2:20 p.m.

Hoffberger Science 153 Elisabetta Girardi

Van Meter B12 Birthe Kjellerup

IT 120: Elements of Italian II

BIO 170: Environmental Alternatives

Noon-12:50 p.m.

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Hoffberger Science 135 Annalisa Czeczulin

Athenaeum 422 Tami Smith

FRO 102: A Critical Analysis of the Fairytale

ED 221: Assessment and Evaluation in Education

12:30-1:20 p.m.

2:30-3:20 p.m.

Meyerhoff Arts Center 106 Gail Husch

Van Meter 103 Evan Dawley

ART 280: Neoclassicism – Impressionism

HIS 286: 20th-Century Asia

12:30-1:50 p.m.

3:30-4:20 p.m.

Van Meter 103 Phaye Poliakoff-Chen

Lilian Welsh Dance Studio Chrystelle Bond

ENG 104: Academic Writing

DAN 131: Chorégraphie Antique

1-1:50 p.m.

RUS 110: Elementary Russian I Van Meter G01 Annalisa Czeczulin

1:30-2:20 p.m.

ART 286: American Art Since WWII Meyerhoff Arts Center 106 Gail Husch



BOOKSTORE Friday Saturday Sunday

9 a.m.-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

DINING SERVICES Alice’s Restaurant

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Passport Café at Pearlstone

Friday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday closed

Heubeck Dining Hall Friday Saturday Sunday

11 a.m.-2 p.m. closed 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Kosher Dining Hall Friday

11 a.m.-2 p.m. (See page 1 for Shabbat dinner details.) Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Whatchamacallit Thingamajig Through drawing, collage, paint, mixed media, video, sculpture, and interactive installation, eight artists exhibit works that embody fragments of elements that seem familiar, yet are not easily identified. Whatchamacallit Thingamajig is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 410-337-6477.


Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundry Moods Sundry Moods features Julia Sutliff’s paintings, which explore the movement and play of light in nature. This solo exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

VON BORRIES POOL, OPEN SWIM Friday Saturday Sunday

Stimson Dining Hall Friday Saturday Sunday

8 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Noon-3 p.m. Noon-3 p.m.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 Equestrian

Women’s Soccer

Goucher IHSA Zone IV Region I Season Opener 10 a.m. (and continuing all day), Goucher equestrian arena

University of Scranton, 1 p.m., Beldon Field

All-Goucher Team Recognition Ceremony 2:45 p.m., Beldon Field (in between the women’s and men’s soccer games)

For more details regarding varsity and alumnae/i athletic matches, please visit the Athletics website:

Men’s Soccer

University of Scranton, 3:30 p.m., Beldon Field

Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae Game (Intercollegiate Team vs. Alumnae) 5:45 p.m., Beldon Field

Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game (Intercollegiate Team vs. Alumni) 7 p.m., Beldon Field

If you have questions about the schedule or registration, please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 410-337-6124. Family Weekend is co-sponsored by Goucher’s Student Life (Office of Student Engagement) and Development and Alumnae/i Affairs divisions.

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BUILDING DIRECTORY 1 Alumnae & Alumni House Buchner Hall 2 The Athenaeum Hyman Forum Library Silber Art Gallery 3 Decker Sports & Recreation Center 3a Eisner Dance Studio 3b Todd Dance Studio 3c Welsh Gymnasium 3d von Borries Pool 4 Dorsey College Center Administrative Offices 4a Kraushaar Auditorium 4b Merrick Hall 4c Rosenberg Gallery 5 Facilities Management Services 6 Froelicher Hall 6a Alcock House 6b Gallagher House 6c Tuttle House

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Gatehouse Goucher Stadium and Track 8a Beldon Field Haebler Memorial Chapel Heubeck Hall 10a Bennett House 10b Gamble House 10c Jeffery House 10d Robinson House Hoffberger Science Building 11a Kelley Lecture Hall Julia Rogers Building Katharine and Jane Welsh Hall Mary Fisher Hall 14a Bacon House 14b Dulaney House 14c Hooper House 14d Pearlstone Student Center Meyerhoff Arts Center Dunnock Theatre President’s House

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Psychology/Music Annex Riding Arena Sondheim House Stimson Hall 20a Conner House 20b Lewis House 20c Probst House 20d Wagner House 20e Winslow House 21 Van Meter Hall COLLEGE DESTINATIONS Admissions (4) Alumnae & Alumni Affairs (1) Athletics & Physical Education (3) Bookstore (14d) Box Office (4c) Career Development (4) Communications Office (4) Community Living (10) Dean of Students (4) Development (4)

Goucher College 1021 Dulaney Valley Road Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Eisner Dance Studio (3a) Equestrian Program (18) Finance Office (4) Financial Aid (4) Graduate & Professional Studies (12) Health & Counseling (10) Heubeck Multipurpose Room (10) Human Resources (4) Hyman Forum (2) Kelley Lecture Hall (11a) Kraushaar Auditorium (4a) Library (2) Merrick Lecture Hall (4b) Pearlstone Student Center (14d) Post Office (14d) Post-Bac Premed Program (11) President’s House (16) President’s Office (4) Provost’s Office (4) Public Safety Office (10) Receiving (5)


Rosenberg Gallery (4c) Silber Gallery (2) Student Administrative Services (4) Todd Dance Studio (3b) von Borries Pool (3d) Dining Alice’s Restaurant (2) Heubeck Dining Hall (10) Passport Café at Pearlstone (14d) Stimson Dining Hall (20) Getting Around Registered Vehicle Parking Visitor Parking Wheelchair Entrance Collegetown Shuttle Emergency Phone

Family Weekend 2013 Brochure  

Goucher College Family Weekend 2013

Family Weekend 2013 Brochure  

Goucher College Family Weekend 2013