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alumni Weekend 2009 June 18-21

Schedule of Events


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Welcome to the bicentennial event of the summer

Alumni Weekend 2009 general information...................................................... 2-3 reunion committees...........................................................4 weekend schedule............................................................ 6-9 alumni college sessions............................................. 10-17 more to do around campus....................................... 18-19 reunion giving................................................................. 19 shuttle bus schedule....................................................... 20 shuttle bus route map......................... inside back cover

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Alumni Weekend General Information Welcome Center

The Reunion Tent Area & The Red Zone

Welcome Center Hours: Thursday, June 18 — Noon - 6 p.m. Friday, June 19 — 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, June 20 — 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Reunion Tent Area is open to everyone during the day. On Friday, you will need a ticket for the dinner portion of the All-Miami Cookout. The Alumni Weekend Beer Garden & Wine Bar will be open.

Please visit the displays of our campus and community partners who are participating in this year’s Welcome Center.

On Saturday at MiamiFest, the Reunion Tent Area can only be accessed with the MiamiFest ticket and wristband, starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6 - 8 p.m. and reunion-year classes will host parties in their respective tent areas. Live music will play from 7:30 - 11 p.m., and the Alumni Weekend Beer Garden & Wine Bar will be available within the space. Both evening parties are open to Miamians of all ages, so join the fun!

Admission Alumni Shop Bicentennial Guest Book Bicentennial History Display Black Alumni Advisory Committee Butler County Visitors Bureau Carillon Catering Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life & Leadership Goggin Ice Center Culinary Support Center Homecoming/CAC Honors & Scholars IT Services Knolls of Oxford Liberty Mutual Lifelong Learning Marcum Conference Center & Miami Inn McGuffey Museum MU Athletics MU Bookstore MU Police Oral History Project Oxford Press Oxford Visitors Bureau Parents Council Performing Arts Recreational Sports Center Red & White Club Regional Campuses: VOA, Middletown, Hamilton School of Engineering & Applied Science School of Fine Arts Student Affairs Tribe Relations

The Red Zone can be found in the center of the Reunion Tent Area. Within this space, you can find Alumni Association merchandise, the Cyber Café (courtesy of Miami University IT Services), and Miami Athletics.

Bicentennial Guest Book While on campus, please be sure to sign our Bicentennial Guest Book, located in the Alumni Weekend Welcome Center. It is our goal that each Miamian who participates in the Bicentennial year will make his or her mark on the guest book, which will be bound at the end of the year and displayed prominently on campus.

Campus Housing Please check out of your residence hall by 2 p.m., Sunday, June 21. Visit the housing desk at the Welcome Center if you have any questions regarding your housing assignment.

Computing Resources Guest Internet access is available in each residence hall room for anyone with a laptop. Alumni can access the Internet via wired or wireless connections. Instructions on how to connect are available at the Welcome Center and at the front desk of each residence hall. Email and Internet access will also be available in the Red Zone Cyber Café, brought to you by Miami University IT Services, Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Getting Around Campus

In case of an emergency, Call:

Walking is the primary mode of transportation during Alumni Weekend. Shuttle bus service is provided throughout the weekend around campus. See page 20 for the bus schedule and route map. For those with mobility restrictions, golf carts and drivers are available to make getting from place to place a little easier. Golf carts do not cross High St. or Patterson Ave. nor do they provide transportation “Uptown.” Golf cart drivers should not be tipped. Golf carts will not operate in severe weather.

Welcome Center – 529-6523 (during published hours)

Public Safety – 529-2222 or 911 Oxford Police Department – 523-4321 Smoke-Free Campus Please note that Miami campuses are smoke-free environments. Smoking is prohibited in all Miami University-owned facilities and property. A designated smoking area is provided for guests at the Miami Inn and Marcum Conference Center.

Lost and Found Lost and Found is located at the Welcome Center in the Goggin Ice Center. After Alumni Weekend, contact the Alumni Association office at 513-529-5957.

Tipping All staff members (including students) are appropriately compensated for their work during Alumni Weekend. They are not permitted to accept tips. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parking Parking is available on the streets and in designated lots. Vehicles parked in handicap spaces without a proper permit will be ticketed.

Weather

Public Safety Reminder

The safety of Alumni Weekend participants is a priority. If severe weather (lightning, high winds, hail, etc.) approaches while at outdoor events, please follow the instructions provided by the Miami University Police Department and Alumni Association staff members and immediately seek shelter in an adjacent building. Once the weather passes, the “all clear” will be given and outdoor events will resume, if possible (including delayed meals, live entertainment, etc.). Should a rain shower roll through the area, outdoor events, activities, and meal service will continue. Your cooperation, patience, and flexibility are greatly appreciated.

Alumni Weekend is a time to enjoy ourselves. We must, however, remember to observe all Oxford city policies and regulations. Be careful not to park across yellow curb lines on Oxford streets. Do not park in handicap areas unless you have the proper state issued license plates or placard. Remember, parking meters require change, and as always, speed limits will be enforced. The City of Oxford also enforces the law prohibiting open containers on city streets.

All married couples are invited to help us break the Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous marriage vow renewals. Thank you to our sponsors!

Upham Arch

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reunion committees The following class committee members have given generously of their time and energy to make Alumni Weekend 2009 enjoyable. Please join the Miami community in thanking them for their leadership. Hughes Society Marjory Baer (Matthews) `46 Don Bauman `55 Carl Boyer `54 Sue Erwin (Harrell) `58 Barbara Franke (Kolb) `53 Marsha Haffey (Morse) `57 Bill Hanscom `52 Barb High (Tench) `52 Ralph Kah `55 Darrell Landis `53 George Leasure `54 Rodney Miller `53 Bernard Phelps `48 Jenny Renkert (Craig) `50 Chuck Shawver `52 Ruth Shawver (Smith) `52 Shirley Smith (Clippinger) `51 Kathleen Unger (Garrigan) `54 C. Kaye York-Longworth `50 Class of 1949 John L. Akerman, Class Agent George Diefenderfer Ronald C. Kern Sis Ruchhoft Soller Robert J. Spindler Class of 1954 Barbara Lyons (Brown), Class Agent James Lyons, Class Agent Carl E. Boyer Roger Brandenburg-Horn George L. Leasure Alice Loughead (Fair) Lawrence L. Loughead Class of 1959 Walter C. Frank, Co-Chair James W. Thomas, Co-Chair Carol Hinshaw (Glos), Class Agent David Hinshaw, Class Agent Dave Albertson Carol Bedford (Haas) Suzanne Broyhill (Meinert) Phyllis DiStaola (Koepke) Bob Dutro Mary Evans (Ryan) Carolyn Howes (Mote) Patsy Kent (Gilley) Patricia Kern (Killoran)

Linda R. Lucks Wallace W. McCallum Allen Roth Cindy Roth (Kerr) Robert G. Schulz Richard W. Smith Linda Smith (Ekberg) Robert Stockdale Susan Stockdale (Foreman) Sharon Swanson (Shira) Vincent S. Tirola Opal Wespiser (Bourne)

Class of 1989 Colleen Cheney (Hughes), Class Agent Scott E. Cheney, Class Agent Joseph R. Allanson Amy A. Bartter Deirdre A. DeLong Kimberley Evans (Foster) Lisa Raterman Mark D. Rossi Jeffrey G. Shook Warren R. Smiley Kathleen Squance (Duffey)

Class of 1964 Elizabeth Hauswirth (Catalano) Dr. Donald R. Kusel David W. Lawrence Virginia L. Pilstl Daniel J. Szuhay Andrew D. Thomas Joanne Ward (Stalzer)

Class of 1994 Aaron P. Simmons, Class Agent Michelle Simmons (White), Class Agent Steve Carlin Gregory R. Dunlop David Schwab Lezlie B. Vance Nichole Vanderslice (Buck)

Class of 1969 Richard R. Jordan, Class Agent Doreen Flash (Pierce) Cheryl L. Gabe Barbara R. Martin Alan E. Robbins

Class of 1999 Joel L. Staffilino, Class Agent Zach Dotzauer Cindy N. Gordon Jennifer Gorman (Sharp) Blaine C. Herman Kristen Miedler (Bruce) Matthew R. Moore Alyssa M. Muenkel Cindy A. Muenkel Katherine Richard Heidi Schaeffer (Catlin) Scott Schaeffer Heidi S. Schulthess Matthew S. Sklenka Lindsay Slater (Gerhart) Lindsay H. LaVine

Class of 1974 Susan Anthony (Shelly), Class Agent Thomas D. Anthony, Class Agent Joyce Belmonte Joan Bonaminio (Noble) Deborah Crabtree (Evans) William H. Dearth, Jr. Janice Leigh Elliott (Van Zant) Stephen W. Heck Jr. Lee Ann Holly Charles E. Landes Peggy Landes (Hamman) Kathy Rae Wheeler Class of 1979 Mark F. Stauffer, Class Agent Nancy Stauffer (Recher), Class Agent Cassandra Collier-Williams Faye Oney (Stock) Laurie Reiser (Winans) Marcus S. Shore Sheryl Wiener (Heuerman) Class of 1984 Lana Rook (Beros), Class Agent Penny Boes (Masters) Anita Doran (Telzrow) Michele Joseph (Fleming) Mary Lumb Alvin E. Mathews Jr. Mark A. Metzendorf James J. Moeller

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Class of 2004 Jennifer Iovino, Chair/Class Agent James Ambuske, Class Agent Michael Leonakis, Class Agent James Blanda Sarah Clark Joe Coney Jill Cutler (Heinen) Jeff Enger Katie Enger (Vanke) Jules Ferree Amy Gorga Kati Hood Erin Husband (Lenger) Katie O’Malley Beth Ruwe Naomi Sigg (Daradar) Richard Sigg TJ White


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weekend schedule

Thursday, June 18

Noon Class of 1959 Luncheon Location: Shriver Center Multi-Purpose Rooms Coordinated by the Class of 1959 Reunion Committee

Noon – 6 p.m. Welcome Center Open Location: Goggin Ice Center

1 – 4:30 p.m. Special Collections Open House Location: 321 King Library View historical Miami documents, book art treasures, and Cradle of Coaches memorabilia

5:30 p.m. Class of 1959 Reception and Dinner Location: Shriver Center Main Lobby and Multi-Purpose Rooms

2 p.m. Student-Led Historic Walking Tour Location: Shriver Center Tour Bus Stop Coordinated by the Miami University Student Foundation

Friday, June 19 7:30 – 9 a.m. Class of 1959 á la carte Breakfast Location: Shriver Center Haines Food Court

3 – 4:15 p.m. Alumni College Backstage Passes & Tours Descriptions on pages 10-11

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Air Force ROTC Detachment open for tours Location: 50 Millett Hall

4 – 5:30 p.m. 1809 LGBT Reception Location: Lewis Place

8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Welcome Center Open Location: Goggin Ice Center

4:30 – 5:20 p.m. Alumni College Classes Without Quizzes Descriptions on pages 11-12

9 a.m. Class of 1959 Campus Tour Location: Shriver Center Bus Stop Coordinated by the Miami University Student Foundation

5 – 7 p.m. Classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, and 1954 Dinner Location: Marcum Conference Center

9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Educational Leadership Reunion Location: McGuffey Hall

5:30 – 11 p.m. All-Miami Cookout Location: Reunion Tent Area Food served 6 – 8 p.m., Red Zone open 5:30 – 10 p.m.

10 – 11 a.m. Alumni College Opening Lecture “Writing Miami History” by Professor Curtis Ellison Location: 115 Shideler Hall Sponsored by the Class of `59, Book signing and sales to follow

6 – 8 p.m. School of Fine Arts Cocktail Reception Location: Presser Hall Coordinated by School of Fine Arts

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campus Tours, approximately every 30 minutes Location: Shriver Center Tour Bus Stop Coordinated by the Miami University Student Foundation

6 – 9 p.m. 1809 LGBT Dinner and Movie Location: 322 McGuffey Coordinated by 1809 LGBT Alumni Board

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Engineering Open House Location: 57 Engineering Building (High Bay Area)

6 – 9 p.m. Black Alumni Meet & Greet Location: Reunion Tent Area Coordinated by Black Alumni Reunion Committee

11:30 a.m. Men’s Swimming and Diving Golf Outing Location: Indian Ridge Golf Club Coordinated by Men’s Swimming and Diving Alumni

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7 – 10 p.m. TKE Classes of 1972-82 Reunion and Dinner Location: 50 Campus Avenue Building 6


weekend schedule 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Alumni Dance with the Campus Owls Location: Shriver Center Heritage Room

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Alumni Band Broomball Game Location: Goggin Ice Center 10:35 – 11:25 a.m. Alumni College Classes Without Quizzes and Kids in College Descriptions on pages 14-15

Saturday, June 20 7 – 10 a.m. Buffet Breakfast Location: Harris Dining Hall

11 a.m. – Noon AARN Training Session Location: Campus Avenue Building Auditorium

7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Welcome Center Open Location: Goggin Ice Center

Noon Class of 1959 and Hughes Society Induction Luncheon Location: Shriver Center Multi-Purpose Rooms

7:30 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast with the Hodges Location: Shriver Center Heritage Room Breakfast served 7:30 – 8 a.m., program at 8 a.m.

Noon Class Reunion Luncheons

9 – 10 a.m. Miami Natural Areas Hike Location: Marcum Center Gazebo Sponsored by the Miami University Natural Areas

Class of 1964 Location: Hamilton Hall, Speaker: Curt Ellison Class of 1969 Location: Goggin Club Room, Speaker: Bob Wicks

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campus Tours, approximately every 30 minutes Location: Shriver Center Tour Bus Stop Coordinated by the Miami University Student Foundation

Class of 1974 Location: 150 Marcum, Speaker: Valerie Hodge Class of 1979 Location: 180 Marcum, Speaker: Bob Keller

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Engineering Open House Location: 57 Engineering Building (High Bay Area)

Class of 1984 Location: Shriver Center Heritage Room, Speaker: Winifred Pearson

10 a.m. Student-Led Historic Walking Tour Location: Shriver Center Tour Bus Stop Coordinated by the Miami University Student Foundation

Class of 1989 Location: Bell Tower Caribbean Class of 1994 Location: Bell Tower Formal, Speaker: Brian Breittholz

9:30 – 10:20 a.m. Alumni College Classes Without Quizzes and Kids in College Descriptions on pages 13-14

Class of 1999 Location: Reunion Tent Area Class of 2004 Location: Reunion Tent Area

9:30 a.m. Men’s Swimming and Diving Alumni Swim Meet Location: Recreational Sports Center Coordinated by Men’s Swimming and Diving Alumni

1809 LGBT Luncheon Location: 322 McGuffey Speaker: Robert E. Shook III `85 Coordinated by 1809 LGBT Alumni Board

10 a.m. Admission Information Session Location: Campus Avenue Building – Room 50 Coordinated by the Office of Admission and led by Ann Boggs Bader `81, senior admission counselor

Alumni Band Picnic Location: CPA Practice Field Coordinated by the Alumni Band

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weekend schedule Saturday, June 20 continued

Equestrian Center Open House Introduction of 50-year alumni, tours, demonstrations Location: Equestrian Center Hillel Open House Location: Beerman Jewish Student Center, 11 East Walnut Street, 523-5190 Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship Location: Shriver Center Haines Food Court, South Dining Room Kappa Alpha Order Open House Location: Kappa Alpha House “Miami Athletics… Today” Open to anyone interested in Miami’s varsity sports Location: Walter L. Gross Family Student-Athlete Development Center Miami University Student Foundation Reunion Location: MacMillan Hall, Main Lobby Music Department Open House Location: 100 Presser Hall NROTC Open House Location: 67 Millett Hall Pre-Law Programs Alumni Reception Location: 115 Shideler Hall Program Board Open House Location: Warfield Hall Psychology Department Open House Location: Psychology Building Recreational Sports Center Reception For Rec Center Employee Alumni Location: Rec Center Lobby Student Affairs Open House Location: Warfield Hall Theatre Department Reception Location: Gates-Abegglen Theatre Lobby, CPA

Noon Kappa Alpha Order Brotherhood Luncheon Location: Kappa Alpha Order House 12:30 p.m. Black Alumni Quadrennial Reunion Luncheon Location: Shriver Center, 1809 Room Speaker: Michael Dantley, Associate Provost Coordinated by the Black Alumni Reunion Committee 12:30 p.m. Men’s Swimming and Diving Luncheon Location: Skipper’s Top Deck Coordinated by Men’s Swimming and Diving Alumni 2 p.m. Walking Tour Location: Shriver Center Tour Bus Stop Coordinated by the Miami University Student Foundation 2 – 3:30 p.m. Open Skating Location: Goggin Ice Center - Free skating and 200cent skate rentals, compliments of Goggin Ice Center 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Miami University LGBT History Timeline and Panel Presentation Location: 322 McGuffey Panelists: Debbie Bazarsky `97, `99 and Jeff Logel `89 Coordinated by 1809 LGBT Alumni Board 2 – 4 p.m. Group Reunions and Open Houses Architecture and Interior Design Department Open House Location: 101 Alumni Hall Art Department Tours Location: University Art Museum and Hiestand Galleries Associated Student Government Reunion Location: 112 Warfield Hall Campus Crusade for Christ Location: Sesquicentennial Chapel basement Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology Tours and Audiology Screenings Location: 55 Bachelor Hall Diversity Affairs Open House Location: 336 Shriver Center

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2 – 4 p.m. Sorority and Fraternity Open Houses Alpha Sigma Alpha Location: Shriver Center Haines Food Court Chi Omega Location: 106 MacCracken Hall Delta Delta Delta Location: 116 MacCracken Hall Delta Gamma Location: 128 Richard Hall Gamma Phi Beta Location: 110 Minnich Hall 8


weekend schedule Alpha Delta Phi Location: 22 S. Campus Ave. Beta Theta Pi Location: 200 E. High St. Delta Tau Delta Location: 220 N. Tallawanda Rd. Kappa Alpha Order Location: 314 E. Church St. Lambda Chi Alpha Location: Elms Hotel, Three Trees Pub Phi Gamma Delta Location: 130 E. High Street Sigma Phi Epsilon Location: 224 E. Church St. Tau Kappa Epsilon Location: 112 S. Campus Ave.

4:15 p.m Miami Merger Moment – Open to all married couples Location: Upham Arch, Bishop Woods side 5 p.m. The Parade Party & Parade of Classes Location: The Hub 6 – 11 p.m. MiamiFest Ice cream provided by United Dairy Farmers 6 – 10 p.m. The RedZone & The KidZone 7:30 – 11 p.m. Entertainment Miami a capella groups The Remnants & The Cheezies and dance band Conspiracy

2 – 4 p.m. All-Greek Alumni Reception & Open House Open to alumni and families of all current and past Miami fraternities and sororities. Location: McGuffey House & Museum, Spring Street

Sunday, June 21

2:30 – 4 p.m. Alumni Band Rehearsal Location: 7 Presser Hall Coordinated by the Alumni Band

7 – 10 a.m. Breakfast Buffet This breakfast offers a full menu as well as a carryout line for folks on the go. Tickets are required. Location: Harris Dining Hall

3 – 4 p.m. Beta Theta Pi Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Tours Location: Beta Theta Pi, 208 E. High Street

8:30 a.m. Sesquicentennial Chapel Open to all for quiet meditation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Farewell Brunch & Slideshow Location: Goggin Ice Center Program begins at 10 a.m.

3 – 3:50 p.m. Alumni College Classes Without Quizzes and Kids in College Descriptions on pages 16-17

10:45 a.m. Black Alumni Continental Breakfast and Fellowship Hosted by Bethel AME Church

3:30 p.m. Miami Merger Moment Registration & T-shirt sales Location: Upham Arch, Bishop Woods side 4 p.m. Open Time at Reunion Tent Area Ends For the rest of the evening, the Reunion Tent Area is only accessible to those with a MiamiFest ticket and wristband. Tickets can be purchased at the Hub during the Parade Party, and at the gates between Scott and Minnich Halls, at the Sundial, and between Hamilton and Richard Halls.

1 p.m. Alumni Symposium begins Location: Marcum Conference Center

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Alumni College puts you back in the classroom — this is your opportunity to engage some of Miami’s most distinguished faculty on a variety of timely subjects. Kids in College classes are designed specially for children ages 6-14. All Backstage Passes & Tours, Classes Without Quizzes and Kids In College sessions are free and open to all Alumni Weekend attendees, no advance registration necessary.

Alumni College Opening Lecture Friday, 10 a.m.

“Writing Miami History” Location: Shideler 115 Presenter: Dr. Curt Ellison, Professor of History and American Studies and Director of the McGuffey Museum In an interactive presentation entitled “Writing Miami History,” Curt Ellison discusses how a new history of Miami University was compiled from contributions by more than 50 Miamians documenting five eras of Miami’s first 200 years. He describes how the new book relates to previous writing about Miami and shares images of original materials from Miami’s archival collections and museums that helped shape it – rare documents, photographs, manuscripts, scrapbooks, campus plans, postcards, memorabilia, faculty and student art.

Backstage Passes & Tours

Friday, 3 - 4:15 p.m.

“From Dough to Delicious: Making Your Very Own Toasted Roll” Have you ever wondered how Tuffy made those delicious Toasted Rolls? Experience the joy of making your very own Toasted Roll without the shopping, the mess, or the dreaded clean up. Within the bakery at the Demske Culinary Support Center, the secret Toasted Roll recipe is revealed and participants put it into action. Bring your thirst for learning and a big appetite. Executive Manager for Bakery Operations Emily Blake leads the program. (Shuttle Bus leaves from the front of Shriver Center at 3 p.m. Limit 25 participants)

“Rolling with Sushi: An MU Student Favorite” Move over meatloaf and mashed potatoes – Miami Dining Services is serving up a different kind of culinary delight. Participate in the hands-on experience that is all the rage among today’s Miami students. Manager of Commissary Operations Chris Fields provides a quick history and etiquette lesson on sushi while you customize your own sushi roll at the Demske Culinary Support Center. (Shuttle Bus leaves from the front of Shriver Center at 3 p.m. Limit 20 participants)

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McGuffey Museum Tour Take a personal tour of McGuffey Museum—home of William Holmes McGuffey. The museum has been a registered national historic landmark since 1966, honoring the significance of William Holmes McGuffey and the McGuffey Eclectic Readers. A special Bicentennial exhibit honoring Miami’s rich and storied Greek letter tradition, “Brotherhood and Sisterhood: The Art and Artifacts of Greek Letter Societies at Miami University, 1833-2009” is also on display. (Meet at McGuffey Museum—corner of Oak & Spring Streets)

“Sticks and Pucks, and a Whole Lot More…The Goggin Ice Center” Join the Goggin staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art Goggin Ice Center, which opened in July 2006. Check out the varsity ice hockey and synchronized skating locker room complex, and tour the Mezzanine level club lounge, suites and opera boxes. The 170,000 square-foot facility features two NHL- size ice rinks, a one-of-a-kind divider wall system for broomball, 15 locker rooms, two multi-purpose rooms and plenty more. (Meet in the Goggin Ice Center main lobby)

Miami’s Equestrian Center In this insider’s tour of Miami’s Equestrian Center, participants learn about the center’s history and the day-to-day activities of the horses, riders, and staff. Participants also gain first-hand knowledge about the daily care of the horses. (Shuttle Bus leaves from the front of Shriver Center at 3 p.m. Limit 20 participants)

“Not Your Father’s Library: Discovering the World of Today’s University Library” Today’s Miami library system is an amazing hub of resources, ranging from the traditional stacks of books familiar from your days on campus, to cutting-edge technology such as multi-media labs, podcasting rooms, electronic resources, and more. If you think libraries are becoming obsolete, think again … they’re more critical than ever before. Join Dean and University Librarian Judith Sessions in discovering all that Miami’s libraries offer and how libraries are changing in your own communities. (Meet in the lobby of King Library)

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend

Winter College `10 When Miami heads to Miami February 26-28, 2010 The Biltmore | Coral Gables | Miami, FL

For more information, visit www.MiamiAlum.org/ WinterCollege or contact Brian Breittholz at breittbe@muohio.edu or 1-866-682-5867.

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Classes without Quizzes/Session Block I Friday, 4:30 - 5:20 p.m.

“Outlook in Uncertain Times” Presenter: Dr. Steve Wyatt, Chair and Professor, Finance Room: Benton 102 The U.S. is 17 months into a recession, and we are witnessing a major slowdown in the global economy triggered by the financial meltdown. Where do we stand in repairing the financial system, and what is the outlook? Are there any surprises yet to come, or is the worst behind us?

“Epidemiology: The Bedrock of Health Studies” Presenter: Dr. Susan Lipnickey, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Health Room: Benton 100 Epidemiological studies, both descriptive and analytical, have formed the basis for preventive measures utilized in health promotion and the related fields. This presentation reviews the definition of epidemiology, provides an overview of the levels of prevention and allows “students” to participate in a simulated epidemiological study.

“Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, When I’m 84? Long-Term Care Challenges for an Aging America” Presenter: Dr. Robert Applebaum, Professor, Sociology and Gerontology Room: Benton 114 As more Americans than ever before are living to see old age, there are an ever-increasing number of older Americans requiring long-term care. This session discusses the major individual and societal challenges faced in the long-term care arena, and poses the important questions: what will you need to do to be ready, and what do we need to do as a nation?

“The Social Life of Coffee, Past and Present” Presenter: Dr. Robert Thurston, Shriver Professor of History Room: Engineering 257 This ‘stimulating’ session involves some coffee tasting, discussion about how coffee beans are grown and processed, and a closer look at how illustrations and advertisements can reflect coffee’s role as a social agent. Learn just what “justice in your cup” might mean.

“Fletcher Knebel: Miami’s Political Thriller” Presenter: Dr. Ryan Barilleaux, Chair and Professor, Political Science Room: Benton 115 Fletcher Knebel was a Miami grad who became a popular novelist of political thrillers in the 1960s and 1970s – perhaps best known for the novel Seven Days in May, which was twice filmed as a movie. He wrote other thrillers as well, including a novel about a presidential nominating convention (Convention), another about a dark horse presidential candidate (Dark Horse), and another about a search for a missing presidential advisor (Vanished). In fact, in Vanished, the President of the United States is named Roudebush!

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“When What Goes Up…Better Not Come Down” Presenter: Robert Setlock, Instructor and Assistant Chair, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Room: Benton 207 Launching satellites can be stressful at times. When there is only one chance to get it right, it’s good to know what works well. Appropriate for technical and non-technical participants of all ages, this session starts with an overview of the approach used to ensure multi-million dollar satellites are ready before they are launched into space. It then focuses on the special requirements of the Global Positioning System.

“You Never Asked Me” Presenter: Dr. Nishani Frazier, Assistant Professor, History Room: Benton 206 This interactive seminar explores how people remember and interpret the historical events of their lives, their community, and their world. Among the topics included are what is memory, how do we remember, the validity of memories, transmission of memories between generations, and the impact of gender and race in the transition of memory. This workshop also covers the nut and bolt guidelines of how to conduct an oral history interview.

Classes without Quizzes/Session Block II

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

“Queer Film: Choosing from an Embarrassment of Riches” Presenter: Dr. Bruce Drushel, Assistant Professor, Communication Room: Benton 100 Co-sponsored by the 1809 LGBT Alumni Group The mass communication and film studies programs at Miami have, in recent years, offered a course in queer film, called “Sexualities & Film,” which has proven quite popular. The course schedule allows for full screenings of just 15 films that must somehow represent different eras and genres as well as gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and varied classes and ethnicities. The course instructor offers a description of how he selects films for the course that are accessible yet unfamiliar to the students.

“The U.S. Economy: Where Have We Been and Where are we Going?” Presenter: Dr. Thomas Hall, Professor, Economics Room: Benton 207 The U.S. economy has been under major stress for more than a year. How did we get into this mess? And what does the future hold?

“America’s Racial Angst, Narratives and Possibilities: from Olaudah Equiano to Barack Obama” Presenter: Dr. Rodney Coates, Professor of Sociology and Black World Studies Room: Benton 114 Co-sponsored by the Miami University Black Alumni Reunion Committee Since the election of Barack Obama, many have begun wondering if we have achieved King’s dream of a post-racial society. In fact, it appears that even before the inauguration a strange and not so subtle shift was seen in America’s racial terrain. This shift - a new racial

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alumni college narrative - seems destined to distort, transform, or obfuscate the racial landscape, and we will examine it by exploring the contours of past racial narratives: 1) early race narratives, 2) race narratives associated with European Imperialism, 3) race narratives and genetics, 4) race narratives and social science and 5) counter hegemonic racial narratives. We shall briefly sketch these narratives, then conclude by outlining the themes and the realities associated with what some are calling a post-racial narrative.

“Mother of Fraternities: A Look at More than 175 Years of Fraternities and Sororities at Miami” Presenters: April Robles, Director; Scott Irlbacher, Assistant Director; Tillie Good, Assistant Director; The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership Room: Benton 206 This class leads participants through the more than 175 years of Greek life on Miami’s campus. Our journey begins with the start of the first chapter in 1833 and makes stops along the way including the Snowball Rebellion, Miami’s Alpha chapters, the founding of sororities at Miami, and campus monuments and landmarks. Our journey ends with a look at where Miami’s fraternity and sorority community is headed in the twenty-first century.

“The Building of the Great Pyramids of Giza: Myth and Reality” Presenter: Dr. Osama Ettouney, Chair & Professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Room: Benton 115 No one knows for sure how Ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids. There are myriad theories and speculations about how these mindboggling monuments were built with simple tools and without the use of computers, robots or even Blackberries – some theories even involve aliens from outer space and super beings from Atlantis. This session explores these theories while trying to answer the question of just how they did it.

Kids in College – “Having Fun and Learning Something New with Miami Engineering” Presenter: Dr. Robert Setlock, Instructor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Room: High Bay Area, Engineering Bldg. 57 In this session, hosted in Miami’s state-of-the-art High-Bay Engineering Lab, kids ages 6 to 14 get to solve some engineering problems; work with lab equipment, including robots; and compete in teams. There are plenty of new things to learn and much fun to be had. Prizes are included!

Kids in College – “Project Sasquatch: Exploring Mysterious Foot Prints, Monsters, and Myths with Mathematics” Presenters: Dr. Todd Edwards, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Ms. Kim Wachenheim, Lecturer, Teacher Education Room: Benton 153 In this interactive, hands-on activity, kids ages 6 to 14 will use geometric thinking, measurement, and problem solving to explore an apparent sighting of “Big Foot,” a mythical beast of monstrous proportions. Students use proportional reasoning (and some informal forensic science ideas) to construct a plaster mold of a LARGE foot print found outside McGuffey Hall. Could the foot print have been made by another worldly creature? Or is the print the work of a cunning prankster? Mathematics holds the key to answer these (and many other) questions.

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Classes without Quizzes/Session Block III 10:35 - 11:25 a.m.

“Queer Theory Turns Twenty: Tracing the Development of Two Decades of Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans/Intersex/and Queer Scholarship” Presenter: Dr. Madelyn Detloff, Associate Professor, English & Women’s Studies Room: Benton 114 Co-sponsored by the 1809 LGBT Alumni Group This seminar provides opportunities to discuss trends and trajectories in GLBTQ scholarship since 1989-90, when Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s The Epistemology of the Closet – among other important scholarly works – ushered in the era of “Queer Theory.” Our discussion focuses on the development of this field and its consequences for academic inquiry and everyday life.

“NASA and the Future of the U.S. Space Program” Presenter: Dr. John Kiss, Chair & Professor, Botany Room: Benton 207 NASA’s Space Shuttle will be retired in 2010, and the new Orion spacecraft and Ares rocket are under development. These vehicles will send humans back to the Moon by 2020 and then on to Mars. This lecture also features previous Miami experiments on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.

“Can You Be Fit, Fat and Happy?” Presenter: Dr. Ron Cox, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Health Room: Benton 115 A multitude of deleterious health consequences are associated with weight and obesity, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. However, is fat the culprit? Why is there no improvement in health condition when fat is surgically removed from the body? Why is diabetes cured in obese individuals who undergo gastric bypass surgery before they lose any weight? Are we looking at the wrong thing? This presentation explores and maybe even clarifies some aspects of this issue. We might even propose a new approach.

“Why Facebook and Twitter Matter to the ‘Over 30 Crowd’ an Introduction to Social Media” Presenter: Dr. Glenn Platt, Armstrong Professor and Director of Interactive Media Studies Room: Benton 100 So what are Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Flickr? Far from being hangouts for high school and college kids, they are incredibly useful tools for keeping in touch with family and friends while expanding your business network. Learn how easy it is to use these Web sites and, more importantly, how you can use these services to improve your life. No experience or pre-requisites needed for this lecture!

Kids in College – “Words, Words, Words!” Presenter: Dr. Brenda Dales, Lecturer, Teacher Education Room: Benton 153 Hear them… read them… share your own… make some pop off the page. This class is a combination of activities with words, including things to try! Ages 6 to 14.

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Kids in College – “Having Fun and Learning Something New with Miami Engineering” Presenters: Dr. Osama Ettouney, Chair & Professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Dr. Robert Setlock, Instructor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Room: High Bay Area, Engineering Bldg. 57 In this session, hosted in Miami’s state-of-the-art High-Bay Engineering Lab, kids ages 6 to 14 get to solve some engineering problems; work with lab equipment, including robots; and compete in teams. There are plenty of new things to learn and much fun to be had. Prizes are included!

Classes without Quizzes/ Session Block IV 3 - 3:50 p.m.

“Fatal Distraction? Cell Phone Use While Driving” Presenter: Dr. William Berg, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Health Room: Benton 100 With the dramatic rise in the use of cell phones by drivers, concerns about driver distraction and its effects on hazard recognition and vehicle control have increased in recent years. These concerns have prompted an abundance of research on cell phone use while driving, and this class reviews what we have learned about the risks of conversing on a cell phone while driving.

“Emerging Topics in Microbiology: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Balish, Visiting Assistant Professor, Microbiology Room: Benton 114 Despite microbiology being a relatively young science, microbes have been instrumental in shaping our environment and our history. Current research in microbiology is helping us battle antibiotic resistant infections, agricultural pests, contaminated soil, and may hold the key for alternative energy resources. During this session we’ll discuss these emerging topics in microbiology and focus on some research currently going on here at Miami University.

“Create Your Own Magic: Managing Your Career Transition in Today’s Job Market” Presenter: Leslie Marmor ’80, Director of Alumni Career Services Room: Benton 206 It’s easy to get caught up in the illusion that there is a secret formula or a magic potion that will help you manage your career transition. This session puts the wand in your hands as we explore what it takes to conjure success through using the resources and tools available. Hint: no rabbits or top hats required!

Kids in College – “Having Fun and Learning Something New with Miami Engineering” Presenter: Dr. Robert Setlock, Instructor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Room: High Bay Area, Engineering Bldg. 57 In this session, hosted in Miami’s state-of-the-art High-Bay Engineering Lab, kids ages 6 to 14 get to solve some engineering problems; work with lab equipment, including robots; and compete in teams. There are plenty of new things to learn and much fun to be had. Prizes are included!

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Backstage Passes & Tours

3 - 4 p.m.

McGuffey Museum Tour Take a personal tour of McGuffey Museum—home of William Holmes McGuffey. The museum has been a registered national historic landmark since 1966, honoring the significance of William Holmes McGuffey and the McGuffey Eclectic Readers. A special Bicentennial exhibit honoring Miami’s rich and storied Greek letter tradition, “Brotherhood and Sisterhood: The Art and Artifacts of Greek Letter Societies at Miami University, 1833-2009” is also on display. (Meet at McGuffey Museum—corner of Oak & Spring Streets)

Sticks and Pucks, and a Whole Lot More…The Goggin Ice Center Join the Goggin staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art Goggin Ice Center, which opened in July 2006. Check out the varsity ice hockey and synchronized skating locker room complex, and tour the Mezzanine level club lounge, suites and opera boxes. The 170,000 square-foot facility features two NHL-size ice rinks, a one-of-a-kind divider wall system for broomball, 15 locker rooms, two multi-purpose rooms and plenty more. (Meet in the Goggin Ice Center main lobby)

“Not Your Father’s Library: Discovering the World of Today’s University Library” Today’s Miami library system is an amazing hub of resources, ranging from the traditional stacks of books familiar from your days on campus, to cutting-edge technology such as multi-media labs, podcasting rooms, electronic resources, and more. If you think libraries are becoming obsolete, think again … they’re more critical than ever before. Join Dean and University Librarian Judith Sessions in discovering all that Miami’s libraries offer and how libraries are changing in your communities. (Meet in the lobby of King Library)

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More to Do Around Campus Art Museum

Goggin Ice Center

801 South Patterson Avenue, 529-2232 Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m.

529-9800 Saturday, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Free ice skating and 200-cent skate rental for all Alumni Weekend attendees!

Arthur F. Conrad Formal Gardens

Recreational Sports Center

East Quad Open all weekend

529-8181 Thursday & Friday, 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hefner Zoology Museum 100 Upham Hall, 529-4617 Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Show your Alumni Weekend name badge or Alumni Association card to receive FREE admittance, including: access to pools, fitness center, sports forum, track, group fitness classes (see below), and climbing wall.

The Walter Havighurst Special Collections Open House

Climbing Wall hours: Thursday & Friday, 2 – 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m.

321 King Library, 529-3323 Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (open house 1 – 4:30 p.m.)

Classes offered (Friday & Saturday): Spinning 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. Yoga Pilates 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga 8 – 9 a.m. Step & Sculpt 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Spinning 9:15 – 10 a.m. Spinning 10 – 11 a.m. Pilates 10:15 – 11 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Spinning 12 – 12:45 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Total Body Tone 1 – 1:45 p.m. Spinning 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

La Mia Cucina Harris Dining Center Saturday & Sunday, 7 – 10:30 a.m. Opened in Spring 2009, La Mia Cucina has become a fast Miami favorite. Get your morning cup of coffee or espresso.

MacCracken Market MacCracken Hall Friday, 1 – 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 am – 6 p.m. Featuring favorites like Little Dippers, Tapaahsia lotions and soaps, and Graeter’s Ice Cream or essentials you may have left at home.

Shriver Center

McGuffey Museum

Haines Food Court Thursday thru Sunday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oak and Spring Streets, 529-8380 Friday, 12 – 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Tuffy’s Thursday & Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Miami University Bookstore Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Miami Stories Oral History Project

Saturday, June 20

Benton Hall (west end of Engineering Building)

9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Equestrians - Room 107 Class of 1959 - Room 202

This project, coordinated by University Archives, invites small groups of individuals who have common experiences to offer recollections of their Miami years and enjoy the reminiscences of others. As a Bicentennial legacy project, these lively group discussions are recorded and preserved so that future generations may enjoy and study them.

10:35 - 11:25 a.m. Black Alumni - Room 107 Architecture Students, Class of 1959 - Room 202

Friday, June 19 3 - 3:50 p.m.

LGBT Alumni - Room 107

4:30 - 5:20 p.m.

Hughes Society - Room 107

2 - 2:50 p.m.

Miami Mergers - Room 107 Students of Rudolf Frankel - Room 202

3:15 - 4:05 p.m.

Swimming & Diving Team Alumni - Room 107 ASG Alumni - Room 202

Reunion Giving Make your reunion year even more meaningful by renewing your commitment to Miami’s future. In this Bicentennial year we are pleased to offer several ways in which you can support Miami. The Miami Fund: The Miami Fund is Miami University’s unrestricted fund, and gifts are used to

fill the University’s greatest needs. These gifts are vitally important because they provide much needed, ongoing flexibility. Gifts to the Miami Fund provide critical funding for scholarships, programs and faculty support. With endowments producing fewer dollars for these initiatives, the Miami Fund is the primary source of support.

Class Scholarships: Each year, many of our alumni contribute to scholarship funds named in honor of their graduating classes. These Class Scholarship funds provide annual scholarships to some of the university’s most promising students and are a testament to the connection Miami alumni feel to their alma mater.

The Bicentennial Student Center: In 2009, alumni can commemorate their reunion year and

Miami’s Bicentennial year by making a gift to the Bicentennial Student Center (BSC). With the support of Miami’s alumni and friends, the BSC will create a much-needed focal point for the Miami Experience and will stand as a source of great pride for past, present, and future generations of Miamians. While gifts of all sizes are appreciated and needed to complete this historic project, donors of $200 or more will be recognized within the completed BSC – what a great way to leave your legacy at Miami!

As always, you are welcome and encouraged to support any area of the university you prefer. If you have not made your gift yet, please consider doing so this weekend. Simply stop by the Annual Giving table at the Welcome Center and pick up a gift card and envelope. Or, when you return home, send a check (payable to the Miami University Foundation) to: Division of University Advancement, Panuska Development Center, 725 E. Chestnut St., Oxford, OH 45056. Please indicate which area you wish to support. You may also make a secure gift online at www.ForLoveandHonor.org/GivetoMU. Thank you for your support!

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Shuttle Bus

Schedule Thursday, June 18 Class of 1959 Reception and Dinner 5 – 6:45 p.m. Shuttle from Morris, Heritage Commons, Marcum and Miami Inn to Shriver Center 9:30 – 10 p.m.

Shuttle from Shriver Center to Morris, Heritage Commons, Marcum and Miami Inn

Shuttle Loop Starting at the corner of Maple & Spring Around the Party Tent Area (stopping at each party tent entrance)

Friday, June 19

Down Maple Street to Chestnut – right on Chestnut

Main Shuttle Route 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Shuttle Loop (see map)

Right on Oak Street (stopping at Rec Center/ Goggin) to Spring

Campus Tours 9 – 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Class of 1959 Campus Tour (departs from Shriver Center) Campus Tours approximately every 30 minutes (departs from Shriver Center)

Alumni College Backstage Passes and Tours 2:45 – 3 p.m. Shriver Center to Culinary Support Center & Equestrian Center 4:15 – 5 p.m.

Culinary Support Center & Equestrian Center to Shriver Center

Saturday, June 20

Right on Sycamore (stopping at the corner for Best Western guests) Left on Bonham Road Right on Shadowy Hills Drive (stopping at Miami Inn) Left on Marcum Center Drive – circling the Marcum Conference Center Straight on Withrow, Left on Tallawanda

Main Shuttle Route 7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. Shuttle Loop (see map) Campus Tours 9 – 4 p.m.

Left on Spring, Right on Main Street (stopping at The Elms Hotel)

Left on High Street (stopping at Benton)

Campus Tours approximately every 30 minutes (departs from Shriver Center)

Sunday, June 21 No bus service available.

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Right on Patterson (stopping at Bishop Woods) Right on Spring Street (stopping at Shideler/ Shriver Center)


Tappan Hall

Morris Hall

Stanton Hall

Emerson Hall

Porter Hall

Harris Dining Hall

Anderson Hall

Goggin Ice Center

RESIDENCE HALL

PARKING GARAGE

HOTEL

EVENT LOCATION

DINING HALL

BUS STOP

BUS ROUTE

Reunion Tent Area

Hamilton Dining Hall

Shideler Hall

* BUSES SERVICE GUESTS TO AND FROM: - BEST WESTERN - THE ELMS - MARCUM CENTER - MIAMI INN - RESIDENCE HALLS IN USE FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND

* BUSES WILL RUN APPROXIMATELY EVERY 20 MINUTES

ALUMNI WEEKEND 2009

Shriver Center

Upham Arch

Hub

Bell Tower Place

Benton Hall

From Spring Street to Main Street and The Elms Hotel, right on Sycamore to the Best Western, and returning to the Marcum Center.

Marcum Center

The Inn

Best Western


Mission Statement The Miami University Alumni Association honors Miami’s heritage and fosters lifelong connections among alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University. In cooperation with our University partners, we encourage meaningful involvement and leadership from all alumni to benefit the University. We cultivate goodwill and support for Miami by sponsoring social, educational, philanthropic, and service-oriented programs.

Vision Statement The Miami University Alumni Association engages alumni and friends with the University community to strengthen Miami.

Future dates of Alumni Weekend Alumni Weekend 2010 June 17-20, 2010 Alumni Weekend 2011 June 16-19, 2011 Alumni Weekend 2012 June 14-17, 2012

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Alumni Weekend 2009 Schedule of Events